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The Old Grainstore

Bolton Low Houses near Wigton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 18931)

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Review(s)

  • Maria

    “When we arrive Jeanne was there to meet us and showed us around the cottage , the cottage is beautiful and beautifully decorated, we loveed it at first sight, everything you needed, glasses, plates, pots, cutlery, washing machine, with washing tables, dishwasher with tables, heating, plus wood fire, my son was so excited to use a wood fire for the first time.”

    Jeanne also on request give safety equipment for children, eg, fire guards and stairs guards also travel cot. Bedrooms were all lovely, and the bed were very comfortable, the shower wonderful, we always had hot water all the time. We didn't get to go on the farm because it was always raining, but we sew the animals from the windows. There were also a friendly dog that always comes around looking through the window, my grandson loved seeing him. The only very small things was that I was looking ...

    Jeanne also on request give safety equipment for children, eg, fire guards and stairs guards also travel cot. Bedrooms were all lovely, and the bed were very comfortable, the shower wonderful, we always had hot water all the time. We didn't get to go on the farm because it was always raining, but we sew the animals from the windows. There were also a friendly dog that always comes around looking through the window, my grandson loved seeing him. The only very small things was that I was looking forward to getting freshly made bread, but received a box biscuits from the shop, but that was a minor thing. All that is left to say is that we had a wonderful experience and we would all go back again. A big thank you Jeanne and family. Keep up the good work.

    - Maria, December 2023

Summary

  • Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • 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 inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, two highchairs and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio with furniture plus shared, grassed picnic/play area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • 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.

The property

The Old Grainstore is a delightful holiday property set on a working farm in a stunning location nestled on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park, just a short distance to the Oddfellows Arms and The Greenhill Hotel, as well as only a few miles from the breath-taking landscapes of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. One of two cottages set on the award-winning Red Hall Farm, which is a working mixed beef, arable and conservation farm, The Old Grainstore cottage sleeps up to six guests, and a perfect choice for families, couples or a group of sharing friends seeking a relaxing, fuss-free stay in the heart of Cumbria. Red Hall Farm is a family friendly escape, boasting lots of items available to make your holiday stress free when staying with babies, toddlers or children of all ages! From high chairs to age appropriate toys, travel cots to outdoor sit and rides, toddler steps to toilet training seats, fire guards to stair gates! We also have an enclosed, grassed picnic/play area with slides and football nets. Enjoying a quiet, rural setting and finished to a high standard, this superb semi-detached cottage, near Wigton, offers two inviting bedrooms and a spacious sitting area with a feature sandstone fireplace that serves to divide the thoughtfully laid out kitchen and dining areas. With the owner's added touches prevalent throughout, this charming Lake District cottage has been lovingly restored with many original features meticulously maintained from the days when it served as a farm bothy. Note: This property can be booked along with Ref. 18929, together sleeping up to 10 guests.

Red Hall Farm Cottages

Bolton Low Houses 1.3 miles. Situated in peaceful and tranquil countryside between the Solway Plain and the Lake District National Park, these two semi-detached cottages are located on the owner's award-winning conservation and wildlife working dairy farm, near the village of Bolton Low Houses and the town of Wigton. These delightful Cumbrian cottages have been lovingly created from a 200-year old sandstone barn and both have been carefully converted using green design, and have many green credentials, including energy from the farm’s renewable energy source right down to the use of ecological paints. These two cottages near Wigton have been uniquely furnished and decorated, as well as retaining their character and charm to provide wonderful accommodation for couples, families and friends. Positioned in the farmyard, from where you can watch the cows and calves in the adjoining fields and meet the friendly farm dogs, each of these cottages near Wigton has patio areas with table and chairs, along with a shared, grassed area, which is perfect for picnics and little ones to play, plus guests have the opportunity to enjoy walks on the farmland to observe the many birds and animals. With easy access to the Lake District, just 8 miles away and the bustling town of Keswick, a 20-minute drive there are lots of things to see and do from these Bolton Low Houses cottages. Why not hire bikes and enjoy riding through the Whinlatter Forest Park or tackle Go Ape, the treetop adventure course? For a more peaceful day, a drive from Keswick beside Derwentwater through Borrowdale is breathtaking with many spectacular spots, from where you can enjoy a picnic along the lakeshore. Hadrian’s Wall and the historic county city of Carlisle, with its interesting museums and galleries, are within easy reach, while Silloth and the Solway coasts are fifteen minutes away. These Cumbrian cottages offer something for everyone.

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About the location

BOLTON LOW HOUSES

Wigton 3 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles; Carlisle 14 miles; Keswick 18 miles.

Situated eight miles north of the Lake District National Park, the small northern fells village of Bolton Low Houses offers a pub serving good food. Only three miles away is the historic market town of Wigton. Lord Melvyn Bragg was a native of Wigton, and used the town (called Thurston in some of his writings) and the surrounding area as the setting for his novels, which include A Time to Dance. Close by, set just inside the National Park is the lovely village of Caldbeck, which is well worth a visit. The area has something for everyone, including the market town of Keswick, Lakes Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite, the Solway Coast, which is well-known for its golf courses and the town of Cockermouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth, plus within driving distance is the cathedral city of Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Borders. Bolton Low Houses is an ideal base for exploring the area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas