We stayed here for a three day weekend and it was utterly perfect! Joanne was a warm host, very helpful and told us about great walks to do in the surrounding areas. Joanne was great on communication while booking, and throughout. The accomodation was extremely clean, and very comfortable (the beds were the best I've slept in!). It was very peaceful and quiet, with a lot of space for kids to play. There were baby cows, lovely sheep and two gorgeous friendly dogs, it was heaven!
We stayed for a weekend stay at The Old Bothy in Red Hall Farm Holiday Cottages in April and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The accommodation is lovely: top quality furnishings, full of comfort and character. It was so interesting to see photographs of how the building had been converted from the bothy where the farmhands used to sleep to a spacious but cosy cottage complete with log burner and, beams with hi-spec kitchen, bathroom and furnishings. The master bedroom with its high ceiling was lovely with a comfortable bed. There was also a private outdoor space from where we could enjoy tranquil views and experience life on the farm – it would be a great place for children to stay. We had a warm welcome from Joanne who brought us a basket of home-made scones and a jar of delicious Lakeland jam. Joanne was very helpful in giving advice and information (also very kind in posting back to us various belongings we had left!). The log basket starter kit was also a great bonus.
We’d never stayed in this part of the Lakes before and were really impressed by the area – it’s close to Cockermouth which is now my favourite Lake District town and the pleasant town of Wigton, but it’s also near the coast and Solway Area of Natural Beauty which was something of a revelation. Then, of course, the Lakes National Park itself is right on the doorstep. Another plus was the wealth of great pubs and hotels nearby where (unlike as is often the case in Keswick), it was possible to get a seat. And the very reasonable price was for a three-night stay which came as a pleasant surprise as we thought it was for two (although we had been told on booking), so we got to stay another night!
We have just had a fantastic week in the Old Bothy. The cottage is spotlessly clean and really well equipped with everything we needed and more! The owners had even provided age appropriate toys for our 2 year old son which he played with more then his own toys from home! The cottage is perfect for small children with a lovely enclosed space at the back with ride along toys and a big grassed area with a slide. There were also calves and lambs which we were able to feed. Joanne and Martin were so welcoming and more than happy to help and answer any questions we had. We would thoroughly recommend staying here and wouldn’t hesitate to book again.
We spent a great week here in March, excellently located for the north of the lakes and the bottom of Scotland.
The accommodation is very well appointed within everything you could possibly need. The conversion has been completed to a very high standard and was spotlessly clean. We received a really warm welcome from the owners (the dogs were also very friendly too - always made an appearance when you get back at the end of the day.) and the welcome gifts were extremely tasty.
Lots of really nice touches that makes the accommodation stand out from others, guests book with recommendations of places to visit, to eat or walk worked really well for us.
10 out of 10 for us - thank you
Five stars! My husband, daughter and I stayed here over Christmas. We were very lucky as there happened to be a cancellation and were able to stay. The owner, Joanne, is lovely and really made us feel at home. There were freshly baked mince pies waiting for us and a big, beautiful Christmas tree and decorations. The cottage is gorgeous and spacious but feels warm and cosy too. It is spotlessly clean and everything was laid out perfectly. My daughter is 2 years old and Joanne had put children’s books, toys, and dolls out for her to play with, which she did! I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to others. If only everywhere we stayed was so nice!