15 Beautiful Boat Houses

15 Beautiful Boat Houses

7th September 2022

You can't stay closer to the water than in a boat house. Open any window and you'll hear the lapping of the waves or the wash of the river. Traditional or contemporary, we love these enchanting shoreline properties and we've picked out some of the UK's very best.

The Boathouse Suffolk

Felixstowe - Suffolk

Sleeps 6

Beautifully restored Edwardian boathouse on the water’s edge in Felixstowe Ferry, boasting stunning interiors and spectacular sea views.

Duke of Portland Boathouse

Penrith - Cumbria

Sleeps 2

Beautiful 18th century boathouse with a balcony overlooking Ullswater in the Lake District, a romantic lakeside retreat.

The Boat House at Rothiemurchus

by Aviemore - Highlands

Sleeps 6

Cosy, and stylish, traditional and modern, this lovely Scottish house is surrounded by the most magical Cairngorms scenery.

The Boat Shed

Lymington - Hampshire

Sleeps 3

Beautifully designed holiday getaway by the sea set in Royal Lymington Yacht Club dinghy yard

The Tawny Boathouses

Stoke-on-Trent - Staffordshire

Sleeps 2-4 per boathouse

Contemporary boathouses with floor-to-ceiling lake views and an outdoor spa bath in the heart of Staffordshire’s countryside.

Leannan Boathouse

Kingennie - Dundee

Sleeps 2

A lovingly restored boathouse offering a luxurious and relaxing Scottish getaway

Ty Cwch Boathouse

Cwmtydu - Ceredigion

Sleeps 12

The unique and contemporary Ty Cwch is ideal for those who want to combine their stay by the beautiful Welsh coast with outdoor activities.

Orchardleigh Boathouse

Frome - Somerset

Sleeps 2

Romantic and secluded boathouse overlooking a lake in the grounds of a grand estate in the heart of the Somerset countryside.

The Houseboat Poole

Poole - Dorset

Sleeps 10

Not built to house boats, but to resemble one, the striking and award-winning Houseboat Poole is open plan living at its finest, sleeping up to ten guests.

The Boathouse at Knotts End

Penrith - Cumbria

Sleeps 2

Perched on the water, this lake district bolthole offers plenty of romantic charm and views that go on forever - perfect for just the two of you

Kingsburgh Boat House

Kingsburgh - Portree

Sleeps 2

Gorgeous, rustic holiday home on the loch's edge on stunning Skye with spectacular views and a comfy, cosy interior.

The Boathouse

Manaccan - Cornwall

Sleeps 14

A beautiful, 6-bed boathouse in a secluded Cornish cove; off-the-beaten track and just a few steps from the shore…

The Old Devon Boathouse

Topsham - Devon

Sleeps 4

This 17th century boathouse conversion has a contemporary industrial vibe, situated on the banks of the River Exe in Devon.

Lingholm Boathouse

Keswick - Cumbria

Sleeps 2

Beautiful boathouse on the shore of Derwentwater, one of the most idyllic spots in the Lake District, perfect for a romantic escape.

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