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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Causey View ref: CC112143

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£353-£829

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4 star rating
Causey View
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A quality, detached bungalow within walking distance of Keswick town centre with large garden and fell views from every room!
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Rotherwood ref: UK1328

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£456-£1007

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Situated in an ideal location in a delightful village location, this beautiful bungalow is only a stone’s throw from Derwentwater.
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    3
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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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18 Elm Court ref: CC111288

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£403-£992

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Elm Court 18 has the advantage of being a semi-detached house
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Riverview Cottage ref: CC111414

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£514-£954

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4 star rating
Traditional Lakeland stone cottage with modern amenities and garden. 5 minutes level walk to town centre and parks.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Greta Side Court Apartments no 2 ref: CC111145

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£334-£514

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3 star rating
Attractive accommodation on the banks of the River Greta only a short stroll into Keswick town centre.
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Catbells ref: UK1085

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£321-£751

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Within walking distance of Derwentwater and the fells, this first floor apartment is ideally placed for exploring all the Lake District has to offer.
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Berkeley House ref: UK1020

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£1339-£2768

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Set over four floors, this spacious property is set in the heart of Keswick, overlooking the park.
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    12
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  • Bedrooms
    5
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    5
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6 Catherine Cottages ref: CC112139

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£386-£866

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3 star rating
Ideal for a small family and the family pet right in the heart of Keswick in the Lake District National Park.
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    4
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    1
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    2
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Century House ref: CC111384

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£637-£2205

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4 star rating
Luxurious accommodation for larger families, with amenities on the doorstep and walks from the door.
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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The Shieling ref: UK1290

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£456-£1007

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4 star rating
Perfect for a family holiday, this detached bungalow provides the ideal base to explore all that the popular town of Keswick has to offer.
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    3
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    2
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Falcon Crag ref: CC111374

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£559-£1618

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4 star rating
Town centre maisonette with contemporary design, excellent facilities, private parking and patio.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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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    4
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    2
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Ennerdale - Burnside Park ref: CC111173

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£311-£724

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Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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3 The Hollies ref: CC111320

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£372-£784

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Luxurious apartment with beautiful views in a quiet location within Keswick town centre.
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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