In 2012 the new owners of The Ark Boathouse approached Sarah Jane Nielsen to consider the existing building as a remodelled 2 bedroom hideaway. Sarah brought in local architect Peter Harris from Cassidy & Ashton to add his expertise to the possible modifications and extension of the existing building to make it more habitable, instead of a galley kitchen could we extend the raised floor to accommodate a kitchen, breakfast and dining space alongside the snug room above the wet dock below. This also offered up the opportunity of adding a large gable end window facing up the lake towards the Langdale Pikes.
The location was exceptional, but the building had been modified to accommodate the previous occupant so we took the opportunity to return the original building back to its former self.
In 2019 the owners wanted to make the boat house their main home. We are extending and refurbishing this property in time for summer 2021 when we will have more up to date images.
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