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Modern Boathouse With Beautiful Balcony On The Prestigious Windermere Marina

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Idyllic Location On The Lake With Lovely Views, Only 10 Minutes Walk From Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Marina Boathouse is a unique place to escape and relax. Situated within the prestigious Windermere Marina it overlooks the channel flowing out into the lake as well as the marina itself. Take our champagne bucket out onto the balcony, relax and watch the boats go by, the herons and the cormorants; you might even get to see the otter or kingfisher. Just a 10 minute walk from the bustling lakeside village of Bowness-on-Windermere, it is the perfect place to stay and enjoy all that the Lake District has to offer. Climb a mountain or take a stroll along the shore to Bowness Bay where you can take a cruse on the lake. Everything is here for you to enjoy your holiday in our well equipped apartment, at a pace to suit you. Explore the fells or the quirky and unique local shops. Fish for your supper or try some of our fabulous restaurants. Try out some water sports or hop on the ferry across the lake and visit Beatrix Potter's house at Far Sawrey. If you don't fancy the night life of Bowness the twinkling lights of the marina from the balcony make a beautiful romantic setting.

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About the Owner

Catherine Bateman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Catherine Bateman

My husband and I live in Windermere with our two children and two dogs. We love and appreciate the area and are sure that you will to.

Why Catherine Bateman chose Windermere & Central Lakes

The property has been in the family since my Grandfather and a local builder built it in 1965.After being used as a family retreat for many years my husband and I completely renovated it and gave it a new modern look in 2013.

What makes this apartment unique

The Marina Boathouse is perfectly situated for the vast amount of things the Lake District has to offer. Whether it's a fell walk up Brantfell, a cruse on the lake, a night at the theatre in Bowness, boutique shopping, a huge choice of restaurants and bars, the Motor Museum at Backbarrow,the art at Blackwell or a full range of water sports; it's all on the doorstep. Look out for the otter and the kingfisher that frequent the banking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

4/7/14 - 11/7/14

Had a great week. The accommodation is a high standard. Would certainly tell others. Just the right place to relax.

Anne & Andrew.



18/7/14

Returned to Windermere after getting married here a year ago so celebrating our one year anniversary. What a gorgeous place to stay to celebrate, so beautiful, so peaceful. A real treat! Furnished to an excellent standard, just our taste.

Mr & Mrs Chun



26/7/14 - 30/7/14

This was our first visit to the Lake District and the Boathouse was PERFECT! So peaceful with lovely views, ducks and swans to feed, a pretty walk into Bownesss so a perfect location for us. Well furnished with everything we needed - and the bed was SO comfortable. I don't want to leave.....but am sure we will be back.

Judi and Dave
Jun 2014
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Guestbook comments from the owner

4/7/14 - 11/7/14

Had a great week. The accommodation is a high standard. Would certainly tell others. Just the right place to relax.

Anne & Andrew.



18/7/14

Returned to Windermere after getting married here a year ago so celebrating our one year anniversary. What a gorgeous place to stay to celebrate, so beautiful, so peaceful. A real treat! Furnished to an excellent standard, just our taste.

Mr & Mrs Chun



26/7/14 - 30/7/14

This was our first visit to the Lake District and the Boathouse was PERFECT! So peaceful with lovely views, ducks and swans to feed, a pretty walk into Bownesss so a perfect location for us. Well furnished with everything we needed - and the bed was SO comfortable. I don't want to leave.....but am sure we will be back.

Judi and Dave
Jun 2014
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27 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

5

A home from home - only with a better view!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was exactly as stated on the website. It was spotlessly clean and well maintained. Fixtures and fittings were of a high quality. We had an extremely peaceful and relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Lovely Property

  • 5 of 5

Easy to book with good information provided by the owner.

Great location very tranquil, only a short walk to Bowness on Windemere which has lots of very good places to eat and drink.

The Boathouse has been decorated to a high standard and is well equipped. A bottle of Prosseco and chocolates was a lovely surprise on arrival

The swans arrived every morning for breakfast and enjoyed feeding them from the balcony with the bird food provided, as well as the robin which was also a regular visitor.

Will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Perfect apartment in the Lakes

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful apartment to stay in while visiting the Lakes District. We liked that it was close to town but far enough away that it was peaceful and relaxing. Beautiful view, excellent kitchen and plenty of space. And we got to see the otters on the otter cam which was a real treat!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Relaxing comfortable and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for three nights and our stay was very relaxing and comfortable. The apartment is beautiful and we had everything we needed for our stay. The apartment was spotless with stunning views.

Loved feeding the birds from the bird seed provided. We had lots of guidebooks to read and lots of advice from the owner. We walked into town that didn't take long about a mile along the paths. We would recommend this apartment to anyone who wants peace and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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5

Our second stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay for a relaxing holiday. It is very clean, well equipped and is exactly as described in the listing. The owner is a joy to speak with on the phone and the wine and sweets went down a treat! It is very well situated for touring the Lake District. We also spend a lot of time just admiring the view from the settee! We would definitely recommend The Boathouse to friends. And we hope to be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

A delightful apartment at a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent description how to find the property. The apartment was very clean, well furnished and contained all you might need for self catering - and more. The chocolates on arrival were appreciated, as was milk in the fridge, paper towels and also a 'starter kit' of tea and coffee. The view from the balcony onto the marina is delightful. The area map was also very helpful. The location was perfect. Blessed with excellent weather we had a great time and would book again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Location

From the Owner

The property has been in the family since my Grandfather and a local builder built it in 1965.After being used as a family retreat for many years my husband and I completely renovated it and gave it a new modern look in 2013.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liverpool at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Boathouse (on the marina) at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Windermere car ferry at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Windermere Golf Club at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Windermere Station at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : A591 (leading to A590 and then M6) at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Boathouse (on the marina) at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Kendal dry ski slope at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : Cockshott Point at 1 Miles Car: not necessary

Lake cruise

Beautiful scenery

Idyllic gentle walks to challenging mountain hikes

Wild swimming

Tree Top Trek, Go Ape and zips wires

Various Beatrix Potter sites and attractions

Distances:

Ambleside 5 miles

Grasmere 8 miles

Keswick 20 miles

Ulswater 15 miles

Hawkshead 8 miles

Coniston 10 miles

Kendal 10 miles

Lancaster 30 miles

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 8
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£342
for 3 nights
From
£114
£450
 
 
Rate 9
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£381
for 3 nights
From
£127
£500
 
 
Rate 10
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£550
 
 
Rate 11
1 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£342
for 3 nights
From
£114
£450
 
 
Rate 12
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£87
£350
 
 
Rate 13
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Rate 14
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£87
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
My changeover day is Friday,
3 and 4 night stays are available at certain times of the year, for all enquiries please contact Catherine.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Friday, we ask that you arrive after 4 pm and depart by 10 am

To secure a booking we ask for half the rental payment, with the balance and the good housekeeping deposit due 8 weeks prior to your arrival.
Payments can be made by cheques or BACs transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Avg/night
Updated: 23-Jun-2017
12
Available
12
Unavailable

Facilities

From the Owner

The Marina Boathouse is perfectly situated for the vast amount of things the Lake District has to offer. Whether it's a fell walk up Brantfell, a cruse on the lake, a night at the theatre in Bowness, boutique shopping, a huge choice of restaurants and bars, the Motor Museum at Backbarrow,the art at Blackwell or a full range of water sports; it's all on the doorstep. Look out for the otter and the kingfisher that frequent the banking.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 40 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • A luxury shower room with beautiful walk in shower and heated towel rail for the fluffy towels that we provide.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with a double bed, mirrored fitted wardrobe, digital radio and hair dryer.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Sorry no children or pets and strictly no smoking. Outside: There is private parking directly outside the apartment and a lovely balcony with table and chairs. Utility Room: Coat hooks, iron, ironing board, hoover and cleaning equipment are all stored here along with the cushions for the balcony chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and tea towels are included.