Mirehouse, near Keswick, is a beautiful family run historic house with gardens, lakeshore and woodland playgrounds open for visitors to enjoy whatever the weather.
Set in the heart of the North Lake District, three miles from Keswick, the beautiful, natural gardens at Mirehouse offer stunning views of the dramatic Lakeland landscape they are set in.
Enjoy the tranquility of the walled Bee Garden, stroll in quiet contemplation along the Poetry Walk, woods and farmland, enjoy the adventure playgrounds or relax by the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake.
In the house, a relaxed welcome, enhanced by its unique literary connections and beautiful collections, await visitors to Mirehouse. Visitors can enjoy the live piano music, unusual photographs and manuscripts and children’s activities as they wander through this family home.
Tickets to be bought at The Old Sawmill Tearoom in Dodd Wood car park. Card or cash payments accepted. No advance booking needed.
Parking and Toilets
Parking and toilets for Mirehouse and Gardens are at Dodd Wood Pay on Exit car park across the road from our entrance.
Details of disability access to Mirehouse and its gardens are available upon request at the tearoom. The house is fully accessible for wheelchairs and disabled access parking is available in front of the house.
The grounds at Mirehouse are certainly dog friendly. Dogs are welcome in the grounds (though not in the playgrounds) on a short lead at all times. As the walks pass through farmland, please give farm animals plenty of space to not feel intimidated. Please see the Countryside Code for more information.
School parties are welcome in the grounds by appointment and attract a 10% discount. On days when Mirehouse is not otherwise open to visitors, specialist guided tours of the house may be arranged. Please contact us by email or telephone to discuss further.