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Hill Top House, Beatrix Potter's Farmhouse

Sawrey, Hawkshead LA22 0LF, England
015394 36269
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Hawkshead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Located in England's historic Lake District, this working farm owned by Beatrix Potter was the setting for her delightful and popular series of animal... more » Owner description: Located in England's historic Lake District, this working farm owned by Beatrix Potter was the setting for her delightful and popular series of animal tales. « less
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Hilltop House is absolutely beautiful. It appears so much a it must have appeared during her lifetime. However, it takes a little doing to get there. It would be helpful to get more information about how to get there, but two of the locals directed us to walk. Very long walk from the ferry!! We spent much time trying to... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is Miss Potter's original cottage in the Lake District, before she got married, and is furnished to her instructions following her death with her own belongings and furniture. The setting is a delight, you can see her garden, the guides very expert and you really get a feel as to why she loved the Lake District. The best bit... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Staff was so friendly, helpful and accommodating . We had a difficult day and arrived late in day. They were so patient and thoughtful. Very knowledgeable.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

we were full of anticipation,knowing that Beatrix Potter is synonymous with the area.On arrival,when we visited,the main ticket office area was in a state of chaos,and disorganisation. Although there weren't that many people waiting to buy tickets,it seemed to take ages to get served?The £9.00 entrance fee per person is somewhat overpriced for what the attraction has to offer On... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Well preserved, nice and interesting place even if, like me, you don't know much of Beatrix. Just a piece of advice for this (and many others ) place: please leave a room where is possible leave the dog while you're visiting the home. The visit take just a few minutes but you don't simply know where leave the dog! I... More

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A very small National Trust property but cottage is interesting to visit and room stewards were friendly and informative. Car park and shop area are also very small so avoid busy times. Our visit was towards the end of the day and we had a lovely visit. Afterwards we followed a track recommended to us by a room steward as... More

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Hilltop House was a nice break during our bike ride around Windermere. The gardens were lovely and the gift shop was nice, but unfortunately the house was closed when we visited so we didn't get to go inside. Even if the house were open, it's a pretty short stop (maybe 1 hour max) unless you want to walk around the... More

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Essex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Trust us to visit Beatrix Potters Hilltop Cottage on the one day it is closed for cleaning. From the outside it looked like a sweet little cottage it was a pity we couldn't look inside. The gardens are nice and we even saw Petter Rabbit and his mates sitting under a tree ! Would visit again if I happened to... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I thought the admission fees were a bit steep but Beatrix potter books were a childhood staple in my family so it was lovely to see the house where the stories and drawings were created. It was a shame that the kitchen was inaccessible but all other rooms were. Good tourist attraction.

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

On a recent break in the Lake District we visited Hill Top Farm, the home of Beatrix Potter. Having loved reading Beatrix Potter stories to my three girls, visiting Hill Top was a must. The farmhouse took some finding, very narrow winding roads too but once we arrived in the village it was so worth a visit. The atmosphere in... More

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