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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House

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Hill Top was Beatrix Potter's most beloved place, packed full of her favourite things and left just as she wanted it for visitors to enjoy. You will see why she loved it so much and used it and the surrounding countryside as inspiration for many of...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0LF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We travelled to Hill Top and were blown away by the passion and enthusiasm shared by all volunteers and members and staff which made the visit so enjoyable. It was amazing following in the footsteps of such a famous writer and to see where she...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank amyschris
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don’t expect too much but the house and village are special and worth the visit. Can imagine it gets very busy in high season

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small garden and 6 rooms in a house won’t take all day to visit but we’ll worth a look all the same. The village is cute and the National Trust team are extremely welcoming and human. Visitors are positively encouraged to sit in the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with my mother and I was able to get in as carer for her so we got her in free on our membership. Very helpful staff suggesting where to drop off nearer to the house. Staff inside the house also helpful, informed and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank souspike
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hilltop is an understated gem situated in the most bucolic of locations. The interior is very woody, with an interesting collection of original 18th and 19thC furniture. Blessed with a genuine antique smell and a lit fire, the ghosts of its former occupants are one-step...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank vauxhallvictor333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing that this cottage has been preserved as it was when Beatrix lived here and wrote her wonderful tales. It is small so it doesn't take long to look around, but this us magical history. Take your time and ask the guides lots of questions...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank dianepb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have wanted to visit for ages so finally made it. It was charming, the house was unspoilt and you could imagine Beatrix sitting at her desk writing her lovely books. The kitchen garden was very pretty but much smaller than I had imagined. The guide...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Carol W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a timeless place, magical, you can almost see Beatrix sat in the garden painting,delightful cottage and lovely gardens,just missed not seeing Peter and Friends, Join the National Trust and see this lovely cottage.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Hill Top Farm, the volunteers were knowledgable, eager to help and they made an effort to engage our two children (both under 5 and very keen on Peter Rabbit). We spent time searching for the little mice hiding in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Fionak1
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see her drawings and needlework, furniture and gardens. It's really lovely. The house is really beautiful. Great gift shop for Peter Rabbit fans. Plus, the surrounding area is just stunning.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Susan J
May 19, 2019|
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Response from hazeld263 | Reviewed this property |
Yes from ten o’clock until 4.30 p m tickets are timed so go quickly. The earlier you get there the better as car park small and parking is a nightmare.
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jeffs502
March 25, 2019|
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Response from 96mandyh | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s over two floors, you would only see two rooms,
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Theresa G
March 17, 2019|
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Response from DonnaWashington | Reviewed this property |
Adult entry: £13.00 with gift aid, £11.50 standard Child entry: £6.50 with gift aid, £5.90 standard
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