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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


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
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 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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Bowness-on-Windermere Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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/sound
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • 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 4.9666667 based on 31 reviews

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 :)

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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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.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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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.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.52

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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