|There's a lake over there? I took their word for it.|
I'd been several times with the running club over the years and wasn't particularly impressed with what was supposed to be spectacular scenery.
|What a minute, what's that under the mist?|
Truth be told, I had to work so hard to keep up with the others I hardly got a chance to look around much.
Oh! There really is a lake over there!
Also, I think autumn does a lot for the Lake District.
The living room
The house had been rented for a gathering of Vivien's family, who had to disperse before the rental period finished.
|The dining area|
For reasons I don't now recall, Bill and I were given the master suite, with amazing views
|The view from our bed.|
and perhaps an even more amazing bathroom.
The layout of the house was quite peculiar and we spent a lot of time trying to figure out why. It never did become clear.
|I've never seen a house with the front and back door on the same side.|
Also, this was the first time the house had been let and Vivien, being an experienced user of such homes, provided a list of things that they might consider improving.
|View down the drive, to a lane about the same width!|
On the whole, however, the kitchen was well appointed, the heating and the plumbing worked fine, the beds were very comfortable and the views were outstanding.
|Can you find the (stone) fox?|
We only stayed a couple of nights but we got a lot in. We went for a wander in Ambleside when Steve went to buy his morning paper.
|Large shower and double sinks.|
We walked around Tarn Hows one afternoon and explored Hawkshead. Bill and I visited Beatrix Potter's house (V&S have been many times).
|A rather dramatic bath (I stuck with the shower).|
We had a couple of lovely pub lunches and two wonderful evening meals at the house - we took turns cooking - and the company was excellent.
|I think this might have been 'his' closet.|
Today, I've just shown you photos of the house and its views; but don't think you'll get away without seeing more - much, much more!
|These were probably 'hers'. The loo? The part sticking out at the end...v. strange!|