Lake View House is the childhood home of Henry Handel Richardson, pseudonym of ‘The Getting of Wisdom’ author’s Ethel Florence Richardson, who immortalised her experiences in Chiltern in her popular ‘The Fortunes of Richard Mahony’ trilogy.
This charming red-brick house is furnished in period style, recreating a romantic lakeside country villa residence in a prosperous mining town, and contains a small collection of Richardson memorabilia.
Please note that Lake View House is open weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and the third Sunday of the month.
CarparkCaters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)History & HeritageNational TrustNon SmokingSuitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.