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

£298-£895

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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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Roseworth ref: CC115106

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£514-£1029

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4 star rating
A beautifully presented property with spectacular views within walking distance of Derwentwater.
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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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    2
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Hazel’s Cottage ref: 24633

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£329-£905

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3 star rating
Part of a 19th-century coach house ideally based just off the main thoroughfare in Keswick. Enjoy spectacular fell walks straight from the door.
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    2
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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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Beeches (The) ref: CC115113

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£435-£1140

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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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    3
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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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    6
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The Views - Scafell View ref: UK1324

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£398-£679

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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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Chaucer Apartment 14 ref: CC111388

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£352-£841

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4 star rating
A third floor apartment in the heart of Keswick with fantastic fell views.
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Chaucer Lodge Apt 1 ref: CC111411

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£309-£601

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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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    1
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Chaucer Apartment 4 - Chaucer’s Gem ref: CC111406

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£397-£887

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4 star rating
Luxurious town centre apartment. Stylish, well appointed romantic retreat.
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    2
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    1
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    1
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Slate Cottage ref: CC111161

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£403-£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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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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Greta Grove Apartments - 12A Elm Court ref: UK1213

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£327-£719

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4 star rating
Situated in the heart of Keswick, with an array of amenities within walking distance, there’s so much to see and do in this wonderful area.
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Briar Rigg ref: UK1043

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£532-£1828

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4 star rating
Set on the edge of Keswick, this semi-detached property is a wonderful base for a walking holiday.
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Valley Crest ref: UK1191

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£539-£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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