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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Valley Crest ref: UK1191

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£539-£1237

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4 star rating
Valley Crest
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Enjoy a family holiday right here in the heart of the Lake District with so many activities and views to admire you’re sure to return!
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    3
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Ullscroft ref: CC112126

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£636-£1563

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4 star rating
Superb pet friendly house with excellent facilities, quality accommodation and close to amenities.
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    9
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
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    2
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Olivet - Hewetson Court ref: CC111148

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£316-£639

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3 star rating
Ground floor courtyard apartment in the heart of Keswick.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Condor, Royal Oak House ref: CC111245

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£340-£724

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4 star rating
Situated in the centre of Keswick, this property has the benefit of lift access and with stunning views of Skiddaw from the lounge.
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    4
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    0
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    2
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    2
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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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    0
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    2
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    1
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Burr Ghyll - Burnside Park ref: UK1086

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£506-£856

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4 star rating
Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, this holiday home is an ideal base from which to explore this location, with views of the Lakeland Fells and Burr Ghyll from the veranda.
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    6
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    0
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    3
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    2
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Blencathra Bank ref: CC111263

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£398-£816

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4 star rating
A completely refurbished holiday home situated in a quiet residential area.
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    4
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Royal Oak House - Fellside ref: UK1011

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£373-£843

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4 star rating
A three bedroomed apartment situated in the centre of Keswick offering Wi-Fi and magnificent fell views from the two balconies.
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    5
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Croft House Cottages - Croftside ref: UK1265

Applethwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£493-£493

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4 star rating
Magnificent, panoramic views from this well-appointed cottage - which is peacefully located just over a mile from Keswick.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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Acorn Lodge - Burnside Park ref: CC111171

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£409-£639

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3 star rating
Luxury pine log cabin situated in landscaped grounds with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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    2
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    2
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    1
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    1
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1 Harney Peak ref: CC115119

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£412-£899

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4 star rating
1 Harney Peak is a delightful cottage, formerly part of a larger Lakeland hotel in the beautiful Cumbrian village of Portinscale.
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    6
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    0
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    3
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    2
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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
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The Rowans ref: CC111111

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£395-£784

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3 star rating
Quietly situated, 10 minutes walk from Keswick with superb views from open plan garden.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Grooms Room ref: 13316

Thirlmere near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£273-£645

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3 star rating
Idyllic rural retreat for couples, first floor apartment with four poster bed and lakeside terrace, Keswick market town close by.
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    1
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    1
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The Coach House ref: UKC3787

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£1410-£2399

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5 star rating
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Perfect for a family get together or celebration, this beautiful property in Keswick is within walking distance of Derwentwater and the surrounding Lake District fells.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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