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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Silver Stars are awarded to guest accommodation with a superior level of quality, hospitality, service and cleanliness.

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Located in the peaceful village of Portinscale, just a few hundred metres from majestic Derwentwater, Skiddaw Croft was built in 1913 but has enjoyed extensive investment with numerous projects taking place inside and out. A warm, genuine welcome awaits all guests on arrival, with the offer of refreshments and home baking. Well appointed, modern bedrooms enjoy a variety of views – the lake and sometimes Cat Bells (depending on the time of year) from the front, while from the rear, Skiddaw is visible. Off-road parking is a bonus, and Portinscale is handy for the A66 and Keswick.


  • Rooms: 6
  • Family rooms: 1

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £50
  • Double room, minimum price: £83
  • Child discounts available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Closed: 18 December to January
  • Restricted opening: 1–17 December, 1–18 February, open weekends only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Other facilities: Speciality toiletries – complimentary


  • Steps for wheelchair: 4


  • No children under: 8 years


  • Secure cycle storage

Getting here

A66 past Keswick, turn left signed Portinscale. Pass Farmers Arms pub, over brow of hill, 3rd property on left.

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Nearest motorway junction

M6 junction 40
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