Large Riverside Cottage
5 Bathrooms, 4 en-suite
4 Double Bedrooms
Large Balcony with River Views
Large Riverside garden
Totally Enclosed Patio
Garden Table & 8 Chairs
Plenty of off road parking
2 Log Fires
Internet Radio with Spotify
LCD FreeSat TV
Washing machine
Tumble drier
Large Fridge & Freezer
King sized beds
Central heating & hot water included
Luxury fluffy white towels
Luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen
High Chair
Stair gate
Games Room
Wii Games Console
Free Wi-Fi
Private Fishing rights
Pets Welcome-by arrangement


Sawmill Cottage

Sawmill Cottage is a gorgeous 18th century, riverside, Lake District cottage with 4 double, en-suite bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, lots of oak beams, 2 real log fires and even a separate games room.

After several months of restoration and refurbishment, Sawmill Cottage opened its doors as a holiday cottage in November 2018.

The cottage has been very stylishly and tastefully furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The attention to detail throughout the cottage is a wonderful marriage of new and old. 

The cottage is located in the tiny hamlet of Low Nibthwaite, just 1 mile from the southern shores of Coniston Water in the South Lakes and is 1 of 3 cottages that are situated by the River Crake at the end of a private lane. The stunning, riverside location is blissfully peaceful and relaxing.



The main sitting room is very spacious, light and airy with huge French doors and floor to ceiling windows looking & opening out onto the patio area with views down to the river.

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

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

The attention to details in the kitchen even extends to USB wall plugs.

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

There are 2 sets of stairs that lead to the 4 bedrooms that are spread out across 2 floors.

All the bedrooms are furnished with brand new Sealy Posturepedic beds and mattresses and there’s new carpets throughout.

The main bedroom has a king-sized bed and regency style, ‘wrap around’ headboard facing towards stunning views of the River Crake. The French doors lead out onto a large balcony overlooking the garden and river. This is a magical place to sit, watch and listen to the relaxing and mesmerising gentle sound of the river. This west facing balcony is also THE place to sit for amazing sunsets over the river and trees.

There’s 2 further king-sized, en-suite bedrooms and 1 super-king-sized 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 en-suite bathrooms is much larger than the other bathrooms and has an original ‘Jacob Delafon’, French cast iron roll top bath, refurbished of course!

On the 3rd floor you’ll find the ‘games room’, nicely tucked away from the rest of the house. Currently there’s a Wii games console, with a box full of games too, a sofa and TV.

Sawmill Cottage is everything a luxury Lake District cottage should be, with plenty of space and facilities for up to 8 people.


The cottage has a totally enclosed patio garden and decking area with a large table, 8 chairs and brick built charcoal BBQ.

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.

There’s a footpath in between the patio and lawned area that leads to 2 other cottages, but the lawned area of the garden is fenced off on 3 sides and is for the private use of Sawmill Cottage.

The only part of this garden area not fenced off is the river and for this reason we advise 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.


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.


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28th June, 2019

5 Star Review on Trip Advisor

“Superb Lake District Rental Property”

A superbly appointed and fully kitted out holiday rental.  Sawmill Cottage is ideally located as a base from which to explore the Lake District.

The accurate and highly comprehensive website description completely underplays the sheer comfort and magnificent setting of the property. It was a genuine joy to return to Sawmill Cottage after full days of exploration of the stunning local environment.

Enjoying outstanding weather, we were able to take full benefit of the outside riverside dining area and we found no incentive sufficient to tempt us away from the cottage in the evening.

Situated in a stunning and really peaceful location and welcoming visitors with dogs, the exceptionally luxurious and extremely comfortable Sawmill Cottage comes very highly recommended and is a holiday rental property that we hope to return to very soon – Philip Burrell, Tavistock, Devon

3rd May, 2019

5 Star Review on Trip Advisor

“Lovely Cottage in a Perfect Location”

Stayed at Sawmill Cottage last week for a family reunion and we all loved it.

Great having the four en-suite bedrooms which are all a good size and nice big showers too, not to mention the beds which were soooo comfy.

The cottage is nice and spacious so eight of us didn’t feel crowded at all. It has recently been refurbished so has nice modern appliances and fittings yet manages to keep its old cottage feeling Lovely patio/garden area with a bench perfect for relaxing and looking out for the dippers and wagtails sitting on the rocks in the river.

Simon was extremely helpful, always quickly responding to any queries that we had.

We would definitely stay here again but my only concern about giving it a glowing review is that it’s going to be fully booked up and we may not be able to get in ? – John Mason, Lichfield Staffordshire

19th April, 2019

From Email

Hi Simon,

We had a great time, what an amazing cottage and an amazing area to stay.

The cottage was great, well equipped and provided plenty of space for us all, without being on top of each other.  We did visit Rogan and Co for a meal in Cartmel, which was also lovely.

Thank you again for your clear instructions and communications, we will definitely recommend this cottage to others.

Kind regards

Rachel Squires