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Hickory Cottage

Silecroft, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 962708)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely time staying here, the cottage was perfect and was stocked with everything we could need."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2022

  • "We stayed here for 4nights and it was absolutely brilliant."

    Hot tub and yard are private and a perfect little sun trap. The cottage was homely and had everything we needed. Only 15mins walk to Silecroft beach, with beautiful views of BlackCombe mountain. The south lakes zoo and wastwater lake are only half an hour drive away and provided us with fantastic days out. Helen was the best host, greeting us on arrival and waving us off when we left. Approachable and easy to contact if we had any issues. We would and will definitely be back.

    It was lovely to meet you both and i am so glad you had a great time Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2022

  • "Amazing cute little cottage."

    We were looking last minute for our honeymoon. This was definitely what we needed. Helen was amazing, the facilities & all she provided & helped us with during our stay was exceptional. The hot tub was also amazing to be able to soak in & relax after a day out exploring. If you're looking for an amazing place to stay then I'd recommend staying here as its perfect for couples. Thank you so much Helen.

    Reviewed by Nicholas SelfMay 2022

  • "Helen the land lady was very welcoming and happy to recommend places to go."

    The cottage was small but lovely for 2 people. The hot tub was big and clean and well maintained throughout our stay. Nice private patio to relax on. The local pub was a 15 minute walk and just to note it no longer sells food. Also really good was the train station just down from the pub we went 2 stops to Ravensglass and had a lovely day out. This is a great cottage to just relax and we would definately go back.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Amazing, quaint cottage with everything you need for a relaxing stay including a hot tub."

    Close enough to visit the various lakes and waters around the area and the beaches that are a few minutes drive.

    Reviewed by JacquiMar 2022

  • "This was my first visit to Lake District and I cannot emphasis enough how hospitable Helen was during our stay."

    The cottage was extremely clean, cosy, well equipped and the best place to stay for a couple. Helen was extremely helpful, any queries we had she was responsive and happy to always help. Her service was very welcoming, and made me and my partner enjoy the Lakes even more because of how safe and at home we felt! I would highly recommend this cottage and have the most praise for the Landlord. I have traveled to many places, but Helen by far was the best host in all my experiences! I will definitely be returning and hope that anyone viewing this property will have no hesitation in doing so, it is the best of choices!

    It was lovely to host you both. Thank you for the lovely review and look forward to your return in the future x Property Owner

    Reviewed by AurangzebDec 2021

  • "Had a wonderful time at Hickory Cottage, very peaceful, the cottage is perfect and has everything you could possibly need."

    Hosts were lovely and very helpful.

    Reviewed by StephanieNov 2021

  • "A well equipped Cottage in an unspoilt part of the country."

    The Jacuzzi and surrounding patio tastefully done. A thoughtful touch were the dressing gowns and slippers to use in the above outdoor area. The view of Black Combe behind the property was magnificent.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2021

  • "Fabulous!"

    Reviewed by NatalieSep 2021

  • "We had a brilliant time and it was always nice to come back to hickory cottage ..."

    We had a brilliant time and it was always nice to come back to hickory cottage after a day out has you had peace relaxation and the hot tub

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2021

  • "A delightful cottage, we were looking for a base to explore the area and this was perfect."

    The owner has thought of everything!

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2021

  • "Had a fabulous relaxed break ,cottage superb, everything we needed and more ,Hostess very friendly and helpful,respected our privacy, would definitely be back again ."


    Reviewed by GailAug 2021

  • "The garden was lovely with a nice hot tub and barbecue available to enjoy."

    The cottage was ok but was probably expecting a bit better considering the price. The sofa was tiny and really wasn’t comfortable to even sit on let alone relax. The general cleanliness wasn’t particularly great as it was a bit smelly which felt as if previous cooking smells had got into the fabrics of the furniture and curtains. Flies was a bit of an issue as well inside the property as was the busy road the cottage sits on and was a regular wake up with traffic passing. Overall nice but, value for money, I would say not and lots could be improved.

    Reviewed by JasonAug 2021

  • "We had a great break in Hickory Cottage."

    Everything we needed was there and having the hot tub was the icing on the cake. Great location for a nice quiet, get away from it all holiday.

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2021

  • "Comfy bed, gas BBQ and hot tub."

    The lady Helen was very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by NatalieJun 2021

  • "Hickory Cottage was perfect for mine and the missus’ anniversary."

    We got the weather which stayed in the garden until late. The hot tub was a nice surprise and we got our fair use out of it. Bed very comfortable! Sky tv and WiFi available inside so could watch the England game! (Priorities) What’s more is the host Helen was very kind and welcoming and is there for anything you need help or guidance with. A nice walk through silecroft to the beach is a must. Millom not too far away which has many great pubs and restaurants. We will be definitely booking Hickory Cottage again.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage, including hot tub and bbq in private garden."

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage with private hot tub,ideal base to explore the Lake district,the beach is approx 1 mile away there us a village pub is 5 mins walk away,there is a frequent train service to Silecroft."

    The owners are fantastic,friendly and welcoming,Helen cannot do enough for you. All in all a very relaxing stay and it was a pleasure to stay there

    Reviewed by KayMay 2021

  • "A lovely cottage and the perfect base for exploring the Lake District."

    It was well thought out with exactly what we needed, very clean and comfortable and the attention to detail was evident. We would definitely recommend it and hope we are able to visit again.

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage that has all you need for a week away."

    Ideally situated to explore the western Lake District & the coast. Best of both worlds

    Reviewed by LoisAug 2020

  • "This was my first stay anywhere since lockdown restrictions eased."

    I was a bit nervous as taking my 4 year old granddaughter for a short break. The cottage was spotless it’s in a good spot for walking to local pub and about a mile to the beach which has a cafe and toilets open, we had a fab day at the beach. It has a train station for trips along the coast. Helen is a super host and was on hand for any queries. Helen knee I wanted to bake and brought us a basket full of baking utensils and even made us a cake - much to the delight of my granddaughter. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by BeverleyJul 2020

  • "No, not really."

    It's a perfect little cottage in a perfect place. Some problems with Wi-Fi but it didn't bother me.

    Reviewed by Edgar FrederickSep 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for my needs, extremely comfortable and well equipped."

    The host was most considerate and very pleasant to deal with.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Its a perfect place to stay for a couple to use as a base for walking and swimming in the area.Its small but well set up.Super clean and comfortable.Helen is lovely so helpful. We will be back.

    Reviewed by LynneAug 2019

  • "Very peaceful and relaxing, pub within walking distance serving excellent meals, and the bea"

    Reviewed by GeraldJul 2019

  • "We were met by the owner Helen she explained and showed me around the cottage and explained the local area attractions and the relative distances to the ones further afield."

    this was or first experience of this type of accommodation and were very satisfied with the experience. the piece and quiet was a great difference from or usual holiday and will be looking to make a return when we can. Thank you Helen for such a wonderful experience xx

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2019

  • "Hickory Cottage is a fantastic little cottage for 2 people, it has everything you would need for your stay, it is very clean tidy and well equipped, it is a cozy little cottage, we have been twice now and if your stay is in the winter months it is lovely and warm so you wont be cold when you come home to it after a day out, Helen and Dave the owners are very nice and if you need anything they are always happy to help, we would definitely recommend Hickory cottage as a fantastic base for what ever you like to do when on holiday."

    John & Sue Jones Bolton Lancs.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "Great accommodation, great hosts, great location."

    Reviewed by JamieFeb 2019

  • "The cottage is small yet nothing you need has been missed."

    It is next to the owners house where thet were having some building work done which caused us little or no problems. The owner couldn't appologise enough and sent over a bottle of wine. On arival there was a bottle of wine in the fridge along with milk. There was tea, coffee and sugar in the cupboardso there was refreshment on your arrival. The area around the cottage is beautiful to amazing, the owner friendly and helpful. I would recomend this cottage and the surrounding area to anyone wanting a laidback scenic holiday. Our week was over too quickly. Thank you for a lovely time.

    Reviewed by FrankJun 2018

  • "A lovely little cottage set on the outskirts of Silecroft."

    Had everything we needed, the owners were welcoming and very helpful with regard to local attractions and places to eat. Muncaster Castle well worth a visit, about 20 minutes drive from the cottage. Local access to beach and train station.

    Reviewed by SammyApr 2018

  • "It was a perfect break from the hustle and bustle of daily life for me and my wife."

    This small and cosy the little cottage has what you need. All the necessary facilities to make you feel at home. Even if you stay at the cottage you will not miss on any entertainment. Location is great. Many nearby features to explore and see.

    Reviewed by MunirMar 2018

  • "Hickory Cottage was perfect for our New Year getaway, being right on the doorstep of Black Combe and also the Irish Sea."

    The Cottage itself was very clean and compact, had everything we needed including maps, books, torches and a compass, and was very warm! The bed was so comfy! Helen was extremely helpful and accommodating, and we could not have asked for a better host. Would recommend staying here whenever in the South Lakes. Thanks!

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2017

  • "Excellent location for exploring the lakes."

    Reviewed by NigelAug 2017

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV and DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Luxury bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Secure Cycle (police standard) store and cycle wash down area
  • Enclosed front garden with sofa and chairs, outdoor dining set, gas BBQ and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than1 mile walk; shops 3 mile drive, beach 1 mile
  • Note: Grocery orders from Asda/Tesco accepted prior to arrival for your convenience
  • Note: Hot tub is available from July 2021

The property

A detached cottage situated close to the owner’s home, just outside the village of Silecroft on Whicham Valley.

Sited at the base of Blackcombe, with the sea beyond in the South West corner of the Lake District National Park.

Wainwright’s Black Combe walk can be started directly from the door of Hickory Cottage.

The rural location and open plan living makes Hickory Cottage the perfect countryside retreat for couples. Upon entering the cottage, you are greeted by a bright and light open plan living area with comfortable sofas where you can relax comfortably and admire the countryside views, or enjoy an evening in front of the TV.

A well-equipped kitchen lies across from this, with all the amenities you need to cook lovely meals after a day exploring.

To the side of the living area is a cosy double bedroom with views of the garden.

The cottage is completed by a family bathroom with Velux window and heater.

Outside the cottage there is a paved patio area, complete with patio sofa and chairs so you can sit back and enjoy a refreshing drink in the sun.

The patio is completely enclosed, providing privacy and a real little sun trap for that lazy day when you just want to relax, while a luxurious soak in the hot tub is the perfect end to your day, enclosed by a gazebo.

Silecroft offers an excellent pub and a golf course, set on the West Coast train branch line, which travels up the Cumbrian coast to Ravenglass and beyond, as far as Carlisle. Just a short walk away is a beautiful, safe sandy beach; the perfect place for a relaxed stroll beside the sea, or to watch the Clydesdales Heavy Horses canter through the surf.

The ancient market town of Broughton-in-Furness is within easy driving distance, as is the seaside village of Ravenglass.

There are a range of walks and attractions to take advantage of, including breathtaking views from Blackcombe where Wales, and Scotland can all be seen, the recently opened coastal walk from Silecroft to Whitehaven, the stunning wooded trails or scenic boat trips of Lake Windermere, Scafell Pike, the homes of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter or the historic and haunted Muncaster Castle. Perfectly located to take in the famous landmarks and historical attractions of the Lake District, this property is a peaceful cottage which can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 962403, together they sleep 12 guests.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas