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Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse Romantic

5.0/5 Exceptional

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGowbarrow Fall7 min drive
    Popular LocationAira Force10 min drive
    Popular LocationPlace Fell14 min drive
    AirportCarlisle (CAX)51 min drive

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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 Acorn Bank 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.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Gowbarrow Fall - 7 min drive
  • Rookin House Activity Centre - 9 min drive
  • Aira Force - 10 min drive
  • Dalemain - 10 min drive
  • Place Fell - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Penrith Station - 16 min drive
  • Carlisle (CAX) - 47 min drive


  • Brackenrigg Inn - 20 min walk
  • The Royal Hotel - 5 min drive
  • The Ramblers Bar - 7 min drive
  • Helvellyn Country Kitchen - 7 min drive
  • Fellbites - 7 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 accommodations at this houseboat feature separate bedrooms.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • 1 bedroom


  • 1 bathroom

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Cycling nearby


  • Sleeps 2

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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; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

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

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

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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.

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

5/5 Excellent

a 5 night get away
We had a fabulous time. The location of the boat house was perfect for our walking trips, and the house itself was so lovely to come back to that we didn't want to venture out again in the evenings. As a result, we ended up eating in more often than we had planned, but this was easy as the kitchen facilities are so high spec.

5/5 Excellent

Location unbeatable
Great location Property manager extremely helpful Lots of generous touches (e.g. bottle of champagne etc) to amke stay more memorable. Highly recommended

5/5 Excellent

Blissful tranquility
This cozy, comfortable and idyllic setting was perfect for what I was looking for. Its tasteful furnishings and large, comfortable sofa overlooking the deck and the lake created a relaxing ambiance.