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  • VisitEngland 3 Star Self-catering
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-catering with 4 units £140-£455 pupw sleeps 2-4


Brandelhowe kitchen

Brandelhowe kitchen


c/o Stone Heath,
ST15 8SH


CA12 5RS


Derwent House and Brandelhowe form a character Lakeland building, in stone and slate, now converted to form four comfortable holiday suites. We are situated in the small village of Portinscale, just one mile to the west of Keswick - the heart of the Cumbria North Lakes - and on the northern shore of Derwentwater.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingCentral heatingMicrowave cookerLinen providedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementDVD playerCD playerHairdryer

Now totally non smoking Children welcome from age 6.


    Mature / Senior Couple Garry Steven Wootton
    Kent, United Kingdom
    10 August 2016
    Rated as 4 out of 5

    “Very relaxed, and a great location”

    This is the fourth time now that I have visited Derwent House, and had accommodation in the Cob flat at the top of the building. I have always loved the location, and the peaceful setting, and have found myself forming a bond with the flat, and the yearning to return as often as possible. On this occasion my partner accompanied me, and she too, found the flat endearing and peaceful, and we both were disappointed when the time came to leave.
    However, there has always been a problem with water pressure in the flat, and on this occasion it did seem more pronounced, with the shower hose off of the bath tap providing little or no hot water, and the bathroom sink hot water tap not working at all. I appreciate that these are minor points to raise, but we both felt that perhaps the problem could be remedied, and considering the problem had been evident to a certain extent on previous visits, it was time that something was now done to solve the problem.
    Otherwise, we would recommend Derwent House very much to those people wanting good value for money accommodation, and in a perfect location, close to Keswick, but far enough away to feel like a country retreat. We can't wait to return.

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    Plan route to Derwent House and Brandelhowe using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: NY 253236  Lat: 54.60203 Long: -3.15784

    Portinscale lies off the A66 just to the west of Keswick. From jct 40 on M6, take the A66 past Keswick, watch for the sign to turn left for Portinscale, Grange and Newlands Valley. On turning left follow road, past Farmers Arms on your left, and then after 200yds and where road goes right you turn left. We are then some 60yds on the left, immediately before the Derwentwater Hotel opposite.


    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • RadioRadio
    • TelevisionTelevision
    • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
    • Private parkingPrivate parking
    • Central heatingCentral heating
    • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
    • Linen providedLinen provided
    • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
    • DVD playerDVD player
    • CD playerCD player
    • HairdryerHairdryer

    Now totally non smoking Children welcome from age 6.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • Parking for Single unit properties:
      • YesParking space provided
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)


    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
      • YesToilet and bathroom
      • YesOne or more bedrooms
      • YesLounge
      • YesKitchen

    Bed/ Bathrooms

    • Bathrooms available with:
      • YesSeparate shower unit
      • YesBath with shower
      • YesBath


    • There is 1 parking space per unit. All units are on one level. Bathrooms vary according to property so please confirm requirements before booking.


    • YesSteps to the main entrance:
      • 1
        Number of steps to entrance
    • YesEntrance is well lit


    • YesSeating available in kitchen


    • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)