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.

bramble jam


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.



Great Days Out - Birdoswald Roman Fort


One of the most beautifully sited of the Hadrian`s Wall Forts. Birdoswald has the longest continuous section of Hadrian`s Wal, as well as a museum of Roman artefacts (and a tea room). Open every day from April to end of October and then holidays and weekends.

Congratulations to our wedding couple!


It was our pleasure to accommodate our first bride and groom in The Old Bothy recently.

Congratulations and best wishes for your future life together - to Mike and Jen xx

Great Days Out - Allonby Beach


This 5 mile crescent of sand and shingle is just 20 minutes drive away. With views across the Solway to South-West Scotland, it`s part of an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Allony is also home to the famous Twentyman`s ice-cream shop and also has a great park for children to play.

If you fancy taking your bikes with you, there is a great cycle path from Allonby to Maryport, taking you right along this magnicent coastline!

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

"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.