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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La’al Gem ref: CC112133

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£380-£837

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3 star rating
La’al Gem
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Quietly situated yet very close to the town centre. Pet friendly, large garden and Wi-Fi internet access.
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Briar Rigg ref: UK1043

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£540-£1807

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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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    4
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    3
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Lund Cottage (was Gabriel’s Cottage) ref: CC111129

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£388-£826

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4 star rating
Luxurious accommodation in central Keswick.
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Howe Bridge House ref: UK1027

near Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£500-£750

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3 star rating
Relax in the sunny garden looking out over the fells, or take a leisurely stroll along side the river into Keswick.
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    2
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The Views - The Penthouse ref: UK1323

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£326-£629

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4 star rating
This third floor apartment is located just off Keswick’s market square, has private parking and panoramic views over the town and surrounding fells.
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    1
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    1
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4 Balmoral House ref: CC111328

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£303-£591

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3 star rating
Situated on the third floor this superb one bedroom apartment has superb fell views in a convenient, central location with its own private parking space.
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Sweetpool ref: CC111412

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£395-£784

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4 star rating
Stylish town centre apartment in a quiet location but within 100 yards of amenities and fell views from most rooms
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    3
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    2
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Bobbin Cottage ref: CC111104

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£366-£771

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4 star rating
A traditional Lakeland stone terraced cottage ideally situated on the banks of the River Greta.
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15 Elm Court ref: CC111160

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£320-£711

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A spacious, tastefully furnished well kept apartment is in a superb position on the second floor overlooking the River Greta with views to Skiddaw.
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Artists View - Burnside Park ref: CC111176

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£490-£886

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Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped gounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland fells.
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Tommy’s Cottage ref: CC111367

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£534-£1099

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4 star rating
Luxury accommodation in Keswick town centre, with excellent quality furnishings and facilities.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Hazel’s Cottage ref: 24633

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£307-£796

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3 star rating
Part of a 19th-century coach house ideally based just off the main thoroughfare in Keswick. Enjoy spectacular fell walks straight from the door.
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    2
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    1
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The Fold ref: CC111298

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£694

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The Fold provides two sitting rooms, one with the advantage of patio doors looking over the garden.
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Roseworth ref: CC115106

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£514-£1029

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4 star rating
A beautifully presented property with spectacular views within walking distance of Derwentwater.
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
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Gutherscale Lodge ref: CC115122

Newlands Valley, Keswick & Area

£935-£2633

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4 star rating
Stunning detached 4 bedroom property in superb location, with excellent furnishings and facilities.
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    8
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