One of my favourite places in the Lakes. Beautiful views, interesting hillside garden. The House is full of information on John Ruskin, a remarkable man who was well ahead of his time in his thinking. Do watch the video in the house about him. You can easily spend a day here. Also can catch a boat to or from Coniston across the Lake. Always has good exhibitions on.
Jumping Jenny, the restaurant, (run independantly) is a lovely reflective restaurant, excellent food. Can't say enough about this fabulous place. Not ideal for disabled visitors although you can drive up to the door and drop off but the garden is not accessible.