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Waternook Estate in the Lake District, including Waternook and The Great Barn, has won Condé Nast’s Johansen’s Award for Excellence – Best Serviced Accommodation in the UK and Ireland.  This distinguished award follows a stream of accolades including a Visit England Rose Recognition of Service Excellence a Quality in Tourism 5-Star Gold Award and a CHS Best Onsite Leisure Facilities Award.

Long-established in our portfolio Waternook Estate is something of which we are immensely proud. Its unrivalled location and the service provided by the owner creates an experience which belongs to the stuff of dreams.  This year the Estate has been recognised for its prestigious service and provision of facilities on several occasions and the Condé Nast award is the cherry on top of an extremely successful year.

Ullswater is full of amazing properties but Waternook is something extra special.  The two properties sit in 26 acres of private grounds below the stunning Hallin Fell and have access to over half a mile of uninterrupted lake shoreline.  The attention to detail in both the interior design and the quality of service is what has made Waternook Estate a must stay destination for national and international tourists.

The Great Barn

The Great Barn is a perfect retreat overlooking the serene waters of the lake.  The converted barn sleeps up to 8 people and has a wonderfully sophisticated flair with modern decor and a view to die for.

The Great Barn is luxuriously furnished with every possible modern convenience.  Every aspect of your comfort has been catered for and is lovingly maintained by the owner.

The Minstrels Gallery provides a fantastic area for pre-dinner drinks and socialising with fashionable yet cosy soft furnishings and a striking country-themed carpet.

The Dining Room provides an open lake vista which could potentially be one of the best views in the Lake District.

The Great Barn’s bedrooms are luxuriously furnished with beautiful beds, stylish wallpaper and the Great Barn’s signature carpets.

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Waternook represents 5-star luxury in every way.  Every surface and settee exudes opulence and the views from the Hot Tub on the balcony make sure that this will be one holiday you will never forget.

Waternook is equipped to meet every possible need with state-of-the-art leisure facilities and your own private Cinema room.

The bright and airy kitchen looks out over the lake and is the perfect spot for a decadent brunch.

Every detail has been thought out from the polished wood floor to the luxe soft-furnishings.

All the bedrooms at Waternook are wonderfully cosy with great views and stylish finishing touches.

There’s always a great nook or cranny to curl up with a favourite book or simply sit and enjoy the view.

Waternook Estate

The Great Barn and Waternook are part of the Waternook Estate which is available for your completely exclusive use.
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