Come and share the adventure at Widewath Farm

Stay on a working farm, enjoy local produce, tranquility, adventure, it's really up to you. A stunning and timeless setting for you to explore.  Stay in a fantastic renovated Barn at the heart of our farm. Venture into the fells or the valley for some stunning cycling and walking. Visit outstanding local attractions like Lowther Castle and Gardens or while away a warm afternoon in the nearby village of Askham and indulge in afternoon tea and cakes.
Phone us on 0782 476 2288 for more information or to check availability.


A beautifully restored Barn located at the heart of a working farm in one of Cumbria’s most idyllic settings.


We care about the place we live amongst the open fells. We're members of Nurture Lakeland.

The Farm

Widewath is a a traditional upland hill farm with panoramic views across the Lowther Valley and beyond.

Local Produce

We get amazing juice from the apples, grow our own veg and rhubarb, and have free range hens!


A great place to come armed with bikes and boots! Bag a Wainright or take a stroll around Lowther Castle and Gardens.

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Widewath Farm is located in the eastern area of Lake District National Park near Lake Ullswater and within a stone's throw of the quite different Eden Valley. The Barn is a small self catering unit sleeping 2 – 6 people. The bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds and a double bed. The restored stable stall is still in place and provides a privacy screen in the bedroom. Relax around the large pine farmhouse table in the living/dining room. This room leads into a secluded space, a 'snug' to spill into to pour over maps and plan routes for the following day's activity.
portfolio1Widewath is a traditional upland hill farm. We farm a hefted flock of native hardy Swaledales on the surrounding heather clad fells of Askham & Helton and Bampton commons. The ewes are crossed with a Leicester tup to produce mules with the females being sold to farmers on lower ground. Some are kept at Widewath and crossed with a texel tup to produce tasty fat lamb!! (occasionally available to buy!). We also keep a small herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle. Again, another hardy, native breed which thrives up here. There's also Smudge the pony, Mini the busy terrier, farm collies, ducks and hens - eggs –loverly!
portfolio5We are ideally located for cyclists, walkers and horse riders to explore!! Venture up onto the wide open fells or down into the network of quiet lanes, bridleways and footpaths! Reach Beyond Adventure offer activities for families, individuals and groups to include rock climbing, ghyll scrambling, abseiling, canoeing, bushcraft & archery near Ullswater, Lake District. There's so much to do in the locality and neighbouring villages. Nurture Lakeland, an organisation promoting sustainable tourism, has produced a series of trails for our area focusing on art and culture, outdoor activity, cycling and food. 

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Stay on a working farm, enjoy local produce, tranquility, adventure, it's really up to you. A stunning and timeless setting for you to explore.  Stay in a fantastic Barn at the heart of our farm. Venture up into the fells or into the valley for some stunning cycling and walking. 

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Voted in The Guardian as ‘one of the 10 ten best back-to-nature stays in England’


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