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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Whitegates ref: CC115111

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£323-£870

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3 star rating
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A detached bungalow in a peaceful residential area only half a mile from Derwent Water.
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The Views - Scafell View ref: UK1324

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£305-£620

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This apartment, with private parking and lovely views over the town and surrounding fells, is ideally located in the centre of Keswick.
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Gable Cottage ref: CC111162

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£371-£731

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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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Fell Foot Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111315

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£449-£790

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With panoramic views of the Northern Lake District Fells, from the private decking, this timber lodge offers all the ingredients you need for a perfect holiday.
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Burnmoor ref: CC111341

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£436-£1159

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4 star rating
Luxurious detached house with garden, parking and views, situated on the edge of Keswick
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Slate Cottage ref: CC111161

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£428-£1099

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4 star rating
Charming 18th century Grade II listed cottage being only a 5 minute level walk to town centre.
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Applemere ref: CC111164

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£403-£992

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Imaginatively converted barn with upside down accommodation on the edge of Keswick
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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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Swirl Howe ref: CC111274

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£423-£1111

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4 star rating
A superb property for family groups, finished to an exeptional standard and with fantastic views.
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Robins Nest - Burnside Park ref: CC111167

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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Fell View ref: CC112135

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£414-£1083

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4 star rating
Spacious, well equipped property with ample parking. Easy access to the fells and town centre.
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8 Elm Court ref: CC111371

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£387-£729

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3 star rating
A comfortable first-floor apartment on the fringe of town, offering Wi-Fi and views across the river to the fells’.
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Dunmallet ref: CC111109

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£825

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3 star rating
Spacious well equipped cottage, close to the River Greta and a 5 minute level walk into Keswick.
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Squirrel Nutkin ref: CC111386

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£458-£981

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4 star rating
Modernised holiday home in a quiet area of Keswick, yet very close to the park and amenities.
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Valley Crest ref: UK1191

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£559-£1360

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4 star rating
Enjoy a family holiday right here in the heart of the Lake District with so many activities and views to admire you’re sure to return!
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