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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Hazel Lodge ref: UK1014

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£391-£399

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4 star rating
Hazel Lodge
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Hazel Lodge is a fantastic dormer-style bungalow, furnished with the help of a local interior designer, to offer holidaymakers comfy and cosy accommodation in the Lake District.
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    2
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Daffodil Bank ref: CC111318

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£0-£2809

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4 star rating
A luxuriously appointed 4 bedroom detached house on the edge of Keswick, with stunning fell views
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    8
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Squirrel Nutkin ref: CC111386

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£411-£917

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4 star rating
Modernised holiday home in a quiet area of Keswick, yet very close to the park and amenities.
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    5
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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2 Windsor House ref: CC111334

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£372-£784

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3 star rating
Superb ground floor apartment in Victorian Town House, situated in Keswick town centre.
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    4
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    0
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    2
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    1
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Sweetpool ref: CC111412

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£395-£784

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4 star rating
Stylish town centre apartment in a quiet location but within 100 yards of amenities and fell views from most rooms
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    5
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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7 Elm Court ref: CC111379

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£743

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3 star rating
This 1st floor apartment benefits from a peaceful location at the rear of the building, with lovely view from the lounge to the river, which runs alongside, and the fells.
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    4
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Manesty ref: CC112100

Applethwaite near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£435-£1148

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4 star rating
High quality bungalow boasting magnificent views towards Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Fells.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Bay Cottage ref: UK1028

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£371-£724

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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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    4
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Bobbin Cottage ref: CC111104

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£366-£776

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4 star rating
A traditional Lakeland stone terraced cottage ideally situated on the banks of the River Greta.
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    4
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    0
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    2
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    1
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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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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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1 Tower Cottage ref: CC112120

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£321-£642

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3 star rating
Lovely cosy cottage in Lakeland village, close to the Lake and walking distance of Keswick
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Artists View - Burnside Park ref: CC111176

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£490-£886

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4 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped gounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland fells.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Helvellyn House Apartment ref: CC111310

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£329-£666

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3 star rating
A ground floor apartment within 5 minutes walk of Keswick.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
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    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Darwin Cottage ref: CC111199

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£721

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3 star rating
Darwin Cottage enjoys a central location close to all amenities, including shops, restaurants and the cinema.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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1 Twentyman Court ref: CC111125

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£331-£650

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3 star rating
Ground floor accommodation, excellent views of Skiddaw and Fitz Park.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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