About Us

We are Mandy & Steve Moss, and we welcome you to Miner’s Cottage.

We live on the Fylde Coast, along with our gorgeous but cheeky Working Cocker Spaniel Woody! We have a shared interest in travelling and for the great ourdoors, and we particularly love our trips to the Lake District. In 2012, we embarked on a fantastic journey by acquiring a run-down Cottage in Coniston. We were determined to breath new life into the property and committed ourselves to a full scale renovation project.

The Cottage was trapped in a time capsule of 1970’s decor, but with help from local trades, we transformed the place into a luxurious holiday home with modern appliances, but revealing many original features from when the Cottage was built in the 1850’s for the Coppermines Miner’s. 

One of the main reasons we chose this cottage was because of its superb position and its stunning views. The centre of Coniston Village is only a few minutes walk away, yet we are in a very quiet leafy lane overlooking Coniston Water with views across the lake to Grizedale Forest.

We pride ourselves on style and cleanliness, and thanks to our amazing cleaner,  we  ensure that everything is perfect for our guests to relax and enjoy their holiday in this beautiful part of the South Lakes.

About the Cottage

Welcome to Miner’s Cottage: our holiday accommodation in Coniston Village. The cottage dates back to the 1850’s, originally built to accommodate Miners and their families. As you can imagine, it has had many cosmetic makeovers over the decades, but in 2012 it was completely restored to provide a warm and cosy self catering cottage with charm, character and everything you need for a holiday for up to 4 people. plus 1 or 2 well behaved pets.

Downstairs, the front door leads straight into the lounge with 2 two-seater sofa’s set around the log burner. The large Kitchen/Dining area contains a full size fridge-freezer, Dishwasher, Electric Oven, Hob and a microwave etc, with a  dining table set up for 4 people .This leads to a useful utility room which houses the washing machine, iron and ironing board, and a place to kick off the walking boots. There’s plenty of work space and shelving in here to store any extra items such as beer or wine! We also have a generous sized downstairs cloakroom and WC with a sink unit.

Upstairs offers a large king sized bedroom and twin bedded room with ample storage and hanging space for your items, with a family sized bathroom that includes a bath/mira shower.

All the beds will be made up for you, with a hand and bath towel on each bed. There will be some basic cleaning items in the kitchen e.g. washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, tea towels and dishcloths.

You will need to bring your own wood for the burner. If using the wood-burner, it is advisable to lower the radiator thermostat in the lounge as the burner produces a lot of heat……we have had the front door open whilst it’s snowing outside!

The cottage has BT fibre 1 Broadband with WIFI throughout, a smart TV with NETFLIX (also giving you access to your PRIME, BBC iplayer and ITV hub accounts).

The cottage is dog friendly, with many walks that are available straight from the front door. We appreciate that your dog may want to join you on the sofa’s, so please bring throws to help protect the leather and avoid tears/scratches.

The terrace garden is the perfect place to sit for that morning cuppa or an early evening drink.

Just down the lane you will find the Sun Inn, which is a traditional, real ale pub that has a great menu and a roaring log fire throughout the winter months (the Sunday roast dinners are superb). There are numerous pubs and cafe’s further into the village. Approximately 10 minutes along the old railway track is the Ship Inn, and both the menu and the ales are worth a visit. All the pubs in the village welcome pets, they just ask you to keep your dog on a lead.

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