6th August 2016

Written on Facebook, 5 stars

We stayed at beautiful Charcoal Cottage for a week with extended family. It was the perfect place and we enjoyed lots of barbecues and family dinners together.

The pictures do not do it justice especially the living room which is fabulous – would highly recommend – The Wilkins family, Harrow, Middlesex

30th July, 2016

Had a truly wonderful time here at a lovely cottage.

Very well-equipped and furnished to an exceptional standard.

Thank you. – The Walsh family

22 July, 2016

Home from home!

Such a lovely cottage to stay in – everything we needed and more.

Hope to return before too long – perfect escape. –  The Oates family

15 July, 2016

Thank you for this lovely cottage to stay in.

Beautiful interior, we felt at home.

The sound of the river makes you feel so relaxed and we were lucky with the weather as well!

Many thanks. – The Wessels family, The Netherlands

10 July, 2016

Beautiful property that has everything we needed for our stay.

A perfect setting for a relaxing get away. Thanks. – Rosie & family

24th June 2016

5 of 5 stars Reviewed on Trip Advisor

Exquisitely elegant and stylish, yet homely – what’s not to love!

From the first point of contact to the completion of our holiday Simon and his fantastic team are a pleasure to deal with. Very professional but personable.

Charcoal House is a gem of a property that exudes charm and character throughout and is decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard, but is still very homely and comfortable.

The sitting room balcony is a wonderful asset to this already amazing house, allowing you to relax and enjoy the sound of the river Crake that it overlooks whilst taking in the splendid view of the ‘Old Man of Coniston’! But if you have an aversion to heights then the south facing garden is a very tranquil place to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet with a coffee or maybe a glass of wine – spoilt for choice!

The wonderful country kitchen is downstairs and is fully equipped with every gadget and appliance that you could imagine or need, including the fantastic Aga – I want one!!!

If either elderly or disabled guests were part of a group and the stairs would be a problem then fear not, the house has an adjoining accommodation at ground floor level that can also be rented which is fully equipped and self contained, again to a exceptionally high standard. The house is located at the end of a private drive in an small hamlet about 1/2 a mile from the southern tip of lake Coniston which is a very pleasant walk on a virtually traffic free country lane.

A short and scenic drive in the opposite direction will take you to Coniston itself where there is an abundance of shops and places to eat and of course the lake where you can take a trip on the steam gondola or as we did hire a boat or canoe. A short drive further north takes you to Tarn How which is such a beautiful place to visit and is a very pleasant, easy walk too.

We would highly recommend this exquisite house and the beautiful area to anyone and would definately make a return visit in a heartbeat! – Lynne, Robert, Catherine and Sonny, Barnsley South Yorkshire 

3 June, 2016

We have had a fantastic holiday in this beautiful house. It has everything we needed and more than we were expecting and we look forward to coming back again.

The weather has been fabulous and we can recommend the gondola and the walk to Tarn How. The children loved Grizedale.

Thank you, we will recommend Charcoal House to friends and family. – The Haworths

30th May, 2016

Thanks for providing such an excellent cottage to rent, Simon. We had a wonderful time in a delightful location – Roy Scott

30th May, 2016

What a stylish and comfortable house in a peaceful location yet near Coniston.

Thank you for a lovely break.  – Melanie and Roy Scott & family

16th May, 2016

We had a great couple of days.

A beautiful house with amazing view of the hills. Very relaxing stay! – The Murray 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