Through stone pillars is a lovely Georgian house with stunning views to the sea. Vivid blue hydrangeas make a startling contrast to its white façade and smooth green lawns. Guests have elegant bedrooms with comfortable beds and antiques. There’s a cosy sitting room with a wood-burner and beautifully laid table in the dining room; Diana is an accomplished cook who treats you to home-produced vegetables and fruits, local sausages, cakes and scones. The garden is classic Cumbrian country house with stone balustrade, box garden, fragrant roses, venerable trees and lashings of rhododendron and azalea. With the spring come wave upon wave of snowdrops and merry daffodils. A walled garden, engagingly faded in its woodland setting, tells of gardeners and summers long ago. High stone walls, covered with climbers and old roses, enclose wide herbaceous beds and an old glasshouse. This is a garden in the most wonderful setting and which Diana constantly adds to for year-round interest; its bones are good and there are lots of paths to follow, places to sit, and wildlife and birds to watch, including flycatchers and green woodpeckers.