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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Bracken Howe ref: CC115123

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£524-£1654

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4 star rating
Bracken Howe
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Luxurious accommodation with stunning views, walks from the doorstep and 1/2 mile from the Lake.
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    4
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Rotherwood ref: UK1328

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£456-£977

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4 star rating
Situated in an ideal location in a delightful village location, this beautiful bungalow is only a stone’s throw from Derwentwater.
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    3
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Philip’s Cottage ref: UK1185

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£368-£745

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4 star rating
With the beautiful Lake District National Park at your fingertips, this lovely holiday cottage provides all the comforts to ensure a wonderful rural escape.
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    4
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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High Style ref: CC111329

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£453-£835

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4 star rating
A beautifully furnished property, only 5 minutes level walk from the centre of Keswick, and has its own private parking space.
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    3
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Manesty View ref: CC111223

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£390-£842

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3 star rating
Comfortably furnished semi-detached bungalow with a lovely garden.
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    2
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    1
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Otterbield ref: UK1352

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£610-£1143

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A well-presented holiday home in the heart of Keswick, perfect for exploring the town centre and the delights of the surrounding Lake District.
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    4
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    2
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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
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Brandlehow at High Hill ref: CC111368

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£463-£1312

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4 star rating
Excellent location, stunning views, large garden, ample parking and 5 minutes walk from Keswick town centre.
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3 Barf Cottages ref: CC112141

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£554-£1439

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A well placed semi-detached cottage with fell views. A quiet location, close to Derwentwater and only one mile from Keswick town centre.
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    3
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    2
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Wendover ref: CC111152

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£654-£1099

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3 star rating
Wendover is an extremely comfortable property in a central location from which to explore the National Park.
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Burnmoor ref: CC111341

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£436-£1161

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4 star rating
Luxurious detached house with garden, parking and views, situated on the edge of Keswick
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    6
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    2
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    3
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    2
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Chaucer Apartment 14 ref: CC111388

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£352-£750

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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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    2
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    2
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17 Greta Grove House ref: CC111196

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£361-£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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    3
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    2
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    2
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Greta Grove Apartments - 12A Elm Court ref: UK1213

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£301-£618

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4 star rating
Situated in the heart of Keswick, with an array of amenities within walking distance, there’s so much to see and do in this wonderful area.
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2 Lonsdale House ref: UK1139

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£450-£768

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4 star rating
Nestled within a backdrop of the Lakeland fells and Derwentwater, this ground floor apartment with secure access is ideal for couples and families who enjoy the great outdoors.
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    4
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