10 of Britain’s greatest literary breaks


Nick Trend unearths 10 British breaks for book lovers, featuring Jane Austen, Dylan Thomas and Thomas Hardy

1. Potter’s farm

Hill Top farm in Near Sawrey in the Lake District belonged to Beatrix Potter from 1905 until her death in 1943 and the garden, the stone-flagged floors, fireplaces and lots of other views and architectural features are easily recognisable from her illustrations. Bought with the royalties she’d earned from The Tale of Peter Rabbit, she wrote her books in an upstairs library. Many of her original drawings are displayed in The Gallery housed in the former solicitor’s office of her husband, William Heelis in nearby Hawkeshead.

Stay at Sawrey House Hotel in Near Sawrey (sawreyhouse.com…

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