Gate House | Coniston

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Pet friendly property
  • Number of pets: 3
  • Countryside view
  • Log fire
  • Wi-fi
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Cycle storage
  • Public transport within 1 mile

Special Offers

Late Availability Discount

Property rating: 5
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- Finalist 'Self-Catering Property of the Year' 2017 Cumbria Tourism Awards!
- Highly Commended 'Self Catering Property of the Year' 2017 Cumbria Tourism Awards!
- Visit England 5 Star Award
- Quality Cumbria Superior Quality Award



Located a stone's throw from Coniston village (less than a third of a mile), set on the road to the striking and historical Coppermines Valley lies this magnificent and spacious Georgian home. The owners, Jane & Simon have, with much effort managed to create a home of the highest quality standards whilst carefully managing to preserve the properties outstanding historical features.

Historically Gate House had early associations with the family who developed the 19th century Coppermines, and was the home in the early 20th century to the famous lakes artist Alfred Heaton Cooper - who, at that time, renamed it 'Sondheim'. Keen to retain historical links the owners have ensured that many works of Cooper adorn the cottage walls.

From its peaceful situ the house enjoys delightful aspects overlooking the open fields to the front and the bubbling Church Beck to the rear. Whilst the outside of the property offers areas of solitude and calm, it is inside where the real allure of this beautiful home can be found. In essence Gate House is a beautiful house that has been lovingly transformed into a dream home. The perfect place for romantics, families, friends and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Ground floor
A grand entrance porch welcomes you into this spacious property, complete with seating, boot and coat storage, the porch has been designed with functionality in mind offering the perfect place to kick off wet weather gear. Upon opening the front door you are instantly struck by the opulence of this home, a myriad of bright, inviting rooms, all waiting to be discovered. Downstairs you are spoilt for choice by not one, but three comfortable living areas. Full of charm, character and the latest mod-cons they all encompass quirky personal adornments, wood burning stoves & an abundance of cosy seating ideal for curling up in.

There's a reading room with wood burner and views to the front garden, smaller sitting room, perfect for children with smart TV with Free Sat, Blu Ray DVD, PlayStation and wood burner. Then finally the spacious house sitting room with wood burner, smart TV with Free Sat & Blu Ray DVD.

The piece de resistance can be found in the spacious kitchen & dining area which occupies the rear of the house, again complete with the latest mod cons and personal touches. Well-appointed the kitchen benefits from Belfast sink, large range cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. This area offers countryside views over the paved rear garden, up Church Beck and into the woodland beyond. There's also a small separate W.C available just inside the back door.

First floor
Climbing the Georgian staircase you will find four opulent and bright bedrooms all complete with beautiful en-suite shower and/or bathrooms. There are two grand king rooms to the front of the house, a comfortable twin room to the side and another spacious king room to the rear. All bedrooms enjoy smart TV's with Free Sat, beautiful furnishings and fantastic views. The en suite bathrooms have to be seen to be believed, lavishly decorated in keeping with the Georgian era. The two free standing tubs, we imagine, would be most inviting after a long day spent on the fells.

Bedroom 1 - king size feature bed & en-suite bathroom with free standing bath, waterfall walk in shower, basin & W.C. Bedroom 1 enjoys field and village views.

Bedroom 2 - king size feature bed & en-suite shower room with waterfall walk in shower, basin & W.C. Bedroom 2 enjoys field and village views.

Bedroom 3 - twin single beds & en-suite shower room with waterfall walk in shower, basin & W.C. Bedroom 3 enjoys woodland views.

Bedroom 4 - king size feature bed & en-suite bathroom with free standing bath, waterfall walk in shower, basin & W.C. Bedroom 4 enjoys field and beck views.

Due to the properties positioning both the front and rear garden enjoy the majority of the days sun. The front garden offering two small grassed areas, perfect for sitting out on a picnic blanket. The rear garden, lovingly paved with local slate and complete with wrought iron garden furniture, offering the perfect al fresco dining area with views over the Beck and the fields beyond. There is also an abundance of parking alongside the property and should you find yourself travelling with a couple of bikes or kayaks, good news - there's a secure storage area to the rear of the property.

Travelling with a dog?
We can offer free use of a 1 acre enclosed field in Coniston village, perfect for off the lead running, walking, training and playing. Use by arrangement only. Please contact the office for availability.

Facilities included
Bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi, electricity, gas central heating and initial logs, travel cot & high chair.

Gravelled car parking area for 3 cars.
Parking area to front of cottage for 2 cars.

Public Transport 1000 yards
Pub 800 yards
Shop 800 yards

Cottage Postcode
LA21 8HN

Mobile Beauty Treatment Offer:
The perfect treat for special birthday celebrations, hen groups, couples and pamper parties! Guests of the Coppermines Lakes Cottages receive a 20% discount.

Accessibility Guide

Property Notes

Please note that guests booking under and receiving the Low Occupancy Discount will have slightly reduced access to the living areas and limited access to the house's bedrooms, with 1 bedroom being allocated per 2 guests (including master bedroom). For example; 4 guests booking with low occupancy discount will have access to 2 bedrooms (including master) etc.

Well behaved pets are welcome (max 2) however please note that due to allergies that the property cannot accept cats.

Please note the property is attached to two smaller residential properties.

Please note that no stag or hen parties can be accepted at Gate House.

Security Deposit
Due to the high quality of the property we require a security deposit of £300 per booking. Prior to your stay please ring us on 015394 41765 to arrange to pay this on credit or debit card. Upon your departure and no damage having occurred we will refund this deposit. 

Local Activities
Coniston is an excellent centre for outdoor enthusiasts, with some superb climbing, walking, water sports, fishing and cycling to be had all year round.

For cycling enthusiasts there are some fantastic trails to be found in the area and the delights of Grizedale Forest are only a short ride away. For runners of all abilities the Lakeland Trail series visits Coniston yearly offering 5k, 10k, marathon and half marathon options. A favourite events amongst visitors and locals is the annual Coniston 14, 13.9 miles of scenic beauty as runners of all ages lap Coniston Water. For endurance athletes the Montane Lakeland 100 & Lakeland 50 events depart from Coniston each July and a whole host of water sports can be enjoyed down at the boating centre. Lastly for those who come to walk the area, no trip to Coniston would be complete without a climb up the Old Man of Coniston.

However for those who like to keep their feet firmly on the ground there's The Ruskin Museum, which depicts the fascinating history of the area including the famous water speed record attempt of Donald Campbell and on the eastern shores of the lake lies Brantwood the Victorian home of philosopher John Ruskin, where regular events and art courses are held. Should you just wish to relax during your time here then the tremendous landscape of cascading waterfalls, streams, lakes and mountains should help you switch off from modern life. Delights such as Tarn Hows and Grizedale Forest are nearby and prove to be ever popular with visitors of all ages.

Please see below links or enquire for more information.



About Coniston Village

In the heart of the English Lake District lies the historical copper mining village of Coniston. Perfectly positioned alongside Coniston Water and below the majestic Coniston Fells, of which Coniston Old Man, 2635ft, is the most famous.

We have the largest collection of accommodation in the Coniston area, so we are sure we can help you find your perfect Coniston cottage.

Customer Comments

Thank you for another lovely stay at Gate House. Everything was just how we would have expected even in these ever changing times. We enjoyed every minute and the hospitality you always receive in Coniston.
C.F. October 2020

Excellent property with superb facilities.
R.B, February 2020

The property was fantastic; well cared for, great facilities and with all we needed for a comfortable stay. The house was very well-equipped for a family, a family who enjoyed a week of wonderful walks in the hills around Coniston. We hope to be coming up again later in the year.
S.M, January 2020

Thank you to the owners for another wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. It's been a relaxing week following Christmas festivities. We have enjoyed celebrations over New Year at Gatehouse. We will be returning in May. We wouldn't book with anyone else, Coppermines service is excellent as always.
F.H, January 2020

Third time here with friends. Best cottage ever. Still looks as good as 3 years ago. Incredibly high standards.
F.B, November 2019

This house is always immaculate and an absolute pleasure to stay in. Service from Coppermines is excellent as always. Thank you to the owners for a beautiful house to return to again and again. 10/10.
F.F, September 2019

Our third New Year holiday in the 'new' Gate House. Fantastic week; weather was very kind including two blue sky days. All is perfect as usual. Thank you for sharing your beautiful house. Not sure when we'll be back, but we will be.
F.G December 2018

This is our third Christmas in this beautiful house although this time there was only two of us. We have had the most wonderful week; walking and eating out at the Steam Bistro and local pub. We have already booked for next summer. Thank you!
C&K December 2018

Returned a year later for another get together and so glad we did! Just as incredible as we remembered and perfect for our bi-annual get together. I spend a lot of time researching properties but have found nothing to compare with Gate House. Perfect property in perfect location. I really don't want to leave tomorrow but already planning next year. The weather has been terrible but this is when the house proves perfect; just happy to chill out here! Can't wait for our next visit.
M.B November 2018

A fabulous Lakeland retreat. The house has everything we needed, from kitchen utensils to TVs in every room. Wifi please the kids! Weather was excellent; walks out of the front door (old Man of Coniston; wow!). House was immaculate throughout. Would hope to come again if budget allows.
E&R November 2018

What a fabulous house! Didn't want to leave! Equipped for our every need. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay were and were blessed with some good weather for walking. Visisted our favourite places to eat such as The Black Bull and the Bluebird Caf?. Already booked for next August! Can't wait to return! Many thanks for a wonderful stay.
N&B October 2018

Wow! Three families, eight people, fantastic time! Stunning, comfortable property in a superb location. Definitely coming back.
A.R October 2018

Fabulous house! Equipped for our every need. Spotlessly clean and with a lovely welcome pack. Have already re-booked for next summer!
J.N October 2018

I would like to say how blown away we were at the standard of Gate House. It was totally amazing and the best place we have ever rented in the Lakes. The owners deserve credit for the outstanding level of comfort and quality of every part of the house and their incredible attention to detail. All 3 families were raving about it and I expect we shall make a repeat booking sometime next year.
M.R October 2018

We have stayed at the Gate House five times since the renovation work. It is a lovely property and we always look forward to our stay here. It has to be one of the best properties we have ever stayed in. There is nothing in our opinion you need to improve. We just love this house. Thank you Coppermines!
F.F September 2018

The house is amazing and we have thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The quality of the home and items are fantastic.
E.S September 2018

Our first visit to Gate House and we have fallen in love with the house. Brilliant location, perfect facilities, wonderful weather. We have loved our stay and cannot wait to come back again. The attention to detail in the renovation is second to none. Thank you for letting us share such a perfect holiday home.
F.B August 2018

Very comfortable. Very handy for Coniston and plenty of good walks from the door. Super bathrooms.
S.F. Aug 2018

House still amazing! This is our 3rd visit to Coniston. Plenty to do and visit in surrounding area. Thank you for the welcome gifts, hope to be back soon.
J.A July 2018

We had such a wonderful time back at Gate House celebrating a 60th. We love this place it's instantly relaxing. What a lovely place to relax and catch up. Brilliant location, simply wonderful!
P.M June 2018

A stunning property in a dreamy location that made for a wonderful family break.
S.J May 2018

What an utterly beautiful house. A perfect family retreat that has been so very well thought out. Thank you so much we will be back!
N.H May 2018

Superb property, highest standard of cleanliness. Everything we needed was here, just perfect.
B.F May 2018

I just wanted to thank you all so much for the beautifully decorated table and Easter eggs which welcomed our arrival at the Gate House alongside the lovely welcome pack. After a rather tricky journey, it really made our day!The house is absolutely beautiful and we are looking forward to a very relaxing week.
A.L March 2018

Thank you very much for providing such a wonderful holiday cottage. We have to congratulate you on the very high standard of workmanship that went into the renovations, cleanliness and standard of furnishings, right down to the excellent library of local books and maps. I left my latest two copies of the Wainwright Society newsletter 'Footsteps' for subsequent visitors to read and enjoy. As a group we have hired holiday cottages every year since 2003 visiting many and varied places across the country and we unanimously agree that the Gate House sits firmly at the top of our list of favourite and best cottages we've stayed in. We may well re-book again for next year.
L.C March 2018

An exemplary 5 star home from home. So very comfortable and warm to come back to after being out walking. Baths & showers are so very good. In fact the owners have thought of everything. The laminated walk cards are a brilliant idea. Will definitely return.
V.B, January 2018

Another fantastic holiday at the Gate House. Love the book showing the renovations. Lots of great walks, enjoyed nights in the Bull, Steam Bistro and Yewdale. We've booked next New Year too already. Thanks for sharing this lovely house.
L.G, December 2017

Another perfect Christmas in Gate House. The welcoming gifts were very thoughtful and kind. The house is as stunning as ever and has provided us with the perfect relaxing family Christmas. We will be returning soon and we are already planning next Christmas at Gate House. Many thanks.
F.F, December 2017

Wonderful property (we are very choosy!). Extremely well equipped and positioned. Beautifully decorated, comfortable and homely. Very impressed with cleanliness. Had everything we wanted.
J.B November 2017

What a perfect house for our bi-annual get together. Ideally located and perfectly decorated with everything you could ever want. So tastefully renovated and decorated but keeping a homely and comfortable feel. A rare find by our demanding organiser! I am sure we will be back.
B.F November 2017

We've had a wonderful week in a fabulous house. Whilst the weather was not great the house kept us all cosy and warm. We loved all the special touches like the welcome bag and the bathrooms were stunning!
W.T October 2017

Over the years we have visited many holiday homes for our annual family get together. Some have been very good and others not so. Gate House is by far the best of the best and we would recommend it to anyone. Hope to return soon.
L.F September 2017

Wow, what a fantastic place! We will definitely be back! Lovely cottage and fantastic location. Thank you.
S.H September 2017

This is a lovely house, very clean and lots of equipment and extras. It was a lovely week, thank you! We will tell our friends and family.
L.M August 2017

We have stayed in many cottages before but this is our favourite! We walked through the door and instantly felt at home and the stresses and strains of life began to ease. Lots of walking, eating and drinking, sleeping well in the comfy beds & listening to the water in the beck all mean we return home reluctantly, we would much rather stay! Hope to return soon.
R.S, Aug 2017

What a fantastic cottage! Jason ran the Lakeland 100 fell race and relaxing in Gate House afterwards was fantastic! We all felt very relaxed straight away. A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location, hopefully we'll be able to return next year!
M.S, Aug 2017

Wonderful holiday in a superb location. This holiday had been planned by others in our party as a surprise 60th birthday break for me! Such a beautiful house to stay in with everything we needed.
S.D , July 2017

Here for the second year, house is still as immaculate!
A.J, July 2017

What a wonderful way to introduce our family to this wonderful area. This beautiful house provided the perfect base & made our holiday even more special. There was even a 'can we all come back again' discussion during our last drink outside - what better end to our week!
H-S, June 2017

Enjoyed a lovely family holiday here in Coniston, excellent base to explore the Lake District. Had a wonderful time relaxing in this stunning home.
F.Z-H, June 2017

Lovely cottage, more than you could want in terms of equipment, space and furnishings. So nicely refurbished. Had a brilliant 50th weekend with family!
C.H May 2017

Returned to this beautiful house for a second time since renovation. Perfect location for walks from the door every day and handy for food & drinks in the village. Will be returning to celebrate our family Christmas here as we did last year!
F.F May 2017

Beautiful house, we came here a few times before restoration work but now WOW! It used to be pretty good but now it's exceptionally appointed, 4 en suites is great, rear garden area is perfect in very sunny weather, which we've had all week. Thank you, we will return.
R.G, May 2017

What a gorgeous house, love the attention to detail! I edit a travel mag and will happily recommend it to all of my readers!
N.G, Apr 2017

We have had a wonderful week staying in the beautiful Gate House. It is every bit as wonderful as the website suggests and the owners really have thought about everything. We very much hope to return!
P.F, Apr 2017

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