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Hayloft Cottage

(Ref. 921598)

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • 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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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property."

    Friendly host. Thank you for the eggs! Spotless condition. Brilliant view of Skiddaw in the snow :) We'll be back!

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Feb 2024

  • "Had a great time as always."

    Owners couldn't be more helpful looked after us. And will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely holiday property, owners very helpful and property was very quiet and peaceful."

    Reviewed by Carole3.8Sep 2023

  • "A fabulous, well equipped home from home."

    There were 4 adults in our party and the cottage was very spacious, comfortable and clean with some wonderful views. The owner was lovely and very approachable. We would definitely highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Luella5.0Sep 2023

  • "As always another fantastic stay at Hayloft."

    Clean, comfortable and excellent facilities what else could you ask for? Oh yes the weather was brilliant! Many thanks, see you again next year.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was a home from home, the owners have gone in to so much detail, even down to eggs tea and coffee being laid on."

    The scene from the upstairs window is butiful and you could spend all day looking. Being central we were able to go into the lakes as well as into Carlisle and muncaster castle bird of prey and owel display are worth ssing will stay again.

    Reviewed by Glynn5.0May 2023

  • "Had a amazing time at hayloft cottage the cottage was spotless on arrival ..."

    Had a amazing time at hayloft cottage the cottage was spotless on arrival everything we needed was at the property and plenty of places to go and see definitely be re booking again

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was our fourth stay at Hayloft and we enjoyed every minute."

    The facilities are excellent and we can’t recommend it high enough. Thank you.

    Thank you Susan for your continued visits to our Hayloft Cottage and for your praise for our accommodation. We hope you continue to choose The Stackyard Holiday Cottages for your visits to the are and look forward to welcoming you back in the future, Natalie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a lovely holiday!"

    The cottage was just amazing, it was definitely the wow factor when we walked in! It was also great to stay on a working farm with a very enthusiastic toddler who loved looking at the tractors driving past every day, and even going to feed the lambs. It is easily accessible by nearby main road and there was plenty of play equipment for our little one. Our hosts were great and very welcoming, we would definitely return one day.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great place to stay in Lake District."

    Reviewed by Tomasz5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great location and the place is very clean, warm, well equipped, quiet and spacious."

    Powerful shower with plenty of hot water and the log burner a real treat on cold autumnal evenings. Nice attention to detail from the owners, for example12 place settings for the crockery (all matching!) makes for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. Highly recommended and we will book again.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic location and views, friendly host, the cottage had everything you would need and then some."

    We found the king size bed rather firm and unsupportive for us and the shower very enclosed for a 6ft 2” teenager but will definitely go back. The outside space was brilliant for all the family.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is the third time staying at Hayloft Cottage."

    The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners are very welcoming and an added bonus was the glorious weather. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Very well maintained and spotlessly clean. Perfect location too, as you don’t need to travel far to find places to visit in Cumbria and the Lake District. Everything was as described, so it definitely didn’t disappoint. Would recommend this cottage without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Damian5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay."

    There was nothing we would change. The kitchen was really well equipped so made self catering easy. The owner was lovely and it was so nice to find milk and eggs In the fridge. Hope to book again.

    Reviewed by Antoinette5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a fantastic property!"

    , everything was just spot on, even down to the tea bags and milk in the fridge when we arrived. The property had everything we needed, perfectly located for us as not to far to travel to the centre of the lakes but yet quiet enough for us to relax in the quiet tranquil countryside. Thank you

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect for us with young children (1 and 5)."

    The house itself was very well equipped, important as we would be there a lot especially after the kids were in bed. And the garden was huge and very safe to allow the kids to run around. We were a short drive from the lakes and the seaside which made a lovely varied holiday. The house was very clean and nicely decorated. The owner Natalie was very friendly, thanks for the eggs!

    Reviewed by Elise5.0Aug 2019

  • "A wonderful holiday retreat, comfortable, clean and very well maintained, with all of the amenities that we wanted."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2019

  • "This is our second visit to this cottage and it didn't disappoint."

    Well presented with lashings of hot water which was very well received after lots of long walks. The cottage is conveniently located near the Lake District National Park, so no long drives back. Thank you to the owners for the farm fresh eggs and milk.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent beautiful cottage, which was very clean."

    Well thought out, with stair gate incorporated and lots of toys to keep children entertained. Loved our stay, and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Libby5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely fabulous."

    so much so we have booked to go again for Christmas. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2019

  • "We love this cottage."

    We’ve stayed here twice and they have thought of everything which takes so much of the hassle out of going away. It’s perfect for familiesI and I wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2018

  • "The accommodation was very warm and comfortable."

    We would certainly consider returning

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Superb property."

    So clean and well equipped. Great location to explore Lake District. First time booking with Sykes and well impressed.

    Reviewed by Koshika5.0Mar 2017

  • "We had the most lovely time really welcoming."

    Very good for little ones, my 2 year old loved watching the farm dogs and machinery from the window. Swings, toys and football was all ace too. Cant wait to come back again very soon.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.6Nov 2016

  • "On arrival the house was well presented, tidy and had a cosy feel about it, the cottage is well placed with lovely views."

    The family who own the cottage couldn't have been more accommodating and were friendly and chatty. Our only problem during our whole stay there was the lack of wifi (someone had switched off elsewhere) however this soon became a good thing because it meant the kids actually engaged with us :-)!! Couldn't have asked for a better location to explore the Lake District from and would definitely recommend the place to any other interested parties!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2016

  • "Fantastic cottage great surroundings"

    Reviewed by Rachel4.8Jul 2016

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with 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. Please note: This property only accepts Friday-Friday, Friday-Monday and Monday-Friday bookings.

The property

A quality end-terrace cottage with superb open living accommodation set on the first floor, complete with a warming woodburning stove and a character beamed ceiling.

Two bedrooms occupy the ground floor, the master with its own en-suite bathroom, whilst the twin has use of the separate family shower room.

Booked separately or alongside its neighbours, this is a comfortable Cumbrian base from which to explore this charming area.

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.

Please note: This property only accepts Friday-Friday, Friday-Monday and Monday-Friday bookings.