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4* Pet Friendly Self Catering Cottage, ideal for families With Terraced Garden - Talbot House Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Talbot House Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms)

The perfect, comfortable cottage for a relaxing holiday, Talbot House sleeps up to 5 in 3 bedrooms, ideal for families and groups and indeed if rented together with the adjoining studio can accommodate up to 7 people. The entrance porch leads into a spacious lounge with original exposed beams, cosy open fire, views across the Helton village green , a 30” LCD TV with DVD and a small music system. The open plan dining room has a large six seater dining table.There is cental heating throughout. Off the lounge, the fully fitted kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer and has views down the garden to the Lowther Valley.

The stairs lead past a customised single room with cabin bed to the master bedroom with a feature king size bed and a further twin upstairs. The fully tiled bathroom has a bath and electric shower.

There is parking for 2 vehicles outside the front door.

A cot and high chair are available on request.

No Smoking

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About the property


The sleepy little conservation village of Helton is an ideal place for a lake district cottages short breaks and is perched on the hillside only 3 miles away from Ullswater across Askham fell in the North East corner of the Lake District national Park. Lakeland Slate and Stone cottages predominate. Beautiful walks through the Lowther Estate lead to the neighbouring village of Askham, one mile to the North with 2 pubs, post office, village shop and open air heated swimming pool. South of Helton is the road to Bampton and Haweswater, with the drowned village of Mardale beneath. Talbot House and Talbot Studio are ideally located for those who wish to walk, fish, cycle or just enjoy. Facilities include a shared terraced garden, with table and chairs and BBQ for those outside evenings. There is a secure locked garage for bicycles or a small boat. Within a five mile radius there are cycles for hire, pony trekking, water sports, leisure, health and beauty.

For online booking please visit our website at www.lakedistrict-cottages.com

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Sue Calland
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Sue Calland

Gary and Sue lived a very hectic lifestyle in West Yorkshire with Sue running a riding school and Gary travelling the world with work, they decided to move to the peaceful location of Helton 10 years ago as it was a place that they fell in love with very quickly, as most people do.

Why Sue Calland chose Helton

Having travelled through the unique village for many years visiting Lowther Park, Gary and Sue finally bought a house in the village of Helton 8 years ago and have never looked back. Having fully embraced the wealth of activities; walking, riding, fishing and socialising they decided to transform Talbot House and Studio into self catering holiday cottages and have spent the last 4 years upgrading them for the comfort and enjoyment of their guests.

What makes this cottage unique

With the convenience of the properties and the warmth of the surrounding villagers, this place is hard not to love. Do as we did and come for a visit, you will never want to leave!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Beautiful location, very welcoming with everything you could wish for.'

'A perfect place for a weekends stay. Beautiful views, comfortable bed and wine to welcome us. What more could you want?'

A much needed, stressless break which was a long time coming. It was a fantastic base to shoot off to the Lakes, our dogs have never been so tired. You made us welcome and we felt so comfy that we will recommend you to all our friends and family.
Mar 2012
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Booking Notes:
To book Talbot House or Studio, please call or email in advance to check availability.

Changeover Day:
Preferably our changeover days are Monday and Friday, to accommodate short breaks and weekly bookings, however we are flexible on this.
Arrival time is usually 4pm, and departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
We offer short breaks, 3 nights; Friday to Monday, or 4 nights; Monday to Friday.

50% off Talbot Studio when booking Talbot House and Studio together. Excludes High Season

10% loyalty discount for all returning customers.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Helton in Askham

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
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Notes on accommodation: All of our prices include Bed Linen, Towels, heating, electric and use of internet. When Talbot House and Studio are booked together, Talbot Studio is half price. Except high season. Includes logs for Talbot House's open fire, and the use of a cot/high chair if needed, however cot linen can not be provided. Outside: Facilities include a shared terraced garden, with table and chairs and BBQ for those outside evenings.


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Talbot House Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews

Gorgeous cottage beautifully appointed and perfectly situated to explore the Lakes.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great few days at Talbot cottage. The house was spotlessly clean and very welcoming. Sue was lovely and helpful. There was milk in the fridge and water by the beds which was a lovely touch. The house had an excellent collection of crockery and glasses so not too much washing up! (there's a dishwasher anyway!). We were very lucky and had 3 days of gorgeous weather. Helton is a tiny village but Askham is only a mile away and has a shop and 2 pubs. The people are really friendly. You do need a car but everywhere is really accessible. There is only one bathroom/toilet but the shower is fantastic! There's a lovely open fire place and you are very welcome to make a fire. There is absolutely no phone reception in the area but the house has free wifi. We went with our 3 teenage kids and had a fab time. We would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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A great long weekend in the lakes!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 easily fitted into this lovely cottage. Parking right outside, and everything you could want for inside. We stayed 3 nights, which worked very well. Lots of hot water and wifi for our teenage daughters to use :).

Location wise this worked well for us. We had friends in Glenridding, which we thought might be a bit of a distance away. as it happens we all met in Pooley Bridge for dinners and excursions. We did walking and boat rides very easily from the cottage.

And it was big enough to have our friends, so 10 in total, over for pizza!

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Beautiful cottage in a amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is beautiful, in a lovely quiet little village, had everything you need(washer dryer towels kitchen utensils..loved the fact we could take our dog with us and the best bit was the log fire : very cosy... a little place of heaven.. love it!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Very nice, well kept and helpfull owners!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Tablot House couldn't have being better! The location was good and we found the cottage very nice and quiet! Our two boys enjoyed the place and the walks around!! Highlighly recommended for families with little ones!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Great house with everything you could ever need.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed here with our 2 Golden Retrievers for a week. We really enjoyed our stay here. The house is spacious, spotless and has everything you need. I really appreciated the bottles of water and glass in each bedroom and the fresh flowers in the living room were a lovely touch. There are good pubs within walking distance which serve very good food and a lot of the tourist towns are only a short drive away. Would definitely recommend Talbot House.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Family of 5 plus dog. We had a lovely holiday. The cottage was very clean and tidy, with fresh flowers and a bottle of wine on arrival. All the facilities you would need on a holiday and everything straight forward to use. Pretty village location and about further 20 minute walk to Askham to great pub (Punchbowl) served very good food at reasonable price. Shop and gallery there too. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
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Nearest airports are Newcastle, 1hr 30min drive and Manchester, 2 hours.

Nearest train station is Penrith, 15 mins or Langwathby, 20 mins for the Settle-Carlisle Steam line.


Newly opened Lowther Castle and Gardens, 10 mins walk.

Penrith, local market town, eating out, takeaways , cinema, speciality shops/produce and banking, 15-20 minutes

Carlisle City Centre, Carlisle castle and Cathedral 30-40 minutes drive

Lake Ullswater, all water sports with regular Steamer sailings, 10 minutes drive

Haweswater, Stunning walks with views of the 5 nearest lakes, 15 minutes

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Lowther Castle and Gardens, newly opened after 70 years. Visitors are able to follow simple routes through 130 acres of gardens and castle terraces.

Rheged, Penrith. An activity centre/shopping experience suitable for all the family. Cinema included.