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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Latrigg Cottage ref: CC111382

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£355-£741

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4 star rating
Latrigg Cottage
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Beautiful cottage in Keswick town centre, ideal for couples or small family
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11 The Plosh ref: CC111247

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£386-£825

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3 star rating
A stone built cottage set in an ideal location to explore Keswick and the surrounding area.
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Gutherscale Lodge ref: CC115122

Newlands Valley, Keswick & Area

£935-£2633

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4 star rating
Stunning detached 4 bedroom property in superb location, with excellent furnishings and facilities.
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    4
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    3
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3 Harney Peak ref: CC115116

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£394-£639

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4 star rating
A fully refurbished ground floor apartment situated in the centre of the peaceful village of Portinscale.
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Bianca Rose ref: UK1179

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£438-£1029

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3 star rating
Bianca Rose is ideally situated to enjoy walking in the mountains or exploring the market towns and pretty villages in the Lake District.
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    3
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3 Barf Cottages ref: CC112141

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£637-£1436

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A well placed semi-detached cottage with fell views. A quiet location, close to Derwentwater and only one mile from Keswick town centre.
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    3
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Hazel’s Cottage ref: 24633

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£356-£905

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3 star rating
Part of a 19th-century coach house ideally based just off the main thoroughfare in Keswick. Enjoy spectacular fell walks straight from the door.
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Apple Tree Cottage ref: 17336

Threlkeld, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£361-£1316

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4 star rating
Set in Threlkeld, a quiet village with views of Blencathra. Spacious, cosy and with an abundance of walks from the doorstep.
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    6
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    1
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    3
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Cobble Garth ref: UK1088

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£492-£931

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4 star rating
A delightful bolthole for four especially suited to those with restricted mobility, nestled just 600 yards from the centre of Keswick.
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Upton Glen ref: CC111153

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£355-£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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8 Elm Court ref: CC111371

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£387-£729

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3 star rating
A comfortable first-floor apartment on the fringe of town, offering Wi-Fi and views across the river to the fells’.
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Twentyman Court - Glenwood ref: 18630

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£1012

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4 star rating
Delightful cottage in central location, amenities close by, walkers paradise with dramatic and spectacular scenery on the doorstep.
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    2
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    1
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Burns Knott ref: UK1178

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£514-£954

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4 star rating
With magnificent views over the Lake District Fells and situated in the beautiful market town of Keswick, Burns Knott is the perfect countryside escape.
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    2
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    1
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Greengables ref: CC111297

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£530-£1644

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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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Loweswater - Burnside Park ref: CC111189

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£499-£976

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3 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells and within walking distance to Keswick.
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    0
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    3
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    2
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