Come and stay in the poet’s bedroom

This year we will be welcoming overnight visitors who will stay at our historic house which was once the home of the most famous of the Romantic poets, William Wordsworth. And they will sleep in the bedroom where the poet slept with his wife, Mary.

The new Wordsworth Experience is a joint venture between Rydal Mount and the nearby guest-house, Rydal Lodge Bed and Breakfast, where our visitors will go to eat in the morning.

William Wordsworth’s bedroom can be yours for the night

The owners of Rydal Mount, descendants of the poet, are working with Helena and Mark Tendall who have been running Rydal Lodge for three years. Visitors will have an option to stay at both locations, perhaps two nights at the Lodge and one at Rydal Mount. Both lie a mile north of Ambleside in the heart of the English Lake District. Only ONE night at a time will be available at Rydal Mount as the room is open to the public daily as part of the visitor experience.

The scheme was drawn up by Christopher Wordsworth Andrew, the great great great great grandson of the poet. He said: “This house is very much a home, and we have been looking at different ways to open it up to visitors. Our recent Christmas fair saw local crafts artists located around the house, in the drawing room, dining room, and bedrooms, and it was wonderful to see the place so full of life. We are sure that guests will be thrilled to stay here.”

Rydal Mount: welcoming overnight visitors

Helena Tendall, a former teacher who has a degree in English Literature, said: “This is a perfect partnership for us. We love Wordsworth and his poetry, and we are close enough to Rydal Mount to be able to offer a shared experience like this. We are very excited to be working with the Wordsworth family.”

Rydal Mount was the home of Wordsworth from 1813 until his death in 1850; his wife Mary continued to live here until her death in 1859. The house dates from the 16th century, and the interior features many of Wordsworth’s personal effects, furniture, and mementoes. Bedrooms which belonged to William’s daughter Dora, and his sister Dorothy, are also open to the public. The house was bought by Wordsworth’s descendants in 1969.

Breakfast at Rydal Lodge

Details of how to book the accommodation will be available shortly.

One thought on “Come and stay in the poet’s bedroom

  1. To stay means so much to me. We are interested. This is for Chris. This makes my heart sing. Chris, I was going to write, by write I mean Email. I wanted to ask if Wordsworth’s Philosophy told us anything about life today. Borrowing from Weber, he thought Capitalism was developing into “AN IRON CAGE”, whose very objectivity was destroying society, much akin now about climate change and your appalling situation of I think 2016/2017, when the area was threatened with pylons.   I considered a Philosophy talk a good idea to draw from my area Social Theory. I have not got a D.Phil. Do you feel that this may be possible. Again I am only interested in listening and observing. I am hoping to do some work for CRISIS later on in the year after having given them money last December where I became involved in a deeper way  There are many competent academics of Literature and Sociology who can answer thi better than I.. Of course also Marion used to put on some splendid food, and indeed, we  ate on a couple of occasions. 

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