Princess Beatrice inside the newly restored house. The front door opens on to a small hallway with a kitchen on the right and little sitting/dining room on the left. A staircase gives access to a bedroom and bathroom, which when it was first built, was very modern, with hot and cold running water, a heated towel rail and electricity.
The contents include a tiny radio, a little oak dresser and a miniature blue and gold china set. All of the linen is embroidered with the initial ‘E’. The house also contains pots and pans, food cans, brooms and there is a gas cooker and fridge which both worked. There is even a working miniature-sized telephone. The house has its own front garden with scaled down hedges and flower borders.
Sitting/dining room has lattice windows with a portrait of the Queen Mother and Beatrice’s teddies on the chair. A bookcase filled with Beatrix Potter’s little books, including Jemima Puddleduck, ensured that the girls never grew bored.