Christine & Roger Parker moved to Ghyll farm at the end of 2003 having been visiting the lakes on walking holidays for a number of years. They hope to provide the high quality of accommodation and facilities that they demand themselves.
Ghyll Farm ceased to be a working farm in the middle of the last century and now consists of only our home Ghyll Farm, Ghyll Cottage (a private residence) and three B & B rooms in a seperate barn conversion.
The barn has recently been lovingly renovated to a high standard, with as much thought to the environment as possible. Many materials have been recycled and the heating is by the latest specification Biomass wood pellet and solar heating system. We try to be as environmentally friendly as possible, whilst maintaining the degree of comfortability and standards our guests demand. We recycle as much waste as is possible, all food and vegetable waste is composted.
Ghyll Farm takes its name from the small stream that runs through the property and alongside the track. Red Squirrels are seen regularly feeding in the garden. Buzzards, Tawny owls, Goldfinches, Goldcrests and Greater Spotted Woodpeckers are frequent visitors. In the summer you can watch England's only breeding pair of Ospreys on nearby Bassenthwaite.
We are at the end of a private single-track road with no through traffic, surrounded by fields and grazing sheep from the neighbouring working farms. There are footpaths from the track and you can walk from your door into the fells. Ennerdale Lake is only a mile away and the small village of Ennerdale Bridge is just over a mile and a half away.
There are no street lights and no light pollution which, on a clear night, provides an unrivalled night sky. However you may find a torch a useful addition.
We are at the end of a private single-track road with no through traffic. There is a stream that runs alongside our stoney track and the track is not suitable for caravans or trailers.
Ghyll Farm is on a raised site with stone steps leading up to the rooms, please take this into account when booking.