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7 Nights See prices

  • £420  to  £640

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Virginia Cottage

Virginia Cottage is a warm and welcoming holiday home on the border between Cumbria and Lancashire, close to Morecambe Bay and within easy reach of not only the Lake District National Park but also the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland. The cottage is the owners much loved home which he is happy to share with guests. It is authentic, charming and homely, from the thick stone walls and flowers around the door to the solid oak beams and the owner's personal choice of art, books and antique furniture. The cottage sleeps up to three people in two bedrooms but is especially suitable for couples or small families with a teenager or older child. The location is idyllic yet only a 10-minute walk from the centre of Silverdale where there are shops, cafes and friendly pubs like the Silverdale Hotel. Exceptionally dog-friendly, there are lots of good places and lovely walks to enjoy in the surrounding area.

Silverdale is anything but cosmopolitan, and that's the way locals and visitors like it. It is the night skies rather than the nightlife that is dazzling and, while the meals are memorable, it's more for the superb seasonal produce that goes into the menus rather than celebrity chefs who create them. Where Silverdale excels is in the variety and beauty of its landscape. Many of the guests who stay at Virginia Cottage are walkers, hikers or ramblers, with the odd mountain biker thrown in for good measure. The owner has mapped 15 local different walks from the front door, ranging from an easy walk across fields to the village, to a challenging climb to the peak of Arnside Knott. Other destinations include Trowbarrow, RSPB Leighton Moss, Warton Cragg and Gait Barrows.

Local attractions include the seafront promenade in nearby Arnside, where there is also an excellent fish and chip shop and a choice of boutiques and tea shops. Leighton Hall is a lovely place to spend a few hours, as is Sizergh Castle. The appeal of Grange-over-Sands is as strong as when the Victorians favoured it as a seaside resort, and those with a sweet tooth should make a special visit to Cartmel where the classic dessert, Sticky Toffee Pudding, was invented.

Windermere, Bowness and the southern end of the Lake District are only about half an hour by car from the cottage. Alternatively, drive for 30 minutes to the Yorkshire Dales and spectacular sites that include the Ingleton Waterfalls.

Regardless of the season or the weather, the age and character of Virginia Cottage makes it feel as if you're catching up with a good friend.

In the first instance, please enquire about the cottage via email (by completing the enquiry form).

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Gordon Hall joined Independent Cottages in November 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (Cumbria)

Accommodation Comprises:

Virginia Cottage is a period property with original features and a traditional layout with accommodation over two levels.


  • A red porch identifies the cottage and provides shelter for guests as they open the door into a lobby that flows into the kitchen/diner where there are original beams and a Victorian range - now disconnected but still hugely decorative. Fitted cupboards hold all the equipment and utensils guests need to cook and serve tasty meals. A radiator in the dining room keeps the space warm and cosy.
  • Take two steps down to reach the relaxing living room where there is a 'log effect' gas stove with the warmth and appeal of a log burner but no ashes to clear out. Settle back with a drink and enjoy having the time to chat, or put the TV on and make the most of the Sky channels. The cottage has WiFi throughout and there's a desk if guests need to work during their stay.


  • Master bedroom with a kingsize bed and plenty of storage in the wardrobe and chest of drawers. The room is a lovely size, with deep window sills and a chair positioned to make the most of the rural views.
  • Second bedroom with a big (4ft-wide) single or a small double bed, depending on your purposes. This room has an antique chest of drawers and hanging space.
  • Shower room with a shower, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin. A washing machine and a tumble dryer are neatly tucked away in the corner.

Outside: The cottage is on a quiet residential lane with very little passing traffic. There is a paved terrace out the front with a bench, table and chairs and a barbecue. The garage has a freezer and provides secure storage for bikes and other sports equipment, and there is off-street parking for one car.

Additional Information: Sheets, towels, utilities and WiFi are all included. Children over the age of 12 years old are welcome (sorry but no children under 12), as are up to two well-behaved dogs. Smoking is not permitted.

Virginia Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 3rd May 2024 - Thu, 30th May 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 31st May 2024 - Thu, 4th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 5th Jul 2024 - Thu, 25th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 26th Jul 2024 - Thu, 29th Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 30th Aug 2024 - Thu, 12th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 13th Sep 2024 - Thu, 3rd Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 4th Oct 2024 - Thu, 17th Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Small Double)
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7970 108778 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Gordon Hall
Member Since November 2020

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Virginia Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd May 2024