Unique Pet-friendly Escapes in The Lakes

What better time than Spring for a UK staycation with your canine companion?

Dog lovers are well aware of that guilty feeling whenever a holiday is looming. You’ve been working hard, and have looked forward to the break for months. You’re thinking about what to pack, what to see and do. Then your puzzled pooch, intrigued by all the fuss and bluster as you get ready to leave, nuzzles up to you with a pining look.

Head to the Lake District this Spring Bank Holiday

There’s some great savings to be had…

If you fancy a getaway this half-term and love a good bargain, then look no further and head to the beautiful Lake District, where you will find plenty of holidays for less. Here at The Coppermines Lakes Cottages we have only a few cottages available for weekend, full week and mid-week breaks during the half term holidays (commencing Friday 26th May and Monday 29th May), so there is no excuse not to escape to the UK’s number 1 holiday destination!

4 Fantastic Reasons to Visit Coniston!

In the heart of the English Lake District lies the historical copper mining village of Coniston, perfectly positioned alongside the picturesque Coniston Water and underneath the majestic Coniston Fells of which Coniston Old Man, at 2635ft, is the most recognisable.

The Final Countdown... #CTAwards2017

Happy Wednesday! Earlier on today (Wednesday 3rd May) Cumbria Tourism announced their finalists for the 2017 Cumbria Tourism Awards and we are proud to announce that we been shortlisted for not one but two award categories!

The awards which celebrate the vast diversity across the county’s tourism industry will take place on Wednesday 21st June – Fingers crossed we scoop a prize or two!

Self-Catering Property of the Year – Finalist – Gate House, Coniston

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside …

Silecroft Beach

Oh, I do like to be beside the sea. We say like, we mean love. On the west coast of Cumbria, not far from the Lake District National Park boundary lies a serene haven. A vast expanse of sand and pebbles with views that stretch out on a clear day to the Isle of Man. Welcome to the delightfully unassuming Silecroft Beach....

Take the plunge and swim Coniston Water - End to End

This September why not do something different when it comes to swimming a Lake District lake and swim the full length of one?....

After all Long distance open water swimming isn’t just about swimming around buoys in a loop– it’s about the journey. After-all you haven’t swum a lake until you have completed the full length of it!
Coniston End to End is such a swim… it’s as much about discovering yourself as the surroundings you are immersed in.

Calling all hikers, walkers and ramblers - Enjoy the ravishing countryside of the Lake District

Exploring the Great British countryside on foot, whether it’s a leisurely stroll to the pub, a ramble across the fields or a challenging uphill hike is a great way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors.
Classics such as the Monk Coniston and Tarn Hows walk, is a picture prefect amble, setting off from the head of Coniston Water to Tarn Hows via the picturesque route created by 19th-century industrialist J G Marshall to wow guests at his country pile....

Challenge Yourself

As the Coniston 14 road race is set to take place this Saturday (good luck everyone), this got us thinking about what other fantastic events take place here in the beautiful Lake District. So we've put together a list of our top challenging events … there are things to test and things to enjoy… after all it isn’t just about the pain… it’s about the taking part too.

So come join us at The Coppermines Lakes Cottages this year and discover something about yourself in this simply stunning environment…

1)Coniston 14 Road Race (too late for entry this year but what about 2018?)

Discover Coniston by Bike

Coniston Water Cycling

Road cyclists and mountain bikers are spoilt for choice here in the Lake District. There are quiet country lanes, permitted cycle ways and heaps of bridleways offering some fantastic views and the Coniston Valley is no exception!

The valley is the perfect place for a break away on two wheels, no matter what your ability, there are gentle family rides, serious off-road routes and scenic lake side road rides all waiting to be discovered....

Make the summer holidays a true ‘Famous Five’ adventure

Building dens in the woods, running through secret gardens, sailing on a mission for treasure and picnics with ham rolls and lemonade. Sound like a quintessential Enid Blyton scene? Yes, but it can also be the picture of your family get-away this summer.

The beautiful Lake District is famous for its stunning landscape. Fells, lakes, woodland, fields and rivers a plenty, it is the perfect playground to let kids be kids and create the childhood summer quests they will remember for years....