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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Fairfield ref: UK1195

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£520-£1079

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4 star rating
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With stunning scenery and walking in the Lakeland Fells on your doorstep and shops, restaurants and cafés just a short walk away.
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    6
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    4
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Howe Bridge House ref: UK1027

near Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£500-£750

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3 star rating
Relax in the sunny garden looking out over the fells, or take a leisurely stroll along side the river into Keswick.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Riverside Cottage ref: UK1205

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£589-£1027

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4 star rating
Sat on the banks of the river Greta, this beautiful cottage with a roaring wood burner is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the Cumbrian countryside.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Packhorse Court ref: UK1102

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£363-£664

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3 star rating
Centrally located in Keswick, this delightful holiday apartment sits in a beautiful area with fell walks, pubs, restaurants and many visitor attractions available on the doorstep.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Oak Apple House ref: CC112152

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£625-£1664

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4 star rating
Within walking distance of fantastic amenities, this detached, Georgian-style property is just perfect for both an active or relaxing holiday.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Beeches (The) ref: CC115113

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£466-£1134

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4 star rating
High quality accommodation with lovely views to the fells beyond and a large secluded garden.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dairy Lodge ref: CC111222

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£372-£774

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3 star rating
A spacious two bedroom ground floor apartment close to Keswick Centre. 
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The White Cottage ref: CC111296

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£424-£724

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3 star rating
Situated in a quiet residential area of Keswick, The White Cottage is tastefully decorated with good quality furnishings throughout.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Castle Crag ref: CC111393

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£594-£1174

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4 star rating
Stylish townhouse, excellent facilities, patio garden and parking. 5 minutes level walk to town centre
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Gilbert’s Warrant ref: UK1261

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£529-£1213

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4 star rating
Enjoy a break at Gilbert’s Warrant situated in the market town of Keswick with its many attractions and perfectly located for walking and cycling enthusiasts.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Alvamere ref: CC111300

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£825

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3 star rating
Ideally situated just a 3 minute walk from the town centre.  Alvamere is fully equipped to a high standard with all modern day appliances.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Fell Sweep ref: CC111331

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£412-£954

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4 star rating
Stunning modern property with excellent facilities and views from the bedrooms.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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York House ref: CC111347

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£583-£2145

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4 star rating
Luxurious accommodation large enough for 2 families, 5 minutes walk from the town centre and amenities.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Hill View ref: CC111220

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£379-£820

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4 star rating
A nicely furnished first floor apartment in a quiet setting close to Keswick town centre.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ashness - Burnside Park ref: CC111169

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£350-£648

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4 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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