Welcome in
Beautifully decorated throughout
Make your way up the grand circular staircase
Stunning view
Lighting to create the ambience
Enjoy the views from the kitchen window
Little touches to make a difference
Keep the kids entertained in the snug area
A cosy snug area with a cosy sofa and TV
Super king-size bedroom with with en-suite
Quality linen
Enjoy a restful night's sleep
Super-king bedroom with en-suite
Sink into the Super-king bed
Take a seat and wonder at the views
Lovely attention to detail
Family bathroom
The view from the top of the driveway
Driveway in 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 / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A magnificent barn conversion in superb surroundings with expansive views - ideally situated for exploring the stunning Lake Ullswater
  • Perfect for a family celebration or for friends to get together
  • A large garden with stunning views
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.

 

 

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 master super-king-size bedroom with Bose iPod dock, TV , another super-king-size and 2 twins (one of which can be made as a super-king 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
  • Please note, the names confirmed on the booking are the only guests allowed to stay, reside and occupy Bank Barn. 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. This is for insurance purposes. The nearest charging facility is approximately 5 miles away.
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of 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 19 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Andrew, 6th May 2022

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Both the property and location exceeded expectations. Everything was top quality and the little arrival goodies were appreciated. The property information guide left nothing to chance covering all bases. The owner took the time to communicate to see that everything was OK, we had arrived and settled in. We will be back.

Reviewed by NAncy, 15th April 2022

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If you are looking for an exceptional propety for a break away to the Lake District Bank Barn is the place. The location is magical with beautiful views of Ullswater and surrounding fells from the property and the spacious, beautifully tended garden. The interior of the property is exceedingly well thought out, clean and comfortable with beautiful,Read more superb quality furnishings and every convenience considered. Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 5th December 2021

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Wonderful property in a gorgeous location with everything needed for a fab time. Owner and manager both extremely helpful, couldn't have wished for a better location for a special family get together.

Reviewed by William, 22nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Kate, 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Philip, 9th July 2021

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Bank Barn is simply one of the best holiday houses that we have ever stayed in. Located high above Ullswater with beautiful views across the lake the Barn is spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped and the interior decoration and furnishings are both interesting and functional. There is plenty to do locally with a water sports centre a couple of mRead moreiles away & its only a few minutes drive from the start of the best Hellvellyn walks. Overall, a terrific place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 2nd July 2021

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Secluded, tranquil (the occasional moo), chocolate box view over Ullswater; yet just 15 mins from Penrith.

Reviewed by Rebecca, 28th May 2021

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Wonderful house in perfect location. All creature comforts. Very responsive owner and manager. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Paul, 14th May 2021

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Bank Barn is a very lovely house, situated in a beautiful area. The view from Bank Barn is amazing overlooking Ulswater. The house is kitted out to a high standard, with the bathrooms to a luxury standard. The kitchen is also well equipped to enable proper meals to be cooked. There are walks from the door to be enjoyed. It is a quiet area, apart frRead moreom the low level jets that fly down the lake occasionally, which to me was an added attraction. Hide

Reviewed by Geoffrey, 30th April 2021

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This is a truly exceptional property cared for by experts.

Reviewed by Barry, 28th December 2020

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Fantastic location/accommodation for our Christmas/New Year break.

Reviewed by Geoffrey, 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by George, 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Katy, 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by N, 24th July 2020

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This is our fifth year staying at Bank Barn, and once again we had a wonderful holiday! This is an outstanding property, beautifully furnished and equipped and set in an amazing part of the world. We cannot recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed by Michael, 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Marc, 10th July 2020

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This is a beautiful home in a fabulous location with a stunning view. The house was clean and spacious and every precaution, including gloves, plenty of hand sanitizer and cleaning cloths, had been taken to enable us to keep it that way. The rooms are welcoming and the kitchen is well-equipped. Supermarkets are a short drive away and we had numerouRead mores lovely walks and cycles on our doorstep. Mark and Wendy were both extremely helpful and sent us plenty of useful information prior to our visit. Hide

Reviewed by Tim, 4th July 2020

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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

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Welcome in
Beautifully decorated throughout
Make your way up the grand circular staircase
Stunning view
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