The Yan

Grasmere, Cumbria
+44 (0)15394 35055
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£145 - £225
per night

A family-run, environmentally friendly bistro with rooms near Grasmere: climb to the nearest viewing spot. Dogs welcome too


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£145 - £225 per night

The Experience

This sustainably converted farmhouse and its outbuildings are a mile outside Grasmere – just the right distance to wander in and potter around. You’ll find plenty of cafes for tea and cake, independent gift shops to browse, and a visit to Dove Cottage, William Wordsworth’s home from 1799 to 1808, is a must.

The bistro is a family-run affair with Dave and Sally behind the scenes, their daughter Jess cheerfully running front of house, and son-in-law Will heading up the kitchen. The breakfast menu is interesting: from a plump filled floury sarnie to the Yan brekkie, salmon and eggs or homemade muesli with yoghurt and seasonal fruit. Lunch and dinner is modern European with a twist. Eat in the airy bistro, or out on the terrace in fine weather.

Unfussy bedrooms all have sofas, views of the fells and en suite shower rooms. There’s a guest sitting room to take your tea in after days out. Ambleside is only three miles away and Lake Windermere, Coniston and Keswick are all within a half hour drive.

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We think you'll love

  • Will’s inventive cooking - local and seasonal
  • Being outside the touristy hustle and bustle but so close to the Lakes
  • Soaking up the views of the fells - Helm Crag and Silver How - from the terrace
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You should know

  • The bathrooms only have showers
  • Breakfast isn’t included in the room price
  • There are two dog-friendly bedrooms


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £145
Sofabed available.
7 Twin/doubles
From £145


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 2 nights. Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rates available with discounts applied for 2 nights or more.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast from £4.95. Starters from £6.95. Mains from £17.95.


Great views and wonderful to be able to walk from the doorstep. Unusual breakfast choices make a refreshing change. Food definitely above-average.

Helen, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Grasmere, in the heart of the Lake District, is popular with tourists and can get busy in high season. It’s a charming town with plenty of independent shops and thrives on its Wordsworth connection. Windermere and Keswick are close. The hiking and cycling all around are superb.

Local points of interest from Dave & Sally Keighley

  • Our name ‘The Yan’ directly translates to ‘the one’ from the old Cumbrian dialect counting system that is still used for counting sheep today.
  • The farm house stands on a large boulder base; there was probably an earlier building than the present house which dates to circa 1620.
  • The name 'Broadrayne' traces back to the old Norse language and translates as 'Broad' (wide) and 'rein' (long strip). The farm sits above what would have been the flood plain of the valley and below the high fells behind the farm.
  • Broadrayne Farm has over the years bred some of the best sheep in the Lake District. The grey-faced sheep you can see round the farm are Lakeland Herdwicks.
  • We also have various poultry wandering around the farm, including runner ducks and various hens


Dave & Sally Keighley

Sally and Dave bought Broadrayne Farm in 2012 after semi-retiring and moving from Yorkshire. They have made huge efforts to be as sustainable as possible - see their website for glorious details. Daughter Jess and Will joined them in 2018 after many years managing a chalet company in France.