Complete with log fire and hot tub, how does a break inside a mountain cottage, nestled in the beautiful Lake District, sound? Courtesy of Coppermines Lake Cottages, such an opportunity is just a correct answer away! An astronomer’s ideal getaway, the holiday affords you the time to pack up your telescope and head for the breathtaking clear skies over the Lakes, out of the remit of light pollution for three days of celestial wonders.
If climbing Scafell Pike – the tallest mountain in England – isn’t for you when it comes to getting closer to the heavens, then never fear; you can simply stick close to your cabin and catch everything from those tricky-to-see galaxies to firm favourites of the Solar System. If you prefer an easy gaze without a telescope, then the Milky Way in all its majesty is on show up until spring. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding area while you’re waiting for it to get dark: rolling countryside and rugged mountainous terrain surrounds you, while a hot tub gives you the perfect opportunity to relax. Winner must respond within seven days or the prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen. Qualifies for a three-night stay (Friday to Monday) for two adults at either Pelton Wheel Cottage or Millrace Cottage. Pets are welcome. Prize must be taken before 23 March 2020 and excludes school holidays. Travel costs not included.
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