Gate House (sleeps 2-8) *LUXURY PROPERTY*
Cottages in All LocationsSleeps 8
Sleeps - 8 , Bedrooms - 4
Bathrooms - 4
Pets - Yes
Parking - Yes
Wi-Fi - Yes
Log Fire - Yes
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- Luxurious 5* Gold Georgian property
- Village location
- Recently refurbished
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 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.
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.
A grand entrance porch welcomes you into this spacious property, complete with seating, boot and coat storage, the porch has been designed with functionality in mind offering the perfect place to kick off wet weather gear. Upon opening the front door you are instantly struck by the opulence of this home, a myriad of bright, inviting rooms, all waiting to be discovered.
Downstairs you are spoilt for choice by not one, but three comfortable living areas. Full of charm, character and the latest mod-cons they all encompass quirky personal adornments, wood burning stoves & an abundance of cosy seating ideal for curling up in. The pièce de résistance can be found in the spacious kitchen & dining area which occupies the rear of the house, again complete with the latest mod cons and personal touches. This area offers countryside views over the paved rear garden, up Church Beck and into the woodland beyond.
Due to the properties positioning both the front and rear garden enjoy the majority of the days sun. The front garden offering two small grassed areas, perfect for sitting out on a picnic blanket. The rear garden, lovingly paved with local slate and complete with wrought iron garden furniture, offering the perfect al fresco dining area with views over the Beck and the fields beyond. There is also an abundance of parking alongside the property and should you find yourself travelling with a couple of bikes or kayaks, good news - there’s a secure storage area to the rear of the property.
Back in the main house, up the Georgian staircase you will find four opulent and bright bedrooms all complete with beautiful en-suite shower and/or bathrooms. There are two grand king rooms to the front of the house, a comfortable twin room to the side and another spacious king room to the rear. All bedrooms enjoy smart TV’s with Free Sat, beautiful furnishings and fantastic views. The en suite bathrooms have to be seen to be believed, lavishly decorated in keeping with the Georgian era. The two free standing tubs, we imagine, would be most inviting after a long day spent on the fells.
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.
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.
Please note the property is attached to two smaller residential properties.
Facilities in brief
Sleeps 2 - 8
4 bath/shower rooms
1 separate w.c
2 well behaved pets welcome
Traditional Lakeland porch with coat and boot storage.
Reading room with wood burner and views to the front garden.
Smaller sitting room, perfect for children with smart TV with Free Sat, Blu Ray DVD, PlayStation and wood burner.
Sitting room with wood burner, smart TV with Free Sat & Blu Ray DVD.
Kitchen & dining area with Belfast sink, large range cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1 - with King-size feature bed & en suite bathroom with free standing bath, waterfall walk in shower, basin & w.c. Bedroom 1 enjoys field and village views.
Bedroom 2 - with King-size feature bed & en suite shower room with waterfall walk in shower, basin & w.c. Bedroom 2 enjoys field and village views.
Bedroom 3 - with twin beds & en suite shower room with waterfall walk in shower, basin & w.c. Bedroom 3 enjoys woodland views.
Bedroom 4 - with King-size feature bed & en suite bathroom with free standing bath, waterfall walk in shower, basin & w.c. Bedroom 4 enjoys field and beck views.
Front garden, with paved path, grassed lawn & shrubs.
Rear paved garden, with feature curved stone wall, garden furniture & shrubs.
Gravelled car parking area for 3 cars.
Parking area to front of cottage for 2 cars.
Lockable bike shed.
Bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi, electricity, gas central heating and initial logs.
Available to hire
Travel cot & high chair.
Parking for 4/5 cars
Cafes, pubs, restaurants & shops 0.75 mile
Well behaved pets are welcome (max 2).
Please note that due to owners allergies that the property cannot accept cats.
Please note that no stag or hen parties can be accepted at Gate House.
Please note that a security deposit of £150 will be authorised a day prior to arrival for all Gate House bookings, this money is not taken but held until departure when it will be released on the basis no damage has occured at the property.
Just wanted to thank you all very much for the wonderful stay we and our family have had in this beautiful house watched over by our favourite fell in our favourite village. It was absolutely lovely in every way and had everything that we needed. The lovely little extras on our arrival all helped to make our stay very enjoyable, I am so glad we have booked this wonderful house to celebrate my sixtieth birthday in May we couldn't have chosen better.
|F. family, Dec 2016|
|This is an A1 property - not cheap, but worth every penny. Beautifully furnished and equipped, spotless. Top location, a few minutes from Coniston village centre at the foot of the Copper mines valley. I think we will struggle to experience a holiday rental of this quality again! Thank you.|
|G.C, Nov 2016|
|5 Star + Faultless.|
|G.C., Nov 2016|
|The Gate House is the best property we have ever stayed in. We saw it being restored last October and then decided to book for 2016. We have had mainly sunshine, such beautiful autumn colours and views. We have explored many of the lakes, walked and as always love this part of England. The biggest challenge? arranging the cushions!|
|S.A, Nov 2016|
|Fabulous property, attention to detail of both building work/ interior furnishings is unprecedented. Cannot recommend too highly to anyone. 'Top destination' thank you!|
|C.F, Oct 2016|
|Beautiful spacious cottage. Had a fabulous weekend, wonderful place for a relaxing weekend with friends.|
|A.R., Oct 2016|
|What a fabulous weekend we have had in the Gate House (especially having won the competition for a free weekend)!
This was a perfect meeting place to celebrate our 64th wedding anniversary with our family from Lincolnshire & Scotland. We thank ourselves lucky lucky to have been chosen out of many entries for this excellent prize.
All we can say is - IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST - good enough even for Tina Turner!!
|I.. R. and family, Oct 2016|
|Perfection all under one roof! Great quiet location on the outskirts of the village and just s short walk from pubs and shops. The house is truly amazing, a dream house. Beds are so comfortable, bathrooms to die for and the kitchen WOW even Mary Berry would love to have it for a kitchen. The kitchen is such a warm welcoming family kitchen. The patio around the back of the house looks like something off grand designs its wonderful setting listening to the beck. Gate house is not disappoint you it has everything and much much more.|
|F, Oct 2016|
|Comfortable house in a magical setting. Had a fabulous week, wonderful weather and my writers block became unblocked so got some writing done too! A lovely home from home, thank you for sharing.|
|B. , Sep 2016|
|Fantastic house with lovely rooms. Great activities. Would recommend ghyll walking from the back of the house up the river. Wish this was our house! Best holiday house I've ever stayed in. Definitely coming again!|
|R. family, Sep 2016|
|We very much enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage. The colour scheme and fittings were so much to our taste I could have moved in. Masses of room (and rooms!) with a super kitchen/diner allowing us to host meals for our children and grandchildren. The setting is beautiful and well-placed for visits to places of interest and lots of opportunity for walking. We would definitely come again.|
|C & M Perks, Sep 2016|
|A lovely well-equipped house. So great to be able to enjoy the wonderful countryside straight from the front door and hear Church beck from our bedroom in the evening.
Hope to return soon.
|D. fmaily, Sep 2016|
|A beautiful cottage, lovely furnishings & finish, in a great location. It is clear a great deal of thought has gone into the refurbishment. Clearly a very special well loved home.|
|B. family, Aug 2016|
|We have enjoyed our week stay in this excellent house. Very thoughtful and comfortable accommodation and convenient for walks, boating etc. We chose a good week with warm sunny days - ideal for what we had planned on doing.|
|I. family, Aug 2016|
|WOW! What a fantastic week. The house is FANTASTIC and beautifully furnished. We love the area and it is so lovely to be able to walk from the door up into the fells. We climbed The Old Man of Coniston and Scafell Pike, as well as several local walks. Thank you very much. We have already booked for next year!|
|R. family, Aug 2016|
|What an amazing week we have had in this beautiful house. We came here a couple of years ago and loved it then, but now WOW stunning. Finding it hard to pack up and head home. Hope to be back soon.|
|D & A and family, Jul 2016|
|OMG wonderful house!
Very nicely decorated & stocked with everything you need for holidays! Between us we walked, climbed, biked and visited lots of different places around Coniston. Thank you from us all.
|A. & J. & family, Jul 2016|
|Very comfortable, excellent accommodation for a group, we didn't want for anything.|
|R.B, Jul 2016|
|WOW! What a fantastic holiday home. We spent a very happy month here, watching the football and walking. The house has been so thoughtfully redecorated and every last detail has been though of. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!|
|R.F, Jul 2016|
|OMG wonderful house! Very nicely decorated and stocked with everything you need for holidays. Between us we walked, climbed, biked and visited lots of different places around Coniston.|
|A.J, Jul 2016|
|What a delightful place to stay. The property has everything you could ever ask for. The bedrooms are beautiful. The bathrooms are amazing. The kitchen has that WOW factor. The property is very warm and welcoming. The patio area around the back too is out of this world, a perfect place to spend time with a large glass of wine listening to the beck. The property is perfectly placed near all amenities and is set in a very quiet location. I couldn't of asked for anything more or better. I highly recommend Gate House it's the best place to stay in Coniston.|
|M.F, May 2016|
|Wow! What a stunningly beautiful house you have created. It is well equipped, warm, comfortable, very peaceful and the furnishings are fabulous! It has been an absolute joy to stay here. The weather had been very kind to us and we have loved sitting outside, listening to the beck and watching the blue tits who are nesting in the outbuildings.
Thank you once again for allowing us to stay in your lovely home, we hope to be back next year.
|A.M, May 2016|
|What a lovely house, perfect for the eight of us plus dogs. It is so nice to hear the sound of the beck when sitting outside and from the back bedroom. We enjoyed the most fantastic weather, probably the best we've had in the Lakes over many years. After a day on the fells it was great to come back to such a comfortable home. Thank you from all of us.|
|R.W, May 2016|
|The cottage is in a truly fantastic location and we have had a glorious week of walking, cycling and laughing together as a family. Thank you!|
|S.F, Apr 2015|
|The house is a beautiful old property with wonderful original features. Warm, clean and comfortable. We appreciated the length the heating was on for.
We have stayed with you on numerous occasions, in various cottages and the standard is always very high- from time of booking to actual property cleanliness. We would not use any other company for our Lake District holiday- shame you don't have any cottages else where in the country.
|S.F, Dec 2014|
|Lovely house- easy to live in. The Staff in the office are a pleasure to deal with and very efficient. Boot room great for dogs.|
|M Family, Jun 2014|
|Very nice house, great place for family's.|
|T. Corrigan, Jul 2013|
|What a delightful place to stay.|
|The P family, Jul 2012|
|We've had a fabulous time. Thank you for allowing us to share your beautiful home.|
|D & J, Jun 2012|
|A fantastic house. Feels like home. Lovely views from the bedrooms and the river at the back was awesome!|
|The H family , Apr 2012|
|As soon as we entered the Gate House we felt at home. The Gate House is a wonderful house with hidden surprises which we felt was a 'home from home'.|
|C, L, B & H , Mar 2012|
|Lovely house in a beautiful village. Had a relaxing break with plenty of walks.|
|J & M, Feb 2012|
|A wonderful bolt hole for a weekend.|
|M & D, Feb 2012|
|Amazing as always! We feel so at home when we stay here.|
|K & M, Feb 2012|
|Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We had a relaxing mini break and can't wait to come again.|
|K & D, Jan 2012|
|Wonderful home away from home for a very memorable Christmas break.|
|F & M, Dec 2011|
|We were told it was a great house and we were not disappointed! This is our first stay at The Gate House but we will be back!|
|T & M, Oct 2011|
|Lovely to return to The Gate House which holds so many happy memories for us.|
|J & C, Sep 2011|
|Had a wonderful week staying in your lovely house. We have stayed in numerous cottages in the Lakes and this is by far the best!|
|The P family, Aug 2011|
|Lovely to come to a house so full of memories and so beautifully kept.|
|R & A, Jun 2011|
|A short, but very sweet stay. You have a very beautiful cottage filled with very lovely things, nestled in the perfect place.|
|M, K & L, May 2011|
|Our second visit to this wonderful home, we love Coniston and find this place a real 'home from home'.|
|S & S, Dec 2009|
|The house was fantastic. We found everything we needed and enjoyed many nights in by the fire. Brilliant spot, ideal for cycling, walking and sailing. Thank you|
|N & C, Oct 2009|
|We fell in love with this cottage, so cosy and comfortable. We have had such a wonderful time.|
|The M family, Sep 2009|
|We absolutely love this cottage. Lovely setting and walks straight from the door.|
|The F family, Aug 2009|
|What a wonderful place to stay . We've had a really lovely week, so comfortable and well equipped.|
|The G family, Jun 2009|
|A lovely place to celebrate my birthday.|
|The G family, Apr 2009|
|Another enjoyable holiday in your lovely house.|
|The S family, Apr 2009|
|Another great holiday in this beautiful house. Thank you.|
|K, M & H, Mar 2009|
|Fabulous house, what an Aladdin's cave!|
|P & J, Feb 2009|
|They say there are seven wonders in this world, we have truly found number eight. Many thanks for sharing Gate House with us.|
|M, Jan 2009|
|Excellent location, warm and cosy. We will be back.|
|J, S, M, R & A, Dec 2008|
|Had a lovely relaxing week, not wanting to venture out most nights as we felt so at home! House is in an excellent location, up the lane for biking and walks and down the lane for pubs!|
|G & I, Dec 2008|
|Fantabulous! More than a home from home. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.|
|S & P, Dec 2008|
|Wow! What a wonderful house. It was so nice to arrive and feel like we had come home.|
|E family, Sep 2008|
|Really enjoyed the location of Gate House. So close to the shops and pubs , yet also a great starting point for the many wonderful walks up the Coppermines Valley.|
|G & M, Sep 2008|
|Thank you so much for our stay at Gate House. The personal touches in the cottage really made it feel like 'home from home'. We have stayed in many cottages in the Lakes and this was the best!|
|M family, Aug 2006|
|A wonderful base for our family reunion holiday. You could not have provided any more, but with the World Cup and Wimbledon, we need another week to even make start on the videos & dvd's. Great base for walks and a wonderful week's weather. Better than we could have hoped in every way!|
|Mr & Mrs G, Jun 2006|
|Our deepest thanks for being able to stay in such a beautiful house. The location is perfect & it is obvious that you have paid a great deal of attention in making sure the house is as welcoming to its guests as can be! We would very much like to stay here again.|
|Mr S & Ms P, Jun 2006|
|What a lovely week, house fantastic! Personal touches complete the experience. Location perfect, will certainly return. Thanks for everything|
|L family, Jan 2006|
|Gate House is fantastic - so spacious and comfortable. What a bathroom! Never expected such a carefully renovated and furnished place - we felt as if every detail had been thought of - it really enhanced our stay in this beautiful part of England. Congratulations on achieving such a perfect holiday haven, we enjoyed every minute at Gate House.|
|Mr E & Ms H , Jul 2005|
Coppermines road, Coniston LA21 8HN
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