Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Portinscale

The lake, gardens and countryside are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Portinscale. This welcoming and walkable city entices travelers with its bars and coffeehouses. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Portinscale

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Portinscale a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Whinlatter Forest Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Lake District Wildlife Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Rookin House Activity Centre (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Maryport Golf Club (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Lake District Coast Aquarium (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Portinscale

Travelers love Portinscale for its panoramic lake views and picturesque gardens. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portinscale is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hope Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Derwent Water (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Lodore Falls (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Whinlatter Forest Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Bassenthwaite Lake (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Buttermere (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)

How to get to and around Portinscale

The nearest airport is in Carlisle (CAX), located 27.5 mi (44.3 km) from the city center.

Can I rent Houses in Portinscale?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 488 Houses in Portinscale. Our other popular types of Portinscale holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 17 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 188 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 188 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Portinscale?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 holiday homes with pool available in Portinscale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.