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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Fern Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111415

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£378-£674
3 star rating
Fern Lodge - Burnside Park
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Two bedroomed lodge in landscaped grounds at the foot of Latrigg and Skiddaw.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Michael’s Cottage ref: CC111200

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£391-£699
4 star rating
Built in the early 19th Century this two bedroomed property is located just off Keswick town centre.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bag End ref: CC112157

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£406-£712
4 star rating
This stylish apartment oozes quality and character, and enjoys a fantastic location in the centre of Keswick, with the fells accessible from the doorstep!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Fell Foot Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111315

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£437-£759
4 star rating
For people who love the outdoors Burnside Park is perfect.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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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
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Valentine Cottage ref: CC111396

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£355-£837
4 star rating
Lakeland cottage with peaceful town centre location. 50 yards from Fitz Park and River Greta
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Topsey Turvey ref: CC111131

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£394-£737
4 star rating
Quality Lakeland stone fronted cottage, centrally located in Keswick with magnificent views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Raphael’s Cottage ref: CC111323

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£479-£809
4 star rating
Beautifully furnished two bedroom town centre cottage with a delightful garden.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Shorley Lodge ref: CC111224

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£479-£924
4 star rating
Situated in an ideal location just across the road from Fitz Park and the River Greta.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • 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

Rickerby House ref: CC115118

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£590-£1219
3 star rating
Situated in the heart of Portinscale village, Rickerby House has large rooms and high ceilings and plenty of space to relax at the end of the day.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Acorn Lodge Cottage ref: CC111293

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£592-£1212
4 star rating
Only a handful of properties in Keswick town centre enjoy the benefit of a garden, views and private parking but Acorn Lodge Cottage has all three. A spacious 4 bedroom cottage to sleep 7.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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Brandlehow at High Hill ref: CC111368

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£440-£1249
4 star rating
Excellent location, stunning views, large garden, ample parking and 5 minutes walk from Keswick town centre.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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Ashness - Burnside Park ref: CC111169

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£355-£594
4 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Daffodil Bank ref: CC111318

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£884-£2809
4 star rating
A luxuriously appointed 4 bedroom detached house on the edge of Keswick, with stunning fell views
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT