Talcomb, Cosy Country Cottage
Cottage with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Keswick, United Kingdom
Saturday 6 August 2016 - Tuesday 16 August 2016
Booking cost: £0.00
From £261 per week
Talcomb is one of six cottages converted from a water driven saw mill built circa 1740
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
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
Sleeps 4 + Cot
Walking from the door
Real coal fire
Bed linen included
Tv,video, CD player
Well behaved pets allowed
Talcomb is available for long and short breaks
14 verified reviews
14 out of 14 people recommend staying here
Fantastic location for visiting the northern lakes. The cottage is very small and whilst the décor & furnishings are a little dated, it's very clean and well kept. Given we spent most of our time out and about, it didn't really matter that the cottage was a little tight on space.
Excellent location for a relaxing holiday.
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
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.
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.
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 27 July - 30 August 2016: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 September - 4 October 2016: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 17 March - 1 June 2017: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 3 June - 30 August 2017: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 September - 4 October 2017: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 17 March - 1 June 2018: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 3 June - 30 August 2018: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 September - 4 October 2018: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 17 March - 1 June 2019: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
- Receive 20% off if the booking is made 12 months before the arrival date.
- Receive 10% off if the booking is made within 40 days of the arrival date.
- Receive 5% off if the booking is made within 60 days of the arrival date.
- Receive 5% off if the booking is made within 30 days of the arrival date.
Well behaved dogs are welcome, pets carry an extra £10.00 cleaning surcharge
£10.00 per booking, paid with booking
2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
There is also 1 cot
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC
CD player, Radio, TV Languages in Local
Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Central heating, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
There is only bed linen included, you need to bring your own towells. The heating is by electric storage heating there is also a real coal fire. There are gardens outside the cottage but they are owned by another cottage owner.
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