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 White Cottage ref: CC111296

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£403-£724

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3 star rating
The White Cottage
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Situated in a quiet residential area of Keswick, The White Cottage is tastefully decorated with good quality furnishings throughout.
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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
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    2
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    1
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Fryston Cottage ref: CC111317

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£395-£784

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4 star rating
A very spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage, superbly furnished and close to town centre.
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Philip’s Cottage ref: UK1185

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£368-£751

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4 star rating
With the beautiful Lake District National Park at your fingertips, this lovely holiday cottage provides all the comforts to ensure a wonderful rural escape.
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    6
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    4
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Rickerby House ref: CC115118

Portinscale, Keswick & Area

£709-£1834

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3 star rating
Situated in the heart of Portinscale village, Rickerby House has large rooms and high ceilings and plenty of space to relax at the end of the day.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Limetrees - Hewetson Court ref: CC111340

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£359-£662

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3 star rating
First floor apartment ideally located for those who wish to enjoy the delights of Keswick.
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    3
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    2
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    1
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3 Howrahs Court ref: CC111407

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£464-£784

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3 star rating
This first floor apartment enjoys an excellent location in Howrahs Court, with stunning fell views to the front and rear from every room.
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    2
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    2
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Valley Crest ref: UK1191

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£539-£1237

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4 star rating
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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    6
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    0
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    3
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    2
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Dragonfly Cottage ref: CC112131

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£412-£816

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4 star rating
A well presented family bungalow just a short distance from Keswick town centre.
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    4
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    2
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    1
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Latrigg Cottage ref: CC111382

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£331-£676

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4 star rating
Beautiful cottage in Keswick town centre, ideal for couples or small family
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    3
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    2
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    1
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Bleaberry - Hewetson Court ref: CC111303

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£323-£657

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3 star rating
Hewetson Court is a fully refurbished 1st floor apartment situated just off the Main Street and only minutes walk from the town centre.
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    2
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    1
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Bag End ref: CC112157

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£500-£734

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4 star rating
This stylish apartment oozes quality and character, and enjoys a fantastic location in the centre of Keswick, with the fells accessible from the doorstep!
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The Map House ref: CC111279

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£404-£882

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3 star rating
Only 5 minutes walk into town, a sandstone terrace cottage with spacious accommodation for 6 people.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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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
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Gable Cottage ref: CC111162

Keswick, Keswick & Area

£347-£741

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3 star rating
Lakeland stone cottage in a quiet yet central location close to shops, pubs and restaurants
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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