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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 - 626.00

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.


We stayed in the Old Bothy - a great cottage in a nice part of the country. Big nice rooms, safe outside play area for children and accessible from main roads. We had trips out to Buttermere, Derwent Water, Keswick, Carlisle - all nearby and easy to get to. Also had a look around some of the Solway coast towns and villages - I had never been here before and it was really good to explore the north Cumbria area for the first time - really pretty coastline and nice beaches. Definitely would recommend it.

Excellent Accommdation, beautiful location
We could not pick fault with The Old Bothy at all! The owners Joanne and Martin were meticulous in everything, especially their homemade scones and jam, which were a treat! We had our own play area for our son James where he could admire the young calfs. The Old Bothy itself if lovely and has been furnished tastefully providing everything you need for a short or long getaway. We are used to being located centrally in Keswick but this did not affect our holiday as the distance to nearby attractions is minimal. Our cotbed broke but Joanne was quick to replace it with a choice of three of hers :). We will definitely be returning at some point preferably when it's colder so we can light the log burner and enjoy the warmth!

Wonderful weekend away
We stayed in the Old Bothy for 2 nights with our 1 and almost 3 year olds. The hosts were so welcoming and made our lives so easy by thinking of everything including travel cot with sheets, high chair, toys for the kids and yummy homemade treats. They gave us ideas of things to do locally and left a huge range of leaflets and recommendations book for us to look through. The outdoor space is perfect for children and is so beautiful. There are plenty of local pubs and places to eat a short drive away and Keswick is nice and close. It was a lovely relaxing weekend break and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Thank you.

Please stay here...You'll LOVE it
We have just spend the most wonderful week in this lovely cottage. Family orientated, secure, charming, welcoming, cosy...it's a delight! It met all our needs and more. The hosts were wonderful and had thought of everything. A basket of homemade goodies welcomed us, along with the opportunity to purchase more throughout the week. The novelty of ordering the local ice cream man delighted our wee ones. They had the firsthand opportunity to experience farm life by helping feed the calves at night, which they loved. A secure garden with toys allowed us to enjoy a warm, quiet coffee! The house itself was immaculate and kitted out to the highest of standards. Perfect for relaxing at night, cosied by the log burning stove. We filled our week with local activities and some further down into the lakes...there is still so much to do! We'll be staying here when we return

Fantastic Holiday!!
Just returned from a 10 night stay at the Old Bothy and had a fantastic holiday. The accommodation was superb, clean and modern but retaining original features such as exposed stone work and beams which was great. Joanne and Martin were welcoming hoasts providing everything needed for a family stay - Joanne even left out games and books suitable for my children. The kids loved being on the farm with all the animals - petting the farm dogs, feeding the calves and even getting to see a calf being born. There is plenty to do in the area as only 20 minutes from Keswick and the beautiful Lake District scenery, even the weather was good! I would definitely recommend The Old Bothy and hope to visit again.



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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