Spotted Flycatchers


This is one of the four Spotted Flycatchers that left the nest on July 15th. Thse birds arrive from Africa every year and may have two lots of young. 

The girls are out!

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It's a beautiful day here at Red Hall Farm and after the long Winter, it's finally time for our girls to get back out into the fields to graze for the Summer and Autumn months. Due to recent weather conditions our cows are out a little earlier than usual and as you can see from these photos - they were very excited about it!!

Proud association with Good Energy

wind turbine

Environmental issues are close to our heart here at Red Hall Farm. So when we installed our 15kw wind turbine to make the farm and holiday cottages more self sufficient, it was important for us to team up with a green energy supplier.

We chose Good Energy - and it's great to hear that they have been named the World's most ethical energy supplier for the third year running!

You can see more about their good work by visiting their website -

Hilltop - The house, garden and inspiration for Beatrix Potter

Hilltop kitchenhilltop parlourhilltop book

hilltop outside

I have wanted to visit Hilltop - the house, garden and inspiration for a Beatrix Potter for a long time and finally managed to do it yesterday.

Hilltop is an extraordinary house - the celebrated home of the much loved author, artist and conservationist, Beatrix Potter.

Our visit began with a walk through the village where Beatrix found much of her inspiration. Walking through the garden on the approach to the house, it was easy to imagine Beatrix's characters - the playful Tom Kitten or Jemima Puddleduck hunting for a place to lay her eggs.

Once inside the house, it was lovely to experience the traditional farmhouse and grander residence that Beatrix created. Virtually everything within the house are original belongings of the famous author. The house is dark and full of atmosphere, filled with her treasures and favourite things.

Following our visit we had lunch in the charming village of Hawkshead and also visited the Beatrix Potter Gallery - a lovely day out!

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Spring is coming...


Spring is on its way.

Although February is the shortest month, it can seem to take an eternity. So why not give yourself something to look forward to this Spring? Whether you're looking for a romantic weekend away, an action packed family adventure or a place to stay when visiting family, we've got the perfect break for you.

Both of our cottages has been accredited 4 Star Gold for exceptional quality of accomodation and to customer service by Visit England and we also hold the prestigious Gold Award from Green Tourism.

Best of Friends!

bram and pop

Meet Poppy and Bramble.

Spring has arrived, and these two certainly have a 'spring in their step'! Dad Bramble and Daughter Poppy do everything together, from playing around in the garden to going on long walks around the Farm's beautiful fields and tracks. 

Expect to see these two having fun when you visit Red Hall Farm.

Our Poppy


This is Poppy, the baby of our three farm dogs.

Poppy is a Sprollie, her Mum is Meg, the Collie and Dad is Bramble the Springer Spaniel - they are literally one big happy family!!

Poppy is a cheeky pup and is often sitting outside the holiday cottages waiting for strokes and cuddles :-)

Watchtree Nature Reserve

Just 10 minutes drive from Red Hall Farm is a very special place that we would highly recommend - Watchtree Nature Reserve.

A nature reserve like no other!

Watchtree Nature Reserve is a 205 acre haven for wildlife and people. Featuring flower rich meadows, old and new woodland, miles of hedgerow and wetland habitats it is a place for everyone. Wildlife is perfectly at home here and there are abundant Brown Hares, the European protected Great crested Newt, numerous breeding birds, interesting moths, stunning butterflies, secretive bats and incredible dragonflies.  The nature reserve is situated within much of the former RAF Great Orton airfield (1942-53) and you can still spot airfield construction dates etched into the concrete by servicemen as you explore. The Nature reserve is easily identifiable from miles away by the wind turbines located here. More recently, this place was used during the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001 – and even today much of the  site underground is a complex network of drains, pumps and  containment walls. So, if you thought this was any ordinary nature reserve you could be forgiven.

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Such a great place to visit.....

Had to share this fantastic place to visit - The Lakes Distilliery is only a 20 minute drive away.

We enjoyed a very interesting tour of the whiskey distilliery and a beautiful meal in the Bistro - really very, very good :-)

We would definately recommend this place - take a look -

Contact and Enquiries

For availability and prices please contact us - you can use the Contact page on this website, or phone or email us using the details below. We promise to get back to you immediately!

Red Hall Farm Cottages

t: 016973 42249
m: 07906 852224

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Recent Customer Reviews

"A beautiful cottage with everything you could ask for - a real home from home. Spacious with cosy feel. Perfectly clean. Thank you so much" - Daniel & Amy, Tyne & Wear - The Old Bothy - January 18

"Fantastic cottages. beautiful inside and out. The additional touches that make this child friendly really make this stand out from the rest! Definitely returning!" - The Hudsons, Tyne & Wear - The Old Grainstore, January 18

"Wow - what a find! A real home from home. Spotlessly clean and everyhting here you need with cosy feel. We have had a wonderful relaxing break and will be returning". - Judith & Steve, Co Durham - The Old Bothy - Dec/Jan 18

"Peaceful, restful and real family time away from stressful lives! Lovely surroundings and super owners and dogs! - The Pughs, Blackburn - The Old Grainstore, Dec 17

"The Old Bothy was absolutely perfect! Thank you so much for having us, you really have thought of ecverything for a family of four! We'll be back!" - The Crichton family, Nottinghamshire - The Old Bothy, Nov 17

"Absolutely amazing! Couldn't ask for more - see you soon!" - The Gardners, Liverpool - The Old Grainstore - Dec 17

"Out 3rd visit here! The perfect place to relax and enjoy my 40th, will definitely be back! - Neil and Helen, Durham - The Old Bothy, November 17

"Wonderful stay as always! See you again in June!" - Karen and Darren, Bolton - The Old Grainstore, Dec 17

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Beautiful location, very central (we visited Penrith, Carlisle, Gretna Green and Keswick).
The property has been converted to a high standard and beds were comfortable.
Lots of nice touches such as jam, eggs and cake upon arrival and Joanne even put the log burner on for us before we arrived so that the cottage was warmed up for us.
There is a lot of information from tourist areas locally, which is extremely helpful if you are not familiar with the area.
Lovely relaxing break, hope to visit again soon.