Jubilant celebrations took place yesterday evening at the 15th annual Cumbria Tourism Awards.

Held to celebrate the county’s diverse tourism industry the awards cumulated in a prestigious black tie awards ceremony.

Whilst both the ‘Coppermines Mountain Wedding Venue’ and ‘Gate House’ were¬†nominated Enalists in two of the evenings categories, Gate House was awarded¬†a ‘Highly Commended’ certiEcate in the Self-Catering Holiday Property of The¬†Year category – a fantastic achievement following just 12 months of holiday¬†lettings.

Situated in Coniston village in the heart of the picturesque English Lake District,¬†Gate House is a magniEcent Visit England ‚Äė5 Star Gold‚Äô Georgian property with¬†local artistic historical links. Once home to the famous Lakes artist Alfred¬†Heaton Cooper in the early 20th century, this completely refurbished property¬†which comfortably sleeps 8 is now the epitome of an exceptional Lakeland¬†home.

To be named a Enalist and walk away with a commendation in this category is¬†a testament to the sheer determination and dedication of the owners (Jane &¬†Simon) and their drive to create a truly unique and luxurious Lakeland Home,¬†once visited never forgotten…


“Lovely cottage, more than you could want in terms of equipment, space and¬†furnishings. So nicely refurbished. Had a brilliant 50th weekend with family!”

“Returned to this beautiful house for a second time since renovation. Perfect¬†location for walks from the door every day and handy for food & drinks in the¬†village. Weather has been beautiful all week ‚Äď perfect! Will be returning to¬†celebrate our family Christmas here as we did last year!”

“Beautiful house, we came here a few times before restoration work but now¬†WOW! It used to be pretty good but now it’s exceptionally appointed, 4 en suites¬†is great, rear garden area is perfect in very sunny weather, which we’ve had all¬†week. Thank you, we will return.”

“What a gorgeous house ‚Äď love the attention to detail! I edit a travel mag and will¬†happily recommend it to all of my readers!”

“We have had a wonderful week staying in the beautiful Gate House. It is every bit¬†as wonderful as the website suggests and the owners really have thought about¬†everything. We very much hope to return!”

“This house is beautiful in every way and deserves its 5 star rating. We have had¬†a fabulous week here, perfect weather. This property is the best we have stayed¬†in. Thank you so much for letting us share your beautiful property. We will be¬†back.”

Gate House Family Traveller Magazine Review