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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The Mill Race ref: CC112115

Applethwaite near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£859-£3116

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4 star rating
The Mill Race
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Luxurious 18th century converted mill on the banks of Applethwaite Gill.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    4
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Bag End ref: CC112157

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£500-£734

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4 star rating
This stylish apartment oozes quality and character, and enjoys a fantastic location in the centre of Keswick, with the fells accessible from the doorstep!
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Glenmore - Hewetson Court ref: CC111150

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£361-£699

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3 star rating
An attractive first floor apartment close to Keswick town centre.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Loft 10 ref: UK1107

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£338-£665

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4 star rating
Situated in the centre of Keswick, Loft 10 is ideal for exploring the Lake District National Park, with all local amenities on the doorstep.
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    3
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    0
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    2
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    1
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Peak View ref: CC111201

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£431-£1076

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4 star rating
A well appointed second and third floor apartment commanding spectacular views.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Packhorse Court ref: UK1102

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£315-£600

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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
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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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
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Tommy’s Cottage ref: CC111367

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£534-£1099

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4 star rating
Luxury accommodation in Keswick town centre, with excellent quality furnishings and facilities.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Carlton House Apartment 2 ref: CC111390

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£379-£796

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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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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Twentyman Court - Glenwood ref: 18630

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£315-£898

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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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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High Hill Farm Cottage ref: CC111203

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£566-£1921

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5 star rating
Extremely spacious pet-friendly luxury holiday home, with superb fell views, equipped to a very high standard and a short stroll from Keswick town centre.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Catbells Cottage ref: CC111423

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£403-£866

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4 star rating
Convenient town centre location, luxurious furnishings, great facilities and private parking.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cosy Cottage ref: CC115127

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£374-£767

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3 star rating
A traditional Lakeland cottage situated in the heart of Portinscale village.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Croft ref: CC111361

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£516-£1485

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4 star rating
A beautiful bungalow only a few minutes walk from Keswick
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Barleycorn ref: CC111401

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£395-£784

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3 star rating
Modern cottage, very good quality accommodation, large garden, quiet location, 5 minutes from town.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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