Hope to see you next year!


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Red Hall Farm Holiday Cottages!! The decorations are up, the real Christmas trees are assembled and dressed.

Christmas and New Year get booked up very quickly, so if you're thinking about next year, please get in touch soon to avoid diappointment.

 Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy 2016 to all our guests past, present and future and look forward to seeing you again soon!!




Cumbria is open for business

open for business

We just wanted to say a big thank you to all our past guests who have been in touch following the recent Storm Desmond.

We are all fine thank you. It was an extraordinarily wet and windy weekend, but in our area, things have not really been affected by the weather, a bit of flooding on some roads, but nothing major. The power remained on and our holiday cottage guests were still getting out and about. We are lucky to have the benefits of being on high ground, and not close to any main rivers, so we have never had any flooding issues to worry about thankfully.

The worst hit areas have been in Carlisle, Cockermouth and Keswick, all of which are some miles from us.The community spirit shown across these areas in recent days is truly remarkable. There are many parts of Cumbria which haven't been affected and the areas that have have been through this before and they will bounce back quickly. Shops in Kesiwck and Cockermouth are reopening already and we all want to share this beautiful place with all who choose to come here and see it for themselves.

Rare bird spotted


This female Black Redstart was spotted on the holiday cottages roof on October 30th by Martin.

The Black Redstart is a very rare bird that is only spotted 2 or 3 times a year in Cumbria, so it was a real privelidge to be able to see this bird. Luckily our holiday cottage guests, who are keen bird spotters, were also able to enjoy this sight and take some photos.

Black Grouse

Black Grouse

Many thanks to Martin Innes for providing us with his picture of Black Grouse in flight at our hill ground. We counted 7 cock birds in this group and 6 grey hens in another.

Autumn breaks

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Perfect Autumn weather - beautiful bright days and cosy evenings. If you are thinking of taking advantage of this fantastic weather, we have The Old Grainstore available from this Friday 16th October for a week or long weekend. Alternatively book a break in November and receive a fabulous local produce Welcome Basket free.
Contact us on 016973 42249


Autumn Bramble Jam

So many brambles this year! The first of many homemade Bramble Jam pots for our holiday cottage guests this Autumn.

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Autumn Bramble Jam

So many brambles this year! The first of many homemade Bramble Jam pots for our holiday cottage guests this Autumn.

bramble jam


Great Days Out - Aira Force

Aira force

Tumbling torrents and paddling pools

Aira Force cascades over boulders and stepping stones, creating a series of natural pools - great for picnics and dangling toes!

Follow the woodland path upstream for great views across Ullswater. The waterfall itself is an amazing 65 foor drop - you can feel it on your face from the viewing platform.



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.