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 […]

Date night: Discover the best bars in the Lake District

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Though the Lake District is best known for its incredible walks, scenery and untouched landscape, it’s also known for its excellent hospitality. From boutique bars to cosy pubs, the northern Lake District is a hub for great places for couples to relax and unwind, whether it be soaking up that quality time or making the […]

Supporting Our Local Community

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Collaboration and Support for Local Businesses And Charities   We are very proud to support two local enterprises that are trying to make a difference for young people in our local community, and beyond.   Another Way We are trying to be a sustainable business. We’ve just received a Green Tourism award. However some others […]

We’re finalists for the 2024 Cumbria Tourism Awards!

We are really pleased to be able to tell you we have reached the finals of the 2024 Cumbria Tourism Awards for the Self Catering Accommodation of the Year award. Final judging happens later on in May, when the judging panel comes to visit all the finalists and see the accommodation for themselves. Win or […]

Hutton John Estate achieves a Green Tourism Award

Panoramic views of the historical Hutton John estate in the lake district

Very Proud! We are very pleased to announce we have been awarded a Green Tourism Award. We have tried very hard to improve our level of sustainability since we began in 2017. When we decided to build the cabins we set out to make them as eco-friendly as possible. All but the first one was […]

Special surprises and little extras for our guests

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Special Surprises and Little Extras We have such thoughtful guest who, like us, want to make their holiday enjoyable and memorable for themselves, but more importantly for their loved ones. We can help by providing some special surprises and little extras. Some would like balloons for a Happy Birthday surprise, or some chocolates, or if […]

Best family-friendly days out in the Lake District

With its vast bodies of water, famous fells and rich natural surroundings, it’s no wonder that the Lake District stands the test of time as the top destination for couples, groups and families alike. That said, when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained, a cracking day out full of family-friendly fun in the […]

What’s new for 2024 at Hutton John Estate

For those who have been following our journey on social media for the last six months or so, you may already know that throughout 2023 we have been working incredibly hard to add two new additions to our Highgate Cabins collection. We are absolutely delighted to share that they are officially complete! Introducing Herdwick, the […]

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 […]