Here you will find our latest news letters, exciting events in the area or just our farm updates for your viewing pleasure...

Ravenglass Railway - ALL ABOARD - Event near us!

Extend the festive period with a trip to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and experience the wonder of winter in Eskdale. 

Enjoy a festive train ride and warm up with a complimentary cup of non-alcoholic festive fruit punch and a mince pie with each full-line return ticket and see the engines and stations dressed in their festive outfits.

Event date: 26th Dec 2023 - 1st Jan 2024.

Festive train ride? Yes please!

Hawkshead Christmas Fair 2023

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of December - 10am to 4pm.

Lots of craft and local produce stalls.
Festive food and drinks.
Live music and entertainment throughout the weekend.
Santa's grotto and fun for all the family!

See you there!

Feelin' festive?

Our latest newsletter - The gift of peace and quiet this Christmas!

Make it a Christmas to remember...🎄✨

Give yourself the gift of unforgettable memories this Christmas. Picture yourself surrounded by the sheer magic of the Lake District at The Yan at Broadrayne. Whether you're here for Christmas or Twixmas, we promise a celebration filled with joy, laughter, and cherished moments that will warm your heart.

Once you experience the enchantment of the Lake District during the holiday season, you'll never want to spend Christmas at home again!

Festive feelin' tell me more!
The Yan and Helm Crag in Winter

Hire a boat from Bowness Beach, Bowness Dock or Waterhead (near Ambleside) and explore Lake Windermere

No boating experience is necessary as we provide full safety instructions, a sailing guide to the lake and buoyancy aids for everyone on board. If you get into trouble at any time, our safety boat will come to your rescue.


You asked, we've listened - Short cottage stays now available!

After many manyy requests, we have decided to go ahead and introduce short self catered stays in our bigger cottages.
The Woolloft and The Cottage, usually a minimum 7 night stay with a Saturday arrival day, are now available for a 2 night minimum, any day arrival making it easier for our fabulous guests to have the full Yan experience.
Better yet, the longer your stay, the bigger the discount is added to your booking, you can't say we don't treat you!

How do I book?
The Yan setting
Walks from the Yan

Full of family fun - Wordsworth Grasmere

Just down the road you will find Wordsworth Grasmere where you can step back in time and explore Dove Cottage, with a child-friendly handling basket for your little ones. Play in the Woodland and gardens, where you will find family trails, a bug house and mini pond. Relax in the Sensory Garden or explore with a sensory story sack.

Find out more...

Family day out at Allan Bank - National Trust

From spotting wildlife on a woodland walk to getting creative in the art room or playing in the garden, there’s plenty to enjoy at Allan Bank this Autumn. Find out what's on offer and all the details you need to plan your visit. 

Family Fun!
Allan Bank

Have a splashing time - Watersports activities - Low Wood Bay

Looking for a fun few hours, something the whole family can enjoy? Something a little different maybe...

The Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre has an enviable position on the Windermere lakeshore, overlooking the Langdale pikes. The centre offers a broad range of watersports boat & equipment hire and watersport activity instruction on the lake. Set against the backdrop of the Lakeland fells it is a great location for getting out on the water.

Press to Paddle!

WE'RE IN THE NEWS - Best budget hotels in the Lake District for an affordable escape in 2023

Undoubtedly alluring, deservedly popular, easily accessible (just off the M6) yet also – unsurprisingly – not the cheapest of destinations, the Lake District is the UK's most visited National Park. It contains some of the country’s most ravishing and soul-stirring landscapes: craggy fells, glistening lakes and timeless whitewashed villages. In recent years, many of its traditional inns have become gastropubs, B&Bs have gone ‘boutique’, and country house hotels have blossomed spas and Michelin-starred dining. So, how to find a wallet-friendly place to stay that isn’t a charmless shoebox with a dried-up breakfast offering?

BEST FOR FOODIES: The Yan - You got that right!

Credit: Helen Pickles

See the full article here!
The Yan with the Lake District Fells
Awarded Britain's 100 Best Local Restaurants - The Good Food Guide 2023

WE MADE THE LIST! - Britain's 100 Best Local Restaurants 2023

What a week we’re having!!

We’ve only gone and made the list in The Good Food Guide’s 100 Best Local Restaurants of 2023!!

Again, the biggest thank you to our incredible guests and of course, The Good Food Guide, what amazing news, we are blown away!

See the full list here!

WE WON! - Cumbria Tourism Awards 2023

Time to celebrate...

Last night our own Will and Sam had the night off to go to the Cumbria Toursim Awards 2023 and what a night they had!

We are over the moon to announce we won the Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award and Highly commended for the Taste of Cumbria Award!

After all the hard work Team Yan put in daily, it really is amazing to receive these awards. A hugeee thank you to Cumbria Tourism, the awesome Yan squad and the biggest thank you to our fabulous guests that keeping on coming back time and time again

Event date: 5th July 2023.

Sam and Will at The Cumbria Tourism Awards
Helm Crag Grasmere

Hello Summer,
you've certainly arrived 🌞⛰️

Where does the time go, it's been a while since our last catch up so grab a drink, take a seat and let's get into what we've been up to!

Read more on our latest farm update