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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Wigton, Cumbria, England

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Peter A
Preston
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4 reviews
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“Simply the best!”
Reviewed April 21, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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In over 30 years of holidaying in self catering properties in the UK, this is by far the best we have stayed in, in all that time.
The friendliness, warmth and care by the owners added to our enjoyment, as did the very high standard of the furnishings and equipment.
If you want a holiday in this beautiful corner of Cumbria, then you need look no further. During our stay we enjoyed visits to genteel Silloth, Keswick and the northwestern fells, where we completed the 'High Stile' ridge walk in superb weather, ending with a refreshing shandy at 'The Fish' in Buttermere! For variety, we also visited Ravenglass (for 'Ratty') and Glasgow by train from nearby Wigton. A splendid cottage indeed!

Date of stay: April 2015
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Liked best: See above
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jnibs
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Home from home without the stresses”
Reviewed January 30, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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person found this review helpful

Our first proper family holiday away from the distractions and work of home and we picked the perfect place.

We stayed in 'the old bothy' and it was so nice, the house itself is a really creative use of a barn and is really relaxing. Every room is great and very modern.

It's on a proper farm so you get the feeling you are away from home (unless you are a farmer I suppose) which for us was perfect. It's also close enough to the big things we wanted to see like Hadrians wall, Carlisle castle, the north of the Lake District.

The owners are lovely, helpful, friendly and genuine. They made our stay feel like we were just part of their normal every day life and not at all like we were paying guests. Which for us was a massive plus.

We are definitely coming back here.

Date of stay: January 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Richard W
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“First class accomodation and a great place”
Reviewed January 2, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

We stayed over new year with our 2.5 year old son. The accommodation was faultless - high spec, very clean and homely. The owners have clearly invested a lot in converting the old buildings and they've done a lovely job - retaining many of the original features but also bringing everything up-to-date, They've also included a lot of really useful bits to make the stay more pleasant and the overall welcome, the warmth of the hosts and farm-based location make for a fantastic place that we'd recommend highly to anyone - well worth a visit!

Date of stay: December 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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hayleyjfo...
Edinburgh
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best place I've stayed in ages”
Reviewed December 4, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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people found this review helpful

Loved the welcome pack&everything about the cottage - already planning my next trip there&my boyfriend and I rarely go back to the same places. Martin showed us around the farm&we loved it&are very grateful for the welcome him&Joanne gave us. Our only suggestion on how this five star lodging could be improved is for it to be equipped with tea&coffee. We look forward to returning.

Date of stay: November 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Barry D
Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“just beautiful”
Reviewed October 15, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

we have just stayed for a week in the old bothy . what a find!!! . the old farm buildings have been converted into a stunning holiday home,very stylish and immaculately clean. Joanne and Martin are the perfect hosts, very friendly and helpful.we will definately be booking another break here .Just wonderful in every way.

Date of stay: September 2014
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Liked best: the cleanliness
Liked least: main road to wigton
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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SMcV_13
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic long weekend”
Reviewed October 8, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Accommodation spotless with so many great little touches. Joanne had thought about everything, and more. Our two year old daughter loved the cottage, loved the dogs, loved the cows. If you want a relaxing, fun holiday on a working dairy farm combined with luxury accommodation then this is for you. Martin kindly showed us round the farm which was fascinating. Nothing was too much trouble. Joanne even posted our baby monitor to us after I managed to leave it behind. There are two cottages on site which was great for us because we stayed in the Old Bothy and friends stayed in the Grainstore. We would definitely recommend.

Date of stay: August 2014
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jackie N
Sunderland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Nicholson Family, Sunderland”
Reviewed April 18, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We have just returned from our second stay at The Old Bothy and again cannot fault the accommodation. The barn is very well equipped,spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The owners cannot do enough to make your stay a memorable one and the little extra touches add to the experience. Our boys aged 11 and 9 loved helping with feeding the calves as well as exploring the farm and it's surrounding fields. We would recommend this without hesitation.

Date of stay: April 2014
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