The Mountain Cottages - Sawyers

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

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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.

Sawyers Cottage is a delightfully rustic mountain cottage offering easy access onto the surrounding Coniston fells. This comfortable 3 bedroomed cottage enjoys fantastic views down the Coppermines Valley towards Coniston Water. The largest of our mountain cottages, Sawyers is a great base for groups and celebrations and there is a private hot tub for guests use.

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.

Ground floor
Entrance into the large sitting & dining room with log fire, colour TV, DVD/CD player, etc. This room enjoys fantastic open views down the Coppermines Valley through front French door which can be fully opened to appreciate the views. The dining table can also be extended substantially for large groups.

Off the sitting room and dining area is a small country kitchen in oak with dishwasher, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.

First floor
Bedroom 1 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds) valley views and en-suite shower room with WC.
Bedroom 2 - four single beds and valley views
Bedroom 3 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds) with en-suite shower room & WC.

Separate bathroom with shower & separate WC.

Hot tub available for your exclusive use in our hot tub area next to the cottages.

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.

Facilities included
Bed linen, towels, oil fired central heating, all electricity, mains pressure hot water system & bed linen, Wi-Fi, hot tub, initial logs for the fire.

Hot Tubs
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

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.

Cottage Postcode
LA21 8HX

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Property Notes
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.

The 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.

Sawyers 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.

Carpenters sleeping 6
Millrace sleeping 4
Pelton Wheel sleeping 4
Sawyers sleeping 8
No.4 Coppermines sleeping 4 (500m down road)

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.

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 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.

Customer Comments

A very happy place to be. Thank you.
C.E, December 2019

Absolutely perfect! The cottage is wonderfully situated with lovely views. Everything here is beautifully arranged. We have loved our stay here; excellent facilities and extremely comfortable and well thought out, luxurious!  It's perfect and we'll be back!
H.R, November 2019

We always have a wonderful stay at the Coppermines thanks to the rustic feel and luxury additions (hot tub!). We look forward to coming back!
F.E, July 2019

Such a perfect spot, loved the hot tub. Very happy, look forward to returning!
F.H October 2018

Beautiful setting, buildings in keeping with the environment and local area but with modern facilities. The hot tubs are fantastic!
E.B October 2018

We've had a lovely weekend and the location is stunning.
V.W September 2018

Clean and tidy. Great location. Hot tub a valuable addition. Fantastic for views and walks.
K.B. Aug 2018

Love the location, hot tub a great addition. Cottage clean and comfortable.
M.A February 2018

We had an excellent stay, very cosy and amazing surroundings.
G.H December 2017

Great location, hot tub lovely, living area fab, table and seating excellent for 8. Perfect for our Labrador.
D.F December 2017

We have been coming to Sawyers Cottage for 10 years and love it!
S.M October 2017

Cottage is lovely and really enjoyed the hot tub. Lovely walks and views from the door.
S.M December 2016

Stayed with my family for a week at this beautiful cottage. Set in the Coppermines Valley it was just stunning. Pet friendly and set next to waterfalls and walks on your doorstep. The hot tub was pure luxury. I can't praise the people, cottage or location enough it was totally amazing. The building is split in to 3 cottages so you may have neighbours. This actually enhanced our stay, we met some fabulous people and can't wait to book again!!! We will definitely be back.
L.P Aug 2016

It was just perfect, we will be back again!
C.E Aug 2016

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