Could we please have our Slurry tanker back?

AT LAST- we can finally have our slurry tanker back in use.

These Pied Wagtails decided to nest successfully in the bodywork, which meant that we had to wait until all the chicks had flown the nest.

slurry tankerpied wagtails

Beautiful Keswick - on- Derwentwater

Fab family day out at Keswick yesterday - it`s only 20 minutes away. Although we have been many, many times - the sight of the lake Derwentater as you walk towards it always takes my breath away. Great family fun hiring out a rowing boat! - so much to do in Keswick - for children and adults alike.



Ladybirds trivia

We love finding ladybirds - one of our guests told me recently that they smell with their feet and female ladybirds eat almost twice as many aphids than the males do, consuming around 75 a day! Thanks for that Peter!

July & August availability

We still have some availability in both of the holiday cottages for July and August - for date availability and prices or general enquiries please call us on 016973 42249/ 07906 852224 - or email us at Alternatively use the website Contact page.

Mistlethrush chicks


We were so pleased to see that the four Mistlethrush chicks from the apple tree nest have successfully fledged!


Clipping time for Pip - after...


This is Pip at 11am - feeling cooler and much more comfortable!

Clipping time for Pip...before

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The lovely Summer warm weather has now arrived. This means that it`s time for Pip to be clipped out for Summer!

His coat is so thick that he needs to have a haircut at the beginning of each Summer, so that he doesn`t get too hot.

This is Pip at 10am.

We have been open one year!!

Red Hall Farm Holiday Cottages celebrates one year in business!

We would just like to say a huge thank you to all our guests who have stayed at the holiday cottages over the last year – all 225 of you! Your lovely comments and reviews have been so much appreciated! Also many thanks to our wonderful family for all their help xx

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Mistle Thrush nesting



We were pleased to see this Mistle Thrush has nested in one of the low apple trees in the orchard, here at Red Hall Farm.

This is the second nest that we have seen. The previous nest having aready fledged three young chicks in April.

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

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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.