We believe strongly that tourism should have a positive impact on the Lake District and the wider environment. In the development of our cottages sustainability was a key consideration, some of the steps we have taken to mitigate our negative effects and promote our positives include;

  • Our electricity is provided by Bulb, a 100% renewable provider.
  • We have removed the miniature toiletries single use plastics in favour of refillable dispenses. 
  • We are installing bee boxes and bird feeders to encourage biodiversity.
  • Where possible we use local suppliers and support local businesses, and encourage guests to do the same.


We also donate £5 from every stay to local charities.

For 2022 we are supporting the ​Fix the Fells. After an exceptionally busy 2021, coupled with more severe weather, wildlife, flora and paths have seen significant damage. Fix the Fells tackles this problem by repairing and maintaining 330 upland paths, helping to keep the Lake District a special place.

In the last three years we have also donated over £1300 to Coniston Mountain Rescue and Cumbria Community Foundation.

Something to look forward to

We have recently started working with the charity Something To Look Forward To.

Together in 2020 we have hosted 4 families and 6 in 2021, who have been impacted by poverty as a result of a cancer diagnosis. These 'gift' stays are provided to gives these families respite and enjoy a getaway. 

Such as Rachael who stayed at Mountain Cottage; 'To be in the Lakes together to make some happy memories after so many months of just ‘surviving’ my treatment plan has been so special, I feel it’s bought us back to life. We wouldn’t have gone away without this support but having the cottage paid for made it possible.'

Though booking your stay with Coley Cottages, you will help us to continue to promote sustainable tourism to the Lake District and support our charitable causes.