Waternook Lakeside Accommodation

Lake District United Kingdom

The 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. this magnificent private estate comprises Waternook, accommodating 12 and the great barn 8.

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Lake District

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 as far as the eye can see.

Exclusive use of the estate includes these highlights:  boathouse and jetty; spa and wellness sanctuary featuring a Laconium and bar leading out onto an infinity terrace with hot tub; function suite with minstrel’s gallery in the Lake Room, perfect to indulge your special celebration, or luxury conference; cinema; and fully fitted barbecue terrace.

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 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 occasion or just spending time with your favourite people, here is a magical treat delivering sheer luxury and matching your high expectations.


Lake District

Distance from Airport

33 miles

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Child friendly



Spa & Wellness Sanctuary with outdoor hot tub, outdoor infinity Yoga terrace and Laconium (Sauna)

Food and Drink

In House-Cuisine

A Private Chef for a Special Occasion or Full Service

Why go to a restaurant, when a private chef can come to you? Whether you are seeking an intimate fine dining dinner party, a sensational soiree, or a full service breakfast, lunch and dinner why not arrange for an experienced and talented private chef and his team to deliver you an unforgettable gourmet experience in a lake view setting. Whatever the occasion, be it an anniversary celebration, clients or you just don’t fancy cooking Chef and his team pay attention to every detail to make sure your event runs smoothly and you and your guests have a wonderful time in this breath-taking setting. Chef services are arranged through external service providers who deliver the very highest standards of cuisine and service. 

Chef’s Pre-prepared Gourmet Meals

Whether it’s because you’re arriving late or just don’t fancy cooking, our supplier “Dine Delivered” can provide an array of gourmet meals that are chef prepared and delivered to your door.  Contact Dine Delivered directly to start your journey or feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.


Icon Beauty

Icon Beauty has been established since 2005. Owner Marie has a passion for all aspects of beauty and prides herself on the continued growth of the brand. All the team attend regular training courses to keep up to date with the latest beauty trends and we are proud to have such a high standard of professional holistic/beauty therapists that work along side Marie at Icon.

We are very proud and excited to be working within the multi award winning Waternook Lakeside Accommodation. It is our promise that the unique experience you have during your time on the estate will only be enhanced by enjoying one of our treatments in the comfort of your own room.

Local Area

The Lake District

The English Lake District is the jewel in the crown of Great Britain. Boasting landscapes of lakes, mountains and forests so beautiful, so sublime, it inspired many a romantic poet through the ages, perhaps most famously William Wordsworth, Arthur Ransome and, of course, Beatrix Potter. Spanning over 912 square miles and 200 fell tops, The Lake District National Park has been protected by the Queen since 1951 and is home to some of England’s highest peaks, deepest lakes and an incredibly rare biodiversity of wildlife.


Highly regarded as the most beautiful of all the English Lakes. Ullswater is the second largest lake in The Lake District stretching for nearly 8 miles from Pooley Bridge at the north end to Glenridding at the south end and is over 60 metres deep.

Mountain Walks

Guests at Waternook and The Great Barn benefit from one of the finest locations on Ullswater, with panoramic views of lake and mountain and over 27 acres of private grounds and half a mile of lake frontage. Nestled on the side of Hallin Fell there is an abundance of walks available right from your front door.

On The Lake

Getting on to the lake is perhaps one of my favourite things to do and a quick dip off the jetty before breakfast is just the thing to blow away the cobwebs and city stresses. Waternook and The Great Barn benefit from over half a mile of private lake shoreline and private boathouse and jetty, so access for guests is easy and exclusive.

Photography on the Fells

Ullswater is widely known as the most beautiful of all the English Lakes, not least because of the sublime lake and mountainous landscapes, but also because of the abundance of rare and varied wildlife. The ability to take a quality photo has always been an ambition of mine. There is something so emotive about taking a photo that captures a moment in time, preserving history, and moves people in ways that words cannot. Guests who are staying at Waternook and The Great Barn can benefit from a bespoke course with one of The Lake Districts finest photographers. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn how to use your DSLR or a seasoned photographer looking for local knowledge and local spots you can trust us to source the best location for your personal needs.

Cooking, Baking & Wine Tasting

For the days you prefer to just stay in and relax in the warmth and luxury of Waternook or The Great Barn why not treat yourself to a bespoke class. We can bring a highly skilled and knowledgable private chef to inspire, educate and entertain you and with each course tailored to your needs it doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or Nigella. If you would rather skip straight to the wine that is fine by us. Our service provider can arrange for fun and educational experiences that incorporate your tastes and preferences, whether it’s wines from a certain country or valley. Please let us know your personal needs and will can put you in touch.

Yoga, Wellness, Mindfulness & Nutrition

Wave goodbye to city stresses, welcome to Waternook and The Great Barn, your haven of luxury and Hygge for the week.


Get in touch

If you would like to book your next holiday or are looking for inspiration please to get in touch with our team. We look forward to booking your next escape!
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