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Address: Mirehouse A591, Keswick CA12 4QE, England
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+44 17687 72287
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Welcoming family run manor house with unusual literary connections in the...

Welcoming family run manor house with unusual literary connections in the North Lake District. Open to visitors for things to do on a full day out, set in a stunning location between Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake. Visitors of all ages welcome to enjoy woodland playgrounds, lakeside scenery, and peaceful gardens. In the house, enjoy live piano music, unique collections and activities for children

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Mirehouse - a quiet gem

Mirehouse is about 3 miles north of Keswick, on the Carlisle road, overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake. It is easily found, there is a good car park and an adjacent cafe. The grounds... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mirehouse is about 3 miles north of Keswick, on the Carlisle road, overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake. It is easily found, there is a good car park and an adjacent cafe. The grounds are extensive, so there is massive room for children to run about and play hide and seek. But Mirehouse itself is a charming period house with connections to Wordsworth... More 

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solihull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and I are NT/HHA members ( rejoined HHA again £75 ... visited 25 properties last year) and decided to visit Muncaster Castle first and then Mirehouse Gardens in the afternoon ( both free as HHA members). Having parked the car at Dodd Wood on the main road (£2.80 ) we then strolled down the lane to the house... More 

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Janaki S, Manager at Mirehouse & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for this kind review More 

Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went in summer just round the gardens, lovely lakeside walk and plenty of children's play equipment hidden in the woods. Enjoyed the bee garden too.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We very much enjoyed the visit to the house. The live piano playing is a great addition to the house visit. The family history is interesting and the fact that the family still resides there is neat. Glad that they shared their home with us. The grounds are beautiful too, especially the old church by the lake.

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Janaki S, Manager at Mirehouse & Gardens, responded to this review

We are privileged to have excellent pianists coming to play for us and it's lovely that the music is so appreciated, thank you More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Called in here on a Thursday. The house was shut. Never mind had a great walk through the woodland and down to the lake, which was teeming with birdlife- ducks,geese and swans. The walk is very well signposted. On the way back we visited the lovely gardens and had the place almost to ourselves despite the fact that the Dodd... More 

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Thank you. More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Enjoyed the beautiful gardens, especially the Bee Garden. So many flowers and fruit trees to attract the Bees and Butterflies. I have never seen so many butterflies together before. The house is wonderful it was a pleasure to stroll round the rooms looking at the all the exquisite furniture and antiquities. So worth a visit.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This house and gardens is a little gem which should be visited. The gardens walk which includes a lakeside walk and the small church of St Bega takes around 2 hours. The house interior is interesting with a guide with many amusing anecdotes. This takes around an hour to complete. There's no rush !! The only downside are the two... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Wonderful gardens with lots of different walks and something for all the family. Would be great to see them during the rhododendron flowering season. Great views of the surrounding fells and the Lake with good walk to get the views and an interesting small church to visit. House was very interesting with knowledgeable guides and lots of literary memorabilia. Felt... More 

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Janaki S, Manager at Mirehouse & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you and please do come back when the rhododendrons are flowering - they are lovely. More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Easy to find just 3 miles from Keswick. Easy to park, buy ticket, we just did the gardens as house wasn't open on the day we went. Coffee shop staff on entry were a bit off with us, think the lady assumed we had been before so when I asked if we had to go up the steep hill as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had no idea what to expect and we were delighted we had made the effort to find the house. The walk from the tearoom where you buy the tickets to the house itself is lovely, the Bee Garden should be visited en route. We were welcomed into the house by a lovely lady who turns out was the church... More 

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Janaki S, Manager at Mirehouse & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you and so pleased you enjoyed the bakewell tart! We look forward to having you come back to visit us. More 

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