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Piggery Cottage

(Ref. 28090)

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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97 Customer Reviews

  • "What a beautiful well presented cottage in a perfect location."

    A real home from home. Lorna is lovely was very welcoming and has thought of everything. Loved the hamper, fresh flowers and treats. Thank you for being a perfect host, we hope to return.

    Thank you Sharon for your very kind feedback and pleased you both enjoyed your stay at Piggery Cottage. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Jim and Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely little cottage in a beautiful part of Cumbria with great access to the lakes - Bassenthwaite & Keswick only 25 minutes away."

    Solway coast only 15 minutes. Coop and Lidl in Wigton are nearest for provisions. Our host Lorna was super friendly and helpful and added lots of nice touches, amazing lemon drizzle cake, bread, milk, chocolates, and even treats for our dogs. Cottage has everything you need. Just be aware, there's no enclosed area with the cottage, so we couldn't just let our dogs out. But, we would recommend a stay at Piggery.

    Thank you for your kind feedback re Piggery Cottage. Hope you have settled into your new home and that the dogs are enjoying their new surroundings. Best wishes Jim and Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Apr 2024

  • "Lorna was very welcoming and had provided generous extras in the hamper for human and dog consumption."

    She was also generous with her time by showing the children her animals. I would definitely like to stay there again !

    Thank you Janet for your very kind feedback re your stay at Piggery Cottage. Hope you had a good journey home. Looking forward to seeing you and children and dogs in the future. Best wishes Jim and Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2024

  • "Another lovely stay, warm and cosy, very peaceful just what we needed."

    Looking forward to returning again

    Thank you Sally and Rob for your kind feedback always a pleasure to see you again and look forward to your next visit when in our area. Regards to you both and Teddy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jan 2024

  • "Piggery Cottage was an excellent place to stay, we couldn’t be happier."

    Always nice and warm to come back to at night and well appointed. We will return

    Thank you Sheila and Hugh for your very kind feedback re piggery cottage and look forward to your return visit. Regards Jim Lorna and Rupert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have stayed at Piggery Cottage several times over the last 4 years and it just gets better every time."

    The cottage is everything you could wish for. Clean and comfortable. Very well equipped and situated in the perfect place. The owners are wonderful and very helpful. It is the perfect place to stay.

    Hi Karen Thank you very much for your complementary feedback. Always a pleasure when you visit. Hope all is well. Very best wishes to you both for Christmas and New Year and look forward to your visit in the Spring. Regards Jim and Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have stayed here a few times now and have always been made to feel so welcome."

    Our stay was absolutely perfect.

    Thank you for your very kind feedback. Always a pleasure to see you and your family again. Best regards Jim and Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cherie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with a great welcome pack."

    Very quiet location on a beautiful part of the country. Dog friendly but be aware the owner has chickens and an aviary close by, so dogs are on leads (as made clear in the listing) at all times. No grass immediately outside so your dogs need to be comfortable with toileting on gravel.

    Reviewed by Brett5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and warm welcome from lorna, we are a family of 4, children aged 12 and 9yrs and everything was perfect."

    We would happily stay in piggery cottage again. Lorna has got it just right, all the extras were such a surprise . Thank you!

    Thank you very much for your complementary feedback re piggery cottage. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and hopefully see you again when you are next over from Ireland. Regards Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Breege5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have just had a few days here at this comfy ,cosy cottage."

    it has everything you you could need. Lorna the owner was so friendly as was her lovely gentle dog, Rupert. The welcome hamper was amazing too and so unexpected. This lady goes the extra mile to make you welcome. Our granddaughters loved going to see the Shetland ponies with you. There is a field next door so our dog had a good run and the beach is nearby. We had a great time here and would love to return. Shannon family.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to give your very complementary feedback re Piggery Cottage. Pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves and the ponies always enjoy extra attention from little people as does Rupert. Regards Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Micheal5.0Aug 2023

  • "The owner of piggery cottage was amazing."

    She accommodated us very short notice but had set everything up beautifully. It felt like a home away from home. The scenery around the cottage was beautiful and it was so peaceful at night. I love the fact we were provided with a few items to help make our stay more convenient such as bread and milk. I would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you Natasha for your very kind feedback re Piggery Cottage. Glad to have been of assistance at short notice not a problem and thank you for leaving the cottage tidy. Hope to see your family again and good luck to your 6yr old wee boy climbing Ben Nevis later this month ! Regards Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Aug 2023

  • "Superb. Lovely location and lovely hosts."

    They go over and above with the facilities and extras they provide. The house is fantastic, very comfortable in every way. Welcoming for dogs too! We hope to return one day.

    Thank you very much Richard for your very kind feedback re Piggery Cottage. Hope you are all enjoying your holiday in St. Andrews. Hoping to see you again in the future. Regards Jim and Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage had everything to hand."

    Double bed very comfortable to sleep in. Host was wonderful-really welcoming and helpful. A home from home. A very peaceful place to stay. Great place and great hosts.

    Thank you Barbara for your very complementary feedback re your stay at Piggery Cottage , we enjoyed your company and that of Dave and Maggie ! Hope you return in the not too distant future. Regards Jim and Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2023

  • "Property great with a nice greeting from host."

    Well situated for northern lakes and quiet property. Well equipped with several pubs nearby which were dog friendly which made life easy. Will return in future.

    Thank you Jim for your kind feedback, much appreciated. Look forward to seeing you both and Freddy in the future. Regards Jim and Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our stay was great."

    Lovely weather. Lovely cottage and lovely hosts (Lorna, Jim and Rupert the dog). The cottage had everything we needed, and more. The welcome hamper was beautiful and included freshly baked cake made by Lorna - who was super friendly and welcoming. We will definitely stay again. A little gem in the countryside.

    Thank you Tracy for your very kind feedback re your holiday at Piggery Cottage. We enjoyed your company and hope to see you again in the not too distant future. You will be amazed to know that my crocheting is improving thanks to your help and my chain stitches now resemble chains !!! Best Regards to you both Jim Lorna and Rupert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2023

  • "After our 4th visit to piggerycottage, it just gets better!"

    !. Lorna and Jim are such lovely people and so welcoming. Everything about the cottage is perfect. Our stays are so comfortable and relaxing. We love it. Molly our Springer is also so happy to be there. Wonderful place!! Can't wait for our 5th visit in the autumn.

    Hi Karen and Rob thank you for your very kind feedback it’s always a pleasure to see you both and Rupert loves Molly’s company and sharing his dog biscuits ! Look forward to seeing you in the autumn take care. Best regards Jim and Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "A perfect farm cottage."

    Welcoming, clean and well stocked. All as advertised.

    Thank you Janet for your very kind feedback regarding piggery cottage. Look forward to seeing you next spring. The honey is going down a treat, thank you Jim and Lorna ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "We have been going to piggery cottage for years now and always found it clean and comfortable, and always had a lovely warm welcome form Lorna and Jim our hosts who treat use as friends rather than holidaymakers, and always spoil us and the our dog, Thunder with a wonderful basket of goodies."

    We highly recommend piggery cottage to anyone who wants a relaxing and carefree holiday.

    Thank you Ian and Kim for your very kind feedback following your recent visit to piggery cottage. Always good to see you both with Thunder and Goldie. Good to have a catch up and look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Take care regards Jim and Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "Yet another wonderful holiday at Piggery Cottage."

    Peace and tranquillity and yet only a short drive from the Lake District. Lorna Wilson always gives us a great welcome. It has become a real home from home for us.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week in April, the cottage was warm & cosy."

    Had everything we needed and was a brilliant location. The owners were warm and welcoming and we will definitely be booking again

    Thank you Sally for your very kind feedback and look forward to your return visit.. Kind Regards , Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful stay, great cottage and lovely hosts!"

    We will be back.

    Thank you both for your kind feedback re your stay at Piggery Cottage. Look forward to your return. Regards Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay in a lovely location"

    Hi Cherie. Thank you for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure to meet your family and hope that Pickle’s paw has healed by now. Regards Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cherie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Special thanks to Lorna and Jim for making us feel welcome during our stay during Christmas."

    Really enjoyed the Christmas hamper, decorations and farm. A special thanks for a freshly baked cake.

    Thank you very much for your complimentary feed back regarding your Christmas visit to Piggery Cottage. Sorry for the delay in replying our broadband has been out of action for 2 months! Regards to you and your family Lorna and Jim Wilson. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Subha5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Piggery."

    The cottage is beautifully renovated and furnished to a high standard with lovely comfortable beds. It’s is spotlessly clean and every home comfort is provided including a beautiful basket of treats. The hosts hospitality goes over and above and nothing was too much trouble. The farm is beautiful and perfectly placed for a relaxing break in the countryside.

    Hi Emma Thank you very much for your very kind and complementary feed back . We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and that your 2 dogs enjoyed playing with Rupert ! Hope to see you again when you are next time you are visiting your parents. Regards Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have stayed at piggerycottage 3 times now and each time we have been highly satisfied."

    Lorna and Jim are the most amazing hosts. Everything is just perfect. Everything you could ever wish for and more. We will definitely be returning next year.

    Hi Bob and Karen Thank you for your very kind feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay despite the weather not being great, we enjoy your visits and look forward to seeing you in April. Your wall note pad has pride of place in the kitchen . Regards Jim and Lorna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "The write up for this cottage looked fantastic, yet the reality of the place went far beyond our expectations."

    The cottage is surrounded by a beautifully planted garden, with chickens roaming and fields beyond. A basket of cake, chocolate, tea, coffee and other goodies welcomed us in the kitchen. Vases of fresh cut flowers, from the garden were dotted around the beautiful cottage. The hosts are wonderful, welcoming, within a minutes of meeting felt like we’d known them a long time. The kitchen had everything we could need, including a slow cooker, which we put to good use. The cottage was warm and very welcoming, furniture is very comfortable. Traditional decor makes this charming cottage a wonderful escape from busy everyday life. We will definitely be going back. Only thing to mention, the layout, living room and bathroom upstairs, means it is not suitable for people who have difficulty with stairs. For everyone one else I heartily recommend staying xx

    Thank you both and Honey for your very very complimentary feedback. Glad you enjoyed cottage and surroundings after your long journey north. Look forward to seeing you again. Regards Jim and Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Sep 2022

  • "Nice place, fantastic, helpful owners"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great to be back at Piggery Cottage, we will definitely visit again."

    Lovely area, peace and quiet. Lorna had taken the trouble to leave bread, milk and cake. Very homely. Great spot for the lakes and the coast. Lovely sunsets over the Solway Firth seen from the upstairs lounge window.

    Thanks Karen for your very kind feedback greatly appreciated and look forward to your next visit. Regards Jim and Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Well equipped. Appreciated the milk, bread and cake and the welcome basket on arrival. Very friendly owners on site in case of queries. Daisy and Murray enjoyed the dog treats provided as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Piggery Cottage and would recommend it to others.

    Thank you for your very kind feedback much appreciated wishing you well Regards Jim and Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fabulous short break."

    The cottage is wonderful, absolutely spotless and has everything you could possibly need. The hosts are welcoming, helpful and friendly whilst giving you the privacy you would want while on holiday. During our stay there were calves in the nursery next to the cottage a joy to watch while having a coffee. We hope to return soon

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very nice cottage in quiet rural location."

    Easy access to northern lakes and fells. Very clean with nice welcome pack. Friendly owners and their dogs (also friendly!) live next door. Can park car directly outside cottage and there is pleasant out door seating area.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2022

  • "The welcome from the lovely host was amazing, everything from wine to chocolate in a welcome hamper, including treats for the dog !"

    the cottage was impeccably clean and so well equipped you want for nothing, the car park and surround beautifully kept, the animals a delightful plus. Meeting Lorna was a joy, such a lovely ,genuine lady. Cannot wait to go back !

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was a particularly well equipped cottage with a welcoming host who went the extra mile to make our stay an enjoyable one."

    My grandchildren just loved it and we learned a lot about the animals.

    Thank you Janet for your very kind feed back for Piggery Cottage and hope to see you and your grand children and dogs again. Regards Lorna Wilson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2022

  • "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 Zara5.0Apr 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 Sophie5.0Mar 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 Anne5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location, fantastic host"

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Feb 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 Jacqueline5.0Jan 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 Gary5.0Dec 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 Jane5.0Oct 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 Malcolm5.0Oct 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 Ann5.0Sep 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 Jackie5.0Sep 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 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 Malcolm5.0Jul 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 Chloe5.0Jun 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 Nick5.0Jun 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 Dean5.0May 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 Ann5.0May 2021

  • "Great place, great host, wonderful location"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 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 Malcolm5.0Apr 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 Heather5.0Oct 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 Ian5.0Sep 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 Adam5.0Sep 2020

  • "Hospitality was amazing!"


    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Made to feel very welcome by the owners.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 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 Lorraine5.0Aug 2020

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

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

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 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 Kim5.0Jul 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 Jason5.0Feb 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 Karen5.0Nov 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 Scott5.0Sep 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 Sandy5.0Sep 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 Christine5.0Sep 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 Kevin5.0Aug 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 Patricia5.0Aug 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 Karien5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay."

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

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 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 Ingrid5.0Jun 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 Alistair5.0Jun 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 Derek5.0Jun 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 Ian4.7May 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 Anthony5.0Apr 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 Patricia5.0Apr 2019

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

    The children absolutely loved the stay.

    Reviewed by Deniece5.0Apr 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 Ann5.0Mar 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 Gilly5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, great location."

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

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 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 Faye4.1Dec 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 Lisa5.0Oct 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 Hugh5.0Oct 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 S5.0Sep 2018

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

    And dogs had an amazing time

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Sep 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 Jennifer5.0May 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 Paul5.0Apr 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 Philip5.0Apr 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 Robert5.0Mar 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 Barbara5.0Dec 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 Christine5.0Aug 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 Gary5.0Jul 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 Sharon5.0May 2017

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

    Will use again

    Reviewed by Frederick4.8Feb 2017

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

    Idyllic setting, and very easy to get to.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Dec 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 Mandie5.0Oct 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 Ian5.0Sep 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 Ian4.8Sep 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 Elizabeth5.0Aug 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
  • Please note: Pet charge of £10 per pet per stay.

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.

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Please note: Pet charge of £10 per pet per stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas