Sawyers Cottage
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The Mountain Cottages - Sawyers

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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.

Sawyers 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. The largest of our mountain cottages, Sawyers is a great base for groups and celebrations and there is a private hot tub for guests use.
Also in Coppermines Valley 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
Entrance into the large sitting & dining room with log fire, colour TV, DVD/CD player, etc. This room enjoys fantastic open views down the Coppermines Valley through front French door which can be fully opened to appreciate the views. The dining table can also be extended substantially for large groups.

Off the sitting room and dining area is a small country kitchen in oak with dishwasher, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.

First floor
Bedroom 1 - king size bed or twin 2'6" single beds and en-suite shower room with WC.
Bedroom 2 - four single beds
Bedroom 3 - king size bed or twin 2'6" single beds with en-suite shower room & WC.

Separate bathroom with shower & separate 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
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

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).

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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 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.

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.

Sawyers 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: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Log Fire / Stove
  • Number of pets: 4
  • Wi-fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
On Monday, 16 Jan 2023
Fabulous surroundings, very cosy, and we had a lovely trip, would 100% recommend!
On Monday, 20 Jun 2022
The cottage is in a very beautiful location. It was peaceful. We enjoyed our stay.
On Friday, 11 Mar 2022
Excellent location for a group visit to an absolutely stunning spot. We really enjoyed the fire in the living room & how close the place was to all that Coniston had to offer. Really clear instructions for check in and check out.We had a wonderful weekend in such a gorgeous location. The house was brill, such stunning views. Thanks so much!
On Sunday, 02 May 2021
Thank you for another amazing stay. Haven't stayed in Sawyers since the late 90s (the size of Pelton Wheel and No.4 have been more suitable over the years) but coming back here, despite the numerous changes and improvements in the last 25 years, it still felt like coming home again. The housekeeping was, as ever, top notch and it was good to catch up with Mr Johnson and throw sticks for Zulu. So thank you again. I look froward to booking again for next year!
On Friday, 11 Sep 2020
Lovely cottage with stunning surroundings. Loved the hot tub and it was so nice to see the water wheel working whilst we were there.
On Friday, 07 Aug 2020
We enjoyed our stay so much we re-booked to go again 4 weeks later. With travel restrictions in terms of Covid, and enjoyign such good wetaher, we have now had 2 glorious weeks in the Lakes.
On Monday, 30 Dec 2019
A very happy place to be. Thank you.
On Friday, 29 Nov 2019
Absolutely perfect! The cottage is wonderfully situated with lovely views. Everything here is beautifully arranged. We have loved our stay here; excellent facilities and extremely comfortable and well thought out, luxurious! It's perfect and we'll be back!
On Monday, 29 Jul 2019
We always have a wonderful stay at the Coppermines thanks to the rustic feel and luxury additions (hot tub!). We look forward to coming back!
On Monday, 29 Oct 2018
Such a perfect spot, loved the hot tub. Very happy, look forward to returning!
On Friday, 19 Oct 2018
Beautiful setting, buildings in keeping with the environment and local area but with modern facilities. The hot tubs are fantastic!
On Friday, 28 Sep 2018
We've had a lovely weekend and the location is stunning.
On Friday, 31 Aug 2018
Clean and tidy. Great location. Hot tub a valuable addition. Fantastic for views and walks.
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