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Piggery Cottage

Wigton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 28090)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Piggery cottage was the most well equipped place we’ve ever stayed."

    It is in such a beautiful location and it is very easy to get to the lakes, Blackpool, Carlisle and many other places. Lorna is so welcoming and kindly allowed my children to give the animals their breakfast. The lemon drizzle cake and little welcome basket were fantastic additions and needless to say disappeared very quickly! Our stay was very peaceful and we will be booking again! We had an absolutely delightful stay and would love to return.

    Thank you for your very complementary feed back. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ZaraApr 2022

  • "A wonderful 3 night stay at Piggery Cottage with my partner and 3 year old son."

    Very comfortable and Mrs Wilson was extremely welcoming. Heating easy to navigate, fridge, freezer, oven etc all in perfect working order. WiFi available in the cottage. Plenty nearby, a perfect base to explore. Lots of lovely touches and nothing was too much trouble. We can’t wait to visit again! Thank you!

    Reviewed by SophieMar 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous, so comfortable."

    Great area and Lorna ( host ) was really lovely and left homemade cake and a lot of wee extra goodies for our arrival. Would highly recommend x

    Reviewed by AnneFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location, fantastic host"

    Reviewed by JasonFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage everything there what you need lovely welcome basket with chocolate crisps biscuits wine etc ."

    The host Lorna was very helpful such a lovely lady we would definitely go back at some point so relaxing and set in a lovely place .

    Reviewed by JacquelineJan 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay with a fantastic host."

    Piggery Cottage is an excellent cosy little cottage on a working farm. Ideally located for exploring the North Lakes and coast. Having stayed at a number of properties in the locality, the host; Lorna, goes the extra distance to make sure your stay is extra special. From a welcome hamper of goodies and essentials, setting the cottage up with a Christmas tree, decorations and lights to make it feel like home from home, to showing us round the farm at milking time, where Craig was a fountain of knowledge explaining everything from the milking process to how the farm operates, nothing was too much trouble. For dog lovers, be prepared for the very friendly resident dogs Rupert and Max to visit for a daily treat and fuss. Simply, the best place we’ve stayed at.

    Thank you Gary for your very complementary feed back. You and Kath are more than welcome. Best wishes for the New Year, Jim Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by GaryDec 2021

  • "We loved the cottage Everything we needed plus extras."

    Welcome basket was lovely My granddaughter enjoyed going with Lorna to feed the animals in the mornings. Lorna showed us around the farm and even got to watch the cows being milked. Would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "This was our third visit to Piggery Cottage and it won’t be our last, because it is a very comfortable, homely place to stay and we get a great welcome."

    Anyone who has rented self catering accommodation will be familiar with having to go out and buy basic food essentials like bread, milk, coffee, tea etc. Also things like washing up liquid, soap, paper towels etc. Well that is not the case at Piggery Cottage as Mrs. Wilson makes sure that all the basics are provided and plenty of treats (cakes, crisps wine etc.) as well. So many self catering Cottages are equipped with granny’s tired ‘hand me down’ furniture and left over odds and ends of kitchen utensils and crockery. This is not the case with Piggery Cottage. There are ample supplies just about anything you might need; all in good order. What’s more, we found that if we needed anything that wasn’t already provided then one word with Lorna Wilson and it magically appeared.

    Reviewed by MalcolmOct 2021

  • "This was our 3rd time at Piggery Cottage and it never fails to impress us."

    The cottage is like a home from home and has everything you could ever need to make your stay enjoyable. From the fresh flowers, the welcome packs and the delicious home made cakes, Lorna has thought of everything right down to the dog biscuits! The location suited us very well and as we had good weather most days it was lovely to sit outside in the peace and tranquillity and just relax. Lorna is a mine of information and quite the storyteller, I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations. I would most definitely recommend this delightful cottage and we will be returning next year.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2021

  • "Lorna our host was the best, very kind helpful and friendly ,she left us lovely homemade cakes,andwe need not have taken anything with us as everything was."

    Provided ..a lovely place to stay

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2021

  • "Owners were incredibly friendly and attentive without imposing."

    We had a great time and enjoyed the animals and space.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "This was our second visit in two months."

    It was even better than our first because the sun shone every day for a week. We could relax outside all day long and well into the evening; enjoying both the tranquility of the setting and the superb views. This cottage has everything we could wish for..

    Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Piggery Cottage."

    The surroundings were beautiful. The host, Mrs Wilson was so friendly and helpful. The small touches such as the dog treats and the homemade lemon drizzle cake was a bonus! It was definitely worth the trip and we will be returning soon. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by ChloeJun 2021

  • "Great hosts at the property which is in a lovely location."

    The accommodation is very well equipped and Lorna, the owner, provided a great welcome pack. If you have a dog with you they are well catered for with their own towels and treats. We needed a relaxing break and that’s what we got. We’ll be returning.

    Reviewed by NickJun 2021

  • "Excellent location for our needs, the cottage was everything we expected and more."

    Very clean and comfortable and equipped with everything you could want. Lorna and Jim, the hosts, went the extra mile. Fresh flowers, chocolates and home made cakes, as well as a welcome pack for us Lorna had also provided welcome treats for our golden retriever! This was the second time we have stayed here and we have already booked out next break in September.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2021

  • "Great place, great host, wonderful location"

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2021

  • "Perfect for us, wonderful place and experience for our very outdoors 5 year old, who made a special friend of the lovely host and her animals."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by DeanMay 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, tucked away in a peaceful spot and yet very convenient for the North Lakes (Cockermouth and Keswick) and also the coast (Silloth, Maryport and Allonby)."

    The cottage had everything we could wish for in terms of convenience and comfort with stunning views across the fields and over the Solway Firth to the Galloway Hills. Mrs. Wilson gave us a wonderful welcome and kept us well supplied with home bakes. She had placed fresh flowers in the cottage together with wine, nibbles and a welcome pack which included bread, milk etc. Throughout our stay, Rupert, the Golden Retriever called in past each day just to say hello and enjoy a bit of fuss. My wife and I have stayed in many rental properties over the years; some good, some bad and even some which were truly appalling. Piggery Cottage was the best of them all.

    Reviewed by MalcolmApr 2021

  • "The goodies basket was a lovely surprise with home baking."

    The owners were welcoming and helpful. We would definitely stay again and recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2020

  • "Everything was perfect and we felt very safe because the owner was following the government guide lines in respect of Covid 19."

    We had a wonderful holiday as usual.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "Last minute booking and I couldn't be happier with my choice."

    Stunning location, close enough to the likes of Keswick but far enough away for a relax without the crowds. The hosts were fantastic as was the property. Warm, welcoming and extremely clean. The pride in the place really does show all the way through the cottage. Well equipped kitchen and cooking facilities. The extra touches like the welcome basket, fresh bread and milk, a towel and treats for the dog is what sets places like this apart. We will definitely be returning. Thank you

    Reviewed by AdamSep 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Made to feel very welcome by the owners.

    Reviewed by JasonAug 2020

  • "Hospitality was amazing!"


    Reviewed by VanessaAug 2020

  • "We had such a warm welcome at Piggery Cottage."

    Mrs. Wilson has thought of everything to make guests as comfortable as possible. We were grateful for the amazing welcome hamper, including milk for a cuppa on arrival and her infamous lemon drizzle cake! It was fantastic to see the cows every morning and we made friends with two calves while we were there. We can’t recommend Piggery Cottage highly enough- it was lovely.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2020

  • "Great place to stay, really clean and well equipped."

    It’s a good location for exploring the northern lakes.

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2020

  • "Piggery Cottage was a delight and Lorna & Jim were so nice and very helpful."

    The homemade cake and welcome basket, the chocolates and sweets were a lovely touch (not good for the waistline though!). We loved being shown around the farm and seeing the cows being milked. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come back and stay another time.

    Reviewed by KimJul 2020

  • "The holiday let owner was really lovely, leaving all sorts of goodies in the welcome pack, even home baking!"

    We had lots of chats and she made us feel so at home. We will definitely be staying at the piggery cottage again.

    Reviewed by JasonFeb 2020

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay at piggery cottage."

    The owners were really lovely people and so helpful. The cottage itself was really nice and comfortable. Very well equipped. The welcome pack was amazing. Homemade cakes!. We will definitely be going back there next year. Loved every minute.

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2019

  • "Our fifth time back at Piggery Cottage; as peaceful and relaxing as ever."

    Launa (and Jim) have created a real gem, with its own unique character and style. A great location, with straightforward access to the Solway coast and into the Lakes, along with nearby Wigton, we are looking forward to visiting again soon!

    Reviewed by ScottSep 2019

  • "An amazing welcome after a long drive, so many nice touches around the cottage."

    Location perfect to visit Scotland and the Lake District.

    Reviewed by SandySep 2019

  • "Very warm welcome from Lorna the owner, A very nice welcome pack for us in the kitchen, Our 2 Dogs loved the farm , always looking at the cows when milking time came around."

    We had a really good time Thank You

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2019

  • "Fantastic time at the piggery."

    Everything you need for a self catering holiday. Love the welcome pack that Lorna leaves ... everything you need to start you off. The home baked cakes are to die for..... Lorna even gave me an extra one that she knew I liked from our first visit. Beautiful surroundings on a working farm. Very chilled and relaxing location. Love this little upside down cottage .... x

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2019

  • "The hospitality from Lorna and her family was really great, we had a fantastic time and will certainly be booking this cottage again in the future."

    The extra little things that Lorna and her family does to make your stay special exceeded our expectations, especially the homemade lemon drizzle cake. If your looking for proper hospitality and home from home comforts then this is the cottage to book.

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2019

  • "Really nice little cottage , in a lovely setting on a working farm."

    Friendly owners & made to feel very welcome with lovely welcome hamper including a home made cake !

    Reviewed by KarienJul 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Very friendly hosts. Beautiful setting. Homemade cakes and basket of goodies on arrival. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2019

  • "Excellent well equipped cottage with loads of homely touches and more than you ..."

    Excellent well equipped cottage with loads of homely touches and more than you could ever need to make it a perfect get away Would highly recommend Piggery cottage suitable for all ages and we had a fabulous time

    Reviewed by IngridJun 2019

  • "Super hosts and welcome to cottage."

    Good welcome pack including wine and home made cakes. Working farm surrounded by beautiful countryside, but very quiet.

    Reviewed by AlistairJun 2019

  • "Piggery cottage was warm and very cosy ideal for a relaxing holiday."

    The owner excelled in hospitality. Would strongly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2019

  • "We found the hostess very friendly and obliging and very knowledgeable about the area."

    We were made so welcome when we first arrived with treats for our dog and treats for us as a welcome gift. We love or holidays there and can't wait for our next holiday at the piggery cottage to come round as we are made to feel part of the family and extra special.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2019

  • "The cottage is in a quiet location yet handy for the northern Lakes and the Solway coast."

    Clean, comfortable and well equipped. The friendly owners live next door and make you most welcome but are never intrusive. We would have no hesitation in revisiting but be prepared to put weight on as the welcome pack including home baked cakes is delicious and has to be seen to be believed.

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2019

  • "From the minute we pulled up I knew I was going to enjoy myself."

    Gorgeous location in the Cumbrian countryside, giving easy access to surrounding attractions in the Lake District. Lorna was a fantastic friendly host who meet us at the door and showed us round. She explained where everything was and told us to contact her at any time if there was any problems. The cottage had everything you needed and more. The welcome pack was more than expected including some gorgeous home baked cakes (absolutely to die for). Nothing was too much trouble from our hosts. Definitely will be returning. X

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2019

  • "We had a lovely welcome from Lorna and her family."

    The children absolutely loved the stay.

    Reviewed by DenieceApr 2019

  • "We had an amazing time at the piggery."

    Lorna can't do enough for you and the cottage has lots of personal touches that makes it a home from home. Highly recommended and we will definately be back.

    Reviewed by Carol AnnMar 2019

  • "Fabulous - This cottage was amazing."

    It was warm, cosy, clean, everything you could wish for. We could not fault it or think of anything that it didn't have. The owners were so friendly and accommodating. Definitely would go back again.

    Reviewed by GillyMar 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, great location."

    Welcome pack an added bonus. Exactly as described and look forward to returning again.

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2019

  • "We couldn’t have asked for a better welcome from the property owner for our stay."

    Our time there was very enjoyable and our host couldn’t have been more accommodating. We would use Sykes website again and certainly recommend this accommodation. Thank you!

    Reviewed by FayeDec 2018

  • "Set is in a rural location but only a 5 minute drive from Wigton where 3 supermarkets and other local shops will ensure you will have all the supplies you need."

    Plenty of eating places in the town and nearby. The cottage more than lives up to the photographs in the listing. It has all the facilities you could wish for, a home from home. Mrs. Wilson (owner) is a very welcoming host, fresh flowers in the cottage and a welcome pack was greatly appreciated and enjoyed. Although there was a comprehensive information folder outlining the operation of appliances etc she spent the time to show us where everything was and how they worked. There were no problems during our stay but I am confident, had there been, it would have been quickly sorted. A plus for us was the ability to take our dog with us. We used this as a base to explore the hills and trails around Keswick. There is a book in the cottage listing walks suitable for dogs which we used. I found the walks Aira Force and Friar's Crag very rewarding for us all. Friar's Crag was the longer of the two walks and there was the bonus of stopping at the Mary Mount Hotel (dog friendly) for a coffee about the halfway point. Aira Force is equally dog friendly having both a kiosk and a café. One day the weather was clagged in and our walk in the Ullswater area would have been a waste of time so we walked up "Binsey", a hill which is not to far away from the cottage. On a good day I'm told you have great views of the surrounding area, the Solway coast, Keswick and Derwent water, perhaps next time. Returned to cottage, dried off, and spent an enjoyable afternoon exploring Cockermouth and Maryport. All in all a great few days away and I would have no hesitation staying in the cottage again

    Reviewed by HughOct 2018

  • "Amazing little holiday cottage."

    ..has everything you need in a picturesque setting...the owners were lovely and very welcoming...lots of little touches like freshly baked cake and basket of goodies on arrival...everywhere was spotless and the cottage has everything you need and more...even showed us around the farm including the baby animals and milking parlour...will definitely return.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2018

  • "We had a great week at piggery cottage."

    we were made so welcome by Lorna and Jim. We were in Wigton for a family wedding they helped to make the day go very smoothly by being very understanding. Great cottage very relaxing and lovely cake and sweet little touches. Our dog Charlie made himself right at home.

    Reviewed by SSep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, the owners really couldn't do enough to help us out."

    And dogs had an amazing time

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2018

  • "Piggery Cottage was just what we needed for a relaxing break in peace and quiet."

    Lorna and her family are so friendly and go the extra mile to make you feel at home, including their pets. Rupert the dog is just lovely and very friendly. The welcome pack was more than we expected and the cakes were just scrummy. Would definitely look at going there again. This is the first time we have booked with Sykes and if this is the quality of your cottages then we will be looking at booking with you again.

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2018

  • "As always we have had a lovely time at Piggery Cottage, it's so lovely being there, we get lots of lovely goodies and to see the cows, sheep as well as the lovely cats and the Golden Retriever is great."

    The countryside is lovely and there are so many places to visit. We will return again.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "This holiday home had to be the best I we have stayed in."

    Lorna and Jim are fantastic hosts and the surroundings are absolutely outstanding we will defiantly be back again.

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2018

  • "The owners were particularly lovely, welcoming and couldnt do more for you."

    The accomodation was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack was comprenhensive and much appreciated after our 4 hour drive. Being shown around the working farm by the owners was an unexpected treat that we found fascinating and enjoyable. The only slight issue we experienced was the wifi wasnt working but in fairness there wasnt anything the owners could do as they were awaiting BT to fix a fault their end. All in all we had a great week away and the weather was great.

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2018

  • "What can I really say about this cottage that hasn’t already been said."

    We loved our stay here from the moment we walked into the cottage. It was Devine so quaint well maintained a home from home. Lorna and Jim have provided everything you need there. The welcome package was amazing filled with wonderful goodies. And cakes made for us to have a nice cuppa with after a long journey from Cornwall, a lovely touch. Carlisle was my home town so I knew how far we were away from the nearest town, pub, shop etc. The farm is a working farm so there is livestock around inc free range hens. Three friendly sheep in the field opposite the cottage also, so please respect the fact that if you take your dog with u that they remain on the lead when on the farm. Lorna has a wonderful retriever dog called Rupert that my collie Daisy fell madly in love with

    Reviewed by BarbaraDec 2017

  • "Great location, beautiful cottage and the friendliness and hospitality of the Wilson family was second to none."

    We would thoroughly recommend this cottage and location to all.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2017

  • "Great cottage and great hosts here."

    Well located for touring about the Cumbria, Lake Districts area. Highly recommended. We spent a wonderful week here and will go back for sure !

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2017

  • "The location was wonderful , peaceful and quiet."

    The owner and family are so kind and generous and made our stay extra special , especially for our 4 year old Grand-daughter.

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2017

  • "Very easy to book and view dates available using my mobile."

    Will use again

    Reviewed by FrederickFeb 2017

  • "I always love coming here, just the most amazing cottage and wonderful hosts."

    Idyllic setting, and very easy to get to.

    Reviewed by ChristinaDec 2016

  • "This cottage was excellent."

    It provided everything we could have possibly needed.the location was brilliant for the lakes the coast and the borders of Scotland.the owners were so friendly and welcoming even supplying a constant stream of delicious home made cakes for us and treats for our dog .our holiday was perfect.

    Reviewed by MandieOct 2016

  • "This is the best holiday we have ever had with Sykes Cottages."

    Everything was absolutely perfect not only for us but for Solo our dog. Our hostess made us feel so welcome we felt part of the family. We would highly recommend the Piggery Cottage to anyone and everyone and we will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2016

  • "Being naturally sceptical about feedback sites, I read the comments about this cottage but decided to make my own mind up and not get too excited about all the positive feedback."

    However, from the moment we arrived everything was simply perfect. The personal welcome from Lorna on arrival was genuine and warm but was just the precursor to what lay ahead. The accommodation was spotless, well equipped, homely and just right for the four of us. But what really made the difference was the welcome pack of snacks, home-made cakes, wine, fruit, sweets and dog treats, along with all the other necessary provisions we would normally gave had to go shopping for - Lorna and Jim had thought of everything. During our stay, surrounded by the farm animals, Lorna was always there if we needed anything and always happy to have a little chat - we even met Timmy her pet sheep and the dogs. Thank you Lorna for a warm welcome and lovely stay. Hopefully we will see you again.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2016

  • "We had a great time at Piggery cottage."

    Laura, the owner, was exremely helpful & welcoming. The cottage was very comfortable & we enjoyed the welcome pack & home made cakes - we especially appreciated the field to excercise our dog

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2016

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room with electric stove.
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine (use of tumble dryer in garden shed), dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: The stairs are open tread, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead at all times due to resident farm animals.

The property

Wigton 2.3 miles.

An immaculately-presented semi-detached barn conversion, situated on a working farm in the quiet Cumbrian countryside, close to the village of Wigton.

Carefully appointed throughout to provide cosy accommodation, this Wigton cottage is ideal for families who wish to enjoy time together in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

At this Wigton cottage, there are two ground floor bedrooms and a sitting room with a feature stone wall on the first floor.

The accommodation also includes a family shower room and a fitted kitchen with a dining area.

Outside this Wigton cottage is a front patio area with ample space for children to play in safety.

Set just to the north of the Lake District National Park, this cottage near Wigton offers easy access to the Lake District fells and the bustling town of Keswick.

Located in beautiful countryside, there are wonderful walks and bike rides through the fells and forests, and Whinlatter Forest Park has an exciting Go Ape adventure course, whilst for a more peaceful day you can head over to Derwentwater through Borrowdale, perfect for a peaceful picnic along the lake shore.

Whatever you end up doing, you can return to your lovely Wigton cottage for a relaxing evening and to plan another day's exciting adventures!

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About the location


Carlisle 12 miles; Keswick 20 miles.

A traditional Cumbrian market town with a charter granted in 1262, which still holds a market each Friday in the covered market hall, along with an open air car boot sale. Wigton is a popular centre for shopping, pubs and restaurants, and also boasts a theatre, bowls, swimming, tennis and other sports. 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 including ‘A Time to Dance’. Located 18 miles from Penrith it is a good base for the attractions of the North Lakes, the cathedral city of Carlisle, 12 miles away, Keswick, just north Derwentwater and close to Lake Bassenthwaite, and the natural beauty of the West Cumbrian Coast. Hadrian’s Wall is within 25 miles, while the Scottish Borders, and Gretna Green, are within easy reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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