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 The Plosh ref: CC111417

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£494-£849

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4 star rating
5 The Plosh
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Traditional cottage with character features and modern, stylish furnishings and kitchen appliances.
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Siskin ref: CC111327

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£594-£1394

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3 star rating
Situated just off the town centre with its own private parking.
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Chaucer Apt 6 - Derwentwater ref: CC111259

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£418-£920

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4 star rating
Centrally located ground floor apartment beautifully furnished and equipped to a very high standard.
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Osprey- Royal Oak House ref: CC111395

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£408-£928

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A two bedroomed maisonette situated in the centre of Keswick offering Wi-Fi and magnificent fell views from the top floor lounge.
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Beeches (The) ref: CC115113

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£463-£1147

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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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Greta Grove Apartments - 19 Greta Grove House ref: UK1141

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£349-£859

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3 star rating
In the very heart of Keswick, this beautiful holiday apartment couldn’t be in a better location for those looking to explore the Lake District National Park.
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Elmcot ref: CC112123

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£564-£954

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Luxuriously furnished and equipped detached house with enclosed garden and private parking.
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Denholm ref: CC111119

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£511-£1480

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3 star rating
Spacious end terrace enjoying a central but quiet location.
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Gypsy Cottage ref: CC111360

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£379-£684

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3 star rating
Situated in a central location in Keswick town centre
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Croft House Cottages - Croft Corner ref: UK1266

Applethwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£401-£655

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4 star rating
Spectacular views from this peaceful cottage just over 1 mile from Keswick, ideal for couples looking for a Lake District escape.
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Walnut Cottage ref: UK1200

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£439-£459

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4 star rating
Walnut Cottage, a quaint and charming property, with original oak beams, is perfect for exploring the popular town of Keswick and Derwent Water.
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Lund Cottage (was Gabriel’s Cottage) ref: CC111129

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£426-£911

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4 star rating
Luxurious accommodation in central Keswick.
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17 Greta Grove House ref: CC111196

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£424-£724

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3 star rating
Well equipped first floor apartment affording views over the rooftops to Borrowdale Fell.
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Greta Side Court Apartments no 2 ref: CC111145

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£359-£514

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Attractive accommodation on the banks of the River Greta only a short stroll into Keswick town centre.
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10 Elm Court ref: UK1220

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£449-£1092

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Centrally placed in the bustling town of Keswick, this second floor apartment also has access to great walking on the nearby fells.
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