Winner of the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2017
If you're looking for a holiday property with wow factor, then The Houseboat is the one for you. Its incredible design using open plan split levels puts social interaction at its heart. The light and spacious interior boasts inspiring views out to Lake Pier and Poole Harbour through its full height glass frontage. Stunning, comfortable, and unique; The Houseboat never fails to impress.
Ultimately, the true joy of this house is one that can only be experienced. An appreciation is only achieved once fully immersed within the space.
RIBA Press Release
Winner of the RIBA 2017 Stephen Lawrence Prize
The Sleeping Quarters offer accommodation for ten guests in four beautiful and comfortable rooms. The two principal bedrooms enjoy en-suite facilities and private patios, with a further double and the bunk room sharing the large family bathroom.
The Living Quarters are a combination of incredible unique spaces in an open plan split level concept, all linked by spectacular stepped bridges, staircases and hallways. This gives the spaces a feeling of space, light, and tranquillity, all tied together by the stunning views out to Poole Harbour.
Delve into the Solidspace concept of the revolutionary split level design with family interaction at its heart.
Elevate your stay and truly relax with one of our private chef and dining options tailored to your requirements.
From intimate weddings to artist retreats, The Houseboat is available for Private Hire whatever your requirements
We spent two weeks at the houseboat and honestly we could not have found a more perfect home to rent for our return to the UK after three years away.... read more
What a house! It's beautiful, it works, it's a delight to spend time in. Worth it to sit and watch the sunsets alone. Megan and her team are... read more
We had a wonderful time in this fabulous house! Beautiful architecture, plenty of space and very comfortable . We particularly loved all the different ‘zones’. We hope to visit again.... read more
The occasion was my wife's 70th birthday so my daughter and myself looked for a 'large house near the sea". This house more than fulfilled the brief. Four large bedrooms,... read more
We hadn’t realised just how much we needed to get away from it all for a well overdue relaxing weekend break! The houseboat was such a surprise and totally unique.... read more
What an amazing place! The house is stylish, beautifully presented and in an peaceful location with fantastic views. We enjoyed a walks around the nature reserve, on the beach, and... read more
We had a great time staying at the Houseboat. It is a house in a million with bags of character and style to die for. Plenty of room to chill... read more
This beautiful house is an absolute pleasure to stay in. Stylish and well kept there is a lot of room for everyone to do their own thing even if the... read more
This place is the essence of architecture and interior design. In early July 2020 we spent a week in this wonderful place and we absolutely loved it. Our three children... read more
We have recently enjoyed the most wonderful stay at the exquisite, architecturally designed houseboat. The property is incredibly spacious with light flooding in through the the windows on every level. We... read more
Stunning, award winning beachfront holiday property in Hamworthy, Poole. Sleeps 10. Incredible views and private beach access.
WELCOME TO POOLE HARBOUR
The Houseboat is located in Hamworthy at the western end of Poole harbour. It is adjacent to Ham Common which is a protected wildlife sanctuary with both SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) designations. Walking on the Common, fishing on Lake Pier and swimming on Lake Beach are all within minutes of the Houseboat. But that's just the beginning of what's on offer.
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