Talking creatures, dressed in waistcoats, shawls and hats. Secret animal homes and hideaways. Humorous riddles and whimsical tempers.
There’s so much going on in the pastures, orchards, woods, waters and hamlets between Coniston water and Lake Windermere than you may know and 2016 is the summer to visit and join The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends adventure.
This year marks the 150th birthday of world-renowned Children’s author, Beatrix Potter, who’s 24 children’s stories of mischievous rabbits, crafty foxes and dippy ducks are very much as alive today as they were a century ago, when The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published.
If you’ve not yet visited the treasure-trove that is Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s farmhouse where she wrote and illustrated many of her tales, then this must be first on your ‘Potter Tour’.
Then there is an array of birthday party celebrations going on across the Lakes, specially marking the occasion and not to be missed:
So this really is the year to come and visit the Lakes and join in the celebrations, saying ‘thanks’ to Beatrix Potter for that naughty little rabbit in a blue coat and slippers!
Enjoy a real feel for Potter country by booking a Lake District holiday cottage right in the village and nearby countryside where the children’s author wrote so many of her much-loved tales.
Town End Cottage in Near Sawrey is a 10 minute stroll from Beatrix Potter’s renowned former home, Hill Top, now National Trust owned.
Meadowside Cottage is a 3 bed, pet friendly cottage in Near Sawrey and enjoys idyllic views out to Hill Top.
Croft End Cottage, 2 bed with open fire, underfloor heating and garage. Also in Potter’s sleepy hamlet of Near Sawrey, this cottage is traditionally white-washed, sitting so harmoniously in the landscape you’ll feel completely transported to a by-gone era of talking farmyard creatures!