Slater Bob's
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Slater Bob's | Coppermines Valley

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Visit England 4 Star
Slater Bob's is a stone-built cottage located within Coppermines Valley and enjoying incredible views of the surrounding mountains. For those who love the outdoors, there is no better setting for your Lake District holiday.

Space and fresh air abounds with fells, crags, rivers, glistening mountain tarns and thundering waterfalls all to be found in the immediate surrounding area. The cottage itself offers spacious accommodation, being the largest dwelling on the end of a row of traditional miner's cottages as well as, unusually for the valley, its own terraced, private garden. The garden is home to the cottage's private hot tub with awe-inspiring views of Coniston Old Man.

Its cosy and characterful interior offers a comfortable place from which to enjoy the spectacular views encompassing the cottage. Some of the finest walking in the Lakes, including The Old Man of Coniston, can be done direct from your front door - simply lace up your boots and stride out into expansive and dramatic landscape. A walker's paradise! And with 2 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms the cottage is perfect for couples, families or friends looking for a unique and truly special setting for their Lake District holiday.

Ground Floor
The main entrance to the cottage is at the rear of the cottage. On entering the cottage a useful utility room offers the perfect place to leave those muddy boots after a day's exploring.

Next is the well-equipped and spacious kitchen which includes a range style cooker with electric hob, a large, American-style fridge freezer with ice dispenser, dishwasher, microwave, slow cooker and washing machine. A table with dining chairs for 4 complete this cottage kitchen/diner.

A sunny reading room is located at the front of the cottage and benefits from those incredible views across the valley - could there be a better place to sit back and relax after a days's exploring - we don't think so! A small study area (with a work-distracting view) completes the space. From the reading room a door leads to the main living area. The lounge could not be more welcoming, with traditional beams, copper kettles and a slate, flagstone floor as well as a large log-burning stove nestled within a stone-built hearth. This cosy room is like a friendly hug to those lucky enough to step inside.

Completing the ground floor is a stylish & very spacious, tiled wet room with electric shower, underfloor heating, W.C. and sink.

First Floor
Stairs from the lounge lead up to the first floor landing. From here both of the double bedrooms can be accessed.

Bedroom 1 is accessed via another useful study area and is a double aspect room with the most incredible view! Wake up in the morning, look up to The Old Man of Coniston, and decide whether today is a day for adventure or whether today is a day for cosying up to the fire. The room features a king-size bed and en suite bathroom complete with bath (also with a view!) with shower over, W.C. and sink.

Bedroom 2 features a double bed, built-in wardrobe and enjoys beautiful views to the fells.

Accessed via the main entrance is the cottage garden. This generous and mature, terraced garden offers more of those amazing views while several seating areas provide perfect places for alfresco drinks. A perfectly-positioned hot tub, where you can soak up those fabulous views, whilst the bubbles ease your worries away completes this truly unique mountain garden.

Facilities included
Bed linen, towels, initial basket of logs, electric storage heating, Wi-Fi.
Secure cycle storage for up to 2 bikes.

Travelling with a dog?
The owners respectfully ask that dogs are permitted downstairs only.
We can offer free use of a 1 acre field in Coniston village, perfect for off the lead running, walking, training and playing. Use by arrangement only. Please contact the office for availability.

Parking space for several cars to the front of the cottage.

Property Notes
Please note that this cottage is situated within a true mountain environment and is accessed via a rough track. As such, care and consideration must be given on approach to the cottage.
Please also note that, due to the terraced nature of the garden and general layout of the cottage, the owner feels the cottage is most suitable for adults and children over 6 years of age only.

500 yards from our other Coppermines Mountain Cottages which can sleep up to 22. Next door to Fellside Cottage and next door but one to No. 4 Irish Row, which each sleep a further 2 or 3 guests respectively.

Public Transport 1 mile
Pub 1 mile
Shop 1 mile

Cottage Postcode
LA21 8HP

Accessibility Guide

Slater Bob's is located within the spectacular Coppermines Valley, near Coniston, Lake District. It is surrounded by mountains, crags, rivers and waterfalls and is truly an incredible setting for any Lake District holiday. Walking, hiking, climbing, cycling, wild swimming - it's available direct from your front door.

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.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Log Fire / Stove
  • Number of pets: 2
  • Wi-fi
  • Cycle Storage
  • Garden
  • Hot Tub
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Visit England 4 Star Rating
On Friday, 12 May 2023
Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us! We've had a wonderful time, exploring the Coppermines Valley. We didn't even venture down to the village as up here it is so idyllic - rainbows, showers and sunshine. Thanks also to the great hospitality team!
On Friday, 21 Apr 2023
We love Slater Bob's Cottage and it feels like a home from home. We hope to return there at some point in the future, but due to the rising cost of living it probably wont be until next year.
On Monday, 17 Apr 2023
We have never visited the Lakes before and have been looking forward to it for a while. All I can say is wow! The cottage is beautiful, location amazing. The perfect place to unwind and soak up the views (especially in the hot tub after a day's walking). Such a homely, welcoming feel in the cottage, 4 nights was not enough, I think we could stay here forever! Thank you so much. We will be back.
On Thursday, 02 Mar 2023
We absolutely love staying at Slater Bob's, it feels like a home away from home. The location is perfect for peace and quiet!
On Friday, 13 Jan 2023
What a tonic after the hustle and bustle of Christmas. The perfect place to unwind - gorgeous cottage, fab location, hot tub with views to die for. Great to have a cook's kitchen too, so much space and so well equipped.
On Friday, 06 Jan 2023
Superb cottage, backed by a good service team. Really enjoyed our stay in a very unique property. We have to say it was the best equipped self catering cottage we have ever had. Also, very clean and comfortable.
On Monday, 12 Dec 2022
What an amazing stay we have had at Slater Bob's! Such an incredible spot. Coniston, in particular The Coppermines, holds a special place in our hearts and we were beyond excited to bring our baby daughter for the first time. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay, so homely and cosy, especially after a huge snowfall. We can't wait to come back. Thank you Slater Bob's!
On Friday, 09 Dec 2022
Thank you once again for providing the accommodation for another amazing holiday! Our experience was made with the help of Slater Bob's rustic and homely feel and the hot tub was definitely a bonus. With The Old Man on our doorstep it would have been stupid not to attempt it, so we did. Our leg muscles will thank us eventually! The Lake District in December has been a cold but magical experience to lead us up to Christmas. Looking forward to coming back again next year.
On Thursday, 17 Nov 2022
The cottage made every day of being here brilliant. Cosy, well-equipped and with views to die for. We will definitely return.
On Friday, 30 Sep 2022
What a gem! We have loved every second of staying here. The cottage is so cosy, well equipped and clean. From stunning views to beautiful walks. The weather has been the best we have ever had in the Lakes which gave us us the opportunity to get plenty of long hikes in, and to return after many miles of hillwalking and jump in the hot tub - just perfect! A week just wasn't long enough, we have fallen in love with Slater Bob's and will most definitely be back. Thank you so much to the Coppermines team and the wonderful cleaners for making this holiday just perfect.
On Friday, 23 Sep 2022
Our second visit and it didn't disappoint! Whole family and pooches enjoyed every moment here. Love the updated range, made cooking even easier. Our next visit will certainly be for longer!
On Monday, 19 Sep 2022
Lovely cottage in a stunning location. We stayed at Slater Bob's in June this year for the first time and fell in love with the place, so we came back again this month and will be booking it again for next year. It's perfect.
On Monday, 05 Sep 2022
Our second visit to Slater Bob's didn't disappoint. Everything was beautifully prepared when we arrived with everything laid on that we needed, even a smashing new oven. Brilliant scenery, great walks and amazing weather too. Hope it's not our last visit to Slater Bob's. Thanks to the folks of Coppermines for making it so special, we hope the next guests enjoy it as much as we did.
On Thursday, 11 Aug 2022
We have had a great week at Slater Bob's! The house is great - you can tell it is a loved house - with lots of useful facilities. Very comfortable beds and excellent water pressure! We really enjoyed the hot tub, although it has at times been too hot weather to enjoy it! The location is perfect - the views from the sun room in the evenings have been idyllic. Our daughter enjoyed paddling in the river and made it up the Old Man. Great base for walking, cycling and kayaking (once you make it down the hill). Thanks for sharing it with us.
On Friday, 29 Jul 2022
We have had a fantastic week in the Lakes which was made even better by our lovely base. Slater Bob's is so well equipped, there is everything you need and more. A real home from home. The enclosed garden is lovely and our children to play out safely. We spotted some lovely birds here whilst resting our tired muscles in the very luxurious hot tub! There is an abundance of walks on the doorstep which was great. The beds are very comfortable and we have all slept well. In every corner of the house there is something of interest to see. Our youngest son says his favourite room is the reading room with great views. Our eldest says the living room is his favourite as it is cosy! We hope to come again as it is perfect for our family.
On Friday, 22 Jul 2022
This cottage is in an excellent location, with a great outlook. The cottage itself is lovely with a very homely feel. The facilities are excellent and we particularly liked the lovely mugs and place mats and well equipped kitchen with good quality sharp knives. Beds are very comfortable again with good quality bed linen. The walking directly from the cottage is excellent.
On Friday, 22 Jul 2022
Loved the service, quality and location of the cottage - it had everything we needed. Lots of great little touches, like welcome basket and useful local information. The directions to the cottage were spot on and extremely useful as it was our first visit.
On Friday, 22 Jul 2022
Great walks from the back door. Great views from the front door. Fabulous cottage, all you need. Love the copper fairy lights! The hot tub is fab for the after walk recovery. We have had the most amazing weather. Walking in a heat wave posed lots of challenges but the cooled water and ice dispenser fridge really helped! The co-op has most things you have forgotten or need. We hope to come back.
On Wednesday, 20 Jul 2022
We are coming to the end of our stay and just wanted to say Slater Bob's is an amazing place! We have really enjoyed our stay and the weather has been extraordinary!
On Friday, 24 Jun 2022
We absolutely loved this cottage, it was just perfect for us. The location is outstanding.
On Friday, 27 May 2022
What a wonderful cottage - the position is quite incredible! We have had a super week - walked to Swirl How, Old Man, around the lakeshore to Hawkshead and along the footpath towards Elterwater. Can recommend the food, service and beer at the Black Bull Inn. As for the hot tub - there could not be a more perfect end to the day than sitting in it with that awesome view. Thank you!
On Friday, 20 May 2022
We now have a favourite cottage/holiday. What a place! We've been to a few Coppermines Cottages and even stayed in the valley before but there's nothing else like this place. Where else can you sit in a hot tub with a view like that?! If you ever sell this place (why would you?!) we'll join the mile long list of people who would take it please! :) (dependant on a lottery win...). Already looking at dates to be back! Thank you for a very special holiday with out new baby. We'll remember this week forever.
On Friday, 13 May 2022
What a wonderful place to stay! So many extras that made our stay perfect. Hot tub was amazing. Views and location idyllic. Such a lovely place. Heading home feeling rather relaxed with two exhausted pooches!
On Friday, 06 May 2022
What a wonderful place Slater Bob's is! Everything you need, a real home from home. The views are spectacular and the walks amazing. Have loved every minute here, we will be rebooking for definate. Thank you Coppermines Team for everything xxx
On Monday, 25 Apr 2022
We've used Coppermines Cottages for a good few years and have always enjoyed their properties, but Slater Bob's is something else. From the welcoming pack to the hot tub, everything we needed was right there. We've already looked to see if we can book Slater Bob's for later in the year and if the car can make it up the bank we'll be back. A long weekend without a drop of rain is really a first for us, our new puppy will think the Lakes are always like this, warm and sunny, I think he's in for a shock on later visits. Hoping to return soon. Thank you all at Coppermines. xxx
On Friday, 15 Apr 2022
Booked Slater Bob's as a last minute 50th birthday celebration and so glad we did! Fantastic cottage, beautiful location and so much to see and do from the doorstep - the hot tub was the 'icing on the cake'!!! Have had a wonderful time - thank you.
On Saturday, 19 Mar 2022
We've had a wonderful few days at Slater Bob's celebrating my 60th birthday! Beautiful cottage, amazing location! We hope to be back soon!
On Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022
What a fantastic long weekend we've had! Spectacular views, brilliant weather and great location! What more can you ask for? Truly felt like a home being here at Slater Bob's. Thank you for the welcome basket and all the homely touches. Looking forward to coming back!
On Friday, 04 Mar 2022
Absolutely amazing stay at Slater Bob's. The welcome basket and other homely amenities were greatly appreciated. We will be booking again soon!
On Friday, 12 Nov 2021
We had a wonderful week in your lovely cottage Slater Bob's. Perfect place to wake on a morning. Hot tub was fantastic! We will certainly return here. There was certainly every need catered for. Thank you!
On Friday, 17 Sep 2021
We loved our stay at this cottage. The cottage itself was wonderful and in the most incredible location.
On Monday, 13 Sep 2021
Slater Bob's is a great cottage in a fantastic mountain location, with proper fell walks literally from the door. We managed to book by pure luck at the last minute! It is extremely well equipped and comfortable and, in a rare heat wave for the Lakes in September, the ice-maker was as welcome as the fantastic hot tub! It was also spotlessly clean throughout on our arrival. Just one thing to be aware of, it's amazing location entails a drive up a rough track. Not a problem in most cars if you drive appropriately, but you wouldn't want to do it in a low profile car.
On Sunday, 12 Sep 2021
We arrived on a Friday all the way from Svalbard, Norway to attend the wedding of our friends. We are stunned by the amazing landscape in the area and we wish we had more time to explore the surroundings. The cotatge was fabulous, with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, we really lived the hot tub.
On Friday, 03 Sep 2021
Great cottage, fantastic location and very well-equipped. We were very lucky to have been able to book this cottage. The travel instructions and overall web interaction were spot on and by far the best of any holiday rental cottage company I have used (of which there are many). It's such a great lcoation that cooking and dining there were a real pleasure. We would rate this cottage as excellent and will definitely be returning.
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