A tranquil and romantic dog-friendly hot tub retreat for two, nestled on the edge of a sparkling lake on a historic 500-acre Somerset estate.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

Orchardleigh Boathouse is almost guaranteed to make you feel as though you and your loved one have spirited yourselves away to a calming and magical place.

Part of Somerset’s elegantly historic, 500-acre Orchardleigh Estate (itself a popular TV and film set), the Boathouse is blissfully secluded in a location that feels like a delicious secret. Nestled right on the edge of a shimmering, 35-acre lake, you can only access the stunning retreat via boat, or through a enchanting woodland path.

Better still, this is no ordinary boathouse. Expertly crafted from stone, its grand, pillared entrance sets an opulent scene as you arrive, and there are luxuries everywhere you care to look.

Statues and colourful foliage adorn the furnished lakefront terrace, which is also equipped with a jet hot tub (simply bring a bottle of Champagne for double the bubbles!), and the interiors are finely and comfortably decorated, rich in attention to detail.

The living area is softly romantic, with a glowing open fireplace to relax around by evening – what better way to spend a chilled evening with the one you love?

There’s also a state-of-the-art wet room, and a cosy, elegantly dressed bed waiting for you when it’s time to turn in.

Enjoy a light breakfast on your terrace, watching wildlife on the lake over fresh coffee. Then, why not stroll through the immaculate estate grounds, chatting the rest of the morning away? There is a beautiful church, a golf course, and the estate stables to visit, too, with the chance of taking a romantic carriage ride if you’re in the mood.

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At a glance

  • A pillared stone boathouse for two, privately secluded by an expansive lake on the 500-acre Orchardleigh Estate, Somerset.
  • The boathouse is self-contained, with an open fire in the lounge, and a state-of-the-art wet room. The furnished terrace features a jet hot tub – ideal for stargazing!
  • Stroll the estate’s exquisite gardens, or head into the nearby city of Bath for entertainment, shopping, spas, and historic architecture.
  • There is a church on the estate, with a golf course and on-site restaurant serving fresh local produce.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Off-Grid


Self-contained boathouse for two guests.  Lounge area with seating and open fire.  State-of-the-art wet room, bed with bedding.  WiFi. Exterior: furnished terrace with jet hot tub.  On the estate: church, golf course, estate farm, on-site restaurant.

Local Activities

Gardens, golf, wildlife walks, local markets, architecture, spas, city life, shopping, nightlife, historic sites, safari parks.

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Though you’ll feel miles away from the rest of the world secluded in your Boathouse (though there is WiFi should you feel the need to connect!),  the estate’s restaurant is a mere eight-minute walk away. Peacock Restaurant has a gorgeous sun-filled terrace – the perfect spot to view the grounds of the estate and the golf course, whilst enjoying a sundowner. The restaurant has an excellent a la carte menu serving a mix of meat, fish and vegetarian options to cater for all tastes.

Alternatively, if you prefer exploring further afield, the bustling city of Bath is ten miles away from the estate. With its relaxing spas, intricate architecture, and plenty of places to stop for coffee or lunch, there will always be something new for you to do.

However you decide to spend your time, we guarantee the lure of your Boathouse will prove to be irresistible as the evening draws in.

Watch the stars appear in the night sky from your terrace, then retreat inside to light the fire, prepare a mug of warming hot chocolate…and relax in perfect comfort together.

Things to note

The Boathouse is not suitable for children.  Dogs are permitted. Please note that there is no Wi-Fi at the house, but there is 4G available.  One night stays are also accepted at weekends Prices: From £270 per night

Where you'll be staying

Frome, Somserset

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