8th July, 2024

We had a beautiful stay in a gorgeous location. The gardens are very well maintained as well as the property – Gav Schauder, Newcastle

14th June, 2024

From Email:-

Hi Simon,

We had a great time again and we thought that the garden area looked really good.

It was a very poignant time to be staying at Sawmill Cottage because we originally booked the cottage after seeing it on the Hairy Bikers.  We spent a long time on the Saturday afternoon watching the Dave Day motorbike cavalcade and then in the evening we happened to turn on the TV to see the programme they had filmed in Sawmill Cottage. It was quite strange, sitting in the cottage and watching them in the cottage and garden.

We will be booking again.  We may even try and squeeze in a long weekend before too long as we always find it so relaxing.

Very best wishes and thanks


27th May, 2024

From Email:-

“Hi Simon,

The cottage was incredible thank you.

The lakes did not disappoint. Hope to be back soon.

Thank you” – Lisa Lawton


10th May, 2024

5 Star Google Review

We had a lovely weekend here recently.

There is room for four couples. Beautiful rooms all ensuite. It has a lovely kitchen/dining area and a lovely sitting room.

The outside area is lovely and the garden is beautiful too – Fiona Glass

6th May, 2024

From Email:-

Hi Simon

We are home now after another fantastic weekend at Sawmill Cottage. It was absolutely perfect for the eight of us.

The weather was a bit mixed but that didn’t stop us from getting out and about. We walked round Tarn Hows and on Sunday walked to Manor House pub and had a beautiful lunch and walked back to the cottage

We hope to return to Sawmill Cottage in the future.

Many thanks,

Arna (Murray)

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