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Ashness Farm

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Borrowdale CA12 5UN, England
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Ashness Farm
Ranked #5 of 13 Borrowdale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kent, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a little dicey the first time over the Ashness Falls bridge - we couldn't see road over the hood of the car, but having done it once, we had confidence for all the other times we went over. And if we had let that stop us, we would have missed a very special part of our Great Britain... More

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Morgan Hill, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay here. I took my daughter and we stayed in the Twin bedded room. It was a little cramped with two large suitcases, but the view was beautiful. Breakfast was good, although I usually skip breakfast at home. If you are not first at the tables, the wait can be a while as Ann does everything... More

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Kawana, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elevated location on a working farm enjoying views to lake on one side and hillside views to the other. Comfortable room with ensuite in house reportedly build in 1600s . Very nice breakfast however you may need to be patient.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beautiful and friendly place to stay. Anne is friendly and helpful. The rooms are great, and the breakfast is perfect before a day of exploring. The views are breathtaking. Being in a quiet space away from everyone else is quite the nice experience, with the added benefit of being on a working farm with sheep, cows, chickens, ducks, cats, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We have just returned from our first stay at Ashness Farm, and we had a fantastic time. We stayed in Cat Bells, which was a really nice room. The bathroom is fantastic and has a great big bath, which always had plenty of hot water. The views from the B&B are lovely. It's definitely worth going left out of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Six friends had our most recent stay at Ashness farm over Easter 2014 after a 14 year gap. The bedrooms has been refurbished to a high standard with all rooms having a fabulous view and good en suite facilities. There were additional, thoughtful touches such as binoculars for bird watching and additional toiletries available for a small donation. What hadn't... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We spent three nights in the 'Catbells' room. The facilities were excellent; a nice big bed and well equipped en suite. There was lots of piping hot water which was perfect after long days on the fells. The breakfasts were filling and perfectly tasty. The location could hardly be better. I suspect we will be back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It was our second stay at Ashness Farm and it wasn't dissapointing. The property has a lot of characters and we loved the living room with lovely fire place and great view from the windows. In our first stay, we booked Maiden Moor and in our second stay we booked Catbells room. Maiden Moor was rather small, and we definitely... More

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We had a lovely stay at Ashness, having stayed there before some years ago, but very little has changed. There are wonderful views of Derwentwater and Catbells from the front of the farm. The farm has 'olde world' charm and the bedrooms and en suites very comfortable. Anne cooks a wonderful 'full English' and there is plenty of choice of... More

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Brussels, Belgium
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Ashness Farm was a great place to stay with my fiancé and our friend while we were in the Keswick area. Lots of great walks right from the farm and we had no trouble staying in this rural location without a car as taxis are less than £7 to Keswick and are all familiar with the location of the farm.... More

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Address: Borrowdale CA12 5UN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Borrowdale
Hotel Class:4 star — Ashness Farm 4*
Also Known As:
Ashness Farm Hotel Borrowdale
Ashness Farm Borrowdale/Keswick

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Our family welcomes you to experience the charm of Lakeland from within a working fell farm with its origins in the 16th century. We have 5 double/twin en-suite rooms, (3 with baths), each having a spectacular view across Derwentwater. Enjoy our traditional English farmhouse breakfast and relax in the original oak-beamed lounge. A permissive footpath runs through the farm to the nearby picturesque Ashness Bridge and stunning vista of Surprise View. ... more   less 
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