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Miss Potter - Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor

Miss Potter, a new film about the life of author and naturalist Beatrix Potter, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, is now filming in England’s beautiful Lake District.

Miss Potter, a new film about the life of author and naturalist Beatrix Potter, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, is now filming in England’s beautiful Lake District. Something movie-goers may not know is that a house, now a Lake District hotel, was formerly owned by the author. Potter spent several summer holidays at Lindeth Howe before buying the house for her mother. It was from here that she illustrated her stories The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes and The Tale of Pigling Bland and many Potter fans use the hotel as a base for exploring the area that inspired her stories, visiting her nearby home, Hill Top Farm.

Lindeth Howe is near the village of Bowness-on-Windermere, adjacent to Lake Windermere with stunning views over England’s largest lake and the surrounding countryside. The hotel has 36 bedrooms, a swimming pool and reminders of the connections with Beatrix Potter in the form of photographs and a small library. Rates from £59 per person, for reservations tel: 015394 45759. Website: www.lindeth-howe.co.uk.


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