Now, this is a holiday! This private estate in Ullswater, the Lake District is absolutely mesmerising! Boasting beautiful views, the coolest indoor cinema, and home spa equipment – it’s the ultimate location for gathering with friends and adding a little spark to your summer. Known as ‘Waternook’, the 5* conversion has recently been awarded the Visit England Rose Award for “service excellence”, so you know you’re in for a brilliant stay.
Nestled on a 26-acre lakefront estate in the heart of the English Lake District National Park, the stunning location is nothing to be sniffed at. Enjoy breakfast while staring out over this dramatic setting on the edge of one of Britain’s favourite lakes surrounded by rolling wilderness. It’s so vast, you’ll feel like the only people in the world at. The home sleeps 12 people in six gorgeous suites, with The Great Barn sleeping an additional 8 people in similarly lavish comfort, with 8 deluxe bathrooms.
The lavish interior of the house is just as exciting as the incredible views. The spa and wellness sanctuary has a bar for you to enjoy a drink while you make use of the amenities, and you can enjoy an evening with some bubbles in the hot tub with the most beautiful backdrop, and feel like you are living like the other half live for a few days.
Elsewhere in the house, there’s a state of the art cinema with a huge screen and comfy seating, with space enough for all the gang to kick back and relax to a movie of your choice. Additionally, there’s a lounge area with a wood-burning fire for you to sit and rest after a hard day of relaxing.
When it comes to eating, you don’t have to skimp on the luxury – because you can take advantage of the place’s private chef and enjoy having a beautiful meal cooked just for you. Although this property is self-catering, guests can make the most of several additional services, including private chefs, butlers, beauty therapists and personalised yoga lessons (talk about the lap of luxury).
The 17th Century property has bedrooms that match the lavishness of the rest of the house, with wood beam features, exquisite beds and even free-standing tubs for the ultimate finishing touch. The views out of the windows (which the tubs just so happen to be placed in front of) are superb, and are perfect to take in with a morning coffee.
During the day you can head out on horseback or bike, or simply go for a walk in the woods. The Lake District Park is spread out over 912 square miles and has some of the most picturesque views, deepest lakes and an amazing array of wildlife to spot during your visit.
Dreaming of staying at this property? It’ll set you back a fair bit, with the price tag currently £7600 for a 3-day weekend in low season, through to an eye-watering £14,000 for a week in high season (and £17,700 for Christmas and New Years). But hey, what’s £17K between mates?
Find out more and book your stay here.