Historic House & Gardens by Bassenthwaite lake Mirehouse has been, and continues to be, the home to generations of the Spedding family. Come inside this beautiful English country manor-house and find out more about its strong literary connections, whilst live piano music flows from room to room. Children will delight at playing in the traditional Victorian nursery. With something for all ages on offer, we aim to make your visit that little bit more special. Mirehouse offers stunning views of the dramatic Lakeland landscape from its natural gardens and grounds which stretch from fellside to lakeshore. Discover Cumbrian fruit trees, a fernery and herb beds in the sheltered Bee Garden or stroll or rest in peaceful contemplation along the Poetry Walk. For the more adventurous take a woodland or lakeshore walk and look out for deer, badgers, woodpeckers and red squirrels. IN NEED OF REFRESHMENTS? Look no further than the Old Sawmill Tearoom... Sample the finest home-cooked, locally sourced Cumbrian food - including Cumberland sausage, hearty soups, mouth-watering homemade cakes and puddings, speciality fine blend teas and Farrers coffee. You are also welcome to relax and picnic in the restful walled Bee Garden, where youngsters can let off steam following the path through the Heather Maze.