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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Helvellyn House Apartment ref: CC111310

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£329-£739

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3 star rating
Helvellyn House Apartment
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A ground floor apartment within 5 minutes walk of Keswick.
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Chaucer Lodge Apt 1 ref: CC111411

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£310-£597

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3 star rating
Short breaks available all year. Central yet quiet location. Wi-fi internet access and parking.
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Artists View - Burnside Park ref: CC111176

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£488-£911

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4 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped gounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland fells.
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    2
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St. Anthony’s ref: UK1067

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£0-£836

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4 star rating
Situated just a 5 minutes’ walk away from the town centre, yet in a peaceful location for guests to sit back and unwind in an evening.
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Sunny Cottage ref: CC111278

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£479-£784

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4 star rating
Sunny cottage enjoys a quiet location in the centre of Keswick and was refurbished in 2014 with good quality furnishings and additional facilities.
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    1
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    2
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Whiskey Cottage ref: UK1048

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£430-£939

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4 star rating
Nestled within the beautiful town of Keswick, this holiday home is every walking enthusiasts dream, boasting extensive walks right from the doorstep.
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High Hill Farm Cottage ref: CC111203

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£566-£2022

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5 star rating
Extremely spacious pet-friendly luxury holiday home, with superb fell views, equipped to a very high standard and a short stroll from Keswick town centre.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Brandlehow at High Hill ref: CC111368

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£463-£1323

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4 star rating
Excellent location, stunning views, large garden, ample parking and 5 minutes walk from Keswick town centre.
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Rose Cottage ref: CC111251

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£367-£776

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3 star rating
A delightful Lakeland stone cottage ideal for couples and young families 5 minutes level walk of Keswick.
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2 Harney Peak ref: CC115120

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£400-£766

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4 star rating
Number 2 Harney Peak is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with the benefit of being situated on the ground floor.
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Loweswater - Burnside Park ref: CC111189

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£499-£976

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3 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells and within walking distance to Keswick.
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    6
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    3
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    2
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Millie’s Cottage ref: CC111275

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£403-£740

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4 star rating
Refurbished to a good standard to offer comfortable accommodation and enjoy the amenities of Keswick town centre, only a few minutes level walk away.
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    3
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    1
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Bewick Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111175

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£472-£1081

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4 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped gounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Skelmorlie Cottage ref: UK1177

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£342-£719

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4 star rating
Located in the heart of the Lake District National Park, this cosy apartment is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful landscapes of the region.
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    1
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    1
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Lake View Shepherd’s Hut ref: UK1354

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£260-£617

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A quirky, compact shepherd’s hut offering peace and tranquillity, just a stone’s throw from bustling Keswick. A Lake District stay to remember.
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