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The Old Grainstore Family Cottage in Bolton Low Houses, Cumbria

426
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per week
sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Old Grainstore Family Cottage description

Holiday home
The Old Grainstore is a semi-detached cottage, on a working diary farm, near the village of Bolton Low Houses and Wigton. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double with en-suite shower room, one double and one zip/link twin, as well as a bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and sitting room with woodburning stove. The Old Grainstore is an ideal holiday home for exploring the area, with something for everyone to enjoy from the Lake District National Park to market towns and wonderful natural attractions.

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, 4 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, two highchairs and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 3 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 Salter
June 2016
Excellent property, comfortable and well equipped. Very helpful and welcoming hosts, in an ideal location for exploring the north of the Lake District, Carlisle and Solway. Ranks with the best we have stayed in.
Miss Mackenzie
November 2015
What a wonderful cottage, we absolutely loved our stay at The Old Grainstore and look forward to returning soon.
Ms Thorburn
October 2015
The Old Grainstore was beautiful and we all had a wonderful holiday. The owners have paid so much attention to detail, from the well stocked kitchen, lovely comfortable beds, first class heating and showers and the great outside space. The accommodation is near so many attractions but you could easily spend the day relaxing at home. We will definitely be back.
Mrs De Witt
August 2015
The Old Grainstore is very clean, well furnished and comfortable. The beds were wonderful and we slept like logs all through the stay. We liked the farm and the owners were very hospitable and kind, they made us feel very welcome. Would stay again and will recommend!
Mrs Wildmore
October 2015
The owners were very friendly but not intrusive. When we said we were keen walkers they gave us some helpful books with walking routes. The house was cosy with the wood burning stove and spacious with plenty of room. Lovely bedrooms with comfortable beds. Loved this house and the area. Would definitely return.
Mr Brown
July 2014
Very clean, newly renovated accommodation. Welcome basket with freshly baked bread, banana bread loaf, eggs and jam. A very friendly and helpful service from the owners.
Mrs Sheriden
November 2014
Superb property, spotless. Set on a farm and was very relaxing.
Miss Dube
February 2015
A great holiday cottage which was excellent value for money. Extremely friendly and helpful owner. Will definitely recommend.
Mr Innes
December 2014
We had a very warm welcome from the owners, and had a very nice welcome pack. They where very helpful in giving us information of the area and things to do, also there was plenty of information leaflets in the cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Grainstore and would certainly love to come back next year - the cottage was excellent and very comfortable, could not fault anything. We had a great holiday.
Mrs Bower
August 2014
A really lovely property, plenty of space, very clean and well presented. Loved reading the history and how the building came to be. Very pleasant owner with some well behaved friendly dogs. One of the best properties I have stayed in over the last few years. A good working farm experience. A big thank you to the owner.
Mrs Whipps
May 2014
Owners of the property were very friendly, the location was perfect and would definitely return.
Mrs Keene
August 2014
We were very impressed with the standard of the property and the friendliness of the owners. We are very happy to recommend to other people.
Mr Welsh
September 2014
The total relaxation, provided by both the property and the family that run the cottages on their farm. Nothing is to much trouble, and their hospitality would put many 5 star establishments to shame. The whole family enjoyed the experience, from our 2 year old grandson to his '80 something' Great Grandmother.
Mrs Jones
February 2014
We loved everything about our stay in The Old Grainstore. The owner was so friendly and welcoming and the quality and tastefulness of the furnishings was outstanding. There was a good choice of walks, wonderful weekend break. Thank you, we hope to return.
Mrs Winstanley
February 2014
Lovely friendly family who own this cottage. Nothing was too much trouble
Mrs Shanks
October 2013
The accommodation was top class and we would like to return again in the future.
Mr Hughes
August 2013
This was a fantastic property, we all enjoyed ourselves very much. The owners were very welcoming and made our stay as good as it possibly could be. Very highly recommended.
SaullaR
June 2016
Modern well equipped property, very comfortable, situated in a good location for exploring the north of the Lake District, Carlisle, Solway. Very welcoming and helpful hosts. Ranks with the best properties that we have stayed in.
Mr Woodhill
June 2013
Everything about this holiday was just perfect; the cottage was beautiful and being on a working farm made for a very special holiday.A very good conversion of the old farm building. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a relaxing holiday in probably England's most beautiful region
elliottrae973
April 2016
We stayed over Easter 2016 in this wonderful cottage. The cottage itself is beautiful and the owners Joanne and Martin have thought of everything - we could not fault it. Comfy beds, great showers and large bath, well equipped kitchen and toys for the children with a safe play area outside. The Bairds are great hosts and could not be more helpful - the fresh farm eggs and cakes were a great welcome and the children enjoyed helping to feed the calves. The cottage is ideally located for the many attractions of the North Lakes and only 5 minutes from the small town of Wigton. There are some great county pubs and tea rooms near by. We will definitely be returning to the Old Grainstore.
Lorna M
October 2015
I spent a week in this beautifully renovated old grainstore. The house was very well heated throughout, with excellent showers (plenty of hot water) and comfortable beds. The three bedrooms were nicely decorated and the whole house very clean. It was particularly good having two showers and three WCs. I found it to be very quiet (apart from the odd mooing of cows close by) and located in a lovely area with lots of things to see and do only a short drive away. All of the bedrooms, as well as the main bathroom and an en-suite WC, are upstairs. Each bedroom has a Velux window with a blind, as well as a window with curtains. The stairs are not too deep and were easily managed by my mum, who has a bad knee and sometimes find stairs difficult. I would gladly recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing break in a quiet part of Cumbria.
trixiefoofoo
September 2015
What an absolutely stunning cottage - I would happily have this as my home and not change a thing! We visited The Old Grainstore primarily for a wedding in the area, staying as 4 adults and 1 child and could not have been happier. The owner (who was just lovely) contacted us prior to our visit and checked the age/gender of our child and made sure there were games / books / decor approraite and she felt well and truly special. She also checked to see if we had any specific requirements. On arrival we had a basket of warm, freshly cooked scones waiting, along with local jam and a pack of eggs - complete with the hens names. Everything you could want was provided (except a BBQ although I didnt ask if there was one) There were logs for the fire - which, despite the warm weather, we lit - as it would be wrong to visit the lakes and not have a log fire burning. There was a grassed area complete with picnic table, a football goal and swingball which was great and of course, the farm which we were free to roam. Beds were v comfortable, furniture lovely, bathrooms great. Decent location - a few local pubs that we tried and within 30 mins drive of many places to visit such as Bitts Park, Carlisle Castle, Ullswater Steamers, Hadrians Wall etc. Would point out that this is not somewhere to stay if you're not driving. I would not hesitate to stay here again. It really was lovely. Thank you
MrMCInnes
May 2015
Our second stay for us. As ever - a warm welcome by Joanne and Martin. Accommodation was up to the usual standard - spotlessly clean and with everything a family needs. Martin took my wife and I on a tour of the farm; even loaned us some wellies. It was very informative and interesting to us City Southerners. Martin and Joanne are great company - so many conversations - they are now like old friends. Looking forward to going back in the Autumn.
Stacey H
July 2015
Just got back from an absolutely fantastic week staying in the old grain store. The cottage was fantastic and finished to a very high/clean standard. We received a lovely warm welcome from Joanne when we arrived and the welcome really set the tone for the rest of the holiday. The cottage is ideally located just outside the Lake District National Park and with plenty of amenities in nearby Wigton. Our two year old loved being in the farm environment and we particularly enjoyed the tour of the farm and getting to see the two day old calves!! We look forward to returning in the future
Sam O
April 2015
I stayed in The Old Grain Store with two colleagues for three weeks whilst working up in Cumbria and found the quality of the accommodation to be superb. The property is clean and spacious with excellent kitchen and bathroom facilities. The heating system is extremely effective, so much so that there was no need to use the wood burner in the living room (which was a bit of a shame as it looks really great). Being located around three miles from Wigton and easily accessible from the A595 means that Carlisle, Whitehaven and Keswick are all within a 30 - 45 minute drive. Furthermore Wigton station is walkable (about 1 hour) and buses to Carlisle and Keswick are available just up the road in Bolton Low Houses. Plenty of information about the local area is available in the house and Joanna is always happy to provide more. The wifi is also very good, especially compared with most other rural accommodation I have stayed at in the past. Joanna made us feel very welcome with a warm, accommodating and always positive demeanour. She kindly provided clean towels, bed sheets, eggs, banana bread and jam weekly (above and beyond what I expected). Being on a working farm also provides the place with a great atmosphere. The dogs were especially friendly and I greatly enjoyed their company. All in all I cannot recommend it enough. As either a place to stay while working or for a couples, family or friends holiday it really is ideal.
Jacky R
September 2014
Gorgeous , wonderful, excellent, everything and more. The property is the best anyone could ever wish for , every room is well equipped with everything that you will need for your stay. Martin and Joanne , Will and the dogs have made our stay here a wonderful experience and one that we and our two year old grandson will not forget. We really can't speak highly enough about a week that has been pure pleasure. Thanks again and we will see you all next year . A fantastic place to see the wildlife, birds and the added bonus of being an Eco friendly farm .
Sueholidayexpert
October 2014
Would highly recommended. homemade scones and jam on arrival lovely touch. Well equipped kitchen. Gorgeous bedrooms and lounge all fitted to a high standard. children would love seeing the cows so close up. Will definitely be returning.
Carl A
November 2014
We feel so lucky to have stumbled across the red hall cartage website as soon as we saw the pictures we booked immediately for 2 couples and 1 baby. When we arrived we were not disappointed we were greeted by Joanne and shown around the cottage then left to enjoy the homemade welcome hamper. We decided to pick this cottage mainly for the location, we wanted to be close enough to the lakes but not in the middle of them and Wigton was perfect nice and close to shopping centres with most places just 45mins away. We will be returning and would recommend to everyone.
RuthAbbott
March 2014
We travelled from Cyprus to the UK for Christmas: 2 adults and 2 children aged 6 and 11, and then picked Granny up on our way! So with a group ranging from 6 to 72 years a lot of boxes needed to be ticked. The property is perfectly suited to explore the Lake District and the Scottish Borders. From shopping, to castles, to museums to wildlife parks, we ran out of time in our two weeks to do everything we wanted to. Particularly in the cold, winter months - and the weather was particularly wild, we were looking for a cozy home-from-home experience. The attention to detail and comfort that Joanne and Martin have paid is second to none, creating nothing short of a small, boutique hotel experience. You feel with them, that providing a special experience goes beyond the contract detail. The working farm provides a really 'real' experience of life on a farm and how it goes on no matter what the weather or season. Again, provision of wellies for our 'Mediterranean Living' children was a touch beyond what we expected but so gratefully received and appreciated. Martin and Joanne have created something very special that I heartily recommend to everyone and anyone.
Colin5336
January 2015
For a Christmas family rental this was perfect. The property is exceptionally clean, well maintained and in a great location for the Borders, Lakes and Scotland. The Owners Joanne and Martin make you feel like family and included a wonderful Christmas basket on arrival. They decorated the house and even provided age specific toys and dvds for our 2 boys. These little touches made the accommodations both homely and great value. We couldn't ask for anymore and will be back!
Guest
April 2014
We have stayed in the cottage next door previously but the old Grainstore gave us much more space. It had all the facilities you could wish for and the whole family are extremely welcoming. Farmer Martin has a superb way with the children & they loved helping him. We will be going back again soon
ebvw
September 2014
The Grainstore experience was excellent, the property is very clean, well presented, modern with character and met our needs perfectly. The family run farm is lovely, the owners Joanne and Martin are very welcoming but respect your privacy too, they are helpful and have provided a wealth of information on the surrounding area and places to visit. The farm dogs are a bonus in my opinion and happy to be fussed. The spacious layout in the Grainstore is a bonus and having 2 bathrooms with a 3rd toilet downstairs is advantageous.Would highly recommend this property to all parties, one of the best I have stayed in for a long time. Thank you for your hospitality.
CR3142
April 2014
We had a wonderful week in extremely comfortable and quality accommodation. We were greeted with homemade bread and scones, jam and freshly laid eggs. The owners Joanne and her husband were very friendly and helpful. The children loved the farm atmosphere and especially enjoyed feeding the calves. The cottage is well located to visit Carlisle, the Lake District and the Cumbrian coast. We had a very varied and interesting time and felt that there is so much to do that another visit is needed. We would certainly return to this area and highly recommend this accommodation. Everyone left feeling sad that the week had passed so quickly but the children were very happy with the gift of Easter eggs provided by Joanne,
441Dorothy58
February 2014
The Old Grainstore is a lovely place to stay. it is furnished to a very high standard and presents those who are lucky to stay there with a welcoming comfort at the end of a long walk! Nothing is too much trouble for the owners who are there to offer help if needed. Joanne's homemade scones were especially scrummy! Families with young children will enjoy the experience of living on a working farm. The Old Grainstore would be the perfect choice for a perfect stay in Cumbria.
Louloulon
March 2014
We had a wonderful week at The Old Grainstore. We've stayed in many holiday cottages in the past and are very fussy. We are in our early. 30's and look for modern, clean places to stay that still have charm and character. This place fits the bill. Our expectations were not only met but exceeded. The family are very welcoming and friendly. The cottage itself is finished to a high standard and the cleanliness is second to none. Lovely surroundings too. What more could we ask for? We would not hesitate to return or recommend. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.
gary h
August 2013
Joanne and Martin have thought of everything you will need for a lovely stay. They were very welcoming and all the facilities you require are in the cottage. The cottage itself is finished to a very high standard - very much a home from home. Martin was willing to share his farm with our children (which they loved) and the environment was very relaxing. Highly recommended.
Mamaof2littleboys
December 2013
A lovely place, beautifully decorated. We went with a 3 month old and 2 year old and Joanne had put everything in we needed. Great space for then to play indoors and outdoors and very comfortable. Would really recommend.
Andyw5091A
June 2013
The Old Grainstore is a beautifully converted farm building on a working dairy farm and is the perfect place for a relaxing family break close to the lakes. The owners Joanne and Martin and their family are really friendly and welcoming and went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay; fresh scones, eggs, bread and cake were very welcome. It's so nice that we will be planning a return visit.
RuthAbbott
March 2014
We travelled from Cyprus to the UK for Christmas: 2 adults and 2 children aged 6 and 11, and then picked Granny up on our way! So with a group ranging from 6 to 72 years a lot of boxes needed to be ticked. The property is perfectly suited to explore the Lake District and the Scottish Borders. From shopping, to castles, to museums to wildlife parks, we ran out of time in our two weeks to do everything we wanted to. Particularly in the cold, winter months - and the weather was particularly wild, we were looking for a cozy home-from-home experience. The attention to detail and comfort that Joanne and Martin have paid is second to none, creating nothing short of a small, boutique hotel experience. You feel with them, that providing a special experience goes beyond the contract detail. The working farm provides a really 'real' experience of life on a farm and how it goes on no matter what the weather or season. Again, provision of wellies for our 'Mediterranean Living' children was a touch beyond what we expected but so gratefully received and appreciated. Martin and Joanne have created something very special that I heartily recommend to everyone and anyone.
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