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Set amongst mountains, waterfalls and with its own hot tub and attached waterwheel, this is a unique cottage in a stunning location.

New for 2023: Now with free Starlink Broadband Internet

For those who love the countryside The Coppermines Mountain Cottages offer 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.

Carpenters Cottage is a delightfully rustic mountain cottage offering easy access onto the surrounding Coniston fells. This comfortable 3 bedroomed cottage enjoys fantastic views down the Coppermines Valley towards Coniston Water. However don't be fooled by its rugged & traditional exterior, the interior of this cottage is quirky & cosy, oh and there's a private hot tub!

Next to Carpenter's Cottage is our magnificent, restored waterwheel. Proudly situated at the Mountain Cottages, this spectacular waterwheel looks all the more majestic in this dramatic mountain setting. Making The Coppermines Mountain Cottages the most unique and awe-inspiring setting for any Lake District holiday.


Ground floor
Slate floored hallway which leads into the cosy and rustic sitting & dining room with log fire, Sky colour TV, DVD/CD player, etc. From the sitting room guests can look out towards the Old Man of Coniston. Off the sitting & dining area is the ample kitchen area with dishwasher, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer & washer/drier. The kitchen offers fantastic views down the valley towards Coniston.

First floor
Bedroom 1 - king size bed or twin 2'6" single beds and views down the valley.
Bathroom - shower over bath & separate WC
Bedroom 2 - king size bed (or twin 2'6" single beds) and views towards the Old Man of Coniston & en-suite shower over bath with WC

Second floor
Up the second set of stairs is a very attractive 'galleried loft bedroom', self-contained, with a small sitting area on the first floor which looks out down the valley and a staircase leading to -

Bedroom 3 - king size bed or twin 2'6" single beds & small en-suite shower room with WC.

Hot tub available for your exclusive use in our hot tub area next to the cottages.

Please note open fells surround the cottages and livestock graze here. Due to the open nature of the fells we advise that small children and pets are supervised at all times.

Travelling with a dog?
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.

Facilities included
Bedding, towels, oil fired central heating, electricity, mains pressure hot water system, Starlink Broadband Internet, hot tub, initial logs for the fire.

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.

Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.

Plenty of space around the cottage.

Public Transport 1 mile
Pub 1 mile
Shop 1 mile

Cottage Postcode
LA21 8HX

Accessibility Guide:

Low Occupancy Discounts
Please note that guests who receive a low occupancy discount upon booking will have access to 1 bedroom/bathroom per 2 people only. If more bedrooms/bathrooms are required please select guest number accordingly (e.g. if 2 bedrooms bathrooms are required please select "4" guests).

Property Notes
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. The approach road is suitable for most vehicles except the lowest of sports cars.

For Sat-Navs follow the post code LA21 8HX, once you reach Coniston centre please ensure you take the small road between the Black Bull Inn and the Co-op.

Carpenters Cottage interconnects internally with 3 other Coppermines Mountain Cottages for larger groups from 8 up to 22 people.

The four cottages, all with en-suite facilities, each self-contained, are able to be interconnected together in various combinations. They can sleep up to 22 people and each cottage also has the use of a private outdoor hot tub.

Three other cottages, Fellside Cottage, No 4 Irish Row and Slater Bob's, sleeping 2, 3 and 4 guests respectively are located around 500 yards further down the valley.

Carpenters sleeping 6
Millrace sleeping 4
Pelton Wheel sleeping 4
Sawyers sleeping 8
No.4 Coppermines sleeping 4 (500m down road)

The Coppermines Mountain Cottages are located within the spectacular Coppermines Valley, near Coniston, Lake District. They are surrounded by mountains, crags, rivers and waterfalls and are 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: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Log Fire / Stove
  • Number of pets: 4
  • Wi-fi
  • Hot Tub
On Monday, 06 Nov 2023
Amazing mini stay in carpenters cottage. My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was set in a spectacular location, somewhere with views that can be seen nowhere else in the lakes. Being able to wake up and look outside and see the Coppermines Valley and the old man looking down upon us made the stay very special. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage to all.
On Friday, 27 Oct 2023
One of the best locations of any cottage we have ever seen or stayed in. The cottage is rugged and functional, very fitting for where it is. The hot tub is a great addition. We have stayed several times and will definitely return.
On Monday, 07 Nov 2022
A real experience to stay in the cottage, we had a wonderful time. A really unique and special place to stay, the location was breath-taking! Really recommend staying here in a group or family. A great adventure getaway.
On Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022
Outstanding location and setting. Lovely facilities.
On Thursday, 29 Jul 2021
Fantastic stay helped with some amazing weather. Loved the cottage and all the facilities. Having the hot tub and stream to sit in during the heat last week was fantastic.
On Monday, 17 May 2021
We are returning guests - visiting for our 16th year. As always, an excellent stay and enjoyable experience.
On Monday, 26 Oct 2020
Our last visit was in Sawyers Cottage but Carpenters was just as good, if not better. Fabulous showers and hot tub as before and we can't wait for our next stay up here.
On Monday, 28 Sep 2020
In a spectacular setting and had everything I needed inside.
On Monday, 14 Sep 2020
As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Coppermines Cottages. We love the hot tub. Very impressed with the water wheel. Thank you for switching it on in the morning so we could see it working!
On Friday, 17 Jul 2020
Excellent as always. We will be re booking again for early next year.
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