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Fornside Farm,
St John's in the Vale,
Keswick, Cumbria
CA12 4TS

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Cumbria Floods

Thanks everyone for your messages. The farm has been relatively unscathed. Biblical amounts of rain brought huge quantities of water through the farm but fortunately all our property and animals are unharmed. We've fixed minor damage to the tracks and are fully open.

Parts of Cumbria were severely affected but most businesses and attractions are open as usual and only a small number of footpaths remain unpassable. Keswick shops, cafes and theatre are all open and the best thing anyone can do is come and support local businesses to get the area back on it's feet.


Welcome to Fornside, our family farm near Keswick in the Lake District. We have four lovely self catering cottages converted from stone barns, equipped, furnished and maintained to a high standard (awarded 4 stars by Visit Britain).

We farm 75 acres of beautiful countryside with spectacular views. We keep sheep, ducks, free range hens and a pony. Visitors are welcome to meet and feed our animals, and depending on the time of year can even help around the farm. 

The cottages are peacefully located and yet we are within easy reach of Keswick, Grasmere, Ambleside and all the other attractions of the Lake District National Park.

We are on hand to offer advice on activities and places to eat, but are just as happy to leave you to enjoy a relaxing holiday here.

Cumbria Lake District Please explore our website for more details. If you want any further information, please telephone or email.