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The Old Bothy

Bolton Low Houses near Wigton, Cumbria & The Lake District

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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 farmís 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, 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 tree-top 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 lake shore. Hadrianís 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.

The Property

This superb semi-detached cottage near Wigton offers two bedrooms and a spacious sitting area with a feature sandstone fireplace which divides the kitchen and dining area. With the owner’s added touches throughout, this Lake District cottage has been lovingly restored with many original features maintained from the days when it was used as a farm bothy. A wonderful farm cottage, a perfect holiday home for exploring the area. Note: This property is attached to Ref. 18931, together they sleep 10.

Accommodation

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.

Amenities

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. 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 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.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

  • Winter
  • Off Season
  • Last Minute
  • Christmas

At a glance

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Sleeps:4
Bedrooms:2
Bathrooms:1
Pets:No

Cottage features

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

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, Hadrianís Wall and the Scottish Borders. Bolton Low Houses is an ideal base for exploring the area.

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The accommodation was comfortable and very well equipped. The owners were very welcoming.

Miss Lancashire, Huddersfield, December 2013

Very clean and tidy, furniture and furnishings were of a high standard. Ideal location. Excellent welcome from the hosts, who were available if we needed anything and very hospitable.

Mrs Simpson, Billingham, November 2013

We felt warm, safe and very well. It was very comfortable, and the landscape is beautiful! Everything was arranged lovely and wonderful. It was an excellent holiday.

Mr Doering, Sinsheim, October 2013

The cottage is delightful. Wonderful hosts, they could not be more friendly and helpful.

Mrs Loring, Clacton-on-Sea, August 2013

We loved everything about our holiday. Our hosts were lovely and very friendly, and would strongly recommend it. We will be going back.

Mrs Winstanley, Bolton, August 2013

The Old Bothy was a super place to stay, everything you could want. The welcome was lovely and warm, nothing was too much trouble. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. A super holiday.

Mrs Bolton, Leeds, August 2013

The general relaxed 'home from home' feel.

Mrs Dexter, Southport, August 2013

The owners were very friendly but not imposing, they hit the right balance. The location was ideal for us away from the touristy area of the lakes but close enough to get to the heart of the lakes in 30 minutes. The cottage was very recently converted from a barn and everything was most impressive.

Mr Gray, Bristol, August 2013

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