Mirehouse & Gardens

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.

What else is nearby?

Keswick Museum

Mirehouse, Keswick,
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.


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