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  • VisitEngland 3 to 4 Star Self-catering
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • VisitEngland Cyclists Welcome
  • VisitEngland Walkers Welcome
  • Fair Booking
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Self-catering with 1 unit £650 pupw sleeps 4

Comb Beck

Comb Beck

Comb Beck


    Group M
    Blackmans Bay, Tasmania, Australia
    16 September 2015
    Rated as 5 out of 5

    “A brilliant base to explore the Lake District from”

    Comb Beck is a brilliant base from which to explore the Lake District. It's quiet ( apart from the babbling stream), warm, comfortable and tastefully appointed with all the luxuries one needs after a long day's hike. The central heating was fabulous, as was the log fire and the beds very comfy. Close to but away from the bustle of Keswick, Comb Beck offers a genuinely secluded location overlooking the beautiful and diverse Whinlatter Forest, as well as the Comb Beck and a pretty garden. It is also close to three excellent pubs in Braithwaite to cap off the day's activities. Our host Helen welcomed us with a bunch of flowers, and was efficient and clear with communicating prior to and after our visit. The cottage is fully stocked with an excellent library and sets of maps and Information about the Lake District, making it easy to plan the days. We definitely want to come back here on our next visit as it was such an ideal setting and memorable stay. Thank you Helen, we will be recommending Comb Beck far and wide.

    Reply from Comb Beck at 24 Sep 2015

    Thank you very much!

    We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

    And, yes we hope that you will be able to return.

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review for us.

    We do appreciate it.

    And, thank you for recommending Comb Beck.

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    Comb Beck is a very comfortable old stone cottage, in a truly tranquil setting. Nestled into the lower slopes of Whinlatter Forest, it is situated in the 'Seldom Seen' ravine, on a single track no-through road.

    Comb Beck has gas-fired central heating throughout.

    The living room has a wood-burning stove set into the original sandstone alcove. There are 2 two seater sofas, coffee tables, and a television with DVD/CD player. There is a cupboard containing a selection of games, including Chess, Jenga, Pictionary and Scrabble. The bookcase has reading material related to the local area. The living room has a window at one end, and a door leading out onto the balcony at the other end.

    The fully fitted kitchen incorporates a Belfast sink with slate worktops, fully integrated electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, and a washing/drying machine. There is also a microwave, toaster and kettle, and a radio. The slate floor has underfloor heating, and there are views towards Skiddaw and Whinlatter Forest.

    The toilet and bathroom have slate floors with underfloor heating. The bathroom suite is white, with a thermostatically controlled shower over the bath, and glass shower screen.

    There is a heated porch with a coir matting floor, hooks for hanging coats, and a shoe rack for boots.

    There are two bedrooms; a double and a twin.

    The double bedroom has a double bed, and bedside tables with lamps. The sliding sash window has views towards the forest.

    The twin bedroom has twin beds, with bedside shelves and lights. The sliding sash window has views over the garden, beck and forest.

    The stairs and bedrooms have the original wooden panelled latch doors.

    Stunning views of Skiddaw can be seen from the attic room on the 2nd floor, which has seating, a radio and can be used as a second lounge.

    Comb Beck has a terraced garden, which leads down to the beck.

    The garden has a lockable shed suitable for bicycle storage.

    The cottage has private off-street parking for one vehicle. Additional parking is available in the village.

    There are superb walks and/or cycles, which can be started from the cottage door, to the forest and fells beyond.

    Red squirrels and deer may be spotted in the garden, or in the forest beyond.

    The cottage and garden have views of Whinlatter Forest and Skiddaw.


    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • RadioRadio
    • TelevisionTelevision
    • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
    • Private parkingPrivate parking
    • GardenGarden
    • Central heatingCentral heating
    • 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
    • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
    • Cots availableCots available
    • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
    • Washing machineWashing machine

    Located at the foot of Whinlatter forest. Haven for walkers or cyclists or simply lovers of stunning scenery. Whinlatter visitor centre accessible by foot or bicycle with Osprey viewing, mapped out walks, trails and centre facilities such as cafe and shop. Bassenthwaite lake also accessible by foot and cycle. Fells such as Grizedale Pike, Barrow and Causey Pike also accessible by foot and cycle. Children welcome from age 5.


    c/o Lanefoot Farm,
    CA12 5RZ


    1 The Ravine, Seldom Seen,
    CA12 5SE


    Plan route to Comb Beck using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: NY 221251  Lat: 54.61503 Long: -3.20776

    By car take the Thornthwaite turning off the A66. Turn up hill in Thornthwaite opposite church. Pass gallery and continue up hill. Comb Beck is one of the cottages on your left. There is a slate name plaque on the gable end. By bus Thornthwaite is on X5 route.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • Parking for Single unit properties:
      • YesParking space provided
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance

    Bed/ Bathrooms

    • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest


    • YesSteps to the main entrance:
      • 5
        Number of steps to entrance
    • YesEntrance is well lit

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