Wildlife / Conservation

As well as being home to the Farm's dairy cows, the farmland is also an important habitat for wildlife, providing natural refuges for birds, small mammals as well as insects and reptiles.

These habitats are managed in a sensitive way by the landowner farmer, Martin Baird. The conservation policy within Red Hall Farm is one of protection and valuable ecosystems and enhancement of areas to encourage a good abundance and diversity of wildlife. This all runs along- side an intensive dairy unit.
The area is carefully managed to be as natural as possible, leaving areas of farmland `wild` to become a refuge for existing wildlife. New habitats have been created -  the creation of  three ponds has meant that the reed beds along the edge provide cover for fish, small birds and other aquatic life.

New woodland areas have been planted which have attracted roe deer, as well as providing a home to bird species .Hedges and suitable trees and shrubs have been planted to provide suitable cover for birds, which has resulted in the recording of 86 bird species, including the grey partridge, tree sparrow, yellow hammer, linnet and many more.

Five acres of farmland are planted with seed rich species to attract flocks of finches and tree sparrows that congregate throughout the hard Winter months.

Log piles and dead wood are left to provide food and habitat for beetles, woodlice and other mini beasts. Bird boxes and bat boxes have been installed to provide additional homes for some of our more scarce creatures.

Red Hall Farm is committed to environmental land management through DEFRA`s Countryside Stewardship Scheme (since 1997) and Higher Level Scheme (since 2011). The woodland management policy encourages dead wood to accumulate, and not to be removed. Trees that are old are left to rot away.
Hedgerows are sympathetically managed, which means that they are left to grow and thicken out to provide excellent nesting cover during  Spring and Summer.

Contact and Enquiries

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Red Hall Farm Cottages
Wigton
Cumbria
CA7 8NX

t: 016973 42249
m: 07906 852224

stay@redhallcottages.co.uk

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Recent Customer Reviews

"Our best child friencly holiday ever! So much attention to detail and amazing environmental awareness. We loved every minute of our holiday and will be back!" - Malenks, Monica & Leonie, Leeds - The Old Grainstore, August 2017

"AMAZING holiday cottage. Everything you need and wonderfully presented. Thankyou!" - Gareth, Ceri, Alice & Esther, Bradford - The Old Grainstore, August 2017

"This is our 3rd stay, it's like a 2nd home for us. Exceptional, spotless and homely. The welcome we receive is 2nd to none!" - Gayle, Derek, Peter, Evelyn & Olivia, Scotland - The Old Grainstore, August 2017

"Another wonderful stay, thank you so very much! Keep doing what you do, it's perfect! The cottage is amazing as always. Everything we needed, clean and comfortable. We are all sad to leave" - Linda, Roger, Christina, Ashton & Phoenix, Herts - The Old Grainstore, July 2017

"Perfect stay - the cottage could not have been bettter for us. Great hosts, warm welcome - we can't wait to come back! Thanks so much 10/10" - Cavanagh family, Glasgow, The Old Bothy, July 2017

"Our first return visit. A perfect place for a fabulous holiday. Thank you, we will be back again!" - Piper family, Edinburgh - The Old Bothy, July 2017

"A fantastic holiday with our 1 and 3 year olds. Couldn't have asked for better". Team Pochram, Sheffield, The Old Bothy, July 2017

"Beautiful cottage, lovely hosts and fantastic location. We will return soon." - Noms family, Whitby, The Old Bothy, June 2017

"Fantastic cottage - good beds, good kitchen and equipment. Friendly and helpful hosts. Thank you very much". - Jenny, Abe, Coby & Jan, The Netherlands, The Old Grainstore, July 2017

"This was a lovely stay, very relaxing and peaceful. The cottages is just beautiful, thank you". - Clare, David, Isla, North Shields - The Old Bothy, June 2017

"Fantastic stay. The cottage has everything you need, couldn't ask for more - the hosts have thought of everything. The outdoor space is a real plus. Photos on website do not do it justice. Thank you so much". The Laidlaws, Manchester, The Old Grainstore, June 2017 

 

 

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Beautiful location, very central (we visited Penrith, Carlisle, Gretna Green and Keswick).
The property has been converted to a high standard and beds were comfortable.
Lots of nice touches such as jam, eggs and cake upon arrival and Joanne even put the log burner on for us before we arrived so that the cottage was warmed up for us.
There is a lot of information from tourist areas locally, which is extremely helpful if you are not familiar with the area.
Lovely relaxing break, hope to visit again soon.