Skiddaw Croft B&B, Portinscale, nr Keswick, Lake District National Park

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Welcome to our home. Portinscale is a wonderful village surrounded by gorgeous walks around Derwentwater and the surrounding Fells. Skiddaw Croft Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of Portinscale in the Lake District National Park, 500m from Derwentwater and a 20 minute walk from Keswick Town.

By booking direct with us you will always receive the best deal available at the time of booking.

At Skiddaw Croft we offer our guests:

  • Private Parking at the rear of property

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Relaxing and cosy lounge with magazines & books

  • Cycle lock-up

  • Drying facilities

  • Comfortable, spacious and fully-equipped rooms

  • Spectacular views

  • Excellent breakfasts with locally sourced ingredients

  • Complimentary drink and home made cake on arrival

We are in a prime location for exploring the Lake District, whether you’re doing water sports, hiking, fell running, mountain biking or just relaxing and enjoying the area.

Both Derwentwater Marina and Nichol End Marine are only minutes away, both offering a wide variety of activities such as sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding, as well as boat hire and tuition. Take the boat to nearby Keswick for Theatre by the Lake, or walk to the town for our local market every Thursday and Saturday.

Further afield you’ll find the historical sites of Castlerigg Stone Circle, Honister Slate Mine and The Railway Path to Threlkeld. Head to Whinlatter Forest for rare wildlife, mountain biking and the GoApe centre for climbing activities.

4 of our 6 bedrooms are at the front of the building, which give you fantastic views across Derwentwater and the surrounding Fells. We also have a comfortable cosy guest sitting room for you to relax in and plan your next activity, with magazines and books to use while you stay with us.

5*Food Hygiene Rating

5*Food Hygiene Rating

We serve excellent breakfasts to suit different tastes and appetites and, where possible, we use local produce.

If you are a coeliac or require a gluten free breakfast we have sourced some great gluten free food (click here for more information). However we will need some notice to ensure we can provide the best produce.

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements at the time you make your booking. Breakfast is served between 8.00am and 9.00am (earlier by arrangement).


We are Ambassadors for 'Theatre by the Lake' Keswick. Anyone booking to stay with us can obtain a discount on theatre tickets. The discount code will be sent to you in your confirmation of booking email. There are some plays that are not part of the discount offer, details of which ones and other queries relating to shows can be obtained from Theatre by the Lake on 017687 74411.

Health Service Discounts Keswick