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Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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Houseboat | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £1454 /night

£10176 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
Enjoy a unique cruise experience on the canals and rivers of South West France aboard the Cruisebarge 'easyvie'. Our half-board fare includes comfortable ensuite twin cabins complemented by a spacious lounge and a superb sun deck to watch the world go by.  …see more

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Houseboat | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £159 /night

£1112 - £1265 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
Best and Authentic houseboats at best rates. Book direct from the owner for 2, 3, 4 or 5 bedroom houseboats at alleppey.  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £66 /night

£456 - £838 / week

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  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Clouded Yellow is a House Boat located on a 3 acre lake at Blagdon Water. She enjoys the privacy and seclusion of her own 3 acres with fishing and wildlife in abundance. Proximity to the North Devon and Cornwall coasts make a great base for exploring the two counties.  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £63 /night

£435 - £758 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Swallow Tail is the sister boat to The Painted Lady. She is moored at Blagdon Water, a 35 acre wildlife and natural habitat located not far from the North Devon coast. Visitors can enjoy the rare opportunity of sharing the environment with the wildlife, local walking and cycle routes and fishing at the lake.  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £115 /night

£800 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Watervilla houseboat stay on a houseboat in Holland more dutch you can not get new watervilla houseboat new stay in the real Holland Stay in a new hip and modern decorated Houseboat/Watervilla in Holland, more Dutch you can not get!  …see more

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Houseboat | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 15

1 night min stay

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from £29 /night

£201 - £1581 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Our houseboats are sitiuated on the tranquil Dal Lake, offering stunning views with the Himalaya providing a beautiful mountain backdrop, yet the town centr is within easy reach for all your needs. Our experienced chef serves up delicious home cooked food everyday and can cater for both veg and non-veg.  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £106 /night

£737 - £1365 / week

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  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
Self charter boating holidays on Loch Ness & the Caledonian Canal. Weekly and shortbreak hire available from April to October. No previous experience required as comprehensive instruction provided.Cruise through the spectacular scenery of Loch Ness and The Great Gle  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £66 /night

£456 - £838 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Moored on 5 acres of lake and wetland habitat, each houseboat has a private jetty with onshore boathouse and parking. Fishing for Rainbow Trout, with wildlife in abundance. Proximity to North coast makes this a great base for exploring Cornwall and Devon.  …see more

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Houseboat | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £80 /night

£556 - £687 / week

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  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
ARMOR, péniche bretonne de caractère datant de 1912, est amarrée sur le canal d'Ille et Rance, à l'écluse de Grugedaine à Chevaigné (35), entre Rennes (12 kms) et Saint Malo (70 kms). Classement préfectoral Meublé de tourisme *** A très bientôt ;o) A votre disposition, sans supplément : - bois pour la cheminée, - 4 vélos adulte - 1 tandem  …see more

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Houseboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

1 night min stay

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from £99 /night

£689 - £956 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Die SeeSuite ist eine schwimmende Suite auf dem Ruppiner See. Tageweise mietbar - hauptstadtnah - führerscheinfrei – Hotelservice - Die SeeSuite ist wie eine Suite im Hotel eingerichtet. Schlafen auf dem Wasser, entspannen, sich sonnen, von Bord schwimmen gehen, ... Direkt auf dem Ruppiner See Nächster Flughafen : Berlin Tegel in 66 Kilometer Bahnhof: 5 km  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Min stay varies

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from £46 /night

£318 - £477 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
We can offer cruises on Connie at an extra cost depending on amount of days/nights. The skipper would not be on board over night. There is also a dinghy available for rowing on the canal. Excellent cycling on the canal tow path, bikes are available here. We can offer catered dinners on board, also a freezer full of frozen dinners of your choice.  …see more

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Houseboat | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £143 /night

£1000 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Short Break Why not try something different and enjoy a short break on a barge fitted out to an exceptionally high standard with bespoke bedroom cabins, a spacious interior and a saloon which opens out on to the front deck, and enjoy the ambience. Moored on the River Thames at Weybridge offering some stunning river views.  …see more