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Bloomin' May

The sunshine is glorious and will hopefully stay for the early May Bank Holiday weekend in the Lake District.  The honey and bumblebees who are venturing out enjoying the shrubs specially chosen for them in the Bee Garden at Mirehouse.  Benches encourage all visitors to sit and enjoy the tranquility of this sheltered walled garden during this lovely time.

In May the rhododendrons at Mirehouse are at their best.  The main drive is awash with stunning colours and shapes, and further along, the bluebells in Crosthwaite Woods are out at the moment.  If this weather holds, the rare wildflower meadow will be coming into bloom very soon indeed.  

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 is a friend of the family.  It is a great honour for us to be able to share these poems with our visitors. 

Open for the season

We are now open for the season.  The grounds, playgrounds, lakeside walk and Old Sawmill Tearoom are open daily from 10 am until 4.30 pm.  The house opens on 3rd of April, on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons. We look forward to welcoming all our visitors until the end of October.  

Tearoom open!

The Old Sawmill Tearoom is is now open daily for the new 2022 season 10 am to 4.30 pm. 

With our lovely new outdoor seating areas, we look forward to welcoming all our visitors.  Warm up with a bowl of soup, hot chocolate, homemade cakes or a Cumberland sausage!

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.