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The Chapel

(Ref. 1140632)

Whicham near Silecroft, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved it, out of the way from the madding crowds."

    Only thing I would suggest, and this is not a criticism, replace the dishwasher with a washing machine. The cottage is only for 2 people so a dishwasher isn't practical as with being in the lakes walking, you need to wash your clothes. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Feb 2024

  • "Me and partner went on our anniversary to stay in this lovely chapel for the week."

    Turned out we stay mored then expected and probably picked the most unique time to experience it. It was without a jewel in the lakes. We experienced it in all seasons in a matter of a week. Autumn's trees, orange and green mountains. Nice and lovely walks around to experience. Then suddenly it snowed as if we were in the alps. We got trapped in but what a place it was to be stuck in. The hostess Louise, is a lovely and joyful women. She made sure we were fed and that we were okay during the event. I would highly recommend staying at this place. Free eggs in the morning were fantastic and seeing her farm family with all having unique characters about them. Please experience it for yourself it is something to not miss out on. Thank you always Louise, you made this place have a special place in our hearts.

    James thanks so much for your comments here and in the visitor book and your lovey gifts, so kind and generous! Since we started in 2011 with The Chapel we have luckily never been snowed in but you were such great sports making the most of the fire and snowy walks until the drive defrosted even offering to help with the animals and digging the snow! We have lovely guests and love running the business but people like you make it all worthwhile when weather etc makes things a bit harder- you were total stars we really hope to see you again. Thanks SO much again for being such brilliant guests and lovely people! Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2023

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  • One king-size bedroom with Smart TV and woodburning stove
  • Ground-floor bathroom with free-standing bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Underfloor heating to ground-floor, with electric central heating to first-floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Four well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.4 miles, pub 2.7 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: the property dates back to the 1700s, it has been converted and modernised but is rustic in style and character
  • Note: The garden may not be fully dog-proof depending on size/abilities of dog
  • Note: Please keep pets off the furniture
  • Note: The property is located on a former farm with horses, hens and ducks on site

The property

Silecroft 2 miles.

The Chapel is a converted, old stone chapel once owned by John Myers, the cousin of William Wordsworth, who owned the farm on which the property is sited in the 1700s.

Set in five acres of woodland, with gardens enjoying magnificent views over the Whicham Valley, Black Combe Fell, and continuing towards the Coniston Fells.

The property is within a group of stone buildings set on an old farm with the farmhouse and two other small holiday cottages nearby.

Parking for the property is directly outside the gate of the garden in the yard of the farm.

To take advantage of the views, the Chapel has been configured with the living/sleeping area upstairs.

The whole first-floor is an open-plan living, along with a bedroom featuring a king-size bed containing many original features, oak beams, stone walls, and chapel-style windows.

It's a fantastic space with wooden flooring, a welcoming, warming log burner, and comfortable sofas.

It is a great room to rewind and relax in at any time of the day.

The chapel has been designed and equipped in an authentic and rustic style preserving original features and using local materials.

It is ideal for activity and pet-friendly holidays in the less well-known coastal area of the Lake District away from the typical tourist trail, you can really get away from the crowds and enjoy the peaceful, natural surroundings.

Downstairs, there is the fully-equipped kitchen/diner with underfloor heating, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and a microwave.

The large bathroom also with underfloor heating is located downstairs just off the kitchen, itself decorated using local slate and featuring exposed beams and a walk-in shower and freestanding bath, a tranquil spot to relax at the end of the day’s exploring and activities.

There is an enclosed, mature garden to the front, side, and rear of the cottage with a seating area overlooking the surrounding countryside.

Activities in the area you can enjoy include horse riding at the Cumbrian Heavy Horses or Murthwaite Green Pony Trekking Centre, golfing at the Silecroft Golf Club, or a spot of fishing at the Barrow Angling Association.

The Cumbrian Coastal Way is nearby (and can be accessed via a footpath from the farm to Kirksanton), The dog-friendly beach at Silecroft is great for off-lead dog walks with a large car park and beach café planned for 2024.

The quiet and less well-known Wainwright walk of Black Combe Fell, with its views over the Irish Sea and the Isle of Man is across the valley and can be started on foot from the property or via the car park at Whicham Church just a mile away.

The southern and western Lake District including Coniston, Eskdale and Wastwater are all just a brief drive away, as are the noteworthy landmarks and attractions of Muncaster Castle & Gardens, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway, the Yew Tree Farm in Coniston, the Roman Fort in Ambleside, the Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, and the Sizergh Castle & Gardens.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1140633 & 1140634, together sleeping up to 8 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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