Can you see yourself sitting on your own balcony overlooking a tranquil forest and high mountains, with birdsong and the sound of a crystal clear stream beside you the only sounds to hear? Well then Comb Beck might just be the ideal spot for you. It is a wonderfully cosy cottage for four people with lovely fresh decor set up a quiet lane in an area of Thornthwaite known as 'Seldom Seen'. A romantic name which really lives up to its promise. The cottage itself has a wonderful quirky feel to it with thick walls, a winding staircase and a wonderful attic room just for reading or whiling away some time looking out at the views of the forest canopy or mighty Skiddaw. It also has all the comforts of home and Wifi should you not wish to leave the modern world entirely behind.
Thornthwaite is a peaceful village near Bassenthwaite Lake just outside Keswick. The village backs on to Whinlatter Forest Park a fantastic haven for cyclists, walkers, children, bird spotters and occasionally the odd Gruffalo! It is an ideal place to while away your stay and as luck would have it you've no need to drive from Comb Beck as a footpath from the top of the road leads directly into the forest. Thornthwaite village boasts its own art gallery with tea room just down the road and neighbouring village Braithwaite has three pubs. For the foodies among you the highly acclaimed Cottage in the Wood restaurant is just up the road in Whinlatter forest.
The whole area is a paradise for walkers and cyclists with some of the most beautiful mountain scenery literally on the doorstep. Keswick, a much loved Lake District gem situated on picturesque Derwentwater is five minutes away while Cockermouth, a charming Georgian town notable for being Wordsworth's birthplace, is just ten miles in the other direction. So why not leave the noise and hubub of the world behind and come and cuddle up by the log burner or pour a glass of wine and sit out on the balcony with the glistening stream pottering by in the ravine below you at Comb Beck. What a glorious place to relax.