Beatrix’s Hill top house 

A rainy Sunday and thought don’t want to waste the day so thought let’s visit Hill Top at Far Sawrey, near Hawkshead. Plus get to use our National trust membership. 

 Beatrix Potter purchased Hill Top in 1905 and it remained a working farm during her lifetime and still is today. Hill Top was one of farms she left to the National Trust on her death in 1943.

It’s a very pretty house and can’t believe she had no electricity. This cottage was the inspiration for many of her books. 

What was lovely to see, were children clutching their Beatrix potter books running round excitedly spotting where characters would’ve been. 

Pint in front of the fire at the neighbouring Tower Bank Arms. Perfect. 

Will have to revisit in the summer when the garden is in full bloom. *adds to never ending list. 



  1. David Hogarth says:

    Hi Gina ,

    Another fantastic blog !!!

    When do you ever rest , wish I had your energy .

    Kind regards


    Sent from my iPad

    1. Gina says:

      Aww thank you David, I’m not sure where I get it from X

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