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The Old Bothy

Bolton Low Houses near Wigton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 18929)

5.0

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • 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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43 Customer Review(s)

  • Lesley

    “Joanne was the perfect host, nothing was too much trouble.”

    The property had, quite literally, everything you could have wished for.. I will most certainly go again, quite perfect in every way.

    The property had, quite literally, everything you could have wished for.. I will most certainly go again, quite perfect in every way.

    - Lesley, August 2023

    Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to meet you all and so pleased you enjoyed your stay in The Old Bothy. Property Owner

Summary

  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • 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 inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two travel cots, two highchairs and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 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 Bothy is a charming holiday property set on a working farm in a stunning location that rests on the edge of the Lake District, just a short distance to the Oddfellows Arms and The Greenhill Hotel, as well as only a few miles from the magnificent 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 self-catering Old Bothy cottage sleeps up to four guests, and is ideal for families, sharing friends or even couples seeking a relaxing, fuss-free escape to rural 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. The superb semi-detached cottage, near Wigton, boasts two sumptuous bedrooms and a spacious sitting area containing a feature sandstone fireplace that divides the well-presented kitchen and dining areas. With the owner's tasteful added touches present throughout, this delightful Lake District cottage has been lovingly restored with many original features still thoughtfully preserved from the days in which it was used as a farm bothy. Bring your loved ones for a memorable escape to The Old Bothy. Note: This property can be booked along with Ref. 18931, 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