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.

Squirrel Nutkin ref: CC111386

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£462-£807
4 star rating
Squirrel Nutkin
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Modernised holiday home in a quiet area of Keswick, yet very close to the park and amenities.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

La’al Duness ref: CC111377

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£398-£721
4 star rating
Light and airy apartment in Keswick town centre. Contemporary design and a high level of facilities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Peel Wyke ref: CC111335

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£404-£776
3 star rating
10 minutes walk from the town centre, in a quiet situation, with panoramic fell views over the town.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cosey Cottage ref: CC115127

Portinscale near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£374-£708
3 star rating
A traditional Lakeland cottage situated in the heart of Portinscale village
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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River Cottage ref: CC111266

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£392-£672
4 star rating
A delightful, cosy, traditional stone cottage, close to the town centre with garden and parking.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ha’penny Cottage ref: CC112124

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£392-£672
4 star rating
Traditional cottage, luxuriously furnished and equipped and convenient town centre location
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Berkeley House ref: UK1020

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£1070-£2303
3 star rating
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Set over four floors, this spacious property is set in the heart of Keswick, overlooking the park.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
  • Changeover

Little Chamonix ref: CC111376

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£579-£1565
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

Causey View ref: CC112143

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£383-£779
4 star rating
A quality, detached bungalow within walking distance of Keswick town centre with large garden and fell views from every room!
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Applemere ref: CC111164

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£462-£807
4 star rating
Imaginatively converted barn with upside down accommodation on the edge of Keswick
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

3 Harney Peak ref: CC115116

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£347-£547
4 star rating
A fully refurbished ground floor apartment situated in the centre of the peaceful village of Portinscale.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Cottage ref: CC111355

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£482-£627
3 star rating
This cottage enjoys an excellent situation in Keswick town centre.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

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

Bramble Cottage ref: CC111319

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£367-£612
4 star rating
Bramble Cottage is situated at Fieldside Grange on the edge of Keswick, a peaceful retreat set in spacious grounds.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Carolyn’s Cottage ref: CC111141

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£392-£672
3 star rating
A beautifully furnished Lakeland stone cottage situated a stones throw from the town centre.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT