~ Askhill Farm Bed & Breakfast ~

Finding somewhere to relax and unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be a never ending search.

There are so many places within the UK that boast spectacular views of wonderful English countryside

and offer unrivalled tranquility that the choice is almost endless. 

Let us solve your problem and provide you with all you will ever need at Askhill Farm Stay B&B.

Situated on the fell side overlooking the beautiful Loweswater, Askhill Farm run by Marion and William Vickers,

offers you homely Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering Caravan accommodation for overnight or weekly holidays.

© MGM Weinstein

Come and stay on a working hill farm in the heart of the English Lake District, so beautiful that the valley was chosen

for the opening scenes of the Beatrix Potter Film "Miss Potter", staring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.

Askhill is a working sheep and beef farm with plenty going on at any time of year.

Bumper quads for this mum !
Marion helping gather the sheep.
William at lambing time on the farm.
Summer pastures for our herd of beef cattle.

~ Bed and Breakfast accommodation ~

Our dining room has one large round communal table which seats up to 8 guests, a perfect way to meet and make new friends.

Breakfast is served here and you will find that it is very substantial and will set you up for the day. 

Evening meals are also available with prior notice and include a complimentary glass of wine as we do not have a licence to sell.

Vegetarian options and special diets can be catered for with prior notice. Packed lunches and flasks filled on request.

Breakfast to set you up for the day.
The guest lounge to relax in when you return.
Traditions of the country farmhouse.
For colder evenings there is a warming log fire.
Up the stairs to  . . .
the bathroom with separate shower
. . . and full central heating.
The first bedroom has twin beds . . .
. . . that can be combined to make one large double.
The other bedroom is a family room
with a double bed
and two bunk beds to the side.

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~ Askhill Farm also offers self catering, caravan accommodation ~

The caravan, situated just above the farm house, is 28" long and will sleep 6 people.  Dogs accepted by arrangement.

Accommodation consists of :-

Double bedroom, bunk room and dining area which makes a double bed, inside bathroom with toilet, shower and hand basin.

[ Blankets, duvets and pillows provided, linen can be provided at an small extra charge.]

Well equipped kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and kettle, pots, pans and cutlery.

Lounge area with electric heater which has fellside views through the windows.

Dogs accepted by arrangement, but we ask that they are not left in the caravan unattended.

Click here for further caravan details.

Askhill overlooks Loweswater,

and is convenient for visiting Crummock Water,

the ever popular Buttermere Valley,

or the more remote

western valleys of Ennerdale and Wastwater.


[photo:  The Buttermere Pines at the head of Buttermere lake]


As you step out of the farm there are footpaths heading all directions

and the area is ideal for fell walkers as there are plenty of high level

and low level walks to suit everyone's ability.


Click here for a whole host of walk ideas locally.


[ photo:  Askhill Farm from the Mosser track]


Should you wish to travel, the market town of Cockermouth is 8 miles, Keswick or the famous Honister mines are just 10 miles away.

If your interests are more Roman orientated try Maryport, steeped in Roman history, Carlisle or Hadrian's Wall which are all within a day's outing.

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We pride ourselves on our friendly, relaxed and personal service.

We get so many visitors coming back year after year that it is like welcoming back old friends or members of the family.

We do hope you will be able to join us for your holiday here at the farm in Loweswater.

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B & B Tariff

Bed and Breakfast £30 - £32 per person

Single room occupancy £32 - £35.

Vegetarian options and special diets catered for on request.

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For more information and to book your Askhill Farm Stay

Please call 01-946-861640

or email William and Marion here

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How to find us . . .

Askhill can be found on most maps.

From the M6 leave at junction 40 (Penrith) and head for Keswick.

Stay on the A66 by-passing Keswick and at Braithwaite take a left turn to Lorton via the Whinlatter Pass. Through Lorton village, turn left onto the Buttermere Road (B5292). Follow the signs for Loweswater.

Pass Scale Hill and once in the village continue on past the lake (approx 2 miles) and turn right onto the Askhill Farm lane opposite the grey phone box.

Click here for a map of Loweswater.


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