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Talcomb Holiday Cottage In Thornthwaite Keswick

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleep 4

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, CD player and open fire.

* Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer.

* Bathroom with shower, hand basin and WC.

* First floor: Double bedroom. ( Please note this bedroom is small)

* Twin bedroom with views over the woods.

* All electric and bed linen included.

* Private parking for one car and

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

* Cot and highchair available

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Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were very surprised to find such a nice house in such a beautiful location: The wild water behind the house and the woodpath leading up to viewing the Irish Sea. It was a great pleasure spending there four days and we would have liked having a longer holiday
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Thornthwaite around the Above Derwent

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Talcomb Holiday Cottage In Thornthwaite Keswick
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 14 reviews

A great place to stay. Cottage was lovely and clean with all essentials provided.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed or 4 night stay. There's not much to do in thornthwaite but it's a great base for exploring other places. We enjoyed Keswick and Cockermouth. We would certainly visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Cosy and comfortable in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Talcomb was a great find. It is located in such a pretty setting, surrounded by woods, with views of the mountains from the rear side. Easy off road parking is very handy. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen with everything you need. The lounge is particularly lovely, with new sofa and armchairs, plenty big enough for four adults to be seated comfortably. It was a welcome place to return to after long mountain walks. There is no bath here, but the shower works well. I would be very happy to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cosy, compact cottage well sited in close range of wonderful views and walks.

  • 4 of 5

A comfortable and homely place, good value for money and generally well provided- though there needs to be investment in bigger saucepans if you are going to cook pasta for four people! We'd go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Quaint cottage in a very quiet (but highly-accessible) location.

  • 4 of 5

The pictures of this cottage do not really do it justice. It was bigger than we'd expected it to be but sufficiently small, so as to retain its quaint, intimate feel. The living room was a cool refuge from the heat of the day; and we enjoyed many relaxed meals at the dining table. There was no extraneous noise; apart from the (highly desirable) sound of a babbling brook. Whinlatter forest is right on the doorstep & afforded a number of safe walks for our dog. The shower unit was efficient & there was plenty of hot water. The cottage was excellent value for money & we would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Small and quaint cottage in a tiny hamlet.

  • 5 of 5

Talcomb is small but suited the three of us (five if you count the dogs) perfectly. The inside was slightly dated but very clean with lovely bed linen and towels. The shower was good and warm as was the whole house, and it was a very cold week. The coal fire in the main room was a cosy treat. Just a short walk up the road and you are in the Whinlatter forest park which is spectacular. A half hour walk from the back of the house takes you into Brathwaite village which has a small shop and a couple of pub/ hotel restaurants. Keswick is a ten minute drive and has supermarkets and everything you could need really.

The kitchen was well equipped but could have been improved with some basic tea making things on arrival. We bought a cheap cafeteria and left it behind for future guests. A dishwasher would have been nice but there just isn't room for one. The hoover was very strong but needed emptying and the filter was clogged and smelt bad so we cleaned it. A suggestion, perhaps replace the bench outside with one with storage for boots so that they can be left outside as there isn't really room in the kitchen for muddy boots.

We would strongly consider coming again if it wasn't for the lack of WiFi. The lack of a consistent signal is a real issue for those of us who have to keep in contact professionally even when on holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good Value, basic accommodation

  • 3 of 5

At the time of booking, this was by far the cheapest place available for a mid week break in January.

Its not going to win any awards and the first night was pretty cold as we had to wait for the following day for the storage heaters to kick in - but overall the cottage is quite well equipped and comfortable.

The village of Thornthwaite is exceptionally quiet for the Lake District. No pubs, cafes etc - which will suit some - especially in the summer when the area can get so busy.

There are walks through the forest up to Whinlatter from the door and the village is in a good location for accessing walks in Borrowdale, Buttermere, Skidaw etc. Also good if wanting to visit towns of Keswick and Cockermouth

The owner provides coal and a bit of kindling so its nice to have a coal fire. Our only suggestion would be some sort of portable heater for that first night.....and a few more fire lighters

Overall - good value and comfortable

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Royal Oak, Braithwaite
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Royal Oak, Braithwaite


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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