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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Greenstone ref: UK1018

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£586-£1003

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5 star rating
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Relax in this cosy cottage with a large garden with views over the fells, and Keswick within easy reach.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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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
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Rickerby House ref: CC115118

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£694-£1834

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3 star rating
Situated in the heart of Portinscale village, Rickerby House has large rooms and high ceilings and plenty of space to relax at the end of the day.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Skiddaw ref: UK1083

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£375-£820

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3 star rating
Located in the bustling market town of Keswick this ground floor apartment is within walking distance of shops and restaurants.
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14 Greta Villas ref: CC112125

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£345-£729

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4 star rating
Traditional cottage, but fully modernized and well equipped. Central location, 100 yards to amenities.
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    1
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    1
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    1
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Causey View ref: CC112143

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£379-£829

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4 star rating
A quality, detached bungalow within walking distance of Keswick town centre with large garden and fell views from every room!
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    2
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    1
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    1
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Polperro ref: CC112128

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£569-£1289

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4 star rating
Modern detached bungalow in super location. Great views, garden and parking.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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2 Greta Grove House ref: CC111155

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£464-£784

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4 star rating
Attractive ground floor apartment with French Windows onto small patio with panoramic views.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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Middletown ref: CC111348

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£586-£1611

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4 star rating
Luxurious cottage in Keswick town centre with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and garden.
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Daffodil Bank ref: CC111318

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£0-£2809

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4 star rating
A luxuriously appointed 4 bedroom detached house on the edge of Keswick, with stunning fell views
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Falcon Crag ref: CC111374

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£595-£1607

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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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Grandy Nook ref: CC111353

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£354-£913

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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
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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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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Corner Cottage ref: UK1355

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£583-£944

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After a busy day exploring the delights of the surrounding area, return to relax in this beautiful cottage and plan your next day’s adventure.
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    4
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    1
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    2
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    2
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Century Cottage ref: CC111304

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£421-£1079

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5 star rating
Luxury cottage with open plan living, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a wet room. Walks and amenities on the doorstep.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    3
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