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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5 Lonsdale House ref: CC111158

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£424-£952

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4 star rating
5 Lonsdale House
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An attractive and spacious two-bedroomed second floor apartment with en-suite, and excellent views in the centre of Keswick.
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Little Chamonix ref: CC111376

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£546-£1779

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4 star rating
Excellent 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom town house, close to amenities and walks from the door
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Mary’s Cottage ref: CC111378

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£569-£1289

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5 star rating
A character cottage with original features and a perfect mix of contemporary and traditional design
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    6
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    3
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Upton Glen ref: CC111153

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£355-£788

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3 star rating
A centrally located 3 storey Lakeland stone cottage only 10 minutes walk from the shores of Derwentwater.
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    3
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    1
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Gatesgarth ref: CC111397

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£724-£2500

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4 star rating
Luxury holiday home with large gardens, ample parking, great views and superbly equipped.
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Croft House Cottages - Croftside ref: UK1265

Applethwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£493-£866

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4 star rating
Magnificent, panoramic views from this well-appointed cottage - which is peacefully located just over a mile from Keswick.
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Gypsy Cottage ref: CC111360

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£379-£673

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3 star rating
Situated in a central location in Keswick town centre
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    2
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Troutlets ref: CC111385

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£337-£818

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4 star rating
Lakeland stone cottage, fully modernised and only 3 minutes walk from Keswick’s amenities.
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    4
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    0
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    2
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    1
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Brundholme ref: CC111179

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£346-£849

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4 star rating
A spacious apartment with stunning views of Skiddaw and Latrigg. Overlooking Fitz Park, Brundholme is in the centre of Keswick, a short walk from Derwentwater.
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    4
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The bolthole ref: CC111413

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£419-£863

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3 star rating
A semi-detached bungalow a short walk to town centre with easy access to nearby fells. Peaceful location with beautiful views, gardens and private parking.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Cosy Cottage ref: CC115127

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£381-£832

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3 star rating
A traditional Lakeland cottage situated in the heart of Portinscale village.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Heatherside ref: UK1007

Portinscale near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£479-£998

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4 star rating
Set on the northern shores of Derwentwater, this semi-detached property enjoys fell views from the bedrooms and gardens and a mile from Keswick.
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    5
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    3
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    1
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The Tops ref: CC111248

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£464-£784

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4 star rating
A spacious deplex apartment furnished in a contemporary style with views to Walla Crag and Skiddaw.
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    4
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    2
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    1
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9 Howrah’s Court ref: CC111267

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£494-£849

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4 star rating
A luxurious, first floor apartment within walking distance of the town centre with fell views and private parking.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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Whitegates ref: CC115111

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£323-£870

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3 star rating
A detached bungalow in a peaceful residential area only half a mile from Derwent Water.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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