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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St. Anthony’s ref: UK1067

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£626-£626

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4 star rating
St. Anthony’s
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Situated just a 5 minutes’ walk away from the town centre, yet in a peaceful location for guests to sit back and unwind in an evening.
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Leatheswater ref: LXB

Thirlmere near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£356-£839

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4 star rating
Surrounded by breath-taking scenery, this property enjoys stunning views of beautifully landscaped, mature gardens and Thirlmere.
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Philip’s Cottage ref: UK1185

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£408-£904

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4 star rating
With the beautiful Lake District National Park at your fingertips, this lovely holiday cottage provides all the comforts to ensure a wonderful rural escape.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Grisdale Cottage ref: CC112138

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£369-£660

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3 star rating
A traditional cottage with a quiet town central location, small garden and parking.
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    4
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    2
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Greengables ref: CC111297

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£563-£1655

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5 star rating
Greengables is within 5 minutes level walk of Keswick town centre and is ideal for the larger or extended family.
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    4
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    2
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High Style ref: CC111329

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£446-£835

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4 star rating
A beautifully furnished property, only 5 minutes level walk from the centre of Keswick, and has its own private parking space.
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    3
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Mary’s Cottage ref: CC111378

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£569-£1289

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5 star rating
A character cottage with original features and a perfect mix of contemporary and traditional design
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    3
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    3
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Manesty ref: CC112100

Applethwaite near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£485-£1169

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4 star rating
High quality bungalow boasting magnificent views towards Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Fells.
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    6
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    2
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    3
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Beech Nut - Hewetson Court ref: CC111149

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£323-£650

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3 star rating
Ground floor apartment conveniently located close to Keswick town centre.
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    3
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    2
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Chaucer Apmt 2 - Chaucers Nook ref: CC111281

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£340-£967

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5 star rating
Chaucer’s Nook is luxuriously furnished and extremely well equipped throughout with a fell top view.
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The Rowans ref: CC111111

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£464-£784

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3 star rating
Quietly situated, 10 minutes walk from Keswick with superb views from open plan garden.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Shorley Lodge ref: CC111224

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£514-£954

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4 star rating
Situated in an ideal location just across the road from Fitz Park and the River Greta.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Two Chimneys ref: CC111402

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£412-£914

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3 star rating
Two Chimneys is an attractive and traditional Lakeland terraced cottage. Wi-Fi, garden and private parking. Less than 10 minutes level walk from the centre of Keswick.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
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    3
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    1
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The Fold ref: CC111298

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£417-£825

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3 star rating
The Fold provides two sitting rooms, one with the advantage of patio doors looking over the garden.
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  • Number of Pets
    2
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    1
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    1
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Upton Glen ref: CC111153

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£395-£788

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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
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    0
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    1
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