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Self-Catering Bolton Low Houses

The Old Grainstore Family Cottage in Bolton Low Houses, Cumbria

From: €538 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 2

The Old Grainstore Family Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
The Old Grainstore is a semi-detached cottage, on a working diary farm, near the village of Bolton Low Houses and Wigton. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double with en-suite shower room, one double and one zip/link twin, as well as a bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and sitting room with woodburning stove. The Old Grainstore is an ideal holiday home for exploring the area, with something for everyone to enjoy from the Lake District National Park to market towns and wonderful natural attractions.

Area
The village of Bolton Low Houses offers a good pub serving food. The market town of Wigton and the village of Caldbeck are nearby. The area offers much to see and do and includes the towns of Penrith and Keswick, the cathedral city of Carlisle, Derwentwater and Lake Bassenthwaite.

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
Eco-friendly electric central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, two highchairs and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Patio with furniture plus shared, grassed picnic/play area. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Note: As property is on a working farm, children should be supervised at all times. Note: The owner has dogs. Note: There are 3 steps leading up from the patio/parking area to the property.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a Farm
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Compo78
October 2020
The Old Grainstore is one of the best holiday cottages I've stayed in; it's extremely spacious and modern, was spotlessly clean (important in these Covid times!) and has everything you need. Joanne & Martin were incredibly welcoming and really helpful with advice and tips of things to do locally, such as options for bike rides. I'd love to stay again sometime!
Julie F
September 2020
We had a fabulous week, Grandma, Grandad, Mum, Dad, 3 3/4 year old & 16 month old. Joanne & Martin extremely friendly hosts who genuinely care that you are happy. Well equipped, child/toddler friendly, spotless & very comfortable. Great showers & comfortable beds. Lots of thoughtful touches. Great location, good access to walks & the beach. Must visit the Howk in Caldbeck. Wigton will cater for most purchases. The banana bread & crumbles by Joanne were delicious. Our granddaughters loved Bramble, Poppy & Lily the extremely friendly, but well behaved farm dogs. Would definitely recommend, especially if you want peace & quiet. We will be back!
781geraldinec
September 2020
4 friends and I stayed here Fri-Mon to climb Scafell Pike and enjoy a country escape from London. It's about and hour and 20 drive from the mountain through incredibly dramatic and beautiful scenery. It's very conveniently located for visiting Keswick and also Bassenthwaite Lake (which we swam in... Brrrr... beautiful but cold in September). The accommodation itself was scrupulously clean and well maintained. The rooms were all enormous with lovely high ceilings and decor and furniture that was extremely comfortable and restful (the beds are divine after a trek up a mountain and the whole place is light and airy and fresh). The enormous bath was also a bonus! Also, we couldn't have wished for a better host. We had a small accident (too embarrassing and daft to detail) but our host was ever so kind and understanding. We really appreciated the lovely cakes, jam and eggs that were in the cottage when we arrived as well. Our stay couldn't have been better. Highly recommended.
781geraldinec
September 2020
Fantastic break, great location with all facilities you would need.. Highly recommended.
Mr Farrell, July 2020
February 2020
Beautiful accommodation.. Lovely and peaceful. Fantastic banana bread waiting for us when we arrived. Thank you Joanne x.
Mrs Hill, February 2020
December 2019
The Old Grainstore is perfect.. This cottage is very well equipped it has everything that you could need and more besides. The owners take great care of their cottages and go the extra mile to make sure guests have a good holiday. We would love to stay again in warmer weather.
Jenny L
October 2019
We had such an excellent time here. The owners were really friendly and bent over backwards to make our stay perfect. Once they found out we had a 3 year old with us, they made sure there were lots of toys and books to play with, and provided a bed guard. My daughter was so excited to feed the cows on the farm! The kitchen is better stocked than my own, and they had homemade scones out for us when we got there. The beds were really comfy and the showers lovely. Would happily stay again and would recommend.
Mrs Barber, December 2019
October 2019
I've never stayed in such a well-equipped holiday cottage before.. The owners bent over backwards to make our stay comfortable. We had a 3 year old with us and they provided a bed guard, loads of age-appropriate books and toys, and lots of outdoor equipment to play on. The kitchen had more pans and cooking essentials than my own! The owners were also really friendly, and let us help to feed the cows. Would definitely recommend and would stay again.
Ms Love, October 2019
September 2019
My family and I stayed at The Old Grainstore to celebrate my dad's 50th birthday which I made our host, Joanne, aware of.. On arrival the cottage had been decorated with birthday banners and a birthday cake was left for us to enjoy. The cottage itself was perfect for us as a family of 6 with two small children. Overall Joanne could not have been a more accommodating host and I would recommend the cottage as a stay to anyone looking for a lovely, countryside break!
LizHaggart
July 2019
We have just returned from a fantastic family holiday at The Old Grainstore. The cottage is beautiful , spacious and very well laid out. It also had 3 toilets which was very handy having 3 children .They have thought of everything . The owners Joanne and Martin are really lovely .My kids 14 ,10 and 9 loved it especially their 3 dogs Bramble,Poppy and Lily who are so friendly and love a good cuddle . The welcome basket on arrival had Banana bread which was so tasty , raspberry jam and eggs that were all double yolkers . They also have a very good enclosed play area with football goals,slides and swing ball which is a very good idea especially for younger children. We also enjoyed seeing the young cows right next door to out cottage . The kids also enjoyed a visit from the ice cream van and was so nice hearing the tinkle as he drove in. It is very central to loads of lovely attractions , Lowther castle, Lake District wildlife park , Keswick Allonby beach and many many more .We can't wait to go back as I think this was a very good find for a very enjoyable family holiday .Thank you .x
WoodyA10
June 2019
Have stayed here 9 times now (that's how much we like it). What makes this cottage so good are the owners Martin and Joanne. They really make you feel welcome and can not do enough for you. The cottage is always spotlessly clean and well maintained. It's location is great too, halfway between Keswick and Carlisle which is great for easy access to the mountains/lakes and also if you fancy a trip into Southern Scotland. I would and have recommended the cottage to anyone and in fact have already booked our 10th visit for next year. It a great place to stay.
david_stuart94
April 2019
A delightful cottage! Very well appointed, comfortable and clean, with friendly owners. Situated in the countryside near Wigton, it is well placed to visit the Lakes, Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall. Highly recommended.
Michael S
April 2019
A beautifully renovated barn on a working dairy farm. Amazing location and very friendly owners who met us on arrival and advised us of plenty of thing to see and do in the area. Perfect location for visiting the Lake District and surrounding areas. The cottage was spacious and homely and had everything you would need. We will definitely be visiting again and would highly recommend.
Mr Barnett
March 2019
I really cannot fault the facilities and surroundings at The Old Grainstore.. The hosts on arriving were both pleasant and informative. The level of comfort exceeded our expectations and was a 'home' from 'home' experience. As this is a working farm we were offered the opportunity to get hands on also which was a great treat feeding the calfs for my 2 year old. Keep up the good work. We will definitely be coming back.
Mr Corton
February 2019
Stayed here with a few friends at the end of Febuary.. Couldn't be anymore pleased with our stay, was welcomed by the lovely owner and was even told we could feed the baby calfs! The cottage was more than enough for our stay and you could tell that it is well looked after as it was spotless. The owner even went above and beyond mailing a forgotten jumper that we accidentally left back to us. Couldn't reccomend this place enough, will definitely be back in the future!
Jamie H
January 2019
This is a superb well appointed and well maintained cottage, ideal for a total chill out and good family times. Situated just outside Wigton, the Lakes and the key towns of Cockermouth and Wigton are easily reached. We were welcomed by Joanne and Martin who were both very friendly and keen to give us ideas of what there is to do in the area. We were met with a lovely welcome pack, which included chocolates, home made Christmas Cake and bucks fizz, which all went down a treat. The cottage is cosy with all modern appliances and we put the log burner to good use, wood can be supplied by the farm's own wood store. As the cottage is within a working farm there is an opportunity to feed the calf's and do take up the invitation to do a farm walk with Martin, it's well worth it. Would definitely recommend a stay at this hidden gem and hope to go back soon.
Jamie H
January 2019
Lovely place to stay for families and couples.. Exelent hosts!
Sophie G
August 2018
Joanne, Martin and family will make you feel very welcome. The cottage is clean and really well appointed, there are family games and plenty of toys to keep your little one entertained and the enclosed outdoor space is a lovely bonus! The cottage is ideally located for exploring Cumbria and we really enjoyed our stay.
Sophie G
August 2018
The holiday home was superb, we cannot fault it in any way.. The owners are extremely welcoming people, we were met on our first day with a basket of freshly baked scones, home made jam and fresh eggs which were all very yummy. The place itself is scrupulously clean and is furnished to a very high standard. The kitchen exceeded our expectations as when we opened the cupboards, there were oil, condiments, all sort of sauces, foil, cling film, you name it and it was there. The cleaning products were there, we took our own , but did not use them, there was washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing tablets , conditioner, too long to go on. Joanne thought of everything to make her guests feel very welcome indeed. Well done Joanne and Martin, thank you so much for making our stay such a welcoming one. Chantal and Roy French and also on behalf of our friends who shared with us, who I'm sure will totally agree Christiane and Gwyn Williams
Elizabeth T
June 2018
We had the most fantastic Holiday in Cumbria. The Old Grainstore completely surpassed expectations. It is a gorgeous little cottage, that has been beautifully converted and well maintained. Everything we could possibly need had been provided. We received a lovely welcome basket filled with homemade scones, banana bread, and local jam. Joanne had also left a selection of toys for my little girl to play with during our stay which she absolutely adored, and was so thoughtful. All the rooms were well appointed, comfy beds and sofas, and beautifully decorated. We loved the outside space, a little courtyard at the back where we had a barbecue one evening (also provided by our lovely hosts), and a lawned area next to a field with calves and sheep with ride on toys which my daughter also loved. We had the opportunity to feed the calves in the evenings, and we were also taken on a nature walk around the farm one evening where we saw a buzzard, heron and two hares (amongst other wildlife). Our hosts were so friendly and accommodating, I really cannot fault The Old Grainstore. We has such a wonderful time. I was pretty devastated when we had to leave! I would thoroughly recommend you book your holiday here!
Mrs Moody
June 2018
We had the most fantastic Holiday in Cumbria.. The Old Grainstore completely surpassed expectations. It is a gorgeous little cottage, that has been beautifully converted and well maintained. Everything we could possibly need had been provided. We received a lovely welcome basket filled with homemade scones, banana bread, and local jam. Joanne had also left a selection of toys for my little girl to play with during our stay which she absolutely adored, and was so thoughtful. All the rooms were well appointed, comfy beds and sofas, and beautifully decorated. We loved the outside space, a little courtyard at the back where we had a barbecue one evening (also provided by our lovely hosts), and a lawned area next to a field with calves and sheep with ride on toys which my daughter also loved. We had the opportunity to feed the calves in the evenings, and we were also taken on a nature walk around the farm one evening where we saw a buzzard, heron and two hares (amongst other wildlife). Our hosts were so friendly and accommodating, I really cannot fault The Old Grainstore. We has such a wonderful time. I would thoroughly recommend you book your holiday here!
Elizabeth T
June 2018
E absolutely loved staying at The Old Grainstore, the spacious cottage is beautiful and immaculately presented and amazingly equipped.. We particularly enjoyed the outdoor playing area which is perfect for children and having BBQs. The owners were so accommodating and helpful and our daughter loved going with them to feed the cows. We would not hesitate in booking this cottage again!
DMagHerts
April 2018
I am always torn about leaving a review for places like this as we want to keep it a secret. It was perfect. With three young kids we couldn't have picked better. The kids loved staying in a farm and having the huge enclosed space to play in. After a day at the lakes, they were straight outside on their bikes while we did dinner-we struggled to get them in. The accommodation is perfect; modern, but retaining that authentic barn feel. The owners are genuinely nice friendly people. They take time to answer all the kids questions about the farm, and, if you time it well, you get to see sheep dogs in action. The quiet, oh the quiet! Not a road noise or the sound of another human. The night silence is only broken by the odd neigh of a donkey. The only down side is that the week will fly by. If we'd time for two weeks then we would have down that. My wife accepted and wallowed in the praise of finding this place. Major brownie points for her.
686andrewl
June 2017
We stayed in The Old Grainstore for a recent family break. It is fair to say the accommodation surpassed our expectations, with some age appropriate toys and games provided for the kids, great outside space to play in and superb facilities. Bedrooms were perfectly equipped for our needs, and were more spacious than the photos suggested. Everything was in perfect condition on arrival, and the scones left for us were lovely. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and the kids really enjoyed feeding the calves on the farm. If we plan to visit the area in the future we wouldn't look anywhere else!
Josie H
April 2017
Beautiful cottages, we hired both as we were a large crowd. Very well equipped had everything you could need. Both cottages were so clean and very comfortable. Joanne was very helpful and made a lovely apple crumble!! Will definitely visit again!!
Mrs Stocks
March 2017
The owners were so friendly and the cottage was absolutely beautiful.. Even their dogs were friendly. We had a great weekend.
Sco77ie
January 2017
We stay in many holiday homes across the country and this has to be, one of the best we have stayed in! Great for families with young children, especially in the warmer months with the garden and footballs, scooters and ride on tractor to play on. Fresh eggs, milk and cake upon arrival and amazingly clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly want or need whilst staying away. Highly recommended and excellent value. We look forward to returning!
Sco77ie
January 2017
Stunning cottage,set in countryside.. A car is essential. Lots of personal touches made this house very special! A lovely welcome hamper. The kids loved the visit from the local ice cream van and helping to feed the calves !
Mrs Bowden
September 2016
Joanne and Martin were really lovely, friendly and helpful.. ..the accommodation was so comfortable the guys wanted to live there!!!
Miss Townsend
September 2016
It had everything we needed and more to make our stay comfortable.. It was really child friendly and the owners were so helpful and gave us great information about local attractions.
Townsend, September 2016
August 2016
Joanne is a great host and made sure we were comfortable in our cottage.. She also willingly let our children feed calves in her farm and play with her dogs. The welcome snacks of scones, homemade raspberry jam and banana cake were delicious
Mrs Kariyappa, August 2016
July 2016
It's a true farm experience - the cows are very close to the accommodation but that adds to the charm of the cottage.. We saw a calf being born, helped feed the calves and had a superb tour of the farm. The owners were an absolute delight - extremely helpful, warm and friendly. Overall, a wonderful farm holiday for the kids and we all came back relaxed and well-rested.
SaullaR
June 2016
Modern well equipped property, very comfortable, situated in a good location for exploring the north of the Lake District, Carlisle, Solway. Very welcoming and helpful hosts. Ranks with the best properties that we have stayed in.
Mr Salter
June 2016
Excellent property, comfortable and well equipped. Very helpful and welcoming hosts, in an ideal location for exploring the north of the Lake District, Carlisle and Solway. Ranks with the best we have stayed in.
Mrs Taylor, July 2016
June 2016
Excellent property, comfortable and well equipped.. Very helpful and welcoming hosts, in an ideal location for exploring the north of the Lake District, Carlisle and Solway. Ranks with the best we have stayed in.
elliottrae973
April 2016
We stayed over Easter 2016 in this wonderful cottage. The cottage itself is beautiful and the owners Joanne and Martin have thought of everything - we could not fault it. Comfy beds, great showers and large bath, well equipped kitchen and toys for the children with a safe play area outside. The Bairds are great hosts and could not be more helpful - the fresh farm eggs and cakes were a great welcome and the children enjoyed helping to feed the calves. The cottage is ideally located for the many attractions of the North Lakes and only 5 minutes from the small town of Wigton. There are some great county pubs and tea rooms near by. We will definitely be returning to the Old Grainstore.
Miss Mackenzie
November 2015
What a wonderful cottage, we absolutely loved our stay at The Old Grainstore and look forward to returning soon.
Mr Salter, June 2016
November 2015
What a wonderful cottage, we absolutely loved our stay at The Old Grainstore and look forward to returning soon..
Ms Sneddon
October 2015
The Old Grainstore was beautiful and we all had a wonderful holiday. The owners have paid so much attention to detail, from the well stocked kitchen, lovely comfortable beds, first class heating and showers and the great outside space. The accommodation is near so many attractions but you could easily spend the day relaxing at home. We will definitely be back.
Lorna M
October 2015
I spent a week in this beautifully renovated old grainstore. The house was very well heated throughout, with excellent showers (plenty of hot water) and comfortable beds. The three bedrooms were nicely decorated and the whole house very clean. It was particularly good having two showers and three WCs. I found it to be very quiet (apart from the odd mooing of cows close by) and located in a lovely area with lots of things to see and do only a short drive away. All of the bedrooms, as well as the main bathroom and an en-suite WC, are upstairs. Each bedroom has a Velux window with a blind, as well as a window with curtains. The stairs are not too deep and were easily managed by my mum, who has a bad knee and sometimes find stairs difficult. I would gladly recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing break in a quiet part of Cumbria.
Mr Wildmore
October 2015
The owners were very friendly but not intrusive. When we said we were keen walkers they gave us some helpful books with walking routes. The house was cosy with the wood burning stove and spacious with plenty of room. Lovely bedrooms with comfortable beds. Loved this house and the area. Would definitely return.
Miss Mackenzie, November 2015
October 2015
The owners were very friendly but not intrusive.. When we said we were keen walkers they gave us some helpful books with walking routes. The house was cosy with the wood burning stove and spacious with plenty of room. Lovely bedrooms with comfortable beds. Loved this house and the area. Would definitely return.
Mrs Wildmore, October 2015
October 2015
The Old Grainstore was beautiful and we all had a wonderful holiday.. The owners have paid so much attention to detail, from the well stocked kitchen, lovely comfortable beds, first class heating and showers and the great outside space. The accommodation is near so many attractions but you could easily spend the day relaxing at home. We will definitely be back.
trixiefoofoo
September 2015
What an absolutely stunning cottage - I would happily have this as my home and not change a thing! We visited The Old Grainstore primarily for a wedding in the area, staying as 4 adults and 1 child and could not have been happier. The owner (who was just lovely) contacted us prior to our visit and checked the age/gender of our child and made sure there were games / books / decor approraite and she felt well and truly special. She also checked to see if we had any specific requirements. On arrival we had a basket of warm, freshly cooked scones waiting, along with local jam and a pack of eggs - complete with the hens names. Everything you could want was provided (except a BBQ although I didnt ask if there was one) There were logs for the fire - which, despite the warm weather, we lit - as it would be wrong to visit the lakes and not have a log fire burning. There was a grassed area complete with picnic table, a football goal and swingball which was great and of course, the farm which we were free to roam. Beds were v comfortable, furniture lovely, bathrooms great. Decent location - a few local pubs that we tried and within 30 mins drive of many places to visit such as Bitts Park, Carlisle Castle, Ullswater Steamers, Hadrians Wall etc. Would point out that this is not somewhere to stay if you're not driving. I would not hesitate to stay here again. It really was lovely. Thank you
Mrs De Witt
August 2015
The Old Grainstore is very clean, well furnished and comfortable. The beds were wonderful and we slept like logs all through the stay. We liked the farm and the owners were very hospitable and kind, they made us feel very welcome. Would stay again and will recommend!
Stacey H
July 2015
Just got back from an absolutely fantastic week staying in the old grain store. The cottage was fantastic and finished to a very high/clean standard. We received a lovely warm welcome from Joanne when we arrived and the welcome really set the tone for the rest of the holiday. The cottage is ideally located just outside the Lake District National Park and with plenty of amenities in nearby Wigton. Our two year old loved being in the farm environment and we particularly enjoyed the tour of the farm and getting to see the two day old calves!! We look forward to returning in the future
Ms Sneddon, October 2015
July 2015
The Old Grainstore is very clean, well furnished and comfortable.. The beds were wonderful and we slept like logs all through the stay. We liked the farm and the owners were very hospitable and kind, they made us feel very welcome. Would stay again and will recommend!
MrMCInnes
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.
Sam O
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.
Miss Dube
February 2015
A great holiday cottage which was excellent value for money. Extremely friendly and helpful owner. Will definitely recommend.
Colin5336
January 2015
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!
Mrs De Witt, July 2015
January 2015
A great holiday cottage which was excellent value for money.. Extremely friendly and helpful owner. Will definitely recommend.
Mr Innes
December 2014
We had a very warm welcome from the owners, and had a very nice welcome pack. They where very helpful in giving us information of the area and things to do, also there was plenty of information leaflets in the cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Grainstore and would certainly love to come back next year - the cottage was excellent and very comfortable, could not fault anything. We had a great holiday.
Mrs Sheriden
November 2014
Superb property, spotless. Set on a farm and was very relaxing.
Carl A
November 2014
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.
Miss Dube, January 2015
November 2014
We had a very warm welcome from the owners, and had a very nice welcome pack.. They where very helpful in giving us information of the area and things to do, also there was plenty of information leaflets in the cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Grainstore and would certainly love to come back next year - the cottage was excellent and very comfortable, could not fault anything. We had a great holiday.
Sueholidayexpert
October 2014
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.
Mr Innes, November 2014
October 2014
Superb property, spotless.. Set on a farm and was very relaxing.
Mr Welsh
September 2014
The total relaxation, provided by both the property and the family that run the cottages on their farm. Nothing is to much trouble, and their hospitality would put many 5 star establishments to shame. The whole family enjoyed the experience, from our 2 year old grandson to his '80 something' Great Grandmother.
Jacky R
September 2014
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 .
ebvw
September 2014
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.
Mrs Sheridan, October 2014
September 2014
The total relaxation, provided by both the property and the family that run the cottages on their farm.. Nothing is to much trouble, and their hospitality would put many 5 star establishments to shame. The whole family enjoyed the experience, from our 2 year old grandson to his '80 something' Great Grandmother.
Mrs Keene
August 2014
We were very impressed with the standard of the property and the friendliness of the owners. We are very happy to recommend to other people.
Mrs Bower
August 2014
A really lovely property, plenty of space, very clean and well presented. Loved reading the history and how the building came to be. Very pleasant owner with some well behaved friendly dogs. One of the best properties I have stayed in over the last few years. A good working farm experience. A big thank you to the owner.
Mr Welsh, September 2014
August 2014
A really lovely property, plenty of space, very clean and well presented.. Loved reading the history and how the building came to be. Very pleasant owner with some well behaved friendly dogs. One of the best properties I have stayed in over the last few years. A good working farm experience. A big thank you to the owner.
Mrs Bower, August 2014
August 2014
We were very impressed with the standard of the property and the friendliness of the owners.. We are very happy to recommend to other people.
Mr Brown
July 2014
Very clean, newly renovated accommodation. Welcome basket with freshly baked bread, banana bread loaf, eggs and jam. A very friendly and helpful service from the owners.
Mrs Keene, August 2014
July 2014
Very clean, newly renovated accommodation.. Welcome basket with freshly baked bread, banana bread loaf, eggs and jam. A very friendly and helpful service from the owners.
Mrs Whipps
May 2014
Owners of the property were very friendly, the location was perfect and would definitely return.
Guest
April 2014
We have stayed in the cottage next door previously but the old Grainstore gave us much more space. It had all the facilities you could wish for and the whole family are extremely welcoming. Farmer Martin has a superb way with the children & they loved helping him. We will be going back again soon
CR3142
April 2014
We had a wonderful week in extremely comfortable and quality accommodation. We were greeted with homemade bread and scones, jam and freshly laid eggs. The owners Joanne and her husband were very friendly and helpful. The children loved the farm atmosphere and especially enjoyed feeding the calves. The cottage is well located to visit Carlisle, the Lake District and the Cumbrian coast. We had a very varied and interesting time and felt that there is so much to do that another visit is needed. We would certainly return to this area and highly recommend this accommodation. Everyone left feeling sad that the week had passed so quickly but the children were very happy with the gift of Easter eggs provided by Joanne,
Mr Brown, July 2014
April 2014
Owners of the property were very friendly, the location was perfect and would definitely return..
Mrs Whipps, April 2014
April 2014
The Old Grainstore is a magnificent place to stay.. Our hosts were friendly, helpful and thoughtful to our every need. The barn is very tastefully furnished and equipped. It will be a holiday our Granddaughter’s will never forget, they loved feeding the calf’s each evening. Thank you all for a great stay.
Louloulon
March 2014
We had a wonderful week at The Old Grainstore. We've stayed in many holiday cottages in the past and are very fussy. We are in our early. 30's and look for modern, clean places to stay that still have charm and character. This place fits the bill. Our expectations were not only met but exceeded. The family are very welcoming and friendly. The cottage itself is finished to a high standard and the cleanliness is second to none. Lovely surroundings too. What more could we ask for? We would not hesitate to return or recommend. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.
RuthAbbott
March 2014
We travelled from Cyprus to the UK for Christmas: 2 adults and 2 children aged 6 and 11, and then picked Granny up on our way! So with a group ranging from 6 to 72 years a lot of boxes needed to be ticked. The property is perfectly suited to explore the Lake District and the Scottish Borders. From shopping, to castles, to museums to wildlife parks, we ran out of time in our two weeks to do everything we wanted to. Particularly in the cold, winter months - and the weather was particularly wild, we were looking for a cozy home-from-home experience. The attention to detail and comfort that Joanne and Martin have paid is second to none, creating nothing short of a small, boutique hotel experience. You feel with them, that providing a special experience goes beyond the contract detail. The working farm provides a really 'real' experience of life on a farm and how it goes on no matter what the weather or season. Again, provision of wellies for our 'Mediterranean Living' children was a touch beyond what we expected but so gratefully received and appreciated. Martin and Joanne have created something very special that I heartily recommend to everyone and anyone.
RuthAbbott
March 2014
We travelled from Cyprus to the UK for Christmas: 2 adults and 2 children aged 6 and 11, and then picked Granny up on our way! So with a group ranging from 6 to 72 years a lot of boxes needed to be ticked. The property is perfectly suited to explore the Lake District and the Scottish Borders. From shopping, to castles, to museums to wildlife parks, we ran out of time in our two weeks to do everything we wanted to. Particularly in the cold, winter months - and the weather was particularly wild, we were looking for a cozy home-from-home experience. The attention to detail and comfort that Joanne and Martin have paid is second to none, creating nothing short of a small, boutique hotel experience. You feel with them, that providing a special experience goes beyond the contract detail. The working farm provides a really 'real' experience of life on a farm and how it goes on no matter what the weather or season. Again, provision of wellies for our 'Mediterranean Living' children was a touch beyond what we expected but so gratefully received and appreciated. Martin and Joanne have created something very special that I heartily recommend to everyone and anyone.
Mrs Jones
February 2014
We loved everything about our stay in The Old Grainstore. The owner was so friendly and welcoming and the quality and tastefulness of the furnishings was outstanding. There was a good choice of walks, wonderful weekend break. Thank you, we hope to return.
Mrs Winstanley
February 2014
Lovely friendly family who own this cottage. Nothing was too much trouble
441Dorothy58
February 2014
The Old Grainstore is a lovely place to stay. it is furnished to a very high standard and presents those who are lucky to stay there with a welcoming comfort at the end of a long walk! Nothing is too much trouble for the owners who are there to offer help if needed. Joanne's homemade scones were especially scrummy! Families with young children will enjoy the experience of living on a working farm. The Old Grainstore would be the perfect choice for a perfect stay in Cumbria.
Mrs Doyle, April 2014
February 2014
We loved everything about our stay in The Old Grainstore.. The owner was so friendly and welcoming and the quality and tastefulness of the furnishings was outstanding. There was a good choice of walks, wonderful weekend break. Thank you, we hope to return.
Mrs Jones, February 2014
February 2014
Lovely friendly family who own this cottage.. Nothing was too much trouble
Mamaof2littleboys
December 2013
A lovely place, beautifully decorated. We went with a 3 month old and 2 year old and Joanne had put everything in we needed. Great space for then to play indoors and outdoors and very comfortable. Would really recommend.
Mrs Shanks
October 2013
The accommodation was top class and we would like to return again in the future.
Mrs Winstanley, February 2014
October 2013
A beautifully converted barn, great décor.. Very comfortable, great large living space and very relaxing.
Dr Hannah, October 2013
September 2013
The accommodation was top class and we would like to return again in the future..
Mr Hughes
August 2013
This was a fantastic property, we all enjoyed ourselves very much. The owners were very welcoming and made our stay as good as it possibly could be. Very highly recommended.
gary h
August 2013
Joanne and Martin have thought of everything you will need for a lovely stay. They were very welcoming and all the facilities you require are in the cottage. The cottage itself is finished to a very high standard - very much a home from home. Martin was willing to share his farm with our children (which they loved) and the environment was very relaxing. Highly recommended.
Mrs Shanks, September 2013
July 2013
This was a fantastic property, we all enjoyed ourselves very much.. The owners were very welcoming and made our stay as good as it possibly could be. Very highly recommended.
Mr Woodhill
June 2013
Everything about this holiday was just perfect; the cottage was beautiful and being on a working farm made for a very special holiday.A very good conversion of the old farm building. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a relaxing holiday in probably England's most beautiful region
Andyw5091A
June 2013
The Old Grainstore is a beautifully converted farm building on a working dairy farm and is the perfect place for a relaxing family break close to the lakes. The owners Joanne and Martin and their family are really friendly and welcoming and went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay; fresh scones, eggs, bread and cake were very welcome. It's so nice that we will be planning a return visit.
Mr Hughes, July 2013
May 2013
Everything about this holiday was just perfect; the cottage was beautiful and being on a working farm made for a very special holiday.. A very good conversion of the old farm building. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a relaxing holiday in probably England's most beautiful region
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