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White Moss House,my home, once owned by Wordsworth

Updated on April 10, 2015

My home at White Moss House

Welcome to my home, White Moss House, owned by poet William Wordsworth.

Located in the beautiful White Moss, Grasmere area, White Moss House, dating from 1730, was bought by the poet William Wordsworth, for his son, Willie , in 1827.

White Moss House house dates back to 1730.

White Moss House, until recently an excellent Lake District bed and breakfast, is situated at White Moss Common, a beautiful spot 1 mile from Grasmere Village.

White Moss House has been famous for many years as a wonderful small hotel and restaurant. We are now retired, and White Moss House is now our very lovely home.

All photos re my own unless otherwise stated. Please credit me if you use them. Feel free to pin them

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This portrait of William Wordsworth and his wife Mary, the owners of White Moss House. It was painted in 1839 at Rydal Mount. William often visited White Moss House to visit his son and family when he lived 15 minutes walk away at Rydal Mount

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white moss house lounge

The Wordsworth Lounge at White Moss House.

White Moss House was extended by the Wordsworth family. This impressive lounge, with its log fire, was added around 1860. The house was originally 3 cottages, built around 1730. Nowadays, if you want to alter any part of the building, you have to go through a very tough planning consent procedure, but the Wordsworths , back in the 19th Century, just added on wings to both sides of the house to please themselves! No problem!

The ceiling in the lounge is very high- it's a rather grand room, whereas the ceiling in the dining room and hall, part of the old cottages, is very low. The two parts are totally different architectural styles, but somehow, its all in harmony.

Where to stay in the Lake District- our accommodation

A great cottage in the heart of the Lakes.

You might like to stay in our Grasmere holiday cottage .Our cottage is called "Brockstone" after the badgers who live in the area. European badgers are a protected species, and have lived in the area for centuries.

Find out more about our Grasmere cottage with amazing views here.


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      jerrybarndorf 4 years ago

      Nice place! This makes me want to save up and travel soon. Thank you for information

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      Spirality 4 years ago

      Your property is beautiful!

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      Lawrence Hebb 4 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Thank you for this lens. It brought back childhoood memories of Holidays in the Lake district and visiting the Birthplace of both Wordsworth and Fletcher Christian

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      Aladdins Cave 4 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Just tweeted your lens. I see you have not tweeted it via Squidoo.

      Cheers again

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      Aladdins Cave 4 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      mmmm Wish I was there now. Must stay in touch. Need to get off this Island I live on at the moment, and go see the world. Great lens. But check your bedroom photo's. Last two are to small. Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 4 years ago from Texas

      You have such a beautiful place. Wish I was closer, I'd love to some visit.

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      Travel2011 5 years ago

      Such a beautiful home. So English! Not many rental homes portray such attribute to location and home. Have referred it to a friend already

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      Angelgirl1976 5 years ago

      I had to pop and read this (i was on your Dukan Diet lens) as I love wordsworth and love your home. I totally agree with Ladymermaid with the envious comment :) Really enjoyed this lens and shared and liked :) you have a beautiful home :) and I am going to be giving my other half hints on where I want to go for a little holiday :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      It looks so comfortable and cozy, I would love to spend a weekend.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      I am so envious. What a beautiful old home to call your own. I love the vintage character and could not imagine a more wonderful place to live. How truly wonderful you White Moss House is.

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Perfectly beautiful! I would love to visit White Moss House.

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      JohnMichael2 6 years ago

      what a great place to live... Congrats and a great lens also

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      franstan lm 6 years ago

      I love your home and its history

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      TravelingRae 6 years ago

      You are lucky to live in such a beautiful home. This lens is a great showcase for it.

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      myshelle01 6 years ago

      I am so jealous,how beautiful your lens and photographs. It so makes me want to come for a holiday.

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      What a beautiful and historic home in a lovely part of the country.

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      jennikitten lm 7 years ago

      Beautiful, lucky you!

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      Priceless heritage

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      Meloramus 7 years ago

      What a lovely house and location! Thanks for sharing a tour of your home.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great article and a place I visited as a child and would love to return. I found your lens via so might be worth adding some content onto that particular website ?

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @PNWtravels: Thank you vicki- and OhMe and Tipi too!

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      Vicki Green 7 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      What a beautiful historic home - thank you for sharing.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      OhMe and Oh-Me-Too, would love to visit. What a great place to have a B&B.

      I'm so glad that I checked this out and found out more about your passions.

      Beautiful lens, beautiful place! Very cool!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh Me! I would love to visit and stay in your beautiful B&B, White Moss House. This sounds so beautiful.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @aesta1: We do certainly have black pudding, as it's called here- made to a great local recipe- thanks for your visit to the lens- mybe we'll see you sometime!

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      myraggededge 8 years ago

      I love your house! Angel blessed :-)

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I had been to the Lake District and I like to visit again. Maybe, we'll try your place and the award winning breakfast. I hope there is blood pudding.

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      Faye Rutledge 8 years ago from Concord VA

      How beautiful! I can't imagine living in such a wonderful place. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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      Virginia Allain 8 years ago from Central Florida

      What a dream, to live in a house with so much charisma and history. It's lovely!

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      Sue Dixon 8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thanks to you all for your great messages.

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      clemency lm 8 years ago

      Lovely lens, your house is amazing.

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      Sue Dixon 8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @Bellezza-Decor: That's verykind of you!

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      Sue Dixon 8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @JuneMary LM: Thank you- maybe you'll come again sometime!

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      JoyfulPamela2 8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Your home is gorgeous!! It must be so exciting to live there among the beauty and style and to meet your guests coming from so many places!

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      Laurel Johnson 8 years ago from Washington KS

      OH what a beautiful home!! Everything in harmony, for certain. Doubt I'll ever visit my friends in UK, but if I do, your lovely B and B will be on my itinerary. 5-fave-lensrolled to my location lenses.

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      HappySeasons LM 8 years ago

      Awesome house and pictures... your home truly looks like a vacation getaway! Matt :)

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      Bellezza-Decor 8 years ago from Canada

      Your White Moss House Bed and Breakfast looks enchanting!

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      JuneMary LM 8 years ago

      Beautiful house.

      Liked the pics-- long time since I visited the Lakes--you've reminded me how lovely it is there.

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      JuneMary LM 8 years ago

      Beautiful house.

      Liked the pics-- long time since I visited the Lakes--you've reminded me how lovely it is there.

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Oh my, what a wonderful inspiring place to stay -- that I wish I could stay there.

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      oztoo lm 8 years ago

      What a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing it with us. Sounds like the perfect place to stay when visiting the Lake District.

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Wonderful Guest House with Beautiful Scenery! Enjoyed learning about your historic home. It's quite spectacular and tidy! Best Wishes with your Squidooing! :)