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Miner's Cottage

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A sunny start in Coniston
Roomy lounge, but cosy and warm with a log burner
Views of the Village from the Bedroom
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
1 night minimum
Cottage
We will accept bookings for those who require accommodation for work purposes or to provide voluntary services or other permissible exceptions. Built in 1850 by the Coniston Copper Company, this cottage provided accommodation to workers from Coppermine Valley. Miner's Cottage is rustic and full of charm, and is set in one of the most beautiful spots in Coniston Village. At the foot of the Old Man of Coniston, this cottage has superb and unspoilt views of Coniston Water, Grizedale Forest and Yewdale, and is the perfect setting for a relaxing break for couples or families, yet only a few minutes walk from all the amenities that Coniston has to offer. The path behind the cottage will lead you to the Old Man of Coniston or you could wander down to the lake for fishing or take part in the v...We will accept bookings for those who require accommodation for work purposes or to provide voluntary services or other permissible exceptions. Built in 1850 by the Coniston Copper Company, this cottage provided accommodation to workers from Coppermine Valley. Miner's Cottage is rustic and full of charm, and is set in one of the most beautiful spots in Coniston Village. At the foot of the Old Man of Coniston, this cottage has superb and unspoilt views of Coniston Water, Grizedale Forest and Yewdale, and is the perfect setting for a relaxing break for couples or families, yet only a few minutes walk from all the amenities that Coniston has to offer. The path behind the cottage will lead you to the Old Man of Coniston or you could wander down to the lake for fishing or take part in the various water sport activities. Cycling (or mountain biking) is also very popular, with Grizedale forest on the opposite side of Coniston Water. For more leisurely moments, the Gondola, a Victorian steam powered yacht, is a perfect way to see Coniston's spectacular scenery. Or you could take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum for local history, or Brantwood on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin. Throughout 2012, Miner's Cottage was renovated and lovingly restored to show many original features. Internally, the cottage is spacious and presented to a very high standard, ensuring that guests have a thoroughly enjoyable stay all year round. A cool and charming cottage in Summer, and warm and cosy in Winter with a log burning stove. The cottage is roomy with a comfortable lounge, a large dining kitchen, a utility area, a good size family bathroom upstairs and a large downstairs WC. The downstairs area of the Cottage is fully tiled, making this an ideal holiday location for you and your pet. We accept part-week bookings from October to March, and full week bookings throughout the rest of the year (Friday to Friday).More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
See Rental Agreement for house rules regarding pets
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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Reviewed 27 October 2020

We have stayed in many cottages over the years and Miner's has to be up there with the very best of them. It has been cleverly converted and fitted out by the owners to give masses of space and simply but comfortably furnished. Very well...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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minersc, VR Owner at Miner's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2020

Hi Chris, sorry for the delayed response, but thanks so much for leaving a review for us, we really appreciate it. Glad you had a great break in our Cottage...we'd love to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, Mandy

Reviewed 27 September 2019

The cottage is well located in Coniston with great views over the lake. It is well stocked with everything you will need (feels like home!). Great base for exploring the area. Would definitely recommend.

Date of stay: September 2019
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Miner's C, VR Owner at Miner's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback on Miner's Cottage and your recommendation, it's very much appreciated. Glad you had a great time at the Cottage and enjoyed the Lake District. Best wishes, Mandy

Reviewed 20 August 2019

We have been going to the Lake District for at least the last 10 years and found Miners Cottage by accident and I'm so glad we did. The cottage is home from home, everything you could possibly need is provided. There's a terrace garden at...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Miner's C, VR Owner at Miner's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2019

Sorry for the late response, but thank you for taking the time to review our cottage on Trip Advisor, we really appreciate your support. Thank you also for coming back to Miner's over the last few years, that's the best compliment we can get! All...More

Reviewed 7 July 2019

Beautiful cottage, all the home comforts, situated at one of the highest points above lovely Coniston. Fantastic scenery and great places to eat and drink within 5 to 10 minutes walk. The owner has left an advisory guide and I recommend you read the guest...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank arch6000
Miner's C, VR Owner at Miner's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

Thank you both for being such great guests and for taking the time to write a review for us, we really appreciate the feedback. Glad you enjoyed the Cottage and Coniston Village, and that you had a wonderful holiday, you're welcome to come back anytime!...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We booked this cottage after reading the very good reviews and we were not disappointed. The cottage was excellent it had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay and it was very clean. The views were excellent out of all the cottages we have stayed...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Miner's C, VR Owner at Miner's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the wonderful feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and the amenities that Coniston has to offer. Please get in touch whenever you want to stay again. Best wishes, Mandy.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We stayed for a week at the beginning of March during the heavy snowfall. It is a stunning cottage with every amenity you might need and the views are breathtaking. Mandy was such help and so accommodating! The local pubs (The Ship) and restaurants were...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I snatched a much needed week away and have spent it at Miner’s Cottage which looks down over Coniston Waters. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything needed. It is well appointed and tastefully furnished and we have enjoyed our short...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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Miner's C, VR Owner at Miner's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Marcia, we're really pleased you enjoyed the cottage and had a relaxing break. Thanks for such a great review, the feedback is very much appreciated. Keep us in mind if you are ever visiting this part of England again. Best wishes, Mandy

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The house was beautiful, very tastefully restored retaining the character you would expect from a period property. It was spotlessly clean and the views from the front windows were outstanding. I can't recommend this little cottage enough, the rooms were all good sizes and the...More

Date of stay: December 2016
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Miner's C, VR Owner at Miner's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for your lovely comments. We're really pleased you had a great time in Coniston and enjoyed your stay. All the very best, Mandy

Reviewed 6 April 2016

Had a lovely weeks stay at Miners cottage. It was clean and warm and had everything we needed. The views of Coniston and the lake were amazing and we spent lots of time looking from the window seats in the bedroom and living room. The...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Victoria T
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Miner's Cottage is very well equipped, comfortable and ideally located for a walking holiday around the Coniston area. The views from the cottage are stunning and look straight across to Coniston Water and the fells beyond. Although parking is a little difficult it is quite...More

Date of stay: March 2015
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The original village was built around the 16 century Coniston Hall, but is now very much a Victorian village with lovely tea rooms, cafes and traditional Lakeland pubs. Coniston is a favourite with walkers, cyclists, and sailors, as well as those simply wanting a relaxing getaway break. Lots of opportunities for sailing, canoeing, rowing, windsurfing, kayaking and hire of electric powered boats. Tuition and advice for all levels of ability is available from locally based qualified instructors. You will find more information from Coniston Boating Centre. Fishing with a rod licence from many of the public shores is allowed. Contact the Tourist Information Centre for full information of permits and purchase or hire of tackle. Options galore from the leisurely pedal to the energy of mountain...
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Fishing Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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