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Located in the most incredible location, this mountain cottage for 4 with exclusive hot tub is the perfect place from which to explore the stunning Coppermines Valley and wider Lakes area.

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.

Millrace is a delightfully rustic mountain cottage offering easy access onto the surrounding Coniston fells.

This cosy 2 bedroomed cottage enjoys open views towards the Old Man of Coniston. Plentiful walks are available from the front door and the property enjoys a perfectly positioned private hot tub offering open fell views.

On approaching Millrace cottage our magnificent, restored waterwheel soon comes into view. 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
Small hallway with slate floor which leads into the open plan kitchen, sitting room & dining area. The kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer & washer/dryer. The snug sitting room enjoys a log fire, TV, DVD/CD player.

First floor
Bedroom 1 - king size bed or twin 2'6" single beds & en-suite shower room with WC.
Bedroom 2 - king size bed or twin 2'6" single beds & en-suite bathroom with bath & WC.

Private Hot Tub

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
Bed linen, towels, oil fired central heating, all electricity, mains pressure hot water system & bed linen, 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:

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.

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. The cottages are reached by a road of pinnel stone construction, little changed from its original Victorian appearance, suitable for most vehicles except the lowest of sports cars.

Millrace 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)

Weekends (May to October)
Please note that weekend breaks at this cottage have been blocked for potential wedding bookings. Should you wish to enquire about holding a wedding at the Coppermines during this period please telephone 015394 41765.

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: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Log Fire / Stove
  • Number of pets: 4
  • Wi-fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
On Friday, 13 Oct 2023
Thank you for a lovely stay in Millrace Cottage. The location is spectacular and first impressions were overwhelming in the best possible way. The booking process was very simple, and communication from the start has been very responsive and easy. Millrace cottage was just the job for our needs; cozy, private and comfortable. The hot tub was in a great location and well maintained, wifi was great and plenty of sitting room and storage space.
On Friday, 20 May 2022
Fantastic cosy cottages in a gorgeous area. Cottage is lovely and warm and interconnecting worked brilliantly (we had Pelton Wheel booked as well)! We will definitely be back!
On Thursday, 17 Mar 2022
A lovely warm and comfortable cottage. Thank you for a weekend to remember.
On Monday, 09 Aug 2021
The booking process via the Coppermines website was clear and efficient. We needed to change our original booking due to the pandemic and agin this was completed easily. The location of these cottages is excellent and the reason we selected this particular destination. The hot tub was a nice edition which we used each day.
On Friday, 28 May 2021
The cottage was great, in a stunning setting, being overlooked by The Old Man of Coniston mountain and all the other crags while sitting in the hot tub was wonderful. We will definitely be booking this cottage again.
On Friday, 04 Sep 2020
Excellent cottage with high standard of cleanliness and location is superb.
On Friday, 04 Sep 2020
Excellent cottage with high standard of cleanliness and location superb.
On Friday, 19 Jun 2020
A gorgeous cottage. Fabulous location, everything catered for.
On Friday, 30 Aug 2019
Superb location. Shame we couldn't stay longer! Loved the jacuzzi location!
On Monday, 28 Jan 2019
We stayed here this weekend for a cheeky getaway in the Lake District. We weren't disappointed with breathtaking views, a cute little cottage with its quirks on the doorstep of Coniston Old Man and being able to enjoy the sunset in your own private hot tub... what more could you possibly want! Would highly recommend! And dog friendly!
On Friday, 27 Jul 2018
Very cosy, comfortable cottage. Fabulous hot tub.
On Friday, 20 Jul 2018
A wonderful location and excellent service.
On Friday, 29 Jun 2018
Had a lovely time at the cottage, shall be back again soon. Thank you.
On Monday, 28 May 2018
We have enjoyed our stay, the place itself is wonderful. The views are amazing and truly represent the great outdoors.
On Thursday, 17 May 2018
Wonderful place, stunning views, hot tub wonderful after a day in the hills.
On Friday, 06 Apr 2018
We arrived in snow to a warm, welcoming and clean cottage. The location is fantastic.
On Friday, 23 Feb 2018
Lovely stay, both love the place, have been before and would come again.
On Friday, 27 Oct 2017
Beautiful cottage in a stunning setting. Idyllic. Hot tub is a big bonus after a day walking on the fells. Thank you for an amazing weekend we will be back!
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