A Morning at Halecat

Halecat House is a historic house in south Cumbria. The current owner has created some imaginative uses for the house and the surrounding buildings, including a number of artists studios, holiday accommodation and a plant centre. Last weekend we visited the estate to enjoy an open studios day, where we could wander through the studios and engage with the artists, as well as having a good walk around the grounds.

The house, seen from the lower garden

View across the south Cumbria hills

The trees were bursting with blossom

Bluebells and dandelions emerging through the damp mossy undergrowth

A display of colourful tulips at Abi and Tom's plant centre