A Perfect Haven

Our first expereince in the English Lakes District was set along the River Eamont in Brougham, Cumbria. We were seeking a house that would allow us to travel with our dog, Tika, a springer spaniel. I had previously posted about Rural Retreats and thought this was the best place as any to try our luck.  Not knowing the area, it was a shot in the dark. Lucky for us it was the right one.
This lovely converted barn offered stunning views of the Pennines.  Every aspect reminded me of one of the many old English classic movies that we like to watch. I was mesmerised. The river was at our doorstep. There was so little and yet so much to see. The wildlife was busy flitting to and fro wherever we passed. Pheasant, rabbits, swans, sheep...and a host of others were close at hand.
Our only regret is that we did not have more time to spend at the house. Our days were few and were spent taking in the beautiful scenery from many vantage points along the district. More on that later as for now I simply want to share the house. It was simple in it's decor yet so much more in the comfort that it offered.  If you ever seek a spot in the northern areas of the Lake District (Penrith) and like the simplicity of life, than I would recommend this special spot.
The drive into the house.
Tika having a wander.
Our greeting committee.
Father, son and faithful dog on a morning walk.
Morning mist...reminded me of scene from Pride and Prejudice.
From kitchen window....
Family out for a walk..Mother trailing behind, as usual.

A welcoming sight each morning.



  1. Love these photos! It looks beautiful there! Thanks for sharing... cannot wait to see more.

  2. Gorgeous! How absolutely perfect this all looks. How wonderful to be able to see with your own eyes that beautiful landscape which is so often the star of English movies. Meredy xo.

  3. Thank you, Jeanne, for these lovely images - I can hardly WAIT to get back to England!!! Cassandra ♥

  4. Thank you for sharing your beautiful images of this wonderful place. We are heading back to Udford for our 3rd visit this October and cannot wait!