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Cottage in the Hill

Silecroft, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1009251)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “We had a great stay at The cottage in the Hill, everything about it was excellent, the property is well presented, clean and comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing stay.”

    - David, November 2021

The property

Millom 4.2 miles.

Nestled away down a private driveway and surrounded by both countryside and fresh sea air lies Cottage in the Hill, in the charming village of Silecroft, Cumbria.

This romantic retreat is the ideal property for relaxing break in one of the country's most picturesque areas; boasting a lovely hot tub, encompassed by a quintessentially Cumbrian drystone wall, and magnificent views across the open fields and over the Irish Sea, this pretty property is wonderful base for exploring the Lake District or staying in and cosying up.

Arriving at the property, take the steps down through the garden and into the kitchen, here you will find an electric oven and hob to rustle up delicious meals throughout your stay, as well as a handy washing machine to refresh your clothes.

From here, the stylish living/dining room welcomes you to kick off your shoes and snuggle up in front of the woodburning stove to watch a film on the TV.

As the evening grows darker, head upstairs to the bedroom, complete with a plush super-king size bed, which can also become two full-size singles, perfect for two friends sharing.

Completing the interior of this dwelling is a fabulous bathroom, hosting a gorgeous roll-top bath, along with a walk-in shower, a WC and a truly unique basin adding to the character of the property.

Enjoy your meals al fresco in the garden while taking in the fantastic scenery with a glass of wine.

The hot tub is the cherry on top this luxurious abode; where you can spend your evenings gazing up at the stars as you relax and unwind in the bubbles.

If you don't fancy cooking one evening, head out to one of the local pubs for some pub grub, such as the Miners Arms, where delicious Homecooked Food and Award-winning Local Ales are always on the menu.

Enjoy a short walk to Silecroft beach, which is overlooked by the 600-meter-high Black Combe of which it is said that on a clear day you can see Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man from the top.

If you’re not a hill walker you can enjoy the expanse of the flat sands or the coastal path of which you can walk along the cliff tops taking in the breath-taking scenery of the Sea and the hills.

Silecroft boasts some amazing sunsets, so on a clear night it makes a beautiful sight whilst taking an evening stroll.

Soak up some culture by visiting the La'l Ratty from Ravenglass- one of the lakes smallest steam trains where you can enjoys wonderful views of the valley.

Take a stroll around the gardens of Muncaster Castle; the grand hall and gardens welcome visitors year round to enjoy the bountiful greenery before stopping for a spot of lunch in the café.

While you are in the area, take advantage of the wonderful Lake District National Park, where you can walk, cycle, kayak and simply take in the glorious land.

Bring your loved one to Cottage in the Hill for a splendid holiday in Cumbria.


  • One super-king size bedroom (zip/link can be made into singles on request)
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking nearby
  • Patio, hot tub and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.3 miles, pub 1 mile

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Millom 4 miles; Broughton-in-Furness 8 miles; Coniston 17 miles.

The small hamlet of Silecroft is situated on Cumbria’s west coast, within the Lake District National Park, less than five miles from the town of Millom and within driving distance of Broughton-in-Furness. The hamlet offers an excellent pub serving food and a riding stable, plus it’s set on the West Coast branch line, which travels up the Cumbrian coast to as far as Carlisle. Just a short walk away is a sand and shingle beach, plus Black Combe Hill is close by, where from the top wonderful views can be seen, and a links golf course is also within easy reach. Millom is close by and offers a number of shops and pubs, as well as a museum, which showcases the town’s history. Broughton-in-Furness, dating back to the 11th century has much to offer the visitor with a cobbled square, shops and pubs, and it’s also a great starting base from where walks and climbing can be enjoyed with opportunities to explore the Duddon Valley and other Lake District fells. Further afield, right into the heart of the Lake District National Park is the beautiful Coniston Water, and Windermere, Ambleside, as well as many other interesting places are just waiting to be discovered.

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Please Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond for £200

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