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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Chaucer Lodge Apt 1 ref: CC111411

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£309-£585

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3 star rating
Chaucer Lodge Apt 1
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Short breaks available all year. Central yet quiet location. Wi-fi internet access and parking.
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2 Lonsdale House ref: UK1139

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£450-£791

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4 star rating
Nestled within a backdrop of the Lakeland fells and Derwentwater, this ground floor apartment with secure access is ideal for couples and families who enjoy the great outdoors.
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Philip’s Cottage ref: UK1185

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£368-£751

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4 star rating
With the beautiful Lake District National Park at your fingertips, this lovely holiday cottage provides all the comforts to ensure a wonderful rural escape.
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    6
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    4
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    3
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    1
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Otterbield ref: UK1352

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£610-£1143

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A well-presented holiday home in the heart of Keswick, perfect for exploring the town centre and the delights of the surrounding Lake District.
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    4
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Corner Cottage ref: UK1359

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£439-£889

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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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Blencathra ref: UK1084

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£282-£532

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3 star rating
This cosy apartment makes the ideal countryside retreat and enjoys views over the fells which are accessible from the door.
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The bolthole ref: CC111413

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£391-£867

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3 star rating
A semi-detached bungalow a short walk to town centre with easy access to nearby fells. Peaceful location with beautiful views, gardens and private parking.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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    1
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The Hawthorns ref: UK1201

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£439-£439

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4 star rating
Enjoy panoramic views over Bassenthwaite Lake from this property, which is also just 5 miles from the popular town of Keswick.
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Verger’s Cottage ref: CC111419

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£499-£1604

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4 star rating
Tastefully furnished traditional Lakeland cottage, with excellent facilities including Wi-fi and Sky TV
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    6
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    3
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    2
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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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    1
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Royal Oak House - Fellside ref: UK1011

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£373-£843

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4 star rating
A three bedroomed apartment situated in the centre of Keswick offering Wi-Fi and magnificent fell views from the two balconies.
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    5
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    3
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Fell Sweep ref: CC111331

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£412-£954

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4 star rating
Stunning modern property with excellent facilities and views from the bedrooms.
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    6
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    3
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    2
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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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    2
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    2
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Burr Ghyll - Burnside Park ref: UK1086

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£506-£856

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4 star rating
Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, this holiday home is an ideal base from which to explore this location, with views of the Lakeland Fells and Burr Ghyll from the veranda.
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    6
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    3
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    2
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Marley’s Den ref: CC111286

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£384-£784

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4 star rating
Marley’s Den is a quality apartment which has been totally refurbished throughout and has the advantage of walks available on the doorstep without the use of a car.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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