The Houseboat

Winner of the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2017

The Houseboat Poole Lounge View Split Levels Terraces Award Winning Holiday Property

Where award winning design meets beachfront living

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

Take Our Video Tour

Take a quick tour around The Houseboat to catch a glimpse of the incredible design you will experience during your stay here.

The Houseboat Poole Poole Hamworthy Dorset Forward Quarters Bedroom Award Winning Holiday Property

The Sleeping Quarters

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

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.

The Houseboat Poole Hamworthy Dorset Award Winning Holiday Home Open Plan Levels
The Houseboat Poole Poole Hamworthy Dorset Landing Suspended Stairs Levels Award Winning Holiday Property
The Houseboat Story

Delve into the Solidspace concept of the revolutionary split level design with family interaction at its heart.

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Private Chef Options

Elevate your stay and truly relax with one of our private chef and dining options tailored to your requirements.

The Houseboat Poole Beachfront Award Winning Holiday Property Landscape
Weddings & Events

From intimate weddings to artist retreats, The Houseboat is available for Private Hire whatever your requirements


The Area

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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All bookings are protected by Master Cancel so you can cancel your booking anytime from 60 days up to 2 days prior to your stay and receive a FULL REFUND. There is nothing extra to pay, this is included in your booking for free! Please check the Terms & Conditions for more details.

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