Large Riverside Cottage

Large Balcony with River Views

Garden Table & 8 Chairs

2 Log Fires

Washing machine


Central heating & hot water included

High Chair


Free Wi-Fi

5 Bathrooms, 4 en-suite

Large Riverside garden

Plenty of off road parking

Internet Radio with Spotify

Tumble drier


Luxury fluffy white towels


Games Room

Private Fishing rights

4 Double Bedrooms

Totally Enclosed Patio


LCD FreeSat TV

Large Fridge & Freezer

King sized beds

Luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen

Stair gate

Wii Games Console

Pets Welcome-by arrangement

  • SLEEPS 8 + 2 infants
  • Log Fire
  • 2 Dogs Welcome
  • WiFi


Sawmill Cottage is a luxury Lake District riverside cottage with 4 double ensuite bedrooms, lots of oak beams, 2 log fires and even a separate games room.

This 18th-century, award-winning cottage has been very stylishly and tastefully, restored, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Sawmill Cottage is located by the River Crake in the tiny hamlet of Low Nibthwaite, just 1 mile from the southern shores of Coniston Water in English Lake District National Park.

The stunning riverside location at the end of a private lane is blissfully peaceful and relaxing.

Sawmill Cottage in Summer 2019
The living room at Sawmill Cottage


The main sitting room is very spacious, light and airy. The large French doors open out onto the patio area with wonderful views down to the river.

The sitting room has plenty of room for 8 people. 3 large, very comfy, soft leather and suede sofas are arranged around the log fire and large screen Smart LED TV.

The TV has Free Sat and a DVD player.

The cottage Wi-Fi extends throughout the cottage and into the patio area. The broadband speed is very good given our rural location.


Next door is the dining room and kitchen. The kitchen has been fitted out with top of the range German appliances including the latest technology 5 ring electric hob, 2 electric ovens, dishwasher, built-in microwave, internet radio with Spotify and all the pots, pans and crockery for you to cater in style on your self-catering holiday.

The ‘breakfast bar’ separates the kitchen from the dining room and the dining table seats 8 people. This lovely large room also has a log fire and another sofa.

The washing machine and tumble drier are conveniently located in a separate utility room.

Kitchen & Dining Room

EnSuite Balcony Bedroom

The King Size Balcony Bedroom


The cottage has 4 ensuite double bedrooms. All 4 bedrooms are furnished with king-size Sealy Posturepedic beds and mattresses.

The main bedroom has a king-sized bed and Regency style, ‘wrap around’ headboard that has stunning views of the River Crake.

The French doors in this bedroom open out onto a large balcony overlooking the garden and river. This is a magical place to sit, watch and listen to the relaxing, gentle sound of the river. This west-facing balcony is also THE place to sit for amazing sunsets over the river and trees.

There are 2 further king-sized, ensuite bedrooms and 1 super-king size bedroom where the bed can be split into 2 single beds (please email us prior to arrival if this is your requirement).

One of the ensuite bathrooms is much larger than the other bathrooms and has an original ‘Jacob Delafon’, French cast iron roll top bath, refurbished of course! This good-sized ensuite bathroom also has a very large walk-in shower.

The ‘game room’ is located on the 3rd floor, nicely tucked away from the rest of the house. The games room has a Wii games console, a box full of games Wii games, a sofa and a TV.

EnSuite Bath & Shower Room with ‘Jacob Delafon’ Bath

Roll Top En-Suite Bathroom
Our garden and patio by the river


The cottage has a totally enclosed patio garden and decking area with a large table, 8 chairs and brick built charcoal BBQ. The patio area offers a secure area for toddlers and dogs with the gate closed.

In front of the patio, the rest of the garden runs down the lovely River Crake that flows out of Coniston Water. At the end of the lawned area, you’ll find a bench to sit and relax by this beautiful stretch of river.

The sound of the river at the bottom of the garden is soooooooo relaxing.

Lake District Riverside Cottage

The lawned area of the garden that runs down to the river is fenced off on 3 sides. The only part of this garden area not fenced off is the river. We therefore advise that children are supervised outside of the patio area.

The cottage also has private fishing rights in front of the cottage. The most common fish here are sea trout and salmon, depending on the time of year.

Sawmill Cottage is your ‘dream’ luxury, riverside Lake District cottage with plenty of space and facilities for up to 8 people.

Our bench by our private stretch of river

The River crake at the bottom of the garden

The totally enclosed patio area

The enclosed patio by the river


There’s private off road parking for 4 cars. The parking spaces are by the entrance to the front door.


Sawmill Cottage is only 140 feet (42 meters) above sea level. It’s very, very rare for us to have snow disruption. We’ve never had anyone not be able to get to the cottage or our other nearby property due to adverse weather.


Well behaved dogs are welcome for a charge of £20 for 1 dog or £30 for 2 dogs. Sorry, but we do not allow more than 2 dogs.

Non-pet owners can rest assured that we spend this extra money on additional cleaning so that non-pet owners wouldn’t know a dog has stayed in Sawmill Cottage.

This is a great area for dogs with plenty of walks from the doorstep. Sawmill Cottage is surrounded by mountains, fells, fields, footpaths, woods and riverside walks where your dog can have a great holiday too.

Image of a spaniel in the Lake District

The Hairy Bikers at Sawmill Cottage

The Hairy Bikers at Sawmill Cottage on the BBC series

The Hairy Bikers cottage

In October 2021, the BBC aired a new series, ‘The Hairy Bikers Go North’. In ‘episode 3’, Si King and his best pal Dave Myers can be seen enjoying their stay at Sawmill Cottage. They were filmed cooking in the kitchen and also having a BBQ in the patio area.

Later, The Hairy Bikers are joined by Dave’s Thai friends, eating at the table on the lawn by the river before doing a spot of fishing too!

You can watch the episode featuring Sawmill Cottage on the BBC iPlayer by clicking here>>>

Please note that when the Hairy Bikers were filming at Sawmill Cottage, there had been quite a lot of rain that week. Consequently, the river was quite high and flowing much faster than normal. During dry spells, the river is very gentle and many of our guests have enjoyed a swim in the river and some have even canoed or kayaked to Coniston Water.

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