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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High Views ref: UK1251

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£285-£624

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High Views is situated at the heart of the lakes and mountains of the Lake District National Park, ideal for walking and cycling.
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Friar’s Cottage ref: UK1192

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£342-£848

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3 star rating
Enjoy a relaxing break in this traditional cottage, nestling in this popular town with shops, museums and the famous Pencil Museum within walking distance.
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Beny-Cot ref: CC112144

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£410-£1016

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4 star rating
A well placed property with a wood burner, an enclosed garden and a second living space, ideal for children. Enjoy all that Keswick has to offer, just yards from your accommodation.
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    5
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    4
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    1
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Denholm ref: CC111119

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£483-£1472

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3 star rating
Spacious end terrace enjoying a central but quiet location.
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    8
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    1
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    4
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    2
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Latrigg Cottage ref: CC111382

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£331-£741

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4 star rating
Beautiful cottage in Keswick town centre, ideal for couples or small family
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    3
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    0
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    2
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    1
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Poachers’ Cottage ref: CC112137

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£341-£824

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3 star rating
A Lakeland cottage adjoining a traditional Inn, with a convenient location and private parking for two cars.
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    4
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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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    2
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    2
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3 Catherine Cottages ref: CC111252

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£464-£908

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4 star rating
Traditional Lakeland stone cottage, tastefully refurbished and upgraded, 5 minutes level walk to Keswick town centre.
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    4
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    0
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    2
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    1
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Twentyman Court - Glenwood ref: 18630

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£315-£1012

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4 star rating
Delightful cottage in central location, amenities close by, walkers paradise with dramatic and spectacular scenery on the doorstep.
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    4
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Lund Cottage (was Gabriel’s Cottage) ref: CC111129

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£388-£911

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4 star rating
Luxurious accommodation in central Keswick.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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Hazel Lodge ref: UK1014

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£391-£665

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4 star rating
Hazel Lodge is a fantastic dormer-style bungalow, furnished with the help of a local interior designer, to offer holidaymakers comfy and cosy accommodation in the Lake District.
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    4
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    1
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Fairfield ref: UK1195

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£511-£1085

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4 star rating
With stunning scenery and walking in the Lakeland Fells on your doorstep and shops, restaurants and cafés just a short walk away.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Riverbank Cottage ref: CC111400

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£494-£849

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4 star rating
Fully modernised Lakeland cottage with parking. Next to the park and river, with views of Skiddaw and Fells and near to Keswick town centre. 
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    4
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    2
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    2
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    1
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7 Elm Court ref: CC111379

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£825

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3 star rating
This 1st floor apartment benefits from a peaceful location at the rear of the building, with lovely view from the lounge to the river, which runs alongside, and the fells.
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    4
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    1
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9 Howrah’s Court ref: CC111267

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£494-£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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