Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top in having fallen in love with the Lake District and the surrounding area. Over the next few years she spent as much time as possible at Hill Top, gaining inspiration for her stories from the farmhouse and the local villages.
'The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes', 1911 -- Beatrix Potter. "(Timmy Tiptoes) 'Little wife Goody, the nuts are ripe; we must lay up a store for winter and spring.' Goody Tiptoes was busy pushing moss under the thatch.