28th May, 2021

From Email

Hi Simon,

As our week in Sawmill Cottage draws regrettably to a close, I email to thank you for another superb break in an outstanding location.

Thank you also for the way that Sawmill Cottage was prepared for our arrival.  We thought the place genuinely immaculate from a cleanliness perspective.  Any concerns that we might have had on Covid 19 issues were allayed instantly.

We were also really impressed with the cottage improvement work that has taken place since our last visit.  It presents fabulously.

We have had a great time despite not enjoying the best of weather.  That didn’t dampen our spirits and we were able to swing through Cartmel last Sunday after an excellent visit to Grange over Sands.  Today, however, has been exceptional and we achieved a high walk up Helvellyn, which was absolutely superb in outstanding visibility conditions.

We’re already starting to look at dates for next year!

Best of luck for the remainder of this season.  I’d be really happy to do a review and cover the brilliant Covid 19 mitigations that you have in place.

All the very best

Phil & Lorraine (Tavistock Devon)

30th April, 2021

Lovely cottage. The birdsong and flowing river sounds were wonderful to wake up to.

Saw a deer drinking from the river 1 morning.

Thank you for an enjoyable and relaxing stay – The D’Cruz family

19th April, 2021

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Utterly beautiful”

What a find not only Sawmill Cottage but Holiday Cottages Cumbria was.

Simon’s communication from the very start has been second to none even during such a volatile time.

The cottage is even prettier than the pictures. Everything is finished to an incredibly high standard, the kitchen is a dream with unusually high quality appliances – we took Simon’s advice on booking a private chef and even he commented on it!

Bedrooms are all really individual, bedlinen is beautiful quality and the garden is stunning.

We loved sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and starting the day with a cuppa on the bench near the river. If you like wildlife, an early rise might reward you with wild deer drinking from the river!

Cleanliness was outstanding. It was as if we were the first people to be in there.

A perfect stay from start to finish. We will be back! – “The Barrow Nookers”, Lancashire 

30th December, 2020

From email

“Hi Simon,

As expected we have had the most amazing few days walking, non more so than yesterday over Brown Pike and Dow Crag and today doing a circular round Wast Water. The views from Whin Rigg and Illgill Head were just amazing.

Thanks also for the heads up about the Manor House Inn at Oxen Park (1 hours walk or 11 minutes drive). The food was just divine!!!

Very much looking forward to our next adventure.

Hopefully the lakes will come out of tier 4 soon and you’ll be back in business.

Very best wishes for 2021



(Tier 2)

27th September, 2020

Another fantastic stay here. Brilliant location.

Love having a cuppa in the morning on the bench outside (by the river).

Lovely weekend – The Holden family, Ormskirk, Lancashire

21st September, 2020

5 out of 5 Review on Home Away

“Brilliant pet-friendly cottage!”

We had a fantastic stay. Great family-friendly cottage or for a group of friends.

The cottage was extremely clean, well-stocked for self-catering (plates/glasses/pots/pans etc). We enjoyed the attention to detail for small things, like a designated dog shower! Will most definitely be back and look forward to checking out Simons’s other properties in the local area – Hannah McElnea

18th September 2020

Another amazing stay in one of Simon’s fantastic cottages.

Fab location and the weather was unbelievable! 23c every day!

Enjoyed our wine and gin in the garden each day – We will be back again very soon 😉– The Banks family and Ernie the dog, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

31st August, 2020

5 out of 5 Review on Home Away

“Beautiful, well-appointed cottage in a wonderful location”

Wonderful cottage in a stunning location.

Beautiful walks very close by.

Simon was a really helpful host and we were really impressed with the measures in place due to Covid – Suba Jones

28th August, 2020

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Fantastic cottage”

A fantastic cottage, located in an excellent place.

Spotlessly clean on arrival. Loads of space and well-appointed kitchen. Bedrooms have all got en-suite. The outside garden is very private with seating for 8 on the deck area and loads of room for dogs.

The main lawn area is very large and leads to the River Crake at the bottom. Love the bench overlooking the river to drift away with.

A real gem of a find. Can’t thank Simon enough for all his help – Merv Salway, Darlington County Durham

6th July, 2020

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Beautiful cottage tucked away in the countryside”

This is the second cottage we have stayed in via Simon. His cottages are always set in stunning locations and are furnished to a very high, comfortable standard.

Everything was as we had hoped it would be- he even went one step further by adding a chilled bottle of white wine with a lovely welcome note for us.

Sawmill Cottage is perfectly located- in the tranquil countryside right next to a river. The cottage itself is huge, well planned out, with a lovely patio and a garden. As it was mainly raining during our visit, we couldn’t use the barbecue but look forward to using it at our next stay. The rooms are spacious and the balcony adds to the charm.

All in all a perfect getaway- we couldn’t have visited a better place after staying home (during Covid-19 lockdown) for so long. Thank you Simon! We will surely visit again  – Pallavi, Hayes, Middlesex