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

Bouquet of flowers

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]