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Hickory House

Silecroft, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 962403)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Review(s)

  • “The place was very nice and cosy and the owner was very helpful and always responded to any queries we had.”

    Would recommend this place to anyone.

    Would recommend this place to anyone.

    - Mr Rehman, June 2021

About the property

This large, detached property rests in a rural location in close proximity to the charming village of Silecroft.

Nestled within the rambling landscape scenery of the Lake District, with an interior boasting some charming furniture pieces in keeping with the period of the house, this family-friendly cottage can sleep up to ten guests.

Step through the beautiful Art Deco, stained glass window to find a wealth of original features within large, spacious rooms spread over three floors.

The top floor is set up as a wonderful family room comprising a double, a single bed and pull-out trundle bed.With excellent little hiding places for the kids to enjoy a game of hide-and-seek, ample wardrobe spaces to hang your clothes, and a Velux window offering lovely views out over the rolling fields and the sea beyond, this is the perfect ensemble.

A large family bathroom rests on the second floor showcasing a rather luxurious chaise-longue and chandeliers, a roll-top bath alongside a deluxe walk-in shower, tied together with an elegant floral design coating the walls.

There are three double rooms boasting a similar layout and splendid vistas of the picturesque country surround.

Down on the ground level, there is a well-appointed kitchen assisting your every need, ensuring your holiday runs as smoothly as possible.

Alongside this, the conservatory doubles up as a dining area, providing a lovely transition from day to evening, with a fresh and peaceful atmosphere drifting through from outside.The panoramic windows are filled with scenes of the garden.

A lounge with large TV with the full sky package and comfortable seating sits towards the front of the house, with a second sitting room which offers a second TV and games, as well as more comfortable seating across from the lounge.

Why not enjoy a lovely soak in the luxury hot tub, wonderfully placed with an elevated position overlooking the verdant countryside?An outdoor shower accompanies the tub should you wish to cool off afterwards, or perhaps use it to clean off after an adventurous day out on your bikes.

A covered outdoor eating area with gas BBQ provides the opportunity to enjoy an alfresco meal, or simply a glass of wine whilst taking in the views of the hills and the sea, whatever the weather.

The local area provides some spectacular walking and cycling country, set on the West Coast branch line; it travels the Cumbrian coast as far as Carlisle.

Located in the shadows of Black Combe, a gentle climb will provide wonderful panoramic views as far as Scotland, whilst the beautiful, safe sandy beach is only a mile away, the perfect place for a relaxed stroll beside the sea, a family day swimming and sun bathing, as well as watching the sunset at the end of the day.

If you want more energetic activities, there is a horse trekking centre specialising in memorable coastal rides, just a short walk from your cottage, or take a trek on a Cumbrian Heavy Horse over Black Combe.Or maybe a game of golf or foot-golf at the nearby 9-hole links golf course?

Explore the many pubs, shops and eateries on offer in the neighbouring towns and villages and even take a boat trip at Windermere and Ambleside.

This is the perfect retreat for the whole family to enjoy.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 962708, together they sleep 12 guests.


  • Over three floor
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second floor family room with a double and a single and a trundle bed, 2 x double, 1 x king size double
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate walk-in shower, chaise-longue, basin and WC, ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory with dining area
  • Games room
  • Study.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • AGA range cooker, 2 single ovens, induction hob, fridge, full size freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Sky and Blu-ray, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVD's Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Storage for 6 bikes
  • Large enclosed garden with patio, furniture, hot tub and outdoor shower
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Check in is 4pm and check out 10am.

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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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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas