Most Beautiful Boathouse Ever. And You Can Stay There!

lingholm boathouse in cumbria

The Lingholm Estate is a country house just outside Portinscale in Cumbria, England. The Estate has twelve high-quality holiday properties in which you can stay, but the most beautiful and unique is the luxurious Boathouse on the grounds designed by Shaw & Jagger architects.

Lingholm Boathouse in Cumbria

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photo: Pete Wilkinson

The Lingholm Boathouse in Cumbria is situated on the shore of Derwentwater in one of the most scenic locations in The Lakes. According to architects Shaw and Jagger, the boathouse was the key reason for the purchase of the entire estate by their client back in 2013.

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photo: Pete Wilkinson

The estate had the benefit of an existing boathouse structure on the side of Derwentwater, however it was in a poor state of repair. Design analysis of the site and local vernacular led to several design options for the proposed boathouse, which were subject to review by a design review board and the local Council due to the extremely sensitive nature of the shoreline of the lake and the location within the National Park, SSSI and World Heritage site.

lingholm boathouse
photo: Pete Wilkinson

The finished boathouse is a luxurious one bedroom Scandinavian-style apartment that offers private mooring and stunning panoramic views of the lakeland setting. One of the last new boathouses allowed on the shores of Derwentwater, it’s clad in wood and stone to blend in seamlessly with the natural surroundings.

view from boathouse toward lake

Inside, the Nordic modern furnishings and fittings reflect the highest quality.

The Boathouse has a roomy living area overlooking the lake:

photo: Pete Wilkinson

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boathouse balcony
photo: Pete Wilkinson

A streamlined kitchen:
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A bedroom with comfortable kingsize bed, freestanding tub and Pantone accent tables:
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bedroom in boathouse

bedroom bath in boathouse

view from tub

freestanding tub in bedroom
photo: Pete Wilkinson

As well as an ensuite bathroom that includes a waterfall shower:
rainfall shower at boathouse

A balcony complete with easy chairs allows you to soak up the views, observe the local wildlife and romantic sunsets.

balcony and chairs at boathouse
photo: Pete Wilkinson

Also provided for guests are bed linens, towels, tea towels, cleaning pack & hair dryer and WiFi.

Book the Lingholm Boathouse in Cumbria here.

Architects: Shaw & Jagger

Status: Completed 2019
Photo credit: Pete Wilkinson
Photos not by Pete Wilkson are courtesy of The Lingholm Estate
additional interior photos are our screengrabs of the 360 degree walkthrough