Skip to content

♔Penny Hill Farm-Eskdale-Lake District England

Penny Hill Farm, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Once owned by Beatrix Potter, Penny Hill Farm holiday cottage is reached via Doctor Bridge, one of the prettiest spots on the River Esk.

The farm is now owned by the National Trust, and for the past 30 years has been run by Ralph and Margaret Jackson. Still a working farm, their main business is Herdwick sheep, but they also run a Bed and Breakfast from the farmhouse.

Beatrix Potter is often hailed as a key figure in saving the Herdwick sheep, from extinction. Herdwick sheep are one of the most hardy British hill sheep breeds, the current world population of Herdwicks is around 60,000 breeding females, and an estimated 40,000 of these are on National Trust farms.

“Hi ! I never normally comment on other people’s posts but I just came across your blog and I have … Continue Reading Redheaded Booklover

Redheaded Booklover

‘Your blog is so beautiful and calming’  


“Your blog is so beautiful. Made my day browsing through it. Thank you.”

Many thanks for all your beautiful posts of the English countryside! I must say my heart lies in the Cotswolds … Continue Reading Silverstarlite


I believe I lived in your country in another life. Everything about the isles appeals to me, but alas I’m … Continue Reading Charlene Munson

Charlene Munson

Your blog is beautiful. thank you!


You are amazing. Keep up the good work  


Thanks so much! Your posts and poems are wonderful.


Hullo, I hope you are happy and healthy. Your blog is just gorgeous. It is too easy to forget at the moment how beautiful Britain can be. Thank you for this delightful blog. Take care. xx



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: