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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Ashness - Burnside Park ref: CC111169

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£367-£612
4 star rating
Ashness - Burnside Park
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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

Grandy Nook ref: CC111353

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£753
4 star rating
A spacious two bedroom apartment in a building of architectural interest in Keswick.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Laundry 1 ref: CC111333

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£757
4 star rating
Superb 2 bedroom maisonette in a purpose built development, with roof terrace and secure parking.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Hey Down ref: CC111345

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£757
3 star rating
Traditional cottage with a town centre location, private parking and patio.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Briar Rigg ref: UK1043

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£617-£1637
4 star rating
New!
Set on the edge of Keswick, this semi-detached property is a wonderful base for a walking holiday.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Poachers’ Cottage ref: CC112137

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£329-£744
3 star rating
A Lakeland cottage adjoining a traditional Inn, with a convenient location and private parking for two cars.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Bega - Burnside Park ref: CC111174

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£469-£869
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

The Map House ref: CC111279

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£419-£839
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

Oak Lea ref: UK1012

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£389-£871
4 star rating
Located just yards away from the centre of Keswick, this property is the ideal base for discovering all that the North Lakes has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Troutlets ref: CC111385

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£415-£787
4 star rating
Lakeland stone cottage, fully modernised and only 3 minutes walk from Keswick’s amenities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

11 Howrah’s Court ref: CC111156

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£346-£757
4 star rating
Ever popular ground floor apartment centrally located offering fine views towards Cat Bells and convenient doorside parking - Now with Wifi.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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Fell View ref: CC112135

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£413-£955
0 star rating
Spacious, well equipped property with ample parking. Easy access to the fells and town centre.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Ratcliffe Cottage ref: UK1058

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£587-£1345
0 star rating
New!
Ratcliffe Cottage is nestled in an ideal location in the heart of the bustling town of Keswick.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Easedale House Apartments - Osprey ref: CC112150

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£437-£902
4 star rating
This smart second floor apartment in the heart of Keswick with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, is ideal for couples wishing to holiday together.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

6 Catherine Cottages ref: CC112139

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£414-£769
3 star rating
Ideal for a small family and the family pet right in the heart of Keswick in the Lake District National Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI