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2 / 45  Towards the property
3 / 45  Children will love to explore the large garden
4 / 45  Welcome to Bank Barn
5 / 45  Welcome in
6 / 45  View from the front door
7 / 45  Beautifully decorated throughout
8 / 45  Make your way up the grand circular staircase
9 / 45  Relax in sumptuous surroundings
10 / 45  Stunning view
11 / 45  Catch up with family and old friends
12 / 45  Formal dining area with grand features
13 / 45  Plenty of charisma to enjoy a meal with loved ones
14 / 45  Have a read whilst taking in the glorious views
15 / 45  A more formal dining area
16 / 45  Lighting to create the ambience
17 / 45  A socialable space to enjoy a meal together
18 / 45  Enjoy the views from the kitchen window
19 / 45  Cook a meal for the family and gather around the dining table
20 / 45  Farmhouse kitchen with dining area
21 / 45  Cow bells from around the world
22 / 45  Enter through the boot room where there is plenty of space for your belongings
23 / 45  Little touches to make a difference
24 / 45  Keep the kids entertained in the snug area
25 / 45  A cosy snug area with a cosy sofa and TV
26 / 45  King-size bedroom with with en-suite
27 / 45  Quality linen
28 / 45  Enjoy a restful night's sleep
29 / 45  A touch of luxury
30 / 45  Twin basins in the large en-suite
31 / 45  Double bedroom with en-suite
32 / 45  Sink into the double bed
33 / 45  Take a seat and wonder at the views
34 / 45  En-suite bathroom with pretty details
35 / 45  A bright and airy twin bedroom with a window seat
36 / 45  Lovely attention to detail
37 / 45  Twin bedroom
38 / 45  Family bathroom
39 / 45  Quirky touches throughout
40 / 45  A unique barn conversion
41 / 45  The view from the top of the driveway
42 / 45  Driveway in to the property
43 / 45  Stunning location overlooking Ullswater
44 / 45  Floor plan of the property 1
45 / 45  Floor plan of the property 2
Towards the property
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
1 / 45  
2 / 45  Towards the property
3 / 45  Children will love to explore the large garden
4 / 45  Welcome to Bank Barn
5 / 45  Welcome in
6 / 45  View from the front door
7 / 45  Beautifully decorated throughout
8 / 45  Make your way up the grand circular staircase
9 / 45  Relax in sumptuous surroundings
10 / 45  Stunning view
11 / 45  Catch up with family and old friends
12 / 45  Formal dining area with grand features
13 / 45  Plenty of charisma to enjoy a meal with loved ones
14 / 45  Have a read whilst taking in the glorious views
15 / 45  A more formal dining area
16 / 45  Lighting to create the ambience
17 / 45  A socialable space to enjoy a meal together
18 / 45  Enjoy the views from the kitchen window
19 / 45  Cook a meal for the family and gather around the dining table
20 / 45  Farmhouse kitchen with dining area
21 / 45  Cow bells from around the world
22 / 45  Enter through the boot room where there is plenty of space for your belongings
23 / 45  Little touches to make a difference
24 / 45  Keep the kids entertained in the snug area
25 / 45  A cosy snug area with a cosy sofa and TV
26 / 45  King-size bedroom with with en-suite
27 / 45  Quality linen
28 / 45  Enjoy a restful night's sleep
29 / 45  A touch of luxury
30 / 45  Twin basins in the large en-suite
31 / 45  Double bedroom with en-suite
32 / 45  Sink into the double bed
33 / 45  Take a seat and wonder at the views
34 / 45  En-suite bathroom with pretty details
35 / 45  A bright and airy twin bedroom with a window seat
36 / 45  Lovely attention to detail
37 / 45  Twin bedroom
38 / 45  Family bathroom
39 / 45  Quirky touches throughout
40 / 45  A unique barn conversion
41 / 45  The view from the top of the driveway
42 / 45  Driveway in to the property
43 / 45  Stunning location overlooking Ullswater
44 / 45  Floor plan of the property 1
45 / 45  Floor plan of the property 2

Bank Barn - Wreay

| Ullswater, Lake District
VB Awards - GoldVisit Britain rating: 5 stars
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Internet access
Open fire / woodburner
Family friendly
Unique

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.

Lose yourself in the beauty of the Lake District from the comfort of this splendid barn conversion. Sleeping eight guests, across four bedrooms, it balances rustic character with interior elegance and provides your happy group with an abundance of space. Gaze for hours at the picturesque vistas of Lake Ullswater and its mountainous surroundings, take off on long walks or cycle rides through the countryside or just revel in being away together in this unique holiday home.

Set close to the Cumbrian village of Wreay, your striking stone property has been beautifully converted to offer exceptional living and sleeping space. Touches, such as the boot room, where you can kick muddy boots off and store your hiking gear, make this a comfortable and easy place to stay. The capacious central hall at the heart of the property doubles as a magnificent dining area, where you and your family and friends can sit down to lavish meals together on special occasions. Also make the most of your bright farmhouse kitchen – a few steps down – which is the perfect place to enjoy freshly made coffee and tasty English breakfasts straight from the Aga. Your impressive lounge, with its exquisite stone fireplace, provides ample space for everyone to congregate and watch TV or play a few games. Light the fire and simply enjoy being together. Head downstairs to discover another useful family room on the lower level. Here, in addition to the laundry room, there is a snug where children can watch TV or adults can find a little time to themselves away from the throng. Dine out in the fresh air to a backdrop of the scenic Lake District; soak up the sunshine on the terrace while the children explore the garden and play on the lawn.

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

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.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Barrie, 7th February 2020

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

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

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

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

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 Lisa, 23rd August 2019

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

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

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

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

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