Secure your holiday for £20. Limited availability, could end at any time.
All available departures from 23/01/24. Selected properties only. T&Cs apply
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

POPULAR REGION! A property was booked in Lake District 4 minutes ago

1 of 34 View Image Gallery
  • Hickory House - Lake District - 962403 - photo 1

Hickory House

(Ref. 962403)

Silecroft, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • house (55)
  • helen (44)
  • lovely (36)
  • hot (32)
  • hot tub (32)
  • tub (32)

85 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a very relaxing week at Hickory House."

    We only had one particularly wet day so drove to a local aquarium and enjoyed a steam train ride. House was just as described. Sadly some previous guests had caused some damage to the hot tub and table football but thankfully wasn't out of action for us completely. Kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed and used Tesco delivery to have food there shortly after we arrived. The house is lovely and has interesting pieces of art and many games to keep you entertained! Hosts were easy to contact and we loved the Victoria sponge waiting for us!

    Thank you Jude for a lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay despite a few issues. We have ordered replacements for everything, but unfortunately there isn't always time to get things replaced before new guests arrive. Thank you for being understanding about this. we hope to see you again sometime - thanks Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jude4.7Aug 2023

  • "The cottage it's situated in the very nice location."

    Near not to busy beach and only around hour away from lakes. Beautiful views. Cottage itself it's nice.

    Reviewed by Andrzej3.4Aug 2023

  • "House in amazing setting, with views all around and quiet location."

    Facilities in house are great, had issue with hot tub, due to previous guests, but Helen great and refunded some of our monies to compensate as hot tub had been one of main requirements when booking. Would definatley recommend to others, wish we could have stayed longer. ly recommend

    thank you Sue for your honest review. we have fully refurbished the hot tub and it is now like new. We were sorry for the inconvenience of the fault, but glad you all enjoyed your stay regardless of small problems with hot tub x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jul 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Brilliantly equipped house and the owner Helen is amazing!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Large and comfortable house with delightful views, and a pleasant and caring owner."

    Some of the kitchen and dining equipment was a bit worn, but there was plenty of it. The hot tub was regularly cleaned and a delight.

    Reviewed by Howard Michael4.7Apr 2023

  • "Had a wonderful week at hickory house it was our second vist and will most certainly be looking forward to our next visit."

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2023

  • "This place was exactly how it is described, received a very warm welcome from Helen and her home made cake!"

    There was everything that was needed in the property. Just only one very very small thing is heating - it was a bit low though was kept on throughout. Discovered on last day we have requested to have it turned up a bit. Nonetheless it didn't ruin the breakaway and would definitely come back again. Thank you so much Helen

    Reviewed by Rose4.7Mar 2023

  • "Stayed for the weekend for my 60th birthday with friends, 9 of us stayed and had loads of space for sleeping."

    It is a beautiful property in a fab location. Helen (owner) is fab and nothing was too much trouble. We all would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Feb 2023

  • "Amazing property, fantastic host, space for all 10 of us and the kids loved the secret room!"

    Hottub was lovely and the suggestions for places to visit was really helpful! Would highly recommend and would love to return some day!

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Jan 2023

  • "Very nice host, showed us around the house, good amenities, nice big rooms, fire a nice bonus."

    Lovely stay, 6 adults & 4 kids, plenty of room for us all. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Dec 2022

  • "Amazing home with fantastic views."

    The hot tub was fab and Helen was so helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great house for family groups."

    Brilliant hot tub area. Plenty of toys and games for all ages. Really well equipped kitchen. Super friendly host with lovely homemade cake and eggs/milk for our arrival. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for you lovely comments. Glad you all had a great time. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - Helen and Dave Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "What an amazing house - everything you need is there and Helen is lovely."

    The home baked cake was a lovely touch. Really loved it but wish we had booked longer. X

    Reviewed by Wendi5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wonderful place to stay for a nice getaway , we stayed here with 9 of our friends and had a great time , it was clean and tidy and had a everything you need to feel safe and comfortable, would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to book for a nice getaway."

    Reviewed by Joshua5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful Hickory House!"

    Full of character & warmth. Wonderful hospitality from the hosts & nothing too much trouble! Your wish is their command! Oodles of space & comfy beds! The kitchen is equipped with everything you need and more! We found the air fryer particularly useful & appreciated it very much! The hot tub is fabulous too & enjoyed very much by our family. We stayed late October but I would imagine in summer that the outside space would be great for taking in the views & bbqs! Also provided!!!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic house, we were family of 8 adults, enough space to spend time together or apart due to 2 lounges."

    Kitchen had everything you could possibly need, very large conservatory with tabke and chairs for family meals and games. Hot tub was lovely and relaxing. There is a wood fire in one of the rooms (we didn't use, but wood there if we had wanted to and would be very cosy) Bedroom's were great with great veiws of fields and mountains and extremely comfortable mattresses. Local walks my family ventred up the mountain. Plenty of information for local attractions a d takeaway etc approx 45 mins from windermere. Host was fabulous, Helen greeted us and showed us the place on arrival, they live next door if you needed anything but respected our privacy during stay. Helen also left milk, juice, 12 eggs and a delicious homemade victoria sponge, tea, sugar and coffee, such a lovely touch. I would definitely recommend Hickory House Steph & Si Lovatt and family

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Went here as a delayed 23rd birthday celebration with my friends and we weren’t disappointed."

    As promised Helen provided us with eggs, milk, orange juice and a homemade cake (best we ever had) upon arrival. They are an amazing host & couldn’t have asked for anyone better. The house is way better in person & the beds/duvets are so comfy. Plenty of storage. It states ‘games room’ even though there are plenty of games to play with, it’s not necessarily a ‘games room’ but this wasn’t a problem at all. I saw comments about the jets in the hot tub, but it’s exactly that, a hot tub not a jacuzzi so the jets aren’t going to the super strong - therefore don’t expect them to be strong. The hot tub was lovely! There are sheep nearby, but you don’t hear them that much & it doesn’t disturb your sleep at all so it’s not a problem. 100% recommend, you don’t need to leave your house to enjoy yourself

    Lavinia, thank you for a lovely review. It was lovely to meet such a great group of ladies and to know you had a good time. Thank you for mentioning the 'games room' - we describe it as a second sitting room with games in the description, and I hope this will help other guests in making the right choice for their holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lavinia4.4Sep 2022

  • "Loved the property as had every household item you would ever need."

    Plenty of space. Even has a well stocked toy cupboard! Beautiful location. What is not to love?

    Reviewed by Kimleigh5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing stay!"

    Beds were very comfortable and the house was immaculate. Very well equipped kitchen with everything you could need. The care package on arrival was very much appreciated. There are down sides that feel petty but I feel I must mention them. The shower in the upstairs bathroom is very poor. I’m not sure if this is caused by low water pressure or hard water build up in the unit it’s self. The curtains in the king room are very light meaning the sun was pouring through them by 4am. Unfortunately the hot tub did not live up to expectations. The jets are very weak and the filter Continually came loose. Although these would not stop us from staying again. You could not ask for a better host than Helen she was so very friendly and nothing was too much.

    Reviewed by Calista4.4Jul 2022

  • "The place was in a great location, I really enjoyed the hot tub and great equipped kitchen — plenty of storage space for food, and a very spacious bathroom."

    I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Jun 2022

  • "Nice and warm welcome from the owner and we had wonderful time."

    Thanks for the chocolate cake.

    Reviewed by Lahiru5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wow! What an amazing place this is!"

    We had a fantastic time staying in this house for my hen do weekend. There was 10 of us and plenty of space for us all, the beds were so comfy. The views are amazing especially while relaxing in the hot tub which was my absolute fave thing to do. Plenty of stuff for us to do inside the house as there was loads of board games provided as well outdoor games. Lovely conservatory where the table was, for us to all enjoy a cooked breakfast and Sunday dinner and spend our day chatting to one another. I would 100% recommend on going here for some time away as it was just perfect! Thank you so much for one of the best weekends ever!

    it was lovely to host such a happy group - congratulations and best wishes for your wedding in July x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a great stay, the house was lovely and a nice size, comfortable for 8 people."

    the beds where comfortable, the facilities where excellent and there was lots of cooking equipment available. A slight downside was the upstairs shower, the water trickled out, you would hit your head on the shower trying to get under the water to have a wash.

    Reviewed by Shane4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend stay with friends, the house was very clean and had great facilities."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming and went out of their way to make our stay the best it could be. We will definitely be returning. John

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "We returned to Hickory House for another lovely 3 night stay, property extremely clean and a lovely homely feeling to it, hot tub amazing, on departure we had a problem with a car and owner let our friend stay until car was able to leave, we shall be returning next year."

    Would highly recommend this holiday home x

    Thank you for your lovely review. It was lovely to see you again and I am just glad that your friends got home eventually. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing stay everything you need including a home made cake on arrival plus ..."

    Amazing stay everything you need including a home made cake on arrival plus eggs,milk, orange juice will be booking again

    Lovely to meet you all and look forward to your return in January 23 x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jan 2022

  • "The house was absolutely amazing!"

    There are lots of beautiful places to walk in the area and Helen was on hand for anything we needed. If you’re considering this house definitely do it!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely peaceful stay in the cottage."

    It is well equipped and the hot tub is amazing. Thank you Helen and Dave. The cake was lovely this is the second time I have been to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Dec 2021

  • "The house was lovely and Helen cleaned the hot tub for us each morning so it was ready for the day which was nice."

    She was always on hand if we needed anything and was just really nice overall and we enjoyed our stay, there was 10 of us and the house had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2021

  • "We have stay here several times the house is fantastic with everything you could ..."

    We have stay here several times the house is fantastic with everything you could hope for the beds are so comfy and everything is spotless Helen was lovely as always thankyou for the extras cake orange juice milk and eggs lovely touch we will be back janet and friends

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2021

  • "Hickory House is an amazing property, fully equipped and very comfortable."

    Our party of 9 thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The host was very friendly and helpful and available. We really enjoyed the hot tub outside.

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house is absolutely perfect for groups the owners have thought of everything ..."

    The house is absolutely perfect for groups the owners have thought of everything you need, it’s clean and tidy and in a good location for most of the main places in the lakes, would definitely recommend and stay again

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Oct 2021

  • "House was amazing everyone had a really good time, would definitely book again!"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic 3-night stay at Hickory House."

    There was plenty of space for our group of 10 adults, and the facilities were excellent. The location of the house is perfect for exploring the Lake District and Silecroft beach is right on the doorstep, where we had a lovely day out. Our group also really enjoyed the hot tub which had great views across the countryside. Our arrival was made extra special by the eggs, milk, juice and homemade cake left waiting for us! I would highly recommend this house to a group of friends or family wanting a relaxing time together.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a great girly weekend."

    Lovely host who left a welcome pack including a delicious cake. Our only problem was the flies and think the electric zapper should be on the wall high up rather than on top of me microwave

    All sorted - fly zapper up on wall and away from surfaces so all remain clean. Thanks Diane, hadn't appreciated it was wrongly positioned x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Sep 2021

  • "I first visited Hickory House with my 3 Siblings and their partners for my Ruby Wedding in September 2019 and chose to come again to this lovely spacious 4 bedroomed house to celebrate my Son's 40th birthday with his sister, her partner, his wife and sons."

    Helen, the proprieter left welcoming cake and fizz and we had a fabulous week. The hot tub was well used and we bluetoothed our music through its sounds system. The lovely garden allowed the boys to play badminton, volley ball and football using stuff from the games room. There was a table football game and big tv's in both social rooms which meant the boys could get their fill of youtube without irritating the adults. The A595 gets you straight up to the north lakes and we were half an hour from the steam railway which took us to pick up the ferry from Lakeside to Windermere. All in all a fabulous week which included visits to the local beach, local country fair, a climb up Black Coombe which is just across the road, and plenty available Board games in the evening.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic property for large family gathering."

    ideal location. would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house itself was pleasent and the host was very good."

    Unfortunately there were a few too many annoying little things. The downstairs area is lacking for the price of the stay and the beds are not comfortable. The games room was misleading, as there was only a slightly broken table football table and a TV. The kitchen has an array of amenities but lacks good quality knives and simple cooking tools. The lack of Aga was very disappointing and a bit of a let down. Ultimately a disappointing stay.

    Reviewed by Will2.5Aug 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Abdullah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Hickory House is a perfect venue for families or groups."

    We had a lovely time there during our recent stay in May. The owner Helen is right on hand for any queries. Really lovely place

    Reviewed by Joan4.7May 2021

  • "One of the best cottages we have been to."

    Was made very special by the lovely hosts. Helen went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay. You will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0May 2021

  • "The host were very lovely and was really helpful."

    Would definitely recommend for a stay. Great holiday.

    Reviewed by Rhea5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cake was absolutely unreal the beds was so comfy and the house was stunning !"

    Reviewed by Jasmine5.0Oct 2020

  • "A fabulous setting in a beautiful part of Cumbria."

    Such a comfy, warm and lovely house which is home from home with the added bonus of an amazing hot tub, lovely village pub and beach within 20 minutes walk, what's not to like! Friendly owners live nearby and always on hand to supply bags of ice for cold drinks and offer advice for walks etc. I would highly recommend this holiday accomodation and will definately return!

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it was for my 21st with a few friends."

    The house had a wide variety of facilities, loved the hot tub and the beach was only a 10 minute walk away, close to small towns with pubs and shops. The house was clean, and decorated nicely. The owners were lovely and helpful. The only thing I would point out is there seemed to be an issue with flies, there was so many in the kitchen/dining area which was annoying when trying to cook and eat, we would definitely return in hopes that the fly issue was just a one off, although that was an issue it didn’t affect our stay. Lovely house, lovely area.

    Reviewed by Megan4.7Sep 2020

  • "Great location, very homily and wonderful host (Helen)"

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Sep 2020

  • "The house was very spacious with excellent facilities."

    The owners were available to answer any questions and helpful in giving us ideas for places to visit. We walked the highest hill in England which was opposite the property and this gave us amazing views of the beautiful countryside. It was a very peaceful, relaxing and the hot tub was an added bonus at the end of a busy day.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2020

  • "Owner Helen very helpful nothing too much trouble."

    Good location quiet and easy to maintain social distancing.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Jul 2020

  • "Thank you Helen and Dave for letting us share your cottage."

    After nearly four months in isolation and uncertainty it was a relief to spend time in a relaxing environment where we were given a warm welcome. Thank you for our welcome pack, the home - made chocolate cake was greatly appreciated by all. Apologies, we didn’t realise that the eggs were in the ceramic hen until we cleaned up on the last day! Thank you for all the extra work that you have had to undertake because of the virus. Everywhere was spotlessly clean as I’m sure it would have been in normal times. The cottage is very well equipped, warm and well insulated against noise and the weather.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2020

  • "The house is beautiful in a lovely quiet location i arrange this weekend with 9 of my girly friends for a lovely girly weekend to relax ."

    The hot tub is brill for this. Helen the owner is lovely and accomodating and greets you with a lovely homemade cake which goes down a treat with my ladies . This was our second year booking and have booked yet again for next year would truly reccomend every room in the house is lovely

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2020

  • "I visited Hickory House for 3 nights with friends for my sis in laws 40th birthday celebrations."

    .. everything about the house was tub was amazing and the little touch of a homemade cake on our arrival was lovely. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Mar 2020

  • "Hickory house was delightful."

    The host Helen was friendly and welcoming. A nice touch was the chocolate cake she made for us arriving. Fresh eggs, milk and orange juice left too. The house is big and grand with a roll top bath to have a relaxing soak in. The hot tub is a must with lovely views out onto the countryside. It’s under cover so whatever the weather you can enjoy it. All bedrooms are furnished individually and the beds are comfortable to enjoy a good nights sleep. Great value for a fantastic weekend away for my and my friends 40th x

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Feb 2020

  • "Brilliant place very clean and Helen the lady who owns the property goes over and beyond for you."

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Feb 2020

  • "The booking process was very easy and hassle free, and Helen the property owner was very helpful both before we arrived and during our stay."

    The property was perfect for our needs and had everything (and more) that was advertised .Would definitely recommend this property to friends and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2020

  • "Was,really good place , exceed our expectations, will come back"

    Reviewed by Paula4.4Jan 2020

  • "Hickory house was a fantastic place to stay and Helen was a wonderful host!"

    Our group of 8 were very comfortable with everything you would need for your stay provided. Plenty space to spend together or find your own quiet spot to chill. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jan 2020

  • "Host was very welcoming and friendly"

    Reviewed by Haley5.0Dec 2019

  • "An amazing house!"

    With everything you need. Helen was fantastic. We had a early Christmas celebration with the family. She decorated the house and made it very festive for us. I would definately recommend a visit. X

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Nov 2019

  • "We booked Hickory House for a joint birthday celebration, upon arrival we were greeted by Helen who showed us around their beautiful home."

    A few quick housekeeping rules and she left us to it. She only lives next door which makes any minor issues (although we had none) easy to resolve. We cannot fault this house at all, each room is beautifully decorated, the kitchen is well equipped with everything you should need and Helen even made us a welcome cake (it was delicious)! The surrounding area is beautiful and accompanies the house perfectly. We had a lovely time and would happily visit again.

    Reviewed by Maxwell5.0Nov 2019

  • "The house is beautiful and very warm and comfortable."

    We had a super time. Great position for getting around

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2019

  • "Had everything you needed and more."

    Perfect cottage and all the little added extras like cake on arrival and juice, milk and eggs were just brilliant. Lovely host. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2019

  • "Such a lovely and comfortable place to stay, lovely welcome from the host who made a very nice cake for our arrival."

    Very clean and tidy. We will definitely return again for little brake. Host was very friendly and willing to help, altho everything was great we didn't need it. Thanks again for a great stay we all had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2019

  • "A beautiful, spacious, well-equipped house in a perfect location for the beech and walking local hills."

    Ideal for those with small children as totally secure and enclosed garden - can let the kids run around while you relax! Friendly and efficient owners.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Aug 2019

  • "The house was excellent, with everything we needed."

    The owners were friendly and helpful. A fantastic holiday in great surroundings.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2019

  • "House is beautiful and had everything you could want in a holiday let."

    We had lots of room and the children loved the little hidey holes and play room.The hot tub was amazing for all the family. Helen baked a cake for us which was very welcoming after the long drive down. There are lots of fabulous walks around, Silecroft beach isn't too far to walk and Blackcombe mountain was an amazing climb with fantastic views from the top. As always the Lake District never fails to please, just so beautiful. Already looking for next year's holiday.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jul 2019

  • "Hickory House is amazing."

    Spacious, comfortable and extremely well equipped. The play room went down well with our granddaughter and we all thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub. Helen and Dave are lovely and a home made strawberry cake was waiting us on our arrival. We thought the location was excellent plenty to see and do including a wonderful beach. Would highly recommend for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2019

  • "This place is an absolute gem and the owners are fantastic."

    They have thought of everything you might need from a few essentials in the fridge upon arrival to picnic blankets and beach toys. The views here are magnificent with walks on your doorstep. The hot tub is excellent and is checked daily by the owners. This was the perfect place to spend my 30th Birthday with friends and family, I hope to come back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Sasha5.0Jun 2019

  • "Everything was very new and modern and the hot tub was amazing."

    The owner Helen was very helpful with any requests or questions we had and I would definitely use the house again. Amazing experience.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jun 2019

  • "Hickory house was beautiful, Helen was very welcoming, even before we came she answered some questions I had, we had a food delivery, she had it all put away before we arrived, nothing was too much trouble for her, and her cake was just lovely."

    The jacuzzi was excellent, and we loved sitting in the conservatory, it was great for our big group.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic hosts who thought of everything you could possibly need for a weekend away, lovely location and beautiful house."

    Pre arrival communication was fantastic and on arrival Helen was there to give us a quick tour and then leave us to enjoy our holiday. Literature in the House about nearby things to do was so helpful and we had some fantastic trips out. We had such an amazing time and have recommended to all our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2019

  • "A beautiful home with everything you could possibly need to have a fun and relaxing holiday."

    Helen was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. She went above and beyond to make our stay extra special. We are already looking to book for next year!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2019

  • "We came to Hickory House for a hen party."

    It was fabulous. Although the weather wasn’t great, we didn’t care because the house was amazing. It had everything we needed and more. Helen was absolutely lovely and checked on us to see if we needed anything else. Couldn’t recommend enough.

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Apr 2019

  • "The house was amazing, Helen was extremely helpful and even had a homemade chocolate cake waiting for us!"

    The are was beautiful to explore with added attractions nearby. A fabulous holiday!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2019

  • "We have just returned from an amazing week here."

    The house is gorgeous and Helen & Dave are brilliant hosts. When we arrived we were met with fresh eggs, milk & a freshly baked cake. As a party of 10 we found the house very spacious and we weren’t in each other’s feet at all. There were plenty of games etc supplied too which helped keep us occupied at nights. Couldn’t recommend this property enough! If you book it you won’t regret it.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, fantastic host."

    A home from home...but better. Such a great holiday. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2019

  • "What a fabulous house this is everything you could wish for and more the hotub is fab ."

    Helen was lovely and very helpfull with everything there was eggs. Milk. Fresh orange and flowers for our arrival and the homemade cake was gorgeous thankyou Helen for a wo derful stay we hope to return very soon

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2019

  • "Helen at Hickory house is marvellous a fantastic place"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a tremendous time staying at Hickory House."

    The beds are comfortable, the whole place is clean and we have everything that we need in the house. Helen welcomed us warmly on our arrival, and gave us a tour of the house and left us with a freshly baked cake.

    Reviewed by Johnny5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was amazing, you know when people say pictures don’t do it justice, this place is it!"

    Everything single thing was amazing from the hot tub to the sunset to the sheep about 10 yards away from you. I went there for mine and my partners hen weekend, it was truly amazing and the memories we have made will last a life time! Thank you so much to Helen also for making our visit so amazing.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Feb 2019

  • "We booked this cottage for my mother in laws 80th Birthday and we were so pleased ."

    The cleanliness was really good, the helpful owner Helen who showed us around the cottage when we arrived explaining how everything worked was very helpful and the Hot tub was ready to use (this hasn't always been the case in other establishments). We would definitely visit this house again. We must thank Helen for the cake, milk and the flowers that she left for my mother in law.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2019

  • "Lovely house, remote location, great hot tub."

    Lovely host, lovely extra touches homemade cake, fresh milk,juice & eggs.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Jan 2019

  • "Hickory House is wonderful for the family to get away and spend time together."

    Beautiful large family house with plenty of space to not be on top of each other. Helen met us at the house and was very welcoming with a beautiful home made cake too. Welcome folder had lots of information on local things to do, and easy to get to other areas of lakes too. Just wish we’d have booked longer.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2018

  • "I had an amazing weekend away the cottage was beautiful."

    Helen the owner was so lovely she made us a lovely chocolate cake on arrival everything was so clean . The views where amazing waking up to them every morning was magical the whole family loved it. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Oct 2018

  • "I was so impressed with the ease the booking was made and the communication received prior to our arrival from the owners, Helen and Dave, who made our arrival so easy."

    When we arrived Helen was there to greet us and when she showed us around the property, we were delighted that the house was even better than what we had seen on the website. The house was so clean and well prepared with every facility and gadget you could wish for. Helen even greeted us with a freshly baked cake and fresh flowers. The hot tub was a huge success, and checked regularly throughout our stay. We would certainly return to this property.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Oct 2018

  • "What a fabulous house and hot tub."

    6 adults and 3 teenagers shared the house. Perfect size for us all. Hot tub was amazing in the evening for 7 people with led lights and music. Great view in the day with the sea in the distance. Lovely walk to the beach approx 1.5miles with a stop in Silecroft at the miners arms for a cheeky drink. Evening meal was great too - everyone enjoyed it. Everything you could need is in the house. Kitchen is very well equipped, also lots of glasses. Chocolate cake was yum too! Thanks Helen, lovely touch. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2018

Show more Hide all


  • 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 wood-burning stove
  • Conservatory with dining area
  • Study.
  • Oil central heating with wood-burning stove, 2 single ovens, induction hob, fridge, full size freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Sky, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent.Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stair-gate, 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.

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.

View on map

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