Welcome to Highside Farm where you will be assured of a first-class and comfortable stay at the home of the Mawson family.
Situated in the outstanding World Heritage English Lake District between the renowned market town of Keswick and Cockermouth, Highside Farm offers relaxed and luxurious Bed & Breakfast accommodation overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake.
Highside is a Grade 1 listed working farmhouse dating back to 1668. Typical of its period, the house retains many of its original features whilst providing the comforts of modern-day living.
Due to the elevated position of the farm, the panoramic views are in abundance with Bassenthwaite Lake to the front, Ullock Pike and Skiddaw to the rear. The picturesque surroundings are ever-changing with the seasons, making this a perfect retreat for walking, touring or just simply relaxing.
At Highside we cater for individuals, couples, families and children. Whether you are visiting our beautiful area for walking, touring, pure leisure or business we can provide a stay that will leave your craving for more, that’s why over half of our valued guests are keen to return to the farm year after year.
For those amongst us who like to explore on foot, there is an array of different walks you can begin straight from the farmhouse door. For the more energetic and advanced walkers can climb Skiddaw, the most outstanding of the northern fells. For the beginners, or the less energetic, you can stroll down to Bassenthwaite Lake and take one of the many lowland walks on offer. Either way, there is definitely something that suits everyone – right on your very own doorstep!
New for 2020 are our fabulous wooden, luxury, glamping pods!
We have 3 luxury self-catering glamping pods available to let from August 2020. The glamping pods are located in the most amazing position up on the hillside above the farm, offering spectacular views of Bassenthwaite Lake and the surrounding area. These are pods to really get excited about!
Available to sleep up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children, these luxury pods have all modern comforts for an amazing stay in an absolutely stunning location. The pods come with an en-suite, kitchenette, king size beds, under floor heating, Freeview TV, hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
See our Glamping Pods page for more details.
Traditional Lake District Sheep Farm
Highside Farm is a traditional Lake District working sheep and beef farm. It has been farmed by the Mawson family for over 50 years. In 2003 the farmhouse was renovated over a period of months and put back together with love, focusing on attention to detail highlighting the authenticity of a working farm of the 1600’s.
A luxurious and comfortable farm retreat with each of the rooms having been individually and carefully designed with you in mind.
The farmhouse dates back to 1668 and still retains many of the original and traditional features such as oak beams and an inglenook fireplace. The array of antique furniture adds to the authentic look and combines an old feel with the comforts of modern-day living.
The farm is over 400 acres, nestled at the foot of Ullock Pike and spreads almost from the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake to the summit of the mighty Skiddaw. Breathtaking and idyllic views.
Depending on the time of year you can experience the real farm life, witnessing the birth of a new lamb, almost from the comfort of your own bedroom window! Amazing…
Whether you are looking for that “stay on a farm experience” or just simply relaxed, luxury accommodation in spectacular surroundings, Highside Farm is the place to be.
Please feel free to browse our delightful selection of individually designed guest rooms or check out our new Glamping Pods.