Category Archives: North West

38. Acorn Bank – 15/5/2014

For the third time on this Cumbrian trip, I exited the Lake District National Park today and headed across to Temple Sowerby near Penrith to visit Acorn Bank. I didn’t really know what to expect from this property, assuming from … Continue reading

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37. Steam Yacht Gondola – 14/5/2014

  I think this has to be the most unusual and unique ‘property’ on my list. It is categorised within the NT’s list of ‘Houses and Gardens’ but clearly it is neither of these things. Mind you, if they introduced a … Continue reading

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36. Beatrix Potter Gallery – 14/5/2014

Not far back down the B5285 from Hill Top is Hawkshead village and this was my next stop. It was here that Beatrix Potter’s local solicitor and future husband, William Heelis, had his offices. He was Beatrix’s legal adviser for … Continue reading

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35. Hill Top – 14/5/2014

When I woke up this morning I was all set for a marathon as I had scheduled three properties in one day, the first time I had attempted such a feat of daring! As it was, I was all finished … Continue reading

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34. Sizergh Castle – 13/5/2014

For the second day running, I visited a house that had been featured on the ‘Inside the National Trust’ documentary series hosted by Michael Buerk. This time, although I didn’t see any familiar faces from the programme, I did spot … Continue reading

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33. Wordsworth House and Garden – 12/5/2014

Such is the dominance of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter in this holiday that I have started joining them together in some kind of celebrity mash-up, just like the tabloids do with movie star couples. Mind you, I can’t decide … Continue reading

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32. Townend – 11/5/2014

Word of advice, when visiting Townend don’t start the way I did! Firstly, if you’re coming from the north, don’t follow your satnav as you will have to navigate a single-track road for some way and will arrive at a … Continue reading

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