Forest How Guest House, nestled among the fells of the western Lake District, is a period property right in the heart of Eskdale. Footpaths lead from the house towards Scafell and Great Gable, approximately 15 miles away. Full Cumbrian breakfasts are included and can be served in the conservatory or in the cosy dining room. Packed lunches can be provided should guests wish to spend the whole day exploring the Lake District National Park. Rooms at Forest How each have a view over Eskdale, traditionally decorated with carpeted floors and some with exposed wooden beams. Each room has a TV, tea and coffee making facilities and access to free Wi-Fi. For outdoor enthusiasts the area has many footpaths and bridleways, and guests are just 45 minutes’ drive over the famous Hardknott Pass from popular Windermere. Other attractions such as Eskdale Golf Course and Muncaster Castle and Gardens are within a 15-minute drive.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 double bed
2 single beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property has told us they’re making considerable investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.8
Facilities
9.1
Cleanliness
9.5
Comfort
9.4
Value for money
9.4
Location
9.6
Free WiFi
10
High score for Eskdale
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Frank
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Fabulous location Quiet Very clean Near a great pub Red squirrels and birds all around Great breakfast Lovely owner
  • Kelly
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    A beautiful house with beautiful surroundings, run by mother and daughter who were both just lovely. We can't wait to stay again.
  • Uzair
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent location for walks around Eskdale and western lakes, very friendly and accommodating host, warm rooms.

Property surroundings

Facilities of Forest How Guest House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Services
  • Pet bowls
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
  • Ironing service
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
General
  • Adult only
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Forest How Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 17:00 to 20:00

Check-out

From 07:00 to 10:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Forest How Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 07:00.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that dogs are welcome for an additional charge, but by prior arrangement only. This information can be provided when booking within the Special Request box.

Check-in is strictly between 16:00 and 20:00. You must advise Forest How Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time to guarantee access to the property. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

You are advised to bring your own vehicle as this property is not serviced by public transport.

Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 07:00:00.

FAQs about Forest How Guest House

  • The prices at Forest How Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Forest How Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding
    • Temporary art galleries

  • Check-in at Forest How Guest House is from 17:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Forest How Guest House is 2 miles from the centre of Eskdale. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Forest How Guest House include:

    • Double
    • Twin

  • Guests staying at Forest How Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet