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Helen Farthing

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Helen Farthing

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2015
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Osprey - Luxury Boat House on the Shore of Lake Windermere Near to Bowness

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Bowness & Windermere - Osprey Boat House

Wonderful 3 Bedroomed Boat House with Balcony giving you Lake & Mountain Views

This newly renovated Boat House has a large open plan lounge which has 2 very large settees, large TV with free view and a DVD player and Infinity WiFi. The dining area can seat up to 6 people. The kitchen is fully fitted with Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Microwave. Oven and Hob. Patio doors lead from the lounge on to a large walk on Balcony giving you wonderful views of Lake Windermere and the mountains.

There are 3 bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 has kingsize bed bedside cabinets with large fitted wardrobes and plenty of drawer space leading to ensuite shower, basin and toilet and underfloor heating.

Bedroom 2 has kingsize bed with bedside cabinets, wardrobe and drawers.

Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds, bedside cabinets fully fitted wardrobe and drawers.

Family bathroom with bath, over head shower, toilet and basin, with underfloor heating.

There is a room for hanging coats and storing shoes and boots.

Osprey Boat House has private parking for 2 vehicles.

Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England and is in the Lake Districts National Park.

A beautiful place with stunning scenery very popular for water sports and plenty of walks available to everyone of all ability.

There are also some exceptionally well known restaurants in the surrounding area.

This property is in walking distance to Bowness where you will find a large choice of shops and restaurants. There is Beatrix Potters Attraction which also has a tea room. Cinema, Tennis, Pitch and Put and lots of different boating opportunities.

On the Glebe you can catch a Steamer to take you up and down the lake. Lakes Aquarium is at the southern end of the lake where you will also find Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. There is also a dedicated bus which will take you to Lakeland Motor Museum.

Ambleside is at the northern end of the lake set amongst breathtaking majestic mountains, it is a very attractive Lakeland village with many outdoor shops and individual shops.

Brockhole is a visitor centre which has large gardens and play area for children which you can call in at when travelling on a steamer.

Blackwell the Arts & Crafts House is about 1 mile away and most definitely worth a visit.

Further afield you have Hill Top at Near Sawrey which is Beatrix Potter's home remaining very much as when she lived there.

Hawkshead is a true Lakeland Village with cobbled streets and clusters of whitewashed cottages huddles around secluded courtyards. There is once again a wide choice of individual shops

Grisedale Forest Park has an extensive range of marked trails.

Tarn Hows is a well known beauty spot which has easy access.

Ulverston is not too far away this is the home town of Stanley Laurel the partner of Oliver Hardy who became the well known slap stick duo Laurel & Hardy.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Helen Farthing (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
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Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2015

About Helen Farthing

Hello I'm Helen, I deal with all enquiries and I keep the Boathouse to a high standard. I am continually tweaking the property to make sure your stay is comfortable and memorable.

Moved to the Lake District in 1989 from Lincolnshire and I still marvel at the views. I enjoy being outside and make use of the lake and mountains.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a lovely stay and your warm hospitality. A beautiful location and a wonderfully inviting lake house.

Could not have asked for a better week.
Dec 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Osprey - Luxury Boat House on the Shore of Lake Windermere Near to Bowness
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
5

Outstanding location

  • 5 of 5

High quality accommodation in a great location with fantastic views over Lake Windermere.

Standard of fixtures and fittings was of very high quality with some nice unexpected touches especially the welcome basket and flowers.

Helen was very helpful with our booking recommending places to eat and visit during our short break and would have been there for us if we had needed her.

Would thoroughly recommend the boathouse to anyone visiting the Lake DIstrict,you don't have to be into sailing to enjoy the location !

Look forward to another visit in the not too distant future.

Thanks Helen.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review its good to hear you had a good short break and enjoyed all that Osprey Boathouse has to offer. I look forward to your return in the not too distant future.. Thank you.
5

Spic & span and Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

This place is really, really lovely. The boat house is beautiful, extremely clean and well maintained. It is very comfortable, and has everything you would need. The surrounding area is beautiful, with loads and loads of places within walking distance. The restaurants are lovely, and the people are extremely friendly. I would definitely recommend a stay here, it's well worth it. Thanks Helen.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review its good to know you had a good time in our property, and yes it is well placed to enjoy the surrounding area. Thank you again. Helen
5

Osprey is situated in a fabulous location .

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything described and more . The location of osprey on the edge of lake Windermere meant the views were outstanding .

Everything had been thought of in the kitchen including a cupboard full of cleaning products .

The property was more than clean,well maintained and very stylish !

I certainly would recommend this property to family and friends and will be returning for another visit. !

The boat house restaurant nearby was easy to walk to especially as our 20 month granddaughter could walk there and there were no frowns when she did what toddlers do vocally!! The food was good too !

The owner kept us updated prior to the holiday via emails providing excellent customer service.

The amount paid in case of damage was reimbursed as good as straight away which I was impressed with !

I have no negatives about the property and we all returned home chilled !!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your review, I am so pleased that your week was so enjoyable. I look forward to you returning in the future. Thank you. Helen.
5

A luxury spacious home from home in Bowness

  • 5 of 5

Osprey Boat House was a perfect place to stay for a family of 5 (could have been 6 - it has 6 beds). The place is spacious, very well furnished, comfortable and with the major feature of a balcony with comfy seating looking over the lake Windermere. Helen was a very accomodating host. We suggested a butter dish - she had one over within hours. We had forgotten our iPad charger - she had one over within minutes.

We certainly want to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for my review and pleased you had a god time and would like to return. Thanks again. Helen.
5

Beautiful Boat House

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic find on the internet Osprey boat house, we had a wonderful time here, the boat house was very clean and very modern, loved sitting on the balcony with my camera catching the ducks go by. A lovely setting . Taking home some lovely photos of the lake, will love to come back one day. Thank you Helen . From Lynda ,David and Kyle

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review, I am happy you found the Boat House perfect for your break and we look forward to you returning in the future. Thank you again Helen
5

Fabulous Stay

  • 5 of 5

I booked this accomodation to stay with my two boys during the Easter Break - my parents joined us and we had a wonderful time. The accomodation was fabulous, a real luxuary treat for everyone, the owner Helen, was brilliant, really friendly and helpful. The boys had a fantastic time - very safe environment to let them have some freedom exploring and only a roll down the hill on our bikes to the ferry crossing - wonderful weather allowed us to make the most of the balcony area and enjoy life on the lake and the beautiful surroundings. We will definately return again in the future. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for giving us this wonderful review and look forward to your return in the future. Thanks again. Helen.

Location

Nearest Airport
89 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
Bodega Bar
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Windermere Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.4 Miles
Windermere
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M6 Exit 36
Nearest Restaurant
1000 Metres
The Boathouse Restaurant
Car: recommended

A stunning Boat House on the shores of Lake Windermere with amazing views of the Lake and Mountains.

Osprey Boat House offers a truly unique experience. Having a balcony the full width of the building where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine while watching boats traveling up and down the Lake.

This property offers exceptional location and wow factor views.

Dating back to the late 19th Century and used to store a Gentleman's Launch. It has been totally refurbished with stylish and contemporary decor and has wooden beams through out.

Inside is an open plan lounge, dining area and a fully fitted kitchen. A hall way leads to 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles with King sized beds one with Ensuite bathroom. 1 twin bedded room along with a Family bathroom with overhead shower each bathroom has underfloor heating.

There is private parking for 2 vehicles. And a walk way leading to the Lake.

Very well situated for all activities in easy walking distance to Bowness on Windermere, where you will find Beatrix Potter's Attraction, the Glebe where you can catch a Steamer to tour the Lake or hire a rowing boat. There is a good selection of shops and cafes.

Blackwell House is close by along with lots of amazing walks and cycling routes, sailing activities too with a golf course within 2 miles.

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Prices & Availability

From £181 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Bowness & Windermere, Windermere & Central Lakes

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April / May
10 Apr 2015 - 21 May 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,265
for 7 nights
£1,265
 
 
SOLD OUT
22 May 2015 - 28 May 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,525
for 7 nights
£1,525
 
 
May / July
29 May 2015 - 9 Jul 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 7 nights
£1,275
 
 
July / September
10 Jul 2015 - 3 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,525
for 7 nights
£1,525
 
 
September / October
4 Sep 2015 - 15 Oct 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 7 nights
£1,275
 
 
October
16 Oct 2015 - 22 Oct 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,325
for 7 nights
£1,325
 
 
October
23 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
October / December
31 Oct 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£215
£975
 
 
December / January
20 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,555
for 7 nights
£1,555
 
 
January / February
4 Jan 2016 - 11 Feb 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£660
for 3 nights
From
£220
£995
 
 
February
12 Feb 2016 - 22 Feb 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£720
for 3 nights
From
£240
£1,295
 
 
February / March
23 Feb 2016 - 17 Mar 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
£1,185
 
 
March / April
18 Mar 2016 - 7 Apr 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
April / May
8 Apr 2016 - 19 May 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£1,295
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Notes To secure a booking 50% deposit is required. The final balance 8 weeks before occupation with a £150.00 damage deposit, returned after your vacation, subject to damage checks.
Our change over days for a full week are Friday to Friday.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bowness & Windermere in Windermere & Central Lakes

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Under floor heating
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Under floor heating
  • Each bathroom has complimentary White Company Bath and Body products. And under floor heating.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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