Guest Reviews

Here are a few TripAdvisor reviews from past guests that we wanted to share with you.


If you’ve stayed with us before and have any feedback, please let us know on TripAdvisor.


The farm is located in a beautiful secluded valley yet only minutes from Keswick and all its amenities. We stayed in Herdwick Fold. The cottage was spotlessly clean with a very well equipped kitchen and everything else you could possibly need. It was very large compared to other self catering places in the lakes and had ample parking right outside. The views were spectacular, simply look out of any window and you get a postcard view.

—Oliver B

We have visited Fornside nearly every winter since 1999 and have never been disappointed. Clean comfortable accommodation, great location and set on interesting working farm. Pam and Robert Hall are excellent hosts. All the cottages are warm and well equipped.

—theladyofthelakes

Having spent half term in a clean & tidy cottage on Fornside Farm, we can thoroughly recommend staying there. Stunning scenery, peace & calm, clean fresh air. Pam & Robert made us & our 2 children very welcome onto their farm. Good easy access to all the tourist bits and walks that the Lakes have to offer.

—rebecca172015

My husband and I spent four days here and had a splendid time. It’s quiet and private, and you can hear the birds chirping and the sheep bleating in the surrounding hills yet it’s so close to Penrith and Keswick. Great location, one can start walking in the hills from the back doorstep.

—Kim C

An ideal location with peace, quiet, stunning mountain and valley views, and surrounding fields with sheep, horses and chickens. Yet only a 10 minute drive to Keswick or Grasmere. The accommodation was spacious, spotlessly clean and fully equipped.

—Tim M

We visited at a time when lambing is still going on and the Herdwick, Gotland and Shetland sheep were a new experience to see, so close up, in the lambing pens and around the farm fields.

—FranW-haven