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Boston House ref: 127199

Windermere, Windermere, Staveley and Troutbeck Bridge
4 Stars
  • Sleeps 1414
Parking6 carsGardenYes
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessYes

Shortbreaks available from Monday to Friday 4 nights, Friday to Monday 3 nights throughout the year (not usually available in the school holidays).

Valid from: 10 Jan 2012 to 17 Dec 2016


Boston House ('sister property' to Alice Howe and Bannerrigg) is the perfect base for large groups of friends or families to take a holiday or a short break. The property sleeps 14 comfortably in 7 bedrooms, each bedroom has an ipod dock alarm clock, white cotton bedding and TV. Five of the bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms; the other two rooms have separate bathrooms, which means every bedroom has private facilities. For the romantics in your party there are two four poster beds and one half tester bed.
During the 2008 winter period Boston House has had an exterior makeover. The rear courtyard has been cleared and a new raised slate bed patio has been installed. At the front of the property the car park has been expanded and there is now parking for up to 6 cars.
Newly refitted kitchen with solid oak units, Lakeland slate work-tops, 7 ring burner - twin oven range cooker. 46 bottle wine cooler and 8 seat central island unit.
The lounge has a living flame gas fire, leather settees, larger flat screen TV, DVD player cinema surround sound system and a hifi with ipod dock. The fireplace designed by Pugin is believed to be a small-scale replica of the one he designed for Westminster palace. The dining room has a huge table perfect for entertaining a large group. It is equipped with a Base ipod dock. New 14 seat cinema in the cellar with hi-def, Blue-Ray projector and proper fold down cinema seats.
The rear courtyard is walled all round and is extremely private. There is a huge teak table and chairs sitting on a raised slate bed patio perfect for dining al fresco and its surrounding walls mean that it is well protected from the wind. At the front of the property there is a second patio with table and four chairs, which is a real suntrap - perfect for a quiet coffee! The house has private parking for up to 6 cars. As you would imagine the property has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished in keeping with its Grade II listed status.
So if you're looking for a house in the Lakes to celebrate a 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or even 70th birthday Boston House is the ideal choice.
This property can be booked together with Alice Howe (CC127187), Bannerrigg (CC127195), White Moss (CC127244) and Number One (CC127243) to accommodate up to 66 people in 30 bedrooms!

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Lounge:  With flat screen TV, DVD cinema surround sound system,  hifi system with ipod dock..
Dining room:  With seating for 14 people with base ipod dock.
Large Kitchen:  With  separate gas cooker and hob, dishwasher and microwave small flat screen TV/DVD combi.
Utility room:  With washer and tumble dryer and large stainless steel fridge freezer.

First floor

Bathroom:  With bath, WC and hand basin.
Bedroom 1:  With bunk beds, ipod dock alarm clock and TV.
Bedroom 2:  With double half tester bed, ipod dock alarm clock and TV and en-suite shower room and W.C.
Bedroom 3:  With double four poster bed, ipod dock alarm clock and TV and en-suite shower room with W.C.
Bedroom 4:  With king-size four poster bed, ipod dock alarm clock and TV and en-suite shower room with W.C.

Second floor

Shower room:  With hand basin and W.C.
Bedroom 5:  With twin oak beds,ipod dock alarm clock and TV and en-suite shower room with handbasin and W.C.
Bedroom 6:  With double bed, ipod dock alarm clock and TV and en-suite shower room with handbasin and W.C. (This room also contains an extra single bed giving the property a sleeping capability of 15).
Bedroom 7:  With twin beds,ipod dock alarm clock and TV and sink, and use of the separate shower room with WC


All fuel and bed linen and towels provided.
The houses do have wifi, however due to our remote operation we cannot guarantee this will compatable with your system.


At the front of the house there is parking for up to 6 cars and a small patio.  To the rear there is an extremely private walled courtyard garden with a sheltered slate base raised patio with a large teak table and chairs.
One dog allowed (please ask if you would like to bring more than one).
This property can be booked together with Alice Howe (127187) , Bannerrigg (127195) , White Moss and Number One to accommodate up to 66 people in 30 bedrooms!

You can view videos of this property and others on the street here

Arrival time is from 4pm onwards.
Please note There is a £200 refundable damage deposit on this property to be paid one week prior to arrival.
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960

Nearest townWindermereShops500 yards
Distance500 yardsRestaurant500 yards
Nearest railway stationWindermerePub500 yards
Distance500 yardsLake1.5 miles

About the local area

Lake Windermere is perhaps the best know area in the Lake District and Windermere village itself is about 1km from the lake. The lake stretches from Waterhead, near Ambleside, to Lakeside at its narrow southern end, over 10 miles in length and the largest lake in England. Wooded slopes dotted with cottages and houses line its shores, while the water itself is usually busy with ferries and yachts.

Windermere is not as busy as it’s near neighbour, Bowness-on-Windermere, but has its own charms and attractions. It has excellent amenities and a good selection of shops, restaurants and bars all within easy reach. The village has good public transport links with its own train station and bus routes.

Troutbeck Bridge lies to the north in between Windermere and Ambleside; handy for both but located just off the beaten track. Troutbeck Bridge has its own local amenities which include The Sun Inn and nearby petrol station with a well stocked Spa Shop. Between Troutbeck Bridge and the Low Wood Hotel lies Brockhole – The Lake District Visitor Centre. This has an adventure playground, exhibitions, café, shop and extensive grounds down to the lake and jetty.

Situated between Kendal and Windermere is the lovely village of Staveley which is often referred to as the Gateway to the Lakes. It mainly comprises of grey slate buildings which are nestled between the Rivers Kent and Gowan. It is ideally placed for exploring the rest of the Lake District and is only a few minutes away from the beautiful Kentmere valley.

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about Boston House

Mr  Nicholson -

Highly recommended. An excellent holiday and celebration. Thank you.

Mrs -  rigby -

Really great accommodation.

Mr  Coulson -

Very impressed by it and how flexible the houses were and how comfortable the rooms are. We were thrilled by the extreme comfort of 4 and 5 The Terrace and the convenience of being next to the station and also Booths. It was the first time we have stayed in Windermere but it was ideal for our teenagers and for water sports/mountain access.

Mrs  Coulbourn -

Super stay for all

A Sykes -

We had a great stay, the house is lovely and in a brilliant location.

Anne Harrison -

A wonderful base for a gathering of family and friends to celebrate a 60th birthday. The cinema in the cellar was a particular bonus since our three children had made a film to mark the occasion.

J Pike -

Great house, location, amenities. Overall standard was very high and would definitely come back and definitely recommend the property and Cumbria Cottages.

D Budd -

This was the second year we spent at the house and as usual everything was excellent

R Young -

Only comments would be to say this is a tremendous place to spend a holiday. The accommodation is par excellence and the area stunning.

Mrs   irwin -

Great time.

R Edwards -

Kitted out to a high standard. Lovely bedrooms. Large yet cosy

A Elliott -

Beautiful !

Mrs L  rhodes-Morrow -

Excellent property - well equipped.

Lesley Rhodes-Morrow -

What a fabulous property, loved the kitchen especially, spent most of the weekend in there.

It is our 4th year at this property, it's our home from home as a family.

R Young -

Other than to say we had a wonderful time in a superb property I have nothing more to add.

Lois Salmon -

Lovely house, very well equipped and to a high standard. Very convenient for the town and all local attractions.

J Morrissey -

Absolutely fab house - will be back soon when we all have a weekend free.

C Barnes -

Fantastic accomodation, had everything we would have wished for and more!!! Will definately use again!

Really beautiful property, it suited our requirements perfectly. Hope to come again.

We feel very much at home at Boston House it has everything our family wants and we have now booked for our 4th year in October 2012 half term. For the young and old it's location is exellent. Shops, walks, pubs what more do you want.

R Young -

The only comment would be to say how great we think the property is and how well organised and run it is. Everyone in my party was delighted with everything!

B Murphy -

Kitchen better equipped than my own kitchen at home!

Property was excellent, everything we needed was there. The owners have thought of every little detail from utensils in the kitchen to books and games for the kids. Maintenance issues were dealt with promptly.

V Dowd -

Thought the accommodation overall was fantastic - there was plenty of room for 10 of us and there was everything that we could have wanted in the property

D Mullarkey -

Would definitely recommend to family and friends and would love to come back myself sometime in the near future

M Cruces -

Fantastic, will look to book again in the future.

Damien Leath -

It was amazing

Mrs B Mcmahon -

Wonderful house, lovely surroundings. Top notch!

a good selection of equipment, plates glasses etc. Very tastefuly decorated and a pleasure to stay there.

Mrs E A Young -

Great for our family get together!

P Van-Boyd -

we couldn't have been more pleased with this is very well maintained and was very clean on our arrival.we thouroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend staying here to anyone.thankyou.

K Hilton -

We were not dissapointed. The house was beautiful, well equipped with everything we needed & close to the centre and amenities. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone needing a large house in the lakes.

This property just loves our family in it , it is just home from home. This is our second year at Boston House and we have already booked for next year.

Everything was first class, even the fact it had its own private back garden. All the bedrooms and bathrooms/ensuites were lovely. kitchen beautiful - we actually ate in there instead of using the dining room.

We appreciated and used the dining room every day as we eat our evening meal together (13 of us) We liked the size of the house as we ranged in age from 4 - 64. We didn't use the top floor shower room at all, there was a notice about the step but we felt it would be too easy to fall.

Walking between Grasmere and Langdale

Starting at Grasmere, you can take a wonderful nine mile walk up on to the fells between Grasmere and Great Langdale; this is a great part of the country to walk in.

Read more about Walking between Grasmere and Langdale
Grizedale Forest

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

Read more about Grizedale Forest

Zeffirellis is one of the main attractions in Ambleside with many things to offer such as a Cinema, Live Music, a Restaurant and Cafe.

Read more about Zeffirellis
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.

Hobbs Gallery

Ambleside is full of charming galleries showcasing the talent of the local artists and photographers and Hobbs Gallery is definitely one of them, full of the artwork of Phil Hobbs. He has a large selection of amazing water coloured paintings with many inspired by the surrounding Lake District.

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.

The Apple Pie

A very well known café and bakery in the centre of Ambleside is ‘The Apple Pie’, famous for its delicious freshly baked treats, particularly the apple pies!

The Glass House Restaurant

Located in the heart of Ambleside is this wonderful restaurant known as The Glass House with its suberb glass front, allowing you to soak up in the amazing lighting over the amazing architecture and artefacts whilst enjoying your food made from local produce.

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.

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!

Bridge House

This tiny but iconic building has 400 years of fascinating history: from an apple store to a family home. Tel: 01539 432617


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.

Read more about Townend
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.

White Platts Recreational Ground

Ambleside has two parks where you can go and relax and enjoy the space. White Platts Recreational Ground is one of these and is full of activities to do such as tennis, pitch and putt as well as crazy golf which is fun for all the family!

Lake Windermere

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

Read more about Lake Windermere
Help & Advice

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What our customers say

Mr  Nicholson - March 2015

Highly recommended. An excellent holiday and celebration. Thank you.

Mrs -  rigby - November 2014

Really great accommodation.

Mr  Coulson - August 2014

Very impressed by it and how flexible the houses were and how comfortable the rooms are. We were thrilled by the extreme comfort of 4 and 5 The Terrace and the convenience of being next to the station and also Booths. It was the first time we have stayed in Windermere but it was ideal for our teenagers and for water sports/mountain access.

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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.