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The Boathouse


In the North East corner of Lake Ullswater, just outside the village of Pooley Bridge stands one of the most photographed of the boathouses on the lake. Known as the Duke of Portland's Boathouse, there has been one here since the seventeenth century.

It originally belonged to the 3rd Duke of Portland (1738-1809), but he became involved in a nine-year legal battle with Sir James Lowther over lands in Carlisle they both claimed, and had to sell his Cumbrian assets to save himself from bankruptcy.

The modern building has living accommodation, which is very unusual in the Lakes, and was up for sale in 2008 for £495,000.


The Boathouse


In the North East corner of Lake Ullswater, just outside the village of Pooley Bridge stands one of the most photographed of the boathouses on the lake. Known as the Duke of Portland's Boathouse, there has been one here since the seventeenth century.

It originally belonged to the 3rd Duke of Portland (1738-1809), but he became involved in a nine-year legal battle with Sir James Lowther over lands in Carlisle they both claimed, and had to sell his Cumbrian assets to save himself from bankruptcy.

The modern building has living accommodation, which is very unusual in the Lakes, and was up for sale in 2008 for £495,000.


comments (8)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 May 2010, 08:00
If it is that old, it may appear on paintings as well.

Again interesting how that hillside resembles one in SA. Tawny grass etc.
Les Auld: A home from home then Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 May 2010, 09:12
Very pretty & most agreeable Les - but I don't think I'd pay that amount for it!
Les Auld: Or even half of it Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 3 May 2010, 11:01
This a wonderful image
Les Auld: Thamk you for the comment Vintage.
Amazingly, the building looks fairly modern. Very nice landscape.
Les Auld: It has been renovated several times Mary, thanks for the comment.
As you say Les this is often photographed, your PP work makes it just a bit different.
Les Auld: Thank you Brian, appreciate the comment.
I'll have two! Mind you I would think it is rather nice to wake up to the view!
Les Auld: Or even just sit on the balcony sipping a cocktail whilst the sun sets Bill, thanks for the comment.
Wonderful image Les.
Les Auld: Wonderful place Ron, thanks for the comment.
I would love to stay there with that viewsmile
Les Auld: So would I Linda, thanks for the comment.

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