The Great Barn, sleeping 8 over 4 luxury suites, exudes five star luxury and overlooks the serene waters of lake Ullswater in the English Lake District National Park, arguably boasting some of the most enviable views in the Lake District National Park. The Great Barn is 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.
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 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 The Great Barn and Waternook 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.
To complement your stay, our exclusive self-catering accommodation has partnered with a selection of service providers to offer guests 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. You can opt to self cater, add on only the services you want or go full service with your own private chef and maid. Please contact us to discuss your personal needs.