Keswick Area in the Lake District

Overlooked by spectacular scenery...

Keswick is overlooked by spectacular scenery including the towering Skiddaw and Lonscale Fell to the north and Derwentwater a stones throw away to the south, in the heart of the Northern Lakes.

The market town gained its original charter in 1276 and although small it now forms the hub of the Northern Lake District. Keswick has great character with its well tended appearance (Winning several national awards); two large parks close to the town centre, speciality, gift and outdoor shops and a range of outdoor and indoor attractions.

Close by is the 4000 year old Castlerigg Stone Circle and the shores of Derwentwater are a mere stroll away past the Theatre by the Lake. During the summer months visitors can enjoy a free minibus service run by the National Trust from Keswick linking into round trips to Buttermere.

Keswick is a great base for a holiday in the Lake District with plenty of facilities close at hand but in the midst of beautiful north Lakeland countryside.

Portinscale at the foot of Derwentwater is neatly sandwiched between Keswick, only a mile away to the east, Bassenthwaite Lake just to the north and Whinlatter Forest Park to the west. All the essentials including a local pub serving bar meals, a restaurant, a tea room and plenty of parking spaces can be found in the village.

There are two marinas on Derwentwater where sailing, windsurfing and canoeing are offered, either for instruction or hire and there is also a jetty where you can catch the motor launch that circuits the lake.

The beautiful Newlands Valley, one of the Lake Districts best kept secrets, is a few minutes walk away. This lush green valley has many opportunities for keen walkers with a great choice of gentle river strolls or more challenging all day hikes! The circuit of the Newlands Valley is one of the best ridge walks in the Lake District. The ever changing scenery and the many interesting sights along the way make this one of Wainwrights most famous and enjoyable walks. Newlands was once a favorite with Beatrix Potter. Here she set the scene for some of her well loved children's classics such as 'The Tale of Mrs Tiggywinkle'. Sketches of Catbells, Skelgill and Little Town all feature in the novel. The Valley also has a great local pub, The Swinside Inn and an award winning restaurant Swinside Lodge.

This area is ideally located for mountain biking and cycling, the C2C cycle route passes through Portinscale and if you've forgotten your bicycle don't worry; there are a number of bicycle hire shops in nearby Keswick. For the walkers the nearby fells of Catbells, Maiden Moor, Knott Rigg and Causey Pike and beckon.

Fryston Cottage ref: CC111317

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£757
4 star rating
Fryston Cottage
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A very spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage, superbly furnished and close to town centre.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Gutherscale Lodge ref: CC115122

Newlands Valley, Keswick & Area

£852-£2482
4 star rating
Stunning detached 4 bedroom property in superb location, with excellent furnishings and facilities.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Sunny Cottage ref: CC111278

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£757
4 star rating
Sunny cottage enjoys a quiet location in the centre of Keswick and was refurbished in 2014 with good quality furnishings and additional facilities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Grandy Nook ref: CC111353

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£366-£719
4 star rating
A spacious two bedroom apartment in a building of architectural interest in Keswick.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Greta Side Court Apartments no 4 ref: CC111146

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£327-£567
3 star rating
Attractive accommodation on the banks of the River Greta, a short stroll into Keswick town centre.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Carlton Cottage ref: CC111124

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£547
3 star rating
Centrally located cosy ground floor apartment close to Fitz park.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Topsey Turvey ref: CC111131

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£433-£774
4 star rating
Quality Lakeland stone fronted cottage, centrally located in Keswick with magnificent views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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8 Elm Court ref: CC111371

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£367-£612
3 star rating
A first floor apartment on the fringe of the town.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Brow Riding ref: CC111238

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£760
3 star rating
Ideally positioned in a peaceful location enjoying extensive fell views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Skiddaw Heights (Luxury) ref: CC111216

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£805-£2607
4 star rating
Stunning panoramic lake and mountain views to rival any, Skiddaw Heights is a luxuriously appointed modern detached house.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Crag Cottage ref: CC111344

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£392-£672
3 star rating
Delightful cosy cottage with quality furnishings and only 5 minutes walk to the Lake and parks.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Red Squirrel Cottage ref: CC112136

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£462-£782
4 star rating
Stylishly furnished, with great facilities including Wi-Fi, enclosed garden, garage and shed for bikes.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kissing Gate - Hewetson Court ref: CC111277

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£367-£612
3 star rating
A beautifully furnished ground floor apartment, with all the amenities of Keswick on the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Squirrel Nutkin ref: CC111386

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£462-£807
4 star rating
Modernised holiday home in a quiet area of Keswick, yet very close to the park and amenities.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Causey Cottage ref: CC112122

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£757
4 star rating
Quality cottage with very good facilities, including Wi-Fi, garden/patio with seating and close to Keswick town centre
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI