Mill Pool Barn | The Coppermines Lakes Cottages
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Mill Pool Barn | Torver, Coniston

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An exceptional, luxurious barn conversion for 2 guests in a tranquil, private and utterly charming riverside setting.


Located down a private, country lane, across a picturesque, slate stone bridge lies Mill Pool Barn. Its quiet and tranquil riverside setting really is the thing that Lake District dreams are made of. With private and secluded gardens, a bubbling beck running alongside, surrounding woodland the property is a haven of tranquillity. The Barn is also a wonderful vantage point for spotting wildlife with a large variety of bird-species frequenting this quiet corner of The Lakes. Mill Pool Barn has the benefit of direct bridleway access in every direction; with the Old Man of Coniston, Coniston Water and village, Beacon Fell, Torver Common & village and the Cumbrian Way all directly accessible from the front door without needing to use a car. There really is no better or more peaceful location for a break in the Lakes.

On entering this stone-built cottage guests are greeted with double height, vaulted ceilings. Several skylights flood the cottage with light. The bright and airy space is neutrally decorated and finished with high quality, bespoke furniture whilst the beautifully crafted and well-equipped kitchen means guests at Mill Pool Barn will find their every need is met.

Mill Pool barn has been thoughtfully and beautifully converted with careful considerations made to its green credentials. The cottage is powered by hydro-electricity generated at The Mill next door while underfloor heating ensures the cottage is always warm and cosy all year round.

Above the generous open plan space comprising the ground floor, a mezzanine level houses a king-size bed. From here guests have the privilege of waking up to uninterrupted views of Coniston Old Man - an absolute dream for walkers or those who simply love to soak up the beautiful mountain views of the Lake District.

Mill Pool Barn is the perfect, most blissful setting for a romantic escape to the Lakes you could possibly wish for. Peace, tranquillity and privacy yet with all the amenities of Coniston less than a ten minute drive away. We really have fallen quite in love with Mill Pool Barn - and we're sure you will too!


The ground floor of Mill Pool Barn houses the main living area, kitchen and shower room. Upon entering the cottage the wooden barn door leads you to double height entrance space with room for boots, coats and bags. The living area is furnished with a stylish, modern sofa, comfortable arm chair while a pretty window looks out onto the cottage garden and adjacent river. It is equipped with a large, Smart TV with sound bar, a stylish, flame effect electric fire, beautiful & bespoke locally made wooden side tables and useful phone charging station. A comfortable and cosy space to relax and unwind after an adventure filled day in the Lakes.

The stylish kitchen has been finished with herringbone flooring and is fully equipped with an electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher and a washer/dryer. A table and chairs complete this modern, bright space making the it the ideal place to prepare and enjoy breakfast before a day's exploring.

In addition to the kitchen and living areas the ground floor contains a door leading to the stylish, tiled shower room with large corner shower, sink and W.C.

Another door leads to a useful, large storage cupboard.

The first floor is accessed by a open stair case and leads to the mezzanine level housing the cottage's sumptuous king-size bed from which guests can take in the spectacular views of Coniston Old Man through the sky lights.


To the front of the property sits a pretty al-fresco dining area complete with table and chairs. A small gate leads to the cottage's large lawned area, framed by ancient trees and boasting direct access to the quaint river which gently makes it way alongside the garden. The perfect spot to escape to for some true Lakeland tranquillity and once visited, is never forgotten.

There's also a lockable outhouse offering secure bike storage.

Facilities included
Bed linen, towels, electricity, heating and Wi-Fi.

Reserved parking for 1 car, with electric car charging point, to the front of the property.
There is currently no additional charge to use the charging point.
The charging point is a Type 2 connector with a 16amp supply.

Mill Pool Barn's electricity and heating is powered by Torver Mill Hydro Electric Turbines
The roof window blinds are solar powered
16 amp Type 2 charger powered by Hydro electricity
Private water supply treated by state of the art water purification system
Waste water treated by Biodisco
Waste recycling
Under-floor heating and high specification wall and roof insulation

Property Notes
Mill Pool Barn offers a 4pm check in time.
Please note that Mill Pool Barn is a pet free cottage and is unable to accept pets of any kind, including dogs.
The small village of Torver, home to a pub and a small deli, is a short drive or 15 minute walk away (0.9 miles) and is accessible via a quiet footpath.
Due to the open layout of the cottage this property is unable to accept infants.

Property Postcode
LA21 8BJ

Accessibility Guide

Local Activities
Torver and the nearby Crake & Woodland Valleys, are beautiful and tranquil areas well worth visiting and exploring. The landscapes here have changed little over time, with farming and forestry still very much in evidence. In springtime the nearby woods that dot the landscape are carpeted with wild garlic and scented bluebells, and away from the noise of the traffic the wildlife and bird song can be truly appreciated. Coniston Water lakeshore can be accessed via a variety of quiet footpaths. Here you can find picturesque places for picnics, paddle-boarding or wild-swimming.

The area is very popular with walkers and cyclists of all abilities who enjoy escaping the central Lakes crowds. Peaks such as the Old Man of Coniston, can be accessed from the area. Should you be looking for something a little less challenging then the idyllic Torver Common or nearby Beacon Tarn are all popular walking spots.

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 village 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.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • EV charger
  • Microwave
  • EV Charging Point
  • Wi-fi
  • Cycle Storage
  • Garden
  • No Pets
  • Visit Britain Gold Award
  • Visit England 5 Star Rating
On Friday, 08 Sep 2023
The barn was ideally situated in a quiet location and beautifully kitted out. We were able to enjoy walks in the surrounding countryside straight from the door.
On Friday, 23 Jun 2023
Cottage great, quiet location, owners friendly.
On Monday, 22 May 2023
The quality and thought that has gone into this barn conversion is incredible. From the moment we arrived we referred to the cottage as a "home" as it feels friendly but top-quality. The location is perfect and the owners friendly and helpful but non-intrusive. just completely wonderful.
On Monday, 15 May 2023
The barn is lovely. It’s been renovated to a very high standard. We would live here if we could.
On Monday, 08 May 2023
A perfect stay in the Lake District. A fantastic property that lived up to the description and exceeded expectations. I particularly liked the information left for guests and the attention to detail by providing walking routes and including a memory stick to download to mobile devices, including an appropriate adapter cable. The technology and blinds worked very well.
On Friday, 05 May 2023
An excellent place to stay, the Barn is spacious and full of light in the daytime and fully dark at night. The surrounding area is stunning, the river past the property makes the garden a beautiful place to sit and the local walks are equally beautiful and varied. Calm walks by the Coniston Water to larger hill climbs, and "The Wilsons" pub and Undercrag Cafe only a short walk away.
On Friday, 21 Apr 2023
Lovely cottage, our second visit. The cottage full deserves to be nominated for its award.
On Friday, 24 Mar 2023
Booking was incredibly easy and the NHS discount was gratefully received. This was my first holiday since before covid and my word, it did not disappoint. Mill Pool Barn was exceptional - clean and cosy, a perfect little nook for a couple to escape to. We regularly visit the Lakes, but this was our first time staying with Coppermines Cottages. Any enquiries were dealt with swiftly whilst we were there. We will be using them again AND recommending them to others for when we return to Coniston for our wedding next year!!! The jams/chutneys were a lovely touch - they got scoffed pretty quick!
On Tuesday, 01 Nov 2022
This is the first time we've been to this property and concerned it was too "designery" for us. However, it was really cosy and comfortable and really quite a stunning space to stay in for a week. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, really interesting folder provided with history of the barn and delicious box of chocolates- thanks! Also, everything was provided - enough dishwasher tablets, handwash, toilet roll etc, which really makes such a difference. Everything was top quality and spotless. Really quiet with a dark sky at night, setting next to the river idyllic, we enjoyed our stay very much.
On Friday, 30 Sep 2022
A beautiful, renovated barn with everything, and more for a peaceful and relaxing stay. There are plenty of walks from the barn, so you can forget about driving if you wish. The dark skies from outside the barn were also a bonus, something you don't get to see in the city. Highly recommended and look forward to returning.
On Monday, 22 Aug 2022
The barn is a fantastic space. It is airy and spacious, with so much natural light, and wonderfully located adjacent to the river and with a generous garden attached. Walking options from the barn include Coniston’s shoreline, the Old Man, and gentler walks onto Torver Common. The barn had everything we needed with a well-equipped kitchen. We met the owners who were very friendly, and joined in with some alpaca herding from a nearby farm!
On Friday, 01 Jul 2022
What a wonderful barn conversion. Restored to a high standard with some lovely unique touches. Relaxed from the moment we arrived. Walks right on the doorstep and stunning views. Sylvia and Chris always had time for us and made us feel more than welcome.
On Friday, 03 Jun 2022
Lovely cottage, accurate description on website. Good communication prior to arrival. Nearby owners were welcoming and helpful with suggestions of places to go/see.
On Friday, 27 May 2022
A lovely week in a really brilliant barn conversion. Pretty place to stay. What can we say – it’s been perfect.
On Friday, 20 May 2022
We’ve had a fabulous holiday and the accommodation has been the icing on the cake! Beautifully done with everything we’ve needed and more. Would love to come again. We’ve had a brilliant weekend. Thank you!
On Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Everything we could wish for for a very relaxing and comfortable stay. Many thanks.
On Friday, 13 May 2022
Spotlessly clean. Very relaxing stay. Location great. Thanks.
On Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Easy to book and good communication. Excellent accommodation in a beautiful location, just what we wanted. Host very friendly and welcoming on arrival. No suggestions for improvement, good, positive experience
On Monday, 09 May 2022
Mill Pool Barn lived up to every expectation. The hosts were very friendly and available if needed. We loved the peace and quiet of the cottage.
On Monday, 09 May 2022
Batteries fully recharged! Thank you for a wonderful weekend. Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting. Hope to see you again.
On Monday, 02 May 2022
Outstanding! We’ve had a lovely break in our own Lake District. We didn’t want to go home. Many thanks
On Tuesday, 26 Apr 2022
Thank you to the owners for your warm welcome and out stay in the beautiful Mill Pool Barn. We got to see some more of the Lake District - and thanks for providing sunshine for the week!
On Friday, 14 Jan 2022
We have loved out stay! What a beautiful barn conversion. It is so cosy & warm which is lovely to come back to after a day of hiking. Would highly recommend to family and friends. Thank you!
On Monday, 27 Dec 2021
A great week in the Lakes. Excellent location & hiked nearly 70km. Lots of walks from the door step of Mill Pool Barn - Old Man of Coniston, Coniston Water and village, Torver Common, Dow Crag. Enjoyed a few drinks at The Wilson's Arms after a long day hiking. Beautiful accommodation, very comfortable, all the fixtures and fittings are high end. Thank you.
On Friday, 05 Nov 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mill Pool Barn. The quality and finish within the barn is first class. We will definitely be recommending this place to friends and family. Just perfect!
On Monday, 25 Oct 2021
We've loved staying in the barn - it's beautiful and very warm given the weather we were faced with this week. Thank you to the owners for their generous hospitality. This is certainly a place we'd like to return to!
On Friday, 15 Oct 2021
We had a lovely time in this beautifully converted barn. It's great to see the attention to detail for this conversion that makes it such a special place to spend the week. We recommend the Tower Bank Arms, Near Sawrey for an excellent pub meal!
Mill Pool Barn Guest
On Monday, 11 Oct 2021
This is an outstanding barn conversion and has been thoughtfully finished to such a high quality. We too will recommend it to family and friends. Even though it's in a peaceful setting there are so many local walks - we particularly enjoyed the Coniston Water Walk. Can't wait to come back. Thanks to the owners.
Mill Pool Barn Guest
On Friday, 08 Oct 2021
Wow! What a fabulous place, a real find. It's a beautiful conversion with quality fixtures and fittings. We love the eco-friendly ethos and high tech features. Lovely peaceful location. We would definitely recommend this cottage to friends and family. Thanks to the owners.
Mill Pool Barn Guest
On Friday, 01 Oct 2021
We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Mill Pool Barn. Excellent location and over 30 miles walked over 2 days from the doorstep. Very peaceful and superb facilities in the barn. 5 stars, would definitely recommend for short and longer breaks in the Lakes. Thank you for a great weekend.
Mill Pool Barn Guest
On Monday, 27 Sep 2021
Loved my stay here. Beautiful cottage and so many walks from the door. Everything is perfect and I hope to return. Thank you.
On Friday, 24 Sep 2021
I stayed here last week and it is a beautiful cottage with lots of lovely walks and cycling from the door.
On Friday, 24 Sep 2021
The cottage was superb, we would highly recommend it and the hosts were lovely. Having just bought a "hybrid" car we loved the "green" charging facility. Excellent.
On Friday, 17 Sep 2021
The cottage is perfect. It is beautifully finished and in a lovely quiet location with lots of walking and cycling from the door.
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