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Boots and Boards B&B, Cross House,

Silecroft, Millom, Cumbria LA18 4NR  

Tel. 01229 777401


Friendly, flexible B&B in a lovely Edwardian House on the quiet side of the Lake District National Park, with easy access to the beach and the fells.

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Walkers, climbers, riders, anglers, surfers and golfers welcome


Local/organic/Fair Trade Aga-cooked breakfast


Close to village pub for evening meals


Drying facilities


Safe storage for climbing gear, bikes etc.


Well behaved dogs and children welcome!


No smoking in the house


Easy access by road or rail


Ample car parking space


Sandy beach, golf course and riding stables all within 20 minutes walk


Packed lunches can be provided

There's a warm welcome for all at 'Boots and Boards' in Silecroft - you don't have to be a rider, a climber or a kite-surfer! 

With beautiful scenery on your doorstep, Cross House, in the little village of Silecroft, makes a great base for whatever you want to do on your holiday. 

Cross House was built at the turn of the century and was a working farmhouse until the 1980s.  It retains many of its original features including the magnificent open fireplace in the guest sitting room.  The  house has been sensitively adapted for bed and breakfast using environmentally friendly materials wherever possible. 

Breakfast can be as big or small as you choose: local Cumberland sausage and all the trimmings, a vegetarian option, or just toast and Fair Trade marmalade.

'Boots and Boards' is in Silecroft, a small village just off the A595, a few miles north of the small town of Millom on the quiet west coast of Cumbria.  The village lies in the Lake District National Park within easy walking distance of the fells to the east and the sea to the west. It has a railway station with a regular service from the main network via Lancaster or Carlisle. 

There is a thriving village pub serving excellent meals, a golf course, a riding stable, and easy access to a beautiful beach stretching as far as the eye can see. 

The Cumbria Coastal Way runs along the beach, which is also used by anglers, kite-surfers, canoeists, riders and dog walkers.  The beach is great for children and safe for swimming, and there’s plenty of room for everyone. 

It is possible to go fell walking or mountain biking straight from the house, and popular walking and climbing areas in Eskdale, Wasdale, the Duddon Valley, Langdale and Windermere are within a drive of 45 minutes or less.

Accommodation is practical and comfortable.  All rooms have en-suite shower rooms, and, (for a good soak) share access to a beautiful roll-top bath. There are two twin rooms, a double room and a family room, which has a double bed and bunk beds. All the bedrooms have TV and a self-service tea and coffee tray.

Guests also have their own breakfast room and sitting room, with a log fire in the winter.

Muddy boots, wet clothes and sports equipment are no problem – we have drying facilities and safe storage available. 

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PRICES (per person per night)

£30 (sharing double or twin room). Children under 12 £16

£35 (single occupancy of en-suite room)

Family Room prices vary depending on the age and number of occupants.

Dogs FREE!

REDUCTIONS for 5 nights +, groups and those arriving on foot, bike or public transport.






Muncaster Castle and

World Owl Centre

Swinside Stone Circle

Millom Folk Museum

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Aquarium of the Lakes

Grizedale Forest Park

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

Holker Hall   Lakes Glass Centre

Barrow Dock Museum

South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Laurel and Hardy Museum


Links and contacts

Miners Arms, Silecroft, 01229 772325 (riding stables)


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