You can live in Beatrix Potter’s cottage with stunning views in acres of land

If you're a huge fan of the Peter Rabbit series, you'll love this opportunity.

That's because you can stay in Beatrix Potter's cottage which boasts stunning views filled with Herdwick sheep.

Located in a beautiful part of Lake District, the author left 4,000 acres of land and 14 farms to The National Trust.

Now one of her cottages is being let out on behalf of the charity for £1,750pcm and it's bound to be popular.

Castle Cottage in the Lake District is nestled in a hidden corner of the quaint village of Ambleside.

The home was the author's main residence for 30 years between 1913 when she moved to Lake District before her death in 1943.

Jennifer Dixon, of Savills Carlisle, said: "Without Beatrix Potter's practical and tireless support, it is uncertain whether the Lake District would have remained the place of spectacular beauty it is today."

The property offers easy access to some of the most picturesque spots in the Lake District National Park.

It was extended by the author, creating a first-floor sitting room with a large bay window, where she could appreciate the views.

This room also features access to an outdoor staircase that apparently allowed her to escape from unwelcome visitors over the farmland towards Moss Eccles Tarn.

The cottage also comes with five bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, a dining kitchen, living room with doors out to the garden, utility and boot rooms.

But there are a few things you need to bear in mind, anyone living there will have to allow visitors into the gardens, at agreed times with The National Trust.

You will also need the landlord's permission for any animals or birds to be kept at the home.

Jennifer added: "The sitting room is offered with four chattels belonging to The National Trust including William Heelis' bureau, bookcase, coffee table and a Grandfather clock, purchased by Beatrix Potter.

"Adjoining the house are extensive informal country gardens that embody the character that inspired some of Beatrix Potter's classic works.

"Living in this beautiful home with its plentiful history is a rare privilege and we will be working closely with the National Trust to carefully select the next tenant."

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David Towler, The National Trust estate manager, said: "Castle Cottage is a significant part of Lake District history, set in the surroundings that inspired some of Beatrix Potter's most beloved tales but also her love of the landscape and desire to protect it.

"Thanks to our members, supporters, volunteers and tenants, we are able to continue her work looking after over 20% of the Lake District National Park for years to come."

You can check out the listing on the Savills website.

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