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Traditional yet modern, our self-catering cottages are the perfect base for relaxation and adventure in the northern Lake District. Unwind by a log fire, explore the farm, enjoy fresh farm eggs for breakfast ... most of all, feel rejuvinated and rested amongst magnificent scenery.

Beautifully converted from traditional stone barns, our four self-catering farm cottages are spacious, comfortable and equipped to a high standard, retaining many original features. The traditional 17th Century buildings use modern 21st Century technology and are heated with an environmentally friendly ground source heat pump system.

The setting is a stunning and peaceful location at the foot of the Helvellyn range, surrounded by the dramatic Lakeland scenery. There are plenty of walks directly from the farm and hundreds within a short drive. Within easy reach of Keswick, Grasmere, Ambleside and all the other attractions of the English Lake District National Park.

Read more about Fornside Farm Cottages

Fornside Farm is a typical 17thC Lakeland hill farm, set back from the road with direct, private access to the fells. Our sheep farm, which our guests are free to explore, covers 54 acres of beautiful countryside with spectacular views. We have four self catering cottages beautifully converted from stone barns alongside the traditional farmhouse.  Well equipped, warm and welcoming with underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs, plus a wood-burning stove.  We have free range hens, ducks and geese and have plans to add pigs in the coming months.  There is a private farm trail (map provided) to help you enjoy our woods, fields, streams, wildlife and fantastic views.

Bookings are mostly Friday to Friday during peak season but we do offer weekend and mid-week breaks in most term-times.

Additional Information

  • Deposit: 25.00%
  • Check In Time: 16:00
  • Check Out Time: 09:00

Fornside Farm Cottages

The Old Byre

Sleeps: 4

... converted from a grade II listed barn adjoining our 17th century farmhouse
A two bedroom cottage with open plan living/dining/kitchen area downstairs with underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove. Lovely views across the... Read More

A two bedroom cottage with open plan living/dining/kitchen area downstairs with underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove. Lovely views across the Vale towards High Rigg.  The kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave, large fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Upstairs a master bedroom with king-sized bed, plus a twin room and bathroom with shower over bath.  Welcomes well-behaved dogs (T&C apply).  Patio with table, chairs and BBQ outside.

Bookings are Friday to Friday during the main season but we do offer short breaks for much of the year. For more detailed avaiability plese visit our website www.fornside.co.uk or drop us an email.

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Facilities

  • Children Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • EV Charging
  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Child & Toddler Friendly Holidays
  • Dark Sky Area
  • Eco-Friendly
  • National Park or AONB
  • Romantic Breaks and Holidays
  • Working Farm

Pets

  • Dog Friendly

Cot, high chair, bike storage are all available by agreement when booking - terms apply and subject to availability.

Dogs welcome subject to terms & conditions, small fee applies. 

Extra farm eggs and wood available for a small honesty box donation.  

QiT Gold 4 Star Rating VE Good to Go

£395 - £900

Per week

Availability

Fornside Farm Cottages

Herdwick Fold

Sleeps: 4

A beautiful barn conversion, snug yet sumptuous
Herdwick Fold was converted from a grade II listed barn adjoining our 17th century farmhouse and sleeps up to four people.  Stunning views across the... Read More

Herdwick Fold was converted from a grade II listed barn adjoining our 17th century farmhouse and sleeps up to four people.  Stunning views across the Vale to High Rigg from it's 'barn door' window, as well as a dramatic vista of the fell and waterfalls from the master bedroom.

Two-bedroom cottage with open plan living/dining/kitchen area, underfloor heating and wood-burning stove.  The kitchen area includes a dishwasher,microwave and large fridge/freezer. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with king-sized bed, a twin bedroom and bathroom with shower over bath.  Patio with chairs, table and BBQ right outside.

Bookings are Friday to Friday during the main season but we do offer short breaks for much of the year. For more detailed avaiability plese visit our website www.fornside.co.uk

Read Less

Facilities

  • Children Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • EV Charging
  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Dark Sky Area
  • Eco-Friendly
  • National Park or AONB
  • Romantic Breaks and Holidays
  • Working Farm

Pets

  • Dog Friendly
  • Pets Not Accepted

Cot, high chair, bike storage are all available by agreement when booking - terms apply and subject to availability.

Extra farm eggs and wood available for a small honesty box donation.  

QiT Gold 4 Star Rating VE Good to Go

£395 - £900

Per week

Availability

Fornside Farm Cottages

Swaledale Garth

Sleeps: 6

Once a barn, now an elegant holiday cottage...
A three-bedroom cottage with an open plan living/dining/kitchen area downstairs, together with underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove. Lovely... Read More

A three-bedroom cottage with an open plan living/dining/kitchen area downstairs, together with underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove. Lovely views across the Vale towards High Rigg. 

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, large fridge/freezer, oven and induction hob.  Huge downstairs bedroom, either twin or superking bed with ensuite shower room.  Upstairs, a master bedroom with king-sized bed, plus a twin room and bathroom with shower over bath.  Welcomes well-behaved dogs (T&C apply).  Patio with table, chairs and BBQ outside.

Bookings are Friday - Friday during the main season but we do offer short breaks for much of the year.  For more detailed avaiability plese visit our website www.fornside.co.uk or drop us an email.

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Facilities

  • Children Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • EV Charging
  • Ground Floor Bedroom Available
  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Child & Toddler Friendly Holidays
  • Dark Sky Area
  • Eco-Friendly
  • National Park or AONB
  • Romantic Breaks and Holidays
  • Working Farm

Pets

  • Dog Friendly

Cot, high chair, bike storage are all available by agreement when booking - terms apply and subject to availability.

Dogs welcome subject to terms & conditions, small fee applies. 

Extra farm eggs and wood available for a small honesty box donation.  

QiT Gold 4 Star Rating VE Good to Go

£460 - £1300

Per week

Availability

Fornside Farm Cottages

Rigg Barn

Sleeps: 6

Light and airy with huge picture windows, converted from a detached bank barn
Rigg Barn combines the best of traditional and modern.  A three bedroom cottage with open plan living/dining/kitchen area, underfloor heating and a... Read More

Rigg Barn combines the best of traditional and modern.  A three bedroom cottage with open plan living/dining/kitchen area, underfloor heating and a log burner.  Modern bathrooms and beautifully decorated bedrooms, not to mention picture postcard views from every window.

Upstairs there is a master bedroom (king-sized bed) and en suite shower room, a twin or superking room and a room with adult size bunk beds; also a shared bathroom with shower over bath. This cottage has a sitting out and bbq area overlooking the Vale with views of High Rigg.

Bookings are Friday to Friday during the main season but we do offer short breaks for much of the year.  Please see our website www.fornside.co.uk for more detail, or drop us an email with your enquiry. 

Read Less

Facilities

  • Children Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • EV Charging
  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Child & Toddler Friendly Holidays
  • Dark Sky Area
  • Eco-Friendly
  • National Park or AONB
  • Romantic Breaks and Holidays
  • Working Farm

Pets

  • Pets Not Accepted

Cot, high chair, bike storage are all available by agreement when booking - terms apply and subject to availability.

Extra farm eggs and wood available for a small honesty box donation.  

QiT Gold 4 Star Rating VE Good to Go

£460 - £1300

Per week

Availability
Directions

Additional Directions Information

Car arrival: If using satnav enter the whole address, not just the postcode.  Take the M6 to Penrith (junction 40). Take the A66 towards Keswick. After about twelve miles turn left on the B5322 (signed Thirlmere). After three miles Fornside Farm is on the left. Ignore the first track. Continue for 400m then take a sharp left turn. Follow signs for Fornside Farm Cottages and collect key from Farmhouse (attached to the cottages).  

Extras
  • Cot and highchair subject to availability - bookable. 
  • Bike storage subject to availability - bookable.
  • Dogs welcome in The Old Byre and Swaledale Garth (subject to being well behaved!)
  • EV car charging point available to cottage guests (PodPoint)
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Self-Catering

£395 - £1,300

Per week
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01768 779173

Fornside Farm
Joanna Butler
St. Johns-in-the-Vale
near Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 4TS

Awards

QiT Gold 4 Star Rating VE Good to Go