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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Christmas Trees Are Here Again!

December 17th, 2017

Cumbrian Christmas Tree Hunting! This year we will to get our Christmas tree on 17 December from a local farm in Penrith. What a selection you can buy now, no longer just the Norway Spruce but all sorts of different coniferous beauties with blu-green needed to the magical ones that “don’t drop”. Still in our… Read more »

First Snow!

November 30th, 2017

Snow time in the Fells! Last week saw the first flurry of snow of the year. In fact the fells got quite a coating, a white blanket on the tops rather than a light icing. This picture is Blencathra believe it or not. When I got up in the morning the sky was clear and… Read more »

Martindale

November 20th, 2017

The best side of Ullswater I am definitely biased, I thought I would say that right at the beginning. I believe that Ullswater is the most beautiful of all the lakes and I feel very glad that I live close by. What is it about water? Is it a calming influence? Does it make you… Read more »

Autumn Leaves me Smiling

October 24th, 2017

Glorious autumn colours in the Lakes I don’t have a favourite time of year. I enjoy living in a country where we have distinct seasons so I couldn’t live anywhere where it was just hot, hot, hot. Recently, I met a lovely family from Kuwait who stayed at one of my holiday cottages. I made… Read more »

UNESCO Status for the Lake District

October 9th, 2017

What will UNESCO status do for the Lake District? In July 2017 and after several attempts, the Lake District gained UNESCO World Heritage status. This is quite an achievement as it puts the Lakes on a par with the Grand Canyon, Stonehenge and the Taj Mahal. The difference, of course, is that the Lakes is… Read more »

Beautiful Butterflies and Busy bees.

September 19th, 2017

Its’s not all about the sheep in the Lakes. Shadow is getting older and better behaved, but just not all the time. However she has perfected that hang-dog Labrador expression that melds seemlessly together with the “it wasn’t me, but if it was I am so cute, just forgive me now”. I am coming to… Read more »

Renovating Home Farm House

September 2nd, 2017

Creating a Luxury Lakeland Holiday Home… Well let’s try this one more time. We have finished Lacet Cottage and so now it’s time to start a bigger project, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Home Farm House used to be the gatehouse to the Estate, until Andre Fleming Hudleston allowed the public road to be built… Read more »

New Business, New Dog, Bad Idea?

August 31st, 2017

Lake District Holiday Lets and Shadow Isn’t she cute? Well yes, but she knows it. She is also clever enough to know when she has done something she shouldn’t like, eating my shoes or eating sheep poo whilst out on a walk. As yet, though she knows she shouldn’t do it, she can’t refrain from… Read more »

Lake District Weather

August 12th, 2017

Beautiful, Grey Lakeland Sky. Beautiful, Blue Lakeland Sky

From An Old Cottage to Luxury Holiday Home

June 28th, 2017

The History and Refurbishment of ‘Lacet Cottage’ From it’s owner Kate Fraser The name is pronounced “Lace-ette” and the cottage was built some time in the nineteenth century, but as records are not firearms, we don’t know exactly when.  Originally it was two cottages, which you can imagine made for very cramped living conditions, Lacet… Read more »