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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Manesty ref: CC112100

Applethwaite near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£435-£1170

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4 star rating
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High quality bungalow boasting magnificent views towards Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Fells.
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    3
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1 Windsor House ref: CC111302

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£394-£639

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4 star rating
Furnished by an interior designer, using excellent quality furnishings throughout, 1 Windsor House is superbly located for couples seeking a central base, with private parking and outside eating area.
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Blencathra ref: UK1084

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£323-£622

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3 star rating
This cosy apartment makes the ideal countryside retreat and enjoys views over the fells which are accessible from the door.
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The Old Mill House ref: CC111387

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£411-£1005

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4 star rating
Delightful views across the river and park, 400 yards from the town centre and well equipped
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    3
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Derwentwater View (was 10 Harney Peak) ref: CC115114

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£456-£1227

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4 star rating
A luxurious apartment, beautifully decorated with stunning views.
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    6
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    2
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    3
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    2
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Stone Ledges ref: CC111135

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£321-£740

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3 star rating
Conveniently situated cottage in the heart of Keswick.
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    3
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    2
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    1
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Shorley Lodge ref: CC111224

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£514-£954

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4 star rating
Situated in an ideal location just across the road from Fitz Park and the River Greta.
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    6
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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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    2
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    3
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Walla Crag - Royal Oak House ref: CC111126

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£437-£957

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4 star rating
A real gem with its own balcony in the centre of town.
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    4
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Greta Grove Apartments - 19 Greta Grove House ref: UK1141

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£353-£859

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3 star rating
In the very heart of Keswick, this beautiful holiday apartment couldn’t be in a better location for those looking to explore the Lake District National Park.
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Baree ref: CC111330

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£396-£843

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3 star rating
Well presented 2 bedroom cottage with modern furnishings and close to amenities
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    4
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Osprey- Royal Oak House ref: CC111395

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£423-£928

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4 star rating
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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    4
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    2
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    2
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Latrigg View ref: CC111118

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£424-£724

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3 star rating
Quality property, ’upside down house’ with views over the roof tops to the nearby fells.
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    4
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    0
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    2
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    1
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Ha’penny Cottage ref: CC112124

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£424-£724

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4 star rating
Traditional cottage, luxuriously furnished and equipped and convenient town centre location
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Carthwaite ref: CC111271

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£534-£1099

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4 star rating
A semi-detached property which is superbly equipped and comfortably furnished sleeping up to 6 people.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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