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This luxury self-catering boathouse with private mooring overlooks the serene waters of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park and boasts some of the most enviable vistas imaginable. It is easy to see how the beloved children's tale Swallows and Amazons was inspired by the magical lakeside location.     

The Osprey, Luxury Boathouse on Lake Windermere


Proudly sitting on the banks of Lake Windermere, this unique luxury stone boathouse with private mooring benefits from being one of the few inhabited properties along this much sought-after exclusive stretch of the lake. The fusion of stylish interiors and luxurious fittings create a most note-worthy lake house perfect for family self-catering boating holidays and romantic getaways alike. The light and airy open-plan living area opens out to a duo of balconies which overhang the lake and truly make the most of the ethereal setting.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Both of the en suite bedrooms lead off from the main central living area and offer sumptuous beds, fine linens and views across the water. The double room with king-size bed has en suite bathroom with stand alone bath tub, whilst the twin room has a large walk-in shower room and a uniquely curved wall of glass blocks which creates a pampering haven to write home about. An uninterrupted night's sleep is guaranteed!     


Approaching the gated entrance to The Osprey, the promise of what is to come will incite the prickle of goosebumps in even the most well-travelled guest. This luxury self-catering boathouse is situated on the widest stretch of Lake Windermere and boasts a beautiful sunny south westerly aspect, with views which extend across the water to a back drop of wooded fells and mountains beyond. The peaceful waterfront location means that the only disturbance at your otherwise idyllic sanctuary will be hearing the ducks land upon the water, and the gentle tinkling of boat masts in summertime.

For Relaxation

For the best seat in the house, grab a fresh morning coffee and your well-thumbed copy of Swallows and Amazons, before sitting back and simply enjoying the tranquility of the lake from your choice of private balcony. Fisherfolk and yachty types will be spoiled for choice with the plethora of on-the-water activities on offer, whilst bookworms will delight in visiting the area where both Arthur Ransome and Beatrix Potter took their literary inspiration. Winter eves are best spent snuggled up by the fire enjoying a mulled wine and hot buttered crumpets. 


There is off-road parking for up to three cars. There is a washing machine and tumble dyer within the entrance hall area.



Style: Peppered with quirky works of art and oozing elegance and class, the interiors at The Osprey reflect the peaceful ambience of the lake and draw inspiration from the natural surroundings all about.

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Our Take

Regional Partner Consultant Clare says

The magical location and beautifully serene vistas make this luxury house on the lake one which guests will be inspired to write home about. This exclusive boathouse will truly inspire the most discerning of guests.

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Unique Extras

Added extras to enhance your self-catering holiday... from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections to tried and tested caterers and more

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The open plan well-equipped kitchen provides everything you need to self-cater and show off your culinary prowess to family and friends. Enjoy informal breakfasts perched on the central island with the morning papers and a warming bowl of porridge; or choose to dine al fresco under the eaves of the boathouse with the hypnotic lapping at the shore providing the backdrop to your supper.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

Whether you crave a high end fine dining experience, or a more relaxed gastro pub lunch, there are numerous places to eat around Lake Windermere and the surrounding towns and villages. The Drunken Duck Inn serves imaginative food in a relaxed atmosphere, whilst the Lamplighter bar and restaurant is well-known locally for its locally-sourced produce and fresh fish caught daily. 

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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