For those who love the countryside the Coppermines Valley offers 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.
No.4 Coppermines is a small Victorian mid-terraced cottage in a simply stunning mountain scenery.
The cottage has been extensively & carefully refurbished in recent years and benefits from many cosy features. Dramatic views of Coniston Old Man rise from the valley in front of the cottage and the small loft seating area/second bedroom has views towards Wetherlam.
A cosy main room, consisting of sitting, dining and kitchen area. From here magnificent views across to the Coniston fells can be enjoyed. There's a cosy wood burning stove, comfortable sofa & TV & DVD player, surely enough to keep you entertained after a day exploring.
The snug kitchen benefits from hand-made light oak units, electric oven & hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher & washing machine.
Bedroom 1 - handmade light oak double bed, matching bedroom furniture & superb mountain views (which can be enjoyed from the comfort of the bed).
Bathroom - with bath, shower & W.C
Bedroom 2 - fixed ladder to small loft bedroom with low headroom, Velux window and twin futon beds (8yrs+ only).
Electricity, bed linen, towels, initial basket of logs, electric storage heating, Wi-Fi.
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.
Plenty of space around the cottage.
The cottage is most suitable for two people, a fantastic 'romantic retreat'. Although families of up to 2 adults and 2 children are welcome by prior arrangement, due to the layout of No.4 Coppermines the property is not suitable for infants or children under 8 years of age. The owners consider the cottage too small for four adults, except in exceptional circumstances and by prior arrangement only.
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.
Fixed Ladder to small loft Bedroom - with low headroom, Velux window and twin futon beds, 8yrs+ only.
500 yards from our other Coppermines Mountain Cottages which can sleep up to 22.
Public Transport 1 mile
Pub 1 mile
Shop 1 mile
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.