Enjoy a Bank Barn Christmas
Towards the property
Children will love to explore the large garden
Welcome to Bank Barn
Welcome in
View from the front door
Beautifully decorated throughout
Make your way up the grand circular staircase
Relax in sumptuous surroundings
Stunning view
Catch up with family and old friends
Formal dining area with grand features
Plenty of charisma to enjoy a meal with loved ones
Have a read whilst taking in the glorious views
A more formal dining area
Lighting to create the ambience
A socialable space to enjoy a meal together
Enjoy the views from the kitchen window
Cook a meal for the family and gather around the dining table
Farmhouse kitchen with dining area
Cow bells from around the world
Enter through the boot room where there is plenty of space for your belongings
Little touches to make a difference
Keep the kids entertained in the snug area
A cosy snug area with a cosy sofa and TV
King-size bedroom with with en-suite
Quality linen
Enjoy a restful night's sleep
A touch of luxury
Twin basins in the large en-suite
Double bedroom with en-suite
Sink into the double bed
Take a seat and wonder at the views
En-suite bathroom with pretty details
A bright and airy twin bedroom with a window seat
Lovely attention to detail
Twin bedroom
Family bathroom
Quirky touches throughout
A unique barn conversion
The view from the top of the driveway
Driveway in to the property
Stunning location overlooking Ullswater
Floor plan of the property 1
Floor plan of the property 2
1 / 47  Enjoy a Bank Barn Christmas
2 / 47  
3 / 47  
4 / 47  Towards the property
5 / 47  Children will love to explore the large garden
6 / 47  Welcome to Bank Barn
7 / 47  Welcome in
8 / 47  View from the front door
9 / 47  Beautifully decorated throughout
10 / 47  Make your way up the grand circular staircase
11 / 47  Relax in sumptuous surroundings
12 / 47  Stunning view
13 / 47  Catch up with family and old friends
14 / 47  Formal dining area with grand features
15 / 47  Plenty of charisma to enjoy a meal with loved ones
16 / 47  Have a read whilst taking in the glorious views
17 / 47  A more formal dining area
18 / 47  Lighting to create the ambience
19 / 47  A socialable space to enjoy a meal together
20 / 47  Enjoy the views from the kitchen window
21 / 47  Cook a meal for the family and gather around the dining table
22 / 47  Farmhouse kitchen with dining area
23 / 47  Cow bells from around the world
24 / 47  Enter through the boot room where there is plenty of space for your belongings
25 / 47  Little touches to make a difference
26 / 47  Keep the kids entertained in the snug area
27 / 47  A cosy snug area with a cosy sofa and TV
28 / 47  King-size bedroom with with en-suite
29 / 47  Quality linen
30 / 47  Enjoy a restful night's sleep
31 / 47  A touch of luxury
32 / 47  Twin basins in the large en-suite
33 / 47  Double bedroom with en-suite
34 / 47  Sink into the double bed
35 / 47  Take a seat and wonder at the views
36 / 47  En-suite bathroom with pretty details
37 / 47  A bright and airy twin bedroom with a window seat
38 / 47  Lovely attention to detail
39 / 47  Twin bedroom
40 / 47  Family bathroom
41 / 47  Quirky touches throughout
42 / 47  A unique barn conversion
43 / 47  The view from the top of the driveway
44 / 47  Driveway in to the property
45 / 47  Stunning location overlooking Ullswater
46 / 47  Floor plan of the property 1
47 / 47  Floor plan of the property 2

Bank Barn - Wreay,

Ullswater, Lake District
VB Awards - GoldVisit Britain rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
13 more

At a glance

  • A magnificent barn conversion in superb surroundings with expansive views
  • Ideally situated for exploring the stunning Lake Ullswater
  • A perfect holiday base for discovering this fabulous area
  • Ideal for keen hikers, walkers and cyclists
  • Perfect for a family celebration or for friends to get together
  • A unique location for a special holiday in the beautiful Lake District
  • A superb holiday retreat which has been recognised by Visit England with a 5 star gold rating
Property code: LCC04

One of the finest holiday homes in the Lake District, this fantastic barn conversion is in a beautiful secluded location with stunning views and is just half a mile from the shores of Ullswater.

Ullswater is thought by many to be the most beautiful of all the lakes in the Lake District. Compared by some to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, it is a serpentine body of water snaking a nine mile course under the lea of magnificent fells, woodland and mountain. Much of the lake, its shore and surrounding fells are accessible for visitors to explore, where you will find some of the finest walks and water activities, along with the amenities of the lakeside villages. You can cross the lake on a steamer, or cross the mountains down into Ambleside. Other fantastic walks include those to Howton and the Aira Force waterfall, or you could head to the delightful town of Penrith.

Set in extensive grounds, your first impression will be of the sheer size of this former Lakeland barn. From the rear courtyard you enter into a large boot room with plenty of storage space. From here you step down into a large and attractive farmhouse-style kitchen, which is fully equipped with AGA style oven, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, coffee cafetiere and large dining table, as well as a TV and Bose iPod dock. From the kitchen you pass into the elegant central hall which is a large space with pitched and beamed ceiling, and which features a dining area ideal for special occasions. Moving into the cosy and spacious lounge, you can really sit back and relax with plenty of comfy seating, and a roaring open fire, making it a perfect space to sit back and watch a movie on the TV. From the dining room a winding staircase takes you down to the lower level and the long hall which spans the whole length of the building. Here you will find the laundry room and the snug, perfect for children, with sofas, a large TV and stairs that bring you back up to the top floor. Off the hall you will find four comfy bedrooms. The master super-king size bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom with separate shower, bath and WC. There is also a super king-size room with an en-suite bathroom with separate shower, bath and WC. You will also find two twin bedrooms, each with 3’ beds and a shared bathroom with bath, shower and WC.

Outside, surrounding the property are terraced patios and lawn areas planted with shrubs and trees. With stunning views of Ullswater and the surrounding mountains, the gardens are the perfect place for adults to sit back and relax and for children to play in.



Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 master super-king-size bedroom with Bose iPod dock, TV and DVD, another super-king-size and 2 twins (one of which can be made as a twin upon request at the time of booking) 
  • AGA style oven for use in winter months, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • TV
  • Laundry room with washing machine & tumble dryer
  • 1 bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with separate shower, bath and WC
  • 1 first-floor WC
  • Garden with furniture
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and oil central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire - first basket of logs included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Christmas tree provided
  • Welcome hamper – tea coffee, milk, bread, butter & cheese
  • Maximum occupancy: up to 8 guests and 1 baby under 12 months only

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


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
Overall comfort
Overall location

Reviewed by Tim, 4th July 2020

Photos dont do this home justice It is not only a stunning location but the house really is 5 star plus Everything is well thought out and extremely well equipped 10 min walk to Brakenrigg pub or 40 mins to Dacre ( really nice food ) We will be back

Reviewed by Barrie, 7th February 2020

WOW ...... one of the best properties I have stayed in. Amazing location with views to die for. This property is five star and would not hesitate to recommend. Will be back later in the year it was that good.

Reviewed by Jamie, 3rd January 2020

This is a luxury property in a fantastic position. You will hugely impressed by the attention to detail and scale of the place. It really has everything you could need for a weeks stay.

Reviewed by Mark, 29th December 2019

An outstanding property. Attention to detail is everywhere. Kitchen is huge and extensively equipped. Living room is very comfy with a lovely log fireplace. Make sure you do a big food shop before you arrive because nearest shops are in Penrith 20 minutes away. If I had deep pockets I would stay here every year. You won't want to leave.

Reviewed by Catriona, 8th November 2019

This is a really special, warm, comfortable home...filled with top quality furnishings and equipment. Magnificent views. Mark, the house manager, went out of his way to give us a welcome. We will want to return.

Reviewed by Robert, 25th October 2019

A lovely home and location to base yourself in. The property offers many amenities above what would be expected and has a wow factor. The on line photo's really do not pay this place justice and the owner and caretaker are lovely people who really do care about the property and that you are happy with everything. I would very much like to return toRead more Bank Barn at some point. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa, 23rd August 2019

A beautiful house in a stunning location with superb views across Ullswater. Easy to get to from the M6 and to access other areas of the Lake District. Extremely well-equipped and luxurious. The property is very spacious yet feels cosy. The children loved the outdoor play area and the friendly, woolly neighbours!

Reviewed by Lucy, 2nd August 2019

This is a beautiful, unique property, tucked away within walking distance of a great pub and a little further afield, Pooley Bridge. The views of Lake Ullswater and the surrounding hills are beautiful. The photos don't give you the sense of scale of the property - it is huge! The house has been tastefully restored and is full of interesting artefacRead morets from the Far East. Our kids all loved playing hide and seek in the house and it was a great base to explore the Lake District. Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine, 28th June 2019

We were amazed at this property, which has to be one of the best! It is set on 2 levels and has loads of space and is furnished to a superior standard (a bit of an understatement). A lot of the interior syle is oriental - like Raffles Hotel - but without the monkey nuts. We loved it and the weather was in heatwave mode, so we felt very lucky indeedRead more. The views are also very special, with fantastic views over Ullswater. It's a lovely place in the Lakes. Absolutely recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Zoe, 7th June 2019

A beautiful home in a lovely setting with fantastic views. Equipped with everything you need and more. Location is great for walks from the doorstep and a short drive to other key destinations around the Lake District. Did not want to leave and would happily return. Housekeeper, Mark, was really helpful too. We'd also recommend the fresh eggs from Read morethe little 'shop' next door just along from the top of the drive. Hide

Reviewed by Jo, 19th April 2019

A wonderful house for a family gathering, spacious and well appointed. We were incredibly lucky with wonderful weather so could sit outside and enjoy the views across the lake when we weren't walking! Nothing was too much trouble.

Reviewed by Lorna, 5th April 2019

Beautiful home, fantastic views, great walks nearby. Lovely place to stay as a group of family or friends.

Reviewed by Andrea, 22nd March 2019

Outstanding property and location. Photos just don't capture the impressive scale of the barn. The view of the lake spans the full width of the garden and is absolutely magical. Everything was thought of for the whole family, with so many personal touches, truly a home from home. Hope that we get to stay here again.

Reviewed by Penny, 8th March 2019

Fantastic spacious & stylish barn, perfect for adults and kids alike. Great garden & tv room for the kids plus lots of adult space and fab kitchen. Owner & manager very welcoming and helpful, cant fault it. Well definitely be back!

Reviewed by Jo, 24th January 2019

The house has to be seen to be believed. Everything about it is amazing - the views, the dcor, the space, the furnishings. Every one of the four bedrooms has ample space and the master bedroom and en-suite are something special. The kitchen has every implement and appliance you could ask for and the owners were contactable to sort out any issues duRead morering our whole stay. Would definitely recommend it. 5 star in every respect! Hide

Reviewed by Susan, 29th December 2018

This is a beautiful property. The views are fabulous and the interiors are beautifully decorated. I loved the Aga, and the kitchen has all even the most serious cook would need. Its spacious whilst still being cosy in the depths of winter. We had a lovely, restful few days.

Reviewed by Naomi, 19th October 2018

Lovely house in fantastic position. Very helpful housekeeper & owner

Reviewed by Dawn, 12th October 2018

Beautiful house full of character and charm. Very spacious and clean with high quality furnishings and equipment. Stunning views towards lake Ullswater. Perfect!

Reviewed by Viv, 28th September 2018

Fabulous barn conversion, Top quality furnishings and in a beautiful location. A great time had by all.

Reviewed by The Stewart Family, August 2018

Lovely stay in Bank Barn for the week, good location with wonderful views. Thank you !

Reviewed by Mr Peake, August 2018

Once again we had an absolutely wonderful time at Bank Barn, which if anything was even better than the previous two occasions. A truly fantastic and memorable holiday was had by all!

Reviewed by The Golding Family, August 2018

This place is magic! We have had the best time. Loved the place, the location, the decor, the atmosphere, the little touches Everything! We hope to be back before too long.

Reviewed by Jamie, Louise, Charlie, Oliver and Sophie Walters, July 2018

Our first visit to the Lake District & what a wonderful home to stay in, stunning views & great location. I think its safe to say we will be back. Thank you !

21 more
Enjoy a Bank Barn Christmas
Towards the property
Children will love to explore the large garden
Welcome to Bank Barn
Welcome in
View from the front door
Beautifully decorated throughout
Make your way up the grand circular staircase
Relax in sumptuous surroundings
Show 35 moreStunning view


Static Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.