Paired Up!

paired up partridge

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!

http://www.maestearooms.co.uk/

 

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 -

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rookies/1434531676776998

 

Thanks for the recommendation!

hedgerows

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

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Gold Award for Green Tourism!

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 www.green-business.co.uk , 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!"

...and so he has a haircut!

I know he looks like the dog off the Specsavers advert, butPip feels soooo much better!!

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May Sunshine is too much for Pip the dog!

When the May sunshine hit us last week, it proved too much for our Collie dog, Pipp, who has the most amazingly thick coat! He iliteraly has a coat as thick as a sheep`s fleece! Every year when the temperatures rise, Pipp is clipped out like the sheep so that he can enjoy the sunshine and let the air at his skin.

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April Sunshine

cows

The dairy cows were so pleased to enjoy some April sunshine out in the fields, they were literally skipping out into the fields after milking!

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
Wigton
Cumbria
CA7 8NX

t: 016973 42249
m: 07906 852224

stay@redhallcottages.co.uk

4 Star AccommodationGold Award

 

Recent Customer Reviews

"Our best child friencly holiday ever! So much attention to detail and amazing environmental awareness. We loved every minute of our holiday and will be back!" - Malenks, Monica & Leonie, Leeds - The Old Grainstore, August 2017

"AMAZING holiday cottage. Everything you need and wonderfully presented. Thankyou!" - Gareth, Ceri, Alice & Esther, Bradford - The Old Grainstore, August 2017

"This is our 3rd stay, it's like a 2nd home for us. Exceptional, spotless and homely. The welcome we receive is 2nd to none!" - Gayle, Derek, Peter, Evelyn & Olivia, Scotland - The Old Grainstore, August 2017

"Another wonderful stay, thank you so very much! Keep doing what you do, it's perfect! The cottage is amazing as always. Everything we needed, clean and comfortable. We are all sad to leave" - Linda, Roger, Christina, Ashton & Phoenix, Herts - The Old Grainstore, July 2017

"Perfect stay - the cottage could not have been bettter for us. Great hosts, warm welcome - we can't wait to come back! Thanks so much 10/10" - Cavanagh family, Glasgow, The Old Bothy, July 2017

"Our first return visit. A perfect place for a fabulous holiday. Thank you, we will be back again!" - Piper family, Edinburgh - The Old Bothy, July 2017

"A fantastic holiday with our 1 and 3 year olds. Couldn't have asked for better". Team Pochram, Sheffield, The Old Bothy, July 2017

"Beautiful cottage, lovely hosts and fantastic location. We will return soon." - Noms family, Whitby, The Old Bothy, June 2017

"Fantastic cottage - good beds, good kitchen and equipment. Friendly and helpful hosts. Thank you very much". - Jenny, Abe, Coby & Jan, The Netherlands, The Old Grainstore, July 2017

"This was a lovely stay, very relaxing and peaceful. The cottages is just beautiful, thank you". - Clare, David, Isla, North Shields - The Old Bothy, June 2017

"Fantastic stay. The cottage has everything you need, couldn't ask for more - the hosts have thought of everything. The outdoor space is a real plus. Photos on website do not do it justice. Thank you so much". The Laidlaws, Manchester, The Old Grainstore, June 2017 

 

 

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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.