High Lickbarrow Farm, Windermere
Set just above the hustle and bustle of Windermere village, High Lickbarrow is hidden away in the countryside with footpaths and Lakeland gems on the doorstep. Occupied by the Bottomley family since 1947, High Lickbarrow was farmed by the late Elizabeth Bottomley for over 50 years.
The traditional Lakeland farmhouse, formal front garden and topiary set amidst a beautiful lowland landscape are no doubt what kept Michael, a much loved and respected local architect and artist, and his sister Elizabeth Bottomley on the farm for so many years.
The farmhouse and land was bequeathed to the National Trust by Michael Bottomley following his death in 2015.
" One particularly fond memory I have is of the envelope post mark on correspondence I got from Elizabeth - "The Roots of Heaven" - it always gave me a lift when I saw that."