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Ullswater Boathouse

Watermillock, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972514)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher

The property

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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