Enjoy a slice of the English Lakes at Ullswater Barn - our perfect hideaway for eight. This flawless five-star retreat is situated in 26-acres of private grounds with half-a-mile of private access to England’s ‘most beautiful’ lake. Overlooking the fells and serene waters through its walls of glass, you're living in the view.
But this exquisitely renovated 17th century barn is so much more than stunning views. With endless amenities and luxurious extras to boot, we can’t guarantee you’ll ever want to leave!
Taking advantage of its original design as a Bank Barn, Ullswater Barn is bolted comfortably into the landscape with a split level layout and walls of glass bringing the outside in. With the majestic landscape as the backdrop, relax on the patios, feast on the views, and enjoy the great outdoors.
Back inside, Ullswater Barn offers a distinctly luxurious edge. The interior design is inspiring and provides a high level of comfort, incorporating the latest state of the art technology. Living spaces include the Lake Room, its spacious reaches able to be transformed into a cinema, a dance floor, a games room, or just a place to gather with the ones you love. Four double bedooms (all highly covetable) each benefit from porcelain or stone en suites.
To complement your stay, other services include personal concierge - – private butler, in-house chef, waiting staff, pre-prepared gourmet meals, flower delivery, private Pilates, cosmetic treatments, sports massage, childcare, classic car hire, flying or sailing lessons.
IN A NUTSHELL
Four double bedrooms, all of which are en suite; one super king, two king and one double
Four luxury stone or porcelain en suites with walk-in monsoon and raindrop showers. Designer bath in one bedroom
Three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor
Suitable for children and baby (travel cot and highchair available on request)
Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome
Half a mile of lake frontage and 26 acres of private estate grounds
Lake view terraced gardens with seating
Boathouse with private jetty
Additional luxury concierge services available on request including arrival by helicopter or yacht; country pursuits; wellness & cosmetic treatments; private butler service; chauffeur services; in-house cuisine; classic car hire; sailing school; private flying lessons; and child’s concierge & babysitting
Sweeping private drive with secure parking. Security gate entry system
Breathtaking panoramic views of lake and mountains
The kitchen is built into an old stable stall originally dating back to the 1600’s. Now with a sleek, contemporary feel and views of Ullswater and the surrounding fells.
Utility room with coat/boot drying space.
Dining room with spectacular lake views of Ullswater and the surrounding mountains. In the warm summer evenings you can even fold back the oak doors and let the breeze drift in off the fells.
The Lake Room large sitting room dates back to the 1600’s and is a fantastic social place to relax in the company of friends, with fine furnishings, lake views and its own minstrel’s gallery. For that special occasion The Lake Room can be transformed into a banqueting or function room for anything from family gatherings and anniversaries to intimate wedding breakfasts and formal executive meetings and lectures.
Loadpot – Lake View bedroom with 4’6″ double bed with Vispring Elite mattress and en-suite natural stone shower room with walk in monsoon and raindrop shower. With original barn features, Loadpot relishes in sublime lake views, where you feel but a few metres from the water’s edge.
Butterwick – Bedroom with 5’ double bed with Vispring Elite mattress and en suite natural stone shower room with walk in monsoon and raindrop shower. Savour the moment in Butterwick. This room has original arrow-slit windows and a lovely calm, light and airy feeling. Dating back to the 17th Century, this room offers its guests a sensational space in which to enjoy their stay; all just a few steps from the lake shore.
Ravenhowe – Lake View bedroom with 5’ double bed with Vispring Elite mattress and en suite natural stone shower room with walk in monsoon and raindrop shower. Quite possibly one to fight over, Ravenhowe boasts private access to The Great Barn’s lake view terrace. On a sultry evening open your door to appreciate the Ullswater breeze.
Cockpit – Lake view bedroom with 6’ Super King double bed with Vispring Elite mattress and en suite natural stone bathroom with bath and separate monsoon and raindrop shower. Dating back to the 17th Century Cockpit is a truly unique, quirky and characterful bedroom that still incorporates many original features.
All bedrooms have:
Vi-Spring Elite mattress
Brinkhaus Pyrenean duck down pillows
Boutique quality linen
Flat Screen TV
Integrated Bluetooth music capability
Natural stone bathroom
Villeroy & Boch bathroom fittings
Monsoon and raindrop shower
Biomass boiler underfloor heating
Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle tap, food waste disposal unit
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and coat/boot drying space
TV with Sky Movies & Sky Sports in the Lake Room
WiFi internet access throughout*
Mood lighting and an integrated sound system are all controlled by iPad technology sunken into the wall
Outdoor seating and barbecue
Travel cot and highchair available on request
Dog beds provided on request
Secure bike and canoe storage
Security gate entry system
Ample on-site parking
Complement your stay with one of the bespoke services on offer. Please contact us to discuss your personal needs, availability and prices.
In-House Cuisine - A private chef and waiting staff to take care of your every need. A menu bespoke to you can be created, incorporating many fresh local ingredients. So, whether it’s a six course fine dining meal or more hearty home cooked food, the choice is yours.
Whether it’s because you’re arriving late or just don’t fancy cooking, an array of pre-prepared gourmet meals can be provided. These are chef prepared and flash frozen to lock in the freshness.
Private Butler - To take care of the detail, leaving you free to socialise.
Luxury Hampers - With a wide selection of locally sourced, seasonal produce to suit discerning tastes. Please let us know your specific requirements in advance of your visit.
Arrival by Helicopter or Yacht - Guests can land their helicopter on its own Helicopter Landing Zone and there is private mooring for guests arriving by yacht. Please contact us if you wish to make this a special occasion and hire a helicopter. Fast and luxurious flights and lakeland tours that are tailored to your personal needs can also be arranged.
Country Pursuits - These include the option to embark on local shoots, local clay shooting, private fishing lessons, private guided walking and pony trekking.
Chauffeur Services - Suit your personal requirements, whether it’s to arrange pickup from the local train station (Penrith) or airport (Manchester) or a private chauffeur for the week.
Flowers - A unique creation for a special occasion or private event , hand-picked and arranged with the freshest flowers to embody the message you wish to convey.
Classic Car Hire - Discover the fresh air and magnificent landscape of The Lake District by hiring a classic car. A range of classic sports cars from the last 50 years are on offer; Triumph Stag, Triumph TR4A, Morris Mini Cooper S, Morgan 4/4, Morgan +4, Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite, Austin Healey 3000.
Sailing School - Working in partnership with the Ullswater Yacht Club (a Royal Yachting Association champion club), an introduction to sailing and RYA training for those wishing to improve their skills for pleasure or for racing.
Private flying lessons – Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime by soaring over Ullswater and The Lake District National Park in a Gyrocopter, plane or helicopter. Whether you want to experience the exhilaration of being in control, or you prefer the instructor to fly, leaving you free to appreciate the mountain views and even take some photographs – it’s entirely up to you. Please note flights are weather dependent.
Child’s Concierge or Professional Babysitter - allowing you the freedom and flexibility you want whilst giving you absolute peace of mind. All babysitters are OFSTED registered childminders.
*Internet access is offered at some properties for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.
The vast majority of holidays are a complete success but things can go wrong from time to time and it is essential to discuss any problems with us at the time of the occurrence. We are committed to ensuring the success of your holiday. Regrettably, we cannot accept any complaints, which have not been brought to our attention at the time of occurrence. Any complaints not resolved locally must be confirmed in writing to Staycation Holidays within 28 days of your return.