It's not too late to book that much needed holiday in the Lake District and to celebrate spring surrounded by our wonderful scenery and hospitality we are offering you 10% off any holiday booking until May 24th 2013. With the Euro not showing much hope against the pound it makes perfect sense to take a break in this unique, stunning area of the UK. We may not always have sunshine but we have catered for that! There are an abundance of Lake District attractions and things to do regardless of the weather. See our blog or Facebook page for all the latest up to date information! See our last few remaining self catering cottages available for the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend!

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Get a group of friends together and take advantage of our last remaining holiday cottages to rent over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The Coppice in Borrowdale sleeps 9, is dog friendly and is set in it's own stunning grounds encircled by National Trust land, right in the heart of the Borrowdale fells. The interior of The Coppice retains all the original features from back in the early century and has a wonderful authentic atmosphere. This cottage is a true haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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Five Popular Lakeland Activities

The Lakes still has a lot to offer the discerning traveller. If you are still here on holiday enjoying one of our beautiful cottages then you have time to catch some of the local events and activities happening this week.

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Pamper Days In The Lake District

After a day of walking the fells, horse riding, doing an action-packed activity or even conquering our beloved Skiddaw, what better way to treat yourselves than to have a relaxing spa pamper. Armathwaite Hall Spa Country House is a state of the art spa destination and it is within easy reach of our self-catering accommodation. Armathwaite Hall is not only a stunning building dating back to the 11th century but it stands proudly by the edge of our beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake.

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Wildlife Walks in the Lake District

One of the real joys of taking a cottage in the Lake District for holiday is the ability to chance upon wildlife in your walks. For many of those who live in the city, the sight of red deer in a meadow or wild osprey across the sky while on a wildlife walk can be breathtaking. There are many trails that can be walked at prime wildlife watching time - at dusk or dawn. This is when many animals are most active, so planning your schedule to include walks at this time can be very rewarding.

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Horse Riding in the Lake District

Spring is just around the corner so after being stuck indoors for most of the winter getting out into the countryside must be on your mind. Horse riding is one of many Lake District attractions and is a great way to explore and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings and views. Trekking in this stunning area of England is a real treat, and will be a memory you will cherish forever. Many local stables near to our holiday cottages offer a variety of riding options from one hour to half day's and all have highly qualified instructors, so even if you are a novice rider you can still enjoy this amazing experience.

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Worthy Lakeland Beer Pubs

For anyone who has ever taken a holiday in the Lake District, the lovely walks in the area are a big part of the charm. As the weather gets warmer, the walks can be a bit longer. This can lead to creating a real thirst, a thirst for one of the local beer pubs. Luckily, just as there are plenty of trails to walk, the Lake District has no shortage of great beer pubs with some excellent local ale and beer.

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Nature's Bounty Around Bassenthwaite

Few places have the serene natural beauty as the area that surrounds the village of Bassenthwaite. Although the official census is around only 400 people, the area is popular for both birders and country walkers due to the nearby Bassenthwaite Lake. The village is just a short walk from the lake, one of the largest bodies of water in the Lake District, while also quite shallow. This feature draws many birds not generally seen, such as the Osprey that have recently repopulated the area. The just completed Osprey View is always a hit with birders who visit. Also popular is the spectacular views along the new wetland reserve at Dubwath Silver Meadows just across the lake from the village.

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Spring In The Lake District

The Lake District is calling. It is that special time of year. The air begins to smell wonderful and no matter what the temperature, you can feel that spring is just around the corner. This is the time of year when many of us start to think about holiday trips to the country, and Lake Country calls. No wonder the Lake District is the most popular holiday destination in England. One look at its vibrant green countryside says it all! Looking for an excuse to come to the Lake District soon?

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Nestled in the northern part of the district, this collection of self catered Lake District cottages lie in the heart of a walker€™s paradise. Set in the shadows of the Winlatter Pass, many hikers consider Braithwaite to be the gateway to what legendary Lakeland walker Alfred Wainwright considered the best walking in the country. It remains a great area to amble about and enjoy remarkable countryside.

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Lake District Cottages In Borrowdale

Among the most delightful of the Lake District Cottages are those in the Borrowdale region. When it comes to beautiful English valleys, it is hard to beat the Borrowdale Parish in the Lake District for scenic charms. Located in the heart of the Lake District National Park, this collection of villages and scenic walks is a wonderful place to just get away from the bustle of city life and relax in the green and peaceful countryside that so many of the Lake District cottages tend to offer.

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Lake District Cottages in Bassenthwaite

There are few Lake District cottages in areas as pretty to walk through on a country morning as the ones near Bassenthwaite Village by its namesake lake. A charming village in Cumbria, this little village with a cozy pub in the Sun Inn is a wonderful place to get completely away from the bustle of the big city. Many of the charming cottages and heritage homes allow dogs, making it a magical getaway for dog lovers and their pets. It is perfect place if you love long easy walks in the country.

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Winter Walking Safety Tips

In this article we consider the preparations you should make before venturing on the Lakeland fells in winter. The one thing that all Mountain Rescue Teams would like to see walkers leave behind is a completed route card.

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Mungrisedale Swaledale Sheep Show

Last week we took time off from renting Lake District cottages to visit the Mungrisedale Swaledale Sheep Show. This is an annual event, taking place in mid-May and one of the earliest events on the sheep showing calendar. The show takes place in a small paddock in Mungrisedale, near to the Mill Inn.

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The Lake District Coast

 The BBC has reported that a study of 2,750 people by the British Psychological Society has found that bracing sea air has a more positive effect than the countryside or an urban park. The study examined how differing types of outdoor environments could result in different reactions from the people experiencing them. Being beside the seaside was significantly more likely to create a feeling of well being. You can experience the seaside when you holiday in the Lake District. Here's our summary of seaside adventures you can have whilst staying in one of the many holiday cottages in the Lake District.

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