3 (off peak)
The Coppice is in a spectacular location in the Borrowdale Valley, at the base of the Catbells and boasting breathtaking views. The elegant Edwardian house comfortably sleeps up to nine people in four beautiful bedrooms and is surrounded by National Trust woodland. It barely takes ten minutes to walk through Manesty Woods to the southern shore of Derwent Water, while Keswick is only a short drive or a leisurely five-mile cycle from the door.
Derwent Water is a favourite Lake District location. Not only is the lake utterly stunning but the Cat Bells and the Borrowdale Valley have some of the best views in the entire National Park. There is a trail around the entire circumference of the lake - some eight miles - or you can take advantage of the hop-on-hop-off Keswick Launch to help you explore. With eight stops and regular departure times, the 50-minute sightseeing tour is a fantastic way to start your holiday.
You don't even have to leave the cottage to enjoy the natural beauty that makes the Lake District such a popular holiday destination. Take your morning cup of coffee outside to watch the industrious red squirrels busily scampering up and down the trees. The woodland is home to a wide variety of birds, replacing peak-hour honking and pollution with something altogether more tranquil. There is a wealth of footpaths and cycling routes within walking distance of the cottage, including one leading to the peak of Catbells where the views will take your breath away, and another to the peak of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.
The friendly village of Grange-in-Borrowdale is just under two miles from the cottage, with a cafe, a village shop for the essentials, and a graceful double-arched bridge constructed in 1675 that crosses the River Derwent. Continue your walk from the village to the Bowder Stone, which measures an enormous 90 feet around and, incredibly, balances on a corner.
Many guests opt to shop in Keswick where there is a twice-weekly market every Thursday and Saturday, as well as a super choice of shops, tea shops and pubs, as well as bike hire, and fun attractions like the Puzzle Place and the Derwent Pencil Museum. Other local attractions include Whinlatter Forest and the Honister Slate Mine, with golf courses and riding stables thrown in for good measure.
The Lake District has long been one of the most popular holiday destinations in England. The Coppice is in a quiet location with lots of space indoors and outside, allowing guests to enjoy peace and privacy while staying in a location that is convenient for key sights and attractions.
Alan & Jo-Anne Roberts joined Independent Cottages in July 2009
You'll be bowled over by the scale of The Coppice. The owners have carefully modernised this Edwardian beauty, protecting original features such as the timber panelling in the sitting room, while including modern conveniences like central heating and WiFi. Accommodation is over two levels.
Outside: As befits a house of this gravitas, The Coppice has an acre of grounds which has a mix of mature trees and lawn which attract red squirrels, deer and an impressive variety of birds. There is parking for at least three cars, and secure storage for bikes, kayaks and other sporting equipment.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with the owner's prior agreement. Smoking indoors is not permitted.
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We do give a discount if half occupancy please let’s us know how many will be staying