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Osprey - Luxury Boat House on the Shore of Lake Windermere Near to Bowness

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

Wonderful 3 Bedroomed Boat House with Balcony giving you Lake & Mountain Views

This newly renovated Boat House has a large open plan lounge which has 2 very large settees, large TV with free view and a DVD player and Infinity WiFi. The dining area can seat up to 6 people. The kitchen is fully fitted with Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Microwave. Oven and Hob. Patio doors lead from the lounge on to a large walk on Balcony giving you wonderful views of Lake Windermere and the mountains.

There are 3 bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 has kingsize bed bedside cabinets with large fitted wardrobes and plenty of drawer space leading to ensuite shower, basin and toilet and underfloor heating.

Bedroom 2 has kingsize bed with bedside cabinets, wardrobe and drawers.

Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds, bedside cabinets fully fitted wardrobe and drawers.

Family bathroom with bath, over head shower, toilet and basin, with underfloor heating.

There is a room for hanging coats and storing shoes and boots.

Osprey Boat House has private parking for 2 vehicles.

Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England and is in the Lake Districts National Park.

A beautiful place with stunning scenery very popular for water sports and plenty of walks available to everyone of all ability.

There are also some exceptionally well known restaurants in the surrounding area.

This property is in walking distance to Bowness where you will find a large choice of shops and restaurants. There is Beatrix Potters Attraction which also has a tea room. Cinema, Tennis, Pitch and Put and lots of different boating opportunities.

On the Glebe you can catch a Steamer to take you up and down the lake. Lakes Aquarium is at the southern end of the lake where you will also find Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. There is also a dedicated bus which will take you to Lakeland Motor Museum.

Ambleside is at the northern end of the lake set amongst breathtaking majestic mountains, it is a very attractive Lakeland village with many outdoor shops and individual shops.

Brockhole is a visitor centre which has large gardens and play area for children which you can call in at when travelling on a steamer.

Blackwell the Arts & Crafts House is about 1 mile away and most definitely worth a visit.

Further afield you have Hill Top at Near Sawrey which is Beatrix Potter's home remaining very much as when she lived there.

Hawkshead is a true Lakeland Village with cobbled streets and clusters of whitewashed cottages huddles around secluded courtyards. There is once again a wide choice of individual shops

Grisedale Forest Park has an extensive range of marked trails.

Tarn Hows is a well known beauty spot which has easy access.

Ulverston is not too far away this is the home town of Stanley Laurel the partner of Oliver Hardy who became the well known slap stick duo Laurel & Hardy.

More Details

Property Manager
Helen Farthing
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Helen Farthing

Hello I'm Helen, I deal with all enquiries and I keep the Boathouse to a high standard. I am continually tweaking the property to make sure your stay is comfortable and memorable.

Moved to the Lake District in 1989 from Lincolnshire and I still marvel at the views. I enjoy being outside and make use of the lake and mountains.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a lovely stay and your warm hospitality. A beautiful location and a wonderfully inviting lake house.

Could not have asked for a better week.
Dec 2013
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Bowness-on-Windermere House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Under floor heating
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Under floor heating
  • Each bathroom has complimentary White Company Bath and Body products. And under floor heating.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Osprey - Luxury Boat House on the Shore of Lake Windermere Near to Bowness
average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews

Wonderful birthday weekend at Osprey Boat House

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend break at Osprey Boat House. The accommodation has delightful views, is very well equipped and cosy for the cooler days.

Helen very kindly also surprised us with a welcome pack to include a bottle of champagne as it was my birthday on our arrival day.

So much to see within walking distance and very well placed for touring the rest of the lakes.

I can highly recommend and we hope to return one day!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am so pleased you had a great Birthday weekend. I look forward to your return in the future. Thank you. Helen
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beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

One of the best properties we have stayed at lovely and clean great location just 10 minutes walk to Bowness.osprey boat house situated next door to a water sports shop we went out in a kayak brilliant fun.Helen the owner couldn't do enough any problems she was just a phone call away needed a cot for the baby and Helen organised one for us and thank you very much Helen and thank you for the lovely welcome pack a lovely touch hope to come and stay with you again kind regards woodhouse and swan family

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, its good to know you enjoyed Osprey's location and hope to return in the future. Thank you again. Helen.
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Luxurious boat house in top location

  • 5 of 5

The Osprey Boat House provides high quality accommodation with a really stunning outlook, directly on Lake Windermere. The kitchen/dining/living area is very spacious and airy, giving onto a wide terrace above several jetties jutting out into the lake. The bedrooms are large and comfortable and the ensuite and family bathrooms are also a good size and well appointed. The whole property is good but it is that view which time and time again draws your gaze. We did not have the best weather during our week but it doesn't matter - the lake is absolutely fascinating in all of its varied moods. We saw it all, from a storm one evening to a flat calm and sunshine the next morning. Beautiful. The house is 5-10 minutes stroll away from the bustle of Bowness which offers many good pubs and restaurants. I must give special praise to the delicious and excellent value filled sourdough rolls with chips for lunch at The Village Inn! We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, yes I agree the view is stunning and its a changing picture. So please you enjoyed your stay and would return in the future. Thank you again. Helen
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Ideal holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay. The accommodation is beautifully furnished and has everything you need and the location is perfect - a short walk to Bowness and the ferry across to Far Sawrey. The welcome pack was unexpected but made the holiday even more special. It was a pleasant surprise to find toiletries and other essentials - not something we have found in other self catering accommodation.

The view from the balcony is amazing - and can still be enjoyed from inside when the weather is bad.

We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so much for the review its good to hear you had a good time and that you will be returning in the future. Thank you again. Helen
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Top location, superlative spec.

  • 5 of 5

This holiday house is a beautiful, thoughtful and well appointed conversion with every careful attention to detail. On arrival, your holiday starts as you walk through the door - and it is surprisingly spacious. It is clean, functional and well equipped. The balcony is a delight and catches the evening sunshine (when present); the views from the open plan main room are stunning. We would love to holiday there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your review, I am very happy that Osprey Boathouse enabled you to have a good time. And look forward to your return in the future. Thank you. Helen.
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Wonderful, right on the lakes edge, very nicely furnished

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this spacious apartment. Everything you need on arrival is provided by the host, and the place is sparking clean with quality bedding and towels.

We had a really enjoyable week - worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and very pleased you had an enjoyable week. I hope to see you again in the future. Thank you again. Helen.
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Rates & Availability

Bowness-on-Windermere House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid-February / Early April
Feb 17 2017 - Apr 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
End April / Early May
Apr 28 2017 - May 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
May Bank Holiday SOLD OUT
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
June / July
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
July / August
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
September / October
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Mid-October / Early November
Oct 20 2017 - Nov 2 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Early November / December
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early January / Early February
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 1 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $248

To secure a booking 50% deposit is required. The final balance 8 weeks before occupation with a £150.00 damage deposit, returned after your vacation, subject to damage checks.
Our change over days for a full week are Friday to Friday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
89 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
Bodega Bar
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Windermere Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M6 Exit 36
Nearest Restaurant
1000 Metres
The Boathouse Restaurant
Car: recommended

A stunning Boat House on the shores of Lake Windermere with amazing views of the Lake and Mountains.

Osprey Boat House offers a truly unique experience. Having a balcony the full width of the building where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine while watching boats traveling up and down the Lake.

This property offers exceptional location and wow factor views.

Dating back to the late 19th Century and used to store a Gentleman's Launch. It has been totally refurbished with stylish and contemporary decor and has wooden beams through out.

Inside is an open plan lounge, dining area and a fully fitted kitchen. A hall way leads to 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles with King sized beds one with Ensuite bathroom. 1 twin bedded room along with a Family bathroom with overhead shower each bathroom has underfloor heating.

There is private parking for 2 vehicles. And a walk way leading to the Lake.

Very well situated for all activities in easy walking distance to Bowness on Windermere, where you will find Beatrix Potter's Attraction, the Glebe where you can catch a Steamer to tour the Lake or hire a rowing boat. There is a good selection of shops and cafes.

Blackwell House is close by along with lots of amazing walks and cycling routes, sailing activities too with a golf course within 2 miles.


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