Lake District Osprey Project


Photo: Here they are !

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.



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The male osprey sees the first egg for the first time...wonder what he thinks about number 2!


The male (left) sees egg number 1 for the first time as KL looks on. The egg was laid just after 4pm, the rest of the clutch should follow over the coming week....fingers and talons crossed ! (thanks to one of our volunteer team, Allan, for the update)

The Girls are out!!

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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 Here!

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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!



Paired Up!

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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.


Mae`s Tea Rooms

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!


Rookies Re-opens!

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 -


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!"

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.