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“Our second visit and it’s still “Wow!””
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Watermillock, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Martin H
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Our second visit and it’s still “Wow!””
Reviewed July 3, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

Unlike our visit last year, which began with a blizzard, we were this time lucky enough to come here in the middle of the UK’s first heatwave for a little while. In fact Ullswater was a tad cooler than back home in the Thames Valley which is all to the good. However, our first reaction on opening the door into the Boathouse was still Wow! Our memory of the place hadn’t been unfairly improved with time. This is still an idyll and this time we have been able to sit out on the balcony at any time as it’s so warm.
The Far Boathouse is a glorious place to stay in a glorious location and I want to live here forever.
Sorry, nothing more to say on fixtures, fittings and amenities. They are all perfect.

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Deb M
Southport, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Another Amazing Stay”
Reviewed September 3, 2017 for a stay in September 2016

This was our second visit and yet again we were thrilled by the wildlife around the property. We rented a canoe from a nearby company who delivered to the door. We enjoyed exploring the lake and walking in the fabulous countryside. The property has everything you need for your stay. it is luxurious and cosy but the best kept secret is the AMAZING view. Whether you sit on the balcony or lounge on the huge sofa you are presented with an ever changing view. The reflections on the water the swans and the occasional otter. Looking forward to the next trip soon.

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Management Response
Sep 7, 2017
Thank you for your kind review following your second stay at Boathouse Ullswater Far. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again for a third visit. x
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amyepozwi...
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed August 30, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Gorgeous location, beautiful boathouse, wonderful weekend.
The host had thought of everything we might need in the boathouse. Superbly equipped with an eye for detail and finishing touches.
Thoroughly recommend.

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Management Response
Sep 7, 2017
Thank you for your review following your stay at Ullswater Far Boat House. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable time and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Martin H
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nothing can prepare for the stunning view on arrival”
Reviewed May 24, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The Lakes is an area of England we should have visited years ago and we were so pleased that our first stay in the area was in a place that it is difficult to overpraise.
We had detailed directions to the boathouse and so were ready for the sudden turn off the road and down the track to the boathouse. Its quite a long way along a fairly difficult track and I was glad we weren't in a low slung sports car. But that adds to the seclusion that the Far Boathouse provides to couples who want to get away and enjoy each other's company.
We arrived and opened the door. Wow! Past the kitchen and the bedroom is the lounge and through a sliding triple window right in front of you is Ullswater and the mountains beyond. Again wow! The Boathouse looks as though it is brand new. In fact it was severely flooded in December 2015 and Jayne has spared no expense in restoring the place and furnishing it in five star luxury. I should add a bottle of champagne and a vase of red roses were waiting for us when we opened the door.
We stayed for four days and enjoyed the best and almost the worst the weather could throw at us for April. A blizzard on our first evening obliterated the lake and opposite shore and then gave us even more stunning views of snow capped peaks for the rest of our stay. After that the sun shone but it unfortunately wasn't warm enough to enable us to sit out on the balcony over the lake to enjoy drinks. We did still enjoy the views though but warmly behind the double glazed windows. Three sets of binoculars were provided for our use, just a small sign of the thought that has gone into furnishing and fitting out the boathouse. If you want to keep in contact with the rest of the world go somewhere else. If you enjoy luxury and each other then book the Far Boathouse.
This is a review of the Far Boathouse so I won't say much about Ullswater other than the boat trips are fun, lakeside walks are good and there are a few good restaurants around worth visiting. We had a fabulous time and want to come again.

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Management Response
May 25, 2017
Good afternoon
Thank you for your review following your stay at the Ullswater Far boathouse. We are delighted you had such a fabulous time and we hope to welcome you again soon.

Kind regards
Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
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Rose M
Herts, UK
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just Fabulous”
Reviewed May 19, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Had a midweek stay here in May and absolutely loved the place. The boathouse is everything the pictures suggest and more – nothing can really prepare you for the fabulous view as you come down the private drive and see the vast expanse of Ullswater glittering behind the house. Inside was spotlessly clean, and the heating was on to welcome us. Fab kitchen with quality appliances, lovely comfy sofas in the living room, high threadcount bedding, monsoon shower and huge heated towel rail in the bathroom. Nice touches like plenty of coat hangers in the wardrobes so both of us could unpack properly, a decent hairdryer, and little treats like champagne, chocolates, and flapjacks for breakfast. There were also binoculars, board games, folders full of local information and even artists pencils for drawing! The only tiny change we would suggest is perhaps putting a bigger mirror up at the entrance to the site as it was a bit tricky to see oncoming traffic when you pulled out.

We found the agency letting this property excellent for dealing with – responses to queries always came back the same day, often within minutes. Instructions for getting to the boathouse were very clear and emailed to us immediately upon payment of the balance. What we especially loved was that for much of the year you can book short breaks of 3 nights or more, which makes it much more affordeable – please don’t ever stop doing this! Have never been so sorry to leave anywhere and will definitely be back. Oh, and to the person that said they would buy the boathouse if they won the lottery – fight you for it! 

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Richard W
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding”
Reviewed March 9, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Almost impossible to fault. The boathouse itself is beautifully finished and highly equipped and in an isolated, completely tranquil location. There's TVs in living room and bedroom, DVD player, wine cooler, dish washer and anything else you could possibly need. Whether you're going for some quiet time or to hike up and down mountains, I can't think of a better place to go. Highly recommended.

The only thing I'd mention is that there is no WIFI. The very best we could get was one bar of mobile signal on our phones. Now, you don't go there to talk on the phone, but we were going to plan our hikes using them and this did cause a few issues because web pages could take 20 minutes to load and they were essentially useless for this purpose, so plan your trips our before you go.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Lack of Wifi
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Management Response
Mar 10, 2015
Thank you for your recent feedback following your stay at Boathouse Ullswater Far. We are delighted that you enjoyed this beautiful Boathouse and its tranquil location and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our properties again in the future.

Kind regards

Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
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TC2222
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unbelieveable Stay. Can't recommend enough!”
Reviewed December 14, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Fantastic property in a location that is simply perfect. Pristine rooms and highly spec'd facilities. Great communication and reccomendations from owner. Hope it doesn't get too busy as we want to book again!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Dec 15, 2014
Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Boathouse Ullswater Far.

We are delighted to hear you wish to return to Boathouse Ullswater Far!

Lakes Cottage Holidays are pleased you enjoyed the location of the property and the specification of the facilities on offer.

Kind Regards,

Lakes Cottage Holidays
017687 74060
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