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Self-catering with 1 unit £250 pupw sleeps 4





c/o 22 Halterburn Close,


4 Pinevale Cottages,
CA12 5SF


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.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionIroning facilitiesChristmas special programmePrivate parkingGardenCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesFreezerMicrowave cookerLinen providedVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementDVD playerCD playerHairdryerCots availableReal log/coal firesDrying facilitiesWashing machine

Children welcome from any age.


    Family with Young Children Iain Pailing
    Warwickshire, United Kingdom
    14 August 2013
    Rated as 2 out of 5

    “Could have been much better - not three star ”

    Too much crockery - left no room to store food.
    No garden and the washer did not dry so had to resort to using the oven to provide heat to dry clothes.
    Major issue with size of main bedroom. My wife is petite but had to walk sideways to get round the bed. Access to the wardrobe was by sitting on the end of the bed and only one door could be fully opened because of the bed. In the event of a fire I would have had difficulty getting out of the room past the wall heater and round the door - particularly if there was smoke.
    This should have been either a single or bunk room with the other being a double. The directions to the property are very confusing with three roads signposted for Thornthwaite and the incorrect spelling of "Gallery" in the directions causes confusion beyond belief.

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    Plan route to Talcomb using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: NY 222252  Lat: 54.61594 Long: -3.20624

    West along A66 take left-hand turn signposted Thornthwaite, 0.5 mile along road, turn left, signposted Galliers. Follow road for about 400yds, Pinevale cottages are located on left.


    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • RadioRadio
    • TelevisionTelevision
    • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
    • Christmas special programmeChristmas special programme
    • Private parkingPrivate parking
    • GardenGarden
    • Central heatingCentral heating
    • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
    • FreezerFreezer
    • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
    • Linen providedLinen provided
    • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
    • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
    • DVD playerDVD player
    • CD playerCD player
    • HairdryerHairdryer
    • Cots availableCots available
    • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
    • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
    • Washing machineWashing machine

    Children welcome from any age.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • Parking for Single unit properties:
      • YesParking space provided
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
      • YesDesignated parking space provided for guests with disabilities
      • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • YesGravel
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)

    Bed/ Bathrooms

    • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
    • YesBedrooms available with no fitted carpets
    • Bathrooms available with:
      • YesSeparate shower unit


    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
      • YesToilet and bathroom
      • YesKitchen