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Romantic Lakeland stone cottages offering spacious accommodation ideal for families or groups. Talbot House sleeps 5 and Talbot Studio sleeps 2, book separately or as one. They share a terraced garden with BBQ and seating area. No smoking allowed, well behaved pets welcome. 

We offer secure parking for cars and storage for mountain bikes or small boat, as well as shared laundry facilities. Talbot House has an open fire for your cosier evenings. Both houses have dishwashers, TV and DVD. Holiday price includes bed linen and towels. Set in the beautiful conservation village of Helton; 1 mile from Askham, within the National Park, with views over the Lowther Valley. The fells of Helton and Askham are within a 5 minute walk. 10 minute drive will take you to the local market town of Penrith and Lake Ullswater. Helton lies on the Haweswater road. 

From your doorstep there is excellent walking and cycling up on the fells. Askham offers village shop, two pubs, open air swimming pool and Askham Hall cafe and gardens. In Penrith is Rheged, the Alpaca Centre, Eden Ostrich World and a full leisure centre. Ullswater Steamers run all year round. There are a number of historical landmarks including Lowther Castle open all day with a cafe.

These romantic Lakeland stone cottages are the perfect base for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. Situated within the Lowther Valley, the conservation village of Helton is within 3 miles of Ullswater and offers beautiful doorstep walks through the Lowther Estate leading to the neighbouring village of Askham 1 mile with its 2 pubs, shop, open air heated swimming pool and Askham Hall Gardens. Lowther Castle Gardens featuring the 'Lost Castle' are also within the estate. 5 miles to the market town of Penrith. 


Take a break in the Heart of the Lake District and make it a short break to remember...

Within a five mile radius there are cycles for hire, pony trekking, water sports, leisure, health and beauty. Children are welcome from any age, plenty of door step walking means well behaved pets are more than welcome. The market town of Penrith with supermarkets, speciality shops and restaurants is just 5 miles away. 

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Book the house and studio together and get the studio at half price*. Book Online, Phone Us on 01931 712 067 or by email from our Contacts Page


*excluding high season dates


Lake District Cottages

Talbot House and Talbot Studio are ideally located in Helton 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 spacious utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and a secure locked garage for bicycles or a small boat.

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