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Horseshoe Cottage

(Ref. 921599)

Bolton Low Houses near Wigton, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage- warm and comfortable."

    Made welcome by our hosts. Would come back again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with superb facilities - sky sports was a great extra."

    Perfectly situated to explore the area and the views of the surrounding countryside were fantastic. Owners were excellent hosts but not intrusive. Highly recommendable and will return in future.

    Thank you Kenneth for your positive feedback following your visit to our cottages, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future, John & Natalie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Mar 2024

  • "One of the best holiday let’s we’ve stayed in."

    The bed was comfortable and plenty of equipment. It was beautifully peaceful, just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Oct 2023

  • "We have just had the most relaxing week away at this cottage."

    Everything was perfect and the property was very well maintained and a very high standard of cleanliness. We were later arriving than we said we would be thanks to M6 holdups, and we had a phone call from the owner to make sure everything was OK which was a lovely personal touch (he had even put the lights on in the cottage for us). Would highly recommend and we are certainly going to book again.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fantastic place to stay and we are looking forward to return in the future"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Pleasant rural location on a working farm, within easy reach of A595.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "I had a wonderful, peaceful week at Horseshoe Cottage."

    Everything was perfect and I wouldn't hesitate to book again or recommend to friends/family. The cottage is very clean and well equipped with everything you could need. Great view from the living room window and a really nice spot to sit out in the sunshine at the front. I really appreciated the milk, eggs, tea and coffee which I found on arrival - lovely touch. Can't wait to return - thank you for everything!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous."

    Easy to book, efficient service and a very enjoyable stay. Everything was perfect. The accommodation was so well designed and everything you could need was there. Natalie and John were so lovely and the welcome pack was very much appreciated. All round great experience.

    Reviewed by S5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in Horseshoe Cottage."

    It was so quiet and peaceful, very relaxing. The cottage was clean and well equipped, everything we needed was there. The views from the outside seating area and upstairs windows were beautiful especially when the sun was shining! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely and Relaxing place to take a week away."

    Reviewed by Joel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Personally think 10am check out is a little early."

    The sofas have seen their day I think, not a great deal of support in them. Also I know it's a barn conversion, just found quite alot of cobwebs/dust especially around windows/window sills and found 4 in the shower. All in all though they are beautifully designed cottages and the views from upstairs are amazing! Kitchen it fully equipped with everything you could need and a little hot drinks hamper so you're able to make a brew when you get there is a lovely welcome touch. Loved watching the chickens run around, considering the cottages are on a working farm, it's very peaceful and quiet still. Would definitely come back in the future.

    Thank you for your honest feedback and your suggestions regarding our sofas, these have now been replaced as part of our ongoing maintenance of our cottages and hope that future guests find the furniture more supportive. Your comments regarding cobwebs and dust have been noted and action taken to positively seek out the problem before the arrival of our guests in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Oct 2021

  • "The shower and bath were excellent; there were a number of detail touches to make the stay welcoming."

    There is an ironing board, hair dryer, there was a bit of coffee, some eggs and milk to get us started. Really appreciated the thoughtfulness. A pretty place. We loved the living space upstairs with a high ceiling and the cosy bedroom downstairs. There is also a small table and a few chairs to sit outside and enjoy the views. Good quality wifi all over and and TV in the living area. We are used to a more firm mattress. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Shailendra4.7Jul 2021

  • "This cottage was the best equipped cottage we have used in many years."

    It had everything we needed and also we were told where supplies were kept so that if anything ran out we could replenish them. There was also a very welcome basket of essentials provided so a cuppa was available without even unpacking the car! The owner was friendly and lives on site. She gave us some local information since all leaflets had been removed from the property due to the pandemic and told us to ring her mobile if we needed anything or information. We hope to return to this property again.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2020

  • "Faultless accomadiation, quiet location would be 100% happy to stay again."

    Good value for money.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2020

  • "Probably one of the best equipped and most comfortable cottages we have stayed ..."

    Probably one of the best equipped and most comfortable cottages we have stayed in ( there have been many) Owners very friendly and helpful, good location, great wildlife

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2020

  • "I booked the cottage on the recommendation of your admin on "CHAT"."

    I asked for a cottage with a kingsized bed and 2 bathrooms. Horseshoe Cottage, near Wigton ref. 921599 was offered to me. I read the description on the website and although the heading said TWO bathrooms the blurb only mentioned one, so I phoned to clarify. I was assured that there were TWO bathrooms so I booked the cottage. When we arrived we discovered that there was only ONE bathroom and more importantly only ONE toilet. I asked for two as we need two for medical reasons! I immediately phoned Sykes office and was assured that the matter would be looked into and I would be kept informed! I learned later from the cottage owner that she had been contacted by Sykes and was blamed for giving Sykes wrong information! I was sent an email with a complaints reference number but other than that I have had no contact from your company. During the holiday, a few days after I had complained I checked the description again on the website and even then it had NOT been amended and was still advertised as having TWO bathrooms. And amazingly (or perhaps not) it is still advertised as having 2 bathrooms now 19:17 on 05/09/2019. We will have been home for one week tomorrow. I am not at all satisfied with the service you provide, My gradings are all connected with this issue. The cottage itself was comfortable but the problems and discomfort caused by having to queue for the toilet canceled this out for us. The facilities were not as advertised ie only one bathroom not two, so this also accounted for my low rating. However, if someone was to rent it and only require the one bathroom the place would be ideal with no problems.

    Reviewed by Vivienne2.5Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely the owners very thoughtful as all the basics, which on previous bookings at other lets we had had to provide, were there a welcome pack of milk ,tea ,coffee and sugar but also salt and pepper, down to dish washer tabs and de-icer for your car windscreen if needed."

    The cottage was really well provisioned lovely location and the upside down nature gave beautiful access to the views. Great place to use as a base for both the lakes, further north and into Scotland, would recommend the cottage as would its regular visitors listed in the comment book.

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Apr 2019

  • "We spent two lovely weeks at Horseshoe Cottage, it was warm and cosy and very comfortable."

    The views were amazing and Natalie and John made us very welcome.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Jan 2019

  • "The comfort of the cottage it was peaceful and homely."

    It had everything you needed , it was like home from home.

    Reviewed by Ernie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Horseshoe cottage was warm, clean and very well equipped and in a lovely place."

    It was very peaceful and John and Natalie were very friendly and welcoming. We would definitely recommend it to friends and family. We had a lovely peaceful holiday and enjoyed everything about it. Fred and Audrey

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottages, execellent facilities."

    I forgot a few general daily bits but they had everything supplied for your use. Lovely farm supplying eggs and vegetables. Great kids play area with beautiful views. Would definitely recommend and return myself.

    Reviewed by Sienna5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely ¢ral." was also extremely well equipped & all the little extras made a difference I. E night lights for my little boy who doesn't like the dark☺.. My son also loved the outdoor play area with the huge trampoline...great holiday in an extremely comfortable cottage..

    Reviewed by Eddie5.0Oct 2016

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  • One ground floor family bedroom with 1 king-size double and 1 single with en-suite spa bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Biomass central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, CD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Private patio with furniture and shared use of extensive lawn and outdoor play area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Farm shop selling vegetables on-site
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Owner will accept Monday and Friday check ins only

The property

This welcoming mid-terrace cottage sits between two similar holiday homes on the owner’s farm, and comes with its own private patio.

The ground floor offers a family bedroom with both king-size and single beds and an en-suite bathroom boasting a luxury spa bath and separate shower.

The open living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove provides the perfect place to settle at the end of the day.

A superb base for your Cumbrian getaway.

Note: This cottage can be booked Refs. 921598 and 919488, together they sleep 11.

The Stackyard Holiday Cottages

Bolton Low Houses 1.4 miles. Idyllically situated between the stunning Lake District National Park and the Solway Plain, this cosy group of three holiday cottages sits on the owner's working livestock and arable farm, near the village of Bolton Low Houses and the town of Wigton. With fabulous views across the Cumbrian countryside, these superb cottages have been elegantly converted with every comfort in mind whilst retaining lots of original features – a gentle reminder of their former use as the farm stables. Each has been finished to a high standard, all with a cosy woodburning stove and welcoming accommodation to provide an excellent base for couples, families and friends. Carefully positioned in enclosed grounds, each comes with a private patio and lawned area, whilst there is also a shared outdoor play area for younger guests to enjoy, with plenty of space in which to run around. With a ready supply of seasonal, home-grown vegetables available fresh from the farm, you can enjoy a delicious meal in the comforts of your cosy cottage before taking a walk along the Little Waver river where you may be lucky to spot some local wildlife including badgers, foxes and red squirrels. The popular Lake District town of Keswick is a twenty minute drive away, making these super cottages a perfect base from which to explore the Northern Lake District with its breathtaking scenery and multitude of cycling paths and bridleways. The stunning Solway Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is just fifteen minutes' drive to the west, where guests can visit the Campfield Marsh RSPB nature reserve. There are also several golf courses to enjoy at Silloth and Keswick, whilst the beautiful border city of Carlisle is fifteen miles away and has a Roman Gallery at Tullie House Museum – perfect for a wet day. These Cumbrian cottages offer something for everyone at any time of the year.

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About the location


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.

Owner will accept Monday and Friday check ins only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute