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Keswick Boat Launch, Cumbria
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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Keswick

The Lake District's majestic mountains, sparkling waters, and acres of unspoiled countryside are just three reasons people fall in love with it. Keswick's location in the centre of Cumbria makes it the ideal base from which to appreciate the incredible natural beauty the region is famed for, including England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike. Read more

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54.547421, -3.158368

Grange is a pretty village in the valley of Borrowdale in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Once described by Wainwright as one of the most beautiful places in the Lakes, the area offers superb walking (straight from the cottage front door!) and an abundance of attractions within easy reach. Spend your days discovering the beauty of the dramatic scenery then return home to the warm welcome of this cosy cottage with open fire.

Weekly price from
£457 to £889
Sleeps 5

5  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.601630, -3.169350

A beautifully presented cosy 18th Century self catering cottage located in a wonderful peaceful location yet only a one mile walk away from the bustling market town of Keswick with a great choice of shops, eating establishments and attractions. Close to Derwent Water, superb walking and an ideal base to discover the beauty of the lake District. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£300 to £555
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.765990, -3.276864

Located in the peaceful rural hamlet of Baggrow in Cumbria, this lovely holiday cottage provides a perfect base from which to explore the Lake District National Park and the Cumbrian coastline. With lovely views over the Northern Fells and Lakes, Little Byre is a popular choice for those who prefer to tuck themselves away in a tranquil spot, whilst being within easy reach of busier areas such as Keswick, Cockermouth and Whitehaven.

Weekly price from
£275 to £440
Sleeps 3

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.620767, -3.142096

Cottage for four with magnificent, panoramic fell views on all sides at Applethwaite village - Keswick is just one mile away. Ideal for two couples or a family - there is both a bathroom and a shower room. Prepared with care for guest comfort with wifi and parking. There are no less than seven lakes each within a thirty minute drive and Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite are only minutes away by car. Fell walks from the door and restaurants to walk to. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£454 to £845
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

54.620767, -3.142096

Cottage just for two with ground floor accommodation and spectacular views to Skiddaw and Latrigg at Applethwaite village one mile from Keswick. It is just a few minutes drive to Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake and there are seven other lakes within a thirty minute drive. Carefully prepared for your comfort, wifi, parking, fell walks on hand and restaurants within walking distance. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£362 to £591
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

54.573416, -3.198849

A detached country house in the Northern Lake District, ideal for large groups of friends or family located mid-way between Buttermere and Keswick in the picturesque Newlands Valley. Sitting in an elevated position, Bawd Hall provides a secluded retreat to relax whilst offering easy access to the areas many attractions and tourist hot spots. Wonderful views and super walking opportunities straight from the front door. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£990 to £2270
Sleeps 10

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

54.736713, -3.374740

Made just for two, this dog-friendly self-catering cottages offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind. Lovely walks by day with the use of a hot tub to bubble your aches away afterwards. A great base for exploring the tranquil beautiful Ellen Vale sandwiched between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast, as well as the many attractions of the nearby Lake District. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£345 to £460
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

54.736713, -3.374740

Tailor-made for two, this intimate romantic retreat sits in the peaceful Ellen Vale between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast within easy driving distance of the Lake District National Park. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£330 to £445
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

54.736713, -3.374740

Tailor-made for two, Parlour Cottage is a romantic retreat in the peaceful Ellen Vale between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast in Cumbria. Within easy driving distance of the Lake District National Park, there are an abundance of great days out for couples as well as lovely walks on the doorstep. Sit back in the hot tub and enjoy the peace, tranquility and bird song! Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£310 to £420
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

54.736713, -3.374740

Three tailor-made holiday homes for two providing affordable accommodation in the tranquil Ellen Vale. Positioned between Cockermouth and the Solway Coast this is a great touring base within easy driving distance of the Lake District National Park.

Weekly price from
£255 to £360
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.603246, -3.163826

A comfortable holiday cottage in the quiet village of Portinscale on the edge of Derwentwater. Just a twelve minute riverside stroll into Keswick, this is an ideal base for exploring The Lake District and its many attractions. Plenty of great walking to enjoy locally.

Weekly price from
£320 to £650
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.600380, -3.136258

A cosy traditional Lake District self catering cottage furnished and equipped to a very high standard of comfort and style. One of Keswick's oldest buildings dating back to the 1700's, this character cottage enjoys the many amenities of this vibrant market town on its doorstep.

Weekly price from
£330 to £700
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.610330, -3.258058

Located within an acre of land with a stream running through it, this comfortable Cumbrian holiday cottage has beautiful scenery all around and offers wonderful forest and fell walks from the front door. Whinlatter Forest Centre is nearby and there are lovely bike rides and plenty of attractions throughout the Lake District for days out.

Weekly price from
£375 to £525
Sleeps 5

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 5 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.601882, -3.159036

Comfy and welcoming, this self-catering holiday apartment is ideal for couples and sits in the quiet village of Portinscale on the edge of Derwent Water. Only one mile from the bustling market town of Keswick in the Lake District National Park and a great base for exploring and walking. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£320 to £450
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.573416, -3.198849

A lovely four star holiday retreat for two sitting in a tranquil position just fifteen minutes walk from majestic Lake Derwentwater within the Lake District. Keswick is only four miles - a fabulous base for walking and exploring. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£450 to £550
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

54.573416, -3.198849

A delightful Five Star Gold holiday home in a beautiful tranquil setting close to Derwent Water and just four miles from Keswick in the Lake District National park. Sleeping eight guests this is an ideal place for friends or family who want to explore the many attractions of the Lakes, have a walking holiday or simply relax in a stunning setting. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£975 to £2000
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

54.619067, -3.300579

A comfortable holiday cottage in the village of Lorton in the Lake District National Park - perfect for enjoying the many attractions and activities that the area has to offer.

Weekly price from
£345 to £625
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.560293, -3.161230

A simply stunning location and perfect retreat for those who enjoy walking (dog-friendly) close to Keswick in the Borrowdale Valley on the lower slopes of Catbells within the Lake District. An ideal base from which to explore the area with breathtaking scenery on the doorstep.

Weekly price from
£425 to £950
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.573416, -3.198849

Available from March 2018, The Farm House at Rowling End sits in an oasis of calm in the picturesque Newlands Valley, in the heart of the Lake District close to Derwent Water (fifteen minute walk) and Keswick (four miles). With fabulous walks straight from the front door (many which are favourites of Wainwright!), The Farm House is an excellent choice for walkers as well as those looking to explore the many attractions of the National Park or simply relax in a stunning setting.

Weekly price from
£450 to £950
Sleeps 2-6

2-6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.573416, -3.198849

Sitting in a tranquil spot, this lovely holiday cottage is just perfect for walkers with some of Wainwright's favourite walks straight from the front door. Lake Derwentwater is just fifteen minutes away on foot and Keswick is four miles. Peace, tranquility, superb walking and a great base to enjoy everything that is special about the Lake District.

Weekly price from
£425 to £950
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Keswick Continued

The mountains and fells around Keswick are a hiker's haven, but there are countless easier trails for walkers who prefer their days to be less strenuous. You won’t tire of looking at the scenery, which can change with both the weather and the time of day. Climb a mountain, cruise the lakes, or simply sit peacefully and drink it all in from a comfortable bench – the choice is yours.

Keswick is packed with attractions for people of all ages and interests, including museums, shops, restaurants, and activity centres. The breathtaking landscape of this part of the world inspired many literary greats, including Walpole, Coleridge, and Wordsworth, and you can visit all of their houses, as well as numerous other historic venues and gardens. Cumbria is renowned for the quality of its food and real ales, and there is no better way to end a day’s walking or sightseeing than with a delicious meal washed down with a pint at a friendly local pub.

The weather in the Lake District can be unpredictable and four seasons in one day is not unusual, but this is never a problem because there are so many things to do in Keswick and the surrounding area whatever the weather. You can have exactly the holiday you want, whether it’s non-stop action and adventure, romance, or family fun.