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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Raphael’s Cottage ref: CC111323

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£494-£849

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4 star rating
Raphael’s Cottage
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Beautifully furnished two bedroom town centre cottage with a delightful garden.
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Beagle Cottage ref: CC111193

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£323-£730

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3 star rating
A central base for couples or single people in the older part of Keswick. Conveniently situated for all activities and entertainments.
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The Croft ref: CC111361

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£495-£1504

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4 star rating
A beautiful bungalow only a few minutes walk from Keswick
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Fell View ref: CC112135

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£405-£1083

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4 star rating
Spacious, well equipped property with ample parking. Easy access to the fells and town centre.
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Carolyn’s Cottage ref: CC111141

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£355-£837

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3 star rating
A beautifully furnished Lakeland stone cottage situated a stones throw from the town centre.
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Creldan House ref: CC111392

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£435-£1155

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4 star rating
Stylish, contemporary and spacious ground floor apartment a short 5 minute level walk to Keswick town centre and parks.
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Friar’s Cottage ref: UK1192

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£342-£848

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3 star rating
Enjoy a relaxing break in this traditional cottage, nestling in this popular town with shops, museums and the famous Pencil Museum within walking distance.
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Royal Oak House - Fellside ref: UK1011

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£373-£934

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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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Peel Wyke ref: CC111335

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£386-£887

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3 star rating
10 minutes walk from the town centre, in a quiet situation, with panoramic fell views over the town.
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Applecroft ref: CC111253

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£424-£724

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4 star rating
Traditonal barn conversion, modern appliances with airy open planned accommodation and own private garden.
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Brandelhow Apartment ref: CC111311

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£373-£905

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4 star rating
A first floor apartment in the centre of Keswick with easy access to pubs, restaurants, outdoor shops and stunning fell walks.
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The White Cottage ref: CC111296

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£399-£724

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3 star rating
Situated in a quiet residential area of Keswick, The White Cottage is tastefully decorated with good quality furnishings throughout.
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The Old Mill House ref: CC111387

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£411-£1005

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4 star rating
Delightful views across the river and park, 400 yards from the town centre and well equipped
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    2
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Burr Ghyll - Burnside Park ref: UK1086

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£482-£944

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4 star rating
Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, this holiday home is an ideal base from which to explore this location, with views of the Lakeland Fells and Burr Ghyll from the veranda.
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Philip’s Cottage ref: UK1185

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£402-£904

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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
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