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.

Read more Show less

14 Greta Villas ref: CC112125

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£345-£729

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

4 star rating
14 Greta Villas
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Traditional cottage, but fully modernized and well equipped. Central location, 100 yards to amenities.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Beckside ref: 18258

Thornthwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£343-£902

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

3 star rating
Set in private grounds by a beck with stunning fell views, forest walks closeby and an abundance of wildlife at your door.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Jebel Kasr ref: 25301

Thornthwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£263-£655

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

3 star rating
Ideal holiday base for couples with fine views just one mile from Bassenthwaite Lake and close to Whinlatter Forest.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Latrigg Cottage ref: CC111382

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£355-£741

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

4 star rating
Beautiful cottage in Keswick town centre, ideal for couples or small family
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lund Cottage (was Gabriel’s Cottage) ref: CC111129

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£416-£911

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

4 star rating
Luxurious accommodation in central Keswick.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

4 Balmoral House ref: CC111328

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£342-£657

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

3 star rating
Situated on the third floor this superb one bedroom apartment has superb fell views in a convenient, central location with its own private parking space.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Laundry 1 ref: CC111333

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£416-£897

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

4 star rating
Superb 2 bedroom maisonette in a purpose built development, with roof terrace and secure parking.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Blencathra Bank ref: CC111263

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£385-£833

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

4 star rating
A completely refurbished holiday home situated in a quiet residential area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Haystacks ref: CC111409

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£385-£808

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

3 star rating
Semi detached bungalow in peaceful location with great views, parking, garden and close to the town
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Skiddaw ref: UK1083

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£375-£820

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

3 star rating
Located in the bustling market town of Keswick this ground floor apartment is within walking distance of shops and restaurants.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Chaucer Apartment 4 - Chaucer’s Gem ref: CC111406

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£397-£887

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

4 star rating
Luxurious town centre apartment. Stylish, well appointed romantic retreat.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Roseworth ref: CC115106

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£514-£1029

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

4 star rating
A beautifully presented property with spectacular views within walking distance of Derwentwater.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Carlton Cottage ref: CC111124

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£369-£579

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

4 star rating
Centrally located cosy ground floor apartment close to Fitz park.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Mary’s Cottage ref: CC111378

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£569-£1289

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

5 star rating
A character cottage with original features and a perfect mix of contemporary and traditional design
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

8 Howrah’s Court ref: CC111305

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£408-£849

searchresult-paid-pet-description

searchresult-paid-pet-tooltip

searchresult-free-pet-description

searchresult-free-pet-tooltip

4 star rating
A luxurious, ground floor apartment within walking distance of the town centre with fell views and private parking.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI