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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
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
Double bedroom with en-suite
Sink into the double 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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2 / 44  Children will love to explore the large garden
3 / 44  Welcome to Bank Barn
4 / 44  Welcome in
5 / 44  View from the front door
6 / 44  Beautifully decorated throughout
7 / 44  Make your way up the grand circular staircase
8 / 44  Relax in sumptuous surroundings
9 / 44  Stunning view
10 / 44  Catch up with family and old friends
11 / 44  Formal dining area with grand features
12 / 44  Plenty of charisma to enjoy a meal with loved ones
13 / 44  Have a read whilst taking in the glorious views
14 / 44  A more formal dining area
15 / 44  Lighting to create the ambience
16 / 44  A socialable space to enjoy a meal together
17 / 44  Enjoy the views from the kitchen window
18 / 44  Cook a meal for the family and gather around the dining table
19 / 44  Farmhouse kitchen with dining area
20 / 44  Cow bells from around the world
21 / 44  Enter through the boot room where there is plenty of space for your belongings
22 / 44  Little touches to make a difference
23 / 44  Keep the kids entertained in the snug area
24 / 44  A cosy snug area with a cosy sofa and TV
25 / 44  King-size bedroom with with en-suite
26 / 44  Quality linen
27 / 44  Enjoy a restful night's sleep
28 / 44  A touch of luxury
29 / 44  Twin basins in the large en-suite
30 / 44  Double bedroom with en-suite
31 / 44  Sink into the double bed
32 / 44  Take a seat and wonder at the views
33 / 44  En-suite bathroom with pretty details
34 / 44  A bright and airy twin bedroom with a window seat
35 / 44  Lovely attention to detail
36 / 44  Twin bedroom
37 / 44  Family bathroom
38 / 44  Quirky touches throughout
39 / 44  A unique barn conversion
40 / 44  The view from the top of the driveway
41 / 44  Driveway in to the property
42 / 44  Stunning location overlooking Ullswater
43 / 44  Floor plan of the property 1
44 / 44  Floor plan of the property 2

Bank Barn - Wreay

Ullswater, Lake District
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
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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At a glance

  • A magnificent barn conversion in superb surroundings with expansive views
  • Ideally situated for exploring the stunning Lake Ullswater
  • A perfect holiday base for discovering this fabulous area
  • Ideal for keen hikers, walkers and cyclists
  • Perfect for a family celebration or for friends to get together
  • A unique location for a special holiday in the beautiful Lake District
  • A superb holiday retreat which has been recognised by Visit England with a 5 star gold rating
Property code: LCC04

One of the finest holiday homes in the Lake District, this fantastic barn conversion is in a beautiful secluded location with stunning views and is just half a mile from the shores of Ullswater.

This spectacular four-bedroom barn conversion enjoys a secluded location and stunning views, just half a mile from the shores of Lake Ullswater. Accommodating up to eight guests in spacious surroundings, this is the perfect retreat for a special occasion or getaway with friends and family. It’s also an ideal choice for keen hikers and walkers.

From the moment you walk in, the sheer size of this former Lakeland barn will take your breath away. Tasteful decor and sumptuous furnishings combine with many traditional touches to create a really welcoming home. The large and attractive farmhouse-style kitchen will be an exciting sight for the budding chefs in the group, while the dining table is a relaxed spot for a group breakfast. More formal meals can be enjoyed in the central hall, with its pitched and beamed ceiling and a large table. In the elegant lounge, sit back and relax together while the open fire crackles away, while younger guests will love escaping to the additional snug room downstairs, with its comfortable sofas and large TV. Four inviting bedrooms are also to be found on the lower floor, each with their own style and restful design. Two are en-suite, while the two twin bedrooms share a bathroom. Allow the kids to explore the terraced patios and lawns which surround the property, while you sit back, take in the views and enjoy a drink at sunset.

Ullswater is the second largest lake in the Lake District and much of its shore and surrounding fells are accessible for visitors to explore. For a more challenging day, head to Grenridding (7 miles) which is a popular starting point for walkers and climbers going up Helvellyn, England’s third-highest mountain. Take a wander around the shops, museums and restaurants in popular Keswick, 15.5 miles away.

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 and DVD, another super-king-size and 2 twins (one of which can be made as a twin 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.

Pack a picnic and head straight out on long walks from your rural holiday home. Make the 5-mile hike to Howtown along the edge of the lake and while you are there take a trip on the water by steamer. Head 5 miles in the other direction to walk through National Trust land, see the famous Aira Force waterfall and stop for some light refreshment. Spend the day in the town of Penrith, about 9.5 miles away, where there is a large 14th-century castle and a museum to visit, as well as lots of shops to browse in. Take the 3-mile walk from the town up to the top of Beacon Hill, where you can see right across the Eden Valley.

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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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 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

Reviewed by Zoe 7th June 2019

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A beautiful home in a lovely setting with fantastic views. Equipped with everything you need and more. Location is great for walks from the doorstep and a short drive to other key destinations around the Lake District. Did not want to leave and would happily return. Housekeeper, Mark, was really helpful too. We'd also recommend the fresh eggs from Read morethe little 'shop' next door just along from the top of the drive. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 3rd May 2019

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Reviewed by Jo 19th April 2019

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A wonderful house for a family gathering, spacious and well appointed. We were incredibly lucky with wonderful weather so could sit outside and enjoy the views across the lake when we weren't walking! Nothing was too much trouble.

Reviewed by Lorna 5th April 2019

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Beautiful home, fantastic views, great walks nearby. Lovely place to stay as a group of family or friends.

Reviewed by Andrea 22nd March 2019

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Outstanding property and location. Photos just don't capture the impressive scale of the barn. The view of the lake spans the full width of the garden and is absolutely magical. Everything was thought of for the whole family, with so many personal touches, truly a home from home. Hope that we get to stay here again.

Reviewed by Penny 8th March 2019

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Fantastic spacious & stylish barn, perfect for adults and kids alike. Great garden & tv room for the kids plus lots of adult space and fab kitchen. Owner & manager very welcoming and helpful, cant fault it. Well definitely be back!

Reviewed by Jo 24th January 2019

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The house has to be seen to be believed. Everything about it is amazing - the views, the dcor, the space, the furnishings. Every one of the four bedrooms has ample space and the master bedroom and en-suite are something special. The kitchen has every implement and appliance you could ask for and the owners were contactable to sort out any issues duRead morering our whole stay. Would definitely recommend it. 5 star in every respect! Hide

Reviewed by Susan 29th December 2018

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This is a beautiful property. The views are fabulous and the interiors are beautifully decorated. I loved the Aga, and the kitchen has all even the most serious cook would need. Its spacious whilst still being cosy in the depths of winter. We had a lovely, restful few days.

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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
Show 32 morePlenty of charisma to enjoy a meal with loved ones

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.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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