Our Company

Looking for your perfect Lake District holiday cottage, from a team small enough to really know each cottage inside and out? Then you’ve found the right company.

The Coppermines Lakes Cottages began its journey almost 30 years ago. A business originally developed from the humble restorations of the historic Coppermines buildings, situated in the Coppermines Valley by Philip Johnston and his family who still own our business today. We have significantly grown to now offer over 80 hand-picked, unique self-catering Lake District cottages all situated within the UNESCO World Heritage boundary.

Whilst we have added to our collection of cottages over time, our ethos remains the same: ‘‘providing self-catering cottages of quality & character combined with exceptional personal service’’. This ethos not only applies to our loyal customer base but also to each and every one of our owners.

Our team is small, therefore we are able to forge a meaningful rapport with both customers and owners alike. We also pride ourselves on knowing each and every one of our properties inside and out, meaning we can always give you, as the guest, honest and reliable information.

Our office is based in the pretty Lakeland village of Coniston, meaning we are never too far from any of our properties. The office is also open seven days a week so rest assured there is always someone here to answer the phone.

From secluded mountain cottages for the ultimate escape to snug village cottages designed for two, here at The Coppermines we have something to suit all needs and desires. We can comfortably accommodate up to 22 people in our larger properties and even have a licence to hold civil wedding ceremonies. We were also shortlisted as finalists in two categories at the 2017 Cumbria Tourism Awards (Self-Catering Property of the Year - Gate House & Wedding Venue of the Year -The Coppermines Mountain Cottages).

As a pet-friendly company, the majority of our cottages are pet-friendly. We know that no trip to the Lake District is complete without a man (or woman’s) best friend to assist you on the fells, and we wouldn’t want your four-legged pals to miss out.

We also recognise that no two customers are alike and that flexibility is key, which is why we are one of the only companies in the Lake District to offer short breaks throughout the year. Full weeks, mid-week and weekend breaks are all available, so whatever your requirements are we are sure to find you the perfect cottage.

The Lake District is constantly voted the UK’s number one holiday destination and was recently awarded UNSECO World Heritage Status. With its endless views, vibrant villages and an abundance of activities on offer, it’s not hard to see why. Inspiring some of the world’s greatest poets, writers, and artists, and providing the backdrop to films, television programmes, and even music videos, we can’t help but find it a fantastic place to live and work. So why not let us inspire you in planning your future trip?