13th March, 2017

5 of 5 stars Review on Trip Advisor

We recently stayed at Charcoal house and cannot recommend it highly enough.

We regularly take a cottage break, at least five times a year. Charcoal House is superbly equipped, everything you could hope for in a home from home to provide a truly relaxing break.

The downstairs kitchen, dinner and snug makes an excellent family space and the lounge, upstairs, overlooking the mountains is fantastic and very relaxing, especially with the log burner.

We have stayed in many places that advertise themselves as luxury cottages and the standard at Charcoal House is far superior to any we have stayed in before and excellent value for money. There is even had a Nutri Ninja and were able to enjoy a fantastic range of healthy shakes each morning with brunch.

We could have happily stayed for longer!

Simon was fantastic to deal with and made the booking process very easy. We will definitely look to return to one of his other four or five star properties – Sarah Lennox

22nd January, 2017

Thank you so much for a glorious few days here at Charcoal House.

From the minute we stepped foot inside this beautiful location we knew it was going to be a special place.

The cleanliness is 2nd to none and the house is furnished to an exceedingly high standard with views to die for. The location is superb too.

Simon couldn’t have done enough for us and we are already planning our next trip here in spring time. Many thanks – The Brooksy’s, Liverpool

30th December, 2016

5 of 5 stars Review on Trip Advisor

“Perfect Lakes retreat”

We had a wonderful time over Christmas at Charcoal House.

The house is really spacious and is entered through a welcoming, well-equipped kitchen with an AGA keeping it lovely, toasty and homely.

The decor in the house was the perfect blend of country comfort with contemporary colours so it appealed to all ages within our family, all of whom had a great time.

The views from the balcony off the first floor living room are great and the log burning stove in the room makes it even more cosy. We’d love to go back – Nick & Family, Bath, Somerset 

Christmas 2016

Thank you so much. We all had a lovely time staying in your beautiful home.

We had a relaxing time and enjoyed some lovely walks around Coniston.

The house is amazing and very comfortable and well equipped.

We enjoyed our stay and would love to come back sometime. Thank you so much – The Law Family

28th November, 2016

Great place – had a good family birthday weekend get together and enjoyed facilities.

The weather was very kind- had two shining days with perfect sun and frost.

Had a great meal out at Steam Bistro in Coniston – would thoroughly recommend it – even coped well with gluten free requirements – Fiona Drake, Matlock, Derbyshire

21st October, 2016

We had a fantastic stay and the house was great!

This was our first stay in the cottage but we thought it was amazing. We enjoyed many walks around the area and a great meal at Millee Howe.

Thanks again for a fantastic stay – Kharee, Tracey, Lili, Amelia, Eabian & Laika

14th October, 2016

Another superb cottage from Simon!

Our first stay here but we are veterans of the other cottages – this again is stunning.

We have enjoyed new walks, found Bell Hill (steep), Coniston Water and Grizedale Forest.

Dusty was welcomed in the Royal Oak and Red Lion (where he got a treat) – lovely.The weather was kind to us so we could make the most of the beautiful views. We are already working on an excuse so we can return in the near future.

Thanks Simon, once again, for the perfect break and cottage – Shona, Gray & Dusty the dog, Chorley Lancashire

10th October, 2016

Absolutely stunning setting for a weekend break.

Such a breath taking lake to get engaged on!

The house is beautiful, everything we needed. We would definitely recommend to friends and family!

I can’t wait to come back. UNFORGETTABLE – Claire & Paul

23rd September, 2016

Wonderful stay with the extended family.

The house has everything you could need and The Nook was well equipped too.

Log fire was mazing in the evenings.

All in all it was stunning.

Hope to be back again soon- The extended Mackenzie family, Worcester

16th September, 2016

Please can I just live here forever!?!

We all loved the house. Someone has wonderful taste, I’m going home to redecorate!

The Royal Oak at Sparks Bridge is great.

We’ll be back!! – The Hinks & Aitken’s