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History

Take a step back in time and experience a historic 17th century English manor house.

With burning log fires and live piano music, Mirehouse has a relaxed atmosphere and visitors are encouraged to be inquisitive and explore.

There are records to suggest that people lived at Mirehouse in the 16th century however the current property was built in 1666.

There’s an impressive collection of antiques, manuscripts and portraits, many with interesting tales as to how they came to reside at Mirehouse.

Literary Connections

Mirehouse has links to many iconic literature greats. Their time spent here is well documented throughout the house and gardens.

In the poem ‘Mirehouse’ the poet, David Wright describes the area lying between Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake as a ‘so civil wilderness’ where ‘the mountain’s rooted in a lake’.

Melvyn Bragg fondly described Mirehouse as a ‘manor from heaven’.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson had strong connections to the Spedding family, penning a number of his works inspired by Mirehouse and its surroundings.

Scenery

Mirehouse is set amidst beautiful Lakeland scenery, situated along the tranquil shores of Bassenthwaite Lake. Perfect for getting away from all the Lake District tourism hustle and bustle.

The area and grounds are a hive of wildlife activity, with hidden gardens and natural play areas, sparking the imaginations of both young and old.

The first ospreys to nest in England for 150 years have made this valley their home. Deer, red squirrels, badgers, and rabbits are frequently spotted throughout the grounds.