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Talkin near Carlisle, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972576)

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    • “The cottage was excellent, ideal for what I wanted. It was clearly so well looked after too and you can tell the owners have gone to great lengths to make the stay comfortable and convenient. Thank you!”

    Mrs Sutton, Cramlington, December 2017


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

Rycroft has been refurbished to a high standard and effortlessly combines modern day comforts with the traditional features of the cottage. Rycroft is the perfect romantic retreat and with a cosy wood burning stove for chilly evenings and Talkin Tarn and quiet country roads for walking and cycling only minutes away it is an ideal base at any time of year.
The fell side village of Talkin sits in an elevated location at the northern tip of the Pennines in the Eden Valley 10 miles east of the historic county town of Carlisle and ten miles north of World Heritage site, Hadrians Wall. The village has a traditional pub serving home cooked bar meals and nearby is Talkin Tarn, a woodland country park with a 65 acre lake where watersports can be undertaken followed by a leisurely walk around the tarn and coffee in the cafe. The market town of Brampton, with a wealth of local amenities and restaurants is 5 miles north west of Talkin and Brampton golf club is approx. 1 mile. The area is ideal for walkers or cyclists along the country lanes and with easy access to the Lake District this is an ideal base to enjoy exploring Cumbria.
This newly refurbished cottage blends the characterful features of the period with a contemporary twist incorporating modern day comforts and amenities to provide superb accommodation for a romantic break at any time of the year, it is equally suitable for two couples. The sandstone cottage has an eclectic and stylish mix of furniture that blends to give a welcoming ambience that is sure to be appreciated by both the young, and not so young, looking for a peaceful break in the picturesque village of Talkin.
Rycroft has electric central heating and comprises:

Cosy sitting room with rustic, industrial style wall lights, wood burning stove and plasma TV.
Breakfast kitchen with shaker style cream painted kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and iPod player.
Cloakroom with hand basin and WC.

First floor: Both bedrooms have white washed stripped original floorboards, wall lights and crisp, fresh bed linen with the spacious master double bedroom having a king size Victorian style antique nickel bed and freestanding roll top bath.
Second cosy double bedroom.
Shower room with walk in shower, hand basin and WC.

All electric and bed linen included
Cot and highchair available.
On street parking.
Outside there is sand stone seating by the entrance to the cottage and a log store.
Free Wi-Fi available.
Approx. 1 mile from Brampton Golf Course.

PLEASE NOTE: Cot and highchair available. 1 dog is welcome.


Two bedrooms: 1 x master double with king-size Victorian style antique nickel bed plus freestanding roll-top bath, 1 x double bedroom. Shower room with walk-in shower, hand basin and WC. Ground floor cloakroom with hand basin and WC. Breakfast kitchen. Lounge with wood burning stove.


  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • Plasma TV, iPod player, Free Wi-Fi
  • Electric is included in rent
  • Bed linen is provided
  • Cot and highchair are available
  • The cottage has on-street parking
  • There is stone seating outside next to the entrance to the cottage and also a log store
  • Sorry, no garden
  • Village and pub nearby.

Regional Information

BRAMPTON, CUMBRIA Carlisle 10 miles. The market town of Brampton is the ideal base for exploring Hadrian’s Wall. The town boasts a rich and colourful history going back to the Roman occupation, Border raiders from Scotland and the Jacobite uprisings, plus bonnie Prince Charlie established his headquarters in one of the old buildings in Brampton. In the centre of the town is Moot Hall, which was built in 1817, and now houses the Tourist Information Centre, and there is a large motte to the east of the town, which is 135 feet high and has the statue of the 7th Earl of Carlisle on it. A few miles outside Brampton is Talkin Tarn Country Park. It covers 120 acres of farmland and woodland, 65 of which make up the Tarn, a 10,000 year old glacial lake, fed by underwater springs. Two miles away is Gelt Woods, which is an ancient woodland and RSPB nature reserve and has the River Gelt running through it. Brampton is a wonderful base for exploring this historic and scenic area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season