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Talcomb, Cosy country Cottage


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 Revine in the quiet and aptly named hamlet of Seldom Seen, on the outskirts of Thornthwaite Village, Talcomb nestles beside the comb beck overlooking a sparkling waterfall. This can be your starting point for many walks up in to the Winlatter Forest or on the surrounding fells. The larger village of Braithwaite is only one mile away where you can visit a country pub or dine in one of the hotels or bars, or alternatively the bustling market town of Keswick with its many shops, pubs and restaurants is only 3 miles away. There is a regular bus route that runs at the bottom of the road should you not wish to drive or walk

The cottage briefly comprises:
Two bedrooms – one double, one twin
Lounge/Dining Room
Compact Kitchen
Shower Room
Outside Parking

The lounge and dining area has a wonderful cosy feel due to the low ceilings and oak beams and real coal fire.The double glazed window ovelooks the wooded area opposite.This area is equipped with text colour TV,Video player complete with a selection of videos, radio, cassette and CD player,and is furnished with two comfortable settees and a dining table and 4 chairs.

The kitchen has all the pots, pans and utensils you need to make a tasty sandwich or a dinner party for 4. There is a oven and hob, microwave oven, toaster and kettle. There is a washer/dryer should you need it.

The Main double room has views out over Comb Beck and views towards Winlatter Forest this room has a wonderful cosy feel due to the low ceilings and oak beams it is furnished with pine furniture and matching bed linen. The Twin bedroom has views out over the wooded area opposite and again is furnished with pine furniture and matching bed linen.

The bathroom is downstairs and has a shower, toilet and sink. (no bath)

There is a graveled area with space for one car, seating outside the cottage and for those sunny days there is patio furniture in the lounge cupbaord that you can put out

In brief
Sleeps 4 + Cot
Onsite Parking
Walking from the door
Real coal fire
Bed linen included
Tv,video, CD player
Shower room
Well behaved pets allowed

Talcomb is available for long and short breaks


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


Property type: Cottage

Room details


2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
1 cot
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Open fire
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities



Suitable for
Pets (Well behaved pets are accepted. They are not to go upstairs. There is a £10.00 cleaning fee for each dog)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Local Food Market

Prices and availability

Last updated 01.04.2015

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
13th April 2015 to 4th October 2015 4
16th March 2016 to 1st June 2016 4
3rd June 2016 to 30th August 2016 4
1st September 2016 to 4th October 2016 4
16th March 2017 to 1st June 2017 4
3rd June 2017 to 30th August 2017 4
1st September 2017 to 4th October 2017 4
16th March 2018 to 12th April 2018 4

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 12 Months 20%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 40 Days 10%
1st January to 31st December 60 Days 5%
1st January to 31st December 30 Days 5%


Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Well behaved dogs are welcome, pets carry an extra £10.00 cleaning surcharge All year N/A £10.00 per booking

Paid with booking


This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest bar: 2.3km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Keswick: 5km
  • Basenthwaite: 10km
  • Braithwaite: 5km
  • Buttermere: 30km


12 verified reviews

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12 out of 12 people recommend staying here
Stayed Saturday 11 October 2014 with Couple
Excellent location for a relaxing holiday.
Stayed Saturday 16 March 2013
A bit of a nightmare when we arrived to be informed that we werent due until the Monday, although this was soon sorted and confirmed. Nice out of the way location, just what we needed. The kitchen pans and trays and general oven dishes could do with refreshing and the kitchen would benefit from a small knife. Very clean, warm and welcoming. Thanks
Stayed Saturday 13 October 2012
The cottage was very cosy and had everything we needed for a family holiday. The only negative comments would be: The bedroom with the double bed was very small, On arrival there was no heating so the house was VERY cold, you cannot override the heating which comes on 11pm ish daily and then releases heat throughout the night / day. Given the time of year of our holiday it would have been a nice touch if it had been activated the night before we arrived. Otherwise the cottage was perfect and we would happily recommend it to others.
Stayed Saturday 29 September 2012
This cottage is definitely value for money. The location is stunning, only a few miles away from Keswick with forests one side and overlooking Skiddaw on the other. The only points to consider is that due to the steep stairs and high access to the shower it would not be suitable to older/less mobile people (as mentioned in the description anyway). It is ideal for small families or 2-3 friends wishing for a handy base for all the local fell walking opportunities. The owner and cleaner provided additional support on our visit which was greatly appreciated.
Stayed Saturday 11 February 2012
It was everything we hoped/wanted for and a lot more. Clean, warm and cosy, great location, just perfect from coming back from a day walking the fells.
Stayed Saturday 24 July 2010
Livingroom area quite dark could do with being ligthened up
Stayed Saturday 13 February 2010
Lovely location, warm and comfortable. The children loved it and we will be definately staying again.
Stayed Saturday 06 June 2009
Talcombe is in a great location for walking. An evening stroll to see the Ospreys and Otters fising in Lake Bassenthwaite was the highlight for me. Access to and from the property by public transport was tricky as the bus through the village only runs once every two hours. I was particularly impressed with how clean the cottage was. The accomodation was fine for me as a single person but I think it would be very cramped for a family of four and even a couple might find the double bedroom too small for comfort. I would suggest moving the double bed to the larger room, one single bed to the small room and marketing the cottage as Sleeps three plus cot
Stayed Saturday 02 May 2009
This cottage is in a perfect location and is ideal, especially if you like long walks and have a dog. We had a great week, despite the weather and with a couple of improvements, this cottage could be even better. After some long walks we just wanted to stay in and chill out in front of the TV. Unfortunately it is very old and has seen better days, picture and reception was quite bad. The second thing is the oven, which again could do with updating. Great cottage in a lovely place and a brilliant base for the lakes.
I have just come back from a great stay at Talcomb in Thornwaite, this is a lovelly cozy cottage, the cottage has everything you need for a lovelly relaxing stay. Keswick is only a 5 minute drive and is a lovelly lakeland town. I will be booking again to stay here in the future. Many Thanks
The cottage was excellent it had everything that we needed and was ideally situated for some very good walks within the area. If you are considering staying here please enquire whether the chimney has been cleaned, we lit the coal fire on our first night because the storage heating was timed out until the morning. Because the chimney was blocked smoke billowed back out the chimney and filled the cottage with black smoke and left quite a mess, which we had to then clean up, dirty soot is not a pleasant smell and lingers for days. However, we did inform the agent and they offered to send a chimney sweep around the next day, but we declined as we did not want to wait around. All in all we had a wonderful time and would definately return.
We have stayed at this cottage many times we love it's period features and the little touches the owners add to make it homely.We love the fact there is a coal fire which we can choose to use should we wish. The setting is fabulous and our dogs love the walks we do right from the door
2 other reviews
Well, we stayed at the cottage the last 2 weeks in August. First impressions were quite good but throughout the week, we found out that things werent really up to standards. To name a few, the Bathroom leaked everytime it rained heavily which we soon found out that all of the gutters were blocked. My wife had to take all of the pots and pans out and give them a good wash before we could use them as they obviously hadnt been washed for a few months, as well as the cupboards themselves, very greasy/dirty. The twin room door did not shut properly. The shower leaked everytime we used it, i had to go out and buy some mastic so i could seal the shower cubical and the shower fan didnt work when the shower itself was switched on hence a very steamed up bathroom. Apart from that, our stay was most enjoyable apart from the weather which we cannot guarantee.
We have just returned from this cottage for a short break, we had never been to the Lake district before and loved the whole setting of the cottage our dog loved walking along to Braithwaite from the cottage, Keswick is very closeby and we put the coal fire on once during our stay it was very homely Perfect


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Joined: December 2003