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13th February 2018

What to do During your Lake District Staycation

Our cottages located in Windermere, Threlkeld and Keswick are the perfect self-catering accommodation option for families, groups of friends, couples and four-legged companions wanting to explore this stunning corner of the country.

The Lake District is perhaps best know for the tales of Peter Rabbit written by Beatrix Potter in 1902. Not to mention the spectacular beauty of Skiddaw, breath-taking panoramas of Buttermere and 912 square miles of countryside and coastline – perfect for exploring on your next staycation.

Here’s just a few of our favourite things to do when visiting one of our Cumbrian cottages.

Experience a Walker’s Paradise in Keswick

Keswick is situated to the north of the Lake District and offers panoramic views in abundance. So, it’s no surprise that climbers, artists, writers, poets, painters (and anyone who enjoys the outdoors) can be found wandering the many countryside trails or talking in the scenery atop Siddaw. There are also plenty of galleries, independent shops, cafes and watering holes close by, including the 300-year old Kings Arms Hotel and Dog & Gun (the picture of a Lakeland pub).

Explore the Wonders of Windermere

Windermere is settled in the South Lakes area and home to an array of charming pubs, cafes, restaurants and independent boutiques, perfect for fulfilling any pangs for shopping. While Lake Windermere is one of the most splendid spots for a staycation in the entire Lake District and ideal for those with an interest in water sports (or perhaps just a gentle boat ride across to Ambleside). There’s also a family friendly Treetop Trek at Brockhole.

Discover the Tales of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter is a fun-filled family attraction based in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere. Where visitors can explore the enchanting world that Beatrix Potter created in her books, as all 23 of the famous tales are brought to life, recreating the beautiful Lake District countryside complete with sights, sounds and smells.  There’s chance to meet your favourite characters including Mrs Tiggy-winkle and Jemima Puddle-Duck and step into Peter Rabbit’s Garden to see the cos lettuces that Benjamin Bunny nibbled on and the gooseberry bush where he got caught in a net as he tried to escape Mr. McGregor. With free activity sheets for kids, a superb themed family friendly café and a world famous gift shop, everyone can enjoy a bit of Beatrix Potter magic, whatever the weather.

Something for Everyone

From challenging outdoor adventures and gentle fell side jaunts, to to scaling the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine, there are plenty of things to keep you busy during your next Lake District staycation. Feeling inspired? Browse our collection of Lakeland cottages.

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