Hutton John Estate
Hutton John Estate
Hutton John Estate

life on the estate

The Lake District is a stunning place to visit any time of the year and is lucky enough to be gorgeous even in the (sometimes perpetual) rain. Our beautiful corner of the Lake District is home to a host of wildlife and has a character all of it’s own. This Journal tells of moments in time upon the Estate and will give you a seasonal view of the place we wish to share with you.


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Windy Miller

October 23rd, 2018

Still Bright and Breezy in the Lakes I might be showing my age now but I can’t remember whether it’s “Trumpton” or the other one. They don’t make animation quite like that any more and I should think if I saw it again I would think it is of its time. However in our house… Read more »

Autumn Winds and Stormy Weather

September 29th, 2018

We are having problems with the website this month so I have not been able to write my blog and even now I can’t upload pictures. Modern technology is all very well, but some times I miss pen and paper. This month has been full of weather, various storms have battered us and caused a… Read more »

Deja vu, Well No Not really.

August 22nd, 2018

Never the same view twice in the Lakes. I often walk in the same places, some times day after day. Shadow never seems to care so long as she is able to charge around and play fetch the ball. She is only 15 months old but she has really got the hang of it now… Read more »

Where are the Rain Gods when you need them?

July 23rd, 2018

Sun, sun, go away? But do come back another day. (The day after tomorrow would be perfect). The British are obsessed with the weather, bu we have good reason. If you live in Dubai, the weather would not be a fruitful topic of conversation. Since coming home 8 years ago my deep seated interest for… Read more »

Weather you like it or Weather you don’t.

July 8th, 2018

Heatwave in the Lake District. Well what to do? It’s sunny again. You open the curtains in the morning and it’s just like yesterday and the day before. In fact you don’t have to open the curtains to know what the weather is doing because the sun is so bright it fights its way through… Read more »

Gone Fishing in The Lake Fishtrict

June 27th, 2018

Fishing for fish on the River Eden? Not likely, just for fun.   What do you think of, when you think of the Lake District? – fells, walking, lush greenery, lakes, becks, ghylls, rivers, water, sailing, rain of course. However for some, fishing is the thing: for it is not a sport, a hobby, a… Read more »

Sunny May

May 30th, 2018

Summer has Come Early In the Lake District We were lucky enough to visit Porto this month and what a beautiful place it is. In fact in many ways it reminded me of home – very hilly and it rained- a lot! The weather was better here in the Lake District than the north of… Read more »

Highgate House

April 30th, 2018

HuttonJohn Estate’s Third Holiday Let in the Lake District Highgate is now finished and live on the Lakelover’s website. I have so many people to thank for turning it into a spectacular holiday home. There was so much work that needed doing and I think the result will be a real home away from home… Read more »

Wildlife In The Garden

April 10th, 2018

Lake District Wildlife It always amazes me how close you can get to wildlife. These two beautiful ducks must be looking for somewhere to build a nest ready for thei ducklings. Since I took this picture they have been back many times for a little bit of breakfast. I hope in return they will bring… Read more »

Merry Marmalade Making.

March 17th, 2018

Winners at the Dalemain Marmalade Festival? Well if you are asking, no, far from it, as we didn’t even manage to submit an entry. Some confusion over the date for submission, but we were undeterred and laid plans for making some mellifluous golden marmalade. Of course because we were too late for entering the competition… Read more »