Lake District self-catering holidays

Thornthwaite is a traditional family run farm set amidst the beautiful scenery of the Woodland Valley, known as one of the “Three Jewels of Lakeland” immortalised by Wordsworth, located in the Southern Fells of the Lake District in Cumbria. 

We have five self-catering holiday cottages sleeping between 2 and 6 people, they include our 4 Star Gold Award barn conversion with stunning views of the Lake District fells, and our hand crafted 4 Star Gold Award Log Cabin, with views across the valley and ancient woodland. The self-catering holiday cottages are a home from home, and come with everything you will need to make your stay in the Lake District an enjoyable one.

The Holiday Cottages and Log Cabin are available for  short breaks or longer throughout the year.

Thornthwaite is ideally situated for those wishing to go walking, cycling or just relaxing, with many walks and cycle routes from your cottage door including the Lakes & Dales Loop and the Bay Cycle Way, and for those who enjoy fishing we also have our own trout fishing lake.  We understand that you may want to bring your pet on holiday with you, we therefore welcome pets in Little Galey Cottage and Woodland Cottage.

The farm has a unique diversity of Lakeland landscape, including lowland flower meadows, ancient woodlands, rocky outcrops, streams and rivers and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, all of which our guests can explore.  There is a diverse range of wildlife and fauna including rare orchids and mosses.  Guests regularly enjoy going badger watching at dusk, watching the fox cubs playing or catching a glimpse of the barn owls out hunting.

Thornthwaite Farm is located within easy reach of all the main Lake District attractions, however if you need to get away from it all and relax in a friendly atmosphere, our farm and holiday cottages in the Lake District are perfect.