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Boathouse | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £57 /night

£398 - £525 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
A detached wooden property in a secluded part of Ashtree Villas garden. Self contained with much character.The Helford River in Gweek is just a minutes walk away. The village pub/restaurant and shop are also close by. A very relaxing village in beautiful countryside. Every visitor has said what a lovely quiet secluded property "The Old Boathouse" is and many return again.  …see more

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Boathouse | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 1

1 night min stay

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from £16 /night

£106 - £10600000 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Not really a boathouse, more of a boat.  …see more

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Boathouse | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Min stay varies

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from £175 /night

£1225 - £2968 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Luxury Boat Get Away Retreat Unique Devon Coastal Can sleep more if required  …see more

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Boathouse | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £106 /night

£742 - £1590 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Listen to the waves lapping up to the patio wall or watch the children playing on the beautiful miles of sand directly outside the property while enjoying a glass of wine on the glass surrounded balcony. 4 acres of grounds as well as a beautiful beach - spectacular! WEEKLY BOOKINGS ARE SUNDAY TO SUNDAY  …see more

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Boathouse | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £100 /night

£700 - £770 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
A very unique, 5 star, modern beach house with stunning views, private launching for a boat, and outdoor waterfront dining. One minute walk along the beach to excellent bar/restaurant. Very modern, warm and comfortable, free wi-fi & internet.  …see more

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Boathouse | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

2 Nights min stay

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from £76 /night

£530 - £954 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Listen to the waves lapping up to the patio wall or watch the children playing on the beautiful miles of sand directly outside the property while enjoying a glass of wine on the glass surrounded balcony. 4 acres of grounds as well as a beautiful beach - spectacular! WEEKLY BOOKINGS ARE SUNDAY TO SUNDAY  …see more

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Boathouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Short stays welcome

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from £57 /night

£395 - £795 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
The Ledge Beach Hut is a unique holiday home situated in a beautiful garden directly above the beach with unrivalled views over the English Channel.  …see more

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Boathouse | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £64 /night

£446 - £838 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A newly renovated house with open plan kitchen/diningroom/ sitting room with French doors leading out to the jetty. Sleeps 8 in 2 double bedrooms, one twin and a studio all with river views. 3 shower rooms one with shower bath. Private, sunny patio with barbecue. Ideal for 2 family families with 2 sitting rooms at either end. Studio has separate entrance.  …see more

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Boathouse | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £41 /night

£283 - £578 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Studio is a newly renovated waterside boathouse, perfect for romantic getaways and peace and quiet. Close to beautiful beaches and waterside walks, visitors are also granted temporary membership to the exclusive bar and restaurant at Port Navas Yacht Club.  …see more

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Boathouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £136 /night

£950 - £1385 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
Tigh-Bàta - the Boathouse - is found over the Fairy Bridge in the magical Waternish area of North West Skye and is positioned on the edge of Loch Bay with beautiful views across the Loch to Dunvegan and Lewis and Harris.  …see more

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Boathouse | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £200 /night

£1400 / week

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  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A romantic 4-star Boathouse, secluded in the heart of the Dundas Estate. This one bedroom cottage has spectacular views over your private loch allowing you to wake up to a luxury breakfast on the veranda whilst watching a myriad of wild birds including swans and heron. Includes a kitchenette, seating area and shower room and offers complimentary whisky to enjoy by the fire.  …see more

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Boathouse | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

3 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£295 - £665 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
Black Rock Boathouse enjoys a wonderful location right on the water front at Dale beach.  …see more

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Boathouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

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from £65 /night

£455 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Welcome to the 'River Cottage' and 'Boathouse' 5 star The most exclusive situation on the Isle of Wight, based on the quiet waterside by the River Yar estuary. Breathtaking surrounding views from sunrise to sunset, hot tubs, and walking distance to town and harbour Two stunning properties in locations second to none. Large groups have the option to book both properties.  …see more

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Boathouse | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

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from £32 /night

£220 - £295 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Pier Cottage is nestled on the sandy beach & waters edge of Kames. A traditional stone pier cottage is the prefect inexpensive romantic retreat offering studio accommodation with a double bed-settee, a set of bunk beds, a kitchenette and bathroom.  …see more

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Boathouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £84 /night

£587 - £1389 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
This very special and unusual waterside property is a beautifully converted semi-detached boathouse in an unrivalled position on the shore of the beautiful Salcombe estuary in South Devon.  …see more

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Boathouse | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £129 /night

£900 - £1100 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Pier Cottage is a unique property situated on the shore of Coniston Water in the Lake District National Park. Enjoying magnificent views of the lake and mountains. With strong links to Donald Campbell's Bluebird. Walking distance to fine pubs and Bluebird Cafe. Lake access for boating and fishing. Well located for exploring region: romantic break or family holiday.  …see more