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

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Tony M
Dunstable, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage.”
Reviewed March 25, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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We both had a fantastic week at the Old Bothy.On arrival we found a welcome basket with fresh eggs, homemade bread and jam. The cottage is fully equiped and very comfortable. I would highly recommend staying here, a great place to recharge the batteries.The lakes are easily accessible and makes a perfect base for touring the area. The 4 dogs at the farm are the most friendly dogs you will meet. We hope to return soon.

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Management Response
Mar 27, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to share this thoroughly lovely review with us all, we couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Bothy. What a wonderful welcome with those lovely foodie treats, such a great way to start your holiday! We certainly hope that you return the next time your batteries need recharging!
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655heathe...
Geelong, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“wonderful experience”
Reviewed October 31, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Old Bothy and the owners Joanne and Martin were wonderful hosts. On arrival we were given a basket of goodies. The cottage is very clean and is fully equipped with everything you need. it is a dairy farm and we were offered the opportunity to help milk the cows which was very interesting. Martin is passionate about the environment and it was interesting to chat with him. They have 4 lovely dogs who are friendly. it is located near the lakes distance, we loved visiting Buttermere and Grassmere which are very picturesque. i recommend going to visit the Upfront gallery In the town of Unthank, it has a great puppet theatre and cafe.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 2, 2015
We are over the moon that you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking the time to share your review. Milking the cows certainly is something different to try your hand at! We hope you return to us for your next holiday experience!
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Roy M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wonderfully comfortable place to recharge your energy!”
Reviewed October 22, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday. The Old Bothy is tastefully decorated, has all mod cons, and is surprisingly spacious. It is ideally located both for The Lake District & Hadrian's Wall walks. Joanne and Martin are so nice and helpful and everything about the accommodation has been thought through most carefully.It was everything we had hoped for!

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Liked best: The feeling of both cosiness and space - a most unusual experience
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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nicholash...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Brilliant”
Reviewed June 26, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

What a lovely place. The owners were very welcoming as were the dogs. It was ideal for getting to the North lakes. The accommodation was excellent. There were lovely little things that made it stand out from the rest, such as a welcome pack. There were suggestions as to where to visit and where to eat. We were very impressed with the Eco credentials of the accommodation. It was very peaceful and relaxing, ideal for families. I would certainly recommend this holiday rental.

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Liked best: The Friendliness of the owners
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Maggie F
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing cottage on welcoming working farm”
Reviewed June 10, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Stumbled across this cottage on Trip Advisor whilst searching for accommodation in Carlisle area as we were looking for a last minute booking in the area. Couldn't believe our luck (the owners had had a cancellation which we were fortunate enough to make use of). The cottage is spacious, spotless and very well equipped (I loved having a big TV on the wall in the master bedroom). It was a shame we didn't make as much use of the outdoor seating area as the weather was quite windy whilst we were there, but I think it would be a nice place to sit and have breakfast in the morning. The owners were really welcoming, and very easy to chat to and we were very impressed with all the work that they had done around the farm to promote wildlife conservation. We will definitely be back!

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Liked best: Friendliness of owners and their love of wildlife conservation
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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kirstybis...
1 review
“Perfect”
Reviewed May 15, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed at the Old Bothy for our 1st family holiday with our 5 month old son in May. Quite simply we love it here, it's so unique to stay on a working farm. The cottage itself was beautiful, modern, clean & had all the mod cons. It's in a perfect location to visit the lakes & surrounding area. Our homemade arrival basket was a very welcome surprise but very much appreciated. Joanne & Martin made us feel very welcome & couldn't do enough to help. We're looking forward to visiting again soon.

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Peter A
Preston
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simply the best!”
Reviewed April 21, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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person found this review helpful

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!

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Liked best: See above
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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