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Hutton John, near Ullswater, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040825)


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Review(s)

  • Ann

    “Very comfortable, well equipped and maintained.”

    Perfect for large groups. Good location for the North Lakes… lots to do and see. Welcome basket much appreciated.

    Perfect for large groups. Good location for the North Lakes… lots to do and see. Welcome basket much appreciated.

    - Ann, February 2024

    Thank you Ann for your porosities feedback. We are really pleased you found Highgate a great place for a big group to get together and explore the North Lakes. All the best, Kate and the team. Property Owner


  • Five bedrooms: 3 x king-size (two with en-suite shower rooms with basin and WC, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, seperate shower and basin and WC), 2 x twin, one ground floor with en-suite shower room with basin and WC(Please bear in mind there is one small step down to the ground floor bedroom)
  • Kitchen
  • Boot room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Second sitting room / family dayroom with TV
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker, electric double oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Boot room and bike store
  • Off-road parking
  • Farmhouse garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Pub 1.3 miles
  • Shop 3.5 miles
  • Watermillock 3.5 miles
  • Pooley Bridge 4.5miles
  • Ullswater 6 miles
  • Please note that Highgate is located close to a small working farm and a main road
  • The owner has, however, developed the property to minimise any road noise at the property and to separate access to the house from the farm
  • Please note:There are 3 steps up to the main sitting room

The property

Highgate is an impressive, large farmhouse that dates to the 19th century, having been beautifully refurbished to create a fantastic holiday cottage that’s perfect for large groups or families. Boasting five spacious bedrooms, and exquisite bathrooms, along with a well-furnished sitting room, where you can sit down and relax in front of the roaring fire, whilst the children play or enjoy a film in the family dayroom. The farmhouse kitchen, which serves as the heart of the home, is both welcoming and equipped with quality fittings and all the appliances you could possibly need to cater to large groups. A utility room houses a large fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, whilst a boot room can be found by the back door, the perfect spot to kick off your shoes and hang your outerwear. As the evening draws to a close, find five bedrooms to choose from with the master suite notable for its king-size bed and stunning en-suite, complete with a bath and shower. Other first-floor bedrooms comprise of two king-size bedrooms with en-suites, whilst the ground floor boasts a twin bedroom complete with its own en-suite. Outside, a courtyard at the rear of the property offers parking for four cars, while a raised private patio is an ideal spot for BBQs and alfresco drinking in the warmer months. If you can tear yourself away from your lovely new lodgings, be sure to explore everything the local area has to offer. A short drive from the quaint hamlet of Hutton John will bring you to an array of exciting locations and landmarks, such as the gorgeous Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, found just east in Dalemain, whilst the scenic greens of Eycott hill can be located just a brief car trip in the opposite direction. In the popular village of Pooley Bridge at the northernmost tip of Ullswater, visitors can find a great selection of pubs, cafes and shops to enjoy, as well as the tranquil running waters of the River Eamont that run directly through the settlement. For those feeling energetic, the awe-inspiring mountain range of Kirkstone Pass awaits those wanting to spend an afternoon traversing one of the Lake District’s most stunning natural landscapes. Be sure to stop off at the magnificent spots of the Aira Force Waterfall and Ullswater lake, two National Trust landmarks that can be enjoyed on your trip south towards Ambleside. The impressive, man-made Rydal Cave is worth a stop at before you enter the lakeside town, which is positively brimming with must-visit attractions, including the remains of the Ambleside Roman Fort, the serene grounds of the Stagshaw Gardens, and the amazing 70ft tall Stock Ghyll Force waterfall. A getaway to the Lake District would be incomplete without a day spent roaming the around the famous town of Windermere, a bustling location home to the famous World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, a perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy; the beautiful vantage point of Orrest Head Viewpoint; as well as the awe-inspiring location of the eponymous Lake Windermere, with daily cruises set upon the pristine waters of this landmark provided by the Windermere Jetty Museum. Whatever you choose to do during your stay in the Lake District, be sure to do it from the wonderful base that is Highgate. Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1040847, 1041463, 1113726, 1113729, & 1128654, together sleeping up to 26 guests.

Hutton John Holiday Cottages

Hutton John Holiday Cottages consists of a beautiful selection of cottages near Pooley Bridge in Cumbria. The Hutton John Estate is made up of 550 acres and is nestled in the northern Lake District with spectacular views of the fells. The estate boasts three lovely holiday homes, there is also Brow Wood Cabin which is aptly named after the ancient woodland it sits adjacent to; all four holiday homes have been individually designed by the owners giving it a personal and unique touch. The collection benefits from local pubs including the Horse and Farrier and Herdwick Hall where you can treat your loved ones to delicious pub fare and a variety of drinks. Pooley Bridge overlooks Ullswater lake where guests can take leisurely strolls around its beautiful perimeter, take boat rides on the lake or try their hand at an array of watersports including paddleboard, hydro bikes and wakesurfing. Penrith lies a short drive from Hutton John Holiday Cottages, explore the impressive 14th century Penrith Castle or Brougham Castle, a 13th century riverside ruin with plenty to traverse; those looking to delve into local history can visit Penrith Museum. Outdoor enthusiasts can delight in the variety of walks and trails woven throughout the town, climb to the summit of Beacon Hill to admire the breath-taking panoramic views across the countryside. Hutton John Holiday Homes are perfectly located for those looking to unlock the wonders of Cumbria and the Lake District National Park.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.

The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District, the Westmoorland Dales and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall (The Windsor of the North), Lowther Castle and Gardens, Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

Please note that Highgate is located close to a small working farm and a main road. The owner has, however, developed the property to minimise any road noise at the property and to separate access to the house from the farm.

This property only accepts Friday or Monday change days. Please bear this in mind upon booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas