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.

Catbells Cottage ref: CC111423

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£757
4 star rating
Catbells Cottage
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Convenient town centre location, luxurious furnishings, great facilities and private parking.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Chaucer Apt 1 ref: CC111257

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£757
4 star rating
Centrally located apartment beautifully furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Easedale House Apartments - Osprey ref: CC112150

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£437-£861
4 star rating
This smart second floor apartment in the heart of Keswick with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, is ideal for couples wishing to holiday together.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Applecroft ref: CC111253

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£392-£672
4 star rating
Traditonal barn conversion, modern appliances with airy open planned accommodation and own private garden.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Heatherside ref: UK1007

Portinscale near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£458-£825
4 star rating
Set on the northern shores of Derwentwater, this semi-detached property enjoys fell views from the bedrooms and gardens and a mile from Keswick.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Saddleback Cottage ref: CC111116

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£370-£807
3 star rating
A comfortable well located cottage, an ideal base to explore the northern Lakes.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

3 Howrahs Court ref: CC111407

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£757
3 star rating
This first floor apartment enjoys an excellent location in Howrahs Court, with stunning fell views to the front and rear from every room.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

11 The Plosh ref: CC111247

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£314-£672
3 star rating
A stone built cottage set in an ideal location to explore Keswick and the surrounding area.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Marleys Den ref: CC111286

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£346-£757
4 star rating
Marleys Den is a quality apartment which has been totally refurbished throughout and has the advantage of walks available on the doorstep without the use of a car.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Troutlets ref: CC111385

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£436-£760
4 star rating
Lakeland stone cottage, fully modernised and only 3 minutes walk from Keswick’s amenities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Condor, Royal Oak House ref: CC111245

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£314-£672
4 star rating
Situated in the centre of Keswick, this property has the benefit of lift access and views towards Skiddaw from the lounge.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Whiteside Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111195

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£462-£807
3 star rating
Luxury log cabin situated in scenic location close to Keswick with wonderful views of the fells.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Mill House ref: CC111387

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£370-£807
4 star rating
Delightful views across the river and park, 400 yards from the town centre and well equipped
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Retreat (Keswick) ref: CC111115

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£382-£707
3 star rating
Cosy, comfortable cottage idealy located close to Keswick town centre.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Anne’s Cottage ref: UK1033

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£344-£663
3 star rating
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This lovely terraced cottage is set on the banks of the River Greta, with a five minute walk through the park to the town centre of Keswick.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT