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Stable Cottage

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


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 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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  • cottage (17)
  • lovely (13)
  • location (11)
  • everything (8)
  • farm (7)
  • beautiful (7)

27 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful place to stay with all the comforts of home and more."

    The owners were so welcoming and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and if we return to the Lake District, this would be our first choice to stay.

    Thank you Luan for your wonderful feedback regarding your recent visit to our Stable Cottage. We thoroughly enjoy welcoming guests to the cottages and our part of the country and are always delighted to hear that our guests have had an enjoyable and memorable visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luan5.0Feb 2024

  • "A perfect getaway, peaceful and relaxing."

    As you walk into the cottage it's like a home from home, you won't want to leave, we didn't. A lovely welcome from Natalie. We didn't need to have brought anything as the cottage was so well equipped, including the spacious bathroom with the superb jacuzzi bath. Put a film on the TV and cosy up in front of the log fire. How Natalie and John manage to run a working farm and keep the cottages immaculate is a testament to their hard work. Wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Natalie and John. We shall return.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2023

  • "I feel absolutely awful it's take my so long to review, I lost access to my account."

    We've stayed at the lakes a few times now and this by far was the best. Everything about this place is just perfect. We cannot wait to come back this year. John and Natalie were so welcoming as was their beautiful dog .... My boys keep asking when we are going back...

    Thank you for your very positive review of our Stable Cottage, it is always good to hear that our guests have enjoyed their visit and were impressed with the cottage and what it provides to our visitors. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Stackyard Holiday Cottages in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2023

  • "My son and his family loved it."

    It was their first time there and they said they would certainly return. Kids loved it.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2023

  • "Everything excellent,the only problem was noise transference from next door…ie: snoring"

    Thank you for your positive comments following your recent visit and for alerting us to the problem with noise transference that you experienced from the adjoining property. I have been looking at possible solutions to help lesson the sound. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the Stable cottage, everything was provided for and the house was really well equipped, lovely and warm too."

    The house was perfect sized and safe for our 1 and 3 year old children. The whole stay was effortless for the week and we had a great time. Location wise it was a great base for the surrounding area, as long as you can drive.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic place and so well equipped."

    Definitely recommended and would love to stay again.

    Thank you Lauren for your positive feedback, we are always delighted to hear that our guests have enjoyed their visit to our holiday cottages, we look forward to welcoming you back to visit again in the future, Natalie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place, clean and comfortable"

    Thank you Julie for taking the time to give us your positive feedback for our holiday cottage, we hope you would consider a visit to The Stackyard Holiday Cottages in the future, Natalie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie Diane4.4Apr 2022

  • "Had a lovely week exploring the north lakes, Carlisle, and the coast from this location."

    A lovely comfortable cottage with everything you need for your stay.

    Thank you for choosing to visit us in Stable Cottage for your holiday, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed both our cottage and the surrounding area, we look forward to welcoming you all back to The Stackyard Holiday Cottages in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Feb 2022

  • "Delightful cottage with lovely views."

    The 3 cottages (barn conversion) are on a working farm run by a lovely couple (Natalie and John) so there is some working noise (tractors etc) but that all adds to the general experience. We had a great time and would go back for another break.

    Thank you for your positive feedback for our Stable Cottage. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed staying in our cottage and the experience of being situated on a working farm. I know you enjoyed seeing the chickens and new born lambs along with your grandson and look forward to welcoming you back to The Stackyard Holiday Cottages in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David M5.0Feb 2022

  • "Only stayed two days so not able to explore the area or the farm, but a lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Bit far to the pub in the winter, I suppose.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a great holiday we had."

    A great location to explore everywhere. The hosts were great and gave us some good tips on places to visit. We will definitely be back. We had to wrestle the children back in the car as they didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2021

  • "Brilliant week in Stable Cottage - loved the peaceful location, gorgeous views from the cottage and play area for our son complete with toy tractors which he adored."

    Lots to do for families in the area too.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely hosts, very comfortable accommodation and amazing views."

    Play area fantastic for the kids.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The accommodation is a beautiful barn conversion that's been very thoughtfully done and the kitchen was very well equipped. Our hosts were very helpful and friendly and the location was quiet and rural, on a working farm, with lovely views. The only thing to bear in mind is it's nearly an hour's drive down to Windermere/Ambleside, so if you're planning to do lots of stuff down there, you need to factor that in.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing cottage, stunning views, very clean everything we needed would highly ..."

    Amazing cottage, stunning views, very clean everything we needed would highly recommend, could do with a new bunk bed but it was usable

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owners of the cottage were really friendly and helpful."

    It was toddler friendly and our little one was allowed to watch the cows being fed carrots up close, which was a nice touch. It was a great location and quiet enough to let our toddler wander about safely. We all really loved it!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Aug 2019

  • "The accommodation was very good and located in a beautiful part of the country with easy access by car to the more popular areas of the Lake District."

    Unfortunately the main double bed was very uncomfortable and really needs a new quality mattress. We had to leave a day early as the current mattress was causing my wife discomfort and an inability to sleep. Everything else in the cottage was good and we would not hesitate to recommend to others. It would have been nice however if the owner (who lived nearby in the farm) had taken the trouble to make a personal appearance to at least check we were happy,

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jun 2019

  • "Thank you John and Natalie."

    .... You are perfect hosts. It was a wonderful visit and very comfortable stay. My family and children enjoyed a lot. Cottage was fully equipped with every thing you need. Best location and complete privacy. We Highly Recommend this Property by all means. Ahmad & Family 19 - 22 April 2019.

    Reviewed by Shaikh5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely very clean everything you could want was there."

    Was a hunny moon for me and my new wife was just everything we want peace and quiet for a short break. Came back very relaxed. Would book again and will soon. Wish we had gone for longer but could due to work commitments. 5 stars will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2019

  • "Super cottage, got absolutely everything you need and a lovely couple too"

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Feb 2019

  • "Great 2 weeks, the cottage was just perfect for us."

    Lovely and clean and cosy.. No faults with it what do ever... We will use it again . Thanks again

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2018

  • "Excellent location, beautiful and well maintained cottage!"

    Cottage was well equipped for a very comfortable stay.

    4.7Oct 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage with lovely facilities and a special view"

    Reviewed by mohammad5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent facilities, great location and owners were very welcoming."

    Would love to go back. Our son loved the farm animals .

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was better than we thought,the location was really good as easy access to lots of places ."

    the dogs were friendly the ducks were cute, it was good to see the farm . we will be going back for sure

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2017

  • "Stunning cottage, faultless, all of the little extras really do make a difference."

    Children loved the play area and the ducks. Beautiful views, lovely location. Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2016

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi 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 or 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

A delightful end of terrace cottage with private patio and shared use of an outdoor play area.

Inside, the superb, sociable open living area on the first floor is made characterful and cosy with its woodburning stove and beamed ceiling.

With upside down accommodation, the two ground floor bedrooms ensure a good night’s rest after a busy day, and share the family bathroom with spa bath and separate walk-in shower, making this cottage an ideal base for a relaxing break.

Note: This cottage can be booked Refs. 921598 and 921599, 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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