Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's 17th century cottage in England's Lake District

Beatrix Potter's Cottage

Herdwick Sheep & Cottage, Borrowdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England  Doug Pearson, Jon Arnold images

Herdwick Sheep & Cottage, Borrowdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England Doug Pearson, Jon Arnold images

Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top in 1905, having fallen in love with the Lake District and the surrounding area. Over the next few years she spent as much time as possible at Hill Top, gaining inspiration for her stories from the farmhouse and the local villages.

Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top in 1905, having fallen in love with the Lake District and the surrounding area. Over the next few years she spent as much time as possible at Hill Top, gaining inspiration for her stories from the farmhouse and the local villages.

Rydal Mount, Lake District, UK--Wordsworth's home. Favorite place in the world. Who COULDN'T write poetry living here?

Rydal Mount, Lake District, UK--Wordsworth's home. Favorite place in the world. Who COULDN'T write poetry living here?

Beatrix Potter home/Lake District.  As a child, I didn't care for Ms. Potter's stories, which were more depressing than entertaining.  However, I do admire Ms. Potter's artistry and success, her strength of character in the face of societal constraints, and her  efforts to preserve the Lake District.  She was before her time; I would like to believe that we would have been friends if we had met.

Beatrix Potter home/Lake District. As a child, I didn't care for Ms. Potter's stories, which were more depressing than entertaining. However, I do admire Ms. Potter's artistry and success, her strength of character in the face of societal constraints, and her efforts to preserve the Lake District. She was before her time; I would like to believe that we would have been friends if we had met.

Bridge House, Ambleside, England. was built in the 18th century as an apple store for Ambleside Hall. It was constructed over Stock Beck in order to avoid land taxes

Bridge House, Ambleside, England. was built in the 18th century as an apple store for Ambleside Hall. It was constructed over Stock Beck in order to avoid land taxes

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