Location of Birkett House
From the North and South
Please exit the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A591 to the Lake District. You will pass by Kendal and need to follow the signs for Windermere/Ambleside
After passing Windermere, drive for approximately 1.4 miles until you reach Troutbeck Bridge (go through one mini-roundabout). You will pass the The Sun Hotel on your right and an Esso petrol station on your left; turn right immediately after passing this petrol station onto Bridge Lane, sign posted “Troutbeck 1½”
Drive for approximately 1.3 miles until you reach a T-junction
Turn right and continue 0.2 miles to the village shop (the house you have just passed on the right is Birkett House). Just before the shop, on your right, is a gated driveway marked “Low House Farm”. Drive through the gate onto a private lane, where you will find the rear of Birkett House first on your right hand side
You can park two vehicles on the driveway
If there is a lot of traffic getting into The Lakes, you can turn off the main road at Ings, two miles before Windermere
Turn right as you leave Ings, after you have passed the BP petrol station, church, pub sign and speed camera. The turning is sign posted “High Borrans. Manor Howe Lane”
Follow this road all the way to the Troutbeck Valley, where it joins the A592. Turn right on to this road. If you get stuck in Windermere, you can also turn off onto the A592 at the mini-roundabout on the way out of town
Turn left off the A592 just after a stone bridge, before Troutbeck Church. This turning is signposted to “Troutbeck” and also there are brown National Trust signs for “Townend Historic House”. Follow this lane as it winds up to the village
You will come to a triangular junction, with the village shop in front of you
Birkett House round to the left, again through the gateway marked “Low House Farm”
The postcode for Birkett House is LA23 1PF.
Please note, some SatNavs may take you over Kirkstone Pass. This is a steep and windy road and isn't recommended in adverse weather conditions.