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Dalegarth House

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#2 of 5 guest houses in Portinscale
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Few villages in the Lake District have as perfect a location as Portinscale. Within a 20 minute walk from Keswick, but enjoying rural peace within marvellous scenery, Dalegarth House in Portinscale has all the amenities including a stop for the famous Derwentwater Launch which offers a five minute boat trip to Keswick. Everywhere you look is a photograph – towards Borrowdale, the crags and fells surrounding the lake, the local forest walks through ancient woodland and so much more. Dalegarth House invites you to share in all of this whilst enjoying a stylishly comfortable break with the best of food, the most comfortable of furnishings, the warmest of welcomes and free parking.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Adults only
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Windsurfing
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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Venture790561 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Had a lovely stay here. The owners were very friendly and accommodating, e.g., looking after my bags before the formal check in. Room was very comfortable and clean. Plenty of parking. Was even given a free upgrade so that I had a lake view ..... Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Daniel H wrote a review Aug 2023
Rawtenstall, United Kingdom242 contributions63 helpful votes
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Our second stay at Claire and Craig’s lovely B&B and it didn’t disappoint. 5 ⭐️. A twenty minute (flat) walk into Keswick. It’s the little things that Claire and Craig think about: homemade flapjacks waiting in your room on arrival, the massage mat in the bath, the locally sourced thick cut bacon and sausage at breakfast, placing your table near the bird feeder, the weather print outs, the interest Craig takes in getting to know you, I could go on. The cleanliness of the room was immaculate. Super king size bed was extremely comfy. You can’t go wrong here. Any local walk/activities/bars/dining recommendations - ask Craig. Our second stay, it won’t be our last.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Craig Dalton, Owner at Dalegarth House
Responded 28 Aug 2023
Thank you both so much for taking the time to leave a lovely review. It's greatly appreciated. It was great to see you again and we look forward to the next time.
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Dean H wrote a review Dec 2023
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I have stayed here previously also and always found it to be warm comfortable and incredibly relaxing. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the beds are so cozy its hard to get up for breakfast. The breakfast is so worth it when you do with lots of choices and cooked perfectly. Clare and Craig are brilliant hosts and full of good advice/ knowledge about the area. Its easy to spend an hour or two chatting at the well stocked bar. Always the first place i check when staying in the lakes.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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RUSSELL B wrote a review Dec 2023
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A perfect experience. Clare and Craig make you feel right at home. Exceptionally clean and well presented. Comfortable room and and a wonderful view of the surrounding area which almost makes it picture postcard. Your every need is well catered for and can thoroughly recommend Dalegarth House.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Joni wrote a review Nov 2023
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom3 contributions
Fantastic bed and breakfast. Hidden away and yet so close to Keswick. Perfect accommodation, hosts went above and beyond. Breakfast was faultless and generously portioned. Will definitely return and highly recommend. Ideal if you are in the area for a holiday or convention etc.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: On site parking, free wifi. Bar and lounge area available to guests with plenty of books, guides...
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Laura J wrote a review Nov 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner booked this for a surprise weekend away for us and it’s was honestly the best stay we have had in the lakes. such a beautiful location and the views were gorgeous. We would love to come back again, it was really special. Lovely food too!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Angela P wrote a review Nov 2023
Mirfield, United Kingdom73 contributions32 helpful votes
Wonderful welcome and house. They couldn't do enough for us and we had a welcome drink in the bar upon arrival, which as a pleasant change.. The bedroom and bathroom facilities were excellent. Our breakfast in the morning was very tasty, and filling; set you up for the day.. Will go back there again and would definitely recommend you stay there. Much nicer than some places in Keswick, and only a 20 minute walk away...
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: If you're walking to Keswick take some wellies or wear decent walking shoes.. It's a lovely walk...
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Kate E wrote a review Nov 2023
Yorkshire, United Kingdom32 contributions3 helpful votes
The welcome is warm , the rooms are warm and great to return to after a day either exploring Keswick or the the surrounding fells . Full English breakfast totally hot and super tasty with beautiful selection of fruit salads and yogurt ! As much toast and coffee as you like ! Very well furnished breakfast room and cosy lounge and bar . Located close to Derwent water and a lovely flat walk to the shops and restaurants in Keswick. We just went over the road to the Farners Arms one night the pie and peas were great . Our room was appointed to a very high standard . Very comfortable bed and both shower and bath were excellent. Yea and coffee making with fresh milk provided . Craig and Clare are amazing hosts and help you with their local knowledge of the area . They both clearly take great pride in their bed and breakfast … it’s a must visit !
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Sue wrote a review Oct 2023
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What a wonderful find. Craig is the best host, can suggest endless ideas of things to do, and Clare cooks the most fabulous breakfasts. We stayed in room 8, really spacious with a two seater sofa and a comfy chair, as well as comfy beds, a good en-suite bathroom, and a great smart tv. There’s also a lovely dining room and a licensed guest lounge. It’s in a great location with views of the lake, a pub just a few hundred yards down the road, and the bus stop on the corner with a regular service around the Lakes or you can walk into Keswick in about 20 mins along a flat path. And if you get the chance drive to The Sun In in Bassenthwaite for a wonderful pub lunch!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alan T wrote a review Aug 2023
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Stayed at this hotel Sunday 20th August thru till Wednesday 23rd August, when we got there we were greeted by Claire one of the owners of the guesthouse, and the welcome was lovely showing us where everything was. The next morning we met Craig, Claire's, husband when we went for breakfast and again we felt most welcome, over the 3 days both Craig and Claire were very helpful. I would recommend staying at this guesthouse for anyone going to The Lake District rooms very comfortable and the breakfast was absolutely brilliant. Our thanks to Craig and Claire for making our stay brilliant, Alan and Brenda Thompson
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 28 Aug 2023
Thank you both so much for the great review. We are pleased that you've enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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£91 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictKeswickPortinscale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dalegarth House
Which popular attractions are close to Dalegarth House?
Nearby attractions include Alpacaly Ever After (1.0 miles), Keswick Alhambra Cinema (1.0 miles), and Surprise View (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dalegarth House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Dalegarth House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Dalegarth House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dalegarth House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Keswick Kitchen, Fellpack, and eS Bar.
Is Dalegarth House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the centre of Portinscale.
Are there any historical sites close to Dalegarth House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castlerigg Stone Circle (2.5 miles), Mirehouse & Gardens (3.1 miles), and Watendlath (4.8 miles).
Does Dalegarth House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.