Talcomb, Cosy country Cottage

Property number 38514
2 bedroom cottage listed by Antonycontact owner
Sleeps 4 · 2 bedrooms · 1 bathroom

Talcomb is one of six cottages converted from a water driven saw mill built circa 1740

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Infants welcome
This cottage has a cot
Pets welcome
Well behaved pets are accepted. They are not to go upstairs. There is a £10.00 cleaning fee for each dog
Cottage overview

Talcomb is an ideal base for couples or families wishing to explore the Lake District. The cottage has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4. Talcomb is a cosy cottage in a peaceful location with a lovely babbling beck running close by. Keswick, Cockermouth and Carlisle are all within 20 minutes drive of Seldom Seen. Keswick is a bustling market town laying host to many visitor attractions including the Theatre by the Lake, the Pencil Museum, parks, galleries and museums. It is the ideal place for summer picnics on the banks of Derwentwater or to take in the spectacular views from the top of Skiddaw, Latrigg and Helvellyn. Cockermouth is a quaint town famous for its connection with the poet William Wordsworth and the brewing of Jennings Real Ale. The capital of Cumbria, Carlisle is well worth a visit, centrally located bordering Scotland and Northumbria, it provides numerous attractions from the hustle and bustle of shopping and city life, to its historic Castle and Carlisle Cathedral.

Talcomb is one of six cottages converted from a water driven saw mill built circa 1740. It is situated at the foot of Seldom Seen Ravine in the quiet and aptly named hamlet of Seldom Seen, on the outskirts of Thornthwaite Village. Talcomb nestles beside the beck overlooking a sparkling waterfall with views out towards Coomb Beck and Winlatter Forest. Braithwaite village is only one mile away where you can visit one of the country pubs or dine in one of the hotels or bars. Keswick is only three miles away and provides numerous shops, pubs and restaurants.

This cottage has economy 7 heating and comprises:

  • Lounge/diner with freeview TV, DVD player and open fire.

  • Refurbished Kitchen in 2023 with electric built in oven and Induction hob, microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine

  • Fully Refurbished Bathroom for 2023 with shower, hand basin and WC.

  • First floor: Cosy Double bedroom.

  • Twin bedroom with views over the woods and Skidaw Range from the window seat

  • All electric and bed linen included.

  • Private parking for one car and

  • Space outside the cottage for patio furniture which is provided.

  • New for 2022 we have had all new wood flooring in the Lounge and bedrooms

  • New for 2022 trees have been cut down in front of the house leaving fabulous view

*New for 2023 kitchen and bathroom have been fully refurbished, Double bed room wardrobe has been replaced

*We now have WIFI
Talcomb is available for long and short breaks

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Rooms and beds
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Other beds
1 cot
1 bathroom
Open fire
Central heating
Hair dryer
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20 out of 20 people recommended staying here
Couple from Nottingham, United Kingdom · October 2022
The cottage is in such a lovely quiet location but with excellent walks from the door. It’s cosy and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Excellent value and great place to see red squirrels. Also went to the Ivy restaurant in Braithwaite where we had an excellent meal.

Family from Crewe, United Kingdom · August 2022
We had a lovely stay at Talcomb. The property was easy to find and very clean on our arrival. The location was good and we enjoyed the surrounding area. Lovely walks direct from the door so was easy to take our dog out for a morning/evening walk. We had a lovely evening walk (summer) from the property to The Royal Oak in Braithwaite. The only...
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Family from Nottingham, United Kingdom · October 2021
We love this cottage, it is in such a lovely position for enjoying the Lake District. It's so quiet, great for a good nights sleep and yet it's so easy to get into Keswick which is around a 10 minute drive away. You can walk to Braithwaite and we had a wonderful meal in the Royal Oak, you need to book well in advance of your stay. The gallery in...
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Recommended - Some shops, bars and restaurants are within a 15 minute walk
Nearby places
Nearest beach 45km
Nearest supermarket 15km
Nearest bar 2.3km
Nearest Restaurant 15km
Manchester 90km
Keswick 5km
Basenthwaite 10km
Braithwaite 5km
Buttermere 30km
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Check in: 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Infants welcome
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets allowed
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Renters must pay one of the following:
  • Non-refundable breakage waiver: £31 or
  • Refundable breakage deposit: £75
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Listed by Antony
Private owner from United Kingdom · Joined in 2003
Average rating from 20 reviews
Past bookings: 143 bookings
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
Number of properties: 1
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