Image of Coniston Water on a December morning

Coniston Water


Beautiful, peaceful and serene Coniston Water is the third largest lake in the Lake District. It is five miles long, half a mile wide and about 184 feet deep.

Coniston Water is an excellent lake for canoeing and kayaking … Read more »

Wast Water

Wast Water


Wastwater is England’s deepest lake and lies in the west of the Lake District National Park.

The view from the south-western end of the lake near the youth hostel was voted Britain’s Favourite View in 2007 by television viewers. … Read more »

The Coniston Steam Gondola

Coniston Steam Gondola


Owned by the National Trust, an unrivaled sailing experience, float back in time and enjoy Coniston as wealthy Victorians once did, travelling in style in Gondola’s opulent saloons or relaxing on her open-air decks.

Take in the spectacular scenery … Read more »

The World of Beatrix Potter attraction

The World of Beatrix Potter


A magical experience for the whole family, this award-winning attraction brings Beatrix Potter’s classic tales vividly to life.

Take a walk through an indoor recreation of the Lakeland countryside, visiting Peter Rabbit and all his friends on the way.… Read more »

Swinging through Grizedale Forest wtih Go Ape

Go Ape, Grizedale Forrest


Brilliant adventure centre located between Coniston and Hawkshead.

Swinging through the canopy, wiping out at the bottom of zip wires and going on an and a tree top adventure brings people together like nothing else.

Fly 200 metres across

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Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside

Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside


The Lakes Aquarium is located in the village of Lakeside on the southern shore of Lake Windermere and is one of the docking points of Windermere Lakes Cruises, Steamers and the Lakeside & Haverthwaite steam Railway.

Explore the Lakes … Read more »

Horses racing at Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel racecourse has the 3rd highest average attendance of any race meeting in the UK (after Ascot and Aintree) yet it is 1 of the smallest race courses in Britain.

People travel from near and far for this great social … Read more »

The tidal bore at Morecambe Bay

Morecambe Bay Tidal Bore


Morecambe Bay is the largest continuous intertidal bay in the whole of Britain covering an area of 186 square miles and consists mainly of intertidal sandflats and mudflats.

The Bay is broad and relatively shallow with a large tidal … Read more »

Mountain biking in Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Forest Park


Grizedale Forest Park nestles in the heart of the Lake District between lakes Windermere and Coniston. Activities range from gentle walks to swinging through the trees at ‘GoApe’, enjoying a leisurely meal in the ‘Café in the Forest’ and … Read more »

Aerial view of Piel Island

Piel Island & Castle


Piel Island is a charming little fifty acre island without any roads and is steeped in history. Only accessible by walking across the sands at low tide or by the ferry from Roa Island at high tide-the rest of … Read more »

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18th February, 2019

Sawmill Cottage Reviews

5 Star Review on Trip Advisor


This venue was amazing for a relaxing tranquil weekend. Lazy mornings, long soak in the bath, walking, pub meals and real fires 🔥 – Catherine

28th January,

Charcoal House Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Beautiful house, warm, welcoming, modern but with so much character. A real corker of a property!”

Thanks Simon, my family and I had a wonderful weekend stay at Charcoal House.

My husband loved taking early morning walks to Coniston Water and it was a fantastic base for exploring the Lake District.

The only problem we had was the house was so great, we didn’t want to leave! – Liz & Family

25th January, 2019

Charcoal House Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Perfect for a family getaway!”

8 of us and our dog Harley stayed at Charcoal House for a week in January.

The house was super, very spacious with lovely furnishings, and everyone had a lovely break, even the Aga was a hit and produced an excellent Sunday lunch!

Even though the weather was snowy, we had no problem getting about, and took advantage of a number of Simon’s recommended walks which were right on the doorstep.

We also visited his recommended cafes and restaurants in Lowick Bridge, Greenodd and Ulverston, all of which were great.

All in all, the house is perfect for a family getaway and we will definitely look to book one of Simon’s properties for our January break next year – Peter Jones, Wrexham