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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Denholm ref: CC111119

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£483-£1445

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3 star rating
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Spacious end terrace enjoying a central but quiet location.
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Valley Crest ref: UK1191

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£539-£1222

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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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    3
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    2
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Quietways ref: CC111424

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£399-£846

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4 star rating
Superb accommodation with quality furnishings, peaceful location yet close to amenities.
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    0
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    2
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    1
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Saddleback Cottage ref: CC111116

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£396-£849

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3 star rating
A comfortable well located cottage, an ideal base to explore the northern Lakes.
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    3
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    2
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Skiddaw View ref: W41342

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£371-£955

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3 star rating
If you are looking for the perfect base from which to conquer the Cumbrian fells with your family then look no further than Skiddaw View.
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    3
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    2
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Royal Oak House - Fellside ref: UK1011

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£373-£829

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4 star rating
A three bedroomed apartment situated in the centre of Keswick offering Wi-Fi and magnificent fell views from the two balconies.
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    5
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    0
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    3
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    2
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Corner Cottage ref: UK1355

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£583-£972

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5 star rating
After a busy day exploring the delights of the surrounding area, return to relax in this beautiful cottage and plan your next day’s adventure.
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    1
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    2
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    2
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3 Harney Peak ref: CC115116

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£355-£639

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4 star rating
A fully refurbished ground floor apartment situated in the centre of the peaceful village of Portinscale.
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    2
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    1
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    1
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9 Howrah’s Court ref: CC111267

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£420-£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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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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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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6 Catherine Cottages ref: CC112139

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£386-£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
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Raphael’s Cottage ref: CC111323

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£420-£849

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4 star rating
Beautifully furnished two bedroom town centre cottage with a delightful garden.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Packhorse Court ref: UK1102

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£315-£592

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3 star rating
Centrally located in Keswick, this delightful holiday apartment sits in a beautiful area with fell walks, pubs, restaurants and many visitor attractions available on the doorstep.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Chaucer Apartment 14 ref: CC111388

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£352-£741

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4 star rating
A third floor apartment in the heart of Keswick with fantastic fell views.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Croft House Cottages - Croftside ref: UK1265

Applethwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£493-£493

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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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    2
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