Please Note: Changeover days occur on a Friday and a Monday but we consider requests.

 

Press

5 star opulence on Ullswater, the Waternook Estate is quite simply outstanding and luxurious in every way, arguably the most prestigious self-catering experience in the Lake District or possibly the British Isles and rated "TOP 3" in England by Visit England in the Visit England Awards for Excellence [April 2017]. Exclusively yours this magnificent private estate comprises of Waternook, accommodating 12 and The Great Barn 8.

5 Star Opulence on Ullswater

Both Lake District National Park residences occupy a sublime, secluded setting within 26 acres of private secure grounds with ½ mile of lake shoreline, commanding simply breath-taking uninterrupted panoramic views as far as the eye can see.

Highlights include mouth-watering views over the lake, a feeling of your very own peninsular setting in a secluded yet easily accessible gorgeous spot, a boathouse and private jetty affording access onto the water, your own Spa & Wellness Sanctuary featuring a holistic laconium and bar leading out to a yoga infinity terrace with hot tub, a function suite with minstrel gallery perfect to indulge any special celebration, intimate wedding or luxury conference, a cinema and every mod con you may wish for and parking space for your helicopter, are but a few to boast…

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 Estate with the most breath-taking views ever.

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. The Great Barn exudes five star luxury and also overlooks the serene waters of Ullswater and follows the unique gold awarded quality theme previously mentioned.

Whether you are celebrating a happy event, searching for the perfect setting for an intimate wedding or just spending time with your favourite people, here is a magical treat delivering sheer luxury and matching your high expectations.

Outside; approached via a long sweeping driveway enjoying ½ mile of lake frontage in 26 acres of private grounds, circumscribed by open Lakeland countryside backing onto Hallin Fell, a security entry gated system leads you past The Great Barn to Waternook with terraced driveway parking directly outside the property plus ample further parking adjacent. Should you be arriving by helicopter or yacht, please make contact to discuss your arrangement. Wander to the shoreline with boathouse and private jetty, if you bring a boat or hire one for your stay, this is ideal. There are infinity terraces in both residences overlooking the lake together with external hot tub on a private balcony terrace. A fully equipped barbeque terrace complete with washing facilities, externally stored crockery etc. – bliss. Bike and canoe storage facilities. The peaceful and majestic waterfront location means that the only disturbance at your otherwise idyllic sanctuary will be hearing the ducks land upon the water, and the gentle tinkling of boat masts in summertime.

Four legged friends (maximum, 2 ‘well behaved’ dogs in Waternook only); the ‘mud room’ has been luxuriously created for your pets with underfloor heating and a magnificent mountain view, oak gates and facilities essential for pampering your loved ones – please respect our request to keep pets in the mud room only.

Sociable spaces; a rich array of reception rooms to spread out and relax in throughout each dwelling; sumptuously furnished with real flair and meticulous attention to detail springs to mind for each, the large drawing rooms admire the magnificent views as does almost every room throughout Waternook and The Great barn, sophisticatedly themed and designed for total relaxation by the large wood burning stoves; the cinema room is a place to completely unwind watching your favourite movie or Sky Sports or whatever you prefer with simply eclectic designer furnishings and mood lighting all controlled by iPad simple yet ingenious technology – all mod cons are provided with Wi-Fi throughout and an integrated music system, all your own devices will Bluetooth to everything – more bliss. There is a rich variety of other intimate and mezzanine sociable spots throughout each dwelling and sliding full height glass doors afford access to the sophisticated kitchen / dining area in Waternook, walls of glass gaze out and bi-folding doors lead to a glazed terrace, this is indeed a spectacular space. Enjoy a super telescope or sink into the Duresta Suite, we know these ‘spaces’ will heal.

Spa & Wellness Sanctuary featuring a laconium and lake view bar; soothing luxury, maybe between 4pm and 6pm with a G&T from your bar, a while to ponder life in the external hot tub, complete with underwater mood lighting and waterfall effect, admiring the ever changing vistas, possibly a spot of yoga on the infinity balcony / terrace and some more time to reflect in the holistic laconium with aromatherapy option together with twinkling star lighting, by 6 you will be ready for the evening ahead! There is a stone monsoon facility by Spa & Wellness Sanctury to freshen up when the mood takes.

Bedroom suites and bathrooms; There are six bedrooms in Waternook and 4 in The Great Barn; each unique and individually themed with glorious views and with complete pampering heaven in mind – uninterrupted night’s sleep guaranteed! Luxury handcrafted ‘And So To Bed’ furnishings further complemented with ViSprung Elite comforts ensure our last statement. Each room has the most luxurious of bathrooms, either stone or porcelain and each individually designed, some with glorious designer baths overlooking the lake, all with a mix of monsoon & raindrop shower facilities and one even has a sunken water resistant bath TV! Don’t forget the Spa facility also has a luxury wet room facility and there are 3 cloakrooms too / 14th WC / wash basin! No queuing guaranteed ... Waternook & The Great Barn are heated in one of the most efficient and certainly one of the very best environmentally friendly systems on the planet, you can’t get a fresher source of water, straight from the fellside behind the property ...

 

Notes to Editors

 

Waternook is happy to consider hosting press visits for journalists with commissioned pieces. To discuss options, or for further information, please contact:
Dominic A.S. Gordon dominic@waternookonullswater.com
Waternook Lakeside Accommodation Exclusive Accommodation & Retreats on Ullswater, The Lake District 07709098507 http://www.waternookonullswater.com

 

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Waternook
Howtown
Ullswater
The Lake District
CA10 2ND

Tel: 07709 098507
dominic@waternookonullswater.com

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