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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3 Catherine Cottages ref: CC111252

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£464-£908

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4 star rating
3 Catherine Cottages
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Traditional Lakeland stone cottage, tastefully refurbished and upgraded, 5 minutes level walk to Keswick town centre.
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    2
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Haystacks ref: CC111409

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£385-£919

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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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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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4 Balmoral House ref: CC111328

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£303-£657

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3 star rating
Situated on the third floor this superb one bedroom apartment has superb fell views in a convenient, central location with its own private parking space.
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Carlton House Apartment 2 ref: CC111390

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£379-£885

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4 star rating
Completely renovated and refurbished this apartment is stylish, has a fully equipped modern kitchen and contemporary bathroom.
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    4
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    2
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11 The Plosh ref: CC111247

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£369-£825

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3 star rating
A stone built cottage set in an ideal location to explore Keswick and the surrounding area.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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8 Howrah’s Court ref: CC111305

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£408-£849

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4 star rating
A luxurious, ground floor apartment within walking distance of the town centre with fell views and private parking.
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    2
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    2
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Daffodil Bank ref: CC111318

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£0-£2809

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4 star rating
A luxuriously appointed 4 bedroom detached house on the edge of Keswick, with stunning fell views
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Riverbank Cottage ref: CC111400

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£420-£849

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4 star rating
Fully modernised Lakeland cottage with parking. Next to the park and river, with views of Skiddaw and Fells and near to Keswick town centre. 
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    2
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    2
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Peel Wyke ref: CC111335

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£386-£887

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3 star rating
10 minutes walk from the town centre, in a quiet situation, with panoramic fell views over the town.
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    4
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    2
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    1
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Gilbert’s Warrant ref: UK1261

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£529-£1106

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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.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Berkeley House ref: UK1020

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£1339-£2673

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Set over four floors, this spacious property is set in the heart of Keswick, overlooking the park.
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    12
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
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    5
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Armboth ref: LN6

Thirlmere near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£495-£896

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4 star rating
At the centre of the Lake District, this property occupies a peaceful setting on the shores of Lake Thirlmere.
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    3
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Blencathra Bank ref: CC111263

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£398-£795

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4 star rating
A completely refurbished holiday home situated in a quiet residential area.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
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    2
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    1
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Squirrel Nutkin ref: CC111386

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£411-£910

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4 star rating
Modernised holiday home in a quiet area of Keswick, yet very close to the park and amenities.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Greenstone ref: UK1018

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£478-£921

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5 star rating
Relax in this cosy cottage with a large garden with views over the fells, and Keswick within easy reach.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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