Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse Romantic

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Entire house boatPrivate host

Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse Romantic

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire house boat

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Dryer
  • Barbecue grill
Penrith, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAira Force4 min drive
  • Popular LocationGowbarrow Fall5 min drive
  • Popular LocationPlace Fell12 min drive
  • AirportCarlisle (CAX)53 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire house boat to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse Romantic

Adults-only houseboat in Penrith
Nestled at the bottom of a private track, Far Boathouse is a beautifully appointed tranquil retreat right on the edge of Ullswater; in fact you don’t actually see it until you descend down toward towards the lake. Far enough from the noise and bustle of life, but within easy access to the real world, only a 15 minute drive from the M6. Perfect for all weathers as the views of lake, hills and sky are stunning. As a base for walking, touring the Lakes, water sports, bird watching or just chilling out, it is perfect.
A unique location for mini moon, honeymoon, romantic getaway. Perfect for that special anniversary, a birthday, somewhere special to propose or simply get away and relax. Far Boathouse will add extras too depending on the occasion, a nice bottle of wine, Champagne, Prosecco and chocolates just to add a personal touch.
The interior is unique, cosy and homely with a well-equipped kitchen with all the utensils you need and a wine cooler adds a touch of luxury. There is an electric oven with hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, coffee making machine (Ground coffee). The open plan living dining area hosts a stylish marble dining table, which seats 4 (just in case friends pop in to say hello!). There is a huge sofa, which looks out of the bio fold glass doors to breath taking views of the lake and the hills. Alternatively on a sunny day sit outside on the balcony and watch the sailboats pass by and of course the ducks and swans are regular visitors. If you are very lucky Mr otter may come and visit!
Look out for the amazing skies especially at sunrise and sunset, stargazing at the night skies and the romantic moonlight that sometimes shines into the boathouse.
Relax and unwind with a DVD playing on the Sony TV. Binoculars, books of wild life and birds, Monopoly, chess, cards and dominoes are there for your leisure time.
Unwind in the unique driftwood style wood bathroom, with a large overhead shower, toilet and washbasin, luxurious towels and bathrobes are provided along with a range of toiletries.

The cosy bedroom has a king-size bed with luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding and a sprinkle of rose petals to create a touch of romance. The bedroom has a Sony TV, quirky little dressing table and wardrobe for storage.

Guest accommodation at this houseboat offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Jayne Lancaster

Languages spoken


Property amenities

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Boating on site
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 291 sq ft (27 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse Romantic Penrith
Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse Romantic Houseboat
Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse Romantic Houseboat Penrith

About this area


Located in Penrith, this houseboat is on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Ullswater and Lake District National Park. Rookin House Activity Centre and Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and power boating nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with rock climbing and cycling.

What's nearby

  • Aira Force - 4 min drive
  • Gowbarrow Fall - 5 min drive
  • Rookin House Activity Centre - 9 min drive
  • Dalemain - 10 min drive
  • Place Fell - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Penrith Station - 16 min drive
  • Carlisle (CAX) - 53 min drive


  • Brackenrigg Inn - 20 min walk
  • Granny Dowbekins Tea Rooms - 4 min drive
  • Crown Inn - 4 min drive
  • Horse and Farrier - 5 min drive
  • The Royal Hotel - 5 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 8 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 8 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 8 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 8 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 8 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Every single thing about our stay was perfect. The boathouse looks amazing on paper but in real life it is purely magical. Everything is of a high standard and immaculately clean. Views make you want to stay in and soak it up.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Serene views
Serene views across the lake to Arthur's Pike which we climbed one day and were able to look directly down to the boat house. Comfortable and well equipped although the sofa is well past its life as the springs have completely collapsed in places. A few things missing such as toilet brush and salt and except for one stunningly sunny early morning, any warm August summer weather.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful spot
Chosen for the view and the tranquility of the lake which was wonderful. Nicely furnished throughout. Would have liked more comfortable seating on the deck to sit and read.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely Amazing!
The Far Boat House was situated right on the lake and the views are breathtaking. There was a welcoming bottle of champagne and a gift basket full of goodies. As we were on honeymoon, the owner made it really special with personal touches and the property itself is beautiful and spotlessly clean.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Far Boathouse
Incredible place! Great 2 night stay for us and Jayne was a great host. Would recommend to all Thanks Again