25 08, 2017

Ideas for Eating Out in the Lake District

August 25th, 2017|Local Events, Things to do|

  Here are some great ideas for places for eating out in the Lake District over the Bank Holiday weekend, enjoy!  For more ideas have a look at Food & Drink Cottage in the Wood Magic Hill, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite, Cumbria, CA12 5TW Winner of the 2016 Taste Cumbria Award at the Cumbria Tourism [...]

17 07, 2017

The Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site

July 17th, 2017|Environment, Things to do|

There are 13 valleys that make up the Lake District National Park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  One of those is our neighbouring valley - the Duddon Valley.  Also known as Dunnerdale, the more intimate and narrow valley of the River Duddon has no lake of its own and is enclosed at its head [...]

11 05, 2017

Bluebells put on a stunning show

May 11th, 2017|Environment, The Farm|

The bluebells are always spectacular at Thornthwaite Farm, and this year is no exception. The Lake District is renowed for its bluebell woods, these photos were taken at the farm, much of  which is classified as ancient and semi ancient woodland.  Up to 50% of the world’s population of bluebells are found in the UK, [...]

9 03, 2017

Things to do in the South Lakes

March 9th, 2017|Local Events, Things to do|

There is always plenty to do in the Lake District.  Here are a selection of places to visit, eat and drink in the South Lakes this spring. Tree Top Trek & Tree Top Nets Brockhole, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ Challenge yourself at Treetop Trek to 35 exciting treetop challenges designed to enable you to [...]

27 01, 2017

Visit the Lake District’s Heritage in 2017

January 27th, 2017|Local Events|

The Lake District is well known for its spectacular countryside, however there are also plenty of  Heritage sites to explore.  Below are a selection of places to visit in 2017. Lowther Castle and Gardens Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HH The ruined castle and gardens at Lowther stand on a limestone escarpment at the Northern edge [...]

22 01, 2017

Thornthwaite Farm 2016 Award Winner!

January 22nd, 2017|Accommodation|

We are delighted that Thornthwaite Farm in the Lake District have won a 2016 Guest Review Award, from the world’s leading online accommodation booking website,  We achieved a rating of 9.4 out of 10, based on guest reviews received for the past 2 years. The Award of Excellence is given out by to [...]

10 01, 2017

The Lakes and Dales Loop – Cycling route

January 10th, 2017|Environment, Local Events|

The Lakes and Dales Loop, which passes by Thornthwaite Farm,  has recently been described by The Telegraph as 'Britain's most beautiful bike route'.  See the article for a brief description of the cycling route, including a mention of our local pub The Blacksmiths Arms . The Lakes & Dales Loop is a spectacular, 196-mile on-road [...]

30 11, 2016

Adventure for all in the Lake District

November 30th, 2016|Environment, Local Events|

The Lake District is the place to go for adventure, whatever your age or ability there is something for everyone.  Have a look at a few ideas below. Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft Based in Keswick Canoeing and bushcraft activities to suit all ages, abilities and requirements – families, couples, individuals and groups are all [...]

23 11, 2016

Winter Days out in the Lake District

November 23rd, 2016|Local Events|

There is always plenty to do in the Lake District this Winter, whatever the weather.  Below are a selection of days out to try this Winter.  For further ideas visit our dedicated webpage Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House, Bowness Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JT Blackwell is one of Britain’s finest houses from the turn [...]

12 11, 2016

VisitEngland Gold Award

November 12th, 2016|Accommodation|

We have just completed our  inspection as part of the VisitEngland  National Quality Assessment Scheme, and are delighted that the Barn Conversion and Log Cabin have again been awarded 4 Stars and the prestigious Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service. Star ratings are awarded based on the quality of our facilities, services [...]