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The Boat House at Louper Weir

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1022695)


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22 Customer Reviews

  • "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 NeilJan 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 ChrisJan 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 StewardDec 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 BevOct 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 RuthSep 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 LauraAug 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 LisaJul 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 NicolaJun 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 StewartJun 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 RebeccaMay 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 JohnApr 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 PaulineApr 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 DeanaDec 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 DianeOct 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 JosephSep 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 ShaunSep 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 RichardAug 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 was perfect for us. Can't wait to go back again!

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 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 MarkAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by RichardJul 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 BenJul 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 NeilJan 2020

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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 drive down through the Louper Weir Estate 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, bathrobes and slippers, 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.


  • First-floor studio layout
  • Super king-size bed in open-plan living space with kitchen, 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, bathrobes and slippers provided
  • Designated parking space for one car
  • Private outdoor hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles pub 0.5 miles

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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, 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 less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are 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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Region Information

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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