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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Croft Cottage ref: CC115121

Newlands Valley, Keswick & Area

£499-£1506

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4 star rating
Croft Cottage
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Delightful cottage in a fellside location, with panoramic views in all directions.
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    3
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Applemere ref: CC111164

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£403-£969

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4 star rating
Imaginatively converted barn with upside down accommodation on the edge of Keswick
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    4
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    2
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    1
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Old Town Cottage ref: CC111420

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£385-£837

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4 star rating
A traditional cottage with stylish decor and modern facilities which will appeal to couples of all ages.
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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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Royal Views - 3 Balmoral House ref: CC111133

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£304-£669

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3 star rating
Comfortable accommodation, centrally located next to the famous George Fisher climbing shop.
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    1
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    1
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3 The Hollies ref: CC111320

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£372-£784

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4 star rating
Luxurious apartment with beautiful views in a quiet location within Keswick town centre.
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    5
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    3
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2 Harney Peak ref: CC115120

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£400-£766

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4 star rating
Number 2 Harney Peak is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with the benefit of being situated on the ground floor.
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Briar Rigg ref: UK1043

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£532-£1828

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4 star rating
Set on the edge of Keswick, this semi-detached property is a wonderful base for a walking holiday.
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Whitegates ref: CC115111

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£298-£895

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3 star rating
A detached bungalow in a peaceful residential area only half a mile from Derwent Water.
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    6
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    2
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Flat 4, Lonsdale House ref: W2439

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£378-£879

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3 star rating
Situated in the Lake District town of Keswick, this apartment has views of the nearby Lakeland Fells, providing ample walking opportunities.
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    2
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    2
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Troutlets ref: CC111385

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£337-£818

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4 star rating
Lakeland stone cottage, fully modernised and only 3 minutes walk from Keswick’s amenities.
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    4
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    0
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    2
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    1
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Skelmorlie Cottage ref: UK1177

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£324-£719

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4 star rating
Located in the heart of the Lake District National Park, this cosy apartment is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful landscapes of the region.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Rotherwood ref: UK1328

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£456-£1007

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4 star rating
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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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Manesty View ref: CC111223

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£390-£963

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3 star rating
Comfortably furnished semi-detached bungalow with a lovely garden.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Chaucer Apmt 2 - Chaucers Nook ref: CC111281

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£308-£967

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5 star rating
Chaucer’s Nook is luxuriously furnished and extremely well equipped throughout with a fell top view.
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