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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Elmcot ref: CC112123

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£564-£954

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4 star rating
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Luxuriously furnished and equipped detached house with enclosed garden and private parking.
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The Hawthorns ref: UK1201

Bassenthwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£439-£755

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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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Oak Apple House ref: CC112152

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£588-£1673

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Within walking distance of fantastic amenities, this detached, Georgian-style property is just perfect for both an active or relaxing holiday.
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3 Harney Peak ref: CC115116

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£369-£639

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A fully refurbished ground floor apartment situated in the centre of the peaceful village of Portinscale.
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Chaucer Lodge Apt 1 ref: CC111411

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£309-£601

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3 star rating
Short breaks available all year. Central yet quiet location. Wi-fi internet access and parking.
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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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Shorley Lodge ref: CC111224

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£514-£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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    6
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    2
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    3
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Appleton ref: CC112121

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£413-£1031

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3 star rating
A peaceful location, close to good fell walks, the leisure pool and walking distance to the town centre
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    6
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Packhorse Court ref: UK1102

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£315-£664

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Centrally located in Keswick, this delightful holiday apartment sits in a beautiful area with fell walks, pubs, restaurants and many visitor attractions available on the doorstep.
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Riverview Cottage ref: CC111414

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£514-£954

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4 star rating
Traditional Lakeland stone cottage with modern amenities and garden. 5 minutes level walk to town centre and parks.
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    2
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    3
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Saddleback Cottage ref: CC111116

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£396-£849

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3 star rating
A comfortable well located cottage, an ideal base to explore the northern Lakes.
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    6
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    3
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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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    1
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Marley’s Den ref: CC111286

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£372-£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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Haystacks ref: CC111409

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£385-£824

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3 star rating
Semi detached bungalow in peaceful location with great views, parking, garden and close to the town
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    1
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8 Elm Court ref: CC111371

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£323-£729

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A comfortable first-floor apartment on the fringe of town, offering Wi-Fi and views across the river to the fells’.
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