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Talcomb, Cosy Country Cottage

Cottage with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Lakes, England

From £312 per week

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Cottage to rent in Lakes, England

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

  • Cottage
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Washing machine
  • Open fire

Cottage overview - owner's description

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


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16 out of 16 people recommend staying here

Family from Nottingham, United Kingdom Mar 2018

Great cosy cottage. WHen we stayed we had really cold weather, a couple of snow showers but the cottage was lovely and warm.
My husband and son saw a woodpecker out of the lounge window and on a walk back from the pub one evening we saw a young deer in the woods.
The cottage is in a lovely area there are so many walks from your doorstop, and the walk up into the forest is delightful.
We went into Keswick on a couple of evenings and used a taxi which cost us £8.00 great value if there are 4 of you.
The nearest place to eat and drink is Brailthwaite which has 3 pubs. Our favourite is middle ruddings which has a great selection of beers and spirts, especially gin and the food is good. It's a five minute drive or about a 40min walk.

This cottage is great value for money in a great location.

Couple from Nottingham, United Kingdom Apr 2017

lovely warm cottage at a great price. We saw 3 red squirrels from the cottage. Two out of the back window and one running near the car out of the front window.
A great base to explore the Lake District.

Family from Nottingham, United Kingdom Oct 2015

This cottage is in a wonderful location. It is so quiet but you have got the local village approx a mile away with some excellent pubs and Keswick which is around 4 miles away. We have stayed at this cottage lots of times as we use it as a base while we walk the wainwrights. We love it. My son and his girlfriend joined us and they caught the bus into Keswick on an evening so they could have a drink, this was easy and cheap. Keswick is becoming cosmopolitan with some cocktail bars as well as the tradition bars.

Family from Cambridge, United Kingdom Aug 2015

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.

Couple from Nottingham, United Kingdom Oct 2014

Excellent location for a relaxing holiday.

From Liverpool, United Kingdom Mar 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

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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This cottage is:

45km from the nearest beach 2.3km from the nearest bar 15km from the nearest restaurant 15km from the nearest supermarket 90km from Manchester airport 5km from Keswick 10km from Basenthwaite 5km from Braithwaite 30km from Buttermere

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Climbing 15km Fishing 15km Golf 15km Horse riding 15km Sailling 15km Sports center 15km Swimming 15km Water skiing 15km Wind surfing 15km

Sights and attractions

Local food market 2.6km Museum 15km Shopping 15km Theatre 15km Cinema 15km

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Outside this cottage in Lakes, England
This cottage is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the mountains. Car hire is recommended as the cottage is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 21 December 2019 - 2 January 2020: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 17 March - 1 June 2020: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 3 June - 30 August 2020: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 September - 4 October 2020: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 21 December 2020 - 2 January 2021: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 17 March - 1 June 2021: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 3 June - 30 August 2021: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 September - 4 October 2021: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 21 December 2021 - 2 January 2022: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 17 March - 1 June 2022: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 3 June - 30 August 2022: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 September - 4 October 2022: the minimum stay is 4 nights.

Early booking discounts

  • Receive 20% off if the booking is made 12 months before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • 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.

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.



  • Cleaning Fee

    £50.00 per booking if the booking is for less than 4 nights, paid with booking


  • 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



Suitable for

Infants, Pets

Extra information

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.


Average rating from 38 reviews

Private Owner From Ponteland, United Kingdom Member since Dec 2003

Past bookings: 129 bookings

Response rate: 69%

Response time: within 9 hours

Last seen: 3 days ago

Number of properties: 2

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