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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4 The Plosh ref: CC111416

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£464-£784

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4 The Plosh
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Cosy but spacious one bedroom Lakeland cottage, in a quiet town centre location.
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Hey Down ref: CC111345

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£464-£784

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3 star rating
Traditional cottage with a town centre location, private parking and patio.
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    3
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Whiteside Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111195

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£492-£849

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3 star rating
Luxury log cabin situated in scenic location close to Keswick with wonderful views of the fells.
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    3
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Brook Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111218

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£395-£648

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4 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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Croft House Cottages - Croft Corner ref: UK1266

Applethwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£401-£655

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4 star rating
Spectacular views from this peaceful cottage just over 1 mile from Keswick, ideal for couples looking for a Lake District escape.
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Limetrees - Hewetson Court ref: CC111340

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£365-£663

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3 star rating
First floor apartment ideally located for those who wish to enjoy the delights of Keswick.
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Flat 9 Greta Grove ref: UK1343

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£368-£762

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Enjoy a holiday in the heart of Keswick from this second floor apartment, just a short stroll from all its amenities.
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Lakeland Nook ref: CC111381

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£424-£724

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3 star rating
Spacious apartment in Keswick town centre, with walks from the door and amenities on the doorstep.
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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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Beagle Cottage ref: CC111193

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£346-£730

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3 star rating
A central base for couples or single people in the older part of Keswick. Conveniently situated for all activities and entertainments.
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Tommy’s Cottage ref: CC111367

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£534-£1099

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4 star rating
Luxury accommodation in Keswick town centre, with excellent quality furnishings and facilities.
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    6
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    1
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    3
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    2
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Hastings ref: CC111356

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£494-£849

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3 star rating
Situated in a residential area only 2 minutes walk to the town centre
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    4
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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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    3
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    2
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Marley’s Den ref: CC111286

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£372-£784

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Marley’s Den is a quality apartment which has been totally refurbished throughout and has the advantage of walks available on the doorstep without the use of a car.
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Bracken Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111166

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£389-£639

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3 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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