Lakelovers Waternook Estate, one of the largest slices of exclusive Lake District holiday estate, is now available as a luxury holiday home. Following a flawless multi-million pound refurbishment, this autumn Lakelovers reveal one of the finest self-catering properties, set on the shore of England’s ‘most beautiful’ lake, Ullswater.

Arrive by helicopter, yacht or road, through stunning scenery, to reach this exclusive and incredibly private 26-acre Lake District wonder, complete with private boathouse, jetty and ½ mile of exclusive Ullswater shore.

Two exquisitely renovated 17th Century lake-view properties, rival for any ‘Grand Design’ award, greet up to 20 guests, spread over six luxury suites in Waternook and a further four in The Great Barn, plus a specially-designed home-from-home for your pet pooch, complete with heated flooring!

“Lakelovers’ Waternook Estate has raised the bar of overarching luxury and is arguably the very best holiday experience in the British Isles,’’ said Paul Liddell, MD Lakelovers and former Chairman of Cottageline.com.

Leave the ‘million-dollar’ views, and once inside you know it’s not only the views that are exclusive!  

Whilst the expertly designed décor is demur yet stylish, one star feature we can’t keep quiet is the private Spa and Wellness Sanctuary. Luxuriously appointed with holistic, aromatherapy laconium, yoga infinity terrace and lounge, private bar and special-features outdoor hot tub.  

With the lights dimmed and voices hushed, be transported to an era of Laurence Olivier and Vanessa Redgrave, in your very own private cinema, with state of the art sound and mood lighting.

Of course, your very own exclusive waterside retreat must have large al fresco dining terraces, BBQ area with washing facilities, drawing and reading room with chandeliers and period bay windows and a private jetty to take to the water at leisure.

Other services include personal concierge – private butler, in-house chef, waiting staff, pre-prepared gourmet meals, flower delivery, private Pilates, cosmetic treatments, sports massage, childcare, classic car hire, flying or sailing lessons.

When it’s time, you depart through the gated driveway and wonder; “was all this opulence a self-catering cottage or a luxury hotel?”… The lines are happily blurred and the bar set seriously high!