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Tarn End Cottages 8

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Talkin Tarn near Brampton, Cumbria, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Great accommodation, in a beautiful location."

    We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay!

    Thank you for lovely feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2023

  • "The best stay we have ever had!"

    Such lovely views, comfy bed and amazing tub! On our last day after a town wide power cut between 7:30am and 10:40am meant we had no hot water or power.l, the hosts were kind enough to let us stay an extra hour so we could shower before we left once power was back. Talkin Tarn has always been very sentimental to me and even more so now that on this trip my boyfriend proposed! We will 100% be back!

    Praise indeed, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back, perhaps for your honeymoon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful setting, beautiful property."

    Couldn’t have been a better few days away except to maybe stay a little longer.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we hope you can stay longer with us next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann Linda5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage and the surroundings are sublime."

    Beautiful views across the tarn, and the terrace/patio is a lovely area to enjoy breakfast and the outstanding scenery. The decor and fittings are very tasteful and the whole atmosphere is welcoming and extremely relaxing. We will definitely be booking the cottage again for next year.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeannie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting"

    Thank you for 100% feedback, we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Archie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Stylish but STINGY."

    For a luxury cottage, with the price tag to match, the fact that there was no welcome pack, not a grain of sugar, a crumb of bread (although we could have feasted on the old, old crumbs that were living in the dirty toaster). No foil, no cling film and, not even soap in the bathrooms. Come on. We pretty much holiday in the UK every time and have stayed in many cottages and our bookings are appreciated with a welcome pack to get us started on our holiday. This place is clearly just a cash cow for the owner AND it was grubby, the walls are scuffed, we don't think it had been cleaned before our arrival, it whole place was dusty, the floor was mucky, there was a holey, smelly teatowel on the oven door - We won't be booking with this Property Owner again. Champagne money charged with ginger beer offerings. Oh and the shower leaks too.

    Thank you for your feedback and may we firstly apologies for the standard of cleanliness at the cottage. Our usual cleaner was on holiday and unfortunately we had a cover cleaner who we had not used before. The cottage had been cleaned, but regrettably not to the standard we expect for our guests. During Covid we had to remove all unpackaged foods, this included tea, coffee, sugar etc but we agree this could now be reinstated. We do normally leave toiletries but unfortunately our cover cleaner did not leave these out. Welcome packs are very subjective with the number of regulations and dietary requirements now in force and it does prove difficult to find a suitable welcome pack that suits all guests, however we do appreciate it is the small things that make a big difference and we will look at ways in which we can provide a suitable welcome gift appropriate for all guests. We are disappointed you did not call us on arrival or mention any of the issues when we were chatting during your stay, in fact you were very complimentary of the cottage, we would have immediately taken steps to rectify these for you had you mentioned any of the above. We have now received the laundry back from the cleaners and the tea towel does not have any holes and the shower is not leaking or dripping However, we do hope despite the above you were able to enjoy your holiday in the beautiful surroundings of the Tarn and we hope you will consider returning to the cottage and give us the opportunity to prove this has been a regrettable one off. David, Cottage owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.1Jun 2023

  • "No grill rack and smoke detector constantly going off when grilling breakfast"

    Hi we are sorry you had issues with the smoke alarm going off and can understand this could be frustrating, however we do take our guests safety seriously and we are pleased to note these are working well to keep you and the neighbours safe. We will look at supplying a grill rack for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence4.1Apr 2023

  • "The property was absolutely fantastic, and we had a great staying there."

    The beds/sofas were extremely comfy, and the cottage was stocked with everything we needed for a week away. The location is wonderful, and we had several lovely walks around the beautiful lake. I would highly recommend this property to anyone seeking a vacation.

    Thank you for your 100% feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful countryside on the doorstep. We look forward to welcoming your back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage."

    The deco is amazing and felt very luxurious. A beautiful peaceful setting too!

    Samantha, Thank you for a 100 % review!! So pleased you enjoyed your stay . We certainly love the peace and tranquillity of the Tarn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Feb 2022

  • "The location of the cottage was just what we wanted , and the view was perfect"

    Terry , Thank you for your positive comments . Don’t understand the rating of only 75 when you clearly enjoyed your stay and the view was perfect . Hope you come back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry3.8Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful property in an absolutely stunning location."

    Couldn’t have asked for more. Scenery, comfort, an idyllic getaway. Will definitely be back. Most restful break I’ve ever had. Can’t recommend it highly enough

    Chris Fantastic review and a 100 % rating ! Very much appreciated by us all as we try to provide everything you need for a Self catering holiday . We love the views and location too. Hope to see you soon . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location and the cottage facilities were of real high quality."

    The only issue we had was addressed at real pace and we received a lovely gesture from the owner as a way of an apology. Highly recommend if you looking for a peaceful, relaxing break

    Thank you Craig for a 100 % rating . We agree it is so peaceful at the Tarn . Hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished and decorated in a lovely location."

    Couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic."

    A lot of thought has gone into making it feel like home from home. It was really clean and well stocked. Oh and that view is just incredible, highly recommend

    Thank you Louise . A great review and you re right superb views to the Tarn !! Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • One double bedroom with brass roll-top bath and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine (bring your own pods)
  • dining area and sitting area with electric fire,
  • LPG underfloor heating with electric fire
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, bath robes and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Electric charge point available in the car park - payable locally
  • Private patio with furniture and shared gardens leading down to Talkin Tarn
  • Secure bike shed
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.7 miles

The property

Brampton 2.3 miles.

Occupying a prime position in a contemporary conversion of a former hotel, Tarn End Cottages 8 enjoys uninterrupted views over the landscaped gardens, Talkin Tarn and the Carrock Fells beyond.

Perfect for a romantic couples break to Cumbria, this stylish dwelling presents quality furnishings and comforts whilst being in the midst of fantastic countryside to explore.

As you walk in through the door into the open-plan living space be immediately drawn to the large picture windows which perfectly frame the view of the tarn, with the plush sofa perfectly positioned for both admiring the views as well as settling in front of the beautiful glass electric fire and Smart TV.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed to prepare a delicious meal including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine with granite worktops and quality units.

Let the stairs lead you up to the romantic first-floor bedroom where a wall of windows provide the perfect backdrop to a relaxing soak in the unique, bespoke brass roll-top bath tub, placed at the end of the room.

Glimpse the stars twinkling above the water below from you bed before drifting off, waking up to a refreshing shower in your en-suite luxury shower room, complete with a towel rail and large enclosure.

Spend time out on your private patio area with alfresco dining, sunbathing or simply getting stuck in a good book on a mild afternoon, with strolls down through the landscaped shared gardens and around the tarn to look forward to as well.

The whole of Talkin Tarn Country Park spans 120 acres and is a natural beauty spot right on your doorstep, with the tarn home to sailing, rowing clubs, boat hire and a tea room, so you can enjoy gliding along the water followed by a sweet treat in the tea room.

Brampton Golf Club is just a stone's throw away, while the market town of Brampton is just over two miles from the cottage and boasts all the amenities you need during your stay, from shops and supermarkets to pubs and restaurants, perfect when you want a night off from cooking and a romantic meal.

Pull on your walking boots and embark on some fantastic walks in the surrounding area, starting with a jaunt along the Pennine Way in the North Pennines AONB, with the path loosely hugging the River South Tyne and boasting brilliant views of the surrounding peaks Cold Fell, Great Blacklawn Hill and Pike Rigg providing even more walking opportunities.

Venture into the city of Carlisle to visit Carlisle Castle, sample the various restaurants and cuisines and delight in some excellent shopping.

You are also in a fantastic location for treks along the ancient Roman Hadrian's Wall, with a wealth of historic ruins to catch sight of and discover along the way including turrets, castles, and defensive walls.

Spend a beautiful holiday with your loved one at Tarn End Cottages 8 soaking up the Cumbrian countryside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


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 reivers 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.

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