“Another Amazing Stay”
This was our second visit and yet again we were thrilled by the wildlife around the property. We rented a canoe from a nearby company who delivered to the door. We enjoyed exploring the lake and walking in the fabulous countryside. The property has everything you need for your stay. it is luxurious and cosy but the best kept secret is the AMAZING view. Whether you sit on the balcony or lounge on the huge sofa you are presented with an ever changing view. The reflections on the water the swans ...
This was our second visit and yet again we were thrilled by the wildlife around the property. We rented a canoe from a nearby company who delivered to the door. We enjoyed exploring the lake and walking in the fabulous countryside. The property has everything you need for your stay. it is luxurious and cosy but the best kept secret is the AMAZING view. Whether you sit on the balcony or lounge on the huge sofa you are presented with an ever changing view. The reflections on the water the swans and the occasional otter. Looking forward to the next trip soon.
“Wonderful place to stay”
Gorgeous location, beautiful boathouse, wonderful weekend. The host had thought of everything we might need in the boathouse. Superbly equipped with an eye for detail and finishing touches. Thoroughly recommend.
“Nothing can prepare for the stunning view on arrival”
The Lakes is an area of England we should have visited years ago and we were so pleased that our first stay in the area was in a place that it is difficult to overpraise. We had detailed directions to the boathouse and so were ready for the sudden turn off the road and down the track to the boathouse. Its quite a long way along a fairly difficult track and I was glad we weren't in a low slung sports car. But that adds to the seclusion that the Far Boathouse provides to couples who want to get away and enjoy each other's company. We arrived and opened the door. Wow! Past the kitchen and the bedroom is the lounge and through a sliding triple window right in front of you is Ullswater and the mountains beyond. Again wow! The Boathouse looks as though it is brand new. In fact it was severely flooded in December 2015 and Jayne has spared no expense in restoring the place and furnishing it in five star luxury. I should add a bottle of champagne and a vase of red roses were waiting for us when we opened the door. We stayed for four days and enjoyed the best and almost the worst the weather could throw at us for April. A blizzard on our first evening obliterated the lake and opposite shore and then gave us even more stunning views of snow capped peaks for the rest of our stay. After that the sun shone but it unfortunately wasn't warm enough to enable us to sit out on the balcony over the lake to enjoy drinks. We did still enjoy the views though but warmly behind the double glazed windows. Three sets of binoculars were provided for our use, just a small sign of the thought that has gone into furnishing and fitting out the boathouse. If you want to keep in contact with the rest of the world go somewhere else. If you enjoy luxury and each other then book the Far Boathouse. This is a review of the Far Boathouse so I won't say much about Ullswater other than the boat trips are fun, lakeside walks are good and there are a few good restaurants around worth visiting. We had a fabulous time and want to come again.
Had a midweek stay here in May and absolutely loved the place. The boathouse is everything the pictures suggest and more – nothing can really prepare you for the fabulous view as you come down the private drive and see the vast expanse of Ullswater glittering behind the house. Inside was spotlessly clean, and the heating was on to welcome us. Fab kitchen with quality appliances, lovely comfy sofas in the living room, high threadcount bedding, monsoon shower and huge heated towel rail in the bathroom. Nice touches like plenty of coat hangers in the wardrobes so both of us could unpack properly, a decent hairdryer, and little treats like champagne, chocolates, and flapjacks for breakfast. There were also binoculars, board games, folders full of local information and even artists pencils for drawing! The only tiny change we would suggest is perhaps putting a bigger mirror up at the entrance to the site as it was a bit tricky to see oncoming traffic when you pulled out. We found the agency letting this property excellent for dealing with – responses to queries always came back the same day, often within minutes. Instructions for getting to the boathouse were very clear and emailed to us immediately upon payment of the balance. What we especially loved was that for much of the year you can book short breaks of 3 nights or more, which makes it much more affordeable – please don’t ever stop doing this! Have never been so sorry to leave anywhere and will definitely be back. Oh, and to the person that said they would buy the boathouse if they won the lottery – fight you for it!
Almost impossible to fault. The boathouse itself is beautifully finished and highly equipped and in an isolated, completely tranquil location. There's TVs in living room and bedroom, DVD player, wine cooler, dish washer and anything else you could possibly need. Whether you're going for some quiet time or to hike up and down mountains, I can't think of a better place to go. Highly recommended. The only thing I'd mention is that there is no WIFI. The very best we could get was one bar of mobile signal on our phones. Now, you don't go there to talk on the phone, but we were going to plan our hikes using them and this did cause a few issues because web pages could take 20 minutes to load and they were essentially useless for this purpose, so plan your trips our before you go.
“Unbelieveable Stay. Can't recommend enough!”
Fantastic property in a location that is simply perfect. Pristine rooms and highly spec'd facilities. Great communication and reccomendations from owner. Hope it doesn't get too busy as we want to book again!
“The most beautiful setting in the country ?”
This is the most relaxing place we have ever stayed.We were confident the surroundings would be quite something (they were), but we were prepared for the interior to be not quite in the same league.(It can be hard to judge from website images) . How wrong we were. From granite worktops to the highest quality luxurious bedding. Totaly unique.
Great service, Great Location, every thing required to make a memorable and romantic holiday was were there. Only one thing though internet connection in the cottage would have been helpful.
“Fabulous boathouse !!!”
The owners should be proud !!! for what they have done to this boathouse !!! High end of the market for what has been put in to this boathouse !!! Very comfortable stay the two nights we had there , lovely and warm and cosy !!! Views are to die for , relax relax relax quiet and tranquil , sheer bliss !!! The only thing I can fault was the cleaners were waiting for us to leave 9.56am You have to leave 10.00am but I think that was a little in your face not giving you a half an hour buffer to leave , just spoilt it a tiny bit for the lovely stay we had !!! As the next person cannot take it over till 3pm This is not in anyway taking away this is an exceptional property, and if I won the lottery I would buy it !!!
stayed over Christmas with wild weather,but once inside the far boathouse it was warm,cosy,luxurious and well equipped! the owner has gone to a lot of trouble with everything you could possibly want, and then there is the view! stunning! would definitely go again and would recommend to anyone who wants a peaceful romantic break for two. only one slight personal preference, although bathroom is beautiful ,being a lady I would have liked a bath instead of just a shower- perhaps a shower over a bath and then it would merit 100% 5* .
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
The Ullswater Boathouse is a secluded property overlooking Lake Ullswater and only 15 minutes from the M6.
This 19th-century boathouse is a perfect romantic escape with a floor-to-ceiling window and balcony to maximise its stunning location. Although the boathouse blends easily into its rural surroundings, the interior is a light, spacious, and effectively designed space which betrays its traditional exterior. The open plan living room boasts beams and exposed stone, with rustic and contemporary features paired stylishly together.
There's a wall-mounted TV next to exposed stonework, for example.
The floor-to-ceiling window brings the wilderness of the lake right up to the comfy, rustic leather sofa. On the right-hand side is a modern bathroom with a double shower, then on the left a slick kitchenette with everything you might need to whip up something yummy for your partner, plus a dining area. The outdoor space is comprised of a balcony with absolutely jaw-dropping views of Lake Ullswater, ideal for a loved-up breakfast or for an evening of rest after wandering the lake's shore hand-in-hand.
Access to the balcony is right from the living area which means you can enjoy the cosiness of the room with the vast expanse of the lake. Despite the Boathouse's serene location, it’s actually only a short walk from the Leeming Country House Hotel.
Home to extensive landscaped gardens and a gourmet restaurant, you could make the most of the facilities of the hotel, a space that is especially good for weddings and events.
The small village of Watermillock is less than a ten minute drive away, but there’s plenty to see and do around Lake Ullswater.
This includes the Aira Force Waterfall, a 60ft splendour; the popular Sharrow Bay Restaurant for a romantic meal or two, and Rampsbeck Country House. The Ullswater Boathouse is a secluded yet brilliantly located, romantic 19th-century boathouse with stunning views.
The boathouse's cosy features and connection with nature make it a year-round destination.
King-size bedroom. Open plan sitting room with traditional features and modern kitchen and dining area. Shower room with double shower, basin and WC.
- Electric fire
- Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, wine cooler, microwave, TV, DVD, games table, desk, music dock
- Electricity inc. in rent
- Towels, bed linen, and dressing gowns inc. in rent
- Complimentary bottle of champagne for stays over 3 nights
- Private parking
- Balcony/terrace area., huge windows
- Outdoor balcony area with views and seating
- Steps from the lake
- Short walk to facilities at Leeming Country House Hotel
- Note: Adults only
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About the location
Pooley Bridge 2.5 miles; Glenridding 6.2 miles; Penrith 8.5 miles.
The elevated scattered village of Watermillock runs parallel to the main road alongside Ullswater Lake and is mainly a farming community. Just 2.5 miles away is Pooley Bridge with its array of amenities which sits on the northern shore of the lake in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley originated due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont. Pooley Bridge has many traditional inns and tempting tea rooms, plus the Ullswater Steamers depart from the village, from where a tranquil cruise down the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Howtown can be enjoyed. Glenridding (meaning glen overgrown with bracken) is a small tourist village with a range of local shops, cafes and restaurants. There are numerous walks with breathtaking views nearby, plus a short walk up to Dunmallard Hill reveals fascinating Iron-Age remains, whilst the towns of Penrith and Keswick are within driving distance. Watermillock is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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