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16th March 2017, by
Our self-catering holiday home up for top…
16th March 2017

Our self-catering holiday home up for top national VisitEngland award

One of our Lake District homes -Waternook – named a top national finalist in prestigious VisitEngland awards.

The “super-luxe” home on the shores of Ullswater is in the ultimate A-list of the best self-catering holiday providers of the year.
The 10-bedroom Waternook Estate is one of three finalists in VisitEngland’s 2017 Awards for Excellence.
The Waternook Estate will now go head-to-head with 2 other homes in the East Midlands and Yorkshire.

An Impressive Holiday Home

You can see why Waternook has impressed.
Guests at Waternook enjoy the privacy of 26 acres and half-a-mile of private beach line. They can even arrive by helicopter.

Dominic Gordon bought the impressive home in 2012.
The 33-year-old  wanted to transform Waternook into one of the most exclusive destinations in the UK.


He hoped for it to be a place where families and friends can come together to escape, relax and indulge.
It is an exciting time for the holiday let – recently named in the top 12 in Great Britain by the Sunday Times.

Beautiful home matching the beautiful Lake District

Our managing director Paul Liddell is “delighted” that Waternook has been shortlisted by VisitEngland.
“This beautiful home on the shores of Ullswater  really is something special.

“We are chuffed that VisitEngland has put it forward as a finalist,” he says.
“The Lake District is a spectacular place and Waternook is a spectacular match.
“Dominic has put so much into creating a divine and super luxurious holiday home and offers guests an impeccable service – even a concierge service.
“Together with Dominic, we ensure that guests to Waternook are well looked after and get the quality of service they expect and deserve.
“We wish Dominic and Waternook the very best for the finals in April.”


A Great Start To The Year

And, Dominic, who picked up a string of awards for his impressive home in 2016, says:

“At Waternook we always strive to deliver the very highest standards of excellence for our discerning guests, ensuring every stay is bespoke to their needs.

“So, we are overjoyed with the news of being shortlisted as a finalist.

“And, hopefully this shows we are achieving the best for our guests.

“But, we are always looking for new ways to increase and improve our offer so we continue to offer the best.”

Outstanding Tourism Talent

And, the winners of VisitEngland’s prestigious Awards for Excellence will be announced at an awards ceremony in April.

VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe , says : “The awards shine a spotlight on an industry driven by the highest-calibre people and organisations who deliver unforgettable experiences for visitors, raising the profile of England as a world-class destination and driving the economic benefits of tourism across the regions.”

And, she adds that the finalists announced  “exemplify outstanding tourism talent” and  “represent the very best in the industry.”

So, Book a stay at Waternook or in one of our other 450 impressive Lake District Holiday Cottages.

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