There is anecdotal evidence to suggest that our summer house, a recently restored piece of garden Victoriana, was a gift from John Ruskin to Miss Singe, a former resident of the house. The summer house catches the last rays of sunshine at the end of the day, and is a place to sit and contemplate, with views over the valley.

Next to the Summer House is a wood sculpture by world renowned artist, Walter Bailey, who also created the memorial ‘Flame for Dunblane’. Our sculpture’s title is ‘Cloak of Seasons’ and it depicts the carved form of a man.

Other examples of his work can be found around Lake Coniston.