My wife and I, together with another couple, visited this lovely B&B to get away from city life and experience life on a working farm. Wilf the farmer and his wife Marian did everything to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Breakfast was a full English one with eggs, bacon, baked beans, sausages, mushrooms and tomatoes. The farm itself gives a feeling of being in an ancient building, and, although the rooms are fully functional, they are rather basic, and creaky. However, to us city dwellers, this was just the thing which made our stay here so exciting. If we wanted luxury, we wouldn't have chosen to stay on a farm. Marian is a pleasant lady who prepared tea for us upon our arrival....being a glorious day, she took the tray to the little garden opposite the farmhouse. I really appreciated that Wilf, her husband, and a very busy farmer, took the time to sit with us and talk to us about his work, and pleasantly asking about our little island of Malta. One more thing I really liked about Wilf was that he allowed us to join him in his early morning round to the top hills to feed the cattle....an experience we shall never forget. I think we must have got into his way a little, but he never showed it, and seemed to actually enjoy explaining about the farm, the cows and the sheep. One thing I must warn potential visitors to High Loanthwaite is....make sure you have a car. It is situated some 5 minutes by car from Hawkhead, but at night, the place is dead dark, and walking back to the farm would not be a pleasant experience. As for ourselves, we loved this place, and I would recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in a beautiful corner of the Lake District. If I ever visit the Lakes again, I would almost definitely stay at High Loanthwaite again. Mark Galea. Malta.
- Also Known As:
- High Loanthwaite Hawkshead, Lake District