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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Brundholme ref: CC111179

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£321-£849

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4 star rating
Brundholme
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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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    2
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Red Squirrel Cottage ref: CC112136

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£403-£961

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4 star rating
Stylishly furnished, with great facilities including Wi-Fi, enclosed garden, garage and shed for bikes.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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High Seat ref: UK1193

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£321-£848

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3 star rating
Within walking distance of the centre of this bustling market town, and with the lakes and mountains on your doorstep.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
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    1
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Kissing Gate - Hewetson Court ref: CC111277

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£399-£689

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3 star rating
A beautifully furnished ground floor apartment, with all the amenities of Keswick on the doorstep.
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Derwent Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111226

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£401-£959

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4 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Acorn Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111171

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£389-£639

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3 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Hill View ref: CC111220

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£379-£820

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4 star rating
A nicely furnished first floor apartment in a quiet setting close to Keswick town centre.
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    2
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    1
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James’ Retreat (Was 12 Elm Court) ref: CC111403

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£394-£639

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4 star rating
A ground floor apartment with level access making it convenient for those who struggle with stairs.
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    2
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    1
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    1
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Causey View ref: CC112143

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£353-£829

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4 star rating
A quality, detached bungalow within walking distance of Keswick town centre with large garden and fell views from every room!
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    2
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    0
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    1
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    1
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Kingstarn ref: CC111290

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£508-£1524

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4 star rating
Kings Tarn is a spacious, light Victorian Town House ideal for 2 families or groups of walkers with plenty of walking opportunities from the doorstep.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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The Views - The Penthouse ref: UK1323

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£398-£679

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This third floor apartment is located just off Keswick’s market square, has private parking and panoramic views over the town and surrounding fells.
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    2
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    0
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    1
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    1
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Valentine Cottage ref: CC111396

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£426-£936

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4 star rating
Lakeland cottage with peaceful town centre location. 50 yards from Fitz Park and River Greta
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Two Chimneys ref: CC111402

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£412-£914

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3 star rating
Two Chimneys is an attractive and traditional Lakeland terraced cottage. Wi-Fi, garden and private parking. Less than 10 minutes level walk from the centre of Keswick.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Laundry 1 ref: CC111333

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£387-£897

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4 star rating
Superb 2 bedroom maisonette in a purpose built development, with roof terrace and secure parking.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Poachers’ Cottage ref: CC112137

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£341-£824

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3 star rating
A Lakeland cottage adjoining a traditional Inn, with a convenient location and private parking for two cars.
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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