Claude Monet would probably have visited Coal Yeat Lake District Holiday cottages to paint our water lillies. Bored by the French summer heat in the garden at Giverny he may have migrated like Turner or Ruskin to the beautiful Lake District with its unique light.
August was when the water lillies were at their most vibrant in the pond at Coal Yeat Farm. Their pink and white blooms floated on the blue waters of this spring fed pond surrounded by their ornate leaves. Patterns of colour and texture, ever changing as the reflected clouds slowly cross in the sky, over the dancing Dragonflies.
Perhaps, the artist taking a rest in this creative corner of the Lake District, could cast his line and try to catch the ponds inhabitants. This pond, almost an acre in size is stocked with carp and other course fish. We had some woppers, carp over 20lbs but last winter the otters came and slaughtered many slumbering giants. What or who remains in the deeps remains to be seen?
Fishermen staying at Coal Yeat Holiday Cottages are welcome to fish this exclusive pond at. We also have a streatch of river fishing on the River Crake which is excellent for migrating Salmon and Sea Trout which is available free of charge (subject to the fishermen having all the correct licences, there is no restriction to the type of bait which can be used).
For the ardent angler or families, wishing to while away the day, there are excellent fishing opportunities only minutes away from Coal Yeat Holiday Cottages in Coniston Water, Lake Windermere and Esthwaite Water. The latter is stocked with Rainbow Trout as well as native fish. So many opportunties here in this quiet corner of the Lake District!
From the visitors book
Dear Emma ,
Thank you for your hospitality, we have had a fantastic time, The cakes were amazing. We are already planning our next visit can't wait to be back again.It's so beautiful and peaceful up here.
Thank you again look very forward to seeing you again