For those who love the countryside The Coppermines Mountain Cottages offer you the chance to explore the fascination of the fells or to simply relax, unwind, enjoy the clear mountain air and watch the quietly grazing Herdwick sheep, beneath a stunning panorama of mountain peaks.
Pelton Wheel is a delightfully rustic mountain cottage offering easy access onto the surrounding Coniston fells. This cosy 2 bedroomed cottage enjoys open views towards the Old Man of Coniston. Invigorating walks are available from the front door and there's a welcoming hot tub nearby too should you need to rest those aching muscles after a day on the fells.
Coppermines Water Wheel Project
This year we are excited to be rebuilding a water wheel in the valley working alongside the LDNPA & Heritage England. For more details please contact us.
Please note that there are heritage engineering works taking place near the mountain cottages throughout the autumn. Please contact us for further details.
From the front door you immediately enter the cottage kitchen with dishwasher, electric double cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer & washing machine.
From the kitchen access is gained into the cosy and snug sitting room & dining area with log fire, colour TV, DVD/CD player and views towards the Old Man of Coniston.
Bedroom 1 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds) and views towards the Old Man of Coniston & small en-suite shower room & WC.
Steep winding stairs up to -
Bedroom 2 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds) & en-suite bathroom with shower & WC.
Hot tub available for your exclusive use next to the cottages (secluded hot tub located adjacent to parking area).
Please note open fells surround the cottages and livestock graze here. Due to the open nature of the fells we advise that small children and pets are supervised at all times.
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.
Bedding, towels, oil fired central heating, electricity, mains pressure hot water system, Wi-Fi, hot tub, initial logs for the fire.
You will have exclusive use of a hot tub for the duration of your stay. We aim to prepare all hot tubs ready for guest arrival, however for the benefit of all users we must comply with very high Health & Hygiene standards when servicing and maintaining our hot tubs. In the event of the hot tub needing a full service following a departure, we cannot guarantee the water in the hot tub will be hot enough for use the night of your arrival.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Plenty of space around the cottage.
Public Transport 1 mile
Pub 1 mile
Shop 1 mile
Accessibility Guide: https://www.accessibilityguides.org/content/mountain-cottages-pelton-wheel
Please note that this cottage is situated within a mountain environment and as such, care and consideration must be given on approach to the cottage.
Cottages are reached by a road of pinnel stone construction, little changed from its original Victorian appearance, suitable for most vehicles except the lowest of sports cars.
For Sat-Navs follow the post code LA21 8HX, once you reach Coniston centre please ensure you take the small road between the Black Bull Inn and the Co-op.
Pelton Wheel Cottage interconnects internally with 3 other Coppermines Mountain Cottages for larger groups from 8 up to 22 people.
The four cottages, all with en-suite facilities, each self-contained, are able to be interconnected together in various combinations. They can sleep up to 22 people and each cottage also has the use of a private outdoor hot tub.
Another cottage (No 4 Coppermines Cottages) sleeps 4 and is about 500 yards further down the valley.
2020 and 2021 Weekends (May to October)
Please note that weekend breaks at this cottage have been blocked for potential wedding bookings. Should you wish to enquire about holding a wedding at the Coppermines during this period please telephone 015394 41765.
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.
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About The Coppermines Valley
Just a mile above Coniston Village sits the awe-inspiring Coppermines Valley. Important in a national context, the Coppermines Valley is part of the newly listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, is included in The Schedule of Ancient Monuments and is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest! Come explore the beauty of this very special place with us here at The Coppermines Lakes Cottages.