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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Watendlath ref: CC111394

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£490-£879

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4 star rating
Watendlath
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Situated in landscaped grounds at the foot of latrigg and Skiddaw, with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells.
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Chaucer Apt 6 - Derwentwater ref: CC111259

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£372-£920

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4 star rating
Centrally located ground floor apartment beautifully furnished and equipped to a very high standard.
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Jebel Kasr ref: 25301

Thornthwaite, near Keswick, Keswick & Area

£251-£655

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3 star rating
Ideal holiday base for couples with fine views just one mile from Bassenthwaite Lake and close to Whinlatter Forest.
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    1
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Applemere ref: CC111164

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£403-£899

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4 star rating
Imaginatively converted barn with upside down accommodation on the edge of Keswick
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    2
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    1
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Hazel’s Cottage ref: 24633

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£307-£905

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3 star rating
Part of a 19th-century coach house ideally based just off the main thoroughfare in Keswick. Enjoy spectacular fell walks straight from the door.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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    1
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Verger’s Cottage ref: CC111419

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£499-£1528

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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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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Carthwaite ref: CC111271

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£534-£1099

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4 star rating
A semi-detached property which is superbly equipped and comfortably furnished sleeping up to 6 people.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Old Laundry 4 ref: CC111337

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£494-£849

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4 star rating
Superb 2 bedroom maisonette in new purpose built development, with roof terrace and secure parking.
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    4
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    0
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    2
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    1
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Chaucer Lodge Apt 1 ref: CC111411

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£309-£551

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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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    1
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Skiddaw View ref: W41342

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£371-£898

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3 star rating
If you are looking for the perfect base from which to conquer the Cumbrian fells with your family then look no further than Skiddaw View.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Poachers’ Cottage ref: CC112137

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£341-£832

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3 star rating
A Lakeland cottage adjoining a traditional Inn, with a convenient location and private parking for two cars.
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    4
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    2
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    1
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Brow Riding ref: CC111238

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£377-£804

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3 star rating
Ideally positioned in a peaceful location enjoying extensive fell views.
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    4
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    0
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    2
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    1
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The Old Laundry 1 ref: CC111333

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£387-£831

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4 star rating
Superb 2 bedroom maisonette in a purpose built development, with roof terrace and secure parking.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Whinny Brow - Burnside Park ref: CC111183

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£384-£784

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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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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Stone Ledges ref: CC111135

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£321-£740

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3 star rating
Conveniently situated cottage in the heart of 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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