Friday, 6 June 2014

Lake District: Scones with a View

When I was a student, my mum and stepdad moved away from Leeds where I grew up, and settled in the Lake District. At that point I was living in London, and the contrast between the big city and rural countryside - neither of which I knew very well - was a bit overwhelming. Mum also didn't know either very well, so we spent weekends visiting each other and exploring. London was museums, architecture and walks. The Lake District was cream teas, scenery and walks. Now I see the Lake District as "home", nearly as much as Yorkshire. There's a familiarity to the winding roads and the picturesque towns.
The hills, from the bottom of the garden
Every time I visit, mum and I still try to explore somewhere new. This time we visited a the perfect scone spot, up in the hills. It's a farmhouse tea room and B&B - there's quite a few of them in the Lakes, catering to walkers, with lovely fresh food and home baking. I fell in love with the spot on first sight. Who wouldn't?


  1. This place looks idyllic, I want to visit it. That last picture is stunning too!

    1. If you're ever in the area, it's worth a trip! The hens were hilarious, keeping beady eyes on the scones.

  2. It looks beautiful. I have never been to the Lakes. I feel it is a missing thing in my life.

  3. Now, on the map, this looks like we could go there via Penrith, and then drive south and rejoin the motorway on the way to north Wales. Is it very curly roads? I'd like to go!