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The Old Bothy in Bolton Low Houses, Cumbria

326
  • £
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per week
sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Old Bothy description

Holiday home
The Old Bothy is a semi-detached cottage, on a working dairy farm, near the village of Bolton Low Houses and Wigton in Cumbria. This cottage sleeps four people and has two bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double and one twin, as well as a bathroom. The cottage also has an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Outside there is off road parking for two cars and a patio with furniture. The Old Bothy is a great base for exploring the Lake District National Park, the many towns nearby, and even southern Scotland.

Area
The village of Bolton Low Houses offers a good pub serving food. The market town of Wigton and the village of Caldbeck are nearby. The area offers much to see and do and includes the towns of Penrith and Keswick, the cathedral city of Carlisle, Derwentwater and Lake Bassenthwaite.

Region
Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Amenities
Eco-friendly electric central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Two travel cots, two highchairs and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Patio with furniture plus shared, grassed picnic/play area. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Note: As property is on a working farm, children should be supervised at all times. Note: The owner has dogs. Note: There are 3 steps leading up from the patio/parking area to the property.

Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Reviews

Mr Mrs Gorrod
July 2016
Cannot fault The Old Bothy, it is one of the best ones we have stayed in and the owners had thought about every little detail to make your holiday perfect . The area was ideal as we easily accessed the Scottish Borders, the seaside or the Lake District , close by were a lot of walks and wildlife . The Old Bothy comes highly recommended
Mr Watson
June 2016
From the outset the owners were fantastic hosts. The Old Bothy was the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Every little detail was taken care of. We had a super stay and we will be back as soon as we can. I highly recommend you do not miss this wonderful place.
Mrs Connick
December 2015
The really warm welcome and the effort that the owner went to to ensure that we had everything we might need was really lovely.
Mr Hodge
October 2015
Beautiful cottage, which exceeded our expectations. Perfect for a quiet getaway with everything you need. We were made to feel perfectly at home the moment we arrived and we would definitely recommend and would definitely go back.
Miss Hodgson
March 2015
A beautiful location, very central (we visited Penrith, Carlisle, Gretna Green and Keswick). The property has been converted to a high standard and the beds were comfortable. There is a lot of information from tourist areas locally, which is extremely helpful if you are not familiar with the area. A lovely relaxing break, hope to visit again soon.
Mr Ainsworth
April 2015
We have enjoyed self catering family holidays for the last 30 years. The high quality of this accommodation is, however, by far the best we have encountered in all that time. The welcome, friendliness and care provided by the owners also added much to our holiday. The surrounding countryside and the quick and easy access to The Lake District enabled us to enjoy several walks as well as trips further afield.
Mr Both
July 2016
We appreciated the friendly manner in which we were greeted and shown the Cottage, which is exceptionally well-appointed. We thought that having a toilet on both floors is very convenient. We had a wonderful stay.
O B
July 2013
We had a super time at the 'Old Bothy'. The accommodation was excellent and very clean. Some lovely touches with the home baked welcome pack and free Wifi which reflects the care and extra attention by the Baird family. Be sure to take advantage of the offer to feed the calves with Will, our son loved it. Martin also offered a tour of the farm and surrounding ground which we greatly appreciated, a highlight of our holiday. His passion for conservation and interest in wildlife is infectious. We look forward to returning soon ! A+ recommended
LadyHelen S
July 2013
I was privileged to be the first person ever to stay at The Old Bothy, I experienced a wonderful stay and found the owners to be exceptional people. They are warm and friendly as are their dogs who come to greet you as you approach. The Old Bothy was tranquil and had outstanding views of beautiful countryside. in spite of the fact that I was actually staying there whilst working in the area, I was able to enjoy the surroundings ambience and peace during evenings and weekends. The quality of fixtures and fittings were also very good. A tastefully decorated cottage which cannot be fully appreciated on the photographs online. I was able to have friends for dinner and they were equally impressed by the high specifications and quality of the cottage. A fabulous location for visiting the many lakes or the breathtaking views of the keystone pass which is about 30 minutes drive away. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage, it's beautiful location and the hospitality shown by its owners Mr and Mrs Baird.
Mrs Broadhurst
April 2015
The cottage was exceptionally comfortable, warm and very spacious. The location was great for visiting various locations in the Lakes.
Miss Turner
November 2014
The hosts were lovely and really had thought of everything. It was perfect, with amazing attention to detail. The cottage was so cosy and had everything you could possibly need. It made a great base for our holiday and we were all a little sad to leave!
Mrs Smith
August 2015
The accommodation was superb with a lovely play area for children which was enclosed next to the property. It was a fantastic setting on a farm which we all loved and had great access to the lakes for exploring. The owners made us feel quite at home and our son was very taken with their very friendly farm dogs. Cannot wait to come back.
Miss Pond
January 2015
We were so overjoyed with our stay at The Old Bothy. You can clearly tell how much love and effort has gone into the refurbishment - the property was fab, we could not fault anything. The master bedroom looks quite small in the pictures online, they really do not do the room justice - a beautiful big room with exposed beams and high ceilings was such a pleasant surprise. We will most certainly be recommending and staying again at The Old Bothy. The owners really care about the guests and do the utmost to make sure you have a pleasant stay.
Miss Gilsh
September 2015
Beautiful house in a beautiful location. Owners were very friendly and helpful and the location of the house was really good to visit the Lakes and Scotland.
Mr Doering
October 2013
We felt warm, safe and very well. It was very comfortable, and the landscape is beautiful! Everything was arranged lovely and wonderful. It was an excellent holiday.
Miss Lancashire
January 2014
The accommodation was comfortable and very well equipped. The owners were very welcoming.
Dr Phoenix
March 2014
Lovely barn conversion. Owners very friendly and welcoming.
Mrs Davies
August 2014
The cottage is completely spotless! It was the perfect place to relax after a long day walking. Would recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful getaway with their family in a stunning location!
Mr Spencer
July 2014
This is a great location for exploring the lakes and the Scottish Borders. A really comfortable accommodation and helpful hosts.
Mrs Loring
September 2013
The cottage is delightful. Wonderful hosts, they could not be more friendly and helpful.
Mrs Simpson
November 2013
Very clean and tidy, furniture and furnishings were of a high standard. Ideal location. Excellent welcome from the hosts, who were available if we needed anything and very hospitable.
Mrs Winstanley
August 2013
We loved everything about our holiday. Our hosts were lovely and very friendly, and would strongly recommend it. We will be going back.
Stuart W
May 2016
We stayed at The Old Bothy with our children (5 & 8) during the Easter holidays. The standard of the accommodation is exceptional with the little touches really making it special - welcome basket with home baking, stoked log burner, soft toys on the children's beds...Holiday highlight was Martin and Joanne showing us around their farm and our children feeding the calves.
12medavid
May 2016
Book early to save any disappointment. This cottage is superbly equipped and well presented to provide a very comfortable holiday base, along with the very helpful host and set in an ideal location, it makes the prefect place to stay, for touring Cumbria. ,
millbankreview
August 2016
Just returned from a 10 night stay at the Old Bothy and had a fantastic holiday. The accommodation was superb, clean and modern but retaining original features such as exposed stone work and beams which was great. Joanne and Martin were welcoming hoasts providing everything needed for a family stay - Joanne even left out games and books suitable for my children. The kids loved being on the farm with all the animals - petting the farm dogs, feeding the calves and even getting to see a calf being born. There is plenty to do in the area as only 20 minutes from Keswick and the beautiful Lake District scenery, even the weather was good! I would definitely recommend The Old Bothy and hope to visit again.
Mrs Dexter
August 2013
The general relaxed 'home from home' feel.
Mrs Bolton
September 2013
The Old Bothy was a super place to stay, everything you could want. The welcome was lovely and warm, nothing was too much trouble. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. A super holiday.
Mr Gray
August 2013
The owners were very friendly but not imposing, they hit the right balance. The location was ideal for us away from the touristy area of the lakes but close enough to get to the heart of the lakes in 30 minutes. The cottage was very recently converted from a barn and everything was most impressive.
RPiper147
October 2016
We have just spend the most wonderful week in this lovely cottage. Family orientated, secure, charming, welcoming, cosy...it's a delight! It met all our needs and more. The hosts were wonderful and had thought of everything. A basket of homemade goodies welcomed us, along with the opportunity to purchase more throughout the week. The novelty of ordering the local ice cream man delighted our wee ones. They had the firsthand opportunity to experience farm life by helping feed the calves at night, which they loved. A secure garden with toys allowed us to enjoy a warm, quiet coffee! The house itself was immaculate and kitted out to the highest of standards. Perfect for relaxing at night, cosied by the log burning stove. We filled our week with local activities and some further down into the lakes...there is still so much to do! We'll be staying here when we return
655heather
October 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Old Bothy and the owners Joanne and Martin were wonderful hosts. On arrival we were given a basket of goodies. The cottage is very clean and is fully equipped with everything you need. it is a dairy farm and we were offered the opportunity to help milk the cows which was very interesting. Martin is passionate about the environment and it was interesting to chat with him. They have 4 lovely dogs who are friendly. it is located near the lakes distance, we loved visiting Buttermere and Grassmere which are very picturesque. i recommend going to visit the Upfront gallery In the town of Unthank, it has a great puppet theatre and cafe.
690anon
April 2016
Faultless accommodation - beautifully converted barn with loads of character, space and everything you need for a family break. The owners, who run the attached dairy farm were fantastic and made our stay even better ! Would absolutely recommend it.
kirstybishton
May 2015
We stayed at the Old Bothy for our 1st family holiday with our 5 month old son in May. Quite simply we love it here, it's so unique to stay on a working farm. The cottage itself was beautiful, modern, clean & had all the mod cons. It's in a perfect location to visit the lakes & surrounding area. Our homemade arrival basket was a very welcome surprise but very much appreciated. Joanne & Martin made us feel very welcome & couldn't do enough to help. We're looking forward to visiting again soon.
Maggie F
June 2015
Stumbled across this cottage on Trip Advisor whilst searching for accommodation in Carlisle area as we were looking for a last minute booking in the area. Couldn't believe our luck (the owners had had a cancellation which we were fortunate enough to make use of). The cottage is spacious, spotless and very well equipped (I loved having a big TV on the wall in the master bedroom). It was a shame we didn't make as much use of the outdoor seating area as the weather was quite windy whilst we were there, but I think it would be a nice place to sit and have breakfast in the morning. The owners were really welcoming, and very easy to chat to and we were very impressed with all the work that they had done around the farm to promote wildlife conservation. We will definitely be back!
nicholasholmes88
June 2015
What a lovely place. The owners were very welcoming as were the dogs. It was ideal for getting to the North lakes. The accommodation was excellent. There were lovely little things that made it stand out from the rest, such as a welcome pack. There were suggestions as to where to visit and where to eat. We were very impressed with the Eco credentials of the accommodation. It was very peaceful and relaxing, ideal for families. I would certainly recommend this holiday rental.
Roy M
October 2015
This is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday. The Old Bothy is tastefully decorated, has all mod cons, and is surprisingly spacious. It is ideally located both for The Lake District & Hadrian's Wall walks. Joanne and Martin are so nice and helpful and everything about the accommodation has been thought through most carefully.It was everything we had hoped for!
Peter A
April 2015
In over 30 years of holidaying in self catering properties in the UK, this is by far the best we have stayed in, in all that time. The friendliness, warmth and care by the owners added to our enjoyment, as did the very high standard of the furnishings and equipment. If you want a holiday in this beautiful corner of Cumbria, then you need look no further. During our stay we enjoyed visits to genteel Silloth, Keswick and the northwestern fells, where we completed the 'High Stile' ridge walk in superb weather, ending with a refreshing shandy at 'The Fish' in Buttermere! For variety, we also visited Ravenglass (for 'Ratty') and Glasgow by train from nearby Wigton. A splendid cottage indeed!
Tony M
March 2016
We both had a fantastic week at the Old Bothy.On arrival we found a welcome basket with fresh eggs, homemade bread and jam. The cottage is fully equiped and very comfortable. I would highly recommend staying here, a great place to recharge the batteries.The lakes are easily accessible and makes a perfect base for touring the area. The 4 dogs at the farm are the most friendly dogs you will meet. We hope to return soon.
Richard W
January 2015
We stayed over new year with our 2.5 year old son. The accommodation was faultless - high spec, very clean and homely. The owners have clearly invested a lot in converting the old buildings and they've done a lovely job - retaining many of the original features but also bringing everything up-to-date, They've also included a lot of really useful bits to make the stay more pleasant and the overall welcome, the warmth of the hosts and farm-based location make for a fantastic place that we'd recommend highly to anyone - well worth a visit!
Jnibs
January 2015
Our first proper family holiday away from the distractions and work of home and we picked the perfect place. We stayed in 'the old bothy' and it was so nice, the house itself is a really creative use of a barn and is really relaxing. Every room is great and very modern. It's on a proper farm so you get the feeling you are away from home (unless you are a farmer I suppose) which for us was perfect. It's also close enough to the big things we wanted to see like Hadrians wall, Carlisle castle, the north of the Lake District. The owners are lovely, helpful, friendly and genuine. They made our stay feel like we were just part of their normal every day life and not at all like we were paying guests. Which for us was a massive plus. We are definitely coming back here.
Barry D
October 2014
we have just stayed for a week in the old bothy . what a find!!! . the old farm buildings have been converted into a stunning holiday home,very stylish and immaculately clean. Joanne and Martin are the perfect hosts, very friendly and helpful.we will definately be booking another break here .Just wonderful in every way.
hayleyj24
December 2014
Loved the welcome pack&everything about the cottage - already planning my next trip there&my boyfriend and I rarely go back to the same places. Martin showed us around the farm&we loved it&are very grateful for the welcome him&Joanne gave us. Our only suggestion on how this five star lodging could be improved is for it to be equipped with tea&coffee. We look forward to returning.
Trish M
December 2013
What a wonderful conversion, extremely we'll equipped and spotless. We arrived early evening to a warm welcome, the wood burner was lit and a welcome basket left. From collecting the keys to returning them we had a great weekend at the Old Bothy. The views both day and night are stunning and it's so peaceful and relaxing. A perfect retreat, will definitely visit again.
VisitorGP
March 2014
Lovely barn conversion. A little bit of luxury. Stayed warm and cosy with minimal effort from the eco-efficient heaters (despite the winter cold outside). Owners very welcoming. Probably the best holiday cottage I've stayed in. Can't fault it. Will go again.
Ginny C
April 2014
We had a fantastic week staying in the Old Bothy. The facilities were excellent and our kids loved playing with the owners' dogs around the farm. It was lovely to relax in such a well appointed cottage, done up to a modern standard but with some charming features as well. Being greeted with freshly baked bread and scones and with an optional tour around the farm, it was more than just a holiday cottage. We all had a lovely time.
Jackie N
April 2014
We have just returned from our second stay at The Old Bothy and again cannot fault the accommodation. The barn is very well equipped,spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The owners cannot do enough to make your stay a memorable one and the little extra touches add to the experience. Our boys aged 11 and 9 loved helping with feeding the calves as well as exploring the farm and it's surrounding fields. We would recommend this without hesitation.
riesimpson
November 2013
We have just returned from a lovely relaxing week at this gorgeous cottage. We had a very warm welcome from Joanne who greeted us with a welcome pack of home produce and had actually lit a fire so the cottage was warm and welcoming. The cottage was spacious and immaculately clean, the furniture and kitchen appliances were of a high standard and the furnishings were of good quality. The owners were always ready to offer help and assistance. The cottage is an ideal location for the lakes, Gretna, Carlisle etc. We would definitely recommend this cottage for the perfect getaway, even if the weather is bad there is a lovely log burner, a TV downstairs and in both bedrooms and free Wi-Fi.
SMcV_13
October 2014
Accommodation spotless with so many great little touches. Joanne had thought about everything, and more. Our two year old daughter loved the cottage, loved the dogs, loved the cows. If you want a relaxing, fun holiday on a working dairy farm combined with luxury accommodation then this is for you. Martin kindly showed us round the farm which was fascinating. Nothing was too much trouble. Joanne even posted our baby monitor to us after I managed to leave it behind. There are two cottages on site which was great for us because we stayed in the Old Bothy and friends stayed in the Grainstore. We would definitely recommend.
Mr Duncan
November 2015
The accommodation was of a very high standard. The farm location was great, the location was excellent, for the Lakes and also for the area to the North.
O B
July 2013
We had a super time at the 'Old Bothy'. The accommodation was excellent and very clean. Some lovely touches with the home baked welcome pack and free Wifi which reflects the care and extra attention by the Baird family. Be sure to take advantage of the offer to feed the calves with Will, our son loved it. Martin also offered a tour of the farm and surrounding ground which we greatly appreciated, a highlight of our holiday. His passion for conservation and interest in wildlife is infectious. We look forward to returning soon ! A+ recommended
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