Keswick 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.

Twentyman Court - Glenwood ref: 18630

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£308-£909
4 star rating
Twentyman Court - Glenwood
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Delightful cottage in central location, amenities close by, walkers paradise with dramatic and spectacular scenery on the doorstep.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Wickhams View ref: CC111325

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£342-£547
3 star rating
A spacious 1 bedroom apartment in Keswick town centre with private parking.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Brundholme ref: CC111179

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£418-£757
4 star rating
A spacious first floor apartment. A 10 minute walk from the shores of Derwentwater and adjacent to amenities
  • Sleeps
    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Baree ref: CC111330

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£392-£672
3 star rating
Well presented 2 bedroom cottage with modern furnishings and close to amenities
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Upton Glen ref: CC111153

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£370-£807
3 star rating
A centrally located 3 storey Lakeland stone cottage only 10 minutes walk from the shores of Derwentwater.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Heatherside ref: UK1007

Portinscale near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£458-£825
0 star rating
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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
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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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.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Chestnut Hill ref: CC111100

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£558-£1606
4 star rating
Chestnut Hill is a very spacious and well-equipped home, situated in an elevated position overlooking Keswick.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Osprey- Royal Oak House ref: CC111395

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£344-£766
4 star rating
A two bedroomed maisonette situated in the centre of Keswick offering Wi-Fi and magnificent fell views from the top floor lounge.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Beagle Cottage ref: CC111193

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£346-£612
3 star rating
A central base for couples or single people in the older part of Keswick. Conveniently situated for all activities and entertainments.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Whitegates ref: CC115111

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£370-£807
3 star rating
A detached bungalow in a peaceful residential area only half a mile from Derwent Water.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gypsy Cottage ref: CC111360

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£367-£612
3 star rating
Situated in a central location in Keswick town centre
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Brow Riding ref: CC111238

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£757
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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2 Windsor House ref: CC111334

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£346-£757
3 star rating
Superb ground floor apartment in Victorian Town House, situated in Keswick town centre.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Drey ref: 19032

Thornthwaite, Keswick, Keswick & Area

£276-£799
3 star rating
A holiday cottage in a rural hamlet with views of Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake. Whinlatter Forest and its associated activities accessible from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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