Swallows 2014


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 available half term week

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.

Gourmet Evening

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

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.



News Feed


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 -



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.