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The Boathouse at Knotts End

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A quirky English lakeside retreat, where time stands still and relaxation is the order of the day...
1 of 18A quirky English lakeside retreat, where time stands still and relaxation is the order of the day...
Boat house -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Watermillock, Lake District, Cumbria, England
A quirky English lakeside retreat, where time stands still & relaxation is the order of the day…Sitting serenely at the end of a long private track & nestled within ten acres of private woodland on the western shore of Lake Ullswater, The Boathouse at Knotts End offers a truly ‘off-the-beaten-path’ experience. Built in the 19th century from local Cumbrian stone, this luxurious self-catering bolthole & its idyllic location provide a unique setting for honeymoons & romantic getaways at any time of the year.
Listing #HL9115048
About the Owner
Jennifer B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2017
Interaction with guests
The Boathouse at Knotts End is extremely private and ‘off-grid’ - no cars going by, no deliveries, & no neighbours, apart from the lake’s resident swans, some sheep, and if you are lucky enough to see them, some frolicking otters at dusk or dawn! The caretakers will have prepared Knotts End prior to your arrival and there is no concierge. The keys can be found in the lock box at the front door, the caretakers are a phone call away, and all the information and access codes you will need during your stay are provided in the Welcome Information emailed to you upon receipt of your final payment. Knotts End is all about total peace and tranquillity - nothing but the sound of birdsong and the lake water lapping beneath you.
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

It was amazing. The location is so quite and nice. The view is very peaceful and it was perfect for a romantic get-away.

Thank Curiosity814070
Culture766130, VR Owner at The Boathouse at Knotts End, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed the peace and relaxation of Knotts End and the surrounding fells. Kind regards, Jenny Reservations The Boathouse at Knotts End Lake Ullswater, Cumbria

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

What an amazing little hideaway this place is. First visit of many, many more to come. Been inundated with messages from friends asking for the details to book.

Thank AndyMinimal
Management response:Responded 11 August 2018

Thank you very much for your wonderful review, Andy. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back again and again... :) Best wishes, Jenny Reservations The Boathouse at Knotts End Lake Ullswater, Cumbria

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We have stayed here many times and it is our favourite place to stay. Having been to the Italian lakes a few times and other beautiful places, this hidden Boathouse on a small bay on Ullswater is our ultimate favourite holiday getaway. A real place...More

2  Thank Hscott26
Management response:Responded 26 April 2018

Thank you Hayley! We love having you every year and look forward to your return :) Best wishes, Jenny

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
The Boathouse is best enjoyed by two adults only. Please do not hang, drape or place fabric, material or objects over or on the wood-burner or the electric radiators as this is...
    1 Full bath
    1 Queen
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  • Damage Deposit: €57 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Ullswater Activities & Dining:

One of the gems of the English Lake District, Ullswater has a wide range of adventures to satisfy any activity palette. From challenging walks on the fells and strolling through the stunning lakeside landscape, to exploring local
shops and art galleries, traditional pubs and contemporary gastronomic restaurants, the natural beauty and variety of the region offer a memorable and engaging holiday experience. For things to do, places to see and where to eat, please see our Welcome Information Pack
Getting around
If you're not driving up we recommend you rent a car. There is a car hire company called Practical a 5 minute walk away from Penrith station (the nearest train station to Knotts End).

Otherwise, you can walk to Pooley Bridge from the Boathouse or take cabs - there are plenty to be found at Penrith Station and cabbies are happy to offer their cards to you in case you want to book them for another trip. We also have samples of their cards at Knotts End if you choose to book a cab at a later date.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Carlisle Airport: 53.0 km
Railway: Penrith Station: 12.0 km

Mile Instruction For Towards

0.0 From Junction 40 M6, Penrith

0.3 Bear LEFT (West) onto A66 0.8 miles Keswick & Workington

1.1 At roundabout, take the
SECOND exit onto A592 6.0 miles Ullswater &

7.2 Arrive at Macdonald Leeming The gate to the
House Hotel, A592, Watermillock, Boathouse is
Penrith, CA11 0JJ United Kingdom IMMEDIATELY...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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