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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Wigton, Cumbria, England

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MrMCInnes
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“A home from home”
Reviewed May 19, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Our second stay for us. As ever - a warm welcome by Joanne and Martin.
Accommodation was up to the usual standard - spotlessly clean and with everything a family needs.

Martin took my wife and I on a tour of the farm; even loaned us some wellies. It was very informative and interesting to us City Southerners.

Martin and Joanne are great company - so many conversations - they are now like old friends. Looking forward to going back in the Autumn.

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: We felt safe and secure
Liked least: Going home!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Sam O
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable, welcoming and in an ideal location”
Reviewed April 29, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

I stayed in The Old Grain Store with two colleagues for three weeks whilst working up in Cumbria and found the quality of the accommodation to be superb. The property is clean and spacious with excellent kitchen and bathroom facilities. The heating system is extremely effective, so much so that there was no need to use the wood burner in the living room (which was a bit of a shame as it looks really great).

Being located around three miles from Wigton and easily accessible from the A595 means that Carlisle, Whitehaven and Keswick are all within a 30 - 45 minute drive. Furthermore Wigton station is walkable (about 1 hour) and buses to Carlisle and Keswick are available just up the road in Bolton Low Houses. Plenty of information about the local area is available in the house and Joanna is always happy to provide more. The wifi is also very good, especially compared with most other rural accommodation I have stayed at in the past.

Joanna made us feel very welcome with a warm, accommodating and always positive demeanour. She kindly provided clean towels, bed sheets, eggs, banana bread and jam weekly (above and beyond what I expected). Being on a working farm also provides the place with a great atmosphere. The dogs were especially friendly and I greatly enjoyed their company.

All in all I cannot recommend it enough. As either a place to stay while working or for a couples, family or friends holiday it really is ideal.

Date of stay: April 2015
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Colin5336
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1 review
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“Cumbrian Hospitality at its best”
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

For a Christmas family rental this was perfect. The property is exceptionally clean, well maintained and in a great location for the Borders, Lakes and Scotland. The Owners Joanne and Martin make you feel like family and included a wonderful Christmas basket on arrival. They decorated the house and even provided age specific toys and dvds for our 2 boys. These little touches made the accommodations both homely and great value. We couldn't ask for anymore and will be back!

Date of stay: December 2014
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Liked best: The warm homely feel. A True Farmhouse with great owners
Liked least: Nothing It was perfect.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Carl A
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A real hidden gem”
Reviewed November 13, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We feel so lucky to have stumbled across the red hall cartage website as soon as we saw the pictures we booked immediately for 2 couples and 1 baby. When we arrived we were not disappointed we were greeted by Joanne and shown around the cottage then left to enjoy the homemade welcome hamper.
We decided to pick this cottage mainly for the location, we wanted to be close enough to the lakes but not in the middle of them and Wigton was perfect nice and close to shopping centres with most places just 45mins away.
We will be returning and would recommend to everyone.

Date of stay: October 2014
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sueholida...
Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Superb holiday cottage extremely high standard”
Reviewed October 31, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Would highly recommended. homemade scones and jam on arrival lovely touch. Well equipped kitchen. Gorgeous bedrooms and lounge all fitted to a high standard. children would love seeing the cows so close up. Will definitely be returning.

Date of stay: October 2014
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 5, 2015
Thank you for this lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and would be delighted to have you back!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JackyR_12
Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed September 12, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Gorgeous , wonderful, excellent, everything and more.
The property is the best anyone could ever wish for , every room is well equipped with everything that you will need for your stay.
Martin and Joanne , Will and the dogs have made our stay here a wonderful experience and one that we and our two year old grandson will not forget.
We really can't speak highly enough about a week that has been pure pleasure.
Thanks again and we will see you all next year .
A fantastic place to see the wildlife, birds and the added bonus of being an Eco friendly farm .

Date of stay: September 2014
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ebvw
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed September 1, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
2
people found this review helpful

The Grainstore experience was excellent, the property is very clean, well presented, modern with character and met our needs perfectly. The family run farm is lovely, the owners Joanne and Martin are very welcoming but respect your privacy too, they are helpful and have provided a wealth of information on the surrounding area and places to visit. The farm dogs are a bonus in my opinion and happy to be fussed. The spacious layout in the Grainstore is a bonus and having 2 bathrooms with a 3rd toilet downstairs is advantageous.Would highly recommend this property to all parties, one of the best I have stayed in for a long time. Thank you for your hospitality.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: Quality of the property.
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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