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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Glaramara - Burnside Park ref: CC111172

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£479-£784

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3 star rating
Glaramara - Burnside Park
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Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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High Rigg ref: CC111321

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£419-£973

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4 star rating
Luxury two bedroom apartment in a converted former farmhouse, with exceptional views from all rooms.
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    2
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    2
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1 Windsor House ref: CC111302

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£335-£639

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4 star rating
Furnished by an interior designer, using excellent quality furnishings throughout, 1 Windsor House is superbly located for couples seeking a central base, with private parking and outside eating area.
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Corner Cottage ref: UK1355

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£575-£985

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5 star rating
After a busy day exploring the delights of the surrounding area, return to relax in this beautiful cottage and plan your next day’s adventure.
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    2
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    2
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Brandelhow Apartment ref: CC111311

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£373-£835

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4 star rating
A first floor apartment in the centre of Keswick with easy access to pubs, restaurants, outdoor shops and stunning fell walks.
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    2
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    1
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Bridge Cottage ref: CC111316

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£379-£780

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4 star rating
A cosy 2 bedroom cottage situated next to the river Greta in Keswick
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    3
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    2
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Cobble Garth ref: UK1088

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£405-£874

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4 star rating
A delightful bolthole for four especially suited to those with restricted mobility, nestled just 600 yards from the centre of Keswick.
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    2
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    1
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Brandelhow ref: CC111244

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£557-£1358

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4 star rating
Newly refurbished for 2017! A cottage of very high standard set in a peaceful, elevated location with stunning views.
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Fourwinds ref: UK1143

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£685-£1476

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4 star rating
Situated on the edge of Keswick, this wonderful property offers the perfect place for families to enjoy a holiday in the Lake District.
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    4
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    3
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Bracken Howe ref: CC115123

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£524-£1654

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4 star rating
Luxurious accommodation with stunning views, walks from the doorstep and 1/2 mile from the Lake.
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    4
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    2
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17 Greta Grove House ref: CC111196

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£361-£724

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3 star rating
Well equipped first floor apartment affording views over the rooftops to Borrowdale Fell.
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    3
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    2
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    2
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5 Balmoral House ref: CC112142

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£311-£585

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4 star rating
Centrally located in the wonderful town of Keswick, discover all that northern Lakeland has to offer from this apartment.
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    0
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    1
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    1
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Elmcot ref: CC112123

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£480-£954

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4 star rating
Luxuriously furnished and equipped detached house with enclosed garden and private parking.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
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    2
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