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Modern Boathouse With Beautiful Balcony On The Prestigious Windermere Marina

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

Catherine Bateman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

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 Bowness-on-Windermere

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.


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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bowness-on-Windermere in South Lakeland District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


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Modern Boathouse With Beautiful Balcony On The Prestigious Windermere Marina
average rating of 4.96875 based on 33 reviews

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was fabulous . Beautifully modernised, very well equipped, spotlessly clean and a stunning location. Superb views over the inlet into the Marina and plenty of wildlife to watch from the lounge or balcony. A ten minute walk from Bowness shops etc yet a quiet and peaceful place to relax. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and this lovely "boathouse" will be our first choice if we visit Bowness in the future. The great weather made our visit "perfect plus".

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Boathouse

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was wonderful. This Boat house is beautifully situated,with a fantastic view of the Marina (Great for Birdwatching). The facilities were great and there were some lovely personal touches. A lot of care and attention goes into the presentation of this place. The only slight issues were the wi-fi ( it was very intermittent) and the shower pressure (you need a good hose down after a long walk). The owner was very professional and helpful. The Boat house is close to the village of Bowness and Windermere so there is plenty to do. We would definitely like to stay again! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect home from home

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated modern boathouse,10 minutes walk from all bars and restaurants. Or 3 pounds in a taxi. The apartment is very high spec throughout. Comfy bed, fresh fluffy towels and more kitchen appliances than we have at home. Fab views through the picture window of the marina. Which also has a nice bar. Lovely place to chill and watch the worl go by. Fab communication from owners. We love Bowness, and will definetly return to the boathouse in the future. Thank you for a very relaxing stay. Wish we were still there :)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Boathouse was spotlessly clean and is exactly as advertised on the website. 10 minutes walk from Bowness village, lots of bars and restaurants to suit everybody's tastes. Would highly recommend. We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect quiet location in the heart of the Lake District, just a stroll away from Bowness. It was a pleasure waking up every morning watching the boats and wildlife go by. The boathouse has been modernised to a high standard and was exceptionally clean. Owners were helpful with any questions. A smooth care free booking and great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 04-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Boathouse (on the marina)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Windermere car ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Windermere Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Windermere Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A591 (leading to A590 and then M6)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Boathouse (on the marina)
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Kendal dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cockshott Point
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


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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8
29 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 9
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 10
31 Aug 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 11
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 12
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 13
4 Jan 2019 - 14 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.