Waternook, super-luxury lakeside accommodation
5 Star Gold & rated as “Top 50 best cottages in Great Britain” by The Times
5 Star opulence on lake Ullswater, Waternook and The Great Barn are quite simply outstanding and luxurious in every way, rated “TOP 3” in England by Visit England this is one of the most prestigious super-luxury self catering experience with luxury concierge services in the British Isles. This magnificent private estate situated in the heart of The Lake District National Park comprises two 17th Century properties of presidential luxury: Waternook, accommodating 12 guests, and The Great Barn, accommodating 8 guests. The Lake District was been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Sunday 9 July 2017.
Both residences occupy a sublime, secluded setting within 26 acres of private grounds with ½ mile of lake shoreline, commanding simply breath-taking uninterrupted panoramic views of lake Ullswater and the surrounding mountains. Both residences have also been 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 won the 2016 Cumbria Tourism Awards and been featured on ITV’s This Morning and Lorraine. You can see our full list of awards here.
Exclusive use of the estate includes these highlights: boathouse and jetty; private cinema; Spa and Wellness Sanctuary featuring a Laconium and bar leading out onto an infinity terrace with hot tub and views over Ullswater; fully fitted outdoor kitchens and barbecue terraces, outdoor lakeview dining and function suite with Minstrel’s Gallery in The Lake Room, perfect to indulge your special celebration, intimate wedding reception or luxury conference.
Leave aside the ‘million dollar views and setting’ for a moment and stroll through Waternook and The Great Barn – their sleek sophisticated interior styling and perfectionist attention to detail ensures that these super-luxury self-catering homes 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 on a presidential scale matching your high expectations.
To complement your stay, our 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.
• 6 luxury ensuite bedrooms • Spa & Wellness Sanctuary with hot tub terrace and Laconium • Bar • Cinema with Sky package • luxury kitchen and lake view dining terrace • drawing and reading room with wood burning stove • mud room • underfloor heating • surround sound • mood lighting • iPad controls • Bluetooth • telescope • Private BBQ area • Child friendly • Waternook offers accommodation for two dogs in the [underfloor heated] mud room
The Great Barn
• 4 luxury ensuite bedrooms • luxury kitchen and lake view dining room • lake view terrace • underfloor heating • surround sound • mood lighting • iPad controls • Bluetooth • Entertainment Room • Minstrels Gallery & reading lounge • Child friendly •Well behaved dogs are accepted
Arriving at Waternook
Helicopter – Please contact us to discuss your personal arrangements.
Yacht – Please contact us to discuss your personal arrangements.
Car – From the M6. Exit at junction 40 and take the exit signposted A66 towards Keswick. At the roundabout take the second exit past the Rheged Centre towards Ullswater on the A592. At T-junction turn left onto the B5320 to Pooley Bridge. Continue to a small roundabout and take the second exit towards Howtown. At the junction turn right and follow the road for approximately four miles. You will pass over a small bridge, take your first right down a private road to Waternook.
Train – The nearest station is at Penrith [20min drive]. We can arrange a chauffeur car to collect you. Please contact us should you wish to arrange this option.
Ferry – We are a 500 yard walk from the Ullswater Steamer Pier at Howtown.