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Ullswater Boathouse, Duke of Portland, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
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Nestling on the shores of Lake Ullswater, the Duke of Portland Boathouse provides a cosy, romantic hideaway for those celebrating a special occasion, or simply want to experience the real Lake District. Enter the property by a few steps to the open plan lounge, kitchen, dining area with traditional beams, luxurious furnishings, large comfy sofa ideally placed to snuggle in front of the warming wood burning stove and TV. The kitchen is equipped with all you will need to prepare delicious meals for 2. Continue through to the bedroom which opens up onto the balcony. From the king size bed you can gaze at the star lit sky at night or watch the sun rising over the fells in the morning. The slipper bath is perfect for easing away aches and pains after a days exploring whilst sipping champagne, a...Nestling on the shores of Lake Ullswater, the Duke of Portland Boathouse provides a cosy, romantic hideaway for those celebrating a special occasion, or simply want to experience the real Lake District. Enter the property by a few steps to the open plan lounge, kitchen, dining area with traditional beams, luxurious furnishings, large comfy sofa ideally placed to snuggle in front of the warming wood burning stove and TV. The kitchen is equipped with all you will need to prepare delicious meals for 2. Continue through to the bedroom which opens up onto the balcony. From the king size bed you can gaze at the star lit sky at night or watch the sun rising over the fells in the morning. The slipper bath is perfect for easing away aches and pains after a days exploring whilst sipping champagne, after which wrap yourself up in the fluffy bathrobes provided. What really makes this property special however, is the balcony, standing majestically over the lake with stunning views over the lake and fells beyond, you can dine al fresco or simply sit and marvel at the wildlife going about their daily business whilst watching the boats sail by. Guests can try their hands at fishing off the private jetty or sit and tip your toes into the lapping water below. Pooley Bridge with shops, bars and restaurants is only a short walk away and for those wanting to venture further away Keswick, Ambleside and Windermere are all within a short drive. Renowned for fine dining the Sharrow Bay Country Inn and Rampsbeck Hotel are nearby for those wanting to enjoy a romantic meal if tempted to leave the boathouse. All in all, the boathouse provides everything you need for a romantic getaway to the Lake District. There is a £100 breakage deposit payable prior to the start of your stay, this will be refund after your holiday subject to no damage being caused. PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are not accepted at this property.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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About the Manager
Luxury Lakes Cottages (Property Manager Luxury Lakes Cottages )
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the boathouse in Autumn this year 2020 for my birthday. What an amazing place. Autumn colour in the trees and rain on the roof while we took refuge in front of the log fire. Such a cosy and beautiful place. Aira Force in...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2020

We stayed for two nights at a cost of £750.00 at The Duke of Portland's Boathouse is located on the very busy A592 approximately 1/4 mile from Pooley Bridge on the route to Glenridding. The accommodation is is listed on the website of the lakes...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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LuxuryLakesCottages, VR Owner at Ullswater Boathouse, Duke of Portland, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2020

We are sorry that you were unhappy with the cleaning at the boathouse. It would have been helpful for this to have been reported at the time of your stay as per our Booking Conditions and we would have asked the housekeeper to return to...More

Reviewed 9 August 2020

Straightforward booking. A comprehensive and easy to folow set of Covid proceedures were in place. The chilled champagne was a nice touch on arrival. The boathouse is equiped with everything you could need to a high standard. The views from the bedroom and balcony are...More

Date of stay: August 2020
1  Thank AFCDerby
LuxuryLakesCottages, VR Owner at Ullswater Boathouse, Duke of Portland, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2020

Thank you for your lovely review, we hope we can welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 17 July 2020

I had seen this boathouse for many years when visiting the Lakes and was always interested in renting it. Very busy however managed to get an overnight which coincided with our 37th wedding anniversary and it was just perfect. Great location with high quality decor...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

It has been my desire to stay here since seeing it as a child, and it didnt disappoint. The boathouse is amazing, love the copper bath, loved everything about it. Even the storm didnt spoil our stay, shame the jetty was under about 10 inches...More

Date of stay: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 January 2020

Booked as a suprise by my partner bit she was so excited she was unable to keep it a secret ! It's an amazing place to stay we have driven past and photographed the Boat house in all seasons over the years , It's a...More

Date of stay: January 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

Absolutely amazing weekend at the boathouse, it’s a truly stunning and perfect getaway!! Can not wait to rebook for the summer for a bbq on the balcony!! Loved it!! Thank you so much ☺️

Date of stay: January 2020
1  Thank OliviaG1263
Reviewed 7 January 2020 via mobile

Beautiful accommodation and extremely comfortable and well equipped. Decorated for christmas too, which was lovely. Plenty of supplies for cozywood burner. Would have given it five stars if it wasn't so close to the road. Wasn't a problem for us as we were mostly inside...More

Date of stay: January 2020
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LuxuryLakesCottages, VR Owner at Ullswater Boathouse, Duke of Portland, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2020

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the boathouse, the wood burned is special at this time of year.

Reviewed 17 December 2019 via mobile

Have just returned from this most iconic of Lakeland landmarks.....just incredible ! It's only when you turn the key in the arrow shaped lock and step through the arched wooden door do you realise you have landed in somewhere akin to Grimms fairytales. Beautiful, homely,...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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LuxuryLakesCottages, VR Owner at Ullswater Boathouse, Duke of Portland, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2020

Thank you for your lovely review. We are a bit biased but we do agree, there really isn't a better view to wake up to, and waking up to snow really is the perfect romantic winter getaway. We look forward to welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed 14 December 2019

Just returned from this absolutely amazing place. It was decorated for Christmas which made it extra special for us. The weather on our first day was quite stormy and to be honest we didn’t get out of our pj’s all day! To look out over...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank sheba38
LuxuryLakesCottages, VR Owner at Ullswater Boathouse, Duke of Portland, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2020

Thank you for your lovely review of our boathouse and we are pleased you also ventured into Pooley Bridge, Granny Dowbekins really is the place for sweet treats when staying at the boathouse. I'm not sure we can get away with slapping people in the...More

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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