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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Catbells Cottage ref: CC111423

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£403-£866

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4 star rating
Catbells Cottage
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Convenient town centre location, luxurious furnishings, great facilities and private parking.
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Lake View Shepherd’s Hut ref: UK1354

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£260-£580

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A quirky, compact shepherd’s hut offering peace and tranquillity, just a stone’s throw from bustling Keswick. A Lake District stay to remember.
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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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The Old Laundry 1 ref: CC111333

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£387-£831

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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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Slate Cottage ref: CC111161

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£428-£1099

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4 star rating
Charming 18th century Grade II listed cottage being only a 5 minute level walk to town centre.
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Derwent Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111226

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£492-£875

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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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Royal Views - 3 Balmoral House ref: CC111133

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£304-£573

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3 star rating
Comfortable accommodation, centrally located next to the famous George Fisher climbing shop.
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3 Howrahs Court ref: CC111407

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£464-£784

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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 Greta Grove House ref: CC111155

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£395-£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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Castle Crag ref: CC111393

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£519-£1114

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4 star rating
Stylish townhouse, excellent facilities, patio garden and parking. 5 minutes level walk to town centre
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Whiskey Cottage ref: UK1048

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£398-£787

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4 star rating
Nestled within the beautiful town of Keswick, this holiday home is every walking enthusiasts dream, boasting extensive walks right from the doorstep.
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Quietways ref: W8329

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£484-£1601

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4 star rating
A generously sized detached bungalow with a sunny conservatory and enclosed garden close to Derwentwater and Keswick.
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    2
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    2
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The Old Laundry 4 ref: CC111337

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£470-£849

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4 star rating
Superb 2 bedroom maisonette in new purpose built development, with roof terrace and secure parking.
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9 Howrah’s Court ref: CC111267

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£420-£849

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4 star rating
A luxurious, first floor apartment within walking distance of the town centre with fell views and private parking.
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Beeches (The) ref: CC115113

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£435-£1132

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4 star rating
High quality accommodation with lovely views to the fells beyond and a large secluded garden.
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