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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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Great National Trust Properties to Visit on Your Lake District Cottage Holiday

 
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Thu, 18th Feb 2021

If you’ve decided to rent out an amazing holiday cottage in the Lake District, there’s so much to do and see when you arrive it can be challenging to fit it all in. For those searching for inspiration and a little history, there are some fantastic National Trust properties across the region, and many on your doorstep when you book a Coppermines Cottage for your Lake District holiday. Making your base in a Cottage in and around Coniston ensures you don’t have to drive far to find some of the most popular Lake District Properties that will let you explore…

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Relax and Reinvigorate: 5 ways to relax and 5 ways to reinvigorate in the Lakes

 
Tue, 2nd Feb 2021

Are you holidays all about relaxation? Is your perfect break one of blissful basking, cocktail sipping and gentle pottering? Is your idea of a thrill finding the perfect gift for a loved-one in a gift shop full of treasures? Are you looking to leave the rigours of daily life behind and embrace a chilled-out, carefree existence for a wonderful week (or two)? Or perhaps you have had your fill of sitting around, trapped in the relentless mundane, and are bursting to get out, get active and have adventures. Is your idea of living hurtling downhill on a challenging biking trail…

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Why Dogs Love the Lake District

 
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Sat, 23rd Jan 2021

When you have a dog, they are always a big part of your considerations when looking for holiday ideas. For UK holidays, one area that dogs always love to visit is the Lake District and one of the best ways to enjoy all the Lake District has to offer with your four-legged friends is by booking a cottage holiday with the Coppermines. Planning a great holiday with your dog is exciting, so below are some ideas on how you and your paw family can enjoy the lakes when the Covid restrictions allow. Dog-friendly Cottages One of the top reasons that…

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Discover the Mystery of Cumbria's Stone Circles

 
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Sun, 17th Jan 2021

Stone circles are a source of fascination around the world.  From the majesty of Stonehenge to the mystery of places like Maumbury Rings in Dorset where almost nothing remains, we are drawn to visit these spots.  Perhaps we hear the echo of voices from our ancestors who used these places! Whatever the reason, Cumbria has no shortage of these amazing sites to visit – there’s over 50 spread around the county!  As a visitor to the Lake District, you are perfectly located to visit them and enjoy stepping into the past for a short time. These fantastic places have been…

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Amazing Lake District Michelin Starred Restaurants

 
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Mon, 4th Jan 2021

When planning your future Lake District cottage holiday one of the most important things to think about is food! Fortunately, one thing that the Lake District is known for, apart from the amazing scenery, cosy cottages, and beautiful lakes, is its food. There are plenty of high-quality restaurants serving local fayre and offering memorable dining experiences. Here we look at the top Michelin starred restaurants you can find across the region and they will be ready and waiting for you as soon as Covid regulations allow them to open again. Rogan & Co Cartmel is a beautiful village in the…

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