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The Old Bothy

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7 Nights See prices

  • £450  to  £890

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Short Breaks From

  • £107 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Next OfferMore offers

£300 Fri, 28 Jun 2024
3 nights - Save £185 - June promo

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Old Bothy

The Old Bothy lets you stay on a working farm in a stunning location on the edge of the Lake District National Park, a mile from The Oddfellows Arms and Greenhill Hotel, and only a few miles from the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Old Bothy is one of two holiday cottages at the award-winning Red Hall Farm, where the owners raise beef cattle amongst 200 acres of farmland, arable fields, and woodland. The self-catering rental near Wigton sleeps four people in two bedrooms. It is ideal for families though it is also very popular with couples and friends who appreciate the high standard of accommodation and blissful quiet that comes with such a rural location.

Guests love the ideal location of The Old Bothy. Sitting on the edge of the amazing UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lake District, and close to the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as Historic Carlisle and Hadrians Wall, means there is always something to do in the area. There are also miles of country roads to walk or cycle from your cottage door. The route from Bowness-on-Solway to Carlisle via Hadrian's Wall is a great example, and there is a popular circular route around Caldbeck. Challenge yourself on the 10-mile walk from Great Cockup to Little Calva, taking in Meal Fell, Great Sca Fell, Knott, and Great Calva, or enjoy a relaxing day exploring the Skinburness Peninsula and the Solway Coast. Keswick is 20-minutes south of The Old Bothy and handy for trails around Skiddaw and Catbells. You're also within easy reach of Derwentwater and Whinlatter. Whinlatter Forest has mountain bike hire, a Go Ape Treetop Adventure, an osprey viewing platform, a cafe, and an indoor play centre with a climbing wall. Don't miss the opportunity to get out on (or in) the water. Hire a boat, canoe or SUP, or find a safe spot for a refreshing swim.

Local attractions include The Lakes Distillery in Bassenthwaite, making whisky, gin and vodka. Jennings Brewery is in Cockermouth, while Keswick has the Derwent Pencil Museum celebrating the home and the history of graphite pencils. Take in a show at the Theatre by the Lake, learn about the history of slate mining at Honister, and admire over 100 species of birds and animals at the Lake District Wildlife Park. The Lakes Aquarium is a popular family-friendly attraction, as is Walby Farm Park. History buffs can see Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle Castle and Museum, and the impressive ruins of Lowther Castle and gardens.

Depending on availability, The Old Bothy can be booked with The Old Grainstore for families on holiday together.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Joanne Baird joined Independent Cottages in January 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Eco / Green

Location (Cumbria)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Old Bothy is one of two semi-detached holiday cottages at Red Hall Farm. It has original features and is beautifully furnished throughout. It can be booked with the adjacent Old Grainstore to sleep up to ten people.


  • A sandstone fireplace with a wood burning stove makes a lovely feature in the living room, furnished with hardwood flooring, soft furnishings, and a TV with Freeview channels and a DVD player. An initial supply of fuel for the wood burner is included.
  • Semi-open plan layout with the kitchen/diner on the other side of the fireplace. It is very well equipped for self-catering with appliances that include an electric oven and stove, microwave, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. There is also a washer/dryer for your convenience.


  • High ceilings, oak beams, and an original brick chimney breast make the master bedroom warm and inviting. There is a king-sized bed, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe, and a TV with Freeview channels.
  • Oak beams, a high ceiling, and ample storage ensures the second bedroom is not second-best. It has two full-sized single beds and a TV with Freeview channels. Beds are made up for the arrival of guests. A travel cot (no bedding) is available.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin. Bath towels are included.

Outside: The Old Bothy has a sheltered patio with an outdoor table and chairs, parking for two cars, and bike storage. There is a shared grassy picnic and play area.

Additional Information: Utilties, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. A travel cot, highchair and a stairgate are available. Guests to bring cot bedding if required. The owners of The Old Bothy are winners of the Green Tourism Gold Award. Smoking and pets not permitted.

The Old Bothy Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 14th Jun 2024 - Thu, 27th Jun 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 28th Jun 2024 - Sun, 30th Jun 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £110

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 12th Jul 2024 - Thu, 18th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 19th Jul 2024 - Thu, 25th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 26th Jul 2024 - Thu, 8th Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 16th Aug 2024 - Thu, 22nd Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 23rd Aug 2024 - Thu, 29th Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Joanne Baird
Member Since January 2022

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Last Minute Offers

Fri, 28 Jun 2024 for 3 nights, £300
Save £185. June promo
Fri, 12 Jul 2024 for 3 nights, £360
Save £164. Last minute offer

The Old Bothy 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 24th June 2024
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