Craving a little piece of luxury after almost four months stuck indoors with the other half? We don’t blame you – and while you might be feeling pretty underwhelmed at the prospect of holidaying in the UK instead of a golden beach in Spain, there’s some beautiful places right on our doorstep that we didn’t even know existed… Including this jaw-dropping boathouse in the Lake District, which has been completely transformed into a luxury pad.
Boasting the type of decor and architecture that would usually be associated with the rich and famous, the Lingholm Boathouse sits on the shore of stunning Derwentwater, looking out to a picturesque scene which, if I’m honest, doesn’t even look real. It’s that breathtaking.
A romantic bolthole especially built for two, the Boathouse embraces uninterrupted views of the lake directly in front of it, with the whole front of the home fully glazed to allow for panoramic views as far as the eye can see.
It’s a very cosy affair nestled in one of the most beautiful spots in the Lake District, with Borrowdale, Blencathra and Skiddaw all close by to see during your stay. Oh, and did we mention it’s walking distance to the nearest pub?
In the snug, modern bedroom, guests will find a plush, comfy bed with all the amenities, including the luxury of a freestanding tub that looks out over the lake through a huge glass pane. Fancy, huh?
Elsewhere in the home, guests can pop their feet up to a bit of tele (although why would you with that view?) and cook in the open kitchen space – before cuddling up for the night in the ultra-peaceful and secluded spot. Well, if your partner will allow for it. Mr Yorkshireman has a strict no-cuddle policy while the TV’s on.
In terms of activities, guests are conveniently located nearby to some of the best walking routes the Lake District has to offer, with routes around Derwentwater and towards lovely Keswick to take advantage of.
The estate itself, known as the Lingholm Estate, boasts interesting literary history – with Beatrix Potter spending many of her summer holidays there. The Lingholm Kitchen Garden is also said to be the inspiration for Mr McGregor’s garden in The Tale of Peter Rabbit – well worth the visit for fans of reading. Enjoy an uninterrupted dinner with your partner on the gorgeous balcony, or watch the sunset from the bath with a glass of champagne. Whatever you do in this house, you’re sure to be feeling incredibly relaxed upon leaving. Find out more or book your stay here.