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The Boat House - Yorkshire

Gilling West, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
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, 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. There is private parking available on site.

  • 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
  • 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

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

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