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Walkers - Luxury Boat House On The Shore Of Lake Windermere Near to Bowness

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Wonderful 3 Bedroom Boat House With Balcony Giving You Lake & Mountain Views

This newly renovated Boat House named Walkers has a large open plan lounge which has 2 very large settees, large TV with free view and a DVD player and WiFi. The dining area can seat up to 6 people. The kitchen is fully fitted with Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Microwave. Oven and Hob. Patio doors lead from the lounge on to a large walk on Balcony giving you wonderful views of Lake Windermere and the mountains.

There are 3 bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 has king-size bed bedside cabinets with large fitted wardrobes and plenty of drawer space leading to en-suite shower, basin and toilet and underfloor heating.

Bedroom 2 has king-size bed with bedside cabinets, wardrobe and drawers.

Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds, bedside cabinets fully fitted wardrobe and drawers.

Family bathroom with bath, over head shower, toilet and basin, with underfloor heating.

There is a room for hanging coats and storing shoes and boots.

Walkers Boat House has private parking for 2 vehicles.

Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England and is in the Lake Districts National Park.

A beautiful place with stunning scenery very popular for water sports and plenty of walks available to everyone of all ability.

There are also some exceptionally well known restaurants in the surrounding area.

This property is in walking distance to Bowness where you will find a large choice of shops and restaurants. There is Beatrix Potters Attraction which also has a tea room. Cinema, Tennis, Pitch and Put and lots of different boating opportunities.

On the Glebe you can catch a Steamer to take you up and down the lake. Lakes Aquarium is at the southern end of the lake where you will also find Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. There is also a dedicated bus which will take you to Lakeland Motor Museum.

Ambleside is at the northern end of the lake set amongst breathtaking majestic mountains, it is a very attractive Lakeland village with many outdoor shops and individual shops.

Brockhole is a visitor centre which has large gardens and play area for children which you can call in at when travelling on a steamer.

Blackwell the Arts & Crafts House is about 1 mile away and most definitely worth a visit.

Further afield you have Hill Top at Near Sawrey which is Beatrix Potter's home remaining very much as when she lived there.

Hawkshead is a true Lakeland Village with cobbled streets and clusters of whitewashed cottages huddles around secluded courtyards. There is once again a wide choice of individual shops

Grisedale Forest Park has an extensive range of marked trails.

Tarn Hows is a well known beauty spot which has easy access.

Ulverston is not too far away this is the home town of Stanley Laurel the partner of Oliver Hardy who became the well known slap stick duo Laurel & Hardy.

More Details

Property Manager
Helen Farthing
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Helen Farthing

Hello I'm Helen, I deal with all enquiries and I keep the Boathouse to a high standard. I am continually tweeking the property to make sure your stay is comfortable and memorable.

Moved to the Lake District in 1989 from Lincolnshire and I still marvel at the views. I enjoy being outside and make use of the lake and mountains.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Arriving late at night, we didn't know what the view would be like, all we can say is

'WOW'! Beautiful views.

Wonderful accommodation and location, crisp windy weather - perfect.

We would definitely love to return
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bowness-on-Windermere in South Lakeland District

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Under floor heating.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Under floor heating
  • Each bathroom has complimentary White Company Bath and Body Products.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A really unique experience, the boat house has been re-furbished as luxury accommodation and has a history reaching back to the 1860's.


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Walkers - Luxury Boat House On The Shore Of Lake Windermere Near to Bowness
average rating of 4.978261 based on 64 reviews

Wonderful property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Walkers. There were five of us and the property was ideal. Our boys enjoyed the water facilities at the neighbouring kayak/SUP hire place. Only a 10 minute walk away from the bustle of Bowness too. We would recommend Walkers and I'm sure we will visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oustanding property in a fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and are live in Austin, Texas and visit the UK once a year to see family. We used the Walker Boathouse for a family get together of 5 people, it was perfect for our needs. Being on one level it was great for my mother who cannot use stairs.

Location - outstanding, overlooks Lake Windermere about 15 minutes walk from restaurants, pubs & shops. The deck overlooking the lake was great for the nice sunny days we had while there.

Property - first class. Spotlessly clean and updated to a very high standard. Much thought has gone in to the re-model of an old boathouse. The welcome groceries/wine were much appreciated. The information provided by Helen was very informative and the recommendations on restaurants were excellent, we particularly enjoyed dinner at the Brown Horse pub.

Helen was responsive to all our questions and responded very quickly.

We have stayed at a lot of Home Away properties throughout the world and this is one of the best.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin, so pleased you had a memorable time and thank you for your review. Helen.
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One of the best!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean!! Wish we could have stayed longer!! Will definitely stay here again on our next visit to Windermere... just wish we could have beautiful weather too next time!!☔️

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, so pleased to hear you will be back, look forward to seeing again in the future. Thank you again. Helen.
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  • 5 of 5

Everything we could have wanted for a long weekend in the lakes.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for walking, sailing and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic view, clean and well appointed.

Lots to see and do: 5 to 10 minute walk into Bowness with plenty of shops, restaurants and activities; right by the water and easy to hire canoes or go sailing. Plenty of walks to suit all abilities. Ferry across to the other side of the lake is fun with lovely cafe and scenic lakeside path.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and look forward to you returning again. Helen
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Great location on the waterside close to town

  • 5 of 5

Walkers Boat House was perfect for our stay of four adults and two children. The location is fantastic - near enough (5 mins in the car) to Bowness on Windermere for easy access to restaurants and shopping - but far enough away to escape the busy hubbub of it all. It's also perfectly located for easy access via the ferry to the west side of the lake. Although most of the drinking/dining is in Bowness - there is a local pub/restaurant The Boathouse which is fine for a drink or bite to eat.

The accommodation itself was spotless, well considered and catered for everything. There's no need to buy basic provisions of bread, coffee, tea, butter, milk, sugar and eggs, as they were all there waiting for us. There was good local information in the form of maps and guides, plenty of games should the weather prevent outdoor activities and the TV was smart so you can connect up to Netflix etc if you have an account.

We couldn't fault it and i'm sure we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and look forward to you returning in the future. thank you again. Helen.
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Nearest Airport
89 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Angel Inn
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Windermere Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M6 Exit 36
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Villa Positano
Car: recommended

A stunning Boat House on the shores of Lake Windermere with amazing views of the Lake and Mountains.

Walkers Boat House offers a truly unique experience. Having a balcony the full width of the building where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine while watching boats travelling up and down the Lake.

This property offers exceptional location and wow factor views.

Dating back to the late 19th Century and used to store masts and sails and to also build boats. It has been totally refurbished with stylish and contemporary décor and has wooden beams through out.

Inside is an open plan lounge, dining area and a fully fitted kitchen. A hall way leads to 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles with King sized beds one with En-suite bathroom. 1 twin bedded room along with a Family bathroom with overhead shower each bathroom has underfloor heating.

There is private parking for 2 vehicles. And a walk way leading to the Lake.

Very well situated for all activities in easy walking distance to Bowness on Windermere, where you will find Beatrix Potter's Attraction, the Glebe where you can catch a Steamer to tour the Lake or hire a rowing boat. There is a good selection of shops and cafes.

Blackwell House is close by along with lots of amazing walks and cycling routes, sailing activities too with a golf course within 2 miles.


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

To secure a booking 50% deposit is required. The final balance 8 weeks before occupation with a £200.00 damage deposit, returned after your vacation, subject to damage checks.
Our change over day is a Friday for a full week.

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