Wildlife / Conservation

As well as being home to the Farm's dairy cows, the farmland is also an important habitat for wildlife, providing natural refuges for birds, small mammals as well as insects and reptiles.

These habitats are managed in a sensitive way by the landowner farmer, Martin Baird. The conservation policy within Red Hall Farm is one of protection and valuable ecosystems and enhancement of areas to encourage a good abundance and diversity of wildlife. This all runs along- side an intensive dairy unit.
The area is carefully managed to be as natural as possible, leaving areas of farmland `wild` to become a refuge for existing wildlife. New habitats have been created -  the creation of  three ponds has meant that the reed beds along the edge provide cover for fish, small birds and other aquatic life.

New woodland areas have been planted which have attracted roe deer, as well as providing a home to bird species .Hedges and suitable trees and shrubs have been planted to provide suitable cover for birds, which has resulted in the recording of 86 bird species, including the grey partridge, tree sparrow, yellow hammer, linnet and many more.

Five acres of farmland are planted with seed rich species to attract flocks of finches and tree sparrows that congregate throughout the hard Winter months.

Log piles and dead wood are left to provide food and habitat for beetles, woodlice and other mini beasts. Bird boxes and bat boxes have been installed to provide additional homes for some of our more scarce creatures.

Red Hall Farm is committed to environmental land management through DEFRA`s Countryside Stewardship Scheme (since 1997) and Higher Level Scheme (since 2011). The woodland management policy encourages dead wood to accumulate, and not to be removed. Trees that are old are left to rot away.
Hedgerows are sympathetically managed, which means that they are left to grow and thicken out to provide excellent nesting cover during  Spring and Summer.

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Red Hall Farm Cottages

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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.