Novel ideas: Houses with great literary history
28 July 2016
The 17th century farmhouse Hill Top was the Cumbrian home of Beatrix Potter and featured in many of her books. On the 150th anniversary of Potter's birth SALLY TAFT looks at this and other National Trust properties with literary connections.
Beatrix Potter was inspired by her surroundings and when she left the house to the National Trust she gave instructions about how it should be shown. Visitors to the house can step into her shoes and see the rooms and contents that she wrote about.