The swallows were back to their nesting places in the old sandstone barns at Red Hall Farm mid April. It`s lovely to see them swooping around the place!!
The Old Bothy has become available due to a last minute cancellation - from Thursday 22nd - Friday 29th May - bookings are available either for all 8 nights, 7 nights or a short break (minimum 3 nights). Please phone or email us for details.
Once again the Kildare will be hosting a Gourmet night featuring Master Chef of Great Britain Andy Stacey. With a seven course menu and a cocktail reception this promises to be a fantastic experience. Andy has worked at Michelin star restaurants all over Europe and has worked with the Roux brothers. Booking is essential for this event. See the menu at the Kildare`s website at www.kildarebistro.co.uk/ special events
Here they are - 2 eggs have been produced at the Lake District Osprey Project!
For the fourteenth year in a row ospreys are breeding near Bassenthwaite Lake, and are using a nest near the Lake which has been previously occupied. The nest has a High Definition camera, with live pictures being sent to the viewing area at Whinlatter (just twenty minutes from Red Hall Farm). You can also visit open air viewpoints at Dodd Wood which is just a short drive away from Red Hall Farm Holiday Cottages.
After the long Winter months housed in the cow sheds, our girls were so pleased to be let out into the fields for the Summer months. It is quite a sight to see as they get very excited when they realise they are going out onto the grass and literally run, skip and jump, with lots of `mooing` too!!
Spring is finally here at Red Hall Farm Holiday Cottages Cumbria!
Lots of new calves making an appearance and the beautiful daffodils are everywhere, even the sunshine is making an appearance after a long wet and windy Winter!
The Grey Partridge are paired up! Numerous pairs have been spotted since mid February. The numbers have been above average this year which is due to the hot July that we enjoyed last Summer. This is essential to the newly hatched chicks in order for them to survive and flourish.
We wanted to let you know about a real gem that is only ten minutes away from us.
Mae`s Tea Rooms and Gallery has a passion for home cooked quality baking, combined with attention to detail and good old fashioned customer service - it`s the perfect tea room experience!
As well as the tea room offering, Mae`s also serves an Evening Menu at weekends and Sunday Lunch.
Situated in Uldale Old School, which was first opened in 1895, Mae`s is also an art gallery, with local artists displaying their work here - well worth a visit!
Local Wigton business, Rookies Adventure Play Centre has re-opened!
Fantastic play centre for our younger visitors to the holiday cottages, just 2 minutes down the road in the local town of Wigton.
It is one of the largest in Cumbria and is suitable for 0 - 12 years, open 7 days and also serving food and refreshments.
You can find them on Facebook -