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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The Fold ref: CC111298

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£386-£825

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3 star rating
The Fold
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The Fold provides two sitting rooms, one with the advantage of patio doors looking over the garden.
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  • Bedrooms
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Fell View ref: CC112135

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£405-£1083

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4 star rating
Spacious, well equipped property with ample parking. Easy access to the fells and town centre.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Corner Cottage ref: UK1355

Portinscale, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£583-£971

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5 star rating
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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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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
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Fairfield ref: UK1195

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£511-£1085

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4 star rating
With stunning scenery and walking in the Lakeland Fells on your doorstep and shops, restaurants and cafés just a short walk away.
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    6
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    4
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    3
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    2
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Brandelhow Apartment ref: CC111311

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£373-£905

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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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    4
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    2
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    1
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Bridge Cottage ref: CC111316

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£379-£885

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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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Little Chamonix ref: CC111376

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£546-£1791

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4 star rating
Excellent 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom town house, close to amenities and walks from the door
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Greta Side Court Apartments no 2 ref: CC111145

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£334-£514

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3 star rating
Attractive accommodation on the banks of the River Greta only a short stroll into Keswick town centre.
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    4
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8 Howrah’s Court ref: CC111305

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£408-£849

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4 star rating
A luxurious, ground floor apartment within walking distance of the town centre with fell views and private parking.
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    4
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Roseworth ref: CC115106

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£514-£1029

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4 star rating
A beautifully presented property with spectacular views within walking distance of Derwentwater.
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Acorn Lodge Cottage ref: CC111293

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£491-£1680

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3 star rating
Only a handful of properties in Keswick town centre enjoy the benefit of a garden, views and private parking but Acorn Lodge Cottage has all three. A spacious 4 bedroom cottage to sleep 7.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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1 Twentyman Court ref: CC111125

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£381-£741

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3 star rating
Ground floor accommodation, excellent views of Skiddaw and Fitz Park.
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    4
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    0
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    2
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10 Elm Court ref: UK1220

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£432-£837

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3 star rating
Centrally placed in the bustling town of Keswick, this second floor apartment also has access to great walking on the nearby fells.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
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    2
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Greta Grove Apartments - 12A Elm Court ref: UK1213

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£327-£719

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4 star rating
Situated in the heart of Keswick, with an array of amenities within walking distance, there’s so much to see and do in this wonderful area.
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    2
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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The Mill Race ref: CC112115

Applethwaite near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£859-£3118

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4 star rating
Luxurious 18th century converted mill on the banks of Applethwaite Gill.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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