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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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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent five nights at this lovely farm above Derwent Water. Breathtaking views from our clean and well equipped room. Lots of animals around the farm will add to the experience of living close to nature. Water streams in the farm will make a soothing sound. The farm is managed by Anne, a caring host who prepairs a lovely breakfast... More

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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a gorgeous setting. Loved being out in the countryside with all the animals. Great room with a beautiful view. Anne was very gracious and funny. Makes a great breakfast also. Best bathtub on our trip. The narrow roads are worth the effort. Photographic heaven. Highly recommend!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay here every time we visit the area. Ann not only runs the place she is also a Farmer. Beautiful setting, great rooms with comfy beds. Delicious fresh food. Loads of animals for anyone with children. Very friendly internet access limited which is a blessed relief if you want to get away from it all.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an exceptional experience, staying at this 16th century working farm in The Lake District. Situated high on the fell, the farm enjoys grand vistas of two lakes and neighboring farms. Our host was quick to please and provided a delicious English fry up each morning. This vegetarian greatly appreciated the veggie sausage! The best I've had. Just step... More

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Kent, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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 July 8, 2014

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 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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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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