Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top in 1905, having fallen in love with the Lake District and the surrounding area. Over the next few years she spent as much time as possible at Hill Top, gaining inspiration for her stories from the farmhouse and the local villages.

Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top in 1905, having fallen in love with the Lake District and the surrounding area. Over the next few years she spent as much time as possible at Hill Top, gaining inspiration for her stories from the farmhouse and the local villages.

Banquet: The castle, in the village of Ardrahan in County Galway, Ireland, even has a medieval hall for feasting

Banquet: The castle, in the village of Ardrahan in County Galway, Ireland, even has a medieval hall for feasting

A combination of countryside cottage architecture with a contemporary twist, this stone home designed by Peter Legge Associates makes a great addition to the rolling grassy landscape here in Ireland. In fact, this is just what you might expect in this pastoral setting - a rustic style that draws on its surroundings for materials and flavor.

A combination of countryside cottage architecture with a contemporary twist, this stone home designed by Peter Legge Associates makes a great addition to the rolling grassy landscape here in Ireland. In fact, this is just what you might expect in this pastoral setting - a rustic style that draws on its surroundings for materials and flavor.

Contemporary Kitchen by Optimise Design. Ceiling skylights and great design. Open yet cozy. Check out the whole house!

Contemporary Kitchen by Optimise Design. Ceiling skylights and great design. Open yet cozy. Check out the whole house!

Bridges over the River Tyne, between Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, England.

Bridges over the River Tyne, between Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, England.

The Wrinkled Stocking Tearooms in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, UK. Appropriately named for it's right next door to the TV home of Nora Batty of Last of the Summer Wine fame!

The Wrinkled Stocking Tearooms in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, UK. Appropriately named for it's right next door to the TV home of Nora Batty of Last of the Summer Wine fame!

The beauty of the Scottish highlands is unlike any other place in the world!! It is also home to one of the most scenic hikes on earth. On Avenly Lane Travel you will find 28 more of the most STUNNING photos of Scotland!

The beauty of the Scottish highlands is unlike any other place in the world!! It is also home to one of the most scenic hikes on earth. On Avenly Lane Travel you will find 28 more of the most STUNNING photos of Scotland!

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