Monday…with Lake District and Landmark Trust reflections

March 7, 2016

Filed Under : Spring - trips

Photo 06-03-2016, 10 42 07This weekend was my birthday as well as Mother’s Day, and we were lucky enough to be able to visit and stay in one of my favourite places in the world; The Lake District, and I was also given the opportunity by The Landmark Trust  to stay at one of the most beautiful properties called ‘Howthwaite’, so as it was mother’s day, I took my mum and my son as well as my partner!

We had a bit of a nightmare journey up from Brighton and were on the road for about 12 hours ( 3 of which were spent stationary in traffic jams ), so we arrived in the dark…

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However the best thing about arriving in the dark is waking up to this…

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The views and the whole house are absolutely stunning and we all spent an incredibly relaxing time, just calming down, doing crosswords, jigsaws, walking, reading and breathing in the Lakes…Photo 05-03-2016, 11 11 12 Photo 05-03-2016, 10 30 16 Photo 05-03-2016, 11 54 57 Photo 05-03-2016, 12 25 04 Photo 05-03-2016, 12 41 25 Photo 05-03-2016, 14 38 54 Photo 05-03-2016, 12 55 52 Photo 05-03-2016, 14 26 11 Photo 05-03-2016, 14 25 35 Photo 05-03-2016, 14 23 07 Photo 05-03-2016, 14 43 44 We also went to Dove Cottage in Grasmere  ( Dove Cottage was where poet William Wordsworth lived ), and which it is virtually at the bottom of the garden…Photo 05-03-2016, 14 51 52 Photo 05-03-2016, 15 07 37 Photo 05-03-2016, 14 56 00Photo 05-03-2016, 15 00 33Photo 05-03-2016, 15 05 39Photo 05-03-2016, 15 08 11Photo 05-03-2016, 15 16 32Photo 05-03-2016, 15 16 07Photo 05-03-2016, 15 06 32Photo 05-03-2016, 15 23 12Photo 05-03-2016, 15 27 33 Photo 05-03-2016, 15 39 49Grasmere village is also just a short walk away with tea rooms and shops, but to be honest, I loved Howthwaite so much, I couldn’t wait to get back to have my own cup of tea and a slice of bread ( which is as much a treat for me as cake! )…

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You can also see the photo story on the Steller app here

 

One thought on “Monday…with Lake District and Landmark Trust reflections

  1. Susie Holden

    Wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing the enchanting visual record you made of your stay.

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