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.

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Old Town Cottage ref: CC111420

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£409-£694

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4 star rating
Old Town Cottage
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A traditional cottage with stylish decor and modern facilities which will appeal to couples of all ages.
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Elmcot ref: CC112123

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£564-£944

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4 star rating
Luxuriously furnished and equipped detached house with enclosed garden and private parking.
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Packhorse Court ref: UK1102

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£364-£632

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Centrally located in Keswick, this delightful holiday apartment sits in a beautiful area with fell walks, pubs, restaurants and many visitor attractions available on the doorstep.
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Stone Ledges ref: CC111135

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£351-£727

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3 star rating
Conveniently situated cottage in the heart of Keswick.
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Squirrel’s Leap - Burnside Park ref: CC111184

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£391-£724

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4 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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Burr Ghyll - Burnside Park ref: UK1086

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£479-£809

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Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, this holiday home is an ideal base from which to explore this location, with views of the Lakeland Fells and Burr Ghyll from the veranda.
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Haystacks ref: CC111409

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£449-£774

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3 star rating
Semi detached bungalow in peaceful location with great views, parking, garden and close to the town
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Kingstarn ref: CC111290

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£476-£1509

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4 star rating
Kings Tarn is a spacious, light Victorian Town House ideal for 2 families or groups of walkers with plenty of walking opportunities from the doorstep.
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4 Howrah’s Court, Turners Lodge ref: CC111285

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£442-£889

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Turners Lodge is a ground floor apartment with stunning views of the fells with its own private entrance.
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The Old Laundry 1 ref: CC111333

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£449-£774

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4 star rating
Superb 2 bedroom maisonette in a purpose built development, with roof terrace and secure parking.
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Catbells ref: UK1085

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£381-£703

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3 star rating
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Within walking distance of Derwentwater and the fells, this first floor apartment is ideally placed for exploring all the Lake District has to offer.
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Barleycorn ref: CC111401

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£449-£774

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3 star rating
Modern cottage, very good quality accommodation, large garden, quiet location, 5 minutes from town.
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Briar Rigg ref: UK1043

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£625-£1766

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4 star rating
Set on the edge of Keswick, this semi-detached property is a wonderful base for a walking holiday.
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    3
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Bracken Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111166

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£379-£631

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Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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Quietways ref: CC111424

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£438-£952

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4 star rating
Superb accommodation with quality furnishings, peaceful location yet close to amenities.
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