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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Shorley Lodge ref: CC111224

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£514-£954

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4 star rating
Shorley Lodge
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Situated in an ideal location just across the road from Fitz Park and the River Greta.
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Bridge Cottage ref: CC111316

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£411-£885

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4 star rating
A cosy 2 bedroom cottage situated next to the river Greta in Keswick
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Greta Side Court Apartments no 2 ref: CC111145

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£324-£514

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3 star rating
Attractive accommodation on the banks of the River Greta only a short stroll into Keswick town centre.
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18 Elm Court ref: CC111288

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£450-£992

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4 star rating
Elm Court 18 has the advantage of being a semi-detached house
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1 Catherine Cottages ref: CC112134

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£366-£886

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3 star rating
Lakeland end of terrace cottage with private parking and only 400 yards from Keswick town centre.
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    4
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    2
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    1
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Swirl Howe ref: CC111274

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£445-£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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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Walnut Cottage ref: UK1200

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£439-£439

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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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    1
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    2
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Crag Cottage ref: CC111344

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£0-£674

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3 star rating
Delightful cosy cottage with quality furnishings and only 5 minutes walk to the Lake and parks.
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    4
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    2
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Manesty ref: CC112100

Applethwaite near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£460-£1170

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4 star rating
High quality bungalow boasting magnificent views towards Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Fells.
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    6
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    2
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    3
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    1
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Bobbin Cottage ref: CC111104

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£394-£880

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4 star rating
A traditional Lakeland stone terraced cottage ideally situated on the banks of the River Greta.
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    2
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    1
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Denholm ref: CC111119

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£483-£1472

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3 star rating
Spacious end terrace enjoying a central but quiet location.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Acorn Lodge Cottage ref: CC111293

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£519-£1326

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3 star rating
Only a handful of properties in Keswick town centre enjoy the benefit of a garden, views and private parking but Acorn Lodge Cottage has all three. A spacious 4 bedroom cottage to sleep 7.
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    7
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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6 Catherine Cottages ref: CC112139

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£426-£866

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3 star rating
Ideal for a small family and the family pet right in the heart of Keswick in the Lake District National Park.
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    4
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Peak View ref: CC111201

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£456-£1076

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4 star rating
A well appointed second and third floor apartment commanding spectacular views.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Haystacks ref: CC111409

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£419-£824

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3 star rating
Semi detached bungalow in peaceful location with great views, parking, garden and close to the town
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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