Hutton-in-the-Forest

Location : Skelton / Penrith  –  Grid Ref : NY 460358

Penrith, Cumbria. CA11 9TH. Tel: 017684 84449, Fax 017684 84571 on the B5305 between Penrith and Wigton.
Email : info@hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk
 

 

The historic home of Lord & Lady Inglewood, Hutton-in-the-Forest is a beautiful house on the north eastern edge of the Lake District.

 
It is surrounded by magnificent woodland of the medieval forest of Inglewood. Legend has it that it is the Green Knight’s castle in the Arthurian tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
 
Originally a medieval stronghold with a pele tower, succeeding generations have altered and added to the house, and the outside and inside show a wide variety of architectural and decorative styles from the 17th century to the present day.
 

 

Anthony Salvin was responsible for the work done between 1860 and 1880, adding the large south and east wings, and the interior of the original house. The interior decoration is something of a showpiece, as it was done by William Morris, a friend of the family.

 

The house contains fine collections of furniture, ceramics, tapestry and portraits.

 

The gardens contain some excellent tree specimens, including a 128 feet high Wellingtonia, and a large collection of herbaceous plants.

 

Hutton-in-the-Forest is a superb venue for a varied season of events open to the public, running from May to September, including country pursuits, plants fairs, cultural and creative arts.

 

 
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