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 £3 from every stay to local charities.

For 2021 we are supporting the Cumbria Community Foundation. It is at the heart of the community and improves the lives and opportunities of disadvantaged people and enable everyone to access sports, arts, culture and the environment. It has also been instrumental in supporting the most vulnerable recently with it's Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund. 

In the last two years we have donated over £800 to  Coniston Mountain Rescue and Fix the Fells,  supporting these organisations helps to keep the lakes a special place to visit now and for the future. 

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 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 Sherine who stayed at Pepper Cottage; 'The stay meant I was able to forget about my diagnosis and what’s to come. I was able to just enjoy the moment by making memories with those closest to me.'

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.