2022 in review: A year of change

As the end of 2022 draws to a close, we wanted to reflect on what a year it’s been for the Estate. Check out our 2022 in review: a year of change post! The year started off with groundwork for what is now Highgate Cabins. Metcalf’s worked at great speed to get us up and […]

Family-friendly walks nearby

The Lake District is a beautiful place with quaint villages, magnificent fells and lovely lakes that can and should be shared with all the family – from the little ones to furry, four-legged ones. Here at Hutton John, we have three family-friendly (that includes the dog too) cottages for you to use as a base […]

Best things to do near Ullswater

Ullswater is the second largest lake in England at seven and a half miles long. Surrounded by mountain scenery, there are several towns and villages on the shore of the vast lake including Pooley Bridge and Glenridding as well as a whole host of walks and outdoor activities. Hutton John Estate is just a short […]

Woodland Management

Cabins surrounded by nature of the Lake District

If you are staying at Highgate Farm or Highgate Cabins you are next to Brow Wood. This is one of the ancient woods on the Estate. The wood has been recently thinned. This is to allow the more mature trees to grow and fill out. Or as my mum used to say, “to grow good”. […]


Groundworks have Begun! Planning never goes smoothly, you always feel you are banging your head against a brick wall and you will never get there. But as with so many things you just have to keep calm and keep going. So now, after 3 years Highgate Cabins is within sight. The team at Metcalf’s have […]