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The Mount self-catering

11 reviews
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Overview
6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
11 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Contact us for discounted rates and special offers. Our guests just love The Mount - saying it is a 'home-from-home'. We hope to ensure that you have the best holiday here - one made of good memories of relaxing by the open fire, aga-cooked dinners with friends and family in our beautiful dining room, coffees in the garden, sleeping well in the Egyptian cotton sheets, waking up to the beautiful views of the lake and mountains, good walks - in short, a relaxing and special time away from the hustle and bustle of usual life. The Mount is set in a very special place - one of the loveliest villages in the lakes. Portinscale village has it all - it is peaceful, right on the lake-shore, has wonderful cafes, an ideal place to start many great walks including Catbells, and two marines for cano...Contact us for discounted rates and special offers. Our guests just love The Mount - saying it is a 'home-from-home'. We hope to ensure that you have the best holiday here - one made of good memories of relaxing by the open fire, aga-cooked dinners with friends and family in our beautiful dining room, coffees in the garden, sleeping well in the Egyptian cotton sheets, waking up to the beautiful views of the lake and mountains, good walks - in short, a relaxing and special time away from the hustle and bustle of usual life. The Mount is set in a very special place - one of the loveliest villages in the lakes. Portinscale village has it all - it is peaceful, right on the lake-shore, has wonderful cafes, an ideal place to start many great walks including Catbells, and two marines for canoeing, kayaking and sailing - and yet is a short walk to Keswick - full of pubs, restaurants and shops! Many of our guests say what a special time they have - finding the art and books in the rooms inspiring, enjoying boardgames by the fire, celebratory dinners in the dining room, cooking on the aga, using the maps for challenging or relaxing walks, having a holiday they will always remember.More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Cycling Trips
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Corporate Bookings
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 30 September 2017

The amount is situated in the centre of Portinscale and was easily found using the clear directions given by Caroline the owner. There is on street parking and also off street parking at the rear of the property ( you do need directions for this)....More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Jacky D
Management response:Responded 1 October 2017

Many thanks Jacky. It was great having you and your friends here. Many thanks for looking after our home so well. We are delighted you liked it all so much!

Reviewed 29 July 2017

The Mount is a lovely home with great facilities and a very well stocked kitchen. Caroline and Clive were very kind and helpful and the welcome pack was outstanding. The home made bread and lemon cake were delicious. The beds were very comfortable and the...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank Flyer383308
Management response:Responded 3 August 2017

Many thanks for such a nice review. We feel so lucky to have such nice guests, and are particularly grateful that you left our home looking lovely and clean. We are pleased you enjoyed the house and your stay so much and hope to see...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

After staying in many BBs all over the UK I can honestly say without question this is up there with the best.So many nice touches from the tea and homemade cake on arrival to the exquisite house itself. The owners Caroline and Clive are lovely...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank socket52
Management response:Responded 28 July 2017

We feel so lucky to be able to attract such lovely guests! Many thanks for such a great review. It is so rewarding getting feedback like this. And it was lovely having you to stay, and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at The Mount for one night. The house is absolutely beautiful; our room (room 3) was everything I could have asked for - clean, charming, spacious and very comfortable. Caroline and Clive have created a very special guest house and...More

Date of stay: February 2017
1  Thank eljayem
Management response:Responded 6 February 2017

Many thanks Lisa. That is such a wonderful review. It means so much to us that you enjoyed it so much and liked all the extra touches! It will be lovely to see you again.

Reviewed 15 November 2016

3 generations of our family stayed at the Mount for 5 days in mid August, to celebrate a birthday and spend time in the great outdoors. We were very, very fortunate with the weather. We were even more fortunate with the Mount. It is absolutely...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank JWH73
Management response:Responded 16 November 2016

What a wonderful review! Thanks so much. We are so delighted you and your family loved it as much as we do. And we work very hard to get the weather right too!

About the Owner
Caroline H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2016
Interaction with guests
When possible we will meet you at the property and give you the keys etc. We can answer any questions - and tell you about the aga, give you tips on things to do, etc. When this is not possible, we have a keysafe and will give you the code. We love our home and love sharing it with guests. In the school holidays we rent out our whole home (and leave in a little cottage behind The Mount or going camping!), for the rest of the year we do B&B. See our other site, called The Mount B&B, for B&B bookings.
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About the neighbourhood
Some people say that the lakes 'feed the soul' - and it is true. We feel so lucky to live somewhere where we can jump in the lake after school, canoe to an island for a BBQ, go rock climbing with friends, or simply find a great lakes pub after a good walk. Lots of Swallows and Amazons adventures. The Lake District has recently received World Heritage status - in recognition of it's intense beauty and importance in inspiring centuries of artists, writers, poets, conservationists and walkers. It is not a place to miss - and Portinscale manages to maintain the essence of the lakes.
Getting around
A car is handy in the lakes to see all the interesting, and sometimes, less-known parts. But there is so much you can do without a car. You can do some amazing walks right from the door - including Catbells - no visit to the Lakes is complete without taking in the views from this lovely, little mountain. It only takes 15-20 minutes to walk in Keswick - for an array of places to eat, as well as to see the shops, market, theatre and museums. There are also buses to some of the central spots to visit - Keswick, Cockermouth, Buttermere, Honister and also the South Lakes.
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