29/09/2012

Love for the Lake District

Both the boyfriend and I had this week off work and we spent the first few days having a well earned break in the Lake District,  which is somewhere I’ve always wanted to go. Even with the torrential rain we had for two days, the beautiful scenery did not disappoint and nor did our lovely b&b or several days of pub food!

Aside from plenty of time outdoors (luckily we’d packed waterproof coats and trousers, not a great look but better than being damp and cold), top of my to do list was also a visit to Hill Top House, the home of Beatrix Potter. Complete with Mr Mcgregor style garden and the dolls houses and rooms that feature in her gorgeous illustrations; I could quite happily have moved in. We were also lucky enough to visit the local country club (thanks to an agreement they had with our b&b) and spent a few hours in their very posh pool with a sauna and hot tub looking out over the lake district scenery. I’ve never been to a country club before, but could definitely get used to it! 

I’d love to go to the area again, shame it’s SUCH a long drive from home.

Hill Top House and Mr Mcgregors garden (in the rain) 


Beatrix with Benjamin Bunny! 


Apparently someone forgot their picture frame... 


Rainbow <3 


Trying to avoid the puddles, but there were so many that I soon gave up - boots are supposed to get muddy anyway!


Blue skies!

9 comments:

  1. Glad you had fun. Rain seems inevitable in the Lake District. I know what you mean- if it wasn't such a mammoth drive, I'd definitely visit more often!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, we drove up on a Sunday so the roads were nice and quiet but driving back on a Thursday took so much longer!

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  2. Is that giant frame for real??!! It is amazingly awesome. Real artwork for sure! Glad you had blue skies and beautiful time :)

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    1. The area is looked after by the National Trust so I guess the frame is something to do with them! Thanks :)

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  3. I'm very jealous of your trip! I haven't been to Hill Top since I went on a Blue Peter Big Day Out (yes) when I was about eight so I'm definitely well overdue another visit, and know I'd appreciate all the Lake District has to offer the next time round. That picture frame's a clever idea, isn't it?

    Glad you had a fantastic time - the country club sounds amazing :)

    Anna. x

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    1. Yes I'd definately recommend a visit to Hill Top and the Beatrix Potter Galley nearby is also very interesting, they had all the original artwork for Peter Rabbit on display!

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  5. What beautiful photographs- it's a shame it was raining so much, but I guess the multi-coloured lining was getting to see that gorgeous rainbow! :) I love the huge frame; what a fantastic idea :)

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    1. Thanks :) At one point it was almost a triple rainbow, but too faint to get a picture of!

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