Gate House

Gate House

Gate House

Gate House

Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
Bathrooms: 4
Pet friendly property
Number of pets: 3

Countryside view
Log fire
Pub within 1 mile
Cycle storage
Public transport within 1 mile


Finalist ‘Self-Catering Property of the Year’ 2017 Cumbria Tourism Awards!

Highly Commended ‘Self Catering Property of the Year’ 2017 Cumbria Tourism Awards!

Located a stone’s throw from Coniston village (less than a third of a mile), set on the road to the striking and historical Coppermines Valley lies this magnificent and spacious Georgian home. The owners, Jane & Simon have, with much effort managed to create a home of the highest quality standards whilst carefully managing to preserve the properties outstanding historical features.

Historically Gate House had early associations with the family who developed the 19th century Coppermines, and was the home in the early 20th century to the famous lakes artist Alfred Heaton Cooper – who, at that time, renamed it ‘Sondheim’. Keen to retain historical links the owners have ensured that many works of Cooper adorn the cottage walls.

From its peaceful situ the house enjoys delightful aspects overlooking the open fields to the front and the bubbling Church Beck to the rear. Whilst the outside of the property offers areas of solitude and calm, it is inside where the real allure of this beautiful home can be found. In essence Gate House is a beautiful house that has been lovingly transformed into a dream home. The perfect place for romantics, families, friends and outdoor enthusiasts alike.


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.

Gate House was excellent. My party was very impressed by the overall quality of the property. The bedrooms and en-suites were very spacious. The kitchen was very well equipped. Lovely patio.
P.M, Friday, 10 Sep 2021

Great cottage in super location for walking in Coniston. Many walks from the front door. Cottage in excellent condition. Well positioned for village and pubs yet quiet.
N.B, Thursday, 02 Sep 2021

This is our second visit to Gate House and we are also booked again for September. Ideal accommodation for two families consisting of 7 adults, one child and three dogs. The specification and equipment is second to none. We will definitely be back as we love Coniston and especially staying in such superb accommodation. A credit to the owners.
D.M, Monday, 09 Aug 2021

We want to put on record our appreciation re. our Gate House visit. Coppermines staff incredibly helpful and the house has been renovated superbly. The house is very historic for my family (both my grandmothers and my mother lived there in turns from the 1930s to the 1970s) so it was fascinating to see how the house has changed. I last visited the house about 10 years ago although I come to Coniston frequently. We have booked Gate House again for next year.
R.K, Thursday, 24 Jun 2021

Absolutely love this cottage, we will be planning our next visit very soon. There is nothing that needs improving – everything is excellent.
R.N, Friday, 07 May 2021

Thank you for another lovely stay at Gate House. Everything was just how we would have expected even in these ever changing times. We enjoyed every minute and the hospitality you always receive in Coniston.
C.F, Saturday, 10 Oct 2020

Excellent property with superb facilities.
R.B, Friday, 28 Feb 2020

The property was fantastic; well cared for, great facilities and with all we needed for a comfortable stay. The house was very well-equipped for a family, a family who enjoyed a week of wonderful walks in the hills around Coniston. We hope to be coming up again later in the year.
S.M, Friday, 31 Jan 2020

Thank you to the owners for another wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. It’s been a relaxing week following Christmas festivities. We have enjoyed celebrations over New Year at Gatehouse. We will be returning in May. We wouldn’t book with anyone else, Coppermines service is excellent as always.
F.H, Friday, 03 Jan 2020

Third time here with friends. Best cottage ever. Still looks as good as 3 years ago. Incredibly high standards.
F.B, Friday, 29 Nov 2019

This house is always immaculate and an absolute pleasure to stay in. Service from Coppermines is excellent as always. Thank you to the owners for a beautiful house to return to again and again. 10/10.
F.F, Friday, 27 Sep 2019

Our third New Year holiday in the ‘new’ Gate House. Fantastic week; weather was very kind including two blue sky days. All is perfect as usual. Thank you for sharing your beautiful house. Not sure when we’ll be back, but we will be.
F.G, Monday, 31 Dec 2018

This is our third Christmas in this beautiful house although this time there was only two of us. We have had the most wonderful week; walking and eating out at the Steam Bistro and local pub. We have already booked for next summer. Thank you!
C&K, Friday, 28 Dec 2018

Returned a year later for another get together and so glad we did! Just as incredible as we remembered and perfect for our bi-annual get together. I spend a lot of time researching properties but have found nothing to compare with Gate House. Perfect property in perfect location. I really don’t want to leave tomorrow but already planning next year. The weather has been terrible but this is when the house proves perfect; just happy to chill out here! Can’t wait for our next visit.
M.B, Friday, 30 Nov 2018

A fabulous Lakeland retreat. The house has everything we needed, from kitchen utensils to TVs in every room. Wifi please the kids! Weather was excellent; walks out of the front door (old Man of Coniston; wow!). House was immaculate throughout. Would hope to come again if budget allows.
E&R, Friday, 23 Nov 2018

What a fabulous house! Didn’t want to leave! Equipped for our every need. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay were and were blessed with some good weather for walking. Visisted our favourite places to eat such as The Black Bull and the Bluebird Caf?. Already booked for next August! Can’t wait to return! Many thanks for a wonderful stay.
N&B, Friday, 26 Oct 2018

Wow! Three families, eight people, fantastic time! Stunning, comfortable property in a superb location. Definitely coming back.
A.R, Friday, 12 Oct 2018

Fabulous house! Equipped for our every need. Spotlessly clean and with a lovely welcome pack. Have already re-booked for next summer!
J.N, Friday, 05 Oct 2018

I would like to say how blown away we were at the standard of Gate House. It was totally amazing and the best place we have ever rented in the Lakes. The owners deserve credit for the outstanding level of comfort and quality of every part of the house and their incredible attention to detail. All 3 families were raving about it and I expect we shall make a repeat booking sometime next year.
M.R, Monday, 01 Oct 2018

We have stayed at the Gate House five times since the renovation work. It is a lovely property and we always look forward to our stay here. It has to be one of the best properties we have ever stayed in. There is nothing in our opinion you need to improve. We just love this house. Thank you Coppermines!
F.F, Friday, 28 Sep 2018

The house is amazing and we have thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The quality of the home and items are fantastic.
E.S, Friday, 21 Sep 2018

Our first visit to Gate House and we have fallen in love with the house. Brilliant location, perfect facilities, wonderful weather. We have loved our stay and cannot wait to come back again. The attention to detail in the renovation is second to none. Thank you for letting us share such a perfect holiday home.
F.B, Friday, 31 Aug 2018

House still amazing! This is our 3rd visit to Coniston. Plenty to do and visit in surrounding area. Thank you for the welcome gifts, hope to be back soon.
J.A, Friday, 27 Jul 2018

We had such a wonderful time back at Gate House celebrating a 60th. We love this place it’s instantly relaxing. What a lovely place to relax and catch up. Brilliant location, simply wonderful!
P.M, Friday, 29 Jun 2018

We had such a wonderful time back at Gate House celebrating a 60th. We love this place it’s instantly relaxing. What a lovely place to relax and catch up. Brilliant location, simply wonderful!
S.J, Friday, 25 May 2018

What an utterly beautiful house. A perfect family retreat that has been so very well thought out. Thank you so much we will be back!
N.H, Friday, 18 May 2018

This is a lovely house, very clean and lots of equipment and extras. It was a lovely week, thank you! We will tell our friends and family.
L.M August 2017

We have stayed in many cottages before but this is our favourite! We walked through the door and instantly felt at home and the stresses and strains of life began to ease. Lots of walking, eating and drinking, sleeping well in the comfy beds & listening to the water in the beck all mean we return home reluctantly, we would much rather stay! Hope to return soon.
R.S, Aug 2017

What a fantastic cottage! Jason ran the Lakeland 100 fell race and relaxing in Gate House afterwards was fantastic! We all felt very relaxed straight away. A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location, hopefully we’ll be able to return next year!
M.S, Aug 2017

Wonderful holiday in a superb location. This holiday had been planned by others in our party as a surprise 60th birthday break for me! Such a beautiful house to stay in with everything we needed.
S.D , July 2017

Here for the second year, house is still as immaculate!
A.J, July 2017

What a wonderful way to introduce our family to this wonderful area. This beautiful house provided the perfect base & made our holiday even more special. There was even a ‘can we all come back again’ discussion during our last drink outside – what better end to our week!
H-S, June 2017

Enjoyed a lovely family holiday here in Coniston, excellent base to explore the Lake District. Had a wonderful time relaxing in this stunning home.
F.Z-H, June 2017

Lovely cottage, more than you could want in terms of equipment, space and furnishings. So nicely refurbished. Had a brilliant 50th weekend with family!
C.H May 2017

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. Will be returning to celebrate our family Christmas here as we did last year!
F.F May 2017

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.
R.G, May 2017

What a gorgeous house, love the attention to detail! I edit a travel mag and will happily recommend it to all of my readers!
N.G, Apr 2017

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!
P.F, Apr 2017

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