I stayed here for 7 nights in September, in order to walk those peaks in Wainwright’s Southern Fells and Western Fells which I hadn’t already covered. This must be one of the best centres for hillwalking in England, with Scafell, Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Kirk Fell, Pillar, etc all within easy walking distance from the front door.
Burnthwaite Farm must be the most remote B&B in England – it took me nearly half-an-hour to get here from the main A595 road along the Cumbrian coast. The Wasdale Head Inn is remote enough, but Burnthwaite Farm is another kilometre up the valley. This is a wonderful place for anyone who wants to get away from it all – no shops, no TV, no wireless, no mobile phone signal!
Andrew was a welcoming host and nothing was too much trouble. This was surprising since he runs a farm and was doing without help whilst I was there. The breakfasts and packed lunches are huge – I could never manage to eat everything. The bedrooms are basic but clean and the bathrooms and toilets are just across the corridor. The lounge is always warm and inviting, especially after a day out in the wet.
The room rates are exceptional value – I would have happily paid 50% more.
- Also Known As:
- Burnthwaite Farm Hotel Wasdale Head
- Burnthwaite Farm Wasdale Head, Cumbria