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The Great Barn, Howtown, Ullswater, The Lake District CA10 2ND

Ultimate Luxury



  • Ultimate Luxury
  • Waterside Cottages
  • Sleeps up to 8

The Great Barn – 5 Star Gold Luxury Lake District Self-Catering Accommodation on Ullswater.

The Awards:

The Times Top 50 Best Cottages in Great Britain & No. 1 in the Lake District

Visit England 5 Star “Gold Award” Self Catering

Cumbria Tourism 2016 Self Catering Holiday of the Year Winner

LUX Hotel & Spa Awards: Best Luxury Self-Catering Accommodation 2016 – The Lake District

LUX Venue Award: Best for Weddings – The Lake District

Featured on Lorraine & ITV This Morning

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Star opulence on Ullswater, The Waternook Estate is quite simply outstanding and luxurious in every way. This magnificent private estate comprises Waternook (accommodating 12) and The Great Barn (accommodating 8). Both properties can be booked separately or as one giving total exclusivity.

We now offer bookings form a: Friday to Monday, Friday to Friday and Monday to Friday. Please call or email your particular request and we will work hard to oblige you.

The Great Barn (sleeps 8)

The Great Barn exudes five-star luxury and overlooks the serene waters of Ullswater in the Lake District National Park, arguably boasting some of the most enviable views in the Lake District National Park.

This quintessential 17th century converted barn, has seductively leapt into the 21st century with true flair and sophistication, providing outstanding quality and luxury. Set within 26 acres of private and secure grounds with over ½ mile of lake shoreline, boathouse and jetty, The Great Barn enjoys 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 private helicopter 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 and lake view dining is inspiring, incorporating the latest state of the art technology, so whether you are celebrating a happy event, 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! A luxury concierge service range is offered at both properties.

The Great Barn can be booked together with Waternook for Complete Exclusivity sleeping up to 20. Click here for more

Luxury Executive Stays

Guest Reviews

“From the moment you arrive at the gates you know that you are in for a real treat staying at Waternook! The work that has gone into the building and the Great Barn can only be described as pure craftsmanship! Each bedroom has its own personality and feel with every room having fabulous views of the Lakes.”

“Best accommodation in The Lake District”

“This place is a little gem, its beautifully done out with sensational views a real 10/10. Iwent here with my partner and it was the most romantic place we have ever stayed”

“The most beautiful place to stay in The Lakes”

“The best place I have stayed in in The Lakes”

“Waternook… 10/10”

“Inspired and Inspiring”

“My (now fiance) booked Waternook for us so that he could propose!!! Dominic went above and beyond and helped him plan the whole thing to perfection. He put the Champagne at the end of the jetty in time for sunset and the impending proposal, he helped make the whole experience magical!! I cannot rave about both Dominic and Waternook enough, the setting is beautiful, the rooms are gorgeous.”

“Waternook is a hidden gem! Everything about this place oozes with excellence… Its location alone fronting Ullswater with Hallin Fell literally in its backyard by itself is a driving point to stay here. The grounds of Waternook are also something to admire as we spent much of our break from our amateurish hiking loitering around the grounds and enjoying the landscape. Think counting sheep on the hills (High Street) from our window, or spotting the fish jumping out of the surface of Ullswater every now and then. These are things, when in the context of such a beautiful area, sound natural and common sense. For the far more adventurous visitors, you’ve got the countless fells to hike to, just ask Dominic!”



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