Mirehouse is a “Manor from Heaven” according to Melvyn Bragg. Set in stunning landscape between mountainside and Bassenthwaite Lake, the gardens include a tranquil walled garden planted for bees, a terraced Poetry Walk and woodland playgrounds. The house has a wealth of unique literary connections – over the years the Spedding family has had close links with Tennyson, Southey and Thomas Carlyle. As visitors wander through this living family home, they enjoy a relaxed welcome, live piano music flowing from room to room and a chance for younger visitors to play in the Victorian nursery or follow the history trail.
Cumbria, CA12 4QE
Tel: 017687 72287
Playgrounds: woodland play areas; adventurous for the older children, fanciful for the younger ones.
Estate Walks: poetry walks, lakeside walks and woodland walks with nature notes for families.
The Old Saw Mill Cafe: with views down to Bassenthwaite Lake the cafe is always popular with walkers, cyclists, bird-watchers and visitors to Mirehouse.
Music: live piano music welcomes visitors into the house on open days.
Dogs: welcome on leads on your walks around the estate.