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High Beckside Farm, Patterdale

Mary Bell, High Beckside, Hartsop, Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0NP

Tel: 017684 82742

17th Century cottage in conservation village near Ullswater. Sleeps 7 with outside stone steps to old wool loft, now converted into an en-suite bedroom. Central heating throughout. Carpeted with herdwick carpet and herdwick floor rugs. Helvellyn Herdwick throws on beds. For further details please telephone 017684 82742.

Email: mary@crookabeck.demon.co.uk

Bowderdale, Wasdale Head

Paul & Jenny Naylor, Bowderdale, Wasdale head, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1EX

Tel: 01946726113

The self catering accommodation comprises of three bedrooms ( a triple , a double and a single ) , a kitchen, a lounge and a bathroom.

All recently converted and furnished with help from the rural regeneration fund.

This property is the ideal base for those planning trips into the Wasdale fells.

View this farm via Wasdale Web

Wha House Cottage, Eskdale

David & Marie Crowe, Wha House Boot, Esdale, Cumbria, CA19 1TH

Bookings through Sally’s Cottages

Tel: 017687 80571

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Upper Eskdale, one of the most tranquil valleys in the Lake District, this cosy holiday cottage provides ideal self catering accommodation for couples and walkers.

On a working farm, with 800 Herdwick sheep, there are hundreds of walks right from its front door. Pets are welcome and riders who would like to bring their horse to explore the countryside can house their horse on the farm itself. Walkers can choose between gentle strolls along the River Esk, more challenging climbs up Scafell (the highest mountain in England) and Harter Fell, or hikes over to Wasdale, which houses Wastwater, England’s deepest lake

Email: sally@sallyscottages.co.uk

Side House Farm & Cottage, Great Langdale

Sue & Eric Taylforth
Millbeck Farm, Great Langdale, Nr Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JU

Tel: 015394 37364  Fax: 015394 37570

Sue and Eric Taylforth also run Side House, where charming self-catering accommodation is offered in two very well equipped cottages in the farmhouse (three bedrooms each) and the adjacent former dairy (two bedrooms).

Email: millbeck@btinternet.com

Fornside Farm, Keswick

Robert and Pam Hall, St John’s in the Vale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4TS

Tel: 017687 79173

Dramatic fells form the backdrop to our Lakeland sheep farm. Four cottages have been converted from traditional stone barns and offer spacious accommodation with a warm, friendly atmosphere. The surround fields are home to our Herdwick and Cheviot sheep, Angora goats, ducks and hens.

You will be welcome to help feed the animals and to see the farm at work. A private farm trail is provided to help you to explore the beautiful setting with its woodlands, streams, abundant wildlife and spectacular views.

All four cottages are furnished and equipped to a high standard and have full central heating. Each bathroom ahs a bath with shower unit, WC and basin. All visitors have access to a one acre paddock with sitting out area and barbeque, and to our private farm trail. There are shared laundry facilities and payphone. Private water supply. Ample car parking is available. Sorry, but we do not accept pets.

Email: cottages@fornside.co.uk

Fell Foot Farm, Little Langdale

Isaac and Kerrie Benson
Fell Foot Farm, Little Langdale, Nr Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9PE

Tel: 015394 37149

Fell Foot farm has a  holiday cottage, with two double bedrooms, that offers self-catering accommodation of great charm and character. There is a snug, open-plan lounge with cosy wood-burning stove and Sky television, while from the window you can enjoy uninterrupted views stretching down the Little Langdale Valley.

Email: kerriebenson@hotmail.com

Fornside Wha House Bowderdale

Burnthwaite Farm, Wasdale Head

Andrew & Gillian Race, Burnthwaite, Wasdale head, Seascale, Cumbria,

Bookings through Sally’s Cottages

Tel: 017687 80571

Situated at Wasdale Head on the quieter side of the Lake District, Burnthwaite Farm Cottage provides comfortable self catering accommodation for up to four people.

With views over the Wasdale fells, this holiday cottage is ideal for walkers looking to take advantage of the hundreds of walks that go right from its front door. Footpaths lead from the farm up Scafell and Great Gable, or you can walk over the fells to the Eskdale valley. You are very welcome to bring dogs. Wasdale itself is a valley of extremes. It boasts England's deepest lake (Wastwater), highest mountain (Scafell), smallest church (St Olaf's) and the world’s biggest liar competition (each November, in the Santon Bridge Inn).

Burnthwaite Millbeck Fellfoot

Yew Tree Farm Wasdale

Adrian & Margie Simper, Yew Tree Farm Wasdalle, Seascale, Cumbria

Tel 019467 26285

Set among the natural splendour of Wasdale, home to England’s highest mountain and deepest lake and at the heart of the unspoilt Western Lake District, Yew Tree Farm is a special place. Whether you are a serious climber, bird watcher or painter or whether you just want a break from the hassle of life, Yew Tree Farm provides an ideal base for your Lakeland holiday.

Tilberthwaite Farm Cottage

Glen & Dorothy Wilkinson

Tilberthwaite Farm


Tel: 01539 437281


Hidden at the head of the beautiful Tilberthwaite valley, one mile from the main road, Tilberthwaite Farm Cottage enjoys magnificent views across the fells. Part of an 18th century farmhouse, this clematis-clad cottage was once owned by Beatrix Potter.

Self Catering on Herdwick Farms