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Panoram­ic lake views, high end inte­ri­ors, Spa & Well­ness facil­i­ties, pri­vate cinema

Ull­swa­ter, Nr. Pen­rith, The Lake District 

Water­nook, sleep­ing 12 over 6 lux­u­ry suites, occu­pies a sub­lime, seclud­ed set­ting with­in acres of pri­vate grounds and ter­raced gar­dens com­mand­ing sim­ply breath-tak­ing views of lake and moun­tain. Water­nook’s dra­mat­ic set­ting is com­pli­ment­ed by half a mile of lake Ull­swa­ter shore­line, and a boathouse with pri­vate jetty.

The Water­nook expe­ri­ence is fur­ther enhanced by a pri­vate cin­e­ma room with state of the art tech­nol­o­gy, lounge and read­ing rooms; state of the art kitchen and din­ing ter­race with awe-inspir­ing views; Spa and Well­ness Sanc­tu­ary fea­tur­ing Laco­ni­um and bar area lead­ing onto the Yoga ter­race where there is a lake view hot tub. For the music lover Water­nook is pow­ered by a state-of-the-art 9 zone SONOS invis­i­ble mul­ti-room sys­tem com­ple­ment­ed by KEF in ceil­ing speakers. 

Pro­mo video: https://​vimeo​.com/​w​a​t​e​rnook Vir­tu­al Tour: https://​my​.mat​ter​port​.com/​s​h​o​w​/​?​m​=​K​u​G​m​t​d​wNRux

5 Star opu­lence on lake Ull­swa­ter, Water­nook is a 17th Cen­tu­ry prop­er­ty offer­ing exclu­sive pres­i­den­tial super-lux­u­ry self cater­ing accom­mo­da­tion with an array of lux­u­ry concierge ser­vices. Sit­u­at­ed in heart of The Lake Dis­trict Nation­al Park Water­nook is quite sim­ply out­stand­ing and lux­u­ri­ous in every way; a tru­ly restora­tive rur­al retreat that sits har­mo­nious­ly with­in the nat­ur­al land­scape. The Lake Dis­trict was named a UNESCO World Her­itage Site on Sun­day 9 July 2017. It now joins oth­er won­ders of the world like the Taj Mahal, The Great Wall of Chi­na and Machu Pic­chu with the status.

Water­nook, sleep­ing 12 over 6 lux­u­ry suites, occu­pies a sub­lime, seclud­ed set­ting with­in 26 acres of pri­vate grounds and ter­raced gar­dens com­mand­ing sim­ply breath-tak­ing views of lake and moun­tain. Water­nook’s dra­mat­ic set­ting is com­pli­ment­ed by half a mile of lake Ull­swa­ter shore­line, and a boathouse with pri­vate jetty.

Your Water­nook expe­ri­ence is fur­ther enhanced by a pri­vate cin­e­ma room with state of the art tech­nol­o­gy, lounge and read­ing rooms; state of the art kitchen and din­ing ter­race with awe-inspir­ing views; Spa and Well­ness Sanc­tu­ary fea­tur­ing Laco­ni­um and bar area lead­ing onto the Yoga ter­race where there is a lake view hot tub. For the music lovers amongst you Water­nook is pow­ered by a state-of-the-art 9 zone SONOS invis­i­ble mul­ti-room sys­tem com­ple­ment­ed by KEF in ceil­ing speakers. 

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 with the most breath-tak­ing views ever. Expe­ri­ence a taste of Ull­swa­ter and Cum­bria right now by watch­ing this short video [also fea­tur­ing Waternook].

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. Whether you are cel­e­brat­ing a hap­py event, search­ing for the per­fect set­ting for an inti­mate wed­ding recep­tion or just spend­ing time with your favourite peo­ple, here is a mag­i­cal treat deliv­er­ing sheer lux­u­ry and match­ing your high expectations.

Both our prop­er­ties are fur­nished to the very high­est of stan­dards and sure to please even the most dis­cern­ing of guests. Under­foot you will be walk­ing on the finest Brin­tons car­pets. Brin­tons have been at the fore­front of the glob­al woven car­pet indus­try for more than 230 years and was one of the first com­pa­nies in Queen Eliz­a­beth II’s reign to be award­ed the Roy­al War­rant. Read their blog on us here. All our beds are hand made by And So To Bed, a spe­cial­ist in fine antique-style beds, and our mat­tress­es are Vi-Spring Elite. Hav­ing pio­neered the use of pock­et­ed springs in 1909, Vi-Spring believe that no mat­tress should com­pro­mise when it comes to com­fort. That is why every Elite is indi­vid­u­al­ly made to order, using the finest qual­i­ty British mate­ri­als and tra­di­tion­al crafts­man­ship to cre­ate a soft and sup­port­ive mat­tress. Each mat­tress boasts over 1200 hand nest­ed cal­i­co pock­et springs which adjust and respond to the move­ment of the sleep­er, pro­vid­ing inde­pen­dent sup­port and min­imis­ing roll-togeth­er. Exclu­sive nat­ur­al fill­ings, includ­ing Plat­inum Cer­ti­fied British fleece wool and cot­ton, pro­vide sump­tu­ous com­fort and tem­per­a­ture regulation.

Both Water­nook and The Great Barn [sleep­ing 8] have won numer­ous pres­ti­gious awards includ­ing a Vis­it Eng­land 5 Star Gold Award, Win­ner of the Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excel­lence, a Vis­it Eng­land ROSE Award for Ser­vice Excel­lence [an award that can only be won once] and won the 2016 Cum­bria Tourism Awards. See our full list of awards.

Spe­cial Features

  • 17th Cen­tu­ry Super-Lux­u­ry” Coun­try House with 6 Suites
    Exud­ing style, lux­u­ry and indi­vid­ual char­ac­ter and set with­in a 26 acre estate with over half a mile of Ull­swa­ter lake frontage
  • Self-Cater­ing as Stan­dard but why not go Full Ser­vice” with chef, wait­ing staff and house­keep­ing?
    Please con­tact us to dis­cuss your per­son­al needs
  • Free 30min dai­ly clean
    Includes time giv­en over to check­ing the hot tub and treat­ing the water [see Terms & Conditions]
  • Lake View Kitchen, Din­ing & Out­door Ter­races
    Take in sen­sa­tion­al views of lake, moun­tain and wildlife. You even have your own out­door BBQ kitchen
  • Lake View Bar
    Where bet­ter to relax with a G&T after a long walk?
  • Dog Friend­ly
    Dogs enjoy a pur­pose designed room with under­floor heat­ing and moun­tain views
  • Spa & Well­ness Sanc­tu­ary
    Boast­ing a holis­tic Laco­ni­um, hot tub and infin­i­ty ter­race for Yoga or just lounging
  • Draw­ing Room & Read­ing Room
    Put your feet up by the log fire and immerse your­self in a good book, or appre­ci­ate the views of Ull­swa­ter and its wildlife
  • Pri­vate Cin­e­ma
    A lux­u­ri­ous­ly appoint­ed pri­vate cin­e­ma incor­po­rat­ing state of the art tech­nol­o­gy, mood light­ing and Sky Movies & Sports.
  • SONOS
    Music pow­ered by a state-of-the-art 9 zone SONOS invis­i­ble mul­ti-room sys­tem com­ple­ment­ed by KEF in ceil­ing speakers.
  • Prime Access
    Locat­ed in quite pos­si­bly the best posi­tion on Ull­swa­ter guests have direct access to some of The Lake Dis­tric­t’s finest mountains

Indoors

The Water­nook expe­ri­ence is fur­ther enhanced by a pri­vate cin­e­ma room with state of the art tech­nol­o­gy, lounge and read­ing rooms; state of the art kitchen and din­ing ter­race with awe-inspir­ing views; Spa and Well­ness Sanc­tu­ary fea­tur­ing Laco­ni­um and bar area lead­ing onto the Yoga ter­race where there is a lake view hot tub. For the music lover Water­nook is pow­ered by a state-of-the-art 9 zone SONOS invis­i­ble mul­ti-room sys­tem com­ple­ment­ed by KEF in ceil­ing speakers.

Out­doors

A pri­vate and secure 26 acre estate with over half a mile of Ull­swa­ter lake frontage. Nes­tled at the foot of Hallin Fell with awe inspir­ing views of both lake and mountain. 

Please note that unless exclu­siv­i­ty of the estate is booked [i.e. with the The Great Barn prop­er­ty as well] the estate is shared. Each prop­er­ty still has its own pri­vate ter­races however.

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Local Area

High­ly regard­ed as the most beau­ti­ful of all the Eng­lish Lakes. Ull­swa­ter is the sec­ond largest lake in The Lake Dis­trict stretch­ing for near­ly 8 miles from Poo­ley Bridge at the north end to Glen­rid­ding at the south end and is over 60 metres deep. Some say its name derives from an old Nordic chief and is said to be so beau­ti­ful it inspired William Wordsworth him­self to write three poems on Ull­swa­ter, most famous­ly Daf­fodils, inspired from Glen­coyne Wood, and has just been fea­tured in Arthur Ran­some’s whole­some pre­war adven­ture clas­sic Swal­lows and Ama­zons”. Wordsworth fur­ther acclaimed Ull­swa­ter in one of the most cel­e­brat­ed pas­sages from his great auto­bi­o­graph­i­cal poem The Prelude’.

Rail­way stations

  • Pen­rith Rail­way Sta­tion (16Km)

Rat­ings

Vis­it England 

North Eng­land Pres­tige Award 2020 

Conde Nast Johansens Award for Excellence 

LUX

Vis­it Eng­land ROSE Award 

Qual­i­ty in Tourism 

CHS Awards 2018 

Cum­bria Tourism 

Essen­tial Information

  • Sleeps 12 peo­ple in bed­rooms Bed Linen is provided
  • 2 Baths
  • 5 Showers
  • Din­ing table for 12 people
  • There is ample park­ing but we have an envi­ron­men­tal and sus­tain­abil­i­ty pol­i­cy in place so request guests car share where possible.
  • Pets allowed Please see terms and con­di­tions: https://​www​.water​nookonull​swa​ter​.com/​b​o​o​k​i​n​g​-​t​e​r​m​s​-​a​n​d​-​c​o​n​d​i​tions

Avail­abil­i­ty

View availability

Short breaks?

Yes

Changeover day

Fri­day, Monday

Facil­i­ties and Amenities

Bed­rooms

  • Dou­ble Rooms: 6
  • Cots: 2
  • Sump­tu­ous And So To Bed” hand-craft­ed Super King bed
  • Vi-Spring Elite mattress
  • Brinkhaus Pyre­nean duck down pillows
  • Bou­tique qual­i­ty linen
  • Mood light­ing
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Music pow­ered by a state-of-the-art 9 zone SONOS invis­i­ble mul­ti-room system.
  • KEF Sur­round Sound
  • WiFi
  • Nat­ur­al stone bathroom
  • Under­floor heat­ing in bathroom
  • Mon­soon and rain­drop showers
  • Villeroy & Boch bath­room fittings

Gen­er­al

  • WiFi/​Internet

For your entertainment

  • TV
  • DVD play­er
  • Blu­Ray player
  • Stereo sys­tem
  • Pri­vate cinema
  • Spa & Well­ness Sanc­tu­ary with lake view hot tub and Laconium
  • Music pow­ered by a state-of-the-art 9 zone SONOS invis­i­ble mul­ti-room sys­tem com­ple­ment­ed by KEF in ceil­ing speakers.
  • Concierge ser­vices [pro­vid­ed through third par­ty suppliers]

In the kitchen

  • Cook­er
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freez­er
  • Dish­wash­er
  • Wash­ing machine
  • Tum­ble dryer
  • Kitchen table
  • High chair provided

Out­side

  • Gar­den
  • Terrace/​patio
  • Gar­den furniture
  • Hot tub
  • Bar­be­cue
  • Park­ing

Near­by Activities

  • Golf
  • Fish­ing
  • Sail­ing
  • Ski­ing
  • Horse rid­ing
  • Water­sports
  • Fell walk­ing
  • Wild swim­ming
  • SUP
  • Sail­ing
  • Climb­ing
  • Run­ning
  • Cycling
  • Star gaz­ing
  • Off road­ing
  • Horse rid­ing
  • Kayak­ing and so much more…