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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Kissing Gate - Hewetson Court ref: CC111277

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£394-£639

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3 star rating
Kissing Gate - Hewetson Court
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A beautifully furnished ground floor apartment, with all the amenities of Keswick on the doorstep.
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    2
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    1
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Glen Holm ref: CC111313

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£435-£1105

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4 star rating
A very spacious cottage with the benefit of an enclosed garden.
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    5
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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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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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Olivet - Hewetson Court ref: CC111148

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£316-£639

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3 star rating
Ground floor courtyard apartment in the heart of Keswick.
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    4
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    2
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    1
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3 Catherine Cottages ref: CC111252

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£464-£908

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4 star rating
Traditional Lakeland stone cottage, tastefully refurbished and upgraded, 5 minutes level walk to Keswick town centre.
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    2
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    1
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Greenbank ref: CC111106

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£691-£2386

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4 star rating
Ideal for the larger family groups, furnished and decorated to a high standard with easy access to the central Lakes.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
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    2
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2 Windsor House ref: CC111334

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£372-£784

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3 star rating
Superb ground floor apartment in Victorian Town House, situated in Keswick town centre.
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    4
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    2
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    1
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The Hawthorns ref: UK1201

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£439-£747

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4 star rating
Enjoy panoramic views over Bassenthwaite Lake from this property, which is also just 5 miles from the popular town of Keswick.
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    2
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Laal Yan ref: CC111346

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£825

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4 star rating
Charming character cottage within a 5 minute level stroll of the town centre.
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    3
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    2
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    1
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Royal Views - 3 Balmoral House ref: CC111133

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£367-£669

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3 star rating
Comfortable accommodation, centrally located next to the famous George Fisher climbing shop.
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    2
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    1
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Armboth ref: LN6

Thirlmere near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£495-£896

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4 star rating
At the centre of the Lake District, this property occupies a peaceful setting on the shores of Lake Thirlmere.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The Shieling ref: UK1290

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£456-£1006

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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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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Serendipity ref: CC111214

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£331-£741

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3 star rating
Centrally located first floor apartment, an ideal base for exploring the Lakeland.
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    4
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    0
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    2
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    1
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2 Lonsdale House ref: UK1139

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£450-£886

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4 star rating
Nestled within a backdrop of the Lakeland fells and Derwentwater, this ground floor apartment with secure access is ideal for couples and families who enjoy the great outdoors.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Grange House ref: UK1114

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£2930-£5395

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5 star rating
This spacious property is just a short walk to Keswick town centre, and is surrounded by a multitude of walking opportunites and stunning scenery.
  • Sleeps
    20
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    10
  • Bathrooms
    10
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