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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Carthwaite ref: CC111271

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£534-£1099

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4 star rating
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A semi-detached property which is superbly equipped and comfortably furnished sleeping up to 6 people.
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  • Bedrooms
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Topsey Turvey ref: CC111131

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£386-£897

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4 star rating
Quality Lakeland stone fronted cottage, centrally located in Keswick with magnificent views.
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Verger’s Cottage ref: CC111419

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£499-£1613

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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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    3
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Corner Cottage ref: UK1359

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£489-£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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High Style ref: CC111329

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£421-£835

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4 star rating
A beautifully furnished property, only 5 minutes level walk from the centre of Keswick, and has its own private parking space.
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    3
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Blencathra House ref: CC111120

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£522-£1524

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4 star rating
Ideal family accommodation enjoying fine mountian views from most rooms.
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    8
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    4
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Philip’s Cottage ref: UK1185

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£402-£904

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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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    4
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    3
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Carolyn’s Cottage ref: CC111141

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£355-£837

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3 star rating
A beautifully furnished Lakeland stone cottage situated a stones throw from the town centre.
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Gatesgarth ref: CC111397

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£724-£2500

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4 star rating
Luxury holiday home with large gardens, ample parking, great views and superbly equipped.
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    8
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    4
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    3
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La’al Duness ref: CC111377

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£0-£754

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4 star rating
Light and airy apartment in Keswick town centre. Contemporary design and a high level of facilities.
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    2
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    1
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Chaucer Apartment 4 - Chaucer’s Gem ref: CC111406

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£397-£887

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4 star rating
Luxurious town centre apartment. Stylish, well appointed romantic retreat.
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    2
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    1
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    1
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Creldan House ref: CC111392

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£435-£1155

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4 star rating
Stylish, contemporary and spacious ground floor apartment a short 5 minute level walk to Keswick town centre and parks.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Century House ref: CC111384

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£637-£2205

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4 star rating
Luxurious accommodation for larger families, with amenities on the doorstep and walks from the door.
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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Bay Cottage ref: UK1028

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£393-£878

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Situated in a quiet residential area, only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Keswick with a wide range of shops, pubs and places to eat.
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  • Bedrooms
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Greenbank ref: CC111106

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£626-£2399

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4 star rating
Ideal for the larger family groups, furnished and decorated to a high standard with easy access to the central Lakes.
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    10
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  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
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