Hill Top Farm (Cumbria, England) Reviews
Description:Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top in 1905 with the royalties from her first few books, written at her parents home in ... more
Hill Top Farm (Cumbria, England) ... London, but inspired by her annual holiday visits to the Lake District. She visited as often as she could, but never for more than a few days at a time, sketching the house, garden, countryside and animals for her new books.
Newest Review: ... gate and turn right up a slightly inclined path between attractive flower beds. At the end you're greeted by a rather attractive old building, where there's at least one member of staff standing outside - they will check your tickets and give you a brief history on the property and Beatrix Potter's association with it. You're allowed to walk freely around the house rather than having to take ... more
Customer Hill Top Farm (Cumbria, England) Reviews (5)
by - written on 17/10/13, updated on 18/10/13 (Very useful, 45 readings)
My Dad and I were on holiday in Grasmere (reliving old times) earlier this month, but at the start of the week the weather wasn't so brilliant so we put off the walking and decided to do some things that had an under cover aspect to them. One idea that came to mind was Beatrix Potter's famous home of Hill Top farm. Getting there: Have to say that unless you already know where you're going, this wasn't the easiest place to find and my Dad's got a pretty good sense of direction. I would have expected signage at key points, at least those near to the destination, but don't recall seeing any so if you're not familiar with the area then I certainly suggest ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/10/12 (Very useful, 78 readings)
Hill Top Beatrix Potter's Home Nr Sawley LA22 0LF Last time we came up to this part of the world it was in early December and all the National Trust properties were closed so we decided then and there that we would come up before they all shut down for winter. I wanted to see some of the places connected to Beatrix Potter. I have loved her books since I was a child and still have my childhood copies. I also wanted to see places connected to Wordsworth and so this was our itinerary basis for this visit. The former farm house was bought by Beatrix Potter as an adult and thus is where she created most if her beautifully illustrated ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/09/11, updated on 05/09/11 (Very useful, 48 readings)
I have been visiting a few National Trust places recently, mainly due to the fact that I became a member a few months back so I thought I'd put some fuel in the car, (which is pretty expensive these days so getting into places for free is a boon), and not only educate myself and my children but have a fun day out as well. Firstly, for those people who have never heard of the National Trust, I can tell you that they are an organisation that own several properties and land, be it through donations, purchase or 'care-taking', through out the UK. There aim is to keep the properties and gardens in good order and to do this they open up the properties and gardens to the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/11/10 (Very useful, 188 readings)
There is something quintessentially very English about the children's author Beatrix Potter so it isn't too surprising that she chose the picturesque setting of the Lake District to spend much of her life. Although Beatrix was born in London her parents were very wealthy and she spent many childhood holidays in The Lake District. During her adult life and equipped with the wealth that her books had brought her Hill Top Farm was just one of around a dozen farms that she bought in this area, although it is here that she lived most of the time. The other farm purchases were merely to prevent to land falling into the hands of developers. She had purchased Hill ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/10/09 (Very useful, 119 readings)
"Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again." Beatrix Potter. We owe the vast majority of the Lake Districts immaculate preservation to a set of little hardback books. The authoress, if indeed that is the term for a female author, was besotted by animals, their natural form and also the lives that she imagined they led out of human earshot. This lady, of course was Beatrix Potter. Originally a young lady with a wildly active imagination and a massive talent ... Read the complete review
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