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The Coppice

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7 Nights  

  • £950  to  £1800

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Short Breaks From

  • £220 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access


  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner

About The Coppice

The Coppice is in a spectacular location in the Borrowdale Valley, at the base of the Catbells and boasting breathtaking views. The elegant Edwardian house comfortably sleeps up to nine people in four beautiful bedrooms and is surrounded by National Trust woodland. It barely takes ten minutes to walk through Manesty Woods to the southern shore of Derwent Water, while Keswick is only a short drive or a leisurely five-mile cycle from the door.

Derwent Water is a favourite Lake District location. Not only is the lake utterly stunning but the Cat Bells and the Borrowdale Valley have some of the best views in the entire National Park. There is a trail around the entire circumference of the lake - some eight miles - or you can take advantage of the hop-on-hop-off Keswick Launch to help you explore. With eight stops and regular departure times, the 50-minute sightseeing tour is a fantastic way to start your holiday.

You don't even have to leave the cottage to enjoy the natural beauty that makes the Lake District such a popular holiday destination. Take your morning cup of coffee outside to watch the industrious red squirrels busily scampering up and down the trees. The woodland is home to a wide variety of birds, replacing peak-hour honking and pollution with something altogether more tranquil. There is a wealth of footpaths and cycling routes within walking distance of the cottage, including one leading to the peak of Catbells where the views will take your breath away, and another to the peak of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

The friendly village of Grange-in-Borrowdale is just under two miles from the cottage, with a cafe, a village shop for the essentials, and a graceful double-arched bridge constructed in 1675 that crosses the River Derwent. Continue your walk from the village to the Bowder Stone, which measures an enormous 90 feet around and, incredibly, balances on a corner.

Many guests opt to shop in Keswick where there is a twice-weekly market every Thursday and Saturday, as well as a super choice of shops, tea shops and pubs, as well as bike hire, and fun attractions like the Puzzle Place and the Derwent Pencil Museum. Other local attractions include Whinlatter Forest and the Honister Slate Mine, with golf courses and riding stables thrown in for good measure.

The Lake District has long been one of the most popular holiday destinations in England. The Coppice is in a quiet location with lots of space indoors and outside, allowing guests to enjoy peace and privacy while staying in a location that is convenient for key sights and attractions.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Alan & Jo-Anne Roberts joined Independent Cottages in July 2009

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

You'll be bowled over by the scale of The Coppice. The owners have carefully modernised this Edwardian beauty, protecting original features such as the timber panelling in the sitting room, while including modern conveniences like central heating and WiFi. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Walk up the steps into the inner porch which provides shelter while you unlock the door. It's hard to know how many guests have been welcomed into the wood-panelled hallway over the last 120 years, but the house feels as hospitable now as ever.
  • Huge windows and garden views make the drawing room a welcoming place in the daytime, while plush furnishings and oak panelling wrap guests in comfort in the evening. Light the fire, pour a drink and enjoy the pleasure of uninterrupted time to catch up with some of your favourite people.
  • Start your day in the sunny breakfast room which is traditionally furnished with a solid wood dresser and built-in pine cupboards that have housed crockery since there were maids to cook and serve the country gent who originally owned the property. A multi-fuel stove in the original fireplace is a welcome addition on winter mornings.
  • There's no need to light a fire in the kitchen as the owners have fitted it with modern appliances that include a dishwasher. Cooking for up to nine hungry people is no easy feat, yet the layout and equipment make it as stress-free as possible. A separate larder provides ample storage space for food and conveniently houses the washer/dryer.
  • Every large house benefits from a downstairs cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin, and this house is no exception.


  • Four bedrooms lead off the first-floor landing. These include the master bedroom which has a double bed, ample storage, and an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • The remaining three bedrooms are a double, a twin, and a triple room with three single beds. All bedrooms are furnished in a style that is sympathetic to the age of the house but which is comfortable for modern guests. They have idyllic views of the fells and the garden.
  • Family bathroom with a free-standing clawfoot bath with brass taps, and a handbasin. The WC is adjacent to the bathroom.

Outside: As befits a house of this gravitas, The Coppice has an acre of grounds which has a mix of mature trees and lawn which attract red squirrels, deer and an impressive variety of birds. There is parking for at least three cars, and secure storage for bikes, kayaks and other sporting equipment.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with the owner's prior agreement. Smoking indoors is not permitted.

The Coppice Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 Twin & 1 Triple)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £950
To £1800
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7584 138682 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Alan & Jo-Anne Roberts
Member Since July 2009

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We do give a discount if half occupancy please let’s us know how many will be staying

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

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The Coppice 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 5th May 2022