6th April, 2018

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house.

We thoroughly enjoyed getting away with the family, lots of great walking (Old Man twice)!

The house is lovely, sociable, warm(!) yet still cosy. Beds are so comfy.

A great few days. Thank you – Emma, Rob, Ben, Jess, Ad, Helen with Gracy & Toby the dogs, Didcot

23rd March, 2018

Charcoal House exceeded our expectations in every way which is really appreciated given pictures can often be deceptive and other accommodations have ended up being ‘less rather than more’.

It is so nice to come somewhere with quality furnishings, rather than cheap bare bones.

We’ve had a really lovely break in such a beautiful part of the world and the property has been very much part of the experience.

Thank you and we hope to return in the future – Darren, Stuart & Nellie, Chichester with Nathan & Matilda, Durham

9th March, 2018

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor


We’ve had a lovely week at Charcoal House and were really sad to leave.

The location of the property was great! Only a short walk to the Coniston Water and the fells.

Charcoal House was lovely, Clean, warm and inviting and exceeded all our needs, a great place to catch up with family and friends.

We were provided with lots of information on the area walks, places to eat and drink etc from the owner. Can’t wait to book again! Paula

3rd March, 2018

Lovely house really warm and cosy in the snow!

We had everything we needed for a fantastic week. Snowy walks and lots of food and drink – The Browns, Horners & Ayrtons

26th February, 2018

Wonderful house and gardens.

Very spacious, well-equipped kitchen lovely views and a great location.

The Steam X in Coniston was fab as was Chesters By The River.

All in all a wonderful short break, we will be back. The Grahams, Wellingtons and Bells (8 go mad in Cumbria)

23rd February, 2018

Had a lovely few days here!

The weather was amazing, no rain, blue skies and sun.

The house was very comfortable and spacious for the four of us. Great location.

Would recommend the local butcher and The Bakehouse for bread, pies and doughnuts.

Thank you very much – The Andersons, Nottingham

29th January, 2018

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“A perfect and peaceful retreat”

We have recently returned from a long weekend in Charcoal House. A truly fantastic cottage which has been decorated to the highest standard.

From the warming Aga in the open plan kitchen, to the magnificent wood burner in the upstairs lounge, our family enjoyed the comfort and relaxed atmosphere this beautiful Lake District cottage offered.

Simon’s advice about dog friendly places/pubs to visit and eat at came in very handy – especially our visit to the Black Bull in Coniston with its microbrewery.

Any small issues we had, were dealt with quickly and in a very friendly manner by Simon – who was very approachable and keen to ensure our stay was the best it could be.

I can highly recommend this wonderful place to anyone looking for a ‘touch of class’ to make their holiday very special. You won’t be disappointed. 5 very well deserved stars from a highly impressed family.

9th January, 2018

Came here in June 2017 for a weekend with family including 82 year-old Mum. So impressed with the house and we had a wonderful weekend with the most perfect weather we had to come back!

We brought friends back with us this time. 12 mile walk yesterday including ‘The Hospice’ which has a spectacular view point.

Today 15 miles to Haverthwaite and back – a full weekend – joyful!

Beautiful, beautiful house!

7th January, 2018

A beautiful house!

Lovely village and great food in many of the eateries. Perfect way to spend a family New Year!

2nd January, 2018

Arrived on a snowy day to be met by a beautifully warm kitchen and Aga.

A really lovely, tastefully decorated house and great for entertaining old friends from the area.

Unlike everyone else in this book we did no walking but lots of eating, drinking and relaxing.

Thank you for making our stay so pleasurable – Duncan and Sue Roberts, West Sussex with friends from Cheshire, Bucks and Edinburgh

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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