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 gorgeous flowery bedrooms with high, comfortable beds and pretty furniture. There’s a little sitting room and Diana is an accomplished cook who treats you to home-produced vegetables and fruits. 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 dream, and wildlife to watch. In winter there are ponies in the field, and birdlife, too, including flycatchers and green woodpeckers.