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The Great Barn

Self Catering

Waternook Lakeside Accommodation is an exclusive super-luxury five star destination with concierge services* in the UK. Two residences are set within a private and secure 26 acre lake-fronting estate in the heart of the English Lake District National Park – a World Heritage Site. Residences can be booked independently or together for complete exclusivity. In this utterly unique location luxury and privacy are complemented by an array of perfectly curated services and experiences offered through external service providers. You can choose to self-cater, add in the concierge services you like or why not go full service with chef, waiting staff and housekeeping.

What makes a stay at The Great Barn unique?

The Great Barn, sleeping 8 over 4 luxury suites, fits beautifully 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. 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 from mood lighting to KEF in ceiling speakers, Rako lighting, a 75" Cinema TV and URC technology. Both properties boast sleek sophisticated interior styling and perfectionist attention to detail that will inspire even the most discerning guest: ranging from exclusive wallpapers to carpets found in the Royal households to handmade beds and luxury mattresses. 

What is the capacity for The Great Barn?

Sleeping 8 over 4 sumptuous suites. Two well behaved dogs allowed.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Ullswater area?

With its central location, Ullswater provides the perfect base for getting out and about and exploring. Whether you want to take in the breathtaking views from some of the UK’s highest peaks, take a trip on the steamer across the lake, or abseil down a cliff there is something to keep everyone occupied. The area boasts a range of unique visitor attractions and places to visit, as well as some fantastic independent shops. If relaxing and unwinding is your thing, then Ullswater provides unrivalled tranquillity; perfect for putting your feet up and escaping.

Other Information

This property can be booked on its own or with the Waternook residence for exclusivity of the estate. Concierge Services To complement your stay, details of third-party suppliers that can offer you an array of perfectly curated services and itineraries that range from private chefs, to beauty treatments, helicopter tours and close-protection security teams can be provided. Further information can be found on the website but please note The Great Barn does not accept liability for the activities of any third-party supplier [this being a matter between you and the supplier] and written consent is required by The Great Barn before a guest engages with any third-party suppliers. Please see the Terms and Conditions for further information before booking.

Top facilities

Award Winning

Free WiFi

Dog/Pet friendly

Facilities & information


17th century buildings

Parking (free)

No smoking

Dog/Pet friendly

5 Star Official Rating

Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Children's cots

1-4 People Capacity

5-9 People Capacity

Award Winning

Bathroom & Laundry

Children's highchairs

Woodland walks


Chef available



Sky Television

Cooking Classes

Health & Beauty Treatments

Heli-pads, Private Airfields

Corporate bookings welcome

Luggage storage


Private Jetty, Mooring, Pontoon

High Chair

Kitchen Facilities

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Parking Available

Linen included

Towels included

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

DVD player

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating


Archery, Crossbows

Bicycling, Cycling

Climbing, Abseiling


Flying, Hang gliding, Paragliding, Hot Air Ballooning

Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, running

Motor racing, go-karting, quad bikes, tanks

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, punting

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Shooting, Clay Shooting, Stalking

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Pub (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)


Picnic area

Electric oven

Electric hob




Extra info

Nearest Airport: Manchester Aiport

Nearest Airport Time: 2 hours 0 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 42

Nearest Train Station: Penrith

Nearest Railway Time: 25 minutes

Open Times: Always open

Room Details: All ensuite

Gas & Electric Included: Yes

Star Rating: 5

Vendor Accreditation: Visit England

Number of rooms: 4

Price Per Week From: 4,200.00

Price Per Week To: 6,700.00

Arrival information and directions

Waternook, Howtown, Ullswater, Lake DistrictCA10 2ND, United Kingdom

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