It’s the time of the year that my man and I like to go to the UK to absorb some fabulous landscape with hills, woodland and a splash of fall color. Usually we go to Scotland or the Peak District, both wonderful, but this time we visited the Lakes. It seems strange to me now that we have never been here. It felt at home immediately after the landscape became more accidented and the smell of woods more obvious, when we drove the convertible from Hull to the Lakes. We rented an apartment a few miles north of Keswick, and it was so wonderful that it deserves a post all on its own.
The apartment is part of Oakfield House, a glorious big house located on the slopes of Skiddaw. This is the first view of the house coming up the driveway:
To get a feeling of the historic atmosphere of the house, this is the big hallway (not part of the apartment):
The apartment we rented is called The Conservatory and it combined an old part of the house with bedrooms below, and the newer conservatory with kitchen and diner:
As you can see the living room has big windows, which formed a big attraction to me. The view from them was great, but the windows itself were beautiful too, I just couldn’t get enough of photographing them:
To add to the collection of windows, the one in the bedroom was attractive too:
But as beautiful as the apartment is, what made it extra special was the views. And over the course of the week the weather kept changing, giving me endless gorgeous pictures. So here is my collection of views from the apartment, some from the doorstep, some from the slightly lower garden or the road on the back. Enjoy!
The last photo is taken from the same viewpoint as the header photo, but you can see that some of the hills have disappeared in the rain. That’s what I loved about the Lake District: no matter what the conditions were, it was always beautiful. There will a couple of more posts coming soon, showing other parts of the area.
Thanks for reading!