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Combe Cottage

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Silecroft, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice house (not cottage,) needs updating or good clean spiders in every corner,having a shower there was no bath mat so i slipped and banged my knee,still painful,so i had to put towel down in bath,the back yard (not garden) needs getting rid of the trailing weeds needs good clean with pot plants and abit of privacy, the tv we couldnt watch normal tv programs we started watching a good film on netflix but disappeared next day,there was no welcome pack we didnt know what to do with the rubbish or when it was collected."

    .Silecroft village is quiet good walk down to beach the pub millers arms has got for sale sign up if that closes theyll be nothing to do

    Reviewed by Janice3.4Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay, cottage had everything we needed and great location, off the beaten track, plenty to occupy grandchildren locally on the beach at Silecroft and at nearby Haverigg."

    Thank you so much, we are glad you had good stay, and appreciate your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed staying at Combe Cottage."

    It was very clean and well furnished. The lounge is very comfortable and the big dining table was great for family board games in the evenings. It's in a very handy location and is only a short drive to many different places including the beautiful nearby beaches. I would definitely recommend it and hopefully we will be back very soon.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much, and look forward to welcoming you back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our week's stay at Combe cottage."

    The house is very well equipped, clean and nicely decorated and has plenty of space to spread out (apart from the kitchen which is rather on the small side. But it was adequate for 2 people and we ate out quite a lot anyway.) There is an unlimited supply of hot water and a good sized bathroom. Silecroft itself, is a lovely little village, if lacking in basic amenities such as a general shop. But again, that was not really a problem, having taken the most essential groceries with us. The local pub, the Miner's Arms, is a great place for a couple of drinks at the end of the day. Sadly they no longer do food. We loved the fact that we could walk to the train station in a minute and catch a train to one of the many stops further up the coast, such as Ravenglass and St Bees (or down to Millom etc). The Silecroft beach is just a few minutes drive away. Our dog loved it! As did we! Three miles of unspoilt, beautiful sand (when the tide goes out). We would definitely go again!

    Thank you so much for your positive and informative feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed it so much and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Jul 2023

  • "This is a charming cottage, we were very pleased with it."

    Everything you need is at the cottage, well thought out. Lovely quite place. The only 2 problems was the heating was not on when we arrived, we didn't realise until the next morning as we came late due to traffic. No hot water in the morning. My husband got it on. The system is old, and could in the future do with updating, which I'm sure the owners are aware of. The only other problem was no bath mat when taking a shower. This is only because I had a bad accident in a hotel, and its a particular fear of mine. Regarding the parking, we got parked outside the door mostly, otherwise just down the street, it wasn't a hassle, don't understand what the fuss is about.

    Thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated. The heating has been replaced, you were the last clients before a new boiler and all that goes with it. I am sorry it had conked, it had a steady loss of pressure with no reason, and as your husband found out if you repressurised by opening up the filler coil it would be fine, but its not something we recommend fiddling with, I had left it on the night before for you on a timed low setting, and also left my personal number for any queries as my local plumber was on standby in case it did this before he could fit the new one, which he now has, but you didn't call. I hope this will not be an issue again with the brand new boiler and apologise for the inconvenience. Regarding the bath mat, there was one, a heavy towelling one, on the bathroom handrail, but it may have looked like another towel. I'm grateful for your comment and will put in rubber backed ones that are clearly bath mats, and ask the cleaning team to put them over the bath rather than the towel rail. The parking fuss was the last neighbour, a great family but with two huge cars, they have moved out and the cottage next door is now being bid for as holiday cottage, so it should have one car there from now on. I'm very happy you found the cottage charming and were pleased with it, and your feedback will help make it a better let for future guests, thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by W4.7Apr 2023

  • "Combe Cottage was a great place for what we paid."

    I was central for lots of places such as the Lakes, the beaches and the Miner's Arms was two doors away. It was really clean and decorated well. The beds were comfortable apart from the second bedroom which was only really suitable for children as the beds were quite small. The kitchen is tiny and has no worktop space, even to wash up and drain. In fairness though there is a dishwasher. The parking could be an issue in busy times as the neighbours tend to hog the space. You either have to park down the road outside someone else's house or, if you are friendly, ask the pub if you can park on their car park. The neighbours do not appear to want to converse. The highlight for us was the lovely people around here. Silecroft is a small hamlet and most people are really friendly. The Miner's Arms is a lovely place to make friends and Ryan and his Dad were very welcoming. It's a shame that the place is up for sale. My husband loved it there as they have lovely ale and he could watch football. The beach is just down the road. It is lovely and quiet and has a free car park, lovely ice cream and you can sit there on the benches and while away the hours. The lakes are nearby and are amazing. The coast is lovely and this lovely little house is a bargain! Stairs are steep but they make that clear in the description. Outdoor space at the back has no privacy and is limited. I would not trust my dog to not jump over the wall. All in all we had fab weather and a good experience, but this was mainly due to lovely people and lovely country side.

    Thank you for your feedback. Yes, the Miners Arms is a wonderful pub, with its food, award winning real ale, lovely beer garden, we are also sad it is for sale. You can park for some time in the lane between the house and shed, or outside the house when the neighbours have not parked there, it is a pity they have two vehicles and tend to leave one there, however they do keep an eye on the place and would be willing to help in any emergency. It is a little cottage with a little yard, though plenty of room for 4 to sit and eat outside, and the photos and price reflects that, the yard wall is about average waist height, we will be adding trellis to it next year to keep any determined dogs in. We are glad you thought our cottage lovely, and enjoyed your stay, we have decorated and furnished it with love. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn3.8Aug 2022

  • "Great cottage well described in the listing."

    The cottage had everything needed for a great stay even a bed for the dog! The owners had thought of everything, the property was extremely clean and well presented.

    Thank you so much, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and for this lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, luckily for us the weather was lovely and the patio garden is a little suntrap."

    The beach was a ten minute walk down the road and dog friendly. The cottage had everything you could need for your stay. Would definitely recommend for a nice chilled weekend away.

    Thank you for your feedback, it is very much appreciated. We are delighted you had such a good stay at Combe Cottage. It is full of very happy family memories for us, and we are delighted it is now somewhere others can make them too. The cottage is new to Sykes as are we and we are just getting used to the system, so I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the feedback before yours that I cannot access here, we were able to tighten the pans, fix the boiler door and leave a note to load and un load in the lane by the house if the neighbours parks outside, which meant we had it all ready for you, and are absolutely chuffed both parties enjoyed it so much. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Good points Combe cottage is in a quiet location with just a short drive to the beach, the property was spacious and well equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay, it was perfect for myself, partner and my two teenage sons who loved the variety of games, who doesn’t love 3 hours of monopoly?"

    We all enjoyed our stay and have made some amazing memories I would 100% stay again. Just a nice to know, but not an issue: We couldn’t park outside the property the whole trip, a large red jeep was parked directly outside the house and all other spaces were taken, I parked just past the pub on a bit of land and carried our bags down to the house. Had to prop the maiden against the boiler as the cover was open and on the floor when we arrived, the duct tape Kept coming loose causing a loud bang as it hit the floor. Pan handles need tightening, they were loose

    Reviewed by Emma4.7May 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with two electric fires
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • On-street parking
  • Enclosed back patio with furniture
  • Secure storage with 2 adult bicycles and 2 scooters, to be used at own risk; please bring own helmets and other equipment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are steep stairs in the property that may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

The property

Combe Cottage is a delightful, end-terrace cottage resting in the quiet quaint village of Silecroft, Cumbria.

Enjoying views of the towering mountain of Black Combe and easy access to a range of the Lake District National Park's sights, and the coast; Combe Cottage is an idyllic setting for a couple or a family of four, including of course the family pet.

When arriving at the property, you will be pleased to find on-street parking, and ample outside secure storage, before making your way to the lovely cottage.

Head inside to be welcomed by the pleasant sitting room, where many evenings can be enjoyed with the family around the electric fire, whether that be curled up with one of many books, playing a variety of games, or enjoying a show on the Smart TV.

When you're feeling peckish, make your way through the original slate floored dining room, to the kitchen, where you can rustle up home cooked meals with the handy appliances available, and having eaten it off the Cornishware by the dining room dresser and fireplace, pop any dishes in the dishwasher.

As the day winds to a close, go upstairs to find two lovely bedrooms with new mattresses this season; one of which is a double with views of the mountain and the other being a twin, both with access to the modernised bathroom, where soothing soaks can be had amongst the bubbles.

On sunny days, catch the rays in the back patio whilst your furry friend stretches their legs.

You can easily travel to many good pubs, including the pretty village of Broughton in Furness that has many excellent eateries, or Brockwood Hall where you can eat and drink.

A highly praised chef at The Punch Bowl at the Green known for his barbecues and steaks.

Takeaway food and grocery delivery services, enjoy a walk down the beach for fish and chips at Haverigg.

Combe Cottage is within easy reach of the hiking trail up Black Combe, Silecroft Golf Club and Silecroft Beach; meaning you won't need to travel far to keep yourselves entertained!

Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre, a fantastic riding centre, can be found around the corner from the cottage and offers an array of horseback opportunities, including rides along Silecroft Beach; the centre additionally offers a place for horses to stay, if you'd like to bring your own!

There are also takeaway food and grocery delivery services, enjoy a walk down the beach for fish and chips at Haverigg.

Silecroft is an unspoilt west Cumbrian village that allows access to the whole west coast of Cumbria, including popular family friendly tourist sites such as haunted Muncaster Castle, famous for its half term activities, especially Halloween, the largest concentration of spectacular mountain passes leading all over the lake district, The "Lil Ratty" miniature railway, the Roman fort at Hardnott and the beautiful Duddon Valley, beloved of William Wordsworth with its many swim spots and picture perfect picnic sites, and of course England's deepest lake, smallest church and highest mountain all easily reached for unforgettable holiday moments.

With two local hacking centres that ride along the beach, and the tiny railway station on your doorstep you can leave the car behind and make special memories in these wild open spaces. Venture a short way to Millom, a coastal town hosting a range of amenities in one setting and scenic walks along the estuary.

With so many sights to see and places to go up the Lake District coast, or over the mountain passes, or to the honey pots, including the heights of Scafell Pike and Helvellyn, the enchanting, wooded area of Grizedale, the waters of Coniston and Windermere, as well as the towns of Ulverston and Coniston, There are many picturesque trails in the Millom area.

Discover easy walking trails for beginners and some harder routes for those more experienced, we even have child-friendly routes for your next family outing aswell.

The Outer Barrier of the Hodbarrow Lagoon and Steel Green route takes you from the town of Haverigg and along the breakwater past the new Hodbarrow lighthouse to the RSPB nature reserve.

From here, the walk takes you along the shores of Hodbarrow Lagoon and back to town via Steel Green. RSPB Hodbarrow Nature Reserve is a full day of exploration in itself, here you'll hopefully catch a sighting of some Canada Geese, oystercatchers, cormorants, shelduck, redshanks, lapwings, tufted duck and so much more. throughout the journey you will see an abundance of wildflowers, with views of the lake and out to the Irish Sea, a fantastic day out for anyone who loves nature. Millom park is also a wonderful place for walkers to explore.

This trail is great for hiking, running, and walking but overall it has beautiful scenery that make the journey all more enjoyable. Haverigg Beach is located only 5 minutes from the centre of Millom, a Large collection of sand and dunes, a great place to go to for dog walking, there's even a play park for the little ones.

We're not short on history here in Millom, We have numerous churches and historic sites to visit, also Millom Heritage & Arts Centre is worth a visit where you can explore social history all relating to Millom and nearby surrounding areas. There is truly so much fun to be had here!

Whisk your loved ones away for a stay to remember, choose Combe Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas