The festive season is the perfect time to wrap up in your cosiest winter hat, coat and boots and enjoy a woodland walk through the grounds! Take in the views over the Langdale Pikes from the terrace and stroll through the formal landscaped gardens before heading indoors and discovering the white house…
The house dates back to 1896 when a wealthy Manchester silk merchant called William Henry Aldolphus Gaddum, purchased the site and along with architect Dan Gibson, built Brockhole. William lived at the house with his wife (and cousin to Beatrix Potter) Edith Potter, plus their two children until 1946. Beatrix Potter was a frequent visitor to the home and mentions it in her journals.
If you’re planning a family outing – you simply have to go and meet the huskies at Brockhole!! Children aged between 4-8 years can even have a little sleigh ride if you give a small donation to the Snowdog Shelter.
Brockhole also has an exhibition, a shop, restaurant and tearoom (we recommend a gingerbread latte with a mince pie! . Indulge in a spot of Christmas shopping at the Brockhole shop - it's full of locally made gifts from brands including Herdy and the Lakes Distillery. After all that, relax and sample some festive treats in the café – we recommend a gingerbread latte with a mince pie! A fabulous winter warmer!