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Bridge Cottages - The Old Post Cottage

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The Old Post Cottage, situated in the heart of Coniston is virtually on Church Beck Bridge. You couldn't wish for anything more central and yet the thick stone walls ensure that the cottage remains very quiet. Forming part of 'The Bridge Cottages', the Old Post Cottage is one of the oldest buildings in the village and as the name may suggest, the original village post office.

Ideally situated just a short walk from the church, local stores, gift shops, cafes and numerous pubs. Old Post Cottage is well placed for popular valley and mountain walks including the Old Man of Coniston.

In essence Old Post Cottage is perfect for couples, families and friends. Oh, and there's a hot tub available to guests, perfect for post adventure relaxation.

Ground Floor
From the private gravelled parking area, you enter a small V-shaped yet well-equipped kitchen, with slate floors, worktops and all mod cons including electric double oven & hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine/dryer and fridge/freezer.

A couple of stairs then lead into a spacious sitting room with its large leather sofas and armchairs, great for relaxing in front of the TV with its DVD player. A big slate open fireplace creates the perfect focal point, and is most inviting on a cold winter's day.

The dining area has space for six and there are some interesting artefacts around - old farming and riding equipment and even some old skis!

First floor
Upstairs there are two double or twin rooms, whatever best suits your needs.

Bedroom 1 - king size bed or twin 2'6" single beds and en-suite bathroom with whirlpool bath/shower and WC.
Bedroom 2 - king size bed or twin 2'6" single beds and en-suite shower room with WC.

Hot tub available for your exclusive use. Please note access to the Old Post hot tub is reached across the gravelled parking area, immediately outside the property.

Shared use small beck side patio area with Bridge Suite.

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.

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.

Facilities included
Bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi & initial bag of logs.

Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.

Parking for 1 car - additional parking nearby.

Property Notes
The cottage is cosy and snug and can comfortably accommodate four in two bedrooms. For larger parties the cottage can be linked to The Bridge Suite next door, for an additional two bedrooms (and one bathroom) sleeping 8 combined or If you wanted more, you could also link, via The Bridge Suite, to Bridge House, which has room for 8, and so groups of up to 16 are easily accommodated together.

The three cottages, each self-contained, are able to be interconnected together in various combinations. The Bridge House & Old Post Cottage also both have the use of a private outdoor hot tub.

Bridge House Sleeps 8
Old Post Sleeps 4
Bridge Suite Sleeps 2-4

Public Transport 200 yards
Pub 50 yards
Shop 50 yards

Cottage Postcode
LA21 8HJ

Accessibility Guide:

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.

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On Friday, 04 Mar 2022
Really enjoyed our stay there. Property was full of character and very relaxing. Being in the centre of the village we ate local and walked local. The amenities and equipment in the cottage were excellent.
On Friday, 01 Oct 2021
Lovely cottage and great location for village and fells. Been many times before and already booked for October 2022. Thank you to Coppermines staff and housekeepers.
On Monday, 17 May 2021
Overall a very enjoyable experience. We all had a great time.
On Wednesday, 07 Oct 2020
Have been for a considerable number of years in October now to The Old Post Cottage and already booked for 10 days in October 2021. An excellent few days away! Thank you to all Coppermines and to our housekeepers.
On Thursday, 17 Sep 2020
We like this quirky cottage with added bonus of a hot tub, and it didn't disappoint.
On Friday, 31 Jan 2020
Love staying in your cottages. Full of character. Comfy and warm, great locations!
On Monday, 28 Oct 2019
Wonderful little cottage. Very well located.
On Monday, 28 Oct 2019
We've stayed in five Coppermines cottages to date and they have all been lovely, however The Old Post Office could be our favourite. Location is brilliant and although I did initially worry about road noise it wasn't a problem. I will definitely return, I love Coniston and your cottages.
On Friday, 27 Sep 2019
A lovely cottage in a perfect location. Loved the hot tub and open fire! We will definitely be back.
On Friday, 20 Sep 2019
Normally we stay in B&Bs but we have been most impressed. We will definitely recommend to friends and family.
On Friday, 13 Sep 2019
We have enjoyed our stay and have been very happy with the cottage.
On Friday, 30 Aug 2019
Excellent location and cottage. We had a great time overall.
On Friday, 28 Jun 2019
A spacious little cottage that felt extremely homely. Great facilities and pretty much in the town. The hot tub was also a great addition and how dog friendly the company is. Friendly staff that shall help with any query that you have.
On Friday, 31 May 2019
Lovely cottage, lovely location. Will definitely be back. Would recommend to anyone.
On Friday, 19 Oct 2018
Already booked again for 10 days in 2020. All good; a great location for village and fell walking. We had a wet week this year, but still enjoyed! Many thanks to housekeeping and Coppermines staff. We will return!
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