4th December, 2017

Had a truly wonderful long weekend at Charcoal House.

The perfect family and friends retreat. Kids and adults had tons of fun exploring the area.

The house is beautiful and so comfortable. A dream home from home!

Thank you – The Middletons & The Grants with children (age 2, 4, 5 & 9)

10th November, 2017

What a lovely place to stay. We’ve really enjoyed our stay at Charcoal House-very homely and welcoming.

We had a lovely few days exploring the beautiful lakes and surrounding area. Thank you! – Paul & Sharon Smith, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

5th November, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful space!

Beautifully decorated and incredibly clean – made it feel like you were returning home after a long day exploring the beautiful area. Allowed us to celebrate a family birthday in a lovely peaceful place.

We watched birds and squirrels from the kitchen and looked out to the fells from the balcony whilst listening to the river.

We have all said we can’t wait to return, hopefully for longer.
Thank you – Fay, Matt & family, Newcastle

3rd November, 2017

5 of 5 Review on Home Away

“Fantatsic few days in the Lakes”

Charcoal house was a fantastic base for our break in the lakes, even better than the photographs.

The house is filled with quality furnishing and finishes, with everything you can think of at hand.

The walk into the woods with the dog was a definite highlight.

We would thoroughly recommend the house, all details and information provided were spot on – David Page,  East Cottingwith, Yorkshire

23rd October, 2017

Great location!

A great place for my 65th and retirement celebration with the whole family and partners.

Will consider this venue for a future family event – Roger with family, Durham, Newcastle, Manchester & Glasgow

19th October, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay here in your beautiful cottage.

It is warm cosy and very well fitted out. It is a really good venue for the larger family groups as it is so welcoming as well as quiet and peaceful.

There are lots of things to do here and nice places to visit not too far away as well as good local walks.

The Church House Inn at nearby Torver is well recommended with good food ale and service.

Our daughter loved the low-level sink in the bathroom as she learned how to turn the taps on so she could play in the water. It was a delight to hear her squeal as she would run up and down the hallway.

We had a great week thank you and will definitely be coming back for another lovely family holiday. – Philip, Judith, Meg, Matt & Evie

6th October, 2017

Had an absolutely fantastic stay here – despite the presence of our two tiny children!

This is the perfect base to explore the delights of South Lakeland, as well as being a fantastic place in its own right. We will be telling all our friends about it!

Many thanks for a perfect few days. – Mike, Ellie, Arthur & Maud, Oxford

4th October, 2017

A wonderful place to stay coupled with amazing scenery and places to visit made it an excellent holiday! – Trevor & Angela Peters

29th September, 2017

We’ve all been so comfortable and warm here! Lovely place – and beautiful decoration.

A great base for us to get together with our friends and enjoy the beautiful scenery and walks.

Will be recommending to friends! – Thank you. Janet, Tony, Pete, Lesley, David, Milly & Harry

23rd September, 2017

5 of 5 Review on Home Away


We had a great four weeks stay in this wonderful, well-equipped and very spacious country house.

We would come back any time, highly recommendable! – Martin Seidl, Vienna, Austria

Check Availability

Arrival Date
Length of stay

Holiday Cottages Cumbria
Gorgeous holiday cottages in the English Lake District

Our Cottages

5 People 4 Beds
(3 Bedrooms)
1 Bathroom
6 People 4 Beds
(3 Bedrooms)
1 Bathroom
8 People 5 Beds
(4 Bedrooms)
3 Bathrooms
8 People 5 Beds
(4 Bedrooms)
5 Bathrooms
8 People 5 Beds
(4 Bedrooms)
3 Bathrooms
10 People 6 Beds
(5 Bedrooms)
3 Bathrooms

FREE wifi

in all of our cottages

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • google plus
  • Instagram


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