The Great Barn (sleeps 8)

The Great Barn, sleeping 8 over 4 luxury suites, exudes five star luxury and overlooks the serene waters of lake Ullswater in the English Lake District National Park, arguably boasting some of the most enviable views in the Lake District National Park. The Great Barn is a truly restorative rural retreat that sits harmoniously within the natural landscape. The Lake District was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Sunday 9 July 2017. It now joins other wonders of the world like the Taj Mahal, The Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu with the status.

This quintessential 17th century converted barn, has seductively leapt into the 21st century with true flair and sophistication, providing outstanding quality and presidential luxury. Set within 26 acres of private grounds with ½ mile of lake shoreline enjoying uninterrupted panoramic lake views across Ullswater to the Lakeland Fells beyond.

Taking advantage of its original design as a Bank Barn, The Great Barn fits perfectly into the landscape and its split level layout exploits both its secluded position and walls of glass almost bring the outside in! Whether you access The Great Barn by road, water or air the scenery is stunning whatever the season. With the majestic landscape as the backdrop, relax on the patios, feast on the views, and enjoy the great outdoors. Experience a taste of Ullswater and Cumbria right now by watching this short video [also featuring Waternook & The Great Barn].

Back inside The Great Barn offers a truly magnificent and memorable setting whatever the occasion. The interior design is luxurious and inspiring, incorporating the latest state of the art technology, Rako lighting, a 75" Cinema TV and URC technology so whether you are celebrating a happy event, searching for the perfect setting for an intimate wedding or just spending time with your favourite people, this is a sophisticated and luxurious property that is designed to make you want to return time and time again!

Both our properties are furnished to the very highest of standards and sure to please even the most discerning of guests. Underfoot you will be walking on the finest Brintons carpets. Brintons have been at the forefront of the global woven carpet industry for more than 230 years and was one of the first companies in Queen Elizabeth II’s reign to be awarded the Royal Warrant. Read their blog on us here. All our beds are hand made by And So To Bed, a specialist in fine antique-style beds, and our mattresses are Vi-Spring Elite. Having pioneered the use of pocketed springs in 1909, Vi-Spring believe that no mattress should compromise when it comes to comfort. That is why every Elite is individually made to order, using the finest quality British materials and traditional craftsmanship to create a soft and supportive mattress. Each mattress boasts over 1200 hand nested calico pocket springs which adjust and respond to the movement of the sleeper, providing independent support and minimising roll-together. Exclusive natural fillings, including Platinum Certified British fleece wool and cotton, provide sumptuous comfort and temperature regulation.

Both residences have won numerous prestigious awards including a Visit England 5 Star Gold Award, Winner of the Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence, a Visit England ROSE Award for Service Excellence [an award that can only be won once] and won the 2016 Cumbria Tourism Awards. See our full list of awards.

  • Friday and Monday changeover but we accept requests
  • Sleeps 8
  • 17th Century
  • 4 en-suite bedrooms: 1 Super King, 3 King
  • ½ mile of Lake Frontage and 26 acres of private estate grounds
  • Boathouse with private jetty
  • Breath-taking panoramic views of lake and mountains
  • Integrated music system and URC control in The Lake Room
  • Microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, induction hob, food waste disposal unit
  • Utility room with washing mashine, tumble dryer and coat/boot drying space
  • Sky Movies & Sky Sports in The Lake Room
  • PlayStation 4 & controllers
  • Security gate entry system and secure parking
  • Lake view terraced gardens with seating
  • Outdoor BBQ
  • Helicopter landing available
  • Luxury concierge services available
The Waternook Estate

Waternook Lakeside Accommodation's estate is approached via a long sweeping driveway.

This super-luxury self catering estate with luxury concierge services enjoys 26 acres of private grounds in the heart of The Lake District National Park with the mighty Hallin Fell as a backcloth and over half a mile of uninterrupted lake Ullswater shoreline. On this shoreline sits a boathouse and private jetty, the perfect spot to go fishing or have a romantic picnic whilst taking in the breath-taking views of Ullswater. At one end of the estate there are swings and ropes in our wood, enroute there are several stone seats allowing you the perfect opportunity to just sit, relax and watch the world go by. For more on Ullswater and what wildlife you can expect to see visit our Ullswater page. The Lake District was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Sunday 9 July 2017. It now joins other wonders of the world like the Taj Mahal, The Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu with the status. 

A security gated entry system allows access to The Great Barn and to the principal residence - Waternook [if you are booking this property as well]. Please note: unless exclusivity of the estate is booked [i.e. both Waternook and The Great Barn] there may be guests staying in the other property Waternook in which case the grounds are shared. See an overview of Waternook Lakeside Accommodation on our homepage.

Both properties have ample and secure parking provision.

Should you wish to arrive by helicopter please contact us to discuss arrangements.

* Concierge Services & Use of Third-Party Suppliers

Where You make enquiries to Us about Suppliers or 'concierge services' it is understood that these are third-party Suppliers and for the avoidance of doubt We are not offering any advice or recommendations about these Suppliers or their services. We are simply offering contact details for You to enquire and access services directly from Suppliers if you chose to. We do not accept liability for the activities of any third-party Supplier [on and off our Property] and shall not be liable for the failure of a particular service provider to properly perform the relevant services, this being a matter between You and the Supplier. Written consent is required from us for use of any third-party supplier on our property, including those suppliers of whom we have provided details. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further information before booking.