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Best Boat Trips in the Lake District

 
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Fri, 9th Jul 2021

Our customers come back to the Coppermines lake District Cottages again and again because of the great range of cottages we offer and our unrivalled local service, but they also come because, for many of them their favourite thing to do is get out on the local lakes and explore by boat! All of our Lake District Cottages are nestled in and around Coniston, with Coniston Water being one of the most beautiful places to get out on a boat we thought we would take a look at some of the best boat trips in the Lake District. The ones…

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The Benefits of Self-Catering Holiday Cottages in the Lake District

 
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Mon, 5th Jul 2021

Looking for a self-catering break with family, friends or that special someone in your life? Want to make sure that you not only find somewhere that is going to allow you to relax, but that also that offers up some of the best that the UK has to offer.  Lake District Self Catering Cottages The good news is that you have several options open to you for your next holiday in the UK, you could go camping, head to a quintessential UK caravan holiday, or you could book in to stay in a hotel. If none of those sounds like…

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Great Pubs in the South Lakes

 
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Tue, 1st Jun 2021

One of the nicest things to do in the Lake District after a long day on the fells or exploring one of the many local attractions is sitting in a Lake District pub, reliving the adventures of the day, and planning the activities of tomorrow. Cottages Near Pubs The Coppermines Cottages are based mainly in and around Coniston, a beautiful Lake District Village which not only has a few of its own great pubs but is also in driving distance of some of the best pubs for food and drink in the whole of the South Lakes area. Whatever season…

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Wildlife You Can Spot in the Lake District

 
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Fri, 28th May 2021

Anytime you visit the Lake District, you are almost guaranteed to be blessed by views with some amazing scenery – great walks and hikes, unique wildlife, wonderful vistas, and relaxing trips by boat across the lakes. Add into that some of the best food in the world, cooked by top chefs, and it is no wonder so many people visit the region each year. Lake District Cottage Holidays As one of our most treasured national parks, the Lake District is also home to some brilliant wildlife. Keep your eyes open and you can expect to see everything from kestrels and…

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Pram Friendly Walks in the Lake District

 
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Wed, 19th May 2021

Getting out and about with a pram can be quite challenging if you want to get outdoors but don’t know the terrain. Holiday cottages are the perfect place to stay when you have a young family as you can move at your own pace and at your own (or your toddlers’) schedule. Having outdoor walks and adventures with babies and toddlers in tow can be a challenge but the Lake District has a range of walks suitable for all (including prams). Lake District Holidays Many families will have kids of different ages which can mean that getting the balance right…

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Gorgeous Gardens to Visit in the Lake District

 
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Sun, 2nd May 2021

The Lake District is famous all the world over for its large bodies of water and amazing fells. You might not be too surprised to learn that it’s also home to some beautiful, palatial gardens with sensational views across the hills, many of which are open to visitors all through the year. Here we take a closer look at some of the gardens you might like to put on your list of activities when you book into one of our cosy Coniston based holiday cottages. Rydal Hall, North of Lake Windermere The Lake District is certainly famous for its historic…

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Great Walks in and Around Coniston

 
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Wed, 21st Apr 2021

If any place epitomises the Lake District it’s Coniston Water. Not only is it a great place to relax and bring the whole family, but it has some of the best walks in the UK. This includes the popular route that rises above the village to the Old Man of Coniston and its amazing views of the surrounding lakes and countryside, very near to many of the Coppermine’s Lake District Cottages. While there are some steep climbs in and around the village, there are also plenty of accessible walks if you want something less challenging. Here we take a closer…

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Fantastic Facts About the Lake District

 
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Tue, 6th Apr 2021

The Lake District is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the UK and it’s no surprise that people from all over the world love it. With amazing scenery, quaint villages and a host of different activities to take part in including hiking and cycling, it’s the perfect place for a family break any time of year. If you’re staying in a cottage in the lake district, here are some interesting facts about the area. Here are some fantastic facts about the Lake District that you did not know: Millions of Visitors – According to the National Trust, nearly…

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Why the Ruskin Museum is a Great Place to Visit

 
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Wed, 3rd Mar 2021

The Ruskin Museum is a great place to visit when you are staying in one of the Coppermines’ lovely Lake District Cottages. Located on your doorstep in the pretty village of Coniston, this unique and interesting museum was founded by Ruskin’s secretary in 1901 as both a memorial to Ruskin and a celebration of the local area and its heritage. We are looking forward to when this wonderful museum will be open to the public once again! Ruskin Museum Coniston Known as a local cabinet of curiosities, this fascinating local lake district museum tells the story of Coniston. Charting its…

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Why Coniston is a Great Base for a Multi-Generational Holiday

 
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Thu, 25th Feb 2021

With so many of us missing time with our friend and family, it is no wonder that so many of us are planning Lake District holidays with our families and looking forward to them (assuming it is safe to do so).  Getting all your family together at the same time can be amazing but it can also be tricky to accommodate a multi-generational group, that is why making your base in a Coppermines Cottage in and around the beautiful Lake District village of Coniston will ensure you have the best holiday possible. Cottage Accommodation Coniston Holiday Cottages make the perfect…

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