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Piggery Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Wigton, Cumbria

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Piggery Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Piggery Cottage is a semi-detached barn conversion cottage located on a working farm near to Wigton on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park. The cottage sleeps four people and has one double bedroom, one room with bunks and a family bathroom. Also in the cottage are a fitted kitchen and a sitting room. Outside is off road parking and a front patio with outdoor furniture. Centrally located for discovering the northern Lake District and the Solway coast, Piggery Cottage is a lovely family holiday home all year round.

Area
With a charter granted in 1262, the traditional Cumbrian market town of Wigton still holds a market each Tuesday in the covered market hall. This lovely town is a popular centre for shopping, pubs and restaurants, as well as for other activities such as theatre, bowls, swimming, tennis and other sports.

Region
Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Amenities
Electric underfloor heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine (use of tumble dryer in garden shed), dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Lockable bike storage. Front patio with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 8 mins walk. Note: The stairs are open tread, children to be supervised at all times. Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead at all times due to resident farm animals.

Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a Farm
  • Rural location
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Reviews

Mrs Spencer
March 2019
Fabulous - This cottage was amazing.. It was warm, cosy, clean, everything you could wish for. We could not fault it or think of anything that it didn't have. The owners were so friendly and accommodating. Definitely would go back again.
Mrs Nicholson
February 2019
Excellent accommodation, great location.. Welcome pack an added bonus. Exactly as described and look forward to returning again.
Mrs Martin
December 2018
We couldn’t have asked for a better welcome from the property owner for our stay.. Our time there was very enjoyable and our host couldn’t have been more accommodating. We would use Sykes website again and certainly recommend this accommodation. Thank you!
Mr Mcvey
October 2018
Set is in a rural location but only a 5 minute drive from Wigton where 3 supermarkets and other local shops will ensure you will have all the supplies you need.. Plenty of eating places in the town and nearby. The cottage more than lives up to the photographs in the listing. It has all the facilities you could wish for, a home from home. Mrs. Wilson (owner) is a very welcoming host, fresh flowers in the cottage and a welcome pack was greatly appreciated and enjoyed. Although there was a comprehensive information folder outlining the operation of appliances etc she spent the time to show us where everything was and how they worked. There were no problems during our stay but I am confident, had there been, it would have been quickly sorted. A plus for us was the ability to take our dog with us. We used this as a base to explore the hills and trails around Keswick. There is a book in the cottage listing walks suitable for dogs which we used. I found the walks Aira Force and Friar's Crag very rewarding for us all. Friar's Crag was the longer of the two walks and there was the bonus of stopping at the Mary Mount Hotel (dog friendly) for a coffee about the halfway point. Aira Force is equally dog friendly having both a kiosk and a café. One day the weather was clagged in and our walk in the Ullswater area would have been a waste of time so we walked up "Binsey", a hill which is not to far away from the cottage. On a good day I'm told you have great views of the surrounding area, the Solway coast, Keswick and Derwent water, perhaps next time. Returned to cottage, dried off, and spent an enjoyable afternoon exploring Cockermouth and Maryport. All in all a great few days away and I would have no hesitation staying in the cottage again
Mrs Cox
October 2018
Amazing little holiday cottage.. ..has everything you need in a picturesque setting...the owners were lovely and very welcoming...lots of little touches like freshly baked cake and basket of goodies on arrival...everywhere was spotless and the cottage has everything you need and more...even showed us around the farm including the baby animals and milking parlour...will definitely return.
Mrs Tetlow-cross
September 2018
Beautiful cottage, the owners really couldn't do enough to help us out.. And dogs had an amazing time
Mrs Lowes
September 2018
We had a great week at piggery cottage.. we were made so welcome by Lorna and Jim. We were in Wigton for a family wedding they helped to make the day go very smoothly by being very understanding. Great cottage very relaxing and lovely cake and sweet little touches. Our dog Charlie made himself right at home.
cyfyhome
May 2018
South of Wigton this immaculate bijoux cottage is in a rural setting close to the Northern Lake District and the Solway coastline. The accommodation is immaculately presented with personal touches and generous hospitality. It is very comfortable with all amenities.
cyfyhome
May 2018
Piggery Cottage was just what we needed for a relaxing break in peace and quiet.. Lorna and her family are so friendly and go the extra mile to make you feel at home, including their pets. Rupert the dog is just lovely and very friendly. The welcome pack was more than we expected and the cakes were just scrummy. Would definitely look at going there again. This is the first time we have booked with Sykes and if this is the quality of your cottages then we will be looking at booking with you again.
Mr Morris
April 2018
As always we have had a lovely time at Piggery Cottage, it's so lovely being there, we get lots of lovely goodies and to see the cows, sheep as well as the lovely cats and the Golden Retriever is great.. The countryside is lovely and there are so many places to visit. We will return again.
Mr Gibson
April 2018
This holiday home had to be the best I we have stayed in.. Lorna and Jim are fantastic hosts and the surroundings are absolutely outstanding we will defiantly be back again.
Mr Wallace
March 2018
The owners were particularly lovely, welcoming and couldnt do more for you.. The accomodation was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack was comprenhensive and much appreciated after our 4 hour drive. Being shown around the working farm by the owners was an unexpected treat that we found fascinating and enjoyable. The only slight issue we experienced was the wifi wasnt working but in fairness there wasnt anything the owners could do as they were awaiting BT to fix a fault their end. All in all we had a great week away and the weather was great.
Suehenshaw24
December 2017
We booked the piggery for a five day break including Christmas Day. What a great choice it was! The cottage is located on a quiet farm and is attached to the owners home. The barn conversion has been done to a high standard with underfloor heating and good shower. They have also managed to retain the stunning original features and character. The cottage is kitted out with everything you could possibly need! This was very handy since we were cooking Christmas dinner. We particularly appreciated the lovely welcome hamper, bread and fridge stocked with milk and butter. Saved us having to dash to the shops on arrival! The owners were extremely friendly and welcoming of both us and our dog. We would 100% recommend this property and hope to stay again ourselves in the future.
Suehenshaw24
December 2017
What can I really say about this cottage that hasn’t already been said.. We loved our stay here from the moment we walked into the cottage. It was Devine so quaint well maintained a home from home. Lorna and Jim have provided everything you need there. The welcome package was amazing filled with wonderful goodies. And cakes made for us to have a nice cuppa with after a long journey from Cornwall, a lovely touch. Carlisle was my home town so I knew how far we were away from the nearest town, pub, shop etc. The farm is a working farm so there is livestock around inc free range hens. Three friendly sheep in the field opposite the cottage also, so please respect the fact that if you take your dog with u that they remain on the lead when on the farm. Lorna has a wonderful retriever dog called Rupert that my collie Daisy fell madly in love with
linda_mcloughlin14
September 2017
Perfect place to stay if you want peace,quite and beautiful scenery. Immaculately clean, comfortable and cozy. Everything was provided, just bring your own food and the welcome pack was amazing. Thank you Lorna for making us feel so welcome. Jess and Sooty loved it too.
linda_mcloughlin14
September 2017
Great location, beautiful cottage and the friendliness and hospitality of the Wilson family was second to none.. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage and location to all.
Mr Cree
July 2017
Great cottage and great hosts here.. Well located for touring about the Cumbria, Lake Districts area. Highly recommended. We spent a wonderful week here and will go back for sure !
Mrs Mitchell
May 2017
The location was wonderful , peaceful and quiet.. The owner and family are so kind and generous and made our stay extra special , especially for our 4 year old Grand-daughter.
Lisa E
January 2017
Booked The Piggery Cottage to see the New Year in!! What a wonderful find ...from the owners' friendly greeting and yummy homemade cakes and treats to a warm and cosy welcome ...the cottage was decorated in Festive lights and decorations, everything was catered for ..fantastic!! Went for a couple of lovely walks in the Lakes as an ideal base for touring that area. Very dog friendly - Our dog loved it and her dog biscuits!! We were as happy as pigs in muck!!
Mrs Simcock
August 2016
A beautiful cottage, very comfortable. The owners could not do enough for you. We would highly recommend.
Linda N
July 2016
What a treat to come to this fabulous cottage - on a working farm with the kindest of hosts. A warm welcome awaits, with lots of treats and home-baked cakes. We've had a lovely stay, thanks very much, as have our two dogs!
Mrs Murray
July 2016
This is a lovely cottage on working farm. It has an attractive entrance and outlook. It had everything you need in a cottage. The owner was very helpful. My husband and I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.
Ms Nicholson
July 2016
We had a wonderful warm welcome from Mrs Wilson who looked after us beautifully throughout our stay and went out of her way to help with anything we needed. The dogs had a great time too! Thank you for a wonderful break.
jacks23
June 2016
We stayed here from 24th May and loved the cottage and the area, our two dogs Charlie and Alfie had a fantastic time swimming in the lakes. The cottage, the landlords and the weather we're all fantastic and we had a very relaxing time cannot wait to go back
Mr Hargrave
June 2016
Piggery Cottage was close to all the main tourist attractions yet very quiet. The cottage was beautiful.
Mr De Ravel
May 2016
The hosts were very welcoming and kind. The cottage was kitted out with every appliance we could have possibly dreamt of needing, and then some. It was sparkling clean, smelled lovely and was lovely on the colder nights with its underfloor heating. The location was great, with a superb view over the working sheep farm.
Mr King
May 2016
The peace, quiet and surroundings were perfect. The owner went over and above expectations, everything that we needed was provided. This is a working farm, but the only noise during the day were the sheep. A perfect place and we were made very welcome.
Mr Osborn
April 2016
This is a very nice cottage which was peaceful and tranquil. The owners who live next door are very nice and so helpful, it made it a nice holiday. The property is such a lovely place with such lovely people. We will be staying there again if we are in the area.
Mrs Mcculloch
February 2016
Piggery cottage is in an idyllic location, with beautiful views. The owner made us feel very welcome, it felt more like home than a rented accommodation. The facilities are excellent, everything was pristine and so comfortable, we had a very relaxing week and will definitely return.
elapatrice
February 2016
Just returned from a week at Piggery Cottage and feel very relaxed. The owners make you feel very welcome from the minute you arrive, there is a lovely basket of treats and delicious home made cakes, perfect after the journey there. The cottage is very cosy, with a warm atmosphere, helped by the underfloor heating and comfortable furnishings, and everything you require is provided. It is in a good location on a farm next to the owners home, with beautiful countryside on your doorstep, and not far from Keswick, Carlisle and Cockermouth. We will definitely return in the future.
Mrs Thompson
December 2015
What a wonderful Christmas we had at Piggery Cottage! The owners were the perfect hosts and made us feel so welcome. The cottage was immaculate and there was plenty of space for our family of three. The owner had thought of everything, and all of the extra touches just made the cottage that bit more special. We will definitely be returning!
Miss Harrison
December 2015
Lovely cosy cottage and lovely owners, we would definitely recommend. The cottage was very well stocked.
Miss Clacher
November 2015
Excellent, quiet location but not far from amenities. Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need. Owners very friendly and helpful. Ideal base for exploring the area.
Mrs Crompton
November 2015
This was an amazing property with everything you could wish for and more besides! The host was most welcoming and nothing too much trouble.
Miss Syrett
October 2015
This Cottage was in the perfect location for a break in the North of the Lake District. It was well equipped and very clean. We had a fantastic time!
Mr Lindgren
September 2015
For a couple or small family the cottage and location is ideal for both Northern Lakes and Solway Coast. Our hosts were a most friendly couple who helped to make our stay a memorable one.
Mrs Lear
September 2015
We have come back from Piggery Cottage feeling relaxed and refreshed. The cottage is very clean, well stocked and exceeded our expectations. The owners are friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is a great base for exploring the North Lakes, we would love to visit again would recommend to anyone.
G4BYG
September 2015
Our stay at Piggery Cottage was blessed with fine weather. Always a bonus in this North Western part of the UK. Lorna and Jim were extremely helpful and friendly and a joy to exchange stories with. The cottage is what we would call "superior" with every convenience available. Even set aside a large enclosed field for our Greyhound Cassie to stretch out. With Keswick and Cockermouth being only 30 minutes drive away the location is ideal for exploring the Northern Lakes and coast. Nice quiet location for peaceful relaxation. We intend to return.
Mr Rawson
July 2015
Star grade needs to be higher. Excellent hosts. Plenty of outside space for all.
Mrs Andrews
June 2015
This property was the best we have ever stayed in- The owner clearly went out her way to ensure the guests were made very welcome and had a comfortable stay. Superb location away from the hustle and bustle of a hectic life; quiet and within easy reach of the Lake District and Southern Scotland. 'B' and 'C' roads are so quiet it is a pleasure to drive at an unhurried pace. To chill out, this is the place to stay.
Dr Phoenix
May 2015
A lovely cosy cottage which was impressively stocked on arrival and in a peaceful location. Will book again.
Mr Griffiths
May 2015
The welcome was excellent, everywhere was clean and tidy, and the cottage was great. You are easily placed to visit lots of local towns. A really lovely place to stay.
Mrs Templeton
May 2015
A very well equipped cottage, and the owner was exceptionally friendly, the hospitality was fabulous. The weather wasn't very kind to us but the owners baking and the cosiness of the cottage helped, and we had a lovely relaxing week. Will recommend this lovely cottage.
Mrs Hunter
April 2015
The cottage was absolutely lovely in every respect - the owners had thought of everything and the welcoming goodies were excellent. All in all, well and truly above the normal for a rental cottage.
Ms Thompson
April 2015
We were warmly welcomed by the lovely owner, she asked us on more than one occasion if we needed anything, was a fabulous host. The cottage was perfect, in an idyllic location for the Lakes but near enough to shops for necessities. Will DEFINITELY be going back. Couldn't fault it.
Mr Kimminau
April 2015
It was peaceful and quiet. The facilities were advertised as dog friendly and they were actually dog fantastic. An excellent place to stay with your canine family members.
Bobkimminau
April 2015
Spent a week away from the hustle and bustle just the two of us and the pooches. This choice was selected as it is advertised as dog friendly. It is not only dog friendly it is dog fantastic. The Owners have a new puppy themselves having recently lost their older dogs, so are completely intune with the pooches needs. It has quiet unused (at the time we were there) paddocks for use by your canines and this makes it invaluable if you have weather as we did , 6days of rain and high winds, but thats Cumbria for you. Be respectful of the surrounding livestock and you will have a fantasticly peaceful break. The accomodation is recently completed but homely and one of the best equipped and goody packed that we have visited in the lakes (but I wont spoil the surprises!). Lounge and both bedrooms spacious and relaxing. Upstairs shower room and downstairs toilet small but easy to use. Be mindful when booking that if you intend to self cater for more than two adults and two small children, it will take some discipline in the food prep area as it is not large. Preparing and sitting and eating in the kitchen/diner is a challenge for two adults. More than that could prove interesting. That said we managed easily so dont let it put you off if you're not intending to eat in all the time. Access too and from is easy and the owners are very freindly and have some great tales to tell. Will definately use again if we go to this part of Cumbria again.
Mrs Crowsley
March 2015
The Piggery is a lovely cottage and we enjoyed our stay tremendously. The accommodations were very comfortable, the hosts are lovely people and the cottage was stocked with all the items one would need or desire. We would highly recommend Piggery Cottage and hope to stay here again.
Jim C
February 2015
It was remiss of me not to write a review earlier, I've only just realised I hadn't done it. We spent Xmas at the Piggery and it was an absolute delight. Beautifully decorated for the occasion, Lorna did herself proud. For anyone wanting an above average break, this is for you. From the moment you arrive, until the moment you leave, you are made to feel .......well, ......just part of things. An excellent welcome pack is just the beginning, Comfortable, clean beyond words, restful, warm, a feeling of country living, with chickens, cats, dogs, sheep and a couple of horses for good measure to welcome you when you step outside each morning. Bliss. Ideal for the Northern lakes, and all that they offer, the Piggery is an easy drive from North or South, and an easy 15/20 minutes from Carlisle on a straight road. My congratulations to Jim & Lorna on an excellent country retreat.
Elke B
February 2015
Piggery cottage is just stunning. The views are fantastic. If you are looking for peace and quiet then Piggery Cottage is just the place. You wouldnt have know that it was on a working farm. The owners Lorna and Jim were very welcoming and the welcome pack that was left for us was more than you would ever expect. Bread, butter, milk, fresh orange juice, home made lemon drizzle cake (our favourite), home made biscuits, crisps, sweets, dog treats. We didnt want for anything. Wigton is a just a short drive away and has various shops, takeaways and more. We have recommended Piggery Cottage to friends already and will be returning next year.
Mrs Darby
November 2014
We absolutely loved our stay at Piggery Cottage. It was easy to find, conveniently located and the owner was incredibly friendly and accommodating; we didn't want for anything. Will definitely be back.
Mr Mcnichol
November 2014
Particularly like the peacefulness and the attention to detail, also the high standard of accommodation, would recommend this property for any one looking for a relaxing break.
Mr Nicholson
October 2014
Superb cottage, couldn't ask for anything better.
Ms Stevens
October 2014
A very clean, well equipped and decorated cottage. The owners are most welcoming.
MaggieGlenrothes
October 2014
Piggery Cottage is a well maintained high quality cosy cottage on a working farm. Owner Lorna is very generous with an amazing welcome pack of home baking, butter, bread, milk fresh orange juice, sweets and biscuits! Nice garden area outside where the chickens visited looking for tit bits. Wigton is a five minute drive. Lots of extras. If you are looking for a peaceful quiet holidays - Piggery Cottage is ideal.
Mrs Simcock
September 2014
A lovely cottage in a lovely area, the owners were very helpful and the welcome was second to none. A delightful holiday.
Mr Gray
August 2014
The cottage was excellent and the extra hospitality provided by the owner was beyond expectation.
Mr Nicolson
August 2014
Excellent, well equipped and comfortable cottage. Very quiet location despite farmyard close by.
StuB87
August 2014
Lovely property, with a friendly and accommodating hostess. Made us feel very welcome, including the use of a fenced field so our blind and deaf dogs could be let off lead for the first time. The cottage came stocked with enough home-baked goods to keep us going for a fortnight! Living area is very cosy, perfect for winding down after a day of hiking. It's a bit of a drive to get to any of the main tourist spots, although even the southern lakes are manageable. With scenery like that, it's a pleasant journey regardless. The only downside for us was that the mattress wasn't the best, but nevertheless - highly recommended.
Mr Butler
June 2014
Welcome basket and basic essentials on arrival. Very thoughtful of the owner. Beautifully equipped cottage and location.
Mr Bentley
June 2014
The Owner was outstanding - left lots of lovely treats, including home made cakes, for us. The cottage and hospitality could not have been better. Also - the weather was absolutely fantastic!
Mrs Waite
June 2014
The location was quiet and dog friendly as the owner allowed us to walk our dog on their fields attached to the cottage. Hospitality was excellent, cottage was all we could have wished for and the owners were very helpful and friendly.
Miss Laycock
May 2014
Had a fantastic time, the cottage was amazing; we didn't want for anything and had wonderful hosts. Would definitely recommend and will be returning in the near future soon.
Mrs Bostock
May 2014
We couldn't find fault with Piggery Cottage at all, it was absolutely beautiful. It was to a very high standard. We have stayed in many cottages and the Piggery was certainly up there with the best. The owners were very friendly and helpful at all times and the welcome pack was unbelievable. I would recommend Piggery cottage to anyone; a couple on their own, a small family and someone with a dog too.
Miss Reeves
March 2014
My partner and I were looking for somewhere to stay with our dog in the Lake District. Wigton was a nice area, Keswick a short drive away. Our cottage was lovely, very clean and tidy. Surrounded by fields for our dog to run in the morning. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking to take a short break away to the Lake District.
Mrs Jones
November 2013
5 star luxury is what you get at Piggery Cottage! Everything has been thought of at this holiday let. From a family who have stayed in numerous holiday lets we are more than qualified to say that the attention to detail is unparalleled. The cottage is absolutely spotless. There is even a super hairdresser at the holiday-let. The Wilson family are the most fantastic hosts! They offered us the most fabulous introduction to Cumbria. Piggery Cottages' location is superb, within easy reach of Carlisle (castle/theatre/shopping), Keswick (picturesque market town - lots of outdoor clothing shops the delightful Booths supermarket), Cockermouth (beautiful historic town), Allonby (the place for ice cream) and Silloth (the beach), and Wigton for amenities. Simply perfect!
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