Please Note: Changeover days occur on a Friday and a Monday but we consider requests.


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 Lake District National Park, arguably boasting some of the most enviable views in the Lake District National Park. The Lake District was been 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 comfortably 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, 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 The Great Barn and Waternook were National finalists in the Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year category at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017, rated "Top 50 Best Cottages in the UK & No.1 in The Lake District” by The Times, “Top 12 Party Pads” by The Sunday Times, rated Visit England 5* Gold and we have just won the 2016 Cumbria Tourism Awards and been featured on ITV’s This Morning and Lorraine. See our full list of awards.

To complement your stay, our super-luxury self catering accommodation offers an array of luxury concierge services suited to the most discerning of guests. These range from private chefs and butlers to beauty treatments, personalised yoga lessons, sailing lessons and helicopter tours. Please contact us to discuss your personal needs.

Luxury Bedrooms & En-suites

Virtual Tour of The Great Barn

Click play in the bottom left corner of the tour for a relaxing virtual tour or click on the circles to tour The Great Barn at your own leisure.

virtual tour greatbarn

Around The Property

Luxurious Bedrooms & En-suite
Luxurious Bedrooms & En-suite
Lake View Dining
Lake View Dining
The Lake Room
The Lake Room
Boathouse & Jetty
Boathouse & Jetty
The Waternook Estate
The Waternook Estate

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The Lake District
CA10 2ND

Tel: 07709 098507

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National finalist in the Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year category at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017


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Our Awards

  • National finalist in the Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year category at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017
  • Visit England 5 Star Gold Award Self Catering
  • Cumbria Tourism 2016 Self Catering Holiday of the Year Winner
  • The Times Top 50 Best Cottages in Great Britain & No. 1 in the Lake District
  • Featured on Lorraine & ITV this Morning
  • LUX Hotel & Spa Awards: Best Luxury Self-Catering Accommodation 2016 - The Lake District
  • LUX Venue Award: Best for Weddings - The Lake District
  • The Times Top 20 party pads in Great Britain
  • Acquisition International Magazine 2016 Excellence Award: Most Outstanding Luxury Self-Catering Accommodation 2016 The Lake District
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