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Lakeshore Boathouse ref: 128204

Bowness on Windermere, Bowness on Windermere
4 Stars
  • Sleeps 2/42/4
Parking2 carsGardenYes
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessNo


Three words sum up Lakeshore Boathouse - location, location, location! We are thrilled to be able to offer our holidaymakers the opportunity to enjoy a property whose conservatory over hangs Lake Windermere. This superb, semi detached boathouse sits literally in the water! With its own private jetty and small secluded beach area, Lakeshore Boathouse is a perfect romantic retreat to enjoy precious time with your loved one against the most glorious backdrop you are ever likely to find. Alternatively as it boasts in addition a twin bedded room, it is an opportunity for an enjoyable family holiday or break.Comfortably furnished with quality kitchen  and shower rooms and an enormous master bedroom with en suite, the boathouse has been cleverly designed to take advantage of the setting with the main living areas facing the water. Nearby Bowness is a thriving tourist hot spot, teeming with bars and restaurants, interesting shops and galleries. Motor and rowing boats can also be hired at Bowness Bay and can be moored at the boathouse for the duration of your stay. Visitors may wish to bring their own boats and can be moored on the wonderful jetty that the property offers. You could even fish from the jetty!

The property may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties as there are a number of steps leading down to the boathouse.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Lakeshore Boathouse has under floor electric heating to carpeted areas.
The property comprises:
Hallway: Leading to...
Master bedroom: Lavish and spacious with king size bed, TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 2: With 3ft twin beds, small drawer unit and three small cupboards above for guest use.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
Lounge/Diner: With pebble radiant fire, TV and CD/DVD/ipod unit.
Kitchen area: Compact in style with combination microwave oven, halogen hob and larder fridge. Table top freezer in one corner. There are drying facilities.
Conservatory: With comfortable leather seating and full width folding doors opening up to the vista of the lake and the glorious mountain views beyond.


All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Highchair available. Washing machine and freezer available for guests use.


Garden views with large terrace. Lawn area with garden shrubbery. Furniture and BBQ provided. Whilst a superb romantic retreat for two it's also suitable for a small family as the second bedroom has 3ft twin beds. The property is accessed from the car park via a number of steps.
A refundable damage deposit of £100 is payable one week prior to arrival
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960

Nearest townBownessShops1 Mile
Distance1.5 MileRestaurant1 Mile
Nearest railway stationWindermerePub1 Mile
Distance2.5 MilesLakeOn the lake

About the local area

Bowness-on-Windermere is one of the most popular locations in the Lake District. Situated midway down Lake Windermere, a long promenade skirts the lake with views over a busy harbour where pleasure cruisers arrive and depart taking visitors up and down the lake.

The town has a vibrant, bustling atmosphere, especially in the summer months and a superb lakeside setting with lovely views across and down the lake. A car ferry runs to the far side of the lake taking visitors to Sawrey and Hawkshead or you can take a trip on one of the steamers north to Ambleside or south to Lakeside.

There is plenty to see and do including the Beatrix Potter Exhibition and Steamboat Museum, as well as an 18 hole ‘pitch and put’ and sailing marinas. Bowness provides a good selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants as well as a wide range of shops, all within easy reach.

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about Lakeshore Boathouse

Mrs  Taylor -

Very comfortable and cosy boat house. Amazing to watch the wildlife and changing lake.

Had a fantastic time, great accommodation, even managed to see the otter

Tim, Carla, Olivia & Lucas -

Had a fantastic time, great accommodation, even managed to see the otter

Ms  Moffat -

Delightful - fab views and very comfortable. Website informative and easy to navigate.

Lovely few days watching the world go by – amazing location, hope to return soon.

Lovely time, beautiful view. Will return in the future.

Storry  & Brown -

Lovely time, beautiful view. Will return in the future.

Mrs  Metcalf -


Fabulous holiday, wonderful walks, as soon as we get back we will be booking for next year!

The Metcalfes -

Fabulous holiday, wonderful walks, as soon as we get back we will be booking for next year!

Mrs  Dowsett -

Spoke with staff by phone and email, all were most helpful. Very much appreciated early entry to property which enabled me to raise heating before dark (snowing!). Compared to some other websites, your filtering was the best and easiest to use. Having booked in the end of January I worried that it might be cold but aside from the hall and shower it is beautifully cosy and warm!

What an amazing location, spent lazy days & watching the world go by in the truly amazing spot.

Willis & Family -

Many visits from the otters and swans, house welcoming, wonderful stay

Ian & Annette -

What an amazing location, spent lazy days & watching the world go by in the truly amazing spot.

Fantastic location, wildlife & even the RAF planes overhead.

Fantastic week here in the boathouse, loved watching the wildlife, feeding gulls & swans & believe it or not an otter!

Jane, Mick & Chris -

Fantastic week here in the boathouse, loved watching the wildlife, feeding gulls & swans & believe it or not an otter!

Victoria & Richard -

Fantastic location, wildlife & even the RAF planes overhead.

Mr - Heaton -

Very satisfied with every part of booking to coming to our cottage.

A Lovely stay in this gorgeous boathouse. Kayaked & caught a few fish!

Paul, Jane, Ben & Sam -

A Lovely stay in this gorgeous boathouse. Kayaked & caught a few fish!

Miss  Boyes -

No recommendations - very happy overall. Everyone friendly and efficient. Although we used the brochure and booked by phone, we have looked at the website several times, and it is very good. We had a great time. Thank you.

Mr  Altermatt -

Up to expectations, pleasant stay.

Mrs  Discombe -

Overall very good.

Mrs  Doran -


Mrs  Dixon -

Wonderful location.

Mrs  Hook -

It was just perfect!!!

The Beardmore Family -

Fantastic weekend at The Boathouse - could not have asked for anything better. We hope to visit again.

The Butler Family -

We came for a relaxing holiday which was more than achieved. Really enjoyed just sitting in the conservatory enjoying the views, we were even lucky enough to see a few stunning sunsets and the otter.

Mrs K  beardmore -

Truly wowed on arrival! Fabulous location and facilities.

Mrs -  hadfield -

Had a wonderful time and would come here again. A wonderful honeymoon with a stunning view from the boat house. A place for escapism!

K.W.C. Evans -

Good value for money in an excellent location

Mr & Mrs R Williams -


Mr C Roberts -


Mrs   clarkson -

Excellent, would come again!

Mrs K Clarkson -


Mr & Mrs A Cocker -


T Turnbul -

Would definately return. Hopefully the owners will still allow dogs. Most relaxing place, we have stayed.

A Billing -

Very Clean and designed for its location. On reading the customer/guest book on arrival, an trivial detail regarding the property was answered by the owner and rectified. Very Pleased with its cleanliness and views. A quiet location but just a small journey away from Bowness. Excellent.

Mr M Kelly -

A fab place to stay, it has everything you need :)

A Wesley -

Property was very good / very comfortable...the owners seem to have thought of everything

J A Saines -

lovely place

W Anderson -

Fantastic. Would return again.

Miss A Hunter -

This really is an amazing house. Well equipped and decorated but, really, it’s the views that takes it to another level.

Wts Sargent -


E Legg -

Nice location.

Coniston Water

The third largest lake in the Lake District is Coniston Water measuring five miles long and half a mile wide. This is a very popular tourist attraction with a cafe by the pier.

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Grizedale Forest

The popular woodland of Grizedale Forest measures over 24km squared and is full of activities and attractions to enjoy during your holiday.

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Ambleside Roman Fort

Located on the outskirts of Ambleside you can find the Ambleside Roman Fort which dates back to the 2nd century. These remains are well marked and were probably built during Roman times as a watch out. It is now managed and protected by the National Trust.

Cookhouse Galleries

Cookhouse galleries are a family run business which was first set up back in 1981 and is well known for its wide variety of artwork and photography from many different artists from the Lake District area.

Stagshaw Gardens

Over eight acres of beautiful gardens can be found overlooking the lake of Windermere, just south of Ambleside. Spring is the best time to visit this amazing location when the flora is at their best with the bluebells covering lots of the area.

Stockghyll Force

The water of Stockghyll tumbles down beautifully over the rocks before pleasantly running further along through the town of Ambleside. To reach the waterfall you take the picturesque footpath through the Stock Ghyll Woods which in early spring is beautiful with all the colourful daffodils.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

A gallery of Beatrix Potter’s illustrations and drawings can be found in the 17th Century building which was once the office to her solicitor husband, William Heelis. The gallery has a ever changing exhibition of her work with a room styled as her husband once had it as an office.

Brantwood House and Gardens

The Brantwood historic house and gardens was once the home of John Ruskin who is a well known part of the history of Coniston for his large collection of writings, drawings and watercolours. The house is also a museum showing a collection of Ruskin’s possessions for you to explore.

Go Ape in Grizedale Forest

If rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip wires sound like your thing, Go Ape is the place to go during your holiday. This challenging course is up high in the tree tops and is an exhilarating adventure for all ages.

Hill Top

Hill Top was once home to the well known and amazing Beatrix Potter and is open to go and visit. It is the perfect place to go and learn about the lovely author who brought the wonderful tales of the animals in the lakes to life!

Ruskin Museum

Since 1901 Ruskin museum has been open for visitors in Coniston, it was set up in memory of John Ruskin who was well known for his talents in the Victorian era, just a few of these talents are in art, geology, writing and teaching. The museum shows information and artifacts about the history of Coniston.

Walking to Lever Waterfalls & Levers Water

If you are walking in the Coppermines Valley area then you should definitely visit the Lever Waterfalls and the reservoir of Levers Water.

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Fell Foot Park

The views of Lake Windermere beyond the park are breathtaking. The Victorian lawns and garden sweep away to fine picnic areas and lakeshore. Enjoy The Boathouse Cafe with its patio, where you can enjoy watching the boats and soak in the atmosphere.


The Brownes of Townend were just an ordinary farming family, but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories.

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Low Wood Watersports & Activity Centre

Low Wood Watersports and Activity Centre is located on Lake Windermere and is the place to go if you want to experience the thrill great activities on the water.

Read more about Low Wood Watersports & Activity Centre
Loughrigg Fell Walk

You can walk up Loughrigg Fell easily from Ambleside resulting in a great view at the top of the surrounding lakes and rivers.

Loughrigg Terrace Walk

For a low level circular walk from Ambleside, go for a stroll along the Loughrigg Terrace, providing you with spectacular views of the surrounding central Lakeland fells.

Lake Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District.

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The World of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness on Windermere, takes you on a journey through the life and work of Beatrix Potter.

Read more about The World of Beatrix Potter
Cycling in Grizedale Forest

As well as several designated walking paths Grizedale Forest Park also provides dedicated routes for cyclist and mountain bikers. There are a range of waymarked trails that lead around the forest.

Read more about Cycling in Grizedale Forest
Help & Advice

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What our customers say

Mrs  Taylor - April 2015

Very comfortable and cosy boat house. Amazing to watch the wildlife and changing lake.

April 2015

Had a fantastic time, great accommodation, even managed to see the otter

Tim, Carla, Olivia & Lucas - April 2015

Had a fantastic time, great accommodation, even managed to see the otter

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Cumbrian Cottages is a trading name of Wyndham Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number 00965389. VAT Registration Number GB 598 2299 77. Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB94 0AA.