Unique & luxurious accommodation in a magical location
The Boathouse in Sennowe Park is a truly special property and we are delighted to have the opportunity to let it on behalf of its wonderful owners! Designed by renowned Norfolk architect George Skipper The Boathouse sits in a totally unrivalled position looking over the beautiful lake and grounds at Sennowe Park, next to Pensthorpe Nature reserve (recent home of BBC’s ‘Springwatch’) and just a 20-minute drive from the North Norfolk coast at Wells-next-the-Sea. There is even a small rowing boat under the property for guests use!
The entrance to Sennowe Park is through a magnificent double gatehouse and then down around a mile of private road. The Boathouse itself is tucked away in a completely magical private location with the picturesque lake and parkland on one side and woodland on the other. The rear aspect of the house is made in the traditional wattle and daub and there is a large gravel parking area with room for three to four cars next to this ‘gable end’. The entrance to The Boathouse itself is up a small staircase which leads to the fantastic decking area that runs the majority of the way around the building including a large area with outdoor furniture with gorgeous views over the lake.
Magnificent open-plan living space
Internally the main living room in The Boathouse is completely open plan and opened up to the spectacular exposed eaves giving a wonderful feeling of spaciousness and combined with the large, continuous windows that fill three sides of the building, a light and airy ambience that is instantly relaxing. There are three main areas in this room. A cosy sitting area with comfy soft furnishings, LED T.V. with FreeSat and BluRay DVD player and of course the log burning stove that sits in a magnificent fireplace with its original herringbone brickwork backing. There is free WIFI at The Boathouse.
The kitchen has all been ingeniously integrated into a single island unit, it is very well equipped with a brushed stainless steel double oven and halogen hob, dishwasher, fridge with icebox and a Nespresso coffee machine as well as all of the other appliances and equipment you would expect. Next to the kitchen is the round dining table that can comfortably seat four and a console unit with a digital radio and iPod dock.
Through a door to the right of the fireplace is the main bedroom which has a lovely comfortable super king sized bed and an en-suite bathroom. Through the door to the left, there is a small utility room with a washer dryer and a shower room with another toilet and basin. Above the decking area and with beautiful views looking over the lake is the mezzanine bedroom which has a king sized zip and link bed (this bed is available at extra cost – see property notes below – and can be made up as either a twin or a double on request).
Gorgeous views overlooking lake and parkland
Externally large glazed French doors open out from the kitchen dining area on to the large decked area that overlooks the lake and surrounding parkland. There is a large outdoor table and chairs on this decked area perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine in the evening, or al fresco dining all whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings. There is a small lawned area open to the lake for sunbathing, and the owners have made the majority of their parkland permissible for guests at The Boathouse. There is also a rowing boat kept under The Boathouse for guests use if you fancy a paddle on the lake. It must be pointed out that the rowing boat is used at guests own risk.
Being so close to Pensthorpe Nature Reserve the lake at Sennowe is a birdwatchers paradise with huge numbers of species, both migratory and resident visiting throughout the year.
Ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries or any romantic retreat, The Boathouse has undergone a full, sympathetic renovation over the last two years and now offers luxurious accommodation for up to four people. It is as cosy and romantic in the winter with its underfloor heating and large log burner as it is light and airy in the summer and it is equally spectacular in all seasons!
We recommend booking early for this property as is so, so special and always books up months in advance!
Note: 7 day bookings for this cottage start on a Friday
Number of nights:
Thu 24th Sep
Thu 1st OctUnavailable as a start date
Fri 25th Sep
Fri 2nd OctUnavailable as a start date
Sat 26th Sep
Sat 3rd OctUnavailable as a start date
Sun 27th Sep
Sun 4th OctStays cannot start on a Sunday
Mon 28th Sep
Mon 5th OctUnavailable as a start date
Tue 29th Sep
Tue 6th OctUnavailable as a start date
Wed 30th Sep
Wed 7th OctUnavailable as a start date
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