We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Holmeshead Farm

Skelwith Fold, Ambleside LA22 0HU, England
Hotel amenities
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ambleside
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Holmeshead Farm
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    18
    3
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
1
11
2
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (21)
  • Mar-May only
    (3)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (7)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (6)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (5)
All months
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely bed and breakfast with comfortable rooms and all amenities. The situation is beautiful and we were made to feel very welcome. The rooms were spotlessly clean, nicely decorated with beautiful bed linen. A home cooked farmhouse breakfast made to order finished a perfect stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend break in such a lovely and peaceful setting. The farm is only a few miles from Ambleside so it is a central location to visit places in the Lakes but It feels like quite a remote setting. There are lovely views from the farmhouse and lots of interesting wildlife about. We saw rabbits, foxes, deer... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Beautiful old farmhouse on hills above Skelwith Fold surrounded by lovely trees. Friendly helpful people. Fresh milk available to brew up. Good breakfast. Clean, comfy rooms. Excellent value. Nothing not to like.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I found this picturesque working farm, it's immediate and broader surroundings to be beautiful, and a highlight of a five week trip. The common room (where a great breakfast is served) is a fine place to relax and meet the other guests. We enjoyed lovely dawn and dusk walks around the farm and got to watch the hosts bottle feed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
UK
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

"Make yourselves at home" is an all too common phrase but from the moment we arrived it was clear that in the case of Holmeshead Farm, Judith and Edward meant exactly what they said. From the fridge with fresh milk instead of the usual UHT packets, to the cosy lounge and "last one in turn the lights off" attitude everything... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

With Ambleside booked out, we chose to stay 3 nights in this cosy and inviting Farm stay. A peaceful and attractive area of the Lake District with unspoilt rural views. Parts of the farm house are 300 years old and we loved the creaking and uneven floorboards that provide a genuine old world atmosphere - and a nice warmth. Our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My partner and I stayed in sept 2013 just for 2 nights and found the room cosy with good views. Lovely hosts. It's quiet and just off the beaten track enough to give a flavour of the timelessness that the lake district evokes. Holmeshead farm has the right mix. Big garden with great views on a nice day and we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hertfordshire
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

A location so beautiful you could be starring in a Cumbria tourist video, the warm welcome from Judith and her husband to the warm, a lovely comfy living room where the top notch breakfast cooked to order in the morning, makes this a perfect stop from which to explore the Lakes. We visited for walking/sight-seeing but also to stumble back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I'll keep this short... Clean, neat and very traditional little farmhouse. Stunning scenery, delicious breakfast and friendly owners. Would recommend and come again for sure. One tip if you're planning on staying at Holmeshead - take a sat nav, especially if you're driving in the dark. It's amazing how similar windy country roads look in the pitch black!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gainesville, Georgia
Level Contributor
84 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We had a fabulous stay at Holmeshead Farm. Arriving late on a dark afternoon, we were greeted by Judy with a warm cup of tea and some yummies. We settled in and Judy directed us to a lovely restaurant for dinner. We stayed two nights and felt very at home here. If/when we return to the Lake District, I would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

9 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (8)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ambleside
1.9 mi away
Waterhead
Waterhead
#1 of 12 in Ambleside
4.5 of 5 stars 1,253 reviews
0.7 mi away
Skelwith Bridge Hotel
Skelwith Bridge Hotel
#7 of 12 in Ambleside
4.0 of 5 stars 242 reviews
12.1 mi away
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
#6 of 18 in Kendal
4.0 of 5 stars 745 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.9 mi away
The Regent Hotel
The Regent Hotel
#2 of 12 in Ambleside
4.5 of 5 stars 712 reviews
2.0 mi away
Langdale Hotel and Spa
Langdale Hotel and Spa
#8 of 12 in Ambleside
4.0 of 5 stars 868 reviews
1.0 mi away
Nanny Brow
Nanny Brow
#13 of 109 in Ambleside
5.0 of 5 stars 440 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities