7 Farms In Keswick Where You Can Stay

When planning where to stay during your holiday to Keswick, a farm might not be the first place that comes to mind - but there are a fantastic range of wonderful holiday properties based on farms just outside Keswick, which offer comfort, excellent views, and a real insight into Lakeland life. Here’s our guide to seven farms in Keswick where you can stay. 

In April and May guests staying on a sheep farm will be able to see new-born lambs out in the fields. If you are lucky enough to be there on the right day you may even be able to watch the birth of a lamb or bottle feed an orphan lamb with permission from the farmer. Aswell as sheep our local farms may have cattle, hens, ducks and horses. You may be able to meet and feed the animals or even take a tour. This will vary between establishments so please do speak to the proprietor. 

Some of the farms do allow dogs to stay but your dogs will need to be on a lead whenever they are outdoors.

Gill Brow Cottage

Gill Brow Cottage is a self catering cottage, attached to a 17th century farmhouse, with incredible views across the Newlands Valley.

Perfect for family breaks, the cottage can sleep up to six people, with one double bedroom, one twin room, and one room with full sized bunk beds. The cottage also contains a kitchen and dining room, and a spacious lounge with a television and open fireplace - ideal for relaxing after a long day exploring the local area.

Gill Brow Cottage is a picturesque base from which to explore Keswick and the Lake District, with a variety of walks available from your doorstep. The cottage is five miles from Keswick town centre, and the summit of Catbells is just 2 miles from the property. 


Ashness Farm B&B

The historic Ashness Farm B&B is a Grade 1 listed building, within a working 16th century fell farm. The farmhouse has five double/twin ensuite bedrooms (three including baths), which all enjoy stunning views across Derwentwater.

You can enjoy a traditional, hearty farmhouse breakfast in the B&B before setting off to explore the nearby area; a path from the farm leads to Ashness Bridge, with Surprise View just a short walk away. The location of Ashness Farm, near the southern end of Derwentwater, is perfect for exploring the picturesque Borrowdale Valley, and is only a ten minute drive from Keswick. 


Mosedale End Farm

Mosedale End Farmhouse is a 17th century farmhouse, with three en-suite bedrooms, including a family suite with its own small kitchen and outdoor balcony.

For a modern twist on a farm stay, visit the Mosedale End Farm Glamping PodThis cosy, comfortable glamping pod is made from timber, with extra touches such as full insulation, underfloor heating, and double glazing. It has its own ensuite shower room and a mini kitchen, featuring a microwave, kettle, fridge, toaster, and sink. The glamping pod, which sleeps 4,  is ideal for people who want to try camping… but with a little more luxury. The pod is situated in the corner of the farm yard, and has beautiful views down the valley and across the surrounding fields. 

Mosedale End Farm is a traditional working beef and sheep farm, just 20 minutes away from Keswick. There’s a local pub just half an hour’s walk away, and is a 20-minute drive from Keswick. 


Sandhills Farm

Close to Bassenthwaite Lake, Sandhills Farm is a recently renovated B&B, with three large, luxury bedrooms converted from the farmhouse’s adjoining barn.

The Charolais bedroom on the ground floor can be utilised as either a super-king size double, or a twin bedroom. There is also an en-suite wet room, making this room ideal for less mobile guests.The Limousin room on the first floor has a king-sized double bed, and an en-suite shower room. Also on the first floor, the Texel bedroom has a king-size double bed, dressing area, and en-suite bathroom.

The Sandhills farmhouse is located in the grounds of Mirehouse, a historic, family-owned residence. The farmland is on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, so you can wander down to the lake shore and enjoy the views. 


High Moss Farm Caravans

Highmoss Farm, a family run sheep and beef farm, situated near the Lake District village of Bassenthwaite, has two immaculate static holiday homes positioned to the side of a meadow.

The holiday homes can accommodate up to four people, with one double bedroom and one twin bedroom each. They also enjoy open plan kitchen, living and dining areas, and outdoor verandas, perfect for enjoying meals outside in the warmer weather. Each caravan also includes a flat screen TV, DVD player, fridge, and microwave.

The village of Bassenthwaite is a 10 minute walk from the farm, and Keswick is just an 11 minute drive away.


Fornside Farm Cottages

Fornside Farm Cottages are set in a typical 17th century Lakeland hill farm at the foot of the Helvellyn mountain range, surrounded by dramatic scenery.

The four farm cottages are beautifully converted from stone barns alongside the traditional farmhouse, offering spacious accommodation, and retaining many original features. Each cottage is well equipped, warm, and welcoming, with underfloor heating downstairs and wood burning stoves. 

Fornside Farm has a private farm trail for you to explore the surrounding woods, fields, and streams, while enjoying the local wildlife and fantastic views.


Irton House Farm

Irton House Farm is set in 240 acres of pasture and woodland and commands possibly one of the finest views found in the Northern Lake District, sitting in an elevated position with uninterrupted views over Skiddaw, Bassenthwaite Lake and the North Lake District fells.

Offering five fully accessible holiday cottages, five camping/motorhome pitches, and a luxury mobile home, Irton House Farm is ideal for a calm, relaxing break in the Lake District.

Each of the five cottages has been carefully designed to provide comfort and easy access for any guests with disabilities, such as wheelchair users or guests with reduced mobility. Each cottage has convenient parking, one or more ground-floor bedrooms, widened doors and hallways, customer-controlled central heating, and WiFi.

Located just through the farmyard is the delightful Lake View mobile home, which sleeps four. The views from the main living room window are amazing – especially as the sun sets. Please note that Lake View is not accessible for wheelchair users, and does not accept pets, although dogs are welcome in all other cottages. 


Whilst you are enjoying our beautiful countryside please be responsible and keep to the countryside code.

  • Be safe - plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people

For more on the wonderful accommodation in Keswick, plus details on the best places to eat and visit, take a look around our website.