5 reasons we’re ready to rent Beatrix Potter’s iconic Lake District home

Ready to see where The Tale of Peter Rabbit was created? Take a look inside the author, illustrator and conservationist's home in the Lakes

Imagine staying in the idyllic

cottage where Beatrix Potter penned some of her world famous books? Beatrix Potter’s picture perfect former home in the Lake District is avaliable for rent and it will transport you into a magical world where children’s books, real life farming and glorious scenery reign supreme. Wowser. Here’s five reasons why we want to visit…

1. It’s famous!

The farmhouse, known as Yew Tree Farm was featured in the film ‘Miss Potter’ starring René Zellweger and Ewan McGregor.
 Many celebrities have visited over the years including Emma Thompson and even the Queen!

2. We love the idea of having our breakfast fresh from the farm chickens

Despite its glamorous status, it is very much a working farm, rearing Herdwick sheep and Belted Galloways. Guests can even collect their own breakfast eggs from the farm chickens!

3. The views are amazing

Nestled in the picturesque valley of Coniston, when Miss Potter wasn’t penning her famous books and illustrations, she was marveling at the gorgeous scenery of the Lake District.

4. The traditional interior makes us want to deck out our home with William Morris prints

Here at Housetohome we love traditional features so the idea of staying in Yew Tree Farm, with it’s period details and distinctive Arts and Crafts feel, is our idea of heaven! The 17th century cottage still features some of Beatrix Potter’s own antiques. Amazing. And seriously, who doesn’t love a few William Morris prints?

5. We’re supporting the National Trust

Yew Tree Farm was left to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter following her death. She was a big fan of preserving the history and magic of the Lake District. Potter herself was a great friend of Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, the first secretary and founding member of the National Trust.

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