Honister Cottage 1628

We were in the village of Seatoller in the Lake District a couple of weeks ago and were captivated by this cottage dating back to 1628.

Is the door the original one?  I don’t know. Probably not, though by normal standards it’s pretty old. I must see if I can find out any more about this cottage when we go back to the village next month.

We met a group of walkers in the village who were doing the Coast-to-Coast Walk. One of them said, “I think I’ve just found the most beautiful village in the world.”

I think I would have to agree with him on that.

I hope you like my post for this week’s Thursday Doors.


Honister Cottage Door Borrowdale Seatoller lake District

Honister Cottage Door ©HelenBushe


Honister Cottage 1628 Lake District Borrowdale Seaitoller

Honister Cottage 1628 ©HelenBushe


Honister Cottage

Honister Cottage ©HelenBushe


Lauren · 30 June 2016 at 11:22

I can’t believe a cottage like that really exists; it’s like something out of one of my “places I wish I could live” dreams!! And you photographed it so beautifully. I want!! lol 🙂

    HMB · 30 June 2016 at 19:11

    Thanks Lauren. Yes, I was so delighted to find it on a walk around this tiny, tiny village. We’re going back to the area in a couple of weeks, so who knows what other hidden gems I might be lucky enough to find. I really appreciate your comments.

Leah · 29 June 2016 at 20:17

You are reminding me of some of the cottages we walked past almost daily in little Heysham last winter. Absolutely amazing to see such old buildings in good repair and actually being used!

You captured this one beautifully. I look forward to reading what you might be able to learn about it’s past and present.

    HMB · 30 June 2016 at 19:13

    Thanks Leah. I must get back to Heysham this summer, its a lovely wee village, and unusual too.

mrskearin · 29 June 2016 at 09:48

Wow!! That is unbelievably beautiful! I have got to find a way to get to this village.

    HMB · 29 June 2016 at 10:36

    There are good deals at the Borrowdale Hotel, a very traditional quintessentially English 4star hotel. It’s still expensive at £150 for two but for that you get tea and scones on arrival, a wonderful 4 -course dinner (with a full alternative veggie menu in addition to all the fancy meaty/fishy stuff) a lovely room . Also being a big hotel with only 40 rooms , there are loads of lounge areas/ conservatory to sit in when you come back tired and possibly soaked after a walk. The village of Seatoller is a few minutes away.
    As soon as we came back from Borrowdale, we booked another 3 two day breaks there!
    And ,NO, I do not work for the hotel, nor do I get commission for recommending. LOL
    Thanks for all your likes and comments.

Norm 2.0 · 25 June 2016 at 15:53

Wow, some serious history in that place. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

    HMB · 25 June 2016 at 16:07

    Thanks Norm. And I’ve just discovered it’s a holiday rental !!

Laurie Graves · 24 June 2016 at 14:10


Hugh's Views and News · 24 June 2016 at 08:41

Love both the colour and the cottage, Helen. What history this little dwelling has. If only it could talk to us.

    HMB · 24 June 2016 at 08:43

    Aye, 400 years of tales.

GeorgieMoon · 24 June 2016 at 06:33

That’s a fabulous door! Nice and simple, very old, and such a lovely colour.

Emilio Pasquale · 23 June 2016 at 21:29

A little cottage like this is all I need. And the green door just makes it that much more special!

    Anonymous · 23 June 2016 at 21:32

    Thanks Emilio. I’ll see if it’s for sale next time I’m there and let you know!

      Emilio Pasquale · 23 June 2016 at 21:41

      I’m not particular. For rent or lease would be good, too! 🙂

        HMB · 23 June 2016 at 21:44

I'm always pleased to read comments.....

%d bloggers like this: