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Bank Barn - Wreay

Watermillock - Ullswater

Key Information


Star Rating:VE 5 Star Gold Award


Pets:No Pets

Other: Lake & Mountain Views
Wi-Fi Broadband
New Property

See Also - Grammar School House   Horrock Wood Farm   Low Longthwaite Farm  

Bank Barn - Wreay Guest Reviews


My husband and I have just returned from a week’s stay at Bank Barn. We had several family members join us over the course of the week too and we all loved it! What a beautiful property. The setting is perfect, the views from the house are spectacular and the little touches provided like the fresh bread, marmalade, eggs etc.. were lovely and much appreciated. They had even set up a tray for tea! The house itself is stunning. It is just as beautiful, if not more so, than the images online. The kitchen is a dream, the beds are very comfortable and the house is so welcoming. It has a wonderful energy and feels like a very happy home. I honestly can’t think of a single thing that could be improved upon. The booking process was super simple and efficient with all of the necessary information provided well ahead of time. Bank Barn is a unique and gorgeous property and it was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to stay there. We hope to go back some day!!
Katherine Mielcuszny - October 2017


Dear Wendy,
12 months on from our first visit to Bank Barn, I'm just dropping you a note to let you known that our second visit (18th - 25th August 2017) was absolutely as wonderful as the first! The house and the area were everything we had remembered, and we were even lucky with the weather. 
Thank you again,
best wishes
Nigel & Sarah Peake - August 2017

We had an amazing time - you have a really lovely home in the barn.  Weather was actually pretty good most of the week with only a couple of days of rain.
Andy Wilson

Thank you for sharing your exceptional home with us. We shall return.

Wonderful house, very warm and cosy – everything you need is here. Spotlessly clean, a true delight. You have made a lot of people very happy this week, and thank you so much for allowing us to come in a day early. 
Feb 2017 

A beautiful home in gorgeous surroundings. A perfect place for a special birthday celebration. Thank you for sharing your exceptional home with us. We shall return.

Wonderful week. Views over Ullswater stunning in they sunshine. Thanks for a great week in a fantastic home. 
The Giblin Family. 

We feel privileged to have discovered a hidden ‘Watermillock’ gem! Thank you for making an old barn a ‘Palace’ A perfect place for a family to be together and just relax. Thank you!

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us – we all loved your Barn, the stunning views and garden. We have had an incredible time here. Thank you!

What a treat! Thanks for an absolutely fantastic week! Amazing house, stunning views – we are so lucky and very happy to have experienced your lovely holiday house. Will definitely come back again! Thank you!

Two very happy families, becoming one family again for a magical week in on of our favorite places in the world. Hiking, sailing, camping, eating, playing, laughing. BLISS! 
A very special week, wonderful to be together, we love Bank Barn.

Wow! Beautiful house in a beautiful surrounding! A real treat!

Dear Wendy,
We're just dropping you a  note, a little belatedly, to let you know what a wonderful holiday we had with our children staying in Bank Barn from 19 to 26 August. All we can say is that your home is absolutely amazing - by far and away the best place we have ever stayed (and we have stayed in quite a lot of self-catering accommodation over the years). We were even quite lucky with the weather!  So we had a truly memorable experience, and hope to come back again in the future. Thanks again, and with best wishes Nigel & Sarah Peake

This house is truly home from home, it's the best cottage/house I have ever stayed in, where it has everything you could possibly need and more. The housekeeper was very helpful too. This is the place to come to rest, play, eat and enjoy yourself. It was my 50th Birthday and most of the time there was just two of us in the house and we loved having the space to ourselves. But was also brilliant when family came at the weekend.
Susan January 2016

A most beautiful home, so much so that we didn't want to leave. Bank Barn ticks all the boxes and more! The real thing is even better than the website photos. We intend to come back very soon.
Thank you!
Susan & Richie January 2016

Beautiful house, stunning views. Couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate my 50th Birthday with the family!
October 2015

Beautiful home worth coming all the way from Australia for! 
Henderson family - September 2015

We have fallen in love with Bank Barn especially the Aga, we hope to visit again soon.
Bowman and Williams - July 2015

Amazing house with beautiful views, very enjoyable stay.
Shania - July 2015

The views are stunning, the house is gorgeous, I am so glad we picked this property, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
July 2015.

We can see that this house has been a labour of love and we have loved being here. The views from every window have been a delight.|
Rawlings from Yorkshire - May 2015

What an amazing stay! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. Everything was perfect, even down to sunny weather. We loved every moment and Tracey thank you so much for looking after us. It was very special for us all being here together!
Smith family July 2014

Absoltely everything I could have hoped and wished for to spend my 50th birthday with my family! Fabulous house, views, comfort and company. The Brackenrigg Inn served a fantastic meal, and the weather was good to us, what more could you want!
Britton & Winsor fmaily October 2014

Perfect weather, perfect location and fantastic accommodation. We couldn't have asked for anymore. A week just wasn't long enough. We hope to return again.
Roth & Leach Family June 2014

We have had such a fantastic time - no kids, no hubbies! Lots of fun, drinks, DVDs and games. Such a fantastic place to come to. We will be back next year.
The Wednesday club May 2014.

Our second visit and everything was just as good as the first time round. We've had a fantastic week!
Richard, Stephanie, William & Edward April 2014

We have been coming to the Lakes for 30 years and this is the nicest property we have found! Cannot give a higher recommendation.
Pope Family April 2014

Amazing place to stay! Had a great weekend celebrating my 40th birthday. Couldn't have had a better location, such a great standard of accommodation. We will be back!
Januray 2014

What a fabulous, wonderful and well equipped property in an excellent location. We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
October 2013

What a lovely spot. We enjoyed every minute, sun and rain!
July 2013

Super Barn, all the creature comforts with great character, the decor is beautiful. The beds in the twin rooms are comforatble for single beds - much appreciated. The location is excellent and the views are spectacular. Great for a family gathering.
Dewhurst family April 2013

A beautifully appointed, spacious house. Had a fantastic week with country walks, roaring fires and board games. Hope to be back! 
Aiden, Alex & friends June 2012 

Very nice house - well equipped and fantastic views. Lovely peaceful holiday with good walks.
July 2012
Just a quick message to say how fantastic Bank Barn was over the weekend.  We were exceptionally lucky with the weather, which always makes a difference, but the house exceeded all expectations - just perfect in every way.  Amazed that the owners are happy to share such a beautiful home with others -  not only that - but also ensuring that visitors are made to feel so welcome.  The caretakers did a wonderful job - everything was spotless, and we really appreciated the many extra touches - including the fact that the fire was laid ready to just be lit, the house was warm and cosy on arrival, and there was a fantastic welcome tray (everyone thought the bread was particlularly delicious!).   Thank you to everyone!  We didn't want the time to come to an end, and we certainly wouldn't hesitate for a minute to return!
With best wishes, Lyn - November 2011

Have had a wonderful birthday weekend with family. Fabulous house glorious views and wonderful weather for a November break. Thank you so much for a lovely welcome too. The fire was ready to light, tray set up for tea and the house warm and cosy. Can't praise it highly enough. We all loved it here!
November 2011

Fantastic house and amazing views. Despite the weather we had a lovely time. Very comfortable and homely. Try the Brackenrigg Inn -within walking distance and whilst first impressions was not great the food was outstanding.
November 2011

Fabulous week, weather dry and mild, happy with that ! 10 mile walk did us all in ! Loved our week with friends. Stunning week, sore legs!! Sailing, walking and great food.
October 2011

Excellent stay very comfortable and lovely welcome, thank you so much.
October 2011

Perfect home, Perfect setting.  The snug great for the young ones.  The open fire in the upstairs sitting room wonderful for conversation and a glass or two!  Beautiful.
The Betts Family Yorkshire - December 2010

Thank you for your kindness and use of your home.  The tranquility and the ever changing world that is Cumbria!
Priscilla and Charles Dewar - August 2010 

Perfect place to stay, walk and relax.  Will be back.  If size matters this is the place!  Lovely to look out of the window and see the colour in the fields.  Superb meal at the Drunken Duck.  And really enjoyed cooking in the fantastic kitchen.
Mortimer and Rowlands - May 2010 
This is our second visit and still fantastic.  The local pub seems to have improved and is now very friendly and welcoming.  We have had clear sunny days with winter snow and ice conditions.  A fantastic week with the best weather ever over a 22 year period of our boys mountaineering.  We hope to be back.  In 22 years this is the only property we have been to twice!
Ian, Mark, Peter x 2, Ralph, Bob and Simon - March 2010 

The best 50th birthday break a girl could wish for.  Wonderful house and location...and the best friends were all I needed.  House fab!  Location great!  Superb weekend.  Very good meal at The Brackenrigg Pub despite negative comments in the book.
Moores, Caunts, Wests and Taylors - March 2010