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Early opening for 2018 season

The Old Sawmill Tearoom is now open for the 2018 season from 10 am until 4.30 pm. The grounds, lakeside walk and playgrounds are now open daily from 10 am to 5 pm until 31st October 2018.  The house re-opens for our season from 31st March at 1.30 pm.  We look forward to welcoming all our visitors this year.  

Easter Treat

Not long till Easter!  All children visiting the house over the Easter weekend will get a treat to take away with them.  In the house the history trail, owl hunt and live piano music keep youngsters and grown ups alike entertained and returning for more.  In the gardens, the woodland playgrounds and family natures notes are always popular.  There is also plenty of space to burn off excess energy along the heather path maze in the Bee Garden, on the terraced lawns and skimming stones by Bassenthwaite Lake.  Easter is early this year, so do come and see us soon.


Mirehouse Poetry Competition

We are delighted to announce that the Mirehouse Poetry Competition for 2018 has now been judged.  The competiton is held in conjunction with the Words by the Water Festival - more details are available on our dedicated Poetry Prize page.

Visitor Attraction of the Year Award

We have just been presented The Visitor Attraction of the Year Award 2017 in the Cumbria Tourism Awards.  We are delighted and so honoured.  Everyone at Mirehouse & Gardens works so hard to welcome our visitors and this award is for all of you - thank you.