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Tallentire Village

Tallentire is a village to the north west of the parish about 3 miles north of Cockermouth. Tallentire means "land (or world)'s end" in old Cumbrian

Tallentire in 1910

Tallentire in 2012

It is a farming and residential village, one of the few villages in the area still to have a pub. This is a free house run by Ray Seavers and his wife Monica, who moved to the Bush Inn at Tallentire in 2005, from the award winning White Bull, Great Eccleston, Lancashire.  Contact Telephone 01900 823707 for meal bookings.  The Bush always has a range of interesting real ales on sale, and a search of the internet under 'Bush Inn Tallentire' will reveal several reviews.

Holiday accommodation in Tallentire includes Bush Cottage, a couple of doors from the pub. There is little other accommodation available, though the nearby village of Gilcrux includes The Beeches Caravan Park where mobile homes are available to rent.  A variety of accommodation is available in Cockermouth.

If there is other available holiday accommodation in the area, it could be linked to this website when we are notified of details.

The nearest bus services are on the main A594 road at Dovenby.  More details are given on the Dovenby Village page. More information on bus services is available here.

A possible alternative is Rural Wheels click here

There was a village school until the Second World War, when it became a hostel for the Land Army.  The building is now a private house.

Tallentire Hall is an interesting Grade II listed building. The original Hall dates back to around 1280. The only remaining part is the Peel Tower which was incorporated into the house during the mid 19th Century. Details of the hall are given via this link.
Many of the Hall outbuildings have been converted for residential use.

Visible from Tallentire Hill and parts of the village is the offshore windfarm in the Solway Firth.

 

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