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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]