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Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum 
Boat house
Nestled at the bottom of a private track, Far Boathouse is a beautifully appointed tranquil retreat right on the edge of Ullswater, in fact you don’t actually see it until you descend down toward towards the lake. Far enough from the noise and bustle of life, but within easy access to the real world, only a 15-minute drive from the M6. Perfect for all weathers as the views of lake, hills and sky are stunning. As a base for walking, touring the Lakes, water sports, bird watching or just chilling out, a quintessential experience. Sublime for mini moon, honeymoon, a unique romantic venue. Perfect for that special anniversary, a birthday, somewhere unique to propose or simply get away and relax. Far Boathouse will add extras too depending on the occasion, a nice bottle of wine, Champagne, Pro...Nestled at the bottom of a private track, Far Boathouse is a beautifully appointed tranquil retreat right on the edge of Ullswater, in fact you don’t actually see it until you descend down toward towards the lake. Far enough from the noise and bustle of life, but within easy access to the real world, only a 15-minute drive from the M6. Perfect for all weathers as the views of lake, hills and sky are stunning. As a base for walking, touring the Lakes, water sports, bird watching or just chilling out, a quintessential experience. Sublime for mini moon, honeymoon, a unique romantic venue. Perfect for that special anniversary, a birthday, somewhere unique to propose or simply get away and relax. Far Boathouse will add extras too depending on the occasion, a nice bottle of wine, Champagne, Prosecco and chocolates just to add a personal touch. The interior is unique, cosy and homely with a well-equipped kitchen with all the utensils you need and a wine cooler adds a touch of luxury. There is an electric oven with hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, coffee making machine (Ground coffee). The open plan living dining area hosts a stylish marble dining table, which seats 4 (just in case friends pop in to say hello!). There is a huge sofa, which looks out of the bio fold glass doors to breath taking views of the lake and the hills. Alternatively on a sunny day sit outside on the balcony and watch the sailboats pass by and of course the ducks and swans are regular visitors. If you are very lucky Mr otter may come and visit! Look out for the amazing skies especially at sunrise and sunset, stargazing at the night skies and the romantic moonlight that sometimes shines into the boathouse. Relax and unwind with a DVD playing on the Sony TV. Binoculars, books of wild life and birds, Monopoly, chess, cards and dominoes are there for your leisure time. Unwind in the unique driftwood style wood bathroom, with a large overhead shower, toilet and washbasin, luxurious towels and bathrobes are provided along with a range of toiletries. The cosy bedroom has a king-size bed with luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding and a sprinkle of rose petals to create a touch of romance. The bedroom has a Sony TV, quirky little dressing table and wardrobe for storage.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Super King
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Jayne L
Hosting since August 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 91%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsKeys will be in a key box, the number will be sent to you once booking is complete. I am always happy for guest to contact me direct for any further information

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NicandGreg
NicandGreg
Warrington, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing and beautiful
Had the most amazing few days in the gorgeous boat house. It’s location and views are magical. Such a relaxing and peaceful place, we hardly went out. My husband could fish all day and I just sat reading in the tranquil setting, even managed to sit out as the weather was nice. Beautifully clean, the bed and pillows were so comfy and everything you could possibly need was provided. Thank you so much Jayne for all the extra little touches you left (we were there for my husbands 50th), greatly appreciated and certainly made it a very special visit. Will definitely return to this little piece of heaven.
Visited July 2023
Written 15 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jayne L
Jayne L
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay at the Ullswater Far Boathouse. I am delighted you had a fantastic time and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity at this special place. I hope you took away some special memories and welcome you again soon. Blessings Jayne
Written 20 August 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elaine
Elaine
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A place to recharge your soul
Just returned for the most beautiful holiday let. All that has been said before does not do this magical place justice.. Far boat house offers one the most amazing experiences a human can have, peace, nature on your doorstep, a calming effect and tranquility. It has its own vibe as soon as entering. The credit for this beautiful place has to be down to the fabulous position on the lake. From entering you are drawn to the large window that frames the beautiful moving water right outside your door, the majestic mountains and undulating hills fill the landscape.. The owner Jayne has also contributed to the magic of this environment, her essence is all over the beautiful home, lots of little quirks and personal additions, sheep door draught excluders, and beautiful wood pieces of furniture, it feels as though all things placed are with a heartfelt sincerity.. Far boat house has everything you need, rt down to air purifiers and hot and cool air blowers.. I need not repeat all the other fantastic reviewers have said but reiterate the magic of this place is it position, it's positive energy and Jayne the owners ability to produce a fantastic soulful product .. We will return, it is in our heart.. Ellen
Visited October 2022
Written 24 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jayne L
Jayne L
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay at the Ullswater Far Boathouse. I am delighted you had a fantastic time and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity at this special place. It is wonderful guests like you that help create such a special vibe. I hope you took away some special memories and welcome you again soon.
Written 20 August 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anne K
Anne K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mesmerising!
The Far Boathouse is simply mesmerising!! Thanks so much to Jayne for all the little gifts and thoughtful arrangements. We had the most amazing time, enjoying the scenery and admiring the ducks and swans who visited us every day. The boathouse is exquisitely decorated for comfort and relaxation. Great place to unwind!!
Visited January 2022
Written 26 January 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jayne L
Jayne L
Thank you fro taking the time to write this amazing review, I am so pleased you had a relaxing time and you were so lucky with the weather - Amazing views!
Written 30 January 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Berg1983
Berg1983
Birmingham, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magical
In my opinion, Ullswater is England’s most beautiful lake and Far boathouse is uniquely positioned to take full advantage of… The accommodation is well appointed and Jayne was fantastic…
Visited October 2021
Written 19 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jayne L
Jayne L
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay at the Ullswater Far Boathouse. I am delighted you had a fantastic time and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity at this special place. I hope you took away some special memories and welcome you again soon.
Written 29 December 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Martin B
Martin B
High Wycombe, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A piece of Lake District Heaven
What really can I say that hasn't already been said. We have just spent the most incredibly relaxing week at the most amazing Boathouse on the most beautiful lake. The boathouse really is nothing short of amazing ... So beautiful. The interior has everything . Full to the brim of luxury and quality products ... Just so beautiful inside and out. The thoughtfulness of Jayne to add those lovely touches that makes that smile on your face after driving down the lane and finding the Boathouse even wider. The peace , tranquility and that view ... Oh that view... A view to die for. I just can't wait to return one day soon. Thank you Jayne for sharing with us your truly unique and beautiful home.
Visited October 2021
Written 15 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jayne L
Jayne L
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay at the Ullswater Far Boathouse. I am delighted you had a fantastic time and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity at this special place. I hope you took away some special memories and welcome you again soon. Blessings Jayne
Written 29 December 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Voyage43038020398
Voyage43038020398
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow!
Turn off the road and down the tree-lined track and in a few minutes you are welcomed with an amazing view and a magical boathouse. An away from it all retreat. Cozy inside, extremely well furnished and equipped, together with a few special gifts from Jayne. Such a special place to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and we will certainly be back.
Visited September 2020
Written 3 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jayne L
Jayne L
Thank you for being such perfect guests and I am delighted that you had a wonderful time at The Far Boathouse. I hope you took away with you some special memories and I would love you to come back sometime, maybe experience a different season. Best Wishes Jayne
Written 28 April 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Margaret C
Margaret C
Brighouse, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Retreat
Had a wonderful stay at Far Boathouse. Perfect place to get away from it all. The views are second to none and the boathouse is very well equipped with everything you need plus some very welcome extra touches from Jayne the host. Highly recommended.
Visited September 2020
Written 24 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jayne L
Jayne L
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, I am so pleased you had an amazing stay and enjoyed the treats! Best Wishes Jayne
Written 19 May 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tel T
Tel T
United Kingdom56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just Perfect !
Our second visit to Jayne`s wonderful Far Boathouse and was just as good as the first ! A little bit of heaven right here on earth . The tranquility , the ever-changing scenery and the well equipped accommodation make for a perfect getaway. We didn`t feel the need to go out much during our 5 day stay as it`s such a perfect place to be. Thanks for everything Jayne.
Visited September 2020
Written 15 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jayne L
Jayne L
Thank you for taking time to write this lovely review and I am so pleased your second visit was just as special! I look forward to you next visit! Best Wishes Jayne
Written 19 May 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

spence1971195
spence1971195
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolute paradise
5 star Heaven! Boathouse is beautiful , clean and in the most amazing surroundings. Host added little touches That just made it special. Didn’t want to leave!!
Visited September 2020
Written 15 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jayne L
Jayne L
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay at the Ullswater Far Boathouse. I am delighted you had a fantastic time and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity at this special place. I hope you took away some special memories and welcome you again soon Best Wishes Jayne
Written 29 April 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

linda g
linda g
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just perfect
The Boathouse is wonderfully designed so you can sit all day watching out over the lake from the enormous sofa, or of course from the balcony if the weather is on your side. The whole place is beautifully and thoughtfully equipped with everything one might need to be cosy and comfortable. Even on the busiest of weekends it was quiet and private. Being right on the lake was a joy for a swimmer and the enormous shower had plenty of space for hanging costumes to dry. I cant wait to go back!
Visited August 2020
Written 10 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jayne L
Jayne L
Thank you for leaving this wonderful review, i am delighted that you had a wonderful time and I am sure you had some spectacular views. Well done for swimming in the lake! I do hope you can come back again and thank you for being perfect guests Best Wishes Jayne
Written 29 April 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas

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How to get there
Far Boathouse on Ullswater Watermillock, Ullswater Nr. Penrith Cumbria, CA11 0JJ M6 Exit J40 – Penrith/Eden Far Boathouse a few moments drive to Ullswater By Sat Nav: Enter CA11 0JH which will take you to Watermillock on the A592. When you reach CA11 0JH, enter CA11 0JJ and continue carefully along the A592 for a few hundred meters looking for the turn in on the left ( the same side of the road that Ullswater lake is on) Follow the lane for 1000 meters or so until you see the gate and sign for Far Boathouse. You’ve reached Far Boathouse on Ullswater! By Road: From M6/Penrith: Exit the M6 at Junction 40. Take the A66 signposted Keswick and Workington. At the first roundabout, Rheghed, take the 2nd exit onto the A592 signposted Ullswater and Glenridding for 3 miles. At the Ullswater Lake T junction keep right on the A592 for exactly 2.2 miles. Proceed for 2 miles with the lake on your left, passing the Brackenrigg Pub on your right and The Ramsbeck Hotel on your left. After 1.8 miles you drive past Waterside House on your left. 0.3 miles later after a right hand bend you will see a Laurel hedge in front of the New Lodge House, if you pass the Leeming House Hotel you have driven 350 yards too far. At the entrance to the New Lodge House there are sandstone gateposts with a mirror and an ornate white five bar gate, this is the entrance to the lane to the property. Follow the track for approximately 400 yards. The gate for Far Boathouse is directly in front of you. The key box is by the door at the property. By Train/ Taxi: 7.5 miles from Penrith Rail Station
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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