These four attractive holiday homes are all well-equipped in a contemporary style.
The cottages are set in a traditional village of Gilcrux which is an ideal location for touring the highlights of Northern England, Western and Northern Lakes. Dogs are very welcome in all our cottages.
We can take up to 4 dogs in Hollybank Cottage and Hollybank House and 2 dogs in Holly Cottage.
Gilcrux is a small traditional village, which lies on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park. Gilcrux is a small village and civil parish in the Ceremonial County of Cumbria. Formerly part of Cockermouth Rural District Gilcrux is now part of the Borough of Allerdale. The village is located on the South Bank of the River Ellen around 5 miles North of Cockermouth and around 23 miles South West of Carlisle the County town of Cumbria. The name Gilcrux comes from Welsh meaning ‘Hill Retreat’. An early record of the village is shown on a map of the Cumbria area by Christopher Saxon in 1567, in which the village is known as Gilcrosse.
‘Why not visit the beautiful Village of Gilcrux overlooking the Solway Firth in the lovely Western Lake District. Just 10 minutes’ drive to Cockermouth, 10 minutes to Allonby or Silloth , the beautiful Solway Coast. 20 minutes to Keswick, Buttermere, Ennerdale. You really are spoilt for choice of places to visit.
Gilcrux has two wonderful pubs, Duck Pond, Norman Church, Trout Fishing. We have 5 natural springs, also has a vibrant Village Hall (ideal for weddings and events) and a children’s play park and village green. A private hire swimming pool just 1 mile away. Once you visit this lovely village you will be hooked, the villagers are so friendly you will soon be part of the community if you choose to take your holidays here at Hollybank Holiday Cottages. Perfect for your staycation.’