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The Waternook Estate

Ullswater, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041376)

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  • Sleeps 18

  • Bedrooms 9

  • Bathrooms 11

  • Pets Yes

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5 star opulence on Ullswater, Waternook Estate is quite simply outstanding and luxurious in every way, arguably the most prestigious self-catering experience in the Lake District or possibly the British Isles. Exclusively yours this magnificent private estate comprises of Waternook, accommodating 12 and The Great Barn 8.Both Lake District National Park residences occupy a sublime, secluded setting within 26 acres of private grounds with 1/2 mile of lake shoreline, commanding simply breath-taking uninterrupted panoramic views as far as the eye can see.Highlights include mouth-watering views over the lake, a feeling of your very own peninsular setting in a secluded yet easily accessible gorgeous spot, a boathouse and jetty affording access onto the water, your own Spa & Wellness Sanctuary featuring a holistic laconium and bar leading out to a yoga infinity terrace with hot tub, a function suite with minstrel gallery perfect to indulge any special celebration, intimate wedding or luxury conference, a cinema and every mod con you may wish for and parking space for your helicopter, are but a few to boast? Gazing out through the array of glass, or indeed in the fresh-air gardens with terraces, it would be easy to imagine, this plethora of mountains on display have been carefully arranged to provide Waternook Estate with the most breath-taking views ever.Leave aside the 'million dollar views and setting' for a moment and stroll throughout Waternook; sleek sophisticated interior styling and perfectionist attention to detail ensures that this luxury self-catering home stay will inspire even the most discerning guest. The Great Barn exudes five star luxury and also overlooks the serene waters of Ullswater and follows the unique gold awarded quality theme previously mentioned.Whether you are celebrating a happy event, searching for the perfect setting for an intimate wedding or just spending time with your favourite people, here is a magical treat delivering sheer luxury and matching your high expectations.Outside: approached via a long sweeping driveway enjoying 1/2 mile of lake frontage in 26 acres of private grounds, circumscribed by open Lakeland countryside backing onto Hallin Fell, a security entry gated system leads you past The Great Barn to Waternook with terraced driveway parking directly outside the property plus ample further parking adjacent. Should you be arriving by helicopter or yacht, please make contact to discuss your arrangement. Wander to the shoreline with boathouse and private jetty, if you bring a boat or hire one for your stay, this is ideal. ==There are infinity terraces in both residences overlooking the lake together with external hot tub on a private balcony terrace. A fully equipped barbeque terrace complete with washing facilities, externally stored crockery etc. Bike and canoe storage facilities. The peaceful and majestic waterfront location means that the only disturbance at your otherwise idyllic sanctuary will be hearing the ducks land upon the water, and the gentle tinkling of boat masts in summertime.Four legged friends (maximum, 2 'well behaved' dogs in Waternook only); the 'mud room' has been luxuriously created for your pets with underfloor heating and a magnificent mountain view, oak gates and facilities essential for pampering your loved ones please respect our request to keep pets in the mud room only.Sociable spaces: a rich array of reception rooms to spread out and relax in throughout each dwelling; sumptuously furnished with real flair and meticulous attention to detail springs to mind for each, the large drawing rooms admire the magnificent views as does almost every room throughout Waternook and The Great barn, sophisticatedly themed and designed for total relaxation by the large wood burning stoves; the cinema room is a place to completely unwind watching your favourite movie or Sky Sports or whatever you prefer with simply eclectic designer furnishings and mood lighting all controlled by iPad simple yet ingenious technology, all mod cons are provided with Wi-Fi throughout and an integrated music system, all your own devices will Bluetooth to everything, more bliss. There is a rich variety of other intimate and mezzanine sociable spots throughout each dwelling and sliding full height glass doors afford access to the sophisticated kitchen / dining area in Waternook, walls of glass gaze out and bi-folding doors lead to a glazed terrace, this is indeed a spectacular space. Enjoy a super telescope or sink into the Duresta Suite, we know these 'spaces' will heal.Spa & Wellness Sanctuary featuring a laconium and bar; soothing luxury, maybe between 4pm and 6pm with a G&T from your bar, a while to ponder life in the external hot tub, complete with underwater mood lighting and waterfall effect, admiring the ever changing vistas, possibly a spot of yoga on the infinity balcony / terrace and some more time to reflect in the holistic laconium with aromatherapy option together with twinkling star lighting, by 6 you will be ready for the evening ahead! There is a stone monsoon facility by Spa & Wellness Sanctury to freshen up when the mood takes.Bedroom suites and Shower rooms: There are six bedrooms in Waternook and three in The Great Barn; Waternook providing 2 super king; 3 king and 1 double. The Great Barn 1 super king and 2 king; each unique and individually themed with glorious views and with complete pampering heaven in mind, uninterrupted night's sleep guaranteed! Luxury handcrafted 'And So To Bed' furnishings further complemented with ViSprung Elite comforts ensure our last statement. Each room has the most luxurious of bathrooms, either stone or porcelain and each individually designed, some with glorious designer baths overlooking the lake, all with a mix of monsoon & raindrop shower facilities and one even has a sunken water resistant bath TV! Don't forget the Spa facility also has a luxury wet room facility and there are 3 cloakrooms too / 14th WC / wash basin! No queuing guaranteed.Waternook & The Great Barn are heated in one of the most efficient and certainly one of the very best environmentally friendly systems on the planet, you can't get a fresher source of water, straight from the fellside behind the property. To complement a stay Waternook offer an array of luxury concierge services suited to the most discerning of guests. These range from private chefs and butlers to personalised yoga lessons, beauty treatments and helicopter tours. You can view more images of Waternook here. You can view more images of The Great Barn here. Travelling from London? There is a new air travel gateway into The Lake District from London and other destinations. Carlisle Lake District operates flights to/from: Dublin, Belfast and also London [Southend]. The flight operator is https://www.loganair.co.uk Flights from London take just over 1hr and cost £44.99 with a 20KG baggage allowance. From Carlisle Lake District Airport, we will be able to organise chauffeur cars [drive time around 30mins] or helicopter [flight time is just a few minutes]. We will also be able to organise arrivals into CLDA by private jet. Location and things to do..... The most popular pastime whilst at Waternook Estate is simply gazing out across the lake at the stunning Lakeland scenery, as William Wordsworth may have once enjoyed while composing the famous romantic poem, Daffodils. You might also like to stroll through the beautiful Lake District countryside that inspired Beatrix Potter to write her children's books.Waternook estate boasts a private jetty and boathouse and there are 26 acres of gardens and grounds with half a mile of lake shore where you may wander at leisure.Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District and is widely thought to be the most picturesque, being ideal for a self-catering Lake District holiday. Travelling from the cen-tral Lakes over the stunning Kirkstone Pass you will drop down into the beautiful glacial carved landscapes surrounding the Lake itself, with many quaint villages along its shore line. The areas around the lake provide the perfect place for a restful and relaxed self-catering holiday, with plenty of opportunity for walking, exploring and getting out on the Lake. At the southern end of the Lake you will find Glenridding, a popular little village and an excellent base to explore plentiful challenging peaks but especially Helvellyn and Striding Edge. The area is excellent for either touring or relaxing and there are many walks from Waternook including Hallin Fell, towering above and behind Waternook - The High Street Ridge, Place Fell, St. Sunday Crag, and the Fairfield hills all being within striking distance. Pooley Bridge is a picturesque village at the northern most point of the lake and only 4 miles from Waternook; from here you can visit the wonderful market towns of Penrith and Keswick. Ullswater is thought by many to be the most beautiful of all the lakes in the northern Lake District, 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.For those who like getting up high, there are some of the best mountains and fells on your doorstep, the most famous being Helvellyn and the precipitous Striding Edge. A gentler walk is Aira Force, probably the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls. The main force falls some 70ft below a stone footbridge - so don't forget your camera.Getting on the water is easy especially from Waternook, with over 1/2 mile of your very own Lake Frontage! You can take a boat cruise on one of the five beautiful steamers in the Ullswater Steamer fleet. They run the boats from Glenridding, with piers also at Pooley Bridge and Howtown. It's a great way to see the lake from a different perspective and well worth taking a camera. Boat hire is readily available, where you have a varied selection of craft on offer including kayaks, sailing boats and little motorboats, along with hire of fishing tackle and licenses.Further afield you have Keswick the main town of the north lakes, a bustling market town set between the peaks of Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater. An all year round town there are good shops, a host of restaurants and cafes, along with museums, a theatre, cinema and leisure centre. The market towns of Penrith and Alston lie to the North West on the edge of the Eden Valley and are well worth a visit.Back south, leaving Patterdale, you take the Kirkstone Pass which winds its way through high fell and brings you down to the south lakes and Windermere.All in all there is a much to see and do, both around the lake and nearby areas, towns and villages where to get the best from your visit it is well worth investing in a few good guides and maps. One of the best walks in the National Park is the trail that runs along the eastern shores of Ullswater. Experience this inspirational walk straight from Waternook, dominated by Place Fell, St Sunday Cragg, and Fairfield. You will be able to ramble all day with a magnificent view always in your sight. For the return journey, board the steamboat from Glenridding to Howtown.


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Ullswater is generally considered to encompass three major villages. This includes Glenridding at the south and Pooley Bridge at the north. The second largest lake, at approximately 7.5 miles wide, Ullswater is often regarded as the most beautiful lake in the district. There is dramatic mountain scenery to the south, as well as the gentle hills of the north. This region is popular among walkers, climbers and cyclists of all levels of ability. There are various water sports for all abilities too and lots of family activities. Along with historical sites of interest, Ullswater has a strong nautical history, having been a popular sailing destination for centuries. There are marinas placed all around the lake. Plus a wide range of superb eateries and shops, sure to delight!
Also, on the west side of the lake is the beautiful Aira Force Waterfall. It is one of the National Park’s most popular natural tourist attractions. Glenridding is a particularly popular tourist attraction with mountain walkers. They visit the village to scale England’s third highest peak, Helvellyn.

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