We arrived here straight after doing the Via Ferrata at Honister, in the very heavy rain. So it was so nice to be welcomed into a traditional farmhouse with the log-burner roaring away in the sitting room!
Our room (Catbells) was very nice, as was the en-suite (huge bath). The annex of the room might perhaps house the boiler? Or something for the central heating? Anyway, whatever it was, it was noisy, but it stopped arounf 10pm and didn't start again until just after 8am, so would only be a problem if you wanted an early night and a lie-in!
The breakfast was lovely, very fresh eggs and bacon to die for. The breakfast was served at perhaps a 'leisurely pace', so if you wanted to be up and out quickly, you might want to mention this beforehand.
For us, we were in no rush so was nice to sit and chat to the fellow occupants to hear tales of their travels etc.
We also got to see the litter of 1-week-old piglets in the barn next to the farmhouse, along with the belted galoway cattle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Ashness Farm Hotel Borrowdale
- Ashness Farm Borrowdale/Keswick