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

  • A magnificent barn conversion in superb surroundings
  • 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
  • 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 32 guest ratings

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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 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 !

Reviewed by Fish / Wilson / Grover / Williams Party, June 2018

Returned as promised and had a fabulous time again. Wonderful house in a perfect setting and better weather this time!

Reviewed by Binghams, May 2018

Fabulous House, beautifully prepared. Great company, great walks. BEAUTIFUL!!

Reviewed by Nixon's and Prices, May 2018

Had a wonderful 70th birthday with all the family. Everything perfect, house and company and weather (we will be back).

Reviewed by Holmes' again!, April 2018

Another amazing week here, perfect location and perfect company. We may be back again for a 3rd visit next year! Thank you.

Reviewed by The Van Gent Family and the Schimmel family, March 2018

It was a wonderful stay! Thank you!!! It is a beautiful house!

Reviewed by The Brankin-Smiths (& a Blackburn), February 2018

Thank you for a wonderful weekend - incredible views from every window, great food cooked in the lovely kitchen - and incredible weather in Feb!! Some beautiful walks and the house have everything.

Reviewed by Wards, Woods, Ashton / Walker, February 2018

A lovely house - we had a brilliant week, especially with the snowfall. It's a great base and we loved coming back to it.

Reviewed by Katherine Mielcuszny, October 2017

My husband and I have just returned from a week's stay at Bank Barn. We had several family members join us over the course of the week too and we all loved it!What a beautiful property. The setting is perfect, the views from the house are spectacular and the little touches provided like the fresh bread, marmalade, eggs etc.. were lovely and much apRead morepreciated. They had even set up a tray for tea! The house itself is stunning. It is just as beautiful, if not more so, than the images online. The kitchen is a dream, the beds are very comfortable and the house is so welcoming. It has a wonderful energy and feels like a very happy home. I honestly can't think of a single thing that could be improved upon. The booking process was super simple and efficient with all of the necessary information provided well ahead of time. Bank Barn is a unique and gorgeous property and it was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to stay there. We hope to go back some day!! Hide

Reviewed by Nigel & Sarah Peake, August 2017

12 months on from our first visit to Bank Barn, I'm just dropping you a note to let you known that our second visit (18th - 25th August 2017) was absolutely as wonderful as the first! The house and the area were everything we had remembered, and we were even lucky with the weather.

Reviewed by Susan, January 2016

This house is truly home from home, it's the best cottage/house I have ever stayed in, where it has everything you could possibly need and more. The housekeeper was very helpful too. This is the place to come to rest, play, eat and enjoy yourself. It was my 50th Birthday and most of the time there was just two of us in the house and we loved havingRead more the space to ourselves. But was also brilliant when family came at the weekend. Hide

Reviewed by Susan & Richie, October 2015

A most beautiful home, so much so that we didn't want to leave. Bank Barn ticks all the boxes and more! The real thing is even better than the website photos. We intend to come back very soon.

Reviewed by Henderson family, September 2015

Beautiful home worth coming all the way from Australia for!

Reviewed by Bowman and Williams, July 2015

We have fallen in love with Bank Barn especially the Aga, we hope to visit again soon.

Reviewed by Shania, July 2015

Amazing house with beautiful views, very enjoyable stay.

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Towards the property
The ideal New Year retreat
Plenty of space for the whole family
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
Show 35 moreCatch up with family and old friends


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1/3 Deposit

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