Hows Wood

Current Status : Open

Covid 19 update

Due to the limited size of our breakfast room we will only be taking bookings for one room or one family group at a time, with a 2 night minimum stay.  Please ring or email for bookings. We have closed out two of  the rooms on the booking site so please email or ring to check availability. We will not be taking deposits in these uncertain times.

As of the 19th July it looks like social distancing rules will be relaxed so we will be able to take more bookings, but for the time being it will still be best to email or phone to book a room.



Hows Wood bed and breakfast is situated at Hollins farm, 3 Bedrooms have been converted in the barn next door to the campsite at Boot, Eskdale, to make luxury ensuite rooms and a breakfast area. This part of The Lake District is perfect for walking  in the valleys or on the fells at any time of year, with easy access to the West Coast and Scafell range.

Bed and Breakfast at Hollins Farm

The name Hows Wood comes from the small area of forest opposite our lane end which is a piece of woodland being managed by the Friends of the Lake District, much of the woodland is new growth silver birch so it seemed fitting to give our new venture a new name.

At breakfast expect a great full Cumbrian, free range eggs from our hens and ducks, seasonal fruits and maybe the odd supprise!

With many local attractions for lovers of our landscape and history Hows Wood is at the heart of Eskdale, near the village of Boot. 3 pubs give a choice of dining options, with Brook house Inn being the closest, with the best food, great real ales and an outstanding collection of Malt Whiskies, not just from Scotland but from all around the world.



More green than just the fells

Hollins farm has been on this site for about 400 years so has seen a fair bit of change in its time, infact it was the first property in the area with a biomass boiler and one of only two places making use of the sun with photvoltaic panels. The new section of the house has been very well insulated and the all the lighting is low energy LED with A rated appliances.



Hens and ducks only at the moment.

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Rise early to catch sight of the roe deer.

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A plethora of plant life

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