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Windermere Lake Boathouses - 2 Lakeshore Boathouse

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Windermere, Cumbria
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This superb boathouse is the perfect hideaway in a superb, secluded position on the shore of Lake Windermere.

These detached (Spout Crag, ref 27784) ) and semi-detached (Lakeshore, ref 27785)) boathouses are in a superb, secluded position over the water on the shore of Lake Windermere. The boathouses are not only an ideal romantic hideaway and walking base, they also provide the ultimate holiday location for enjoying sailing or water sports on Windermere with direct access to the lake, small pier and boat mooring facilities with each property (storage under the boathouse 8m x 2.5m) with a boardwalk at the side. Both holiday properties are tastefully and comfortably furnished throughout, they boast a light and airy living room opening on to a large sun terrace overlooking the lake and fells. A host of Lakeland attractions can be found nearby, including many of Wordsworth’s inspirational locations - his home, Dove Cottage, is open to the public all year. Grizedale Forest, with its Go Ape high wire adventure course, Grasmere and Ambleside are all close by. Visit Hilltop Farm near Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her stories, or take a trip to Hawkshead where there is a gallery dedicated to her original drawings and illustrations. Take a trip across Lake Windermere on the leisurely steamer, which connects with the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Sizergh Castle, Holker Hall and Levens Hall all within easy reach. The South Lakes Wild Animal Park at Dalton is a wonderful day out for all the family, as is the Aquarium of the Lakes at Lakeside and Muncaster Castle with its extensive gardens. Excellent walks locally with stunning views, as well as cycling and pony-trekking. Bowness, with its wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants, is just 11/2 miles away.

43 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen all with tiled floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

CD. Lawned garden with patio. Parking (2 cars).

Both properties: Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Lake frontage.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • No Pets Allowed
    No Pets Allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Boathouse
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2017
    We spent a week in the boathouse, it was perfect for us. The setting is beautiful and the location is ideal, so peaceful. Everything you could wish for is provided, and of the highest quality. I wouldn't hesitate to book this boathouse again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/03/2017
    We had a fab time at 2 Lakeshore Boathouse. It was a perfect stay. The views are divine and we would definitely stay at this lovely boathouse again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/07/2016
    Loved it. We will be back!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 11/06/2016
    Value for money because of the location which was fantastic, however the conservatory could have done with a thorough clean. Fine for two adults but second bedroom was very small with no storage space. Didn't use the oven or microwave so can't comment on them. The open plan living space was good and the tiled floor was great as we were fortunate to be there when the weather was great. Lovely area with loads to do and excursions were very reasonably priced. Lots of eating places which again were good value for money. Would definitely return.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2016
    Very impressed with the boathouse...the location is amazing. Every mod con available in the kitchen, very clean and comfortable. Already recommended to a friend who has booked for July.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/04/2016
    A couple of little niggles but otherwise we loved this place. Firstly, there were 2 couples in our group and unfortunately the beds in the twin room weren't long enough for one of the party, who is nearly 6 foot. (As a side note, if you're expecting to be able to push the beds together, you're wrong as you then can't open the door!). The other issue was that we booked this place because it had the boat storage facilities underneath the house, and we were all taking paddleboards with the intention of storing them there for easy access to the water. Unfortunately the garage door is broken and can't be opened so this facility is unusable- probably not an issue for many people but a shame it was advertised incorrectly as it was one of the reasons we chose it. However, if you don't have anyone reasonably tall needing to stay in the twin room, or need to use the boat storage, then this place is brilliant. All the basics that you would expect from a self catered place, very clean, comfortable, the under floor heating is great, a lovely big powerful shower, and most of all, the views are out of this world. Waking up to those views over the lake each morning was absolute heaven. It's in a lovely quiet location a couple of miles south of Bowness. We got a taxi back from Bowness one night for about £7.

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