Brantwood has the poshest public toilets in England!

Never in a hundred  years did I ever think I’d be taking pictures in a toilet.

Never in a thousand years would I have thought that I’d find an online challenge asking for pictures of toilets.

Then I read Cee’s words for her  Fun Foto Challenge this week:

This series I call Odd Twists, meaning we are looking for the bizarre and the common things we don’t always take photos of. This week the topic is Bathrooms or Outhouses.-CFFC


These iPhone shots were taken in the Visitor’s Toilets at Brantwood in the Lake District.

Brantwood is a country house in the Lake District overlooking Coniston Water. It has been the hope of a number of prominent people, including John Ruskin.

The house and grounds are administered by a charitable trust, the house being a museum dedicated to Ruskin.-Wiki


The house is reckoned to have the best views of any house in the Lake District:

BRANTWOOD: View over Coniston Water Lake District

BRANTWOOD: View over Coniston Water ©HelenBushe

A lesser known fact, but one which I have definitely read somewhere, is that it has the poshest public toilets in England:

BRANTWOOD: Wash-hand Basins Toilet dragonfly

BRANTWOOD: Wash-hand Basins ©HelenBushe


So overwhelmed  was I by this splendour that I even took a selfie to prove to myself that I hadn’t imagined it:

BRANTWOOD toilets dragonflies tiled wall toilets

BRANTWOOD: Selfie ©HelenBushe


As those of you who regularly follow this blog will know I LOVE DRAGONFLIES and here they are on a toilet wall:

Tiled wall detail dragonfly toilet Brantwood Coniston

Dragonfly Wall Detail ©HelenBushe


And here I am grinning from ear to ear because I’ve just used the poshest public toilets in England:

BRANTWOOD Coniston, Lake District

BRANTWOOD: In the Grounds ©SHW


If this has sparked a hitherto untapped interest in toilets then head over to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: BATHROOMS or OUTHOUSES:



paulfraser11 · 23 July 2017 at 16:08

Amazing! who would have thought it 🙂 great shots Helen and great selfies too, nice to see you, though I never thought I’d meet you in conveniences like this lol 🙂

    HMB · 23 July 2017 at 16:11

    You only meet the best sort of people there. It is in the grounds of John Ruskin’s house after all !

Cee Neuner · 17 July 2017 at 17:30

Very cool bathroom. 😀

    HMB · 17 July 2017 at 18:05

Joanne Sisco · 16 July 2017 at 12:09

The ‘artwork’ is distinctive and well done. I hadn’t realized that the giant ‘flowers’ were a mirror until you showed the selfie. Nice!

    HMB · 16 July 2017 at 20:18

    Thanks Joanne.

whippetwisdom · 16 July 2017 at 08:57

I remember them as quirky and they look very glam in your photographs! I hope the weather was warm enough to have a brew outside Jumping Jenny’s next door with lovely views across the water ☕

    HMB · 16 July 2017 at 09:18

    Oh Yes! Lunch in Jumping Jenny’s was delicious.

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