Talcomb, Cosy Country Cottage
Cottage with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Lakes, England
From £113 per week
Talcomb is one of six cottages converted from a water driven saw mill built circa 1740
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
20 verified reviews
20 out of 20 people recommend staying here
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 negative I have about the property is the double bedroom. The room is too small for a double bed and the bed is very creaky which kept us awake at night. As a family with teenagers we felt this room would benefit with a bunk bed and the adults stay in the much larger twin room.
The lounge and kitchen were a good size and equipped with everything you could need.
Thank you for a easy check in and out service and we would definitely return to the property as a couple.
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 thornwaite is just down the road, this does good coffee and has some lovely items to buy.
Walking up from the cottage brings you to whinlatter forest, its uphill all the way but worth the walk. Whinlatter is famous for its red squirrels and has some lovely walks. The coffee shop does amazing lunches and cakes.
The cottage is lovely and warm and very relaxing, just what you need for a great break.
Great cosy cottage in a lovely quiet location. Wonderful walks from the door up into whinlatter forest.
Saw a red squirrel everyday from the window and lots of unusual birds.
Great place to relax during difficult times.
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.
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.
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Updated 13 August 2022
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- 17 March - 22 March 2024: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 23 March - 31 May 2024: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 1 June - 30 June 2024: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 July - 30 November 2024: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 1 December - 20 December 2024: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 21 December 2024 - 2 January 2025: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 17 March - 22 March 2025: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 23 March - 31 May 2025: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 1 June - 30 June 2025: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 July - 30 November 2025: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 1 December - 20 December 2025: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 21 December 2025 - 2 January 2026: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 17 March - 22 March 2026: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 23 March - 31 May 2026: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 1 June - 30 June 2026: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
- 1 July - 30 November 2026: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 1 December - 20 December 2026: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
- 21 December 2026 - 2 January 2027: 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.
£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, WiFi, 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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