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The Old Bothy

The Old Bothy , Wigton, Cumbria

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £275.00

This semi-detached cottage near the village of Bolton Low Houses sleeps four people in two bedrooms.

The Old Bothy is a semi-detached cottage, on a working dairy farm, near the village of Bolton Low Houses and Wigton in Cumbria. This cottage sleeps four people and has two bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double and one twin, as well as a bathroom. The cottage also has an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Outside there is off road parking for two cars and a patio with furniture. The Old Bothy is a great base for exploring the Lake District National Park, the many towns nearby, and even southern Scotland.


Wonderful family friendly holiday
We stayed here for our first holiday with our 11 week old baby. The accommodation was faultless - lovely spacious but cosy house, very well equipped and beautifully decorated. Joanne was a very welcoming and considerate host and the local area has glorious scenery and lots to do. Overall a wonderful holiday, I would definitely recommend staying here.

Perfect accomodation - GREAT weekend
We stayed here for a three day weekend and it was utterly perfect! Joanne was a warm host, very helpful and told us about great walks to do in the surrounding areas. Joanne was great on communication while booking, and throughout. The accomodation was extremely clean, and very comfortable (the beds were the best I've slept in!). It was very peaceful and quiet, with a lot of space for kids to play. There were baby cows, lovely sheep and two gorgeous friendly dogs, it was heaven!
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Fantastic accommodation, warm welcome and lovely views in a unique but little known corner of Cumbria
We stayed for a weekend stay at The Old Bothy in Red Hall Farm Holiday Cottages in April and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The accommodation is lovely: top quality furnishings, full of comfort and character. It was so interesting to see photographs of how the building had been converted from the bothy where the farmhands used to sleep to a spacious but cosy cottage complete with log burner and, beams with hi-spec kitchen, bathroom and furnishings. The master bedroom with its high ceiling was lovely with a comfortable bed. There was also a private outdoor space from where we could enjoy tranquil views and experience life on the farm ? it would be a great place for children to stay. We had a warm welcome from Joanne who brought us a basket of home-made scones and a jar of delicious Lakeland jam. Joanne was very helpful in giving advice and information (also very kind in posting back to us various belongings we had left!). The log basket starter kit was also a great bonus. We?d never stayed in this part of the Lakes before and were really impressed by the area ? it?s close to Cockermouth which is now my favourite Lake District town and the pleasant town of Wigton, but it?s also near the coast and Solway Area of Natural Beauty which was something of a revelation. Then, of course, the Lakes National Park itself is right on the doorstep. Another plus was the wealth of great pubs and hotels nearby where (unlike as is often the case in Keswick), it was possible to get a seat. And the very reasonable price was for a three-night stay which came as a pleasant surprise as we thought it was for two (although we had been told on booking), so we got to stay another night!

Family friendly accommodation in a lovely location
We have just had a fantastic week in the Old Bothy. The cottage is spotlessly clean and really well equipped with everything we needed and more! The owners had even provided age appropriate toys for our 2 year old son which he played with more then his own toys from home! The cottage is perfect for small children with a lovely enclosed space at the back with ride along toys and a big grassed area with a slide. There were also calves and lambs which we were able to feed. Joanne and Martin were so welcoming and more than happy to help and answer any questions we had. We would thoroughly recommend staying here and wouldn?t hesitate to book again.

Lovely part of the world, excellent accommodation and welcoming owners
We spent a great week here in March, excellently located for the north of the lakes and the bottom of Scotland. The accommodation is very well appointed within everything you could possibly need. The conversion has been completed to a very high standard and was spotlessly clean. We received a really warm welcome from the owners (the dogs were also very friendly too - always made an appearance when you get back at the end of the day.) and the welcome gifts were extremely tasty. Lots of really nice touches that makes the accommodation stand out from others, guests book with recommendations of places to visit, to eat or walk worked really well for us. 10 out of 10 for us - thank you
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Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Eco-friendly electric central heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Travel cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 2 cars
Patio with furniture
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop 2
5 miles, pub 8 mins walk
Note: As property is on a working farm, children should be supervised at all times
Note: The owner has dogs
Note: There are 3 steps leading up from the patio/parking area to the property

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Ireby Old Church - 4.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Holme Cultram Abbey - 4.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Aikton, St Andrew's Church - 5.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Aspatria, St Kentigern's Church - 6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

The Howk Waterfall - 6.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Newton Arlosh, St John's Church - 6.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Kirkbride, St Bride's Church - 7.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Kirkbampton, St Peter's Church - 8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lake District Wildlife Park - 8.2 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Isel, St Michael's Church - 8.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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