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

3rd September, 2016

A beautiful and well-appointed cottage in a stunning location.

We recommend the Cliffhanger ‘Escape’ rooms at Lakeland Village. Lunch at the Village Store at Cartmel and mountain biking at Grizedale – stunning!

Loved the Bakehouse at Greenodd too – take away pizzas are good from there too – The Walkers

20th August, 2016

We had an amazing holiday which was definitely helped by the fantastic accommodation.

Everything we could possibly want here and we were blessed with wonderful weather. Would definitely return – The Juniper Family

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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