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The Boat House - Yorkshire

Gilling West, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Unique property on its own floating jetty, on a private lake within a large estate
  • Enjoy far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside from the lounge and bedroom
  • Chic and stylish interiors with lovely attention to detail
Property code: 90649

A truly unique retreat awaits on this modern and stylish houseboat situated on a large estate, on the edge of Gilling West – a pretty village on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales. This is an ideal base camp, whether you're looking to strike out on long walks or simply relax and enjoy the surroundings. There's a great dining pub less than 1 mile away. If you are a foodie, head to one of the local farm shops. The historic market town of Richmond is less than 3 miles away: explore the cobbled market square or stroll up towards Richmond Castle for a slice of Yorkshire history. Head north to Barnard Castle (12.5 miles), where you’ll find streets lined with independent shops, cafes, and art galleries. Bowes Museum is also well worth a visit.

This property really is one of a kind, located in a beautiful rural setting. As you approach your accommodation, your path will be lit by fairy lights, and you will immediately see that the property is floating gently beside its own jetty on a private lake, with a decked veranda at either end. Inside, you’ll discover a beautifully chic, open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with sleek kitchen cupboards and everything you’ll need to whip up a meal on a cosy night in. There’s a dining table for two to enjoy a romantic meal, as well as a comfortable sofa to curl up on in the evening and watch the wildlife through the large sliding doors, or enjoy a film on the Smart TV. The whole room exudes luxury with its artwork, unique furniture, soft furnishings, and wooden floors throughout. From the open-plan living space, you can make your way through to the tasteful and inviting king-size bedroom, which is separated from the main living space by a sliding door. Again, this room is beautifully presented with a gorgeous, four-poster bed adorned with fairy lights and more sumptuous soft furnishings. Completing the inside of the property is a shower room with WC.

Outside is also a great space to unwind, with decked verandas at either end of the property, with feature log burning hot tub and a bistro set. Here, you can while away hours in the tranquil surroundings, watching the wildlife and enjoying the gentle lap of the water.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • 2-ring gas hob/oven, fridge, coffee machine and microwave
  • Welcome pack
  • Smart TV
  • 2 verandas with a bistro dining set and
  • Feature log burning hot tub, which the team will get ready for your arrival
  • Unfortunately, wild swimming is not suitable in the lake
  • Fishing is available on site but not on the lake situated by the Boat House
  • Private parking Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 3 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dan 6th January 2024

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Reviewed by Margaret 4th December 2023

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Reviewed by Sheila 27th November 2023

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Reviewed by Carol 21st October 2023

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Reviewed by David 14th October 2023

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This property is the most tranquil, perfect and idyllic place to lay your head on one of the comfiest bed Ive ever slept on and then to wake up and the ducks and swans greeting you is just AMAZING.

Reviewed by Sonia 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 8th September 2023

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Brilliant house boat, fabulous location, would recommend it again.

Reviewed by Mags 1st September 2023

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Idyllic, luxurious, beautiful location, fantastic hosts. The perfect place to relax and be at one with nature in the stunning Yorkshire countryside. Left reluctantly but refreshed and looking forward to a return visit

Reviewed by Gillian 4th August 2023

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The boat is in an amazing position for a relaxing holiday it was spotlessly clean & furnished to a very high standard! It was wonderful in the sitting area at both ends of the boat & watching all the birds & wildlife on the lake! The surrounding area is beautiful with countryside beyond!

Reviewed by John 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 7th July 2023

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Loved every minute of our stay here, totally different being on a boat house....unique. The place had everything you needed was just great sitting on either veranda and all the ducks coming to get fed...amazing.

Reviewed by Joanne 4th July 2023

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Beautiful place, fabulous location and lovely hosts. It really doesnt get any better

Reviewed by Andrew 27th June 2023

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A lovely stay in an unusual location. Much to see and do in a beautiful part of the country.

Reviewed by Adria 23rd June 2023

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We had the most perfect stay! Everything about the boat house was so beautifully done and the location just tops it off. We cannot wait to return!

Reviewed by Greig 21st April 2023

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This is a unique location and to wake up to the wildlife on the lake each morning was a delight. Comfortable bed, spacious living/kitchen area with everything to hand. Made for a very relaxing stay with interesting places to visit as well as walks in the surrounding countryside. Bliss.

Reviewed by Graham 14th April 2023

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A little piece of paradise, the Boat House has everything you could need, beautiful interior design and perfectly situated, surrounded by the most amazing bird life, it was very difficult to drag ourselves away to explore Yorkshire and always really lovely to return. The hot tub is an added luxury. We had the most relaxing stay and we will definiteRead morely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Larry 17th February 2023

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