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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Elmcot ref: CC112123

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£564-£954

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Luxuriously furnished and equipped detached house with enclosed garden and private parking.
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Quietways ref: W8329

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£484-£1614

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A generously sized detached bungalow with a sunny conservatory and enclosed garden close to Derwentwater and Keswick.
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Slate Cottage ref: CC111161

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£403-£1099

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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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Bunbury Cottage ref: CC111132

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£439-£784

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Characterful property, short stroll into Keswick town centre.
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Bobbin Cottage ref: CC111104

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£366-£880

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A traditional Lakeland stone terraced cottage ideally situated on the banks of the River Greta.
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Bay Cottage ref: UK1028

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£371-£878

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Situated in a quiet residential area, only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Keswick with a wide range of shops, pubs and places to eat.
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Dragonfly Cottage ref: CC112131

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£379-£810

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A well presented family bungalow just a short distance from Keswick town centre.
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Rotherwood ref: UK1328

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£456-£1007

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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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Rickerby House ref: CC115118

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£694-£1834

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Situated in the heart of Portinscale village, Rickerby House has large rooms and high ceilings and plenty of space to relax at the end of the day.
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    4
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1 Lonsdale House ref: CC111157

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£413-£867

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An attractive luxurious ground floor apartment in the centre of Keswick.
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Flat 9 Greta Grove ref: UK1343

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£367-£762

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Enjoy a holiday in the heart of Keswick from this second floor apartment, just a short stroll from all its amenities.
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Helvellyn House Apartment ref: CC111310

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£329-£739

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A ground floor apartment within 5 minutes walk of Keswick.
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    4
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    2
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    1
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The bolthole ref: CC111413

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£391-£872

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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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    2
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Condor, Royal Oak House ref: CC111245

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£340-£724

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Situated in the centre of Keswick, this property has the benefit of lift access and with stunning views of Skiddaw from the lounge.
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Cosy Cottage ref: CC115127

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£372-£832

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3 star rating
A traditional Lakeland cottage situated in the heart of Portinscale village.
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
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