The Rise of the Staycation

The Rise of the Staycation…

Here at the Coppermine we’ve long believed that a Great British Holiday can make for a fantastic, fun-and adventure filled holiday. A “staycation” supports British Tourism whilst making the most of everything our amazing country has to offer.

Below we’ve listed some of our favourite reasons why we believe “holidays at home” are the best!

Why Arthur Ransome Made Coniston Magical for Kids of All Ages

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Coniston is an idyllic place, it is more secluded, and moves at a slower pace to other parts of the bust Lake District but has all the beauty, charm and amenities you would expect from a world class destination. This part of Lakeland is made a little bit more special, as it was the inspiration for the children’s adventure series Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome.

Adventures in Coniston

The Benefits of a Lake District Hot Tub Holiday Cottage

The Coppermines has a large range of cottages in the Lake District which have Hot Tubs just waiting for you to enjoy. Whether you want to sink into one after a long day on the fells or have a romantic weekend planned where you need some well deserved relaxation time together hot tubs are a firm favourite with many people who visit the lake district.

Great Reasons to Book a Holiday Cottage with a Hot Tub

How to Find a Dog Friendly Lake District Cottage

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Are you looking for a pet friendly cottage in the Lake District? We know it can be difficult to find a cottage that will take you and your pet or pets, so we have a great range of lake district holiday cottages that are pet friendly.

Pet Friendly Cottages Lake District

The Lake District is an amazing place to visit with your pet and having a dog with you for a day in the fells can be extremely fun and rewarding for both you and your four-legged friend!

Coppermines Loves Pets

10 Great Things to Do with Kids in The Lake District

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The Lake District is the UK’s biggest playground and whether it is running free in the great outdoors or having adventures with activity providers, Lakeland is the perfect place for kids to explore and have adventures.
One of the great things about booking a holiday cottage in the Lake District when you have kids with you is that you have your own kitchen so you can prepare the family packed lunch just as they like it and also have a family meal together cosy in the cottage after a great day out adventuring in the fells.

First Time Fell Walks for Children and Families

If you’re looking to introduce younger ones to fell-walking. Or if you’re looking for a gentle introduction to the joys of taking to the fells yourself, then we have put together a list of family-friendly fell walks, perfect for first-timers. All these walks are suitable for most abilities and there are no significant dangers, such as drops, scree or scrambling to worry about. Just make sure everyone has suitable footwear, clothing and a map and off you go!

Historical Lakes: Museums and historical places of interest to visit during your stay

It’s not just majestic mountains and shimmering lakes; The Lake District, and those who have made it their home and derived their livelihood from its landscape, has a rich and varied heritage.

Fabulous Family Walks – Part 2.

By Rachael Parkin

Whether they’re done on short legs or long, young legs or slightly older, wearing size 1 wellies or size 12 boots, get on your feet and stretch your legs on one of these fantastic family walks. These short, easily achievable walks allow the whole family to get out and about, enjoying the fresh air and stunning surroundings of the Lakes together.

Welcome to The Coppermines Conservation Area

By Rachael Parkin

The Coppermines Valley, home to The Coppermines Lakes Cottages, is not only awe-inspiringly beautiful, but it is also important in a national context, being part of the newly listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, included in The Schedule of Ancient Monuments and is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Now the valley has become even more special having recently become home to the Coppermines Conservation Area.

Lake District Snow Days

By Rachael Parkin

Depending on your point of view, snow during your stay in the Lake District can be either a blessing or a curse. For some, a pristine blanket of fresh, glistening snow transforming the mountainous landscape to a sparkling winter wonderland can catapult a holiday into the realms of frozen fantasy. For others, the slightest hint of a snow flurry can send them hurrying for warmth, shelter and a hot chocolate.