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News 2010


 

22nd October 2010 - Wi-Fi at the Coppermines Mountain Cottages

Following requests from our guests we have now installed Wi-Fi internet access at The Coppermines Mountain Cottages.2010.10.22.jpg

The introduction of Wi-Fi at the cottages means that guests can go online to download route maps and gps co-ordinates for navigation, check the latest weather forecasts and of course keep to date with Twitter or Facebook!

Within the next few weeks we will also be introducing Wi-Fi access at The Bridge Cottages in Coniston village and we are also encouraging other cottages to introduce it this winter.

 


 

9th October 2010 - New Cottage, The Secret Cottage, Coniston Village

2010.05.01.jpgA detached 19th century former coach house, this beautiful little cottage lies in a secluded, secret position behind the other houses in Lake Road, next to the beck.

The cottage has recently been refurbished and has a wealth of oak beams, many original period features, a log fire and new gas fired central heating.

Beside the cottage lies a lovely little walled garden with fell views.




 

7th July 2010 - New Cottage, Lavendar Cottage, Coniston Village2010.07.07.jpg

A detached 19th century former coach house, this beautiful little cottage lies in a secluded, secret position behind the other houses in Lake Road, next to the beck.

The cottage has recently been refurbished and has a wealth of oak beams, many original period features, a log fire and new gas fired central heating.

Beside the cottage lies a lovely little walled garden with fell views.






 

1st May 2010 - New Cottage, Old Quarry Cottage, Thurston Bank, Coniston

2010.03.24.jpgNewly refurbished to a very good standard by the owners, this delightful little cottage has a panoramic view of Coniston Water and Grizedale beyond.










 

15th February 2010 - Valentine's Day Reunion2010.02.15.jpg

A couple from South Yorkshire were reunited on Valentines Day with a wedding ring they lost during a visit to Coniston to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

Mr & Mrs Allen from near Sheffield had visited Coniston at New Year to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary but whilst walking in the snow in the Coppermines Valley Mr Allen had lost his gold wedding ring. Despite searching for two days for the ring Mr & Mrs Allen were unable to find it and asked locals to help. The Coppermines & Lakes Cottages placed posters around the valley and offered to be a point of contact should anyone find the ring.

As the 75cm of Christmas snow melted in the Coppermines Valley over the following weeks the chances of anyone finding the ring seemed more and more remote. To everybodies surprise the ring was found during the first week in February and Mr & Mrs Allen were informed.

Mr & Mrs Allen quickly arranged to return to Coniston on Valentines Day to collect the ring from the Coppermines & Lakes Cottages Office.

Philip Johnston, Managing Director of The Coppermines & Lakes Cottages, said: "I have lived in The Coppermines Valley for thirty years and I must say I thought there was very little chance that the wedding ring would turn up, we have run snow ploughs and gritters up and down the valley road through the winter and finding the ring really would be like looking for a needle in a haystack. We were delighted when the ring was returned to our office in Coniston and that we could re-unite Mr & Mrs Allen with the wedding ring on Valentines Day!"

Read more about it in the Westmorland Gazette


 

5th February 2010 - New Cottage, Wainwright Cottage, 1 Vale View, Coniston

2010.02.05.jpgNamed in honour of one of the Cumbria's greatest writers, Alfred Wainwright, this End terraced cottage has just been refurbished with 2 en-suite shower/bathrooms.


It has been very carefully re-designed with many of the traditional features of the area, and benefits from gas fired central heating.
The cottage is very comfortable is finished to a FOUR STAR LEVEL
It represents very good value in price band 'C'




 

8th January 2010 - We're open for business despite the snow!

Happy New Year!!

What a tremendous Christmas and New Year we have had! Coniston and the Lake District has so far experienced three weeks of fantastic alpine weather.

Over 500 guests battled through the heaviest snow we had seen for 15 years to reach their Christmas holiday cottages on the 22nd December but by the time most of the guests arrived most of the roads had been cleared including the road to The Coppermines Valley (so far we have used 8 tonnes of rock salt from our own stockpile to keep this road open). All our Christmas and New Year guests thoroughly enjoyed the best of the snow covered Lakeland scenery we have seen for years and of course sales of logs and kindling soared!

All the major roads through the Lake District are fully open and with exception of one or two of the high mountain passes most of the minor routes have also been cleared.

The photograph above was taken this afternoon and shows the road to Coniston from Hawkshead. You can see that the road is clear of snow and ice, there is not a cloud in the sky and the Coniston Fells look magnificent covered in snow.

Nearly all of the tarns are now frozen over and even larger lakes such as Derwentwater and Lake Bassentwaite are now covered in ice.

All our cottages are currently fully accessible and our guests are all commenting on how fantastic it is to be here to see the Lake District at its winter's best.