Boathouse at Knotts End



Surrounded by the very best of the Lake District, the Boathouse at Knotts End is a luxury boathouse for 2 with its own private jetty. Once part of the Leeming Estate, it sits on Lake Ullswater in Cumbria, a 15 minute drive from the town of Penrith. This unique Chic Retreat is the ideal honeymoon hideaway and the perfect spot for a romantic getaway for two at any time of the year.

Backed by acres of deciduous woodland and overlooking a sweep of private lake, the Boathouse at Knotts End has been thoughtfully appointed for modern living and has been decorated in the style of a small boutique hotel. Slate and sturdy English oak abound, in keeping with the property's natural stone exterior, whilst slivers of flat screen technology (due to lack of reception there is no SKY, digital tv or television stations, however there is a DVD player so guests may bring along their own DVDs) bring the small boutique hotel's interiors bang up-to-date.


There's plenty to do here, especially for outdoorsy types. Choose from swimming and sailing in the lake, exploring Cumbria's many hiking trails, and fishing. The sitting room is stocked with guidebooks and board games.


The Boathouse's kitchen comes complete with a fridge, a dishwasher, fan oven and ceramic hob and a combination microwave oven with grill; there's an outdoor barbeque for warmer months. Le Crusset crockery, Villeroy & Boch glassware and kitchen utensils are provided, as well as a Nespresso coffee machine. Guests can enjoy dining indoors or al fresco at a teak table on the terrace by the jetty, on the balcony or at the picnic table on the lake front. Teak loungers with comfortable bespoke cushions are located on the terrace where guests are invited to soak up the sun’s rays and the views over the lake. 

Why is it chic?
  • Idyllic romantic retreat 
  • Serene location with lake views
  • Stylish private room for 2


  • The Knotts End Welcome Pack, include a sleeve of Nespresso capsules and Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products.


Room type Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar 2017 Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018
Boathouse £175 £175 £195 £195 £245 £245 £275 £275 £275 £275 £185 £185 -
weekends rate £205 £205 £225 £225 £275 £275 £305 £305 £305 £305 £215 £215 -
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is GBP.

A minimum 2 night stay is required and 3 nights during Christmas and New Year and August Bank Holiday. 

Rates at the Boathouse at Knotts End are per night (incl VAT) and include all amenities and maid service (1 visit for a 2-3 nights stay; 2 visits for a 5-7 night stay).

2016/7: Valentine's dates, the May Bank Holiday weekends, Easter weekend, Christmas and New Year - £305/night

Strictly no smoking. 


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