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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River Cottage ref: CC111266

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£399-£724

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4 star rating
River Cottage
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A delightful, cosy, traditional stone cottage, close to the town centre with garden and parking.
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Bleaberry - Hewetson Court ref: CC111303

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£323-£729

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3 star rating
Hewetson Court is a fully refurbished 1st floor apartment situated just off the Main Street and only minutes walk from the town centre.
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5 The Plosh ref: CC111417

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£494-£849

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4 star rating
Traditional cottage with character features and modern, stylish furnishings and kitchen appliances.
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Watendlath ref: CC111394

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£377-£879

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4 star rating
Situated in landscaped grounds at the foot of latrigg and Skiddaw, with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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Carlton House Apartment 3 ref: CC111391

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£379-£832

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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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Greenbank ref: CC111106

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£626-£2399

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4 star rating
Ideal for the larger family groups, furnished and decorated to a high standard with easy access to the central Lakes.
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    10
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    5
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The Fells ref: CC111142

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£396-£849

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4 star rating
Well-equipped mid terrace cottage situated in a quiet elevated position close to Keswick town centre.
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Twentyman Court - Glenwood ref: 18630

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£315-£1012

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4 star rating
Delightful cottage in central location, amenities close by, walkers paradise with dramatic and spectacular scenery on the doorstep.
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Twentyman Court - Inglewood ref: 15288

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£314-£1017

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4 star rating
In the bustling market town of Keswick, cosy cottage with restaurants, pubs, theatre, golf and fishing all close to hand.
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Anne’s Cottage ref: UK1033

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£378-£772

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3 star rating
This lovely terraced cottage is set on the banks of the River Greta, with a five minute walk through the park to the town centre of Keswick.
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2 Greta Grove House ref: CC111155

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£439-£784

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4 star rating
Attractive ground floor apartment with French Windows onto small patio with panoramic views.
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Royal Views - 3 Balmoral House ref: CC111133

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£304-£669

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3 star rating
Comfortable accommodation, centrally located next to the famous George Fisher climbing shop.
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Catbells - Hewetson Court ref: CC111405

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£329-£739

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3 star rating
Two bedroom apartment with lovely views to Walla Crag, Catbells and Causey Pike
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Blencathra Bank ref: CC111263

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£353-£833

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4 star rating
A completely refurbished holiday home situated in a quiet residential area.
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The bolthole ref: CC111413

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£431-£872

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3 star rating
A semi-detached bungalow a short walk to town centre with easy access to nearby fells. Peaceful location with beautiful views, gardens and private parking.
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