We have just spent a week over New Year at The Old Bothy and have already booked to come back again this year. My husband and I have been staying in cottages for the last 18 years and this is one of the best we have stayed in.
The cottage is warm, cosy and spotless it has everything you can want or need and more. The log fire has been a real treat on cold winter evenings. It is a real home from home and it is so peaceful and quite. We have truly had a wonderful break and have slept so well and fully recharged our batteries. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and very much appreciated. The owner Joanne is a lovely lady and
is there to help with anything if required but she is in no way intrusive. Already looking forward to our next stay.
We stayed in the Old Bothy - a great cottage in a nice part of the country. Big nice rooms, safe outside play area for children and accessible from main roads. We had trips out to Buttermere, Derwent Water, Keswick, Carlisle - all nearby and easy to get to. Also had a look around some of the Solway coast towns and villages - I had never been here before and it was really good to explore the north Cumbria area for the first time - really pretty coastline and nice beaches. Definitely would recommend it.
We could not pick fault with The Old Bothy at all! The owners Joanne and Martin were meticulous in everything, especially their homemade scones and jam, which were a treat! We had our own play area for our son James where he could admire the young calfs. The Old Bothy itself if lovely and has been furnished tastefully providing everything you need for a short or long getaway. We are used to being located centrally in Keswick but this did not affect our holiday as the distance to nearby attractions is minimal. Our cotbed broke but Joanne was quick to replace it with a choice of three of hers :). We will definitely be returning at some point preferably when it's colder so we can light the log burner and enjoy the warmth!
We stayed in the Old Bothy for 2 nights with our 1 and almost 3 year olds. The hosts were so welcoming and made our lives so easy by thinking of everything including travel cot with sheets, high chair, toys for the kids and yummy homemade treats. They gave us ideas of things to do locally and left a huge range of leaflets and recommendations book for us to look through. The outdoor space is perfect for children and is so beautiful. There are plenty of local pubs and places to eat a short drive away and Keswick is nice and close. It was a lovely relaxing weekend break and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Thank you.
Great hospitality. Hosts could not do enough to make your stay most welcoming. Excellent facilities and close to scenic spots
We have just spend the most wonderful week in this lovely cottage. Family orientated, secure, charming, welcoming, cosy...it's a delight! It met all our needs and more. The hosts were wonderful and had thought of everything.
A basket of homemade goodies welcomed us, along with the opportunity to purchase more throughout the week. The novelty of ordering the local ice cream man delighted our wee ones. They had the firsthand opportunity to experience farm life by helping feed the calves at night, which they loved. A secure garden with toys allowed us to enjoy a warm, quiet coffee!
The house itself was immaculate and kitted out to the highest of standards. Perfect for relaxing at night, cosied by the log burning stove.
We filled our week with local activities and some further down into the lakes...there is still so much to do! We'll be staying here when we return
Just returned from a 10 night stay at the Old Bothy and had a fantastic holiday. The accommodation was superb, clean and modern but retaining original features such as exposed stone work and beams which was great. Joanne and Martin were welcoming hoasts providing everything needed for a family stay - Joanne even left out games and books suitable for my children. The kids loved being on the farm with all the animals - petting the farm dogs, feeding the calves and even getting to see a calf being born. There is plenty to do in the area as only 20 minutes from Keswick and the beautiful Lake District scenery, even the weather was good! I would definitely recommend The Old Bothy and hope to visit again.