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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Slate Cottage ref: CC111161

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£403-£1099

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4 star rating
Slate Cottage
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Charming 18th century Grade II listed cottage being only a 5 minute level walk to town centre.
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    3
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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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    2
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11 Howrah’s Court ref: CC111156

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£372-£784

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4 star rating
Ever popular ground floor apartment centrally located offering fine views towards Cat Bells and convenient doorside parking - Now with Wifi.
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    2
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Causey Cottage ref: CC112122

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£439-£849

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4 star rating
Quality cottage with very good facilities, including Wi-Fi, garden/patio with seating and close to Keswick town centre
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    2
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Squirrel’s Leap - Burnside Park ref: CC111184

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£330-£759

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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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    1
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    1
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Squirrel Nutkin ref: CC111386

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£411-£981

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4 star rating
Modernised holiday home in a quiet area of Keswick, yet very close to the park and amenities.
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    5
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Falcon Crag ref: CC111374

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£559-£1618

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4 star rating
Town centre maisonette with contemporary design, excellent facilities, private parking and patio.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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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    4
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    1
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Darwin Cottage ref: CC111199

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£825

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3 star rating
Darwin Cottage enjoys a central location close to all amenities, including shops, restaurants and the cinema.
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Cobble Garth ref: UK1088

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£448-£946

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4 star rating
A delightful bolthole for four especially suited to those with restricted mobility, nestled just 600 yards from the centre of Keswick.
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    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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3 Howrahs Court ref: CC111407

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£439-£784

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3 star rating
This first floor apartment enjoys an excellent location in Howrahs Court, with stunning fell views to the front and rear from every room.
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    2
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    2
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York House ref: CC111347

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£583-£2145

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4 star rating
Luxurious accommodation large enough for 2 families, 5 minutes walk from the town centre and amenities.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Raphael’s Cottage ref: CC111323

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£494-£849

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4 star rating
Beautifully furnished two bedroom town centre cottage with a delightful garden.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Alvamere ref: CC111300

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£825

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3 star rating
Ideally situated just a 3 minute walk from the town centre.  Alvamere is fully equipped to a high standard with all modern day appliances.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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8 Elm Court ref: CC111371

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£323-£729

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3 star rating
A comfortable first-floor apartment on the fringe of town, offering Wi-Fi and views across the river to the fells’.
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    3
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    0
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    2
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    1
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