Dove Cottage, Grasmere – What Joy Awaits You:
“This plot of orchard-ground is ours”
Dove Cottage in Grasmere is the world-famous home of William and Dorothy Wordsworth.
This charming cottage was their home from 1799 and 1808. The cottage has been open to the public since 1891 and is kept in good condition.
Interestingly, it has only been known as Dove Cottage since the Wordsworth Trust bought it in 1891.
This tiny cottage is a perfect example of Lakeland twee, with slate roof tiles, latticed windows and roses climbing up the external walls.
Additionally, the museum displays manuscripts, works of art and other works of art owned by the poet.
During their time at this small cottage, other poet friends came to live nearby, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, who later became Poet Laureate.
Their Grasmere home and museum reopened on Saturday August 16th 2020.
After several months of closure due to major restoration work, Dove Cottage will again open its doors.