Incredible views over Lake Ullswater from all of the front windows of the barn
Spacious entry space with grand circular staircase
Beautiful original wedding cabinets circa 1850
Naturally lit dining area with beautiful room divider from mainland China
Large picture window offering natural light and beautiful views
Lighting to create the ambience
Enjoy looking out over Lake Ullswater from the kitchen window
Little touches to make a difference
Keep the kids entertained in the snug area with cosy sofa and TV
Beautiful ox blood red A line cabinets circa 1890
Super king-size bedroom with with en-suite
Luxury linen and soft furnishings throughout all areas of the property
Spacious master en-suite with two separate vanity areas
Super-king bedroom with en-suite
Take a seat and wonder at the views
Family bathroom on the ground floor
The view from the top of the driveway
Sweeping driveway to the property
Enjoy Christmas at Bank Barn
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Bank Barn - Wreay

Ullswater, Lake District
Visit Britain rating: 5 starsVB Awards - Gold
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A magnificent, luxury Lakeland barn conversion with expansive views of Lake Ullswater
  • Extensive grounds surrounding the property with far-reaching panoramic views
  • Enjoy incredible scenery, history and wildlife while relaxing in breath-taking grandeur
Property code: LCC04

Bank Barn is one of the finest luxury holiday homes in the Lake District and celebrates a 5 Gold Star (96%) rating from Visit England. This superb, luxury holiday home is set in a beautifully secluded and tranquil location just a mile from the northern shores of Ullswater with simply spectacular views. Ullswater is thought by many to be the most beautiful of all the lakes in the Lake District. Often compared to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, it is a serpentine body of water snaking a 9-mile course under the lea of magnificent fells, woodland and mountains. It is a glorious base for larger families or groups of friends looking to explore the northern parts of the Lake District as there are miles of stunning woodland walks to discover, with charming villages and pubs along the way. Sailing is available close by. The bustling town of Penrith is to the north (9 miles), with the peaks of Little Mell Fell and Great Mell Fell to the west, and the Aira Force Waterfall to the south, (5 miles). Explore the local market town of Keswick, a short drive away (under 15 miles), with fantastic eateries, a friendly ambience and a never-ending list of things to do and experience.

This delightful barn conversion built from local stone, provides sumptuous accommodation for up to eight guests, making it ideal for a family celebration, reunion or a relaxing, luxurious break. On your arrival, you will be welcomed by a grand, sweeping, private driveway that will take you to the entrance of the property. Nestled within a beautifully landscaped garden, the barn offers breathtaking views of Lake Ullswater from all front windows. Enter the barn through the large oak door with an ornate Chinese door knocker and into the spacious hall lit with ambient wall pillar candles mounted within sculpted archways. Take the circular stairs to the open dining area, with large picture window that floods the room with natural light, a wonderful space for everyone to gather. Through the door to the right of the dining area, you will find a tranquil lounge area, with a breathtaking open fire set in a spectacular ceiling-height fireplace, finished with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and luxurious furnishings. Make your way back through the dining area to the powder blue kitchen, a superbly equipped space for you and your guests to make an evening meal, offering an Aga-style oven for the winter months, electric oven and gas hob, wine cooler, American-style fridge/freezer and much more. Take two steps up and through an original barn-style door to the utility room, one more barn door will take you down several steps to a cosy snug area, also accessible from the downstairs hallway, a perfect room for the children to relax and play whilst dinner is cooked.

Returning to the lower ground floor hallway, turning left you will find, a zip-and-link twin or super-king room with exposed beams, heading back to the long corridor, the door next to this delightful bedroom is a large family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. Next door along, you will find a cosy twin with a window bench. At the end of the hallway, you will find the snug that joins the upstairs of the property through the utility. Heading back to the hallway and taking a right turn, you will find another super-king-size bedroom. Finally, the master suite sits at the end of the corridor, tastefully decorated with a range of art and furnishings from around the world, two windows overlooking the lake with window benches, the master suite will forever take your breath away. The enormous master bedroom also offers a beautiful en-suite with bath, individual shower cubicle and two sinks with individual vanity units adding further luxury and relaxation to your stay.

Outside is just as beautiful as the property itself, set in extensive landscaped grounds with far-reaching panoramic views. The terraced patios and large lawns are perfect for children to play whilst the adults dine alfresco and enjoy the surrounding vistas.

 

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 super-king-size, 1 twin, 1 twin zip-and-link (can be arranged as a super-king-size upon request at the time of booking) 
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC, 2 en-suite bathrooms with separate shower, bath and WC, plus 1 separate WC
  • AGA-style oven (winter months only), electric oven and gas hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, wine cooler, Nespresso coffee machine, and dishwasher
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Renewable energy central and hot water heating system
  • Welcome pack
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TVs, Bose iPod dock
  • Garden with outdoor furniture
  • 96% Visit England rating
  • Compliant with new 2023 fire safety regulations
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Maximum occupancy: up to 8 guests and 1 baby under 12 months only
  • No hen or stag do parties allowed
  • Please note, the names confirmed on the booking are the only guests allowed to stay, reside and occupy this property. There is no changeover of guests during any booking.
  • No campervans or caravans allowed on the property grounds
  • External CCTV cameras are operational at this property
  • This property does not allow charging of electric vehicles using a regular plug into the property for insurance purposes. The nearest charging facility is approximately 5 miles away.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Holly Popham

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Judith, 5th April 2024

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Beautiful , comfortable and well equipped home with amazing views across Ullswater. 3 separate sitting areas so lots of room for 8 of us to relax. The owners have put a lot of love and care into the property, with lovely decor and details.

Reviewed by Jessica, 29th March 2024

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We were enthralled by the beautiful views of Ullswater Lake right from the start and enjoyed gazing at it during our stay at Bank Barn. It's a special place to settle in away from the hustle and bustle of things. Lake Ullswater and her backdrop is stunning to admire from here and you can pick up the Ullswater Way walk nearby. The house itself is beRead moreautifully furnished, with each room carefully decorated and equipped. The Aga is a treat to cook on and the fireplace perfect to cosy up next to! Hide

Reviewed by Robert, 17th March 2024

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The fact that this was our 4th trip to Bank Barn tells you all that you need to know. Spacious, stylish, luxurious and with views to die for.

Reviewed by Luke, 28th December 2023

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We had such an amazing time in the Lakes over the xmas/new year period and that was because of Bank Barn. Everything was perfect. The heating and facilities were just out of this world and everyone of us were warm and cosy throughout. We loved the decor and there was so much space in the master bedroom. so much space and so much choice in which rooRead morems to spend those cosy nights. Everything was catered for in terms of why you go to the Lake District. Love to return. Hide

Reviewed by Angela, 22nd December 2023

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This is a wonderful house full of character and warmth, the Owner clearly takes pride in their house and it was decorated and furnished with quality items. We stayed for Christmas and the Owner installed a massive Christmas tree and decorated it beautifully. The service was also fantastic. We mentioned the detergent had run out and next minute therRead moree was a knock on the door and a refill was handed over, even though it was Boxing Day! Brilliant service. We loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Jo, 3rd November 2023

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Fantastic week at this exceptional property. Spotlessly clean & beautifully decorated with a warm homely feel. Stunning views of the surrounding lakes and hills. The kitchen is both spacious and cosy and very well stocked. Check in and out extremely easy. Couldn't fault this property and would definitely recommend to family and friends.

Reviewed by Michael, 20th October 2023

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We had a wonderful time at the barn, the location is beautiful and very quiet, and the house itself is excellent, spacious and very well furnished, with everything you could possible need.

Reviewed by Robert, 15th September 2023

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Another fantastic stay in Bank Barn. This time we had the full gamut of Lake District weather from lovely sunshine to lashing rain and gales. But part of the beauty of Bank Barn is that you can sit luxuriously inside and watch the weather against the majesty of the fells.

Reviewed by Glyn, 8th September 2023

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Beautiful location, beautiful decor. What's not to love.

Reviewed by Peter, 11th August 2023

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What a great holiday! We didn't want to leave. Bank Barn is a lovely place irrespective of its location. It's spacious, imaginatively designed, warm and the owners have invested in the best furniture, kitchen equipment etc so everything feels built to last. But what a location! Views to die for and easy access to a range of beautiful walks for all Read moreabilities and appetites. This was a celebration holiday and the owners made it memorable with some kind personal touches. We can't wait to return. Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 28th July 2023

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A wonderful home with everything you would expect to make your stay perfect. Plenty of space for everyone and the views out across the garden down to Ullswater are amazing. It rained a lot during our stay so we couldn't make full use of the garden but the views were always there! If want to explore the area, the location means it's relatively easy,Read more for the Lake District, to get out and about both on foot and by car. Hide

Reviewed by Gaynor, 21st July 2023

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Stunning view, very comfortable beds, great showers, well appointed house. We had a lovely week and would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Anthony, July 2023

My family and I enjoyed a stunning and memorable holiday in the North Lake District at Bank Barn, Wreay. Exceptionally well appointed accommodation and very high quality bathrooms, kitchen, and amenities. Bank Barn is in a fantastic position to explore Ullswater and surrounds - we enjoyed plenty of walks and boating on the lake. Fantastic communicaRead moretion with the owner throughout and the mini-site /app the owner provides before your stay is super helpful for preparations and demonstrates the owner cares that you have a great holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel, 30th June 2023

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Beautiful maintained property, extremely helpful owner, stunning location - nothing to fault at all!

Reviewed by Joanna, 8th June 2023

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Over and above. This applies to everything from the small details to the decor and position of this delightfully comfortable barn conversion. It is huge (three couples could never find each other!), better equipped than our own home and yes - that view!! I guarantee when you first arrive your jaw will continue to drop as you explore, beginning withRead more a very pretty garden and patio area, into the entrance hall and beyond. This is definitely one place I cant wait to return to. Hide

Reviewed by Amy, 26th May 2023

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What a wonderful property- super luxurious with incredible views. We felt at home immediately and it had everything we could have possibly needed. Thank you!

Reviewed by Robert, 19th May 2023

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Our third stay at Bank Barn and it was as spectacular as ever. Words can't do justice to the views and the property itself is luxurious, spacious and a wonderful place to stay.

Reviewed by Victoria, 5th May 2023

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A beautiful & unique property with a lovely garden, perfect for enjoying the incredible views over Ullswater. The kitchen was the best equipped of any cottage weve ever stayed in which made cooking very straightforward. The owner & team are extremely helpful & couldnt have done more to ensure we had a wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Barry, 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Lynne, 25th November 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah, 28th October 2022

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Barn Bank is a stunning property with a fantastic view. The house is well appointed, very comfortable and relaxing. The communication with the owner and the manager of the house was rapid, friendly and easy. We had a great break here and would definitely like to come again.

Reviewed by Robert, 9th September 2022

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Anyone who says 'don't go back to the same place; you'll never recreate the magic' has clearly never been to Bank Barn. It's a stunning house in a stunning location and every detail's been thought of. We're just back from our second visit and have already booked again for next year. Can't wait.

Reviewed by N, 19th August 2022

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We have just arrived home from our 6th visit to Bank Barn, and once again had a wonderful holiday in beautiful surroundings and in a magnificent property. We cannot recommend Bank Barn too highly!

Reviewed by Robin, 8th July 2022

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This is truely an amazing house! There was everything you could want and more! So many little touches made this a very welcoming home for our week. The location is stunning with beautiful views over Ullswater lake.

Reviewed by Robert, 20th May 2022

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Bank Barn is a fantastic property: spacious, beautifully decorated, well-equipped and with unbeatable views.

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Incredible views over Lake Ullswater from all of the front windows of the barn
Spacious entry space with grand circular staircase
Beautiful original wedding cabinets circa 1850
Naturally lit dining area with beautiful room divider from mainland China
Large picture window offering natural light and beautiful views
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Location

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1/3 Deposit

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