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A luxury boat house solely designed with romance in mind, Dragonwood Boat House saw local craftsmen come together with Harlequin interior designers to create a traditional Victorian bolthole with a modern Italian twist. This lakeside abode near Oakham in Rutland offers luxury self-catering breaks in the most magical of settings.

Luxury self-catering for two at Dragonwood Boat House


Dragonwood Boat House is a hidden gem set in 15 acres of its own private grounds within a magnificent country estate, just outside Oakham in Rutland. Wander through the extensive gardens, woodlands and lakeside pathways to find the blanket of over 10,000 tulips and daffodils which appear in springtime. With a rich Italian flavour, this luxury self-catering boat house flaunts interiors typical of Harlequin design, combining an eclectic fusion of classic and contemporary style to give a flamboyant appeal. A vibrant triad of violet, orange and green jewel-like hues form an adventurous colour palette which oozes opulence.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The master suite features a hand-crafted Italian suede super king-size bed adorned with fine French linens for ultimate bedtime luxury. The ritzy en suite wet room has a large rain shower and second WC. A romantic wake-up is guaranteed with floor-to-ceiling views over the sparkling lake out to the rolling pastures beyond.


The stylish county town of Oakham lies to the west of Rutland Water, one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe and a birdwatcher’s paradise. From wildlife tours to romantic cycle rides around the 25 mile long track, nature lovers will be in their element at this Site of Special Scientific Interest. Live and breathe the country dream and choose from many of the country pursuits on offer at this country estate including shooting, archery and fishing on your very own lake.

For Relaxation

When love-birds choose to explore the grounds hand-in-hand on foot, there's no less than 15 enchanting acres of private grounds waiting to be discovered. On clement days, lay out a champagne picnic by the lake and enjoy a lazy lunch in the company of the fleeting butterflies, dragonflies and wild birds. Take advantage of the kayak and while the day away on the water under the late afternoon's sun. The underfloor heating and giant Italian log fire will ensure pure comfort on winter’s evenings, where couples can bask in the lavishness of the interiors and watch the dancing flames from the sumptuous master bedroom.


There is a private drive from the estate gates that leads to Dragonwood Boat House and its designated car park. The modern kitchen has an electric cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Guests can request washing and drying from the main house.



Style: Bold hues create a curious contrast inside this traditional Victorian-style boat house which is teeming with plushness. Fans of flamboyant design will love the contemporary interior features sought from Milan.

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Our Take

Regional Partner Consultant Clare says

This unique boat house is a true jewel set within the crown of the much-admired Dragonwood Estate. Boasting 15 acres of its own private grounds, this luxurious love nest makes an idyllic haven for romantic breaks.

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Unique Extras

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The modern kitchen has a high spec finish which makes cooking a breeze, and the open plan design ensures that couples don’t have to miss out on a moment of ‘us’ time. Good food is a real passion in Rutland and it’s not hard to find fresh farm produce nearby; from venison and pheasant to seasonal fruit and vegetables.

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

The ancient village of Knossington is just a short country walk away and home to the Fox and Hounds. This attractive 18th Century inn has an ivy-clad exterior, while inside rustic beams and a log fire are in line with the traditional menu on offer. A little further afield, the market town of Oakham provides many charming tea rooms and restaurants including Wildwood Kitchen, serving up deliciously fresh Mediterranean dishes.

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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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