Millom, Cumbria & The Lake District

Hickory House





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Open Fire / Woodburner

Hot Tub

Close To Coast

Pub Close By

Property Info

General Info

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. Read More

Property Info

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. Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 7 people
  • Not sunken
  • Undercover
  • Located outside



Relaxing Family week

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.

Amazing experience, would definitely return

Me and 9 of my friends stayed at the house travelling from York. The owner, Helen, was very helpful with directions and any other questions or requests we had. The house was very modern and clean when we arrived and all the rooms were lovely. The best part by far was the hot tub which was lovely and easy to control. The beach was only a short walk away and was very quiet and perfect for playing rounders. Overall an amazing holiday and we would love to return again!

Lovely house!

Me and 7 of my friends stayed in this lovely 3 storey house. Very clean and very spacious. Hot tub was a great perk. Short walk down to Silecroft beach. Would 100% recommend and will definately be returning.


We booked this property as a family of 9 for a weekend away in January! On arrival we were greeted by Sarah, who showed us around the property, gave us the keys, told us we could ring her at any point if we needed anything and also handed us a homemade cake, lovely touch! The driveway was spacious, enough for 5/6 cars. The house itself is beautiful inside and surrounding, there are two living rooms perfect for our situation - grandad who watched his old films and the kids who watched Netflix in the other! The rooms each had cupboards, mirrors, bedside lamps and chairs overlooking the lovely views! The kitchen had everything we needed, we loved the fact they had two of everything - kettles, toasters! we’ve stayed in big houses before and considering there can be up to 10 or more of you - one kettle is not enough, but the owners here thought wisely! We took advantage of the dishwasher being so many of us and we dined each night in the conservatory where there was a table fit for all. The utility room has a washer, large freezer and more storage space. The house had an iron and ironing board also! The hot tub outside was the best part! Through the day the views were lovely, we watched the sunset whilst lounging in there! At night we linked our phones to the sound system and played music through the hot tub! I imagine this place would be even more perfect in summer as the outside area is quite large perfect for a bbq! If I had to be awkward the house could do with one more bathroom, being only two I found myself waiting a few times to have a shower! Overall I will definitely be returning and will highly recommend, we had a lovely weekend!!


Recently returned from a family of 9 celebration. The house looks much better in real life than the photos and is very big. All the views are stunning and hot tub is awesome! The kitchen is the best room of the house, very large, new appliances and modern. Very nice touch from owners of cake, milk, juice and eggs. The dinning room was in the conservatory so again lovely views and all 9 ate together with enough room. They have 2 lounges, we only used one for playing games. Ample seating and comfy chairs. The bedrooms are big but furniture a little dated and very squeaky in one room. Very large and modern bathroom with free standing bath and walk in shower. The shower did have a mind of its own and kept going hot and cold. Thankfully there is another shower room and toilet down stairs. The do have a smaller kitchen too so enough storage. We really loved the house and would have rated it 5/5 If the bedroom furniture was a little better and shower was ok. The other issue was flies in the house and kitchen. They came off a rose bush in the front porch so be quick at getting in and out of the house. You can walk to beach as about 1.5 mile and pub in village. Wonderful stay and we all really enjoyed it!


Great house right next to a mountain and a mile from a beautiful beach. The house had everything you could possibly need plus a hot tub. Thoughtful owners live next door. We hope to be back soon.


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