Taking advantage of its original design as a Bank Barn, The Great Barn nestles perfectly into the landscape. Its split level layout makes the most of its secluded position, while the extensive use of glass walls helps bring the stunning outdoor scenery 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 Great Barn’s patios and enjoy the great outdoors.
This 17th century converted barn has leapt into the 21st century with true flair and sophistication, providing outstanding quality and luxury. Set within 26 acres of private grounds with half a mile of lake shoreline, The Great Barn enjoys uninterrupted panoramic lake views across Ullswater to the Lakeland Fells beyond. Ullswater is one of many wonderful places in the Lake District which offers visitors an experience that will be truly memorable. It is a place that is relatively untouched by tourism, a place that offers a complete escape from our daily lives and a place that is so easy to get to. Ullswater itself is surrounded by stunning Lakeland fells, ideal for walking.
The Great Barn offers a truly magnificent setting whatever the occasion. The interior design is 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 designed to make you want to return time and time again.
This holiday at a glance
Sleeps eight guests.
Four double bedrooms, all en-suite.
Half a mile of lake frontage and 26 acres of private estate grounds.
Boathouse with private jetty
Panoramic views of lake and mountains.
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge per dog).
Additional concierge services available on request including: arrival by helicopter or yacht; country pursuits; wellness & cosmetic treatments; private butler service; chauffeur services; in-house cuisine; classic car hire; sailing school; private flying lessons; and child’s concierge & babysitting.
A damage deposit of £1000.00 will be requested one week before arrival, full details will be provided along with the directions.
Minimum 3 night weekend stay, 4 night mid-week stay or 7 night week long stay.
Mood lighting, integrated music system and iPad control.
Lake Room sitting room and minstrel’s gallery are large enough to accommodate parties and functions (must be organised with owner in advance).
Utility room with coat/boot drying space.
Television with Sky Movies & Sky Sports in the Lake Room.
Travel cot and highchair available on request.
Dog beds available on request.
Security gate entry system.
Lake view terraced gardens with seating.
Outdoor gas barbecue.
Attractions and amenities
Ullswater is famous for its stunning lakeshore walks. With so many to choose from there’s a walk to suit everyone from the experienced hiker to the novice.
Discover Ullswater Lake, one of England’s most beautiful lakes, with a Round the Lake Pass with Ullswater Steamers. Hop on and off at different piers around the lake and explore at your own leisure.
For the more adventurous guest there are a variety of outdoor activities to try out including pony trekking, mountain biking, sailing, paragliding and many more. Waternook’s concierge service is able to make arrangements for all of these activities.
Historic houses in the area include Dalemain and Hutton-in-the-Forest. Both of these beautiful country houses with gardens are well worth a visit.
In nearby Penrith find the Rheged Centre, an arts centre, cinema, café, farm shop and market selling locally made produce all rolled in to one and housed underneath a grass covered roof.