Waternook (sleeps 12)

5 Star opulence on lake Ullswater, Waternook is a 17th Century property offering exclusive luxury self catering accommodation complemented by an array of luxury concierge services. Situated in heart of The Lake District National Park, with so many things to do right on your door step, Waternook is quite simply outstanding and luxurious in every way; 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.

Waternook, sleeping 12 over 6 luxury suites, occupies a sublime, secluded setting within 27 acres of private grounds and terraced gardens commanding simply breath-taking views of lake and mountain. Waternook's dramatic setting is complemented by half a mile of lake Ullswater shoreline, and a boathouse with private jetty. Don't forget that if you have a larger party [or just require to extra bit of privacy] you can book The Great Barn as well [sleeping a further 8] for complete exclusivity of the estate. 

Your Waternook experience is further enhanced by a private cinema room with state of the art technology, lounge and reading rooms; state of the art kitchen and dining terrace with awe-inspiring views; Spa and Wellness Sanctuary featuring Laconium and bar area leading onto the Yoga terrace where there is a lake view hot tub. For the music lovers amongst you Waternook is powered by a state-of-the-art 9 zone SONOS invisible multi-room system complemented by KEF in ceiling speakers.

Gazing out through the array of glass, or indeed in the fresh-air gardens with terraces, it would be easy to imagine, this plethora of mountains on display have been carefully arranged to provide Waternook with the most breath-taking views ever. Experience a taste of Ullswater and Cumbria right now by watching this short video [also featuring Waternook].

Leave aside the 'million dollar views and setting' for a moment and stroll throughout Waternook; sleek sophisticated interior styling and perfectionist attention to detail ensures that this luxury self-catering home stay will inspire even the most discerning guest. Whether you are celebrating a happy event, searching for the perfect setting for an intimate wedding reception or just spending time with your favourite people, here is a magical treat delivering sheer luxury and matching your high expectations.

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.

  • 17th Century
  • Luxury Self Catering on lake Ullswater
  • Sleeps 12 over 6 en-suite bedrooms: 2 Super King; 3 King and 1 Double
  • ½ mile of lake frontage and 27 acres of private estate grounds
  • Security Gated Access, CCTV & Optional Close Protection
  • Boathouse with private jetty
  • Breath-taking panoramic views of lake and mountains
  • Spa & Wellness Sanctuary
  • Infinity terrace with lakeview hot tub
  • Wood burning stove
  • Private cinema with Sky Movies and Sports
  • Music powered by a state-of-the-art 9 zone SONOS invisible multi-room system complemented by KEF in ceiling speakers.
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • 6 luxury stone and porcelain bathrooms with invigorating monsoon or rain showers. Designer baths in two rooms.
  • Microwave, 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, Induction hob, Coffee machine
  • 2 fridges, freezer, salad drawer and warming drawer
  • Red & white wine temperature storage
  • Utility room / boot room with washing machine, tumble drier and sink
  • Secure bike and canoe storage
  • Lake view terraced gardens with seating
  • BBQ terrace with all you require – just add food and drink!
  • Sweeping private drive with secure parking. Security gate entry system
  • Dog friendly room with underfloor heating
  • Helicopter landing 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 Waternook and to The Great Barn. 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 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.

* 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.