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Holmeshead Farm

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Skelwith Fold, Ambleside LA22 0HU, England
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Holmeshead Farm
Ranked #48 of 82 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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  • 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
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 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

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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

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Wellington, New Zealand
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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

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Halifax, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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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

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 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!

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Gainesville, Georgia
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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

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed at the farm on the saturday evening and got there late saturday afternoon. Its a bit out of the way but very cosy, friendly and more importantly clean. Most of the B & B's that we found say that they are dog friendly but dont let you keep your dog in your room but this one does and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Judith who runs this B&B is friendly and welcoming. Even more importantly than that though she cooks a fantastic breakfast!!!! The rooms are smart and clean, the showers hot and powerful, the lounge area has a lovely wood fire, and the farm itself is active and located in gorgeous surroundings. Just a mile from the best restaurant in the region,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Absoloutely fantastic b & b. Our two jack russell doggies, my husband and myself couldn`t have found a nicer place to stay in the lakes. Judith and Ed made us more than welcome and the accommodation was second to none. Difficult to find maybe, but certainly difficult to forget ! We will certainly be visiting again. The place itself was... More

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Address: Skelwith Fold, Ambleside LA22 0HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holmeshead Farm 4*
Also Known As:
Holmeshead Farm Ambleside, Lake District

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