A derelict boathouse featured in photos taken by Beatrix Potter’s father has been transformed into modern hospitality accommodation in the Lake District.
The boathouse on the Lingholm Estate near Keswick has been unveiled as a new ‘holiday hideaway’ on the private estate after a five-year project by Shaw and Jagger Architects.
The 19th century structure fell into disuse more than half a century ago, but now boasts a striking new look with glass fronting, a terrace, own honesty bar and rowing boat for use by guests.
A strong emphasis was placed on sustainability throughout the construction project, with the new boathouse fuelled by a biomass boiler.
Director of the Lingholm Estate, David Seymour, says: “We are thrilled to unveil the only new boathouse accommodation alongside Derwentwater in living memory and for us, the culmination of five years work. The challenge has been to create new luxury accommodation which sensitively blends into the surrounding woodland and gives a nod to the original boathouse.”