"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 about Holmeshead Farm seems designed to make you feel instantly at home.
The en suite double room was comfortable, spotlessly clean and had everything you'd normally find in a good quality hotel (including wifi & biscuits!), with the added benefit of glorious views across the open countryside to the Drunken Duck pub (a must if you're a fan of beer, good food or good company). The full English breakfast is substantial, backed up by cereals & fresh fruit for those of a healthier disposition. In summary we're left wondering why we've bothered with all those B&Bs in Ambleside over the years when a gem like this was so close by.
Note: If you're lucky enough to stay over New Year as we were then the Drunken Duck has a great firework display on NYE that can be seen from the farm if you prefer to stay in the warm, together with mulled wine and bacon butties on NYD morning.
- Also Known As:
- Holmeshead Farm Ambleside, Lake District