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White Moss House,my home, once owned by Wordsworth


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.

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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

white moss house lounge

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.


Here's the terrace of Brockstone Cottage


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Hi There! Please leave me your thoughts!

jerrybarndorf on April 09, 2014:

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

Spirality on March 13, 2014:

Your property is beautiful!

Lawrence Hebb from Hamilton, New Zealand on February 03, 2014:

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

Aladdins Cave from Melbourne, Australia on November 19, 2013:

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

Cheers again

Aladdins Cave from Melbourne, Australia on November 19, 2013:

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

Dancing Cowgirl Design from Texas on May 17, 2013:

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

Travel2011 on August 24, 2012:

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

Lisa-Marie Kavanagh from Lincolnshire on July 31, 2012:

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 :)

anonymous on March 17, 2012:

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

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on March 10, 2012:

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.

Joan4 on December 26, 2011:

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

JohnMichael2 on December 10, 2011:

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

franstan lm on August 17, 2011:

I love your home and its history

TravelingRae on June 18, 2011:

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

myshelle01 on June 08, 2011:

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

Indigo Janson from UK on March 23, 2011:

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

jennikitten lm on January 17, 2011:

Beautiful, lucky you!

ChrisDay LM on December 01, 2010:

Priceless heritage

Meloramus on September 22, 2010:

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

anonymous on September 13, 2010:

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

Sue Dixon (author) from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK on September 05, 2010:

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

Vicki Green from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA on September 05, 2010:

What a beautiful historic home - thank you for sharing.

anonymous on July 14, 2010:

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!

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on July 12, 2010:

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

Sue Dixon (author) from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK on May 22, 2010:

@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!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 22, 2010:

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.

myraggededge on April 16, 2010:

I love your house! Angel blessed :-)

Faye Rutledge from Concord VA on March 25, 2010:

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

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on March 20, 2010:

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

Sue Dixon (author) from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK on March 08, 2010:

Thanks to you all for your great messages.

clemency lm on March 08, 2010:

Lovely lens, your house is amazing.

Sue Dixon (author) from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK on January 21, 2010:

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

Sue Dixon (author) from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK on January 21, 2010:

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

JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on January 21, 2010:

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!

Laurel Johnson from Washington KS on January 13, 2010:

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.

HappySeasons LM on January 04, 2010:

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

Bellezza-Decor from Canada on January 04, 2010:

Your White Moss House Bed and Breakfast looks enchanting!

JuneMary LM on January 03, 2010:

Beautiful house.

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

JuneMary LM on January 03, 2010:

Beautiful house.

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

julieannbrady on October 23, 2009:

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

oztoo lm on October 19, 2009:

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

WindyWintersHubs from Vancouver Island, BC on October 19, 2009:

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

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