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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The Old Mill House ref: CC111387

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£384-£829
4 star rating
The Old Mill House
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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

7 Elm Court ref: CC111379

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£357-£694
3 star rating
This 1st floor apartment benefits from a peaceful location at the rear of the building, with lovely view from the lounge to the river, which runs alongside, and the fells.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Walla Crag (Formerly Cairnway) ref: CC111126

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£479-£829
4 star rating
First and second floor apartment with the amenities of Keswick on your doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

18 Elm Court ref: CC111288

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£391-£774
4 star rating
Elm Court 18 has the advantage of being a semi-detached house
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Easedale House Apartments - Goldcrest ref: CC112149

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£443-£813
4 star rating
A beautiful apartment in the centre of Keswick, ideal for two couples sharing or for a small family. Allocated parking and a courtyard is a real bonus.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

James’s Cottage ref: CC111398

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£400-£944
4 star rating
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

Whinny Brow - Burnside Park ref: CC111183

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£360-£781
4 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Little Chamonix ref: CC111376

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£465-£1677
4 star rating
Excellent 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom town house, close to amenities and walks from the door
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Denholm ref: CC111119

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£574-£1379
3 star rating
Spacious end terrace enjoying a central but quiet location.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Century Cottage ref: CC111304

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£508-£961
5 star rating
Luxury cottage with open plan living, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a wet room. Walks and amenities on the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Limetrees ref: CC111340

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£379-£629
3 star rating
First floor apartment ideally located for those who wish to enjoy the delights of Keswick.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Skiddaw ref: UK1083

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£406-£685
3 star rating
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Located in the bustling market town of Keswick this ground floor apartment is within walking distance of shops and restaurants.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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The Coach House ref: 24984

Thirlmere near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£326-£679
0 star rating
Ground floor apartment in central location to explore Lake District, Grasmere, Windermere and Ambleside easily reached, while Keswick close by.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bega - Burnside Park ref: CC111174

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£468-£828
3 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Glaramara - Burnside Park ref: CC111172

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£391-£781
3 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT