Thanks for the recommendation!


It was lovely to hear from the Deeside Naturalists Society this week. Great to hear that one of their members, who recently stayed here with her family, has recommended us to the Group as an interesting place to stay for those who appreciate seeing how conservation and farming can work together to provide a haven for birds and wildlife.

January and February is the start of hedge trimming, which is left as late as possible so that the birds can benefit from the wild berries and brambles that the hedgerows provide.


Half term available in The Old Grainstore


Gold Award for Green Tourism!


Conservation, Wildlife and Green issues are close to our hearts at Red Hall Farm Holiday Cottages, so it was really important to us to belong to the Green Tourism Business Scheme , as they have the most credible green tourism certification programme in the World!

A qualified assessor for the Green Tourism Business Scheme undertook an accreditation grading visit in June, and following this we were delighted to learn that we had achieved a GOLD Award. Green Tourism Business Scheme commented:

"Red Hall Farm Holiday Cottages enter the Green Tourism Business Scheme with a GOLD Award. This is an excellent achievement for an entry-level business. Martin and Joanne clearly displayed a keen awareness of environmental issues and are striving to make the business as environmentally sustainable as possible. The site benefits from an 11kw wind turbine, as well as 200 acres of natural farmland habitat. Martin`s passion for wildlife has been recognised and he is the worthy winner of numerous conservation awards. There is an excellent array of information available to guests, both on-site and also on the website. All in all, an excellent effort. Keep up the good work!"

...and so he has a haircut!

I know he looks like the dog off the Specsavers advert, butPip feels soooo much better!!

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May Sunshine is too much for Pip the dog!

When the May sunshine hit us last week, it proved too much for our Collie dog, Pipp, who has the most amazingly thick coat! He iliteraly has a coat as thick as a sheep`s fleece! Every year when the temperatures rise, Pipp is clipped out like the sheep so that he can enjoy the sunshine and let the air at his skin.

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April Sunshine


The dairy cows were so pleased to enjoy some April sunshine out in the fields, they were literally skipping out into the fields after milking!

Swallows Return


We were very pleased to see the first swallows returning to their nesting places on the 14th April.

The Cottages are open


After a lot of hard work we are very proud to open the Holiday Cottages and look forward to welcoming our guests. It has been quite a journey! – Mostly pleasant thankfully!

Winner of the 2012 Grey Partridge Award


Martin Baird of Red Hall Farm was recognised for his wildlife conservation work when he was awarded the 2012 Grey Partridge Award.

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



Recent Customer Reviews


"Fantastic cottage, the best we have ever stayed in! Comfortable and so cosy!  We will be back soon" . - Kerry and Watters families, Newcastle - The Old Grainstore, Novermber 18.

"Amazing place. Cottage is perfect. Farm is wonderful - kids loved the animals. Joanne and Martin have created a wonderful place and are excellent hosts". Kershaw family, Darlington, The Old Bothy, November 18.

"Yet again everything exceeded expectations, really clean and comfortable. Great hosts as always - we will be returning!" - Woodhill, Robbins and Walt clan - The Old Grainstore and The Old Bohty, October 18.

"Fantastic cottage, excellent facilities, beautiful location. We have all had a wonderful break, thank you!" - McDougall family, Bearsden, Scotland - The Old Bothy, November 18.

"4th time here and amazing as always. So rested, such a treat to be here. Wonderful welcome, we would love to just move in!" - Piper family, Edinburgh, October 18.

"Superb, relaxed stay. Beautiful cottage with everything we needed." - David and Elaine, Putney, London - The Old Bothy, October 18.

"Lovely stay. Really comfortable and really well equipped providing everyting we needed for our twins. Highly recommend Joanne's apple crumble!" - Headland family, Whitely Bay - The Old Grainstore, October 18.

"We have had a lovely time here. The cottage is beautiful and cosy. Really thoughtful touches and great outdoor play area. Thenk you so much for making us feel so welcome and letting the girls feed the calves." - Wells family, October 18.

"Utterley delightful stay from start to finish. Such a warm welcome from Joanne and Martin. Accommodation perfect!" - John P and family, Bedford and Plymouth, The Old Grainstore, October 18.

"Our 3rd stay at Red Hall and we've enjoyed it every bit as much! The cottage is fab, well equipped and so clean. Joanne and Martin are great hosts, so welcoming and fab with the kids at calf feeding time. As our Son said within 10 minutes of arriving - "this place feels like home"! - The Allan family, Kinross, The Old Bothy, October 18.

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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.