|The house still has many of Beatrix Potter's furnishings.|
YEW TREE FARMS IN ENGLAND'S LAKE DISTRICT
The Lake District is where London born Beatrix Potter (author of classic children’s books like “Peter Rabbit”) considered home. Beatrix and her family started vacationing in the area when she was sixteen and fell in love with it. Over her lifetime, this breathtaking landscape became not only her home but her passion. She used the proceeds from her books to eventually buy fifteen farms and over 4,000 acres of land that she willed to the National Trust to be preserved for all time. Beatrix understood the importance of preserving the culture as well as the natural beauty. And my tour group and I were going to have lunch at one of her farms.
|View from the dining room|
|Driveway into the Yew Tree Farms|
|Jon Watson and his sheep dogs in front of the barn|