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Closed for winter

We are now closed in the house and grounds for our 2023 season.  The Old Sawmill Tearoom is open on Friday to Monday (inclusive) from 10 am to 4 pm until 17th December.

Thank you to all our visitors who came this year, and we look forward to welcoming you all back from  29th March 2024.

September sunshine

We are finally having some summer heat and sunshine in September!  The holidays are over though and the peace and tranquility of the autumn months are being felt in the woods and informal gardens at Mirehouse. 

Coming along the main drive, visitors will notice that the hydrangeas retain their intense blue and the Eucryphia are still in bloom.  The quiet walled Bee garden still has butterflies and bumblebees out on these warm sunny days, and along the verandah the Lady roses are blooming.  Colours in the woods haven't yet started to turn, however the the views across Bassenthwaite Lake from the lakeside walk are as beautiful as ever, whatever the season.  Time to enjoy

Lacemakers at Mirehouse

The talented lacemakers are back while the house is open on Wednesdays afternoons in September. West Cumbria and Border Lacemakers demonstrate their highly skilled techniques of Pillow (or Bobbin) lacemaking to visitors in the house. Come and watch their fingers fly as they work at their craft in The Study at Mirehouse while enjoying the piano playing in the Music Room next door.  

What our visitors say...

We have such lovely visitors and here's a selection of what they have to say about visits to us:

"If anyone is ever in the Lake District/Cumbria please please go to Mirehouse it's so good... I have been to a lot of old houses in my time and Mirehouse is one of the best" (Instagram), "This is indeed a hidden gem... the gardens are beautiful and we enjoyed the views" (Tripadviser). "A lovely estate on the shores of Bassenthwaite. The gardens are beautiful to walk and sit in.. the house ..is superbly maintained and has fascinating collections" (Tripadviser). "Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and gardens". "What a place! We loved our visit" (Visitors Book). 

Thank you for your visits and for your lovely compliments 

New display on Poetry Walk

Commemorating the long held literary connections that Mirehouse has had over the years, the Victorian verandah is home to a new display of poems.  These nine beautiful poems  are by award winning poet David Scott who was a friend of the family.  It is a great honour for us to be able to share these poems with our visitors. 

Part of Cumbria's Living Heritage

We are proud to be part of Cumbria's Living Heritage, a great collection of historic houses, gardens, castles, ruins and attactions in and around the Lake District.  From Kendal to Keswick, there are castles, homes and museums to explore - find inspiration for dog friendly attractions, days out with kids and places with cafes and restaurants.  Download a brochure from the website or pick one up at the various member properties.