£207 / night
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Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse – Home 4953902 Boathouse

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse – Home 4953902

  • Boathouse
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 61 reviews

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Boathouse / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Super King Beds
  • 1 Shower room


  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

Keys 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


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Jayne L.
Average reply time:
53 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
25 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Boathouse has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Aug 2014. Located in Lake District, it has 61 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1585 to £2451.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

61 reviews

Very Good

“Amazing boathouse”

Reviewed 5 Nov 2018

Superb host, and fantastic high quality boathouse. This place and setting is like nothing else. We had the best experience and I highly recommend to anyone - you will not be disappointed.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review and I hope you made some very special memories. Thank you for being such amazing guests and hope you return sometime soon. Best Wishes Jayne


Reviewed 26 Oct 2018

Thank you so much Jayne, we had the best weekend. The most beautiful place, can't recommend enough. Anouska & Sadie

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review and I am so so pleased that you had a great time. Not just a romantic hideaway but a place where friends can spend quality time and I hope you both have taken away some very special memories. Thank you for being such perfect guests. Best Wishes Jayne

“The perfect place!on the water,stunning views,beautiful boathouse,private,amazing host!”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2018

I recently stayed here with my partner Jim for his 50th birthday for two nights and it was fantastic!Jaw dropping in fact!A short drive down a private tree lined track to the waters edge .My first view was the rear with a raised wooden decked area and seating/table to give lovely view of the water.Some small steps down and we entered ...beautifully furnished to a very high standard everywhere and it smelt wonderful!very cosy and well thought out giving lots of space for two people.Wonderful bathroom with huge walk in shower that could fit a football team.The best is yet to come!Walk through the hallway past a wonderful open plan kitchen on left into open plan dining/living area and the whole front of the boathouse has concertina doors that open fully onto a balcony over Ullswater.This is the stuff dreams are made of!The balcony is glass fronted ,wide and long with seating/table and has its own private stone jetty and marble seating area to left next to water edge down below.The view is of the best part of the water and mountains and it was hard to peel ourselves off this to do anything for nearly 3 days!It exceeded my expectations and the pics on Jayne's website are good!Ducks and swans regular visitors and low flying geese across the water and fish jumping up for air.Very quiet ,private and peaceful with very low light pollution for the stars at night!A beautiful haven that I will be blessed to revisit again.On top of all this...Jayne the host is the best I have ever encountered when staying away,hotels and private lets.Her attention to customer comfort and happiness is amazing.She genuinely cares about her guests and their individual needs.Other hosts should take a leaf from her book!An amazing host in an amazing place that is totally private.There are other boathouses on Ullswater that I have seen while I was there and this one is the best!Thankyou Jayne for your wonderful hospitality.This place is perfect and I will struggle to find anywhere else to match everything you have here .Regards Gail and Jim

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review and I am so pleased that you had a special time at Far Boathouse and you took home some very special memories. You were wonderful guests and I am sure we will see you again! Best Wishes Jayne

“Fantastic start to 2018”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2018

Just got home from a fantastic romantic break at the Far Boathouse. Arrived and was instantly blown away with the high level of detail taken to ensure it was perfect. The view from the sitting room is unbelievable, without doubt one of the best locations I have stayed in. It is also very easy and fast to travel to superb locations from the boathouse, such as Windermere, Ambleside and Keswick for the day and then relax in the beautiful boathouse in the evening. Genuinely can not recommend the place enough and would certainly return in the future.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review and I am just delighted that you had a special time enjoying the peace and tranquility at The Far Boathouse. I hope you took some very special memories home with you and thank you for being such perfect guests. I do hope you return to this beautiful hideaway! Best Wishes Jayne

“What a beatiful house!”

Reviewed 5 Nov 2017

The view from the house was stunning. It was very peaceful and very relaxing. Jayne was very kind and looked after us very well. She even prepared a birthday cake for us as I told her it's my husband's birthday weekend. We look forward to coming back!

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for taking time to leave this wonderful review. I am delighted that you both had a great time and I am sure you took away some very special birthday memories. We would love you to come again! Best Wishes Jayne


Reviewed 22 Oct 2017

We had to cut our time there short but the time we did spend there was absolutely fabulous the view of the lake from sitting room was brilliant ! Due to the generosity of the owner ( Jayne ) we are going back and I can't wait !

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review and even in the worst weather there is still wonderful beauty to be seen. So pleased you can return next year in (I hope) blues skies and sunshine! Best Wishes Jayne

“Lovely secluded honeymoon”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2017

Beautiful boathouse - lovely few days relaxing after a hectic few weeks planning our wedding. Loved the peaceful location and excellent views. Shame the dog couldn't come along as well!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I am so delighted that you had a peaceful and relaxing time; I think the Boathouse is a great place to loose track of time after many hectic weeks. The surrounding beauty and sound of the water is such a tonic. I hope you have taken away some very special memories and maybe you will return to celebrate anniversary. Best Wishes Jayne

“Fantastic place!”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2017

We had a fantastic 3 days for Jonathan's 50th birthday. His favourite place is the Lake District and he was thrilled with the boathouse. It was very private and has superb views. It made his birthday extra special. Thank you Jayne for the champagne and chocolates, they were a lovely touch on arrival. We are both going to come back! Thank you again Jayne X

Owner's reply: 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 managed to keep Jonathan's birthday a surprise! I am so pleased the celebrations went well and you both 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


Reviewed 7 Jul 2017

My husband and I stayed in the boathouse for 3 nights. From the moment I opened the door I knew that it was one of the best if not possibly the best place in the UK that we have ever stayed, and we've stayed in some pretty good places. Even though the weather was not good it did not matter to us. Everything we needed was there. I was celebrating my 60th birthday Jayne left me wine chocolates and red roses. There was even tea pigs fruit teabags and scrummy biscuits. The view was to die for, and I loved the big sofa with all the cozy cushions. The dressing gowns was a lovely added luxury. My only regret is I didn't book it for longer.

Owner's reply: Dear Jan thank you for taking the time to write a great review and I am so pleased you had a wonderful stay. It was lovely to speak with you personally before your stay and I think I managed to get things just right for your birthday. I was so disappointed in the weather but am delighted that you still had a fantastic time and took away some wonderful memories. I hope that you do return and maybe get some sunshine too Best Wishes Jayne

“Words can't even describe!”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2017

I am so so glad that we heard about the Far Boathouse. It is honestly one of the most breath taking places we have ever stayed. It's tucked away down a private path that opens up to a lovely secluded spot on the edge of the lake with just the most amazing views. We spent most of our time looking out from the balcony and woke up early to catch sunrise. It felt like home straight away with everything you could ever need with lots of extra touches from Jayne. The most perfect place to stay for our first wedding anniversary. Thank you!

Owner's reply: Dear April I am delighted you both had a wonderful time and so pleased I got the extra touches just right. I am sure you have taken with you some very special memories of your first wedding anniversary and hope you can return to celebrate another. Best Wishes Jayne

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