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Farm Holidays

FARM HOLIDAYS
The Lake District is farming country and the landscape has been altered through the centuries by the farms within it. Hardy breeds of sheep such as Herdwicks graze the fell pastures providing food and wool which powered the economy in bygone times.The enclosure acts led to the vast tracts of dry stone walls a (real cumbrian skill to build) and the Lake District is famous for its Farmers Markets and agricultural prowess.

A farm holiday breaks into two categories,staying in a farmhouse and staying on a working farm.
Working farm holidays are great for families with children.Get the timing right and you can be there for the lambing season or you can see the dairy herds being milked.

Accommodation in Lake District farms can be either within the farmhouse on a bed and breakfast basis or within a converted barn or shippan.Some farms have self catering accommodation but either way what could be lovelier than getting back to nature by staying on a Lakeland farm?

High Wallabarrow Farm Cottage
High Wallabarrow Farm Cottage
High Wallabarrow Cottage is located on a traditional lakeland hill farm. The farm is at...

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Side House Cottage
Side House Cottage
Millbeck Farm nestles beneath the famous Langdale Pikes in the Great Langdale valley. It is a 250 acre working hill farm owned by the National Trust and run by Eric & Sue Taylforth. It is surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the Lake District and an ideal base from which to enjoy walking, climbing or touring. Side House has charming self catering accommodation which is offered in two very well equipped cottages. Two charming properties together near the head of the...... more
Side House Farm
Side House Farm
Millbeck Farm nestles beneath the famous Langdale Pikes in the Great Langdale valley. It is a 250 acre working hill farm owned by the National Trust and run by Eric & Sue Taylforth. It is surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the Lake District and an ideal base from which to enjoy walking, climbing or touring. Side House has charming self catering accommodationwhich  is offered in two very well equipped cottages. Two charming properties together near the head of...... more
Abbots Reading Farm Octolodges
Abbots Reading Farm Octolodges
Abbots Reading Farm is a traditional, working, family run farm within the Lake District National Park and is situated in the tranquil Rusland Valley. We farm in a very environmentally sensitive way and are passionate about producing a top quality eating product from our traditional, native breeds of livestock. We are in a Higher Level Stewardship agreement with Natural England and work closely with the RSPB and have been recognised as one of the most inspirational wildlife-friendly farms...... more
Millbeck Farm B&B Langdale
Millbeck Farm B&B Langdale
Millbeck Farm nestles beneath the famous Langdale Pikes in the Great Langdale valley. It is a 250 acre working hill farm owned by the National Trust and run by Eric & Sue Taylforth. It is surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery in the Lake District and an ideal base from which to enjoy walking, climbing or touring. Eric & Sue also run Side House where charming self catering accommodation is offered in two very well equipped cottages. Millbeck Farm is a renowned supplier...... more
Thompson Ground Farm House
Thompson Ground Farm House
Thompson Ground is a working hill farm in the heart of Lakeland, with panoramic country views. Visitors here will soon find that this wonderful area is filled with a profusion of things to see and pursuits to enjoy, from walking in the beautiful Grizedale Forest and on the Langdales, and going pony trekking, to participating in the water sports and launch trips on nearby Windermere and Coniston Water. However you choose to spend your time, any of these four cosy and comfortable cottages make...... more
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