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The Boat House at Louper Weir

(Ref. 1022695)

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "This holiday was bought for a 30th birthday present for a 2 night stay."

    We love the property and the views from the balcony, the only down side we did have was on the first night the hot tub should of been at optimum temperature at 7pm, the hot tub was still cold at 9pm, the people who stayed next door complained as they had the same problem, luckily when we went out at 9pm to check the hot tub temperature we saw two people who was fixing the neighbours hot tub temperature, these two people fixed our hot tub temperature by 9:30pm. We are very disappointed we could not use the hot tub from 7pm on the first night (as stated on the holiday description) as this holiday was specifically booked for use of the hot tub.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are delighted to read you love the property and the views! Thank you for bringing the issue with the water temperatures to our attention. It is rare for the hot tubs not to be at optimum temperature by 7 pm and when it does happen it is usually due to extreme cold weather. I have called our hot tub maintenance provider to investigate and they have informed me that they have a new operative working for them. They apologise profusely that the hot tub temperature did not meet your expectations on this occasion and assure me it won't happen again. We do hope you visit Louper Weir again in the future. The Louper Weir Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jack3.8Mar 2024

  • "Great boat house and location I would say the only thing I didn’t like was the spiral staircase but due to space fully understand why they have installed it."

    Also there should be a. Key lock facility so you don’t need to drop the key back at the office , but great location and accommodation xx

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property certainly has the wow factor."

    After loosing my dad I wanted to get away on a break were I could just chill and relax and forget about everything and this did just that! The negative bits, we wasn’t given an alarm fob so on entering the property for the first half hour we had the alarm blaring away! The oven hadn’t been cleaned and I had to do this before using it. We couldn’t use the kayak as it was full of water inside the base of it and needing lifting out and draining from inside and this was impossible to lift, way too heavy. On the last day we had to be out for 10am at 8:55 we were all packed and got changed for one last dip in the hot tub! We opened the door to find it being drained already, ridiculous when we are paying so much and basically being rushed out. The cameras yes I get it they are there for security but one facing the hot tub then one on the balcony and next door has a bigger camera all invading your privacy. Needs to be said as not right!

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable and relaxing stay overall. I have investigated the various issues you experienced during your stay and I am now in a position to respond. Unfortunately, the alarm fob for the property had been misplaced and like yourself we were not informed by Lakelovers staff. The old fob has been deactivated and a replacement has been obtained. I have been assured the key handling staff will be more vigilant in future. I have spoken to our house keeping team and they are sorry that the oven did not meet your expectations on this occasion. I have since received photographs of a very sparkly clean oven. It is natural for water to collect in the base of kayaks and there have been several heavy storms recently, which will have contributed to the water collection inside the base. The kayak is still useable and the scupper holes allow the water to flow in and out without it sinking. When the weather improves our staff will be able to paddle or pull it to shore to drain it properly. I have spoken to our hot tub maintenance company and they apologise if there was a misunderstanding following your conversation with the technician just prior to your departure. The hot tubs are generally emptied any time from 09:30 am on the day of departure. The larger camera is to monitor the water levels of Lake Windermere and the jetties in case we need to take any action. The smaller cameras are there for health and safety purposes. We look forward to welcoming you back, if not to The Boathouse at Louper Weir, to one of our other stunning properties on the Louper Weir development. The Louper Weir Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky4.1Feb 2024

  • "The accommodation was really nice we only managed to get out once because the weather was so bad but didn’t mind staying in and just enjoying the view and the rest There is one or two things that could be improved but didn’t spoil it for us ."

    Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed staying at The Boathouse at Louper Weir. We are always interested to hear how we can improve and would be happy to hear your comments in the future. The Louper Weir Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Jan 2024

  • "Second time here we love it the views are breathtaking, We were sad to leave and ..."

    Second time here we love it the views are breathtaking, We were sad to leave and no doubt will be back again, the only thing I would change is a mirror upstairs to get ready, still used the kayak just wrapped up warm as the water was very still, and used the hot tub daily,

    We are delighted you came to visit us again and had an enjoyable stay. We are considering placing an acrylic mirror on one of the wardrobe doors so watch this space! We hope to welcome you back for your third stay in the future. The Louper Weir Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property itself is absolutely stunning, the only thing and this was THE only thing that let this place down, was the spiral staircase."

    We are a couple in our 30's and struggled on those stairs, its not easy taking a suitcase up and back down again. My wife fell down these on the 2nd day of us being there resulting in very bad bruising on legs,arms and back. you could easily put a normal staircase in there instead. For older people this would be no good at all, also would recommend you take your own pillows as they have duck feathered ones on the bed which were a bit too soft/ flat. Everything else was perfect, the views, the amazing sound system and smart tv was added bonus. i loved the kayak and was out every day. we would definitley come back if you change those stairs.

    Reviewed by Sam4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    Very well equipped property. Spiral staircase could be a problem for some.

    Reviewed by Russell4.1Sep 2023

  • "From the moment we walked through the door it was breathtaking."

    The boathouse has everything you need and more for a comfortable stay. The view is incredible , the facilities are outstanding. It was a perfect week to spend my birthday. I will be back and if the owner ever wants to sell give me a ring haaa. Thank you for sharing your property. We couldn’t get our discovery onto the drive , however this wasn’t a problem we parked at the top of the path. The spiral staircase was a bit tricky on entry but wasn’t a problem , the bathroom was just great, and the hot tub was totally relaxing . The cctv we didn’t find intrusive and considering I spent several nights by myself without my car was not a problem. To sum up my stay Love it , love it, love it . I cannot wait to come back again soon. Thank you

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely relaxing week at the Boat House."

    Agree with other comments about the stairs - a bit of a pain going downstairs to the toilet in the night. Parking wasn’t a problem but very glad we were in a small car. We opted to eat and drink at the boat house most evenings so wouldn’t stay here if you like to go out at night and drink. Loved the hot tub and the amazing view will stay with me forever. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Girish3.8Aug 2023



    Reviewed by Martin2.5Jun 2023

  • "Nestled on the tranquil shores of Windermere, the Boat House at Louper Weir is an exquisite getaway that truly captures the beauty of the English Lake District."

    From the moment you step foot on the property, it's clear you're in for an unforgettable experience. One of the Boat House's biggest charms is its unbeatable location. Positioned on the lake, the property boasts breathtaking views of the tranquil waters and surrounding greenery. It's a serene panorama that one could spend hours soaking in. A particularly enjoyable time is breakfast on the balcony, where the morning sun, teamed with the panoramic vista, creates a serene environment - a splendid way to kickstart the day. An exciting feature of the Boat House is the private pontoon. It provides an excellent platform to use water toys and, notably, a two-person kayak that comes with the house. This is a wonderful addition, allowing guests to explore Windermere in a fun and personal manner. Additionally, the Boat House is equipped with a large downstairs shower and a wet room, along with a washer-dryer. After a refreshing dip in the lake, these amenities were incredibly handy for rinsing and drying our swim gear. The interior of the Boat House is equally impressive. The bedroom is spacious and comfortable, featuring ample storage for clothes and a cosy bed that ensures a good night's sleep. The views from the room make waking up a joy and immediately set a tranquil tone for the day. However, the Boat House isn't without its imperfections. While the living spaces are well-appointed, there's room for improvement when it comes to mirrors. The inclusion of a full-length mirror upstairs, as well as one in the bathroom, would add to the comfort and convenience of the guests. The design of the spiral staircase leaves room for improvement. The current plastic stairs felt a bit out of place in such a lovely setting, and a wider, metal design would indeed be a superior choice. Lastly, a word of caution to those planning to arrive with a large vehicle. The drive down and turn into the drive is particularly narrow. My Nissan Navara suffered a scrape, a bit of a dampener to an otherwise fantastic weekend. Despite these minor drawbacks, the Boat House at Louper Weir provides an experience that is undeniably satisfying and rejuvenating. The blend of luxury and nature creates a truly unique retreat that offers a plethora of activities and a relaxed atmosphere. I would wholeheartedly recommend a visit, and indeed, I am already looking forward to returning – this time considering the larger house next door, also managed by Sykes. In conclusion, the Boat House at Louper Weir, with its stunning views and impressive amenities, is a little slice of heaven in Windermere. If you can navigate the tight driveway and don't mind a lack of mirrors, it offers an unmatched lakeside getaway.

    Thank you for your comments, we are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We take all comments on board, and we hope to welcome you back. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexander4.7May 2023

  • "We definitely enjoyed our stay and the view is to die for."

    Property was very clean and modern. However, the stairs into the property and the car parking did put us off a little bit. After a full day hiking it would be much nicer to have better stairs to walk up! Also a lack of a mirror in the main area was annoying. Did we enjoy our stay? Yes. Would we return? Probably not.

    Reviewed by Mollie4.1Mar 2023

  • "Great stay."

    Property is very nice. Would definitely stay again. Hot tub was nice but definitely no view to be had. The spiral staircase is much tighter than anything I have seen before, take small bags only. Access road is very steep, tight and restricted. Improvements could be... Louper Weir sign on the road needs some kind of light. Trying to find property in the dark was very difficult. Arrival directions need making clearer! Wasn't just us who struggled, neighbouring property did as well. Maybe provide full GPS coordinates (past code no use) or 'What 3 words'

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days stay despite very damp weather & grey skies."

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great accommodation, great location, well appointed and very comfortable."

    Excellent all round. My only gripe being the driveway, which was really difficult to navigate, especially when there’s ice and frost around.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful stay, would 100% recommend (amenities, view, quietness) however… - was hard to find as we came in the dark (not your fault) - bed was a bit hard for my liking - the stairs were a bit tricky with the suitcase and our shopping - could label which structure was ours (got there and two plaques, boat house on lake, boat house on water) Other than that was a brilliant stay, the view was to die for!"

    Reviewed by Teryl4.7Dec 2022

  • "This property is absolutely amazing."

    The setting is just surreal and it had everything we could have asked for to make our stay one we will remember forever. The very steep and tight drive down to the property was worse than some reviews state so you need to take it nice and slow. One of us got out of the car to guide the other through the really tight area which is just by the entrance to the boat house. Very tight but fine when guided. It is also much easier to reverse into the space if you can as it is very tight coming out of the driveway. The narrow spiral staircase is again tight and not suitable for all, especially if you need the toilet in the night. We left the bathroom light on so we had some light in the darkness as there are no bedside lights or any lights on the staircase. Something to also stress to anyone considering booking as you are not told in the property description is the CCTV. They should by law let you know as one of the outside cameras is positioned looking directly at the hot tub. So if you are body conscious and do not want a camera watching you when you have very little clothes on then this is not for you. There is no need for the camera to be pointed directly at the hot tub it could be moved to just watch the stairs/entry to the boat house. We did ring beforehand to ask about this and were assured the cameras were not monitored and did not cover the hot tub, but once you are there it is clear the hot tub is overlooked. If we had known we would have cancelled as we were not happy with this at all. There are also 2 other CCTV cameras, one on the balcony and one on the neighbouring balcony which you might find intrusive to your privacy. Other than the CCTV this is a truly amazing place to stay and one where if made aware you can make you own decision whether to book or not dependant on your preferences to being watched.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.4Dec 2022

  • "Great property and location, we enjoyed it so much we have already booked again for next year."

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property is superb - definite wow factor in terms of the property and the views!"

    A couple of minor points for the owner: - It would be handy to have a dustpan and brush in a kitchen cupboard to keep the floors clear of crumbs. - The summary description could include that hairdryer, cleaning materials, tea towels, toilet and kitchen rolls are provided (as we took all of these as they weren’t listed). A lovely relaxing holiday in a beautiful place. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, highly recommended."

    Wake every morning to the best view in the world.

    Reviewed by Derren5.0Oct 2022

  • "First of all the Boat House and location is very impressive and the facilities in the Boat House are first rate, very modern, clean and comfortable."

    The view is spectacular overlooking Windermere and was great to sit and watch the sunset form the balcony. The use of the Kayak was a bonus and me and my wife had fun paddling on the lake. There are just a few things wrong with the Boat House which most people have mentioned already on other reviews. The drive down to the Boat House is very steep and parking is tight especially if you have a big car. The stairs from the entrance hall/WC up to the main living area are very narrow steep and for anyone with any impairments they would find it a major hindrance. Also there is no light at the top of the stairs so during the night when you needed the toilet you have to use a torch or leave the light on downstairs. If the stairs were made wider and light fitted this would make the Boat House a first rate location. The other issue was the hot tub has CCTV overlooking the tub which we found very uncomfortable and found it a breach of our privacy. I can understand CCTV needs fitting but it does not need to overlook the hot tub. The entrance hall is very slippery when it is raining outside, a door mat would sort this issue out. We loved our week and would come again I just hope the issues raised not only by me but also other guests are sorted out by the owner.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a brilliant hol at the Boathouse, Louper Weir, enjoying all the facilities to the full."

    The view of Lake Windermere from the property far surpassed the photo on the website, amazing..Kayaking on the calm waters was a delight, with the luxury of a hottub to follow. The kitchen was excellently equipped. One constructive suggestion from a person of short stature would be for inclusion of a step stool or small set of steps, as I was unable to reach most of the electric switches.Whilst fully appreciating the reason for the siting of said switches, had my companion not been taller than myself, things would have been difficult. Overall, highly recommendable.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week staying here at the boathouse."

    The view was spectacular. It was very clean and well equipped. Feedback is mostly positive. The two things which Could be improved were the staircase and the chairs, The spiral staircase was very narrow and very difficult to take lugggage up and down. This should have been flagged up in the details beforehand. The chairs were ok but I would have preferred a comfortable sofa. Overall though it was a really lovely stay and we loved having the use of the kayak .

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic property with everything you could possibly need."

    Advertisement was 100% accurate and instructions left by owmer were very useful. Marked down on cleanliness for minor issues - previous guest had left used pods in coffee machine, cheese grater in cupboard was still dirty, scuffs on walls by dining area. Didnt interrupt our experience however

    Reviewed by Abbie4.7Jul 2022

  • "I booked the boat house for my son and his new wife for their honeymoon and they ..."

    I booked the boat house for my son and his new wife for their honeymoon and they loved it so much that they didn’t want to leave

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic location and we had a great holiday here."

    Could have been even better if the slippers that were listed were actually provided. You definitely need these because of the stone floors even though the underfloor heating took the chill off. We rang the help number the following morning and were told to leave the keys in the key safe so some could be delivered but there is no information about the combination for the safe therefore this didn’t happen. At the end of the holiday I discovered we were given the wrong information as the key safe is not for guests to use BUT not having slippers was not as much of a big deal as I’ve made it sound. A couple of other things were more of an issue; - there are two cctv cameras, one pointing at the balcony and the other pointing directly at the hot tub. When we got there we were told that the owner would know if we had accessed the property even a few minutes early therefore we felt uncomfortable that we could be being watched and my partner felt this was a massive invasion of our privacy which had we known may have affected our initial decision to stay there. - on the last night we cooked a lovely steak however the kitchen window was locked and there was no key, there were no instructions for the extractor fan which we assumed would be automatic but it wasn’t. We didn’t like to fiddle with it as it was coming away from the wall. This all meant that the smoke alarms went off and again with no instructions we were unable to silence them other than by removing the batteries. Unfortunately as these were linked to the house alarm this meant that this was also alarming and no longer usable. Even the following morning the alarms started again if the batteries were replaced. There was a really good instruction folder with lots of other information in so not sure why this vital info was missing. Apart from that the venue is absolutely amazing, we loved the use of the kayak and the fantastic view. Those things would make us want to go again but we’d definitely be put off by the cameras.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Jul 2022

  • "The boat house was nice and the view was what it was in the tin ."

    .. The drive from Main Street down to accommodation was a bit steep and trying to reverse into your allocated space wasn't easy ! The worse part of boat house was the spiral stair... it was far too narrow.. we are slim built but had to walk up side ways to feel safe... trying to get luggage up was so difficult! We are both in our 70's and should have been notified of this !!!

    Reviewed by Rena4.7Jun 2022

  • "Another fabulous stay at the boat house."

    The property is extremely comfortable, well equipped, spotlessly clean and superbly located. It was such a bonus to come back after a day’s walking to a hot tub and a drink on the balcony overlooking the lake. It has everything you could need for a self catering holiday and the washer/dryer is an added bonus. Wifi would only connect in the downstairs utility and very briefly in the kitchen area which was an inconvenience but did not detract from the holiday for us but if wifi is important to you then this could be an issue. The smart TV worked fine without any connection issues. As mentioned in the listing the spiral staircase would be a problem for anyone with mobility issues. The parking is difficult due to a very steep, narrow slope down to the property and not much room to turn around due to stone walls, gateposts and a raised manhole cover. We would recommend no larger than a medium sized car for this reason but we got used to parking there quickly and found that reversing into the parking space was easier. However the plusses of the property far outweigh any minor niggles and we love it so much we have already booked to go back for a third visit. Thank you for an amazing stay.

    Reviewed by Viv5.0May 2022

  • "The property location is fantastic, we watched the sun set over the lake from the balcony most evenings."

    The hot tub was used every night and was so welcomed after a day of walking. What I will add though is that the staircase in the property was very steep and narrow and so is the drive way and parking, so this property is not for everyone. The toilet is downstairs, so you do have to tackle the staircase if you want the toilet during the night, which was a tad challenging especially as there is no bedside lamp so we had to use a torch. To avoid getting the car out of that tight space we walked into Bowness along the main road several times, and caught a taxi back in the evenings for around £10. There are plenty of taxis available. There is wifi in the appt but we never actually managed to get it to connect. The washer/dryer was a blessing though. All the cons mentioned above were soon forgotten about though once we were sat on the balcony over looking the lake watching that sun go down. Amazing, a thoroughly enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Just had an amazing week stay here and it was truly beautiful!"

    However, just a few things that were slightly annoying - The bed was far too hard. Most places have a super soft bed that you get sucked into. This was the complete opposite. Recommend a new mattress. Several cameras around which made it feel like we were being watched. I understand they are there for security but one of them overlooks the hot tub. The hot tub was far too hot, no temperature control on the hot tub to even turn it down a few degrees. No idea what the actual temperate of it even was as no indicator anywhere, guessing at least 40 degrees. Also a table and chairs by the hot tub would have been nice. No view when in the hot tub but understand that’s not possible. Spiral staircase looks good but very narrow, I’m size 16 and struggled to get up

    Reviewed by Jade4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful place, terrible access."

    Information given to find the area was fine but the access to the place was confusing. It’s difficult to understand that you have to drive through what looks like someone’s private drive way. Unfortunately we couldn’t get hold of anyone who had been via the company as it was just after 5 when we found the junction so had difficulty working out access. Once figured out , the narrow sone drive and steep hill was a challenge driving a Kia Sportage where we did suffer a scrape getting into the parking area. The place itself was amazing and views beautiful. Facilities perfect. One factor was the stairs, they are Not suitable for anyone with impaired mobility, kids, larger people etc. it was a chore trying to get the bags up. Cameras are intrusive but after a while I just ignored them. All in all it was beautiful, we would come back but to one of the larger more accessible places in the development knowing the access issues.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Apr 2022

  • "Everything was modern (appliances) and clean, the view from the seating area and balcony was the river, which was quiet and very relaxing."

    There was a kayak to use if we wished to. It was secure, the hot tub was lovely, clean and functional. We had an excellent stay and have booked for next year again.

    Reviewed by Arunima5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful place, exactly as described in the listing, information on how to operate the hot tub would be useful."

    Other than that we had a lovely relaxing weekend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2022

  • "The squeeze of the driveway and spiral staircase do test on arrival, but you do get acclimatised to this miniature marvel."

    The lake level views are captivating with snow topped hills in the background and ever changing scenery. The kayak was great fun!

    Reviewed by Edmund5.0Feb 2022

  • "Omg, we both absolutely loved this place, as soon as we entered the gates at the top of the drive."

    We are already lookking to book again, but it is very popular (which i s a good thing obviously). We were both gutted that we had to leave yesterday

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful views and looks nice but let down by lots of things."

    Rock hard bed and noisy boat bellow kept us up all night. Narrow tight spiral staircase made access difficult especially when using to loo in the night. The hot tub was far too hot to use and had cctv watching it which made it feel not private at all. The underfloor heating was either too hot or freezing cold. Poor signage as you have to go though another villas gates to access it, its down a very tight steep road, a large car would not be able to turn around at the end. Just to top it off, tried to charge us £370 for getting a small amount of my wife’s hair dye on 1 towel and one pillowcase.

    Reviewed by Ben2.8Jan 2022

  • "Great stay, facilities were excellent."

    The only 2 things we thought that could be improved would be the circular staircase and security cameras invading our privacy on the balcony overlooking the lake.

    Reviewed by Neil4.1Jan 2022

  • "Amazing place with outstanding facilities will definitely be staying here again in the future."

    Only thing I would change is the spiral staircase inside the property for a larger one or different layout which gives more room and better access as carrying luggage up and down was difficult.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jan 2022

  • "2nd stay here."

    Great location. Property is almost perfect. Only slight gripe is the chairs. Would be nice to have a sofa or more comfy chairs. Electric gates were an issue when leaving at times as would not open sometimes without trying several times. But these are small issues.

    Reviewed by Steward4.4Dec 2021

  • "The view from the boat house is the real selling point, waking up to that for the last week was breath taking."

    The boat house was clean and well equipped. The downside was the narrow spiral stair case, it was very difficult to get luggage up and down the stairs and it wasn’t practical when needing the loo in the night, the open plan layout meant you had to put one of the big lights on so you could safely get down the stairs to the bathroom. Also now we are heading in to the winter months and the water is becoming quite choppy, we spent most nights awake from the kayak banging against the sides underneath us in the boat dock. Overall we did have a great time and the views are breathtaking taking, based on the staircase and the huge price inflation for the same dates next year, it’s unlikely we would go back.

    Reviewed by Bev4.1Oct 2021

  • "What a fantastic holiday and place to stay."

    The facilities were great, amount of various kitchen gadgets was impressive to cater for all personal needs, ie, quooker tap, ninja, coffee machine of which we loved, especially as supplied with coffee pods, thank you! Loved using the sonar music system which was new to us. The bonus was the double kayak, supplied with life jackets of which we had a fantastic time exploring the lake, added with the jacuzzi to relax in later. The bathroom shower is lovely. The bathroom could be tweaked with a mirror on the wall over basin to make it easy for those who shave. Extra floor mats as water splashes out and over into bathroom for example. The spiral stairs are awkward, I sort of found my own technique to using especially as I suffer with my knee. There is no full length mirror upstairs so I left all my hair bits and hairdryer in the vestibule area and used that mirror for face etc. We only took small suitcases so managed to get up. On arrival we found the initial electric gates but missed the second lot of electric gates to go through. Another couple arriving did the same. Once we figured it out it became second to none. The road to the boat cottages is tight, really a smaller car would have been more apt plus the parking bay having to turn and reverse to get in or out. My goodness what a view over the lake awaits once there. We totally relaxed here after enjoying the many lovely surrounding towns. We picked up various leaflets from the information Centre at the top of High St, near Windermere Station when we arrived. The cottage agency is very near to them where we collected the keys. Windermere & Bowness-on-Windermere have such lovely shops, cafes, pubs and eateries which we really enjoyed. Kendal was a lovely town again with fab shops and food places. We loved visiting the antiques emporiums in surrounding areas sourced from the internet. The towns get very busy with cars and carparks get full very quickly. Best to arrive early to get parked. Sadly, the volume of cars may lead to tail backs especially on change over days of cottages. Everyone we met in shops etc were so friendly and accommodating. Thank you to the staff who located my birthday cards and forwarded them to my home address. We thought the Lake District was amazing and this boat holiday cottage was just the icing on the cake. We would have booked again for same week but unfortunately it has gone up by considerably by £400. Such a shame!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2021

  • "One word- WOW!"

    We returned last week from the most wonderful stay at the Boathouse, we only live around 45 minutes away but we felt as though were in another world. The boathouse was such a beautiful place, with views you could only dream of, the sunsets were absolutely stunning especially when enjoyed on the balcony overlooking the lake and of course with a bottle of Prosecco! The sun set right in front of us each night and the views were just something else. In addition, the jetty out to the lake was the perfect addition and the ducks enjoyed this too as they visited us each day. We thoroughly enjoyed taking the kayak (life jackets included) out many times through the electric controller door and of course the jacuzzi which we relaxed in twice a day nearly every day! The boathouse itself featured some fantastic, high quality amenities- the Dyson fan and speaker system were a favourite with my partner as well as the brilliantly equipped kitchen. The boathouse was very difficult to fault although the spiral staircase could be improved to allow less able people to be able to access the upstairs. In addition, the driveway is extremely tight and clearer directions on how to access the drive to the boathouse would be recommend. Overall, our stay was just perfect and we loved every minute- a picture perfect, romantic place- we can’t wait to return one day. 7 nights just wasn’t long enough. Thank you so much for a most amazing stay!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2021

  • "Everything about the Boat House was fantastic."

    Lovely location and everything supplied in the property was of high standard. One thing we would say is that we have noted that your prices for 2022 have increased by about 35% for same time next year and this would put us off booking again for this time. Once travel does start to resume people will start taking foreign holidays again however if the prices were similar to what we paid for this year then we would still consider a UK rental but the price has to be reasonable.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time staying at The Boat House at Louper Weir."

    The views were spectacular, everything about the accommodation was perfect and we can't wait to come back! The kitchen was really well equipped and had everything that we needed and more. The king sized bed was super comfy, and the two chairs by the balcony doors had the most amazing views. We got great use out of the kayak; it was such a good way to explore the lake. We also really enjoyed standing on the jetty and watching the birds and ducks. The Boat House as a whole felt very luxurious and we feel like we've been spoilt rotten for the week...I think that might have something to do with going in the hot tub every day and watching the beautiful sunsets from the balcony.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2021

  • "The boathouse is in a fantastic location and is very comfortable with everything you could need."

    We had an amazing time and have already booked to stay again. The cleanliness is exceptional and we could look at the view all day long and never get bored - a wonderful place to have breakfast on the balcony. The only suggestions I could think of would be to improve the staircase - as the spiral staircase that is currently in place is very narrow and it's difficult to get luggage up and down. This would not be suitable for everyone. Also clearer instructions when arriving to say that you need to go through LakeView property gates to get to the boathouse as we drove all the way down to Lakeside then had to reverse back up. It says drive through both sets of gates but does not make it clear which ones.

    Reviewed by Viv4.7Jun 2021

  • "Overall it was well furnished and a very well equipped kitchen, however I was very disappointed by the very narrow spiral staircase that made it difficult to take large suitcases upstairs."

    Our stay would have been enhanced by a reasonably sized mirror in the bathroom, a shaving point to charge shavers or electric toothbrushes, a mosquito screen for the doors facing the lake, and access to the jetty. However all that said, I would recommend it and would happily stay there again.

    Thank you for our feedback and for your suggestions, we have taken this on board and will supply the items you have mentioned for future guests. There is always a key to the wet dock and jetty in the property if you had advised you could not locate this we would have supplied a apre key. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4May 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation with top quality furnishings and fittings."

    Excellent view and location. BUT we recommend that you add a warning notice to any adverts you place for this property: the spiral stair access between the ground and first floors is ridiculously narrow and difficult to manoeuvre particularly with luggage etc. This property is NOT suitable for anyone with any mobility problems and should be listed as such. Also the driveway down to the boathouse is very steep and narrow and tricky for large vehicles.

    Reviewed by John3.8Apr 2021

  • "There is a need to make it clear that the second set of gates do not belong to a separate property they are the access to this property."

    The spiral staircase does look out of sinc with the rest of the property and a more substantial one would enhance the holiday. It was only towards the end of the week that I became comfortable using this staircase. Lamps next to the bed would have helped rather than having to walk in the dark from the light switches.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2021

  • "Wow, what a gem of a place."

    Absolutely beautiful boathouse in a stunning location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and the view is not one we got bored of, whatever the weather. The boathouse itself was finished to a high standard with lots of mod cons and an extensive range of equipment for use in the kitchen! The use of the kayak was also an added bonus which we did manage to take out on the lake. Loved the hot tub and the fact that it was sheltered was ideal for use whatever the weather We will definitely be back again and would highly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Deana5.0Dec 2020

  • "The Boathouse itself was fantastic, with views only one can dream of."

    The facilities within the boathouse itself exceeded expectations and you have everything you need if not more. The only drawback was the spiral staircase which is extremely narrow and difficult to carry things up. We fortunately are both very small in stature so it was OK but even we struggled with our suitcases. Overall I would highly recommend this property and no doubt we will be back in the summer months

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was a fantastic property with one of the best views from a holiday rental that we have ever enjoyed."

    The furnishings were high end and everything was done to a great standard. The kayak in the downstairs dock was another fantastic touch. The electric dock door and access to your own private jetty were also great touches. A truly special boathouse. I have two points of feedback that the owner may want to look address: - The spiral staircase is very small, it is difficult to take anything of size (think suitcase or shopping) without a difficult squeeze. This may make the property not suitable for elderly people. Compared with the high quality designed decor the staircase also looks a bit odd - The SONOS sound system installed in the ceiling is connected to the main house, so if the renter in the main house is not familiar or ignorant to how SONOS works you will find them playing music in your property, which can get pretty annoying, especially when they are Justin Beiber fans and you want to sleep

    Reviewed by Joseph4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a problem with the under floor heating."

    . you are unable to control this in the apartmenr and the flat became really stifling in the evening and with it being in the water obviously you cannot open the doors. We spoke to the cleaner and she said the owner controls in by an app on his phone.! The boathouse is slightly isolated from Bowness which was not an issue for me but my partner does not drive.and there is not anything local .. If you do not like spiders this is not for you! . The plus side are many, it’s beautiful, state of the art facilities , maybe a microwave, I personally would not stay there again .. but it is a beautiful property .

    Reviewed by Shaun3.1Sep 2020

  • "What a fantastic place to spend some down time, the property has everything you need and more, everything in the property was high quality, the only down side was the spiral staircase, it needs adjusting/moving so you dont come to the bottom facing the wall with only a gap just big enough to get out."

    However I would not hesitate to book again the property was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Boathouse at Louper Weir was a perfect getaway on Lake Windermere."

    Relaxing atmosphere, perfect for the kayak enthusiast as you could be in bed one minute and on the water the next! It has everything you could want. From the fully equipped kitchen, the comfy bed with a gorgeous view, the chilled hot tub, the balcony to watch the sun to down of an evening...it was perfect for us. Can't wait to go back again!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2020

  • "We absolutely loved this place."

    It is so well equipped and we had a unique experience. We have booked to return three more times and we cannot wait to return ! It felt luxurious, romantic and relaxing. It is so special to be this close to the lake. We saw it in sunshine and torrential rain and both were stunning. We loved the amazing view and being able to watch the sunset from the balcony. Our only suggestions would be to let people know that they need to go through the two wooden gates. Could there be a sign post ? We ended up going down the wrong slope and had to reverse back up it ! It has everything we needed (and more) ! It was great for the hot tub to already be hot and ready to use. The only thing missing strangely was a tin opener. Amazing value for money for such a beautifully developed boat house. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a lovely spot, enjoyed a romantic break - will certainly be going back"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2020

  • "One of the very best places we have ever stayed."

    Location, facilities, the view, the finish within = all perfect. I’m fortunate in that as part of my job I travel a lot and stay in some nice hotels, but all told, this was #1, especially when factoring in the expense.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jul 2020

  • "The description was not fully accurate at the time of our visit as the site was not fully finished."

    there was no car park space next to the boathouse meaning we had to carry everything from the car along a path which was not an issue for us but some guests may find this difficult. There was no mention of restricted access in climbing the spiral staircase to gain access to the main living/sleeping area, again not an issue for us but other guests would struggle with any mobility issues. There was no welcome pack to explain how things worked within the property and for anyone arriving late and in the dark I think they would struggle to locate the property. However, the property for us was great especially the quality of fittings, kitchen, bedding and outside Jacuzzi and the service provided by the owners when we reported an issue with the shower water not draining away it was quickly resolved.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Jan 2020

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  • First-floor studio layout
  • Super king-size bed in open-plan living space with kitchen, Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, Dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Eco underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, Smart TV with Freeview, music streaming, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Complimentary toiletries provided
  • Designated parking space for one car
  • Private outdoor hot tub
  • STRICTLY no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles pub 0.5 miles
  • Please note as the hot tub is emptied, cleaned, re filled and re heated between each booking it may not be at the optimum temperature until at least 7pm on your day of arrival and on your day of departure the hot tub will be drained at 9.30am

The property

Bowness-on-Windermere 2.6 miles.

Boasting a stunning architectural design, The Boat House at Louper Weir can be found situated on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere, in an area known locally as "Millionaires mile" due to its lavish landscapes and lifestyle.

This dwelling is ideal for a romantic retreat for couples seeking an active holiday in the Lake District or a weekend celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary.

Enter through the electric gates from the road and follow the steep drive down through the Louper Weir Estate, towards the beautiful views of Lake Windermere, following signs for The Boat House.

Park up at the rear of the Boat House and enter the dwelling down a set of several steps.

Arrive into the hallway where the spacious shower room can be found, fit with luxury fixtures and fittings and complimentary toiletries.

This room reflects the contemporary style and high standard of the property.

The living arrangement can be found up a narrow spiral staircase to the first floor, where you will find a bright and airy open-plan living space with a sitting area home to Norwegian stress-less chairs where you can recline in the evenings, a well-equipped contemporary kitchen, and a dining area to enjoy all of your romantic meals.

The bedroom area can also be found in this space, with a super king-size bed and patio doors out onto the balcony with spectacular views out onto Lake Windermere, this spot is perfect for enjoying your morning cup of tea or an evening drink after exploring the Lake District.

For an evening of true relaxation, head outside to discover your own private hot tub for two, conveniently undercover, so can kick back and relax in the waters at any time of the year.

The dwelling also hosts access to the wet dock, as well as providing you with a two-man kayak (for use at your own risk), perfect for the thrill seeker.

If you are bringing your own small boat or a dinghy this can be launched in nearby in Bowness-on-Windermere.

The local area of the cottage is perfect for tranquil walks and nature spotting, however just a short car journey will bring you to the bustling town of Bowness-on-Windermere where you can find a wide selection of attractions including The World of Beatrix Potter, art galleries, and watersporting activities on the lake.

Encompassed by the glorious lands of the Lake District National Park, The Boat House at Louper Weir offers spectacular views and plenty of activity to enjoy whilst on your romantic getaway.

Please be aware that there are some building works being carried out next door to Louper Weir. The owner has therefore reflected this in their advertised rates for any disruption caused.

Holidays can not end on a Sunday.

Please note that access to the property is via a steep driveway

Please note: Due to the narrow spiral staircase, this property is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.

The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, cinema, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and the Old Laundry Theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is three miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There is also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and 'Go-Ape' adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

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