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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...
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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....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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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 a fire hazard. You swim & use the rowing boat at your own risk! No lifeguard!! We cannot accept any responsibility for loss of life or personal injury when on, in, or near the lake or whilst using the rowing boat. Please wear life jackets provided & pay attention to weather conditions, which can change rapidly.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Jennifer B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2017
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Reviewed 19 February 2020

This is a most beautiful and peaceful place with everything you need for relaxation. Well equipped little bolt hole. Fantastic views from the delightful balcony and from the terrace x

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank foordaj
Reviewed 13 August 2019

We stayed at The Boathouse at Knotts End for our 30th Wedding anniversary, it was truly a special place to celebrate. Decoration is beautiful and the bed is super cozy. We had a lovely lunch at Brachbrigg Inn only a 5 minute drive from the...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank angel32
Culture766130, VR Owner at The Boathouse at Knotts End, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

Many thanks for your warm words - we greatly appreciate your feedback about Knotts End and the local pub. Brackenrigg Inn is one of our favourites too! Kind regards, Reservations

Reviewed 30 May 2019 via mobile

Magically located getaway - private, quiet and spectacular views. Beautifully maintained and well equipped - the perfect place to make home base and explore the Lakes. Great hiking options close by. No WiFi makes it the perfect escape!

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank FarAway795812
Culture766130, VR Owner at The Boathouse at Knotts End, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

Many thanks for your review, we are happy you got the most out of your stay! Kind regards, Reservations

Reviewed 26 May 2019

Our two night break was booked as a gift from our family and proved to be a very special treat! We arrived at Knotts End on a sunny afternoon. There were no problems locating the access road down to the Boat House which is in...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank langerDurham
Culture766130, VR Owner at The Boathouse at Knotts End, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

Many thanks for your kind words - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and soaked up the Knotts End experience :) We hope to see you again in the not too distant future! Best wishes, Reservations & The Caretakers The Boathouse at Knotts...More

Reviewed 29 April 2019

We felt so lucky to be able to stay here for a few days. A perfect lakeside retreat with everything you need and more. The Boathouse is very comfortable and has a wonderful country cottage feel to it. The view is to die for and...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank davidi317
Culture766130, VR Owner at The Boathouse at Knotts End, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2019

Ah, wow! Many thanks for your review and kind words :) We would be very happy to have you stay once more! Kind regards, Reservations & Caretakers The Boathouse at Knotts End Lake Ullswater, Cumbria

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Reviewed 14 April 2019

Our 2nd visit and every bit as good as the first ! Not ideal for touring the Lake District because once we get there we never want to leave ! Quite happy to sit on the balcony ( or the bed ) and watch the...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Tel T
Culture766130, VR Owner at The Boathouse at Knotts End, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2019

Many thanks for your review and lovely to have you back! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and got some 'R and R.' We look forward to your return :) Kind regards, Reservations

Reviewed 4 February 2019

Well what a find perfect setting and wonderful house. Place was clean and warm on arrival views are to die for and so peaceful. A perfect place for peace and quite will definitely be back again .

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank tonysM1460PS
Culture766130, VR Owner at The Boathouse at Knotts End, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Many thanks for your review! We hope you come back soon :) Kind regards, Reservations & The Caretakers

Reviewed 4 February 2019

This place is a slice of heaven on the shores of Ullswater. Perfectly secluded from the world, fabulously furnished with everything you could want to spend the weekend away from it all with someone special. Bought as a treat for Valentines and thoroughly enjoyed. We...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Melanie A
Culture766130, VR Owner at The Boathouse at Knotts End, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

Wow! Thank you so much for such a beautiful review. We would love to have you back and hope to hear from you soon! Kind regards, Reservations & The Caretakers

Reviewed 21 January 2019

Just spent an amazing long weekend here for my birthday. The place is stunning, so picturesque as you drive down the driveway and are greated with the amazing boathouse. Full of everything you need, including wine :-). Plenty of wood for the fire, a great...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank JaxiTravels
Culture766130, VR Owner at The Boathouse at Knotts End, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! Many thanks, Reservations & Caretakers

Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit, from start to finish, this home is a dream home in a dream location, I couldn’t pick one thing wrong with the place or our entire stay everything was perfect, thank you to the owners who have a truly amazing place here...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank alishelmani
Culture766130, VR Owner at The Boathouse at Knotts End, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Dear A & D, Thank you so much for your review of our little boathouse! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return! Kind regards, Reservations

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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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.
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