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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Carlton Cottage ref: CC111124

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£369-£579

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4 star rating
Carlton Cottage
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Centrally located cosy ground floor apartment close to Fitz park.
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Osprey- Royal Oak House ref: CC111395

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£378-£928

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A two bedroomed maisonette situated in the centre of Keswick offering Wi-Fi and magnificent fell views from the top floor lounge.
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1 Catherine Cottages ref: CC112134

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£366-£886

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3 star rating
Lakeland end of terrace cottage with private parking and only 400 yards from Keswick town centre.
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4 The Plosh ref: CC111416

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£439-£784

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3 star rating
Cosy but spacious one bedroom Lakeland cottage, in a quiet town centre location.
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Fairfield ref: UK1195

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£511-£1079

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4 star rating
With stunning scenery and walking in the Lakeland Fells on your doorstep and shops, restaurants and cafés just a short walk away.
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Millie’s Cottage ref: CC111275

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£367-£747

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4 star rating
Refurbished to a good standard to offer comfortable accommodation and enjoy the amenities of Keswick town centre, only a few minutes level walk away.
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Bracken Howe ref: CC115123

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£524-£1654

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4 star rating
Luxurious accommodation with stunning views, walks from the doorstep and 1/2 mile from the Lake.
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Gable Cottage ref: CC111162

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£737

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3 star rating
Lakeland stone cottage in a quiet yet central location close to shops, pubs and restaurants
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10 Elm Court ref: UK1220

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£837

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Centrally placed in the bustling town of Keswick, this second floor apartment also has access to great walking on the nearby fells.
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Ha’penny Cottage ref: CC112124

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£399-£724

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4 star rating
Traditional cottage, luxuriously furnished and equipped and convenient town centre location
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Haystacks ref: CC111409

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£385-£819

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3 star rating
Semi detached bungalow in peaceful location with great views, parking, garden and close to the town
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5 Balmoral House ref: CC112142

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£311-£661

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4 star rating
Centrally located in the wonderful town of Keswick, discover all that northern Lakeland has to offer from this apartment.
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Melrose House ref: UK1111

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£439-£993

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3 star rating
Melrose House is situated in the heart of Keswick and surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, ideal for exploring the Lake District National Park.
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Dunmallet ref: CC111109

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£825

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Spacious well equipped cottage, close to the River Greta and a 5 minute level walk into Keswick.
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Latrigg View ref: CC111118

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£399-£724

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Quality property, ’upside down house’ with views over the roof tops to the nearby fells.
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