Beatrix Potter left Hill Top Farm to the National Trust in her will, and directed exactly how she wanted everything to be displayed in her house; from books left open on precise pages to show where she found her inspiration within the house, to paintings and illustrations by other family members. It was truly inspiring, and I found myself getting rather emotional! Sadly, photos inside the house aren’t allowed, but I took plenty outside.
This is the beautiful path up to the house. The flowers were blooming and the bees buzzing.
Still in Mr McGregor’s Garden!
Exploring the garden.
We had such a wonderful time at Hill Top Farm. The staff inside the house are incredibly knowledgable and very friendly, and the lengths they go to to preserve all of her items and her house are admirable.
I would definitely recommend that you do the walk there and back if you’re planning a visit. I forgot to say yesterday that The Cuckoo Brow Inn does good food, and is en route to Hill Top Farm, so would recommend a lunch stop there!