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The Old Grainstore

The Old Grainstore, Wigton, Cumbria

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £358.00

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

The Old Grainstore is a semi-detached cottage, on a working diary farm, near the village of Bolton Low Houses and Wigton. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double with en-suite shower room, one double and one zip/link twin, as well as a bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and sitting room with woodburning stove. The Old Grainstore is an ideal holiday home for exploring the area, with something for everyone to enjoy from the Lake District National Park to market towns and wonderful natural attractions.


Amazing place and even better people!
5/5 isn?t enough for this place, it is great. The rooms were tidy and clean and there was lots of parking available. We were welcomed by the lovely owner and shown around. She told us about the cows and how we were able to feed them if we liked. She even went above and beyond by sending us a forgotten jumper with no problem at all. I will definitely be going back to this place!
Nic H

Fantastic New Year's Eve family break
This is a superb well appointed and well maintained cottage, ideal for a total chill out and good family times. Situated just outside Wigton, the Lakes and the key towns of Cockermouth and Wigton are easily reached. We were welcomed by Joanne and Martin who were both very friendly and keen to give us ideas of what there is to do in the area. We were met with a lovely welcome pack, which included chocolates, home made Christmas Cake and bucks fizz, which all went down a treat. The cottage is cosy with all modern appliances and we put the log burner to good use, wood can be supplied by the farm's own wood store. As the cottage is within a working farm there is an opportunity to feed the calf's and do take up the invitation to do a farm walk with Martin, it's well worth it. Would definitely recommend a stay at this hidden gem and hope to go back soon.
Jamie H

Beautiful family friendly cottage
This has to be without doubt the most family friendly place we?ve stayed at. The hosts Martin and Joanne are very welcoming as are the beautiful farm dogs! On arrival there was a parcel of local produce including eggs, scones and jam that went down a treat. As for the accommodation it is very well placed for easy access to the Lakes and beyond, we went North, South and West during our stay with ease. The cottage is immaculately presented and very clean indeed. Every detail has been covered from an excellent wide range of pots and pans to child seats for the toilets. Our two young children (4 & 2) were well catered for with a wide range of toys and games for them to play with and all of the out door toys such as a ride along tractors, scooters and carts. Joanne was very helpful and was only to pleased to show our girls the 4 week old dairy calf?s that make up part of the farm. We enjoyed morning walks down the entrance track with Lily the puppy collie and the on site play area with slides and football was a welcome distraction whilst tea was being made. We really cannot recommend this cottage enough, we comfortably slept 4 adults and 2 children and there was plenty of living space for the party too. Internet is provided and is fast enough for the kids to access YouTube and alike. The biggest compliment I can say is that it was like a home from home and we will definitely be back!!
Philip W

Great family friendly accomodation
Joanne, Martin and family will make you feel very welcome. The cottage is clean and really well appointed, there are family games and plenty of toys to keep your little one entertained and the enclosed outdoor space is a lovely bonus! The cottage is ideally located for exploring Cumbria and we really enjoyed our stay.
Sophie G

Fantastic Holiday
We had the most fantastic Holiday in Cumbria. The Old Grainstore completely surpassed expectations. It is a gorgeous little cottage, that has been beautifully converted and well maintained. Everything we could possibly need had been provided. We received a lovely welcome basket filled with homemade scones, banana bread, and local jam. Joanne had also left a selection of toys for my little girl to play with during our stay which she absolutely adored, and was so thoughtful. All the rooms were well appointed, comfy beds and sofas, and beautifully decorated. We loved the outside space, a little courtyard at the back where we had a barbecue one evening (also provided by our lovely hosts), and a lawned area next to a field with calves and sheep with ride on toys which my daughter also loved. We had the opportunity to feed the calves in the evenings, and we were also taken on a nature walk around the farm one evening where we saw a buzzard, heron and two hares (amongst other wildlife). Our hosts were so friendly and accommodating, I really cannot fault The Old Grainstore. We has such a wonderful time. I was pretty devastated when we had to leave! I would thoroughly recommend you book your holiday here!
Elizabeth T



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, 4 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 3 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 - 6.1 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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