25th September 2023

From Email:-

The cottage was fabulous for the 8 of us. It was beautifully presented and so spacious with our own bathrooms! The location was amazing and the river in spate was thrilling.

The children also had a great time.

Your recommendations were excellent. The Farmers Arms was very good ( a local pub with delicious food) but our favourite without a doubt was the Manor House Inn. We have never seen such enormous Yorkshire puddings for Sunday lunch! All 8 of us enjoyed the meal.

We will certainly use Holiday Cottages Cumbria again if this is the standard we can expect – Gordon Ferguson, Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire 

22nd September, 2023

5 Star Review on VRBO

Beautiful cottage in a quiet location. We were 6 adults and 1 baby and the cottage was perfect for us – Lorraine Davies

11th August, 2023

Wonderful surroundings.

Beautiful cottage.

Perfect location.

Cottage is beautifully presented and very well kitted out.

Would definitely recommend the Manor House pub at Oxen Park.

Thank you, Andrew, Sally, Meg, Hannah and Milo

14th July, 2023

5 Star Review on VRBO

We had a fabulous week. The cottage is idyllic, lovely gardens, and everything you need at hand, location is just superb, 10 mins and you are at Coniston Water, which our dogs loved.

Thank you Simon for a lovely stay! – Nigel Seabrook

22nd May, 2023

Lovely stay had by all!

Had a great weekend in the beautiful sunshine and enjoyed walks provided in the guest folder.

Would definitely recommend Sawmill Cottage to families looking to make special memories.

Thank you ❤️ – Jennifer McConnell, the Murray family and Rachel & Todd Clark

19th May, 2023

5 Star Review on VRBO

“This cottage was perfect for our final 5 days in England. So peaceful and relaxing to sit by the river and hear the sound of running water.

Exceeded our expectations and if we visit England, we will stay here again!!” – John Donovan, USA

7th April, 2023

5 Star Review on VRBO

“Ideal Setting”

Beautiful and tranquil location to unwind with plenty to do and see in the area. Comfortable cottage. A very enjoyable introduction to the Lake District – Wendy Mueller

17th, March, 2023

5 Star Review on VRBO

“Just as described on the website. Hassle free arrival. Well placed to visit various lakes and towns.” – John J.

3rd March, 2023

From email:-

Hi Simon,

Just returned from week at Sawmill Cottage. Just a few lines to say how much we enjoyed our stay.

The cottage is really lovely, well laid out and well stocked with all one needs to self cater.

The location is beautiful, it must be great to sit on the riverside bench in the warmer weather with a chilled glass of wine and watch the river on its journey, to be fair it wasn’t bad in February.

All of the showers were excellent with a non-stop supply of hot water.

The Wilson Arms at Torver was a welcome warm pub serving really nice food, and plenty of it.

The cottage is beautiful and well worth a visit, it caters for all and is so welcoming. It was a joy to stay there.

Thanks for our visit

Tom and Elaine Cavanagh


16th January, 2023

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Amazing cottage in an ideal location”

A group of 7 visited for my wife’s 50th birthday celebrations.

The cottage was furnished to a very high standard with extremely comfy beds and excellent en-suite facilities.

The living area and kitchen were both very large and could easily accommodate 8 guests. Both have log burners which kept the cottage very warm and cosy.

Although we didn’t use them due to the time of year, the garden and veranda from the master bedroom are an added bonus for anyone visiting in the warmer months.

The cottage is in a lovely remote location overlooking the river but is within walking distance of Coniston water. There are also a number of larger towns that are only a fairly short distance by car (Ulverston, Bowness etc).

We would definitely hope to return in the future – Craig Copeland, Knypersley,  Staffordshire