I have wanted to visit Hilltop - the house, garden and inspiration for a Beatrix Potter for a long time and finally managed to do it yesterday.
Hilltop is an extraordinary house - the celebrated home of the much loved author, artist and conservationist, Beatrix Potter.
Our visit began with a walk through the village where Beatrix found much of her inspiration. Walking through the garden on the approach to the house, it was easy to imagine Beatrix's characters - the playful Tom Kitten or Jemima Puddleduck hunting for a place to lay her eggs.
Once inside the house, it was lovely to experience the traditional farmhouse and grander residence that Beatrix created. Virtually everything within the house are original belongings of the famous author. The house is dark and full of atmosphere, filled with her treasures and favourite things.
Following our visit we had lunch in the charming village of Hawkshead and also visited the Beatrix Potter Gallery - a lovely day out!
For more information -https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hill-top