Hill Top

    The garden path and front of the house at Hill Top, near Sawrey, Cumbria. The house was owned by Beatrix Potter from 1905 until her death in 1943.

    Angharad Moran

    Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter by visiting Hill Top. Full of her favourite things, this house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a ‘tale’.

    The lovely cottage garden is a haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables. Make your way up the garden path to the front door and see for yourself why Beatrix loved this place. Bought in 1905 with proceeds from her first book, the Tale of Peter Rabbit, she used Hill Top itself and the surrounding countryside as inspiration for many of her subsequent books.

    Hill Top is a small house and a timed-ticket system is in operation to avoid overcrowding and to protect the interior. Hill Top can be very busy and visitors may sometimes have to wait to enter the house, tickets cannot be booked in advance and early sell-outs are possible.

    Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LF

    Tel: 01539 436 269



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