Top 10 Festive Things to in the Lake District this Christmas

‘Tis almost the season to stock up on mulled wine, don your hat, scarf and gloves, and start planning cosy breaks in the Lakes. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, cosy craft lover or are simply looking for a base to spend some quality time with your nearest and dearest, the Lake District has it all! […]

The best dog-friendly days out in the Lake District

Just like Shadow, our much-loved black lab, we very much see your dog as a part of the family and that’s why we don’t expect you to leave them at home when you come to stay! Every one of our cottages and cabins has been designed with the practicalities of dogs in mind from the […]

The Year So Far

I read a comment on whether anyone reads blogs and journals. I hope someone does! Although nowadays it is becoming impossible to know if it’s been written by humans or a robot: the suggestion is that humans are becoming redundant. Our son says the bots are so clever now they can write like you, even […]

The best ways to spend an autumn day in the Lakes

Ullswater steamers across the lake

As the leaves slowly start to turn and the first ripened blackberries start to appear, autumn is starting to feel just around the corner. Nestled in the stunning Lake District, the picturesque town of Penrith is the perfect place to embrace the season’s magic. With its charming countryside, wonderful woods and breathtaking lakes, you’re in […]

The 10 Best family-friendly dining places in Cumbria

An image of a chef preparing a gourmet meal, one of the Luxury Little Extras at Hutton John Estate

When it comes to family dining, finding the perfect restaurant that caters to everyone’s tastes and offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere is essential. In the charming town of Penrith, Cumbria, and its surrounding areas, you’ll discover a variety of family-friendly dining options that ensure a delightful culinary experience for all. From hearty pub grub […]

Tom Felling Trees!

We have been spoilt for weather these past few weeks. The sky has been filled with blue and sunshine. It can’t last of course, but we can bask in it whilst it’s here. This time of year and when it’s dry, is a good time to deal with any trees that are (sadly) dying off. […]

Summer in the Lakes: The Best Ways to Spend Summer in the Water

Beautiful lake in Cumbria

Summer is the perfect time to visit the Lake District and enjoy all that this stunning region has to offer. With its beautiful lakes, rivers, and waterfalls, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the water. Here are some of the best ways to spend summer in the water in the Lake District.   Kayaking […]

The most romantic things to do in the Lake District

Viewing platform at Hutton John with beautiful views across the Lake District

With Valentine’s just around the corner, we thought there was no better time to share a little romance with the most romantic things to do, places to go or where to dine in the Lake District whether it’s for Valentine’s or just because! Glencoyne Bay and Aira Force, Ullswater Widely regarded as the inspiration for […]