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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Wigton, Cumbria, England

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elliottra...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“The perfect holiday cottage”
Reviewed 1 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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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.

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Liked best: Cozy, comfy and peaceful
Liked least: Nothing - it was perfect
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Lorna M
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“First class accommodation”
Reviewed 10 October 2015 for a stay in 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.

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Liked best: I loved seeing cows outside my window every morning.
Liked least: The farm track into the property from the main road was rather rough in places.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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trixiefoo...
Manchester
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An absolutely stunning cottage and an overall lovely holiday”
Reviewed 3 September 2015 for a stay in August 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

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Liked best: Beautiful cottage
Liked least: The spiders
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Stacey H
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Really excellent cottage”
Reviewed 4 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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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

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MrMCInnes
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“A home from home”
Reviewed 19 May 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.

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Liked best: We felt safe and secure
Liked least: Going home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sam O
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable, welcoming and in an ideal location”
Reviewed 29 April 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.

Travelling group: Other
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Colin5336
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
1 review
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“Cumbrian Hospitality at its best”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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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!

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Liked best: The warm homely feel. A True Farmhouse with great owners
Liked least: Nothing It was perfect.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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