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Updated on January 20, 2017
Rydal Water, where Wordsworth lived in later life
Rydal Water, where Wordsworth lived in later life | Source

My house was owned by Wordsworth-here's my personal guide to Wordsworth's Lake District

I live in a house owned by William Wordsworth, close to Dove Cottage Grasmere where Wordsworth wrote his most famous poems, including "Daffodils" . Grasmere lies in the county of Cumbria, in the Lake District National Park, one of the most popular areas of England for holidays and vacations.

Here's my personal insider's guide to Wordsworth's Lake District. Now is the time to plan your next visit to this wonderful area.

In 1770, William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth , on the Northern edge of the Lake District, just outside what is now the Lake District National Park. Wordsworth spent most of his life in Grasmere and Rydal, in the heart of the Lake District. He wrote most of his poems at Dove Cottage. Grasmere., just half of mile from my home.

The villages of Grasmere and Rydal are about 3 miles apart, and I live halfway between the two, at White Moss House , a house that William Wordsworth actually owned. White Moss House is hidden behind the trees at the end of the lake in this photo of Rydal Water.( one of my own photos)

The Lake District that inspired Wordsworth, and many other poets and artists, continues to welcome thousands of visitors every year.

If you are a Wordsworth fan, you will probably like to know about the three Wordsworth homes that you can visit, Wordsworth House at Cockermouth, Dove Cottage Grasmere, and Rydal Mount , Rydal.

In this web page you can find out about Wordsworth's birthplace, Wordsworth House at Cockermouth. In the years before Wordsworth settled in Grasmere he lived in a variety of places, including Paris, and you can find more about his early life further down this page.

Wordsworth wrote his best poetry at Dove Cottage, Grasmere, and there is information here about Dove Cottage. Dove Cottage is 15 minutes walk from my home. White Moss House.

In later life, on Mayday 1813 ( 200 years ago this year) Wordsworth settled happily at Rydal Mount, Rydal, and I'll tell you about that too.

White Moss House where I live, was the only house Wordsworth owned, and there is a personal look at White Moss House .

If you are planning to visit the Lake District, or if you are a Wordsworth fan just dreaming of a visit to Wordsworth's Lake District, I hope you enjoy my personal look at this wonderful area.

I have included some information on things to do in the Lake District, Grasmere and Ambleside. If you would like information, I've written lots more about the Lake District- there are links below . If you have a specific question, please leave a message for me in the Guestbook and I'll answer it as soon as possible.

All pictures are my own or under the name of Cumbria Tourism., and may not be used without permission

Wordsworth's birthplace Cockermouth

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William Wordsworth's Birthplace

Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, on the edge of the Lake District.

Wordsworth's birthplace in Cockermouth is run by the National Trust.. They have recently restored the house, so that it now looks as it did when Wordsworth was born there.

The House and garden are open from March to October. There is a National trust shop at Wordsworth House which is open all year round.

A brief look at the life of William Wordsworth - A quick guide to Wordsworth's wanderings

This Portrait hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, London
This Portrait hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, London | Source

A summary of Wordsworth's Life

The portrait is William Wordsworth in 1842, aged 72- the elder statesman of English Literature.

William Wordsworth was born on 7 April 1770 in Cockermouth,and lived in a house now owned by the National Trust and known as Wordsworth House. His father John was land agent to Sir James Lowther, who owned the house. William attended school in Penrith between 1776 and 1777. His mother died when he was 8, and his father died when Wiilam was 13.

Willaim left Penrith, and went to stay in Hawkshead , going to Hawkshead Grammar School . He did well at school, and went on to St John's College Cambridge.( If you are visiting the Lake District, you might like to know that Beatrix Potter's House Hill Top, Sawrey is just outside the village of Hawkshead)

William had rather a wild life after Cambridge for a few years, spending time in Revolutionary France, and fathering a daughter, of whom he had no knowledge till much later.

Wordsworth had no income of his own, but he did have a wealthy admirer, who in 1795 gave him £900 ( a pretty large sum in those days) which gave him enough money to write without having to take another job.

In 1795 William and his sister Dorothy rented a cottage in Dorset, in South West England. Here they met fellow poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. William and Coleridge then decided to tour the Lake District, which William knew well. At Grasmere the poets saw Dove Cottage, an empty building on the edge of Grasmere Village which had been an inn, The Dove and Olive Branch.Wordsworth decided to rent it.

In December 1799 , (a time which we celebrate every year at Dove Cottage,) William and Dorothy moved into Dove Cottage Grasmere.

In 1802 William married his childhood companion Mary Hutchinson, and the first three of their five children were born. Dorothy continued living with William and Mary and his family for the rest of her life.

The poet Thomas de Quincey often stayed at Dove Cottage, but you can see from the pictures that it was too small for this household. In 1808 they moved to Allan Bank in Grasmere, a large house with lovely views, but an building which Wordsworth disliked. In 1811 they moved again to the Vicarage, taking Coleridge with them this time. Two of the Wordsworth children died there, and the family was very unhappy at the Rectory.

In 1813 the Wordsworth family moved to the lovely Rydal Mount, in the Village of Rydal, 2 miles from Grasmere. Rydal Mount was owned by the local landlords, the Le Fleming family, who still own much of Rydal.

The Wordsworth family were very happy at Rydal Mount, and Wordsworth died at Rydal Mount, on St Georges Day, 23 April 1850 at the ripe old age of 80.

William Wordsworth was buried in the Chuchyard at St Oswald's Church, Grasmere

All the homes Wordsworth lived in were rented. Dove Cottage is open to the public, and along with the Wordsworth museum at Dove Cottage is it an absolutely must for any Wordsworth fan to visit.

Rydal Mount is also open to the public, and has lovely gardens with views over Windermere. The contrast between the two house is fascinating.

Still wanting to keep a foothold in the Grasmere Parish ( it gave him a vote on local affairs) , he bought White Moss House for his son, Willie in 1827. It is the only house Wordsworth ever owned.

White Moss House stayed in the Wordsworth family till the 1930s, and has been in my family since 1970.We have lived at White Moss House since 1981.

If you would like to stay nearby, we have a holiday cottage available to rent. You can read about our Grasmere Cottage, Brockstone, here.

Grasmere and Rydal Water.

An ideal base for a literary vacation in the footsteps of Wordsworth

Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake , pictured below, were sources of inpsiration to Wordsworth and the Lake District poets. To understand why Wordsworth and the Romantic poets were inspired by the Lake District, just look at the pictures!

Grasmere viewed on a walk from White Moss House ( my home)

Grasmere Lake and Village
Grasmere Lake and Village | Source

Here's photo of Rydal Water from my blog.

Rydal Water on a beautiful September day.
Rydal Water on a beautiful September day. | Source

Wordsworth wrote this peom about Rydal Water

"Like a fair sister of the sky, Unruffled doth the blue lake lie, The mountains looking on"

He must have been talking about a still day like the one when I took my photo.

The area between Rydal Water and Grasmere is White Moss. That's where I live at White Moss House

White Moss is also the starting point for White Moss Walks

The White Moss Common area is owned and managed by The Lowther Estate , who have recently designated and signposted White Moss Walks as a top walking attraction.

Dove Cottage Grasmere- Wordsworth's Lake District - Lake District Home of Wordsworth during his most productive years as a poet.

This tiny house was the home of Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy . In her journal, Dorothy writes about life there, and the walks round Grasmere, White Moss and Rydal. Dorothy has been called "the woman behind the man", and her writings and observations were vital to her brother's poetry. We know from reading Dorothy's journals that she was the inspiration behind Wordsworth's most famous poem Daffodils.

Dove Cottage, Grasmere, where Wordsworth wrote his most famous poetry

Wordsworth's home,Dove Cottage, Grasmere
Wordsworth's home,Dove Cottage, Grasmere | Source


Dove Cottage is a must for every lover of Wordsworth. To find out more about Dove Cottage and the Romantic poets, click on the link below. It's a mine of information, even if you can't actually visit in person.

Rydal Mount

Image thanks to David Willis and Cumbria Tourism. May not be reused without permission of Cumbria Tourism

Rydal Mount- Wordsworth's other home in the Lake District - Wordsworth spent the last part of his life at Rydal Mount, half a mile from White Moss House

This lovely old house has views over Windermere, and beautiful gardens. It was here that Wordsworth received visits from his many admirers during his later years.

This year Rydal Mount is celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Wordsworth moving there on Mayday 1813.

Grasmere is at the heart of Wordsworth Country, in England's Lake District. - White Moss House Grasmere, owned by Wordsworth, now a historic guest house

England's Lake District National park was home to Wordsworth and the Romantic poets, painted by Constable, Turner, and artists through the ages. Home to Beatrix Potter. Millions of visitors every year visit this most beautiful area .

Wordsworth's Lake District

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I'm lucky to live in a house owned by Wordsworth. You can stay nearby in our holiday cottage, Brockstone Grasmere.

William Wordsworth and his wife Mary

Wordsworth Houses Open to the Public - Find more details about opening hours and charges

Wordsworth House at Cockermouth, Dove Cottage at Grasmere, and Rydal Mount at nearby Rydal, all all open to the public, and are a must see visit for Wordsworth fans.

The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals (Oxford World's Classics)
The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals (Oxford World's Classics)

We are so lucky that Dorothy Wordsworth kept these journals. They give an intimate insight into the daily life of one of the world's greatest ever poets, her brother William Wordsworth.

 

White Moss House, Rydal Water, Grasmere, English Lake District

Home of William Wordsworth and the Romantic Poets

William Wordsworth wrote his best poetry at the tiny Dove Cottage, Grasmere.Half a mile away is White Moss House, bought by Wordsworth for his son Willie.Rydal Mount, where Wordsworth lived in his later years, is also half a mile from White Moss.

The Wordsworth family lived at White Moss House until the 1930s.This is the only house Wordsworth owned. For many years we operated a highly rated small hotel and restaurant at White Moss House, but we have now retired and are loving just living in the wonderful house.

If you would like to stay nearby, we have a vacation rental cottage called Brockstone that we let as a Grasmere holiday cottage . In the main season we rent the cottage for stays of 1 week, arriving Saturdays. At quieter times and at the last minute, short breaks may be available. For further information you can also look at this Hub page that I've written about our Lakes Holiday cottage

This new book has lots of walks in Wordsworth's Lake District. Retrace the steps of the poet. A great value and very helpful book that you can slip in your pocket on your walks.

The Wordsworth Rose at White Moss House Grasmere

This rose could be 200 years old

Our gardener, a fount of all local gardening knowledge,thinks this old rose could have been here when William Wordsworth stopped by and sat in the porch whilst visiting his son, Willie and family!

It blooms for only a short time, its roots are lost from view beneath the terrace, but it has a great scent, flowers spectacurly every June, and we love it!

Here are more articles about Wordsworth and the Lake District

William Wordsworth's Daffodils
William Wordsworth's poem, Daffodils, was written just half a mile from my home. Often known by its first line "I wandered lonely as a Cloud" the p...

10 things to do in Grasmere.
Let me introduce you to my village-Grasmere, home to William Wordsworth.Grasmere is a small village in the heart of England's Lake District.,visited by thou...

Wordsworth's Lake District.
I live in a house owned by William Wordsworth, close to Dove Cottage Grasmere where Wordsworth wrote his most famous poems, including "Daffodils" ....

Great Lake District books for your Kindle - Here's my choice of Kindle books for Lake District fans

Guide books, Wordsworth's poetry, Beatrix Potter and more. All can be downloaded to your Kindle.

Here's my personal choice.

BBC Radio Cumbria covers the whole county, including the Wordsworth's Lake District. - Check out all the local news, weather, traffic, and news of all the event

BBC radio Cumbria website is a mine of information and up to date news from Worsdworth's Lake District and the rest of Cumbria county.

The Westmorland Gazette is a local Newspaper - The Gazette is based in Kendal, South Lakeland

For current news and information from the local newspaper of South Cumbria , the Lake District.( Cumbria is made up of the old counties of Westmorland and Cumberland), click on this link.

The Cumberland News is the local paper of North Cumbria.

The Northern part of the Lake District is covered by the Cumberland News and Star as the local paper.

You can buy beautiful photographs of the Lake District online - Talented local photographer Stewart Smith has an online store why you can buy these gems

Autumn, Helm Crag and Grasmere. Photo by kind permission of Stewart Smith, Stewart Smith Photography. All rights reserved.Thanks to stewyphoto and flickr

Take a look at these simply stunning photos of Wordsworth's Lake District taken by young local photograper Stewart Smith- (one of my Twitter friends).

They make great gifts Order online. Go on!..

Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere journals

These are a wonderful record of the life William and Dorothy Wordsworth's time at Dove Cottage , Grasmere in the early 19th Century.

William Wordsworth's greatest writing

The Oxford press definitive book.

William Wordsworth - The Major Works: including The Prelude (Oxford World's Classics)
William Wordsworth - The Major Works: including The Prelude (Oxford World's Classics)

This book has all the major works of William Wordsworth in a clear format. Small enough to carry with you when visiting Wordsworth's Lake District. This will fit into your bag, so that you can bring it out and read the poems at the places where Wordsworth wrote them.

 

I'm written lots more articles about Wordsworth's Lake District

Find out more about the Lake District from a local!

Written in Grasmere, about Grasmere, Wordsworth, Ambleside, the Lake District, Cumbria, Lake District Food.... the list goes on!

Traditional Lake District Food
Traditional Lake District Food is spicy and distinctive. Lake District recipes as we now know developed in the 18th century ,when exotic spices, fruits and...

Rydal Water Walk.
This walk round the lovely lake of Rydal Water, in England's Lake District, takes most people about 2 hours. It takes in some of the most beautiful scenery i...

Things to do in Ambleside,English Lake District
Ambleside is a village in Cumbria, in England's glorious Lake District. Ambleside is the base for many Lake District activities, in the centre of the Lake Di...

Herdwick sheep , the Lake District sheep.
Herdwick sheep are the sheep of Cumbria, in the Northwest corner of England. The Lake District is the most famous part of Cumbria, loved by visitors for its ...

Brockstone Cottage Rydal Water
Brockstone Cottage Rydal Water

Lake District accommodation

Fans of Wordsworth's poetry will really want to stay in the Lake District.

There is a huge choice of accommodation in the Lake District.

We have a wonderful holiday rental cottage , Brockstone, which sleeps up to four guests and has the most amazing views over Rydal Water and the Lakeland fells.

The photo shows Rydal Water, with Brockstone Cottage perched on the hill, and White Moss House just hidden by the trees below.

For a wide range of Lake District accommodation, Cumbria Tourism Go Lakes has a great choice.

If you are looking for a self catering holiday rental look at Lake District Cottages and be spoilt for choice.

Useful Guidebooks for your visit to Wordsworth's Lake District - Finding your way and places to stay in Wordsworth's Lake District.

Walking with Wordsworth: In the Lake District
Walking with Wordsworth: In the Lake District

Walking and Wordsworth in one book. Follow the poets footsteps and walk the Lake District.

 

Reading this in the UK? Here are the top selling Lake District books - Great gifts for lovers of the Lakes

Have you been to the Lakes? Would you like to visit? Are you tempted by this lens? Do you have any suggestions of what I could add?

I'd love you to leave a message- thank you!

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      stereomike83 3 years ago from UK

      Despite spending all my 30 years living in UK, will be visiting Lake District for first time next weekend. Will be based more around Kendal though (mmm Mint Cake!!)

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      Sue Dixon 3 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @smarterdigital: I agree, of course!

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      smarterdigital 3 years ago

      Such a lovely part of the world

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Been a long time since I stopped by here with a blessing. :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Wishing you a year of many new blessings starting with this one! Happy New Year!

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      srsddn lm 4 years ago

      It is really a great lens.It is interesting to know that your house was owned by Wordsworth.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      In celebration of Friendship Day 2012, I am returning to some of my favorite lenses for fun, sharing and renewed blessings :) Friends Still Make it All Worthwhile!

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      Onemargaret LM 4 years ago

      Very nice indeed!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I was reading your lens about Wordsworth's Lake District. . Glad to read your news. Would love to read more lens from your site..Thanks for this, I really appreciate what you have done here. Keep it up, and I will be back for more.

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      terrywoodhouse lm 4 years ago

      great place - just magical

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens. I love his poetry.

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      eccles1 5 years ago

      What a nice lens !

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      radkoaleks 5 years ago

      Great writing.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Easter Blessings to you. What a privilege for you and for us that you have shared it.

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      It would be so nice to visit this gorgeous place some day. Thank you for this lovely lens :)

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      Paul Goodman 5 years ago from Florida, USA

      Great lens! My father was from Grassmere!

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      Beautiful photos! Thanks for your lens!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yes, I have been there and liked it very much. This lens deserves a blessing.

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      Murvi56 5 years ago

      Beautiful pictures, inspired for another visit!

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      imolaK 5 years ago

      What a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing this lens with us. Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice to stop by this lovely page again. Its like a breath of fresh air.

      Maybe someday I'll get to visit this lovely part of the world.

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      franstan lm 5 years ago

      Great lens. Blessed by a visiting Squid Angel

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      tandemonimom lm 5 years ago

      Oh how wonderful it must be to live in the beautiful Lake District! Someday I want to visit there!

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      Srena44 5 years ago

      I wish to visit the Lakes. Great lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very good lens - I've been to Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount and I really enjoyed it. In fact I've been to the Lake District several times over the last few years and it's one of my favourite holiday destinations.

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      This is a beautiful addition to the Vacation Ideas category and a wonderful lens in its own right. Thanks for sharing your unique home with us. Blessed by a Travel Angel.

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      @chezchazz: PS- Just added this to the lensroll on some of our old house lenses

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      This is an incredible lens! Must be wonderful to live in such a historic home!

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      JodiVee 6 years ago

      How wonderful to have a house that was once a home to such a great poet! You're basking in history just by being there. Thanks for a lovely lens~

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      Louis Wery 6 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      Lovely, lovely lens packed full of information and poetic history. Thank you for sharing your story of Wordsworth, the Lake District and your home.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very nice lens indeed - I am planning on visiting the Lakes - helpful stuff.

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      Tagsforkids 6 years ago

      A lovely tribute to a beautiful area and i would love to visit, especially having ancestral heritage in the UK. It's obvious to see why the area provided such wonderful inspiration. Thanks for the tour!

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      CofCJenny LM 6 years ago

      such beauty! hope I get a chance to visit there, or someone as close to as beauitiful as there, someday

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      CofCJenny LM 6 years ago

      such beauty! hope I get a chance to visit there, or someone as close to as beauitiful as there, someday

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      oztoo lm 6 years ago

      It was a good page before. Your make over however is excellent. Great information and pictures of the Lake District and Wordsworth's homes. One of these days I will get around to re-doing my very first lens.

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      A beautiful redo on this lens. The photos are sensational. Blessed by an Angel. This lens will be featured on my angel lens: "angel-on-assignment".

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      jolou 6 years ago

      Very beautiful! I'd love to visit one day. England has so much to offer, and the Lakes District would be near the top of the list of things to see.

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      Barbara Casey 6 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

      Your B&B looks delicious... well, the herbs do too, but your home is beautiful. Enjoying browsing your lenses.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      Very nice lens! Beautiful pictures and good information. Well done!

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      Marijoyce 6 years ago

      Absolutely great lens, really beautiful photos. Funny coincidence too, I went to a library book sale this past weekend and picked up an interesting looking book with a copyright date of 1892. The title is Through the Wordsworth Country, A Companion to the Lake District by William Knight. There are full page illustrations by Harry Goodwin of the area. I just put it aside to read a few days ago when I can find some time and tonight I happened to come across this lens. Thanks, by the way, for your nice comments on my lens A Tribute to My Brother Leo,Who Was Kind Of....

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      irregularworld 6 years ago

      You have found a subject here that's really worthy of attention, and you've given it the depth that it needs. Thanks for bringing that vision of Wordsworth some context.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a wonderful place to live. Surrounded by such beauty and so much history.

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @julieannbrady: Rydal Mount is lovely- thank you for your visit.

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Congratulations on that glorious purple star! How inspiring a page this in -- oh my, but I surely could live at Rydal Mount!

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @oztoo lm: Glad you like it- thank you.

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      oztoo lm 6 years ago

      If I ever get back to visit England the Lake District would have to be a place I would love to visit. It's so very pretty. No wonder poets are so inspired by it.

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @paperfacets: Thanks for your visit- it's great to think you've been here!

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      Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Lake District is sooo charming. Not one tiny bit like my neighborhood. I visited Dove Cottage.

      I loved how the family made the hillside patio and you are right, the house is so small. Haha, can't do much else but write poetry at a little table.

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @girlfriendfactory: It certainly is a lovely place. Thank you for your visit.

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      girlfriendfactory 6 years ago

      Oh my, this is just fabulous and what a beautiful home! I bet it's better in person! :)

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @daoine lm: Thank you - I'm glad to have reminded you of a happy visit.

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      daoine lm 6 years ago

      Ah, beautiful! I was only in the Lake District for a few days but I still have happy memories of the time.

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @Ann-Marie LM: Thank you Ann-Marie.

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      Ann-Marie LM 6 years ago

      One of the most beautiful places in England and the inspiration for some of its best poetry.

      Beautifully captured!

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Tnak you all for your kind comments, and the Angel blessing!

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      JenOfChicago LM 6 years ago

      Gorgeous! I would love to visit. Blessed by a squidangel

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      editionh 6 years ago

      I have started to read the D.Wordsworth Grasmere journals and like it a lot. The author has done a great job. Thanks for the recommendation.

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      Snozzle 6 years ago

      A lovely lens about a very special place. Just love the lakes and have spent happy holidays walking and enjoying the area. Great to read about Wordsworth.

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      Violin-Student 6 years ago

      Great, informative page! Definitely worthy of the blessing by Squid Angels

      Thank you very much for the information, the pictures, and all the hard work that went into this page!. Wordsworth said, "Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." You've certainly done that. I wish that my lenses turned out as well!

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      fitnessdad70 7 years ago

      I wish I had the time to come visit

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      Carmel Aaron 7 years ago

      WOW--this is so impressive!

      I can't imagine living in a home with so much history, and it is beautiful to boot.

      Thanks for the information. I do appreciate history so much more now than I ever

      did as a child in school.

      I will have to keep up with your additions.

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      gwenwon 7 years ago

      Your pics appeal to me a lot! They look so inviting that I really want to go to that place someday. And the story is interesting. I'm having a great time with it.

      And thanks for your comment to my lens. I really appreciate that.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @norma-holt: Thank you so much for flying back here and sprinking your angeldust!

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      I have returned with wings to leave a blessing and to feature this on Sprinkled with Stardust

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Well done, beautifully executed lena. Wish I had lived in Wordsworth's historic home.

      Thanks.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Oh my, what a wonderful place to go enjoy a bed and breakfast. I would love to be able to travel to different places, but need a second job...like CEO of Google. This is a beautiful lens, it just has a breath of fresh air all over it.

      Susie

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      jennysue19 7 years ago

      Whitemoss, returning the compliment of a visit and a rating for your lovely lens. I will certainly visit Whitemoss house if I am fortunate enough to be able to visit your area in the future, meanwhile I hope you have a wonderful spring and summer season with no more extreme weather. We have also had a lot of snow this year, exceptional for so near the sea where I am. You would also enjoy my 'Living in Havant' lens. We also have local literary connections. P.G. Wodehouse lived just a few miles away in Havant, Dickens and Conan Doyle both lived in Portsmouth and Jane Austen lived a little further away, not far from Petersfield.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thank you to all my recent visitors. The first daffodils have appeared in our garden today- spring is at last on the way after the coldest winter in 30 yreas.

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      Laniann 7 years ago

      Beautiful country and what an amazing house to be able to live in. I would love to go there. 5*

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      editionh 7 years ago

      Great lens..thank you!

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Gorgeous lens and what a privilege to live in this beautiful place. Sorry to hear about the floods and we had it on our television as well. Great work, top marls, lens rolled to and featured on Fun in the Great Outdoors

      Norma

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thanks to all of you who have visited lately. It really is a lovwely area, we'ed love to see you here sometime.

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      BW Duerr 7 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful and historic home. I love your gardens, too. :D

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The lake district of Wordsworth is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. Great lens about its history.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What an enchanting lens! The Lake District of Wordsworth looks so inviting and my goodness so filled with history. Thank you for sharing your piece of the world with us.

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      A very nice journey to Wordsworth's Lake District. Would love to get there some day.

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      What a beautiful place to live and visit! And filled with such history. This is beautifully written by someone who really knows this place.

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      Holley Web 7 years ago

      Absolutely gorgeous! I learned quite a bit! Thank you for the lovely pictures and the history :)

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @Mickie Gee: Thank you for your visit Mickie

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @ZenandChic: Thank you so much for your blessing. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @delia-delia: Glad you enjoyed it- thank you for your visit

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      I would love to make this trip one day. Thanks for a preview and suggestions.

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      I enjoyed my visit! Blessed by an angel!

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      Delia 7 years ago

      what a well done lens...5*...so much information about a beautiful place...thanks for sharing!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @Sylvestermouse: Thank you so much- The blessing means a lot to me!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @Sylvestermouse: Thanks to everyone for their visits- and a special thanks to Sylvestermouse for the blessing-this was my first lens, and its taken some time to make it blessworthy- I'm going to keep working on it!

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      Carol Goss 7 years ago

      Very nice lens, i love all the pictures

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      Samantha Devereux 7 years ago from Columbia Mo

      Lovely!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      This sounds absolutely marvelous! I would love to stay in your B&B and take "the walk." Angel Blessed and added to the local category on my Squid Angel Mouse Tracks lens.

      MOST EXCELLENT!

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I loved reading this lens and your photos are amazing. I especially loved Rydal Mount. Thanks for sharing.

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      Light-in-me 7 years ago

      This is a very nice informative, interesting lens.

      Love the photos!

      Robin :)

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @aka-rms: Thank you for your visit Robin.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @aka-rms: Thank you for your visit Robin.

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Thank you for the wonderful tour!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @justholidays: Thank you for your visit Dom. Hope you can make it one day.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      @Spook LM: Thank you so much Kevin. I've been away for a couple of weeks, but am thrilled to come back and see your blessing!

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      England is one of my favorite countries and so easy to access from mine! Just 100 min to cross the North Sea. I will for sure one day visit this marvelous place!

      Great lens!

      Dom.

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      Came for another look see because it's so beautiful. We are having the same thing with the floods here where I live. Unreal, I watched Cockermouth on Sky News last night and it looked frightening. Blessed by an Angel.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thanks RR- would love to see you- really enjoyed your Border Reivers lens.[in reply to reasonablerobinson]

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      reasonablerobby 7 years ago

      How brilliant! We shall definitely be in touch for a visit - without the 'nom de plume' of course !!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thanks Ann.

      We'd love to see you!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The pictures are lovely. We didn't stay at White Moss House, but will bear it in mind for our next visit to the Lakes

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I have been to the lake District several times but many years ago. It's very lovely up there. Nice lens, and it must feel special to live in a house like that.

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      ulla_hennig 7 years ago

      I visited the Lake District in 1974, and your lens brings back a lot of wonderful memories - thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures and all the information!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thank you everyone!

      I love all your lenses too![in reply to flighty02]

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      Sniff It Out 7 years ago

      Great lens, I loved the photos too! The Lake District is one of Englands most picturesque palces, ou are indeed fortunate to live in such a beautiful house there. 5*

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me! This is absolutely beautiful and I can't imagine living in such a historic home. Excellent lens and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here.

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      sittonbull 7 years ago

      White Moss appears to be a lovely home with beautiful surrounding grounds and historic import and charm! A very welcome addition to Squidoo you have made here. Ironically, and fortunately, your grounds don't look like they are suffering (as ours are) from Wordsworth's famous line: "Water Water everywhere, but not a drop to drink!"

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      sittonbull 7 years ago

      White Moss appears to be a lovely home with beautiful surrounding grounds and historic import and charm! A very welcome addition to Squidoo you have made here. Ironically, and fortunately, your grounds don't look like they are suffering (as ours are) from Wordsworth's famous line: "Water Water everywhere, but not a drop to drink!"

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      ctavias0ffering1 7 years ago

      Fabulous lens 5*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      absolutely amazing! makes me want to visit Wordsworth's land.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thank you !!!

      Very honored to be blessed by an Angel!

      Sue[in reply to Joan4]

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      What a beautiful home - and such wonderful history! Your photographs are super! Blessed by a joyful SquidAngel!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thanks for all your comments. Its good to know that so many peple have happy memories of visits to the Lake District.

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      squid-janices7 7 years ago

      Splendid lens and photographs! During our last trip to England, we spent 3 days in the Lake District and loved it. Especially, the quaint little shops and eateries. 5*!

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      Beautiful and lovely photo's. Must be idyllic to live there.

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      momto4 lm 7 years ago

      Great lens! I love all the pictures!

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      I have incredible memories of visiting that area as a college student, with a friend I met at a youth hostel in York. Another friend had family in Bowness, and we stayed with them and went all over the Lake District, including a home of Wordsworth's (I think it must have been Dove Cottage). Just wonderful. Nice lens, and lucky you!

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      The-Bard 7 years ago

      Fantastic lens about a fantastic place which I have very fond memories of. I envy you for living and working in such a beautiful part of the world. 5*s

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens and photos. I love your personal anecdotes, particularly the one about the rose.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thank you very much![in reply to Angelus]

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      Angelus 7 years ago

      I have happily cast a vote for your lens in the Fresh Squid Contest and you're now ranked 4.

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      It a great area for hikers. It looks a small area on the map, but the variety is enormous.[in reply to Ramkitten]

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thank you willow- its a great group.[in reply to a_willow]

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      How beautiful! And that Wordsworth Walk ... we're planning to visit England (hopefully next year) and do LOTS of walking (being hikers). I'm making a note of that to potentially add to our itinerary if there's time. What a wonderful place to live. Great lens!

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      Suzie-Shine 7 years ago

      I've only been to the Lake District once but it left a lasting impression. I must drag my boyfriend walking up there again. very interesting lens.

      Suzie

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      Mihaela Vrban 7 years ago from Croatia

      This lens entered Fresh Squid Contest for July as one of featured lenses on Fresh Squid group in June! Come by and vote!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      [in reply to a_willow] Thank you so much for letting me join the Fresh Squid Group!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thank you all for your encouragement!

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      Mihaela Vrban 7 years ago from Croatia

      Love this lens! Great start! Welcome to Fresh Squid group! Glad to have you aboard!

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      Arthur Russ 7 years ago from England

      We've just spent a week in the Lake District, around Windermere Lake, Wordsworth's House being one of the fantastic historical site we visited while there, Beatrix Potter's museum being another. Both visits were fantastic.

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      Angelus 7 years ago

      What a nice lens! Beautifully laid out and lots of interesting information. 5 stars.

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      Velociryx 7 years ago

      Nicely constructed lens! A pleasure to read and view! Thank you! :)

      -=Vel=-

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      italianheart92 lm 7 years ago

      Great lens very interesting topic! 5 stars! :)

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thank you for your comments! I've added a few more photos- really getting into this![in reply to Mortira]

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thank you very much- even our "big" houses are quite small in England compared to the USA![in reply to paperfacets]

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I loved that little Wordsworth house. We are spoiled with our space and bigger homes.

      The district is so lovely. Enjoyed your lens.

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      Mortira 8 years ago

      Who could resist with such gorgeous photographs? Thanks for sharing!

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      Sue Dixon 8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thank you for being interested.

      I'll keep working on it- only been here 5 days and I'm already squidicted![in reply to Sojourn]

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      Sojourn 8 years ago

      I'd come just for that garden view! The house is beautiful, too. Nicely written lens. I'm sure how you acquired the house makes a great story in itself! Welcome to Squidoo. :)

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      Sue Dixon 8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thank you for your suggestions- I'm working on them- though I've changed the "ups and down" bit for now- maybe I'll start another lens on that, as its a bit waffly! I like your idea about quotes- check me out in a few days !

      Thanks,

      Sue[in reply to susannaduffy]

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      Sue Dixon 8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Thank you very much!

      I've made a few changes now, and will keep working on it

      Much appreciate your help,[in reply to CDT]

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 8 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      You've made a great start here :) It would be lovely to see some pictures of the house itself, both inside and out. Tell us a bit more about Wordsworth too - did he write anything at the house etc? It's perfectly OK to use a Squidoo lens to "sell" a business or product (I have lenses for my own business), so go for it!

      I've featured this lens at the British Literature Group and I'll be back to see how this lens progresses :D

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      Susanna Duffy 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      This is a wonderful start! I would like to see more content about your business, like photos of guest rooms, info about the walks. How about including the quotes from Good Hotel Guide, Frommer etc? And, yes, I would indeed "like to know about the ups (and downs) of life in a historic house". I will come back later and, if there's just a little more about the B&B, I will bring some angel dust on my return

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      The lens is looking fabulous! You've made me want to come and visit this very lovely place. Very nice job. Welcome to Squidoo!

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