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.

James’s Cottage ref: CC111398

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£386-£922
4 star rating
James’s Cottage
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Town centre location, stylishly furnished, very well equipped and fell views from the bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

High Rigg ref: CC111321

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£482-£922
4 star rating
Luxury two bedroom apartment in a converted former farmhouse, with exceptional views from all rooms.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Hazel’s Cottage ref: 24633

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£293-£816
3 star rating
Part of a 19th-century coach house ideally based just off the main thoroughfare in Keswick. Enjoy spectacular fell walks straight from the door.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Mill Race ref: CC112115

Applethwaite near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£802-£2867
4 star rating
Luxurious 18th century converted mill on the banks of Applethwaite Gill.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Laundry 3 ref: CC111336

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£757
4 star rating
Superb 2 bedroom maisonette in new purpose built development, with roof terrace and secure parking.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Pine Cottage ref: CC111275

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£392-£672
3 star rating
A refurbished property offering comfortable accommodation with gas central heating and only a five minute level walk into Keswick town centre.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Oak Apple House ref: CC112152

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£559-£1295
4 star rating
Within walking distance of fantastic amenities, this detached, Georgian-style property is just perfect for both an active or relaxing holiday.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Baldisholme (Swirl Howe) ref: CC111274

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£484-£927
4 star rating
A superb property for family groups, finished to an exeptional standard and with fantastic views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bobbin Cottage ref: CC111104

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£0-£0
4 star rating
A traditional Lakeland stone terraced cottage ideally situated on the banks of the River Greta.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Carlton House Apartment 3 ref: CC111391

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£757
4 star rating
Completely renovated and refurbished this apartment is stylish, has a fully equipped modern kitchen and contemporary bathroom.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Easedale House Apartments - Osprey ref: CC112150

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£437-£693
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
  • Changeover
    FRI

Falcon Crag ref: CC111374

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£552-£1347
4 star rating
Town centre maisonette with contemporary design, excellent facilities, private parking and patio.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Hill View ref: CC111220

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£757
4 star rating
A nicely furnished first floor apartment in a quiet setting close to Keswick town centre.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Peak View ref: CC111201

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£386-£922
4 star rating
A well appointed second and third floor apartment commanding spectacular views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tommy’s Cottage ref: CC111367

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£502-£1057
4 star rating
Luxury accommodation in Keswick town centre, with excellent quality furnishings and facilities.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI