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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England
This unique, iconic, luxury Lake District Cottage is an 'ideal honeymoon cottage in a location to die for', stunning views of Lake Ullswater and the fells can be viewed whilst relaxing on the balcony of this traditional boathouse or from the bedroom through the patio doors.
Unsurprisingly, the Duke of Portland Boathouse has been voted "the best waterside retreat" by BBC Countryfile Magazine! It's location at the top of Ullswater gives it superb, unparalleled views across this beautiful lake.
It is one of the most iconic and most photographed buildings in the Lake District. The boathouse originally belonged to the 3rd Duke of Portland in the 18th century but he had to sell it along with his Cumberland estates to pay his legal bills. His loss is our gain!
Park beside the boathouse and climb the steps to enter a unique,...
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About the Manager, Cottage Holiday Group
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jul 2011
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 2,206 reviews and 435 properties
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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Booked this for a special occasion, 50th birthday present for my partner who had always wanted to stay here, we only had two nights. On his birthday the gas ran out and we had no hot water, no heating, could not use the oven or the stove kettle so we couldn't make a cup of tea. We were half way...

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Good afternoon The owners were shocked to receive your call at 9.30pm reporting a lack of gas at the boathouse. This of course should never have happened for which we have apologised to yourselves. It has certainly never occurred before. Unfortunately it was not possible to remedy this immediately and our maintenance team attended 8am the next morning to sort...


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Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Although we live just 2 miles from this wonderful iconic boathouse it has long been on our bucket list to stay in it. We were not disappointed its a wonderful place that is immaculate in every way with amazing views from the balcony - totally peaceful and romantic - we will definitely be back -big thanks to David Julia and...

Management response:

Good afternoon Thank you for your review following your recent stay at The Duke of Portland Boathouse. We are delighted you finally got to tick this off your bucket list and had a wonderful stay at this amazing place! It is great to hear that you plan to return and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards Lakes...


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Steven T
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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This building is tremendous, from the isolation by the lake, to the excellent decoration inside. we stayed last weekend, although the weather was against us, this didn't matter as we were staying at this luxury accommodation.

Management response:

Good afternoon Thank you for your review following your stay at the Duke of Portland Boathouse. We are delighted you had a superb time at this tremendous place and we hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards Lakes Cottage Holidays 017687 74060


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