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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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you are in The Lakes and near to Sawrey, then really you should make the time to visit. Although I understand the need to keep the light dimmed to protect the old original items, I did find the exhibits very hard to view. So, if you need reading glasses I suggest you have them near to hand. Parking was... More

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Yeovil, Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Shows how small some houses were then even for relatively wealthy people. Good insight into Beatrix Potter herself and how she lived at the turn of the last century, well worth a visit. Owned by the National Trust so free entry if your a Member!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Hill Top House near Hawkshead was bequeathed to the National Trust by children's author Beatrix Potter. Each item in the house is original and you can see how illustrations from her books are based on the furniture, carpets and layout of this house. Although there is a charge to visit the house, the garden (complete with rabbits) can be visited... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My long awaited visit to the home of Peter Rabbit author Beatrix Potter, was not a disappointment. Walking along her long garden path, full of anticipation, seeing the hedges & flower gardens she used in her drawings. Stepping inside was like going into a time warp! ... very dark & looking just like she was still living there. Her hat,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited this National Trust place with our baby (take a front baby carrier as they don't let backpack carriers in, as place so small) and found it wonderful charming and full of NT advisors who were full of information. Her cottage is just s she left it, and is amazing -there was far more to Beatrix Potter than bunny... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I work in a children's library - so this was always going to be on my list of things to do in the UK. If you are not a Beatrix Potter fan - or Peter Rabbit fan.... I think you might wonder what all the fuss is about. A dark little house (it is dimly lit to preserve everything) with... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were so glad we made a visit to this house. It was a magical experience!!! As soon as we arrived in the house a member of staff took our children to the fireplace and read them a page of one of the books. They will never forget it!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lovely place more or less left as Beatrix Potter left it and nice gardens as well. However there were too many people in the house at once to have a proper look around and the whole experience felt a bit hurried. Will come again (National Trust members pay no entrance fee) out of school holiday season to see properly.

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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