UNESCO World Heritage Status #WeAreTheLakes

Have you heard the news?! The Lake District has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status!

World Heritage Status recognises the Lake District as a world renowned site of cultural interest. Seeing the area listed alongside the likes of the Taj Mahal, the Tower of London and the Great Barrier Reef (how very exciting).

Have a Swallows and Amazons Inspired Summer Holiday

Whether or not you’ve read Arthur Ransome’s books about the Swallows & Amazons (based here in Coniston), any holiday splashing around on rivers and lakes will most certainly bring out the adventurous child in you.

Gate House Highly Commended at the Cumbria Tourism Awards

Jubilant celebrations took place yesterday evening at the 15th annual Cumbria Tourism Awards.

Held to celebrate the county’s diverse tourism industry the awards cumulated in a prestigious black tie awards ceremony.

Whilst both The Coppermines Mountain Wedding Venue and Gate House were nominated finalists in two of the evenings categories, Gate House was awarded a 'Highly Commended' certificate in the Self-Catering Holiday Property of The Year category - a fantastic achievement following just 12 months of holiday lettings.

Theatre by the Water

This summer you are in for a treat as Illyria touring theatre return to the Lake District with a performance of William Shakespeare’s ‘A Comedy of Errors’ & Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’.

4 Fantastic Reasons to Visit The Langdale Valley!

1. Landscape

Langdale is a beautiful valley situated in the heart of the English Lake District, a picturesque & serene haven, peace and happiness are sure to be found here. The famous Langdale Pikes (Pike O’Stickle, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark) situated on the northern side of the dale create a dramatic skyline and are one of the most recognisable features of the area. It is not hard to see why people choose to return to this area of natural beauty year after year.

Celebrate your Father in the Lake District

Got a dad that can’t sit still? Then get in gear and sort out the perfect Father’s day get away for your restless old man.

When it comes to surprising your dad this Father’s Day (June 18th) the Lake District, Cumbria, ticks all the boxes and more.

Get a weekend away booked for your dear old dad, show him how much you appreciate him and pack him off to a perfect Lake District retreat.

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