Holiday Cottages

A collection of four lovely self catering farmhouse holiday cottages near Keswick in the Lake District.

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Fornside Farm is idyllic and a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of modern life. There are four self catering holiday cottages, beautifully converted from stone barns alongside the traditional farmhouse. The cottages retain many original features and provide spacious accommodation of a very high standard, recognised by the award of 4 stars by VisitEngland.

The accommodation is well equipped, warm, and welcoming with full central heating included in the price, and completely under your control. Each cottage boasts spectacular views, simply look out of any window and you get a postcard view.

The Cottages enjoy a stunning location at the foot of the Helvellyn range, surrounded by dramatic Lakeland scenery. Peacefully located yet within easy reach of Keswick, Grasmere, Ambleside and all the other attractions of the English Lake District National Park.

The friendly owners, Joanna & Matt, will give you a warm welcome and are on hand to offer advice on activities and places to eat, but are just as happy to leave you to enjoy a relaxing holiday here at the farm.

The farm is set back from the road with direct access to the fells and beautiful countryside. The fields surrounding the holiday cottages are home to livestock; sheep and free range hens. We also keep ducks, and have plans to welcome some geese and pigs in the  near future.  You are welcome to meet and feed our animals during your stay on the farm, and depending on the time of year can even help around the farm. There are usually fresh eggs provided by our free range hens available to buy, some of which are enormous and very delicious.

Wifi: Free (but rural-level availability – we’re working on this)
Parking: Yes
Children: Yes
Pets: Not yet … but we’re planning to make one cottage dog friendly very soon
Smoking: No
Changeover / Shortbreaks: We offer some cottages as Friday and some as Saturday changeovers.  During quieter periods (either November to March or at short notice) we also offer Friday – Monday and Monday – Friday short breaks.  See ‘Availability’ for details or drop us an email/give us a call to discuss your requirements.
Check-in: 4pm–11pm
Check-out: 10am
Bikes: We have oodles of space in our barn to store your bikes, dry and hidden, but you’ll need to bring your own locks.

We hope we’ve thought of everything to enable you to enjoy a fantastic Lake District break. Please contact us if you require further information.

The Old Byre

Sleeps 4, two bedrooms
& one bathroom

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Herdwick Fold

Sleeps 4, two bedrooms
& one bathroom

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Swaledale Garth

Sleeps 6 in three bedrooms
& two bathrooms.

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Rigg Barn

Sleeps 6 in three bedrooms
& two bathrooms

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