Ashness Farm

Ashness Farm
Ashness Farm

CA12 5UN

Tel: 017687 77361

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Ashness Farm

B&B in Keswick

Ashness Farm provides an idyllic location whether you are a regular or first time visitor to the lakes. We are situated to the southern end of Derwentwater in the beautiful picturesque Borrowdale valley, we are between the famous Ashness bridge and the stunning vista of Surprise view and close to the market town of Keswick. 


A 500 year old working farm house

Ashness Farm with it's origins in the 16th century belongs to the National Trust and is a traditional working fell farm. The farmhouse is a grade 1 listed building and has a lot of old fashioned charm with many original features.

The farm was bought and given in 1950 and 1953 by Miss E K L Harrop in memory of her sister, Miss B M R Harrop, the woods were bought in 1950 with a bequest by Miss E L Dodd. 


A guide to our rooms

Grisedale Pike has a standard double bed 4'6" and en-suite shower room. Maiden Moor has a standard double 4'6" with en-suite bath and shower. Causey Pike has either a superking or twin beds with en-suite shower room. Catbells has a superking bed and en-suite bath and shower. Armboth has a superking or twin beds with en-suite bath and shower.

Catbells and Armboth are new rooms recently converted from the barn attached to the farmhouse. 

Working Farm

As if we're not busy enough!

Ashness farm is 750 acres and extends from meadows on the edge of Derwentwater up to fell at High Seat. We farm Herdwick sheep, a hardy breed well suited to the high Lakeland fells.

Belted Galloway cattle known affectionately as "belties", they are small black cattle with an unmistakeable white belt, they can survive outdoors all year round. They are better suited to the type of land we farm than larger continental type cattle and the National Trust use them for conservation work in the woodlands. We are using them to try and reduce the amount of bracken we have on our allotment land.

We often have rare breed pigs and poultry which we use to produce the Cumberland sausage and free range eggs we serve for breakfast. 

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