Boots and Boards B&B, Cross House,

Silecroft, Millom, Cumbria LA18 4NR  

Tel. 01229 777401


Friendly, flexible B&B, a room for weekly rental and now office space - 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


Just 20 minutes walk from the beach


Packed lunches can be provided

There's a warm welcome for all at 'Boots and Boards' in Silecroft. Make our lovely house your base for a relaxing -or active! - holiday, or make it your home from home if you are working in the area.

Base your business here in our new office space.

One ex-B&B room is now available to rent as office space. The ensuite toilet and shower has been retained, and facilities include excellent parking, access to a shared kitchenette, and use of the dining room for meetings. There is wifi, of course, and the railway station is only a stone's throw from the house. The office can be rented for £475 pcm, and is big enough to be shared by 2 businesses.

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 renovated using environmentally friendly materials wherever possible. 

Breakfast can be provided for B&B guests at an extra cost, and 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.

Alternatively, you can enjoy the convenience of catering for yourself in the shared kitchenette.

'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.  Both rooms have en-suite shower rooms, and, (for a good soak) share access to a beautiful roll-top bath.

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)

£35 (sharing a room). Children under 12 £20

£40 (single occupancy of en-suite room)

Dogs FREE!

REDUCTIONS for 5 nights +, 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

Laurel and Hardy Museum


Links and contacts

Miners Arms, Silecroft, 01229 772325


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