Welcome

Welcome to Yew Tree Farm

We look forward to welcoming you to Yew Tree Farm. Come and escape for a few days, relax, walk in this beautiful unspoilt valley ideally placed in the very heart of Lakeland.

Joseph

Stay with us

Welcome to our home. Take in the views, the wide open spaces and then relax and unwind in one of three en-suite guest rooms. It’s a world you won’t want to leave.

Hazel

Borrowdale Herdwick

Long before Beatrix Potter adopted the Herdwick sheep they roamed freely over the Lakeland landscape for over 1000 years and to this day enjoy a full life growing on the beautiful fells of Borrowdale.


Yew Tree Front

Yew Tree Farm, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, Cumbria

Situated just six and half miles south of Keswick in the awe inspiring Borrowdale Valley, Yew Tree Farm has much to offer. If it’s a few nights peace and relaxation you are looking for then why not try our Bed & Breakfast? Or, if you happen to be passing why not pop in for light refreshments at our Flock-In tearoom, where we also stock our delicious range of Herdwicks – raised and prepared here on the farm.
And if it’s something a little different you would like to try then why not book on one of our Fellfarm Experiences where you get to spend time with Joe, a third generation Fell Farmer, the Herdwick sheep and the farm dogs, learning all about a year in the life of the farm. Don’t just admire the scenery – be part of it!

Personal Service

Yew Tree Farm offers very much a traditional, personal service in, and on, a traditional Borrowdale farm, set in just the most amazing location. Although we prefer the sound of conversation and phone calls to the silence of email and text, this rural idyll is not completely without technology as WiFi is available in the B&B rooms of the farmhouse and we are quite happy to answer any email query if that’s what you prefer to use.

Rosthwaite in Borrowdale

The village of Rosthwaite has a local pub and a number of excellent restaurants within a very short drive, but if it’s the bright-lights of town-life you are seeking then just six and a half miles north in Keswick, there are many pubs, restaurants, take-ways, a cinema, the wonderful Theatre by the Lake, museums and retail outlets galore. There’s even a regular local bus service – great for travelling out so you can, perhaps, walk back.

 

accommodation

Accommodation

After a long, hard day why not relax and enjoy the comfortable, homely feel of one of our three en-suite guest rooms. Then begin the next day with our Full Walkers Cumberland Breakfast – delicious.

flock-in

The Flock-In

Situated opposite the farmhouse, our Flock-In-Tea-Room is a haven to return to after rambling the fells. Sit down, enjoy a drink, a bite to eat and a chat with Carole and her helpers in the cosy atmosphere of the tea room.

Herwick Sheep

Herdwick Sheep

You’re in for a real treat. There’s nothing like your first taste of this quality product. Herdwick sheep have roamed freely over the Lakeland landscape for over 1000 yrs and to this day enjoy a full life slowly growing on the beautiful fells of Borrowdale.

experience

Fell Farm Experience

Don’t just admire the scenery, have an experience in Borrowdale with Joe, a third generation Fell Farmer and learn all about a Fell Farming Year.