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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Flat 4, Lonsdale House ref: W2439

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£420-£741
3 star rating
Flat 4, Lonsdale House
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Situated in the Lake District town of Keswick, this apartment has views of the nearby Lakeland Fells, providing ample walking opportunities.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Map House ref: CC111279

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£419-£846
3 star rating
Only 5 minutes walk into town, a sandstone terrace cottage with spacious accommodation for 6 people.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Berkeley House ref: UK1020

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£1339-£2526
3 star rating
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
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Oak Apple House ref: CC112152

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£585-£599
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
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9 Howrah’s Court ref: CC111267

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£449-£759
4 star rating
A luxurious, first floor apartment within walking distance of the town centre with fell views and private parking.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Dragonfly Cottage ref: CC112131

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£449-£759
4 star rating
A well presented family bungalow just a short distance from Keswick town centre.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Uncle’s Cottage ref: CC111372

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£357-£674
4 star rating
Modern cottage in Keswick town centre. Dozens of lovely walks directly from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

11 Elm Court ref: CC111221

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£359-£549
4 star rating
A ground floor apartment with level access, in Keswick.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Beckside ref: 18258

Thornthwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£311-£962
3 star rating
Set in private grounds by a beck with stunning fell views, forest walks closeby and an abundance of wildlife at your door.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Century Cottage ref: CC111304

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£508-£698
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

Olivet - Hewetson Court ref: CC111148

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£304-£614
3 star rating
Ground floor courtyard apartment in the heart of Keswick.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Fell Sweep ref: CC111331

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£400-£924
4 star rating
Stunning modern property with excellent facilities and views from the bedrooms.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Denholm ref: CC111119

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£497-£1349
3 star rating
Spacious end terrace enjoying a central but quiet location.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

3 Barf Cottages ref: CC112141

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£625-£1374
4 star rating
A well placed semi-detached cottage with fell views. A quiet location, close to Derwentwater and only one mile from Keswick town centre.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Carolyn’s Cottage ref: CC111141

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£357-£674
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