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  • VisitEngland 5 Star Self-catering
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-catering with 2 units £0-£8400 pupw sleeps 8-12


The Waternook Estate

The Waternook Estate

A private lake fronting estate comprising of Waternook (sleeping 12) and The Great Barn (sleeping 8).

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Children of any age are accepted.

Waternook & The Great Barn offers weekly bookings starting on Friday and sometimes short breaks.

The Great Barn
(house sleeps 8)

(house sleeps 12)

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CA10 2ND


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Rated THE TIMES "TOP 50 Best Cottages in Great Britain & No.1 in The Lake District"
Visit England 5 Star Gold award
Winner of Cumbria Tourism Awards for "Self Catering Holiday of the Year 2016"

Waternook offers exclusive luxury self-catering accommodation, intimate weddings and retreats for those wishing to escape the crowd. Set within a private 27 acre estate, Waternook is nestled at the foot of Hallin Fell, and enjoys over half a mile of Ullswater lake frontage with boathouse and private jetty. Waternook offers its guests secure gated access, helicopter landing, Spa and Wellness Sanctuary, cinema, terraces and an array of concierge services. Please contact us to discuss your personal needs after making your booking.

The Waternook estate offers two exclusive luxury self-catering properties that can be booked separately or as one giving total exclusivity.

Waternook (Sleeps 12):
There are 6 luxury ensuite bedrooms. A Spa & Wellness Sanctuary with hot tub terrace and Laconium. A luxury kitchen and lake view dining terrace. A bar and a cinema with a Sky package. A drawing and reading room with wood burning stove. A mud room. Underfloor heating. Surround sound. Mood lighting. iPad controls and Bluetooth. A telescope. A private BBQ area. This property is also child friendly.

Waternook offers accommodation for two dogs in the [underfloor heated] mud room.

The Great Barn (Sleeps 8):
This property has 4 luxury ensuite bedrooms. A luxury kitchen and lake view dining room as well as a lake view terrace. Underfloor heating. Surround sound. Mood lighting. iPad controls and Bluetooth. An entertainment room. A Minstrels Gallery & reading room. This property is also child friendly.

Regretfully, pets are not allowed in The Great Barn.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionSatellite TVIroning facilitiesHealth/beauty facilities onsitePrivate parkingGardenBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesFreezerMicrowave cookerDishwasherLinen providedSauna onsiteFishingPony trekking/horse-ridingCleaning serviceVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementAmerican Express acceptedWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesBarbecueDrying facilitiesWashing machine

Children welcome from any age.



Plan route to Waternook and The Great Barn using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 440199  Lat: 54.57188 Long: -2.86710

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.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Health/beauty facilities onsiteHealth/beauty facilities onsite
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Sauna onsiteSauna onsite
  • FishingFishing
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • Cleaning serviceCleaning service
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Washing machineWashing machine

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Parking for Single unit properties:
    • YesParking space provided
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath
    • YesWet room


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available in kitchen