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... Stonegarth in Keswick. It is a lovely B and B. The bathroom has a spa bath and walk in shower and the mirror becomes a TV - haven't seen this before. We had a cup of coffee and then went for a walk into Keswick. We found a map which showed it would take us a while to walk to the lake known as Derwent Water so we turned around and went to an Italian restaurant, Casa Bella, for a pizza. We walked back to the B and B and watched yet another Grand ...
... but we headed straight for the ferry across the lake then took a luxurious bus ride up to Hilltop. This is the home and garden of Beatrix Potter, and now a National Trust exhibit though still a working farm. The house is set out just as Miss Potter wanted it, with rooms you can walk through, full of her favourite things, drawings, letters and paintings.
Back across the lake, this time in a beautiful ...
... House or Anne Hathaway's as a result. However, we did glimpse the back view of the house as we walked back to the car. Now headed for Newport - on the M5 and scooting along at 120km. We commented this morning that we have not seen any hoons since we've been here and put this down to the fact that you can drive at a speed that's very reasonable. Major roads here are excellent. Just arrived at Newport and enjoying the scenery outside the window - cows. They exist here in ...
... for a pint or two than 16 km of cross meadow meandering. We have chatted to a couple of other walkers but they were in worse condition than us so we let them go. They asked for directions (from us!) but by sheer fluke it was the only other building in the town that we knew. So we are either really helpful or smartalec Aussies (or both) but it will be sorted in the Queens Head ...
As it is the weekend and lovely hot weather we decided to relax a little today. We thought that visitor attractions would be too busy so we will be giving them a miss for today. We had to do a laundry load, which meant having a beer while we waited. Yes it is a shame, it's a hard ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking