Ullswater, East Lakes

  • 5 Star Platinum
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • A truly magnificent 5 Star Platinum cottage set in breathtaking scenery

You can book this property from:

  • £7,520 per week
  • £1,074 per night
  • 5 Star Platinum
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 5 king size beds
  • 1 super king size bed


  • 7 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sky TV
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Moorings
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views
  • Lake views


  • Family friendly


  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Waternook is a one of a kind, offering exceptional accommodation in a tranquil location on the shores of Ullswater. Surrounded by 26 acres of private grounds and half a mile of private lake shoreline we’re sure you’ll fall in love with the splendid location. This first platinum self-catering property is the definition of super luxury self-catering accommodation with incredible uninterrupted lake and fell views.

Up to twelve people can stay at Waternook and indulge in the beautifully designed rooms. You’ll notice exquisite attention to detail throughout Waternook, some of the unique features include a spacious cinema room, spa facilities, bar, private jetty, boathouse and helicopter landing pad. There is even a dedicated doggy space for your four-legged friends with underfloor heating and mountain views.

Internal highlights include the dining area, which is located in an open plan state of the art kitchen. You can enjoy breakfast or dinner looking out the floor to ceiling windows, taking in those hypnotic views. There’s plenty of comfortable seating in the living and recreational area with a large wood burner, sunken ipad, surround sound music system with the addition of climatic lighting in some rooms too. 

You can relax, recline and pamper in the private facilities in the holistic Laconium spa and your own bar, or step outside onto the terrace and unwind in the hot tub whilst you take in the stunning Lake District scenery.

All six bedrooms are en-suite and immaculately presented, with their own individual designs rooms, exquisite textiles and soft furnishing, each has its own built in iPod so you can enjoy your favourite music whilst adjusting the mood lighting to your liking. Every bedroom has a fantastic vista for you enjoy, you may even spot the Martindale red deer, who often wander onto the estate. The luxurious bathrooms have stone and porcelain fittings, walk-in monsoon or rain showers and mood lighting. If you can tear yourself away from the lake views there’s even a perfectly located TV for you to enjoy when you have a soak in one of the free-standing baths enjoying the toiletries provided then slip into the luxurious bathrobe and complimentary slippers.

As well as the exquisite presentation and extra features Waternook also offers state of the art technology. Bluetooth media hubs allow guests to play their own music, and most of the public rooms in the house have sunken ipads or ipods, so music can be played through the Systemline 7* integrated music system.

Let’s not forget outside…the private drive and electric gates lead to ample parking. Or, for alternative modes of transport you can arrive by helicopter or by boat as there’s a private jetty and boathouse. If you have your own equipment there’s also secure storage for your own kayaks.

Outside the house there are two terraces and a third infinity terrace where you’ll find the hot tub. On one of the terraces you’ll find plenty of outdoor seating, this can be accessed from the dining area and kitchen. The fully equipped barbeque terrace with outdoor kitchen along with washing facilities and external crockery is a great addition for socialising with your family and friends.

Waternook is a truly exceptional property, perfect for guests wishing to enjoy a luxurious holiday in the Lake District. The stunning interior, unique extras and glorious location make this property very special indeed.

Extra services

A variety of luxury concierge services is on offer at Waternook. From spa treatments, private chef and butler to sailing lessons, helicopter tours and personalized yoga sessions there’s plenty of ways to make your holiday at Waternook even more special. You can even arrange to have your own personal maid if you really want to relax.

The above extra services must be pre-booked, please contact us to arrange.  

Together with The Great Barn Waternook can be booked to accommodate up to 18 people.

What’s local?

Walking from Waternook’s front door you can explore Hallin Fell which shoulders the property. Opposite Ullswater is Glenridding where you’ll find the magical Aira Force waterfalls. Pooley Bridge is about 4 miles away (at the opposite end of Ullswater) take a boat cruise on one of the historic steam cruises, you can hop on and off at Howtown and then walk to Glenridding if you want to explore the area on foot then take the boat back to Pooley Bridge, a favourite walk of Wordsworth. One of the five vessels, The Lady of the Lake, has been in service since 1877 and is believed to be the oldest working passenger ferry in the world.

Waternook is situated close to the lake, so there are many water activities you can enjoy nearby; kayaking, canoeing, sailing and fishing. Once back in the attractive village of Pooley Bridge at the northern tip of the lake there is an array of eateries, local shops and pubs so you don’t have to do any cooking if you don’t want to. Further afield you can explore Keswick and Derwent Water or visit Ambleside via Kirkstone Pass, in fine weather this is a breathtaking scenic drive.

NB: A refundable £1000 security deposit is required for this property