The Boathouse, The Jewel In Pullwood Bay’s Crown

A staycation destination in its own right, The Boat House at Pullwood Bay is one of the most stunning properties to grace to shores of majestic Windermere. Dating back to the 18th century, this exceptional Victorian retreat is the jewel in Pullwood’s crown, sympathetically renovated and remodelled for modern-day visitors seeking a unique haven set against an incredible backdrop for a special celebration getaway. The Boat House not only boasts spectacular views of Windermere and her surrounding fell range but the accommodation oozes quality and charm and is the perfect place to spend precious, quality time with your loved ones, somewhere to instantly relax, unwind and soak up the exhilarating feeling that being above and over the water provides.

Although delightfully rural, Pullwood Bay is within an easy 2-mile reach of Ambleside and nearby Hawkshead where you’ll find a superb selection of shops, galleries, bars and restaurants. The estate is set in over 51 acres of private landscaped gardens and mature, natural woodland. Guests can enjoy a stroll or bike ride through the beautiful grounds which are home to wild deer, squirrels and a superb selection of flora, fauna.

This beautiful corner of the Lakes offers superb walking and cycling opportunities for all ages and abilities, nearby Tarn Hows being a firm favourite of ours, particularly when followed by a visit to the famous Drunken Duck Inn, just half a mile from Pullwood Bay –  it really is a must!

Superb Open Plan Living With An Ever-Changing View Of The Lake

From the ground floor, the entrance leads into the boathouse wet dock (available to use as you wish but at your own risk) and a flight of stairs leads you up to the main accommodation on the first floor. A spacious hallway teases you with glimpses of the view that’s just around the corner and leads into the open plan living space, a modern-day lounge, dining room and kitchen of the quality you’d expect of such a unique property. The large expanse of floor to ceiling doors open fully onto and over the water, the narrow viewing platform allowing you to absorb yourself in the beauty of your surroundings. A twin bedroom (super king available upon request) is beautifully decorated and has an en-suite shower with a corner cubicle, handbasin and WC.

A glass and steel staircase leads up to the master super kingsize bedroom on the second floor, a glorious suite with TV, stunning lake views and an en-suite bathroom with a double-ended deep bath, separate shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

Outside, The Boat House and other properties at Pullwood Bay enjoy half a mile of private lake frontage, perfect for enjoying a picnic at the water’s edge whilst taking in the glorious views of Windermere and her surrounding fell range. The private jetty is available for those wishing to launch a dinghy, canoe or kayak (with prior arrangement) and the shallow bay is safe for taking a quick dip, paddle boarding and perfect for those more adventurous wild swimmers amongst you.

N.B. Waterborne activities are undertaken at your own risk.

On The Ground Floor:

  • Entrance hall with access to a wet dock*

*For use at your own risk

On The First Floor:

  • Spacious entrance hall
  • Modern open plan living space with Poggenpohl kitchen wrapped in Corian with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/drier, halogen hob, electric fan oven and Nespresso machine
  • Dining area and modern lounge area with TV with sumptuous leather sofas
  • Bi-fold doors giving way to narrow balcony
  • Bedroom 1 – twin bedroom (Superking bed upon request) with skylight windows, TV and en-suite shower room, hand basin and WC. Drying cupboard.

On the Second Floor:

  • Bedroom 2 – master super-king suite with TV and en-suite bathroom with double-ended bath, separate shower, handbasin and WC.


  • Private off-road parking for up 3 cars
  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels are included
  • WiFi
  • All bed linen, towels. Dressing gowns and slippers provided
  • Complimentary toiletries provided
  • Ground floor heat pump
  • Travel cot and high available from Lakeland Retreats
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  •  £300 security and good housekeeping deposit applies to this property
  • Sorry, no pets
  • We warn guests with pacemakers that this property has an induction hob. Please seek advice and take care.

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Respond to The Boathouse

  • Martin says:

    The accommodation was immaculate and very well designed and very well thought out. Everything in the boathouse was of the highest standard which, coupled with the amazing view across the lake made it a very special place to stay.

  • Yazdana says:

    Fabulous! Amazing views of the lake- better than the pictures. Beautifully decorated place. Comfortable and peaceful, good base with lovely walks nearby. Can walk to Joey’s cafe ( has plant based food, icecream and delicious coffee) sits in grounds of Wray Castle. Not far from Ambleside – nice walk.

  • Ian Cairns says:

    A sublime location and view, right on the water overlooking Windermere. Sitting watching the changing light and reflections and the dramatic Lakeland weather is one of the most memorable experiences of my life. You won’t be able to tear yourself away from the balcony so if it’s your first visit to the Lake District, Pullwood Bay will be all you see. You can save the rest for future visits. A beautiful contemporary interior complements the stunning period architecture of the Boathouse. Unforgettable and Lakeland Retreats are an outstanding agency.

  • Erica says:

    Absolutely stunning property. The location and view is just perfect. It’s like something out of a film and you won’t want to leave. So peaceful and tranquil…perfect for a destress.

  • Sarah says:

    A modern house with a breathtaking view- no better spot in the Lakes. Very well equipped, you won’t want to leave.

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