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Enjoy Christmas at Bank Barn
Children will love to explore the large garden
Welcome to Bank Barn
Welcome in
View from the front door
Beautifully decorated throughout
Make your way up the grand circular staircase
Relax in sumptuous surroundings
Stunning view
Catch up with family and old friends
Formal dining area with grand features
Plenty of charisma to enjoy a meal with loved ones
Have a read whilst taking in the glorious views
A more formal dining area
Lighting to create the ambience
A socialable space to enjoy a meal together
Enjoy the views from the kitchen window
Cook a meal for the family and gather around the dining table
Farmhouse kitchen with dining area
Cow bells from around the world
Enter through the boot room where there is plenty of space for your belongings
Little touches to make a difference
Keep the kids entertained in the snug area
A cosy snug area with a cosy sofa and TV
Super king-size bedroom with with en-suite
Quality linen
Enjoy a restful night's sleep
A touch of luxury
Twin basins in the large en-suite
Super-king bedroom with en-suite
Sink into the Super-king bed
Take a seat and wonder at the views
En-suite bathroom with pretty details
A bright and airy twin bedroom with a window seat
Lovely attention to detail
Twin bedroom
Family bathroom
Quirky touches throughout
A unique barn conversion
The view from the top of the driveway
Driveway in to the property
Stunning location overlooking Ullswater
Floor plan of the property 1
Floor plan of the property 2
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5 / 46  Welcome to Bank Barn
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8 / 46  Beautifully decorated throughout
9 / 46  Make your way up the grand circular staircase
10 / 46  Relax in sumptuous surroundings
11 / 46  Stunning view
12 / 46  Catch up with family and old friends
13 / 46  Formal dining area with grand features
14 / 46  Plenty of charisma to enjoy a meal with loved ones
15 / 46  Have a read whilst taking in the glorious views
16 / 46  A more formal dining area
17 / 46  Lighting to create the ambience
18 / 46  A socialable space to enjoy a meal together
19 / 46  Enjoy the views from the kitchen window
20 / 46  Cook a meal for the family and gather around the dining table
21 / 46  Farmhouse kitchen with dining area
22 / 46  Cow bells from around the world
23 / 46  Enter through the boot room where there is plenty of space for your belongings
24 / 46  Little touches to make a difference
25 / 46  Keep the kids entertained in the snug area
26 / 46  A cosy snug area with a cosy sofa and TV
27 / 46  Super king-size bedroom with with en-suite
28 / 46  Quality linen
29 / 46  Enjoy a restful night's sleep
30 / 46  A touch of luxury
31 / 46  Twin basins in the large en-suite
32 / 46  Super-king bedroom with en-suite
33 / 46  Sink into the Super-king bed
34 / 46  Take a seat and wonder at the views
35 / 46  En-suite bathroom with pretty details
36 / 46  A bright and airy twin bedroom with a window seat
37 / 46  Lovely attention to detail
38 / 46  Twin bedroom
39 / 46  Family bathroom
40 / 46  Quirky touches throughout
41 / 46  A unique barn conversion
42 / 46  The view from the top of the driveway
43 / 46  Driveway in to the property
44 / 46  Stunning location overlooking Ullswater
45 / 46  Floor plan of the property 1
46 / 46  Floor plan of the property 2

Bank Barn - Wreay

Ullswater, Lake District
Visit England rating: 5 starsVisit England Gold AwardVE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 5 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC04

Enjoying a fabulous location north of Ullswater, this splendid barn conversion provides sumptuous accommodation for larger families or groups of friends exploring this spectacular part of the Lake District. Set in an idyllic spot with beautiful views, this fantastic property accommodates up to eight guests, making it ideal for a family celebration or reunion. The property retains plenty of original features including exposed beams, barn-style doors and vaulted ceilings, and has been luxuriously furnished and tastefully decorated throughout with an eclectic and sometimes quirky range of art and objects from around the world.

This large and inviting Lakeland barn conversion is located in extensive grounds with far-reaching panoramic views. Entering this spacious property, the welcoming entrance hall features a winding staircase leading up directly into the beautiful formal dining room, a wonderful space for everyone to gather, and features glorious views across the hills. Exploring the upper ground floor further, the charming main lounge provides an ideal space for the whole family to relax, and the attractive farmhouse-style kitchen is a pleasure to cook in. Returning to the lower ground floor, you will find four beautiful and relaxing bedrooms and a cheerful snug which makes a great extra lounge. Outside, the terraced patios and large lawns are perfect for children to play in, and for everyone to sit back and enjoy the surrounding vistas.

Just a mile from the northern shores of Ullswater, the property makes a glorious base for exploring the northern parts of the Lake District. There are miles of stunning woodland walks to explore, with charming villages along the way. The bustling town of Penrith is to the north (9 miles), with the peaks of Little Mell Fell and Great Mell Fell to the west, and the Aira Force Waterfall to the south.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 master super-king-size bedroom with Bose iPod dock, TV , another super-king-size and 2 twins (one of which can be made as a super-king upon request at the time of booking) 
  • AGA style oven for use in winter months, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • TV
  • Laundry room with washing machine & tumble dryer
  • 1 bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with separate shower, bath and WC
  • 1 first-floor WC
  • Garden with furniture
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and oil central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire - first basket of logs included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Christmas tree provided
  • Welcome hamper – tea coffee, milk, bread, butter & cheese
  • Maximum occupancy: up to 8 guests and 1 baby under 12 months only
  • Please note, the names confirmed on the booking are the only guests allowed to stay, reside and occupy Bank Barn. There is no changeover of guests during any booking.
  • External CCTV cameras are operational at this property.

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip 9th July 2021

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Bank Barn is simply one of the best holiday houses that we have ever stayed in. Located high above Ullswater with beautiful views across the lake the Barn is spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped and the interior decoration and furnishings are both interesting and functional. There is plenty to do locally with a water sports centre a couple of mRead moreiles away & its only a few minutes drive from the start of the best Hellvellyn walks. Overall, a terrific place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 2nd July 2021

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Secluded, tranquil (the occasional moo), chocolate box view over Ullswater; yet just 15 mins from Penrith.

Reviewed by R 28th May 2021

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Wonderful house in perfect location. All creature comforts. Very responsive owner and manager. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Paul 14th May 2021

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Bank Barn is a very lovely house, situated in a beautiful area. The view from Bank Barn is amazing overlooking Ulswater. The house is kitted out to a high standard, with the bathrooms to a luxury standard. The kitchen is also well equipped to enable proper meals to be cooked. There are walks from the door to be enjoyed. It is a quiet area, apart frRead moreom the low level jets that fly down the lake occasionally, which to me was an added attraction. Hide

Reviewed by Geoffrey 30th April 2021

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This is a truly exceptional property cared for by experts.

Reviewed by Barry 28th December 2020

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Fantastic location/accommodation for our Christmas/New Year break.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by George 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Katy 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by N 24th July 2020

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This is our fifth year staying at Bank Barn, and once again we had a wonderful holiday! This is an outstanding property, beautifully furnished and equipped and set in an amazing part of the world. We cannot recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed by Michael 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Marc 10th July 2020

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This is a beautiful home in a fabulous location with a stunning view. The house was clean and spacious and every precaution, including gloves, plenty of hand sanitizer and cleaning cloths, had been taken to enable us to keep it that way. The rooms are welcoming and the kitchen is well-equipped. Supermarkets are a short drive away and we had numerouRead mores lovely walks and cycles on our doorstep. Mark and Wendy were both extremely helpful and sent us plenty of useful information prior to our visit. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 4th July 2020

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Photos dont do this home justice It is not only a stunning location but the house really is 5 star plus Everything is well thought out and extremely well equipped 10 min walk to Brakenrigg pub or 40 mins to Dacre ( really nice food ) We will be back

Reviewed by Lynne 6th March 2020

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No for selfish reasons we find that if we give a great review everyone wants to go.

Reviewed by Barrie 7th February 2020

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WOW ...... one of the best properties I have stayed in. Amazing location with views to die for. This property is five star and would not hesitate to recommend. Will be back later in the year it was that good.

Reviewed by Jamie 3rd January 2020

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This is a luxury property in a fantastic position. You will hugely impressed by the attention to detail and scale of the place. It really has everything you could need for a weeks stay.

Reviewed by Mark 29th December 2019

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An outstanding property. Attention to detail is everywhere. Kitchen is huge and extensively equipped. Living room is very comfy with a lovely log fireplace. Make sure you do a big food shop before you arrive because nearest shops are in Penrith 20 minutes away. If I had deep pockets I would stay here every year. You won't want to leave.

Reviewed by Catriona 8th November 2019

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This is a really special, warm, comfortable home...filled with top quality furnishings and equipment. Magnificent views. Mark, the house manager, went out of his way to give us a welcome. We will want to return.

Reviewed by Robert 25th October 2019

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A lovely home and location to base yourself in. The property offers many amenities above what would be expected and has a wow factor. The on line photo's really do not pay this place justice and the owner and caretaker are lovely people who really do care about the property and that you are happy with everything. I would very much like to return toRead more Bank Barn at some point. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 20th October 2019

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Reviewed by Lisa 23rd August 2019

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A beautiful house in a stunning location with superb views across Ullswater. Easy to get to from the M6 and to access other areas of the Lake District. Extremely well-equipped and luxurious. The property is very spacious yet feels cosy. The children loved the outdoor play area and the friendly, woolly neighbours!

Reviewed by Lucy 2nd August 2019

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This is a beautiful, unique property, tucked away within walking distance of a great pub and a little further afield, Pooley Bridge. The views of Lake Ullswater and the surrounding hills are beautiful. The photos don't give you the sense of scale of the property - it is huge! The house has been tastefully restored and is full of interesting artefacRead morets from the Far East. Our kids all loved playing hide and seek in the house and it was a great base to explore the Lake District. Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine 28th June 2019

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We were amazed at this property, which has to be one of the best! It is set on 2 levels and has loads of space and is furnished to a superior standard (a bit of an understatement). A lot of the interior syle is oriental - like Raffles Hotel - but without the monkey nuts. We loved it and the weather was in heatwave mode, so we felt very lucky indeedRead more. The views are also very special, with fantastic views over Ullswater. It's a lovely place in the Lakes. Absolutely recommended! Hide

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Enjoy Christmas at Bank Barn
Children will love to explore the large garden
Welcome to Bank Barn
Welcome in
View from the front door
Beautifully decorated throughout
Make your way up the grand circular staircase
Relax in sumptuous surroundings
Stunning view
Show 34 moreCatch up with family and old friends

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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