Levens Hall

This is another place which I have visited hundreds of times over the years with work but never ventured into as visitor.  It is a very impressive house.  The first part of the house dates back to the 1350’s and was added to over the years mainly in the Elizabethan times.  This is evident with the oak paneling and ornate plaster work.  Leather printed wallpaper adorns the walls and was a sign of wealth at the time. The leather wallpaper was restored a few years ago.Continue reading “Levens Hall”

Duke of Portland house 


I was very lucky to stay here back in October 2015. I had always been intrigued to what the most photographed boathouse in the lakes looked like inside. I was completely blown away by its beautiful interior and of course that view. https://adventuresofcumbrianblondie.co.uk/2015/10/20/staycation/

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Rannerdale Bluebells

| had not been to Rannerdale Knotts for 3 years to see the Bluebells.  Time marches on, I guess because there are so many Bluebell woods dotted around the south lakes, I didn’t feel the need to go.  It was such a beautiful evening that decided to go up after work and make the most of the lovely weather Mother Nature had bestowed on us.Continue reading “Rannerdale Bluebells”