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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Poachers’ Cottage ref: CC112137

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£341-£674

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3 star rating
Poachers’ Cottage
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A Lakeland cottage adjoining a traditional Inn, with a convenient location and private parking for two cars.
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Brook Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111218

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£395-£648

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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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Peak View ref: CC111201

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£431-£1076

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4 star rating
A well appointed second and third floor apartment commanding spectacular views.
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    6
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    2
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    3
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Shorley Lodge ref: CC111224

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£489-£954

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4 star rating
Situated in an ideal location just across the road from Fitz Park and the River Greta.
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    3
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    1
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Hazel’s Cottage ref: 24633

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£307-£746

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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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    2
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    1
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Skiddaw View ref: W41342

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£371-£971

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If you are looking for the perfect base from which to conquer the Cumbrian fells with your family then look no further than Skiddaw View.
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    3
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    2
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Hastings ref: CC111356

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£504-£844

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3 star rating
Situated in a residential area only 2 minutes walk to the town centre
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The Ivy Cottage ref: CC111301

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£449-£892

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3 star rating
This light and airy sandstone cottage provides spacious accommodation for up to 6 people, furnished to a high standard of comfort.
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    2
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    3
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Heatherside ref: UK1007

Portinscale near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£479-£955

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4 star rating
Set on the northern shores of Derwentwater, this semi-detached property enjoys fell views from the bedrooms and gardens and a mile from Keswick.
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    5
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    3
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Stone Ledges ref: CC111135

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£321-£640

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3 star rating
Conveniently situated cottage in the heart of Keswick.
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    3
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    2
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    1
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Causey Cottage ref: CC112122

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£395-£849

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4 star rating
Quality cottage with very good facilities, including Wi-Fi, garden/patio with seating and close to Keswick town centre
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Skiddaw Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111217

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£429-£798

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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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Corner Cottage ref: UK1359

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£439-£839

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4 star rating
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Situated in the centre of Keswick, Corner Cottage provides a perfect base for guests wishing to explore the Lake District.
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    1
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3 Catherine Cottages ref: CC111252

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£464-£780

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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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    2
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    1
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Fell View ref: CC112135

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£414-£946

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4 star rating
Spacious, well equipped property with ample parking. Easy access to the fells and town centre.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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