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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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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Comfy bed, gas BBQ and hot tub.”

    The lady Helen was very friendly and helpful

    The lady Helen was very friendly and helpful

    - Miss Taylor, June 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.


  • 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

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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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