Saturday, 10 June 2017

Walker Ground Manor B&B, Hawkshead, Lake District, England

Following my recent post on our visit to Hawkshead I cannot but share photos and experience of the accommodation we chose for the visit. We stayed at the beautiful Walker Ground Manor, a traditional 17th century country house with original features such as exposed beams, fine oak floors and paneling and a barley twist oak staircase.

 


I just love this charming and welcoming entrance that speaks volumes about what you can expect inside.


There are three very beautiful and stylish rooms to choose from at the Manor, as well as a self catering converted barn. We went for the Garden View room. I loved its peaceful and relaxing feel, antique furniture, partly sloped ceiling and the sash window overlooking the garden. The second little window gives the room additional charm and character.






The large ensuite bathroom with views over the field is simply stunning.  The large old window was a great backdrop for some still life photography I will share in one of my next post.



Opposite our room on the landing there was this lovely window.


Dining room where breakfast is served every morning. The breakfast is really good and tasty with a lot of choice; our hosts Sue and Richard, who run the B&B business, have their own hens, so there are always fresh organic eggs for breakfast; they also use locally sourced produce and bake their own bread. It was good and inspiring to find that Sue and Richard generally stand for mindful and ethical way of living.


The oak paneling in the dining room is just so beautiful.




The guests' lounge with the original oak floor and shuttered windows is a lovely place for a little rest.



The guests can also relax in the recently refurbished wood framed conservatory.



The top windows were our room windows. Each window had a bird nest. The one under the small window seemed abandoned, but the one above the other window was very much in use and we watched a finch busily flying in and out. Notice the gorgeous peony tree. Richard built a simple canopy above it to protect it from rain as the flowers would lose their delicate petals in heavy rain.


The delightful veranda which belongs to the Veranda Room.




The garden is huge and incredibly beautiful. The Manor boasts six acres of land; the formal garden gives way to woodland and fields beyond.



The vivid colour azaleas were particularly eye catching....




There is an attractive beck and waterfall too, but because it had not rained for a long time the waterfall was just a trickle at the time we were there. You can see it at its more usual self here.



Looking out of the car park in front of the house onto the lane.


The lane leading into the village is lined with lovely picturesque lakeland countryside. It was such a joy making the short walk to the village for our evening meals.





You are even treated to a good view of Hawkshead Church from the lane.









Our Bed & Breakfast as we saw it coming back in the evening.



Walker Ground Manor was a perfect place for our short stay in Hawkshead, and I think we will always look to stay there when we want to go to Hawkshead. We loved its traditional old decor, immaculate cleanliness, comfort and peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Sue and Richard are great hosts - very friendly, easy going and they have a fine eye for detail. What impressed me probably the most was that guests are provided with virtually everything they could possibly need without having to ask for it. There was even a toothpick in our room! On the whole, this is just a beautiful place we will be looking forward to returning to time and time again.






2 comments:

  1. wow, no wonder this spot won you over Vesna. It is simply gorgeous and you got great weather too. I loved all your pictures.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Jacquie x

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    1. Thanks a lot, Jacquie, it's such a special and inspirational place! x

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