Stay on a Lake District Farm

Stay on a Lake District Farm

We’ve picked our favourite 4 Lake District farmhouse B&B’s on working farms for you providing bed and breakfast accommodation near Keswick, Ambleside and Windermere.
If you’ve never stayed bed and breakfast at a traditional working farm in Cumbria’s Lake District now is the time to book your holiday or short Lake District farmstay break.

Mosedale, Keswick | Mosedale End Farm B&B | no pets

Mosedale End Farm lake district bed and breakfast near KeswickA wonderful, traditional working beef & sheep farm set in stunning landscape and offering 3 beautiful ensuite bedrooms. One of the rooms, the large Grainery suite includes a small kitchen area and private outdoor balcony for space & fresh air, where you can listen to the birds & watch the stars. Homemade Cake and fresh milk await you daily on the well-stocked hospitality tray. A happy thought to come back to after a walk on the fells or visit to one of the many attractions in the Lake District. The walking straight from the farm is as good as it gets in the Lakes. Boot room & cycle store available. Highly recommended.
£80 – £90 prpnb. More Details & Booking >>

Ambleside, Windermere | High Wray Farm B&B | no pets

image of High Wray Farm providing Lake District farm B&B near AmblesideA traditional 17th century farmhouse providing b&b on a National Trust working farm in the hills near the western shore of lake Windermere. Olde world charm in 3 ensuite rooms, double, twin and family. Full farmhouse breakfasts, local produce and fresh free range eggs from the farm, home baking. Lake side walks and excellent hill walking from the farmhouse door. Located in a quiet hamlet approx 4 miles from Ambleside.
From £96 prpnb. More Details & Booking >>

Borrowdale, Keswick | Ashness Farm B&B | no pets

ashness farm  lakeland bed and breakfast in borrowdale near keswickDating from the 16th century and now owned by the National Trust, Ashness Farm b&b is situated between the famous Ashness Bridge and the sweeping vista of Surprise View. Now offering Lake District farmhouse b&b in 5 ensuite rooms, king, double and twin, all looking out across Derwentwater. Farmhouse breakfasts with local produce and the farm’s own Cumberland sausage & free range eggs. Vegetarian option available. Children welcome.
From £82 prpnb. More Details & Booking >>

Newlands, Keswick | Gill Brow Farm B&B | no pets

gill brow farm lake district bed and breakfast in the newlands valley near keswickSet on a traditional working farm in the beautiful and peaceful Newlands valley behind Catbells and just 15 minutes from Keswick along quiet country lanes. Gill Brow Farm provides farmhouse bed and breakfast in 2 clean and simply furnished traditional and characterful rooms, a double and a family room that may be used also as a twin. Excellent hearty breakfasts with local produce, open fires, fantastic walking country. Children welcome.
£84 to £92 prpnb. More Details & Booking >>


The Lake District landscape has been sculpted and nurtured for generations by Lakeland farmers and the long tradition of the famous Lakes hospitality started in farmhouses just like these. There will be comfy beds and oodles of atmosphere, delicious hearty Cumbrian breakfasts with fresh farm eggs and succulent local produce, crisp clean air, starry skies and stunning views, sheep and lambs in the fields and, of course, that genuine Lakeland welcome.

Lake District farms are traditionally hill sheep farms which still work the animals with sheepdogs, bringing the sheep down from the high fells at various times of year for lambing, dipping and shearing. The farms are also responsible for the amazing stone walls that in some parts stretch up to seemingly impossible heights on the tops, created by necessity from stones found on the fells. Following the foot & mouth crisis in 2001 many farms now also keep some cattle.

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