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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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from £100 / night

£695 - £1287 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £100 / night

£695 - £1287 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
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

from £62 / night

£430 - £550 / week

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Castries Quarter / Marigot Bay

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £62 / night

£430 - £550 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Houseboat in beautiful location in Saint Lucia, sleeps up to 6 people with access to full marina facilities.  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £850 / week

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Cornwall / Millbrook

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £72 / night

£500 - £850 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Millbrook, Torpoint, Plymouth, Boat accommodation, accommodation Cornwall, Lord Eliot estate  …see more

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from £85 / night

£589 - £1414 / week

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Kerala / Alappuzha

Houseboat / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £85 / night

£589 - £1414 / week

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

from £197 / night

£1373 - £1922 / week

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Out Islands / Andros

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £197 / night

£1373 - £1922 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
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from £62 / night

£430 - £790 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Devon / Holsworthy

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £62 / night

£430 - £790 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • 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

from £62 / night

£430 - £790 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Devon / Holsworthy

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £62 / night

£430 - £790 / week

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  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • 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

from £27 / night

£189 - £1491 / week

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Kashmir / Srinagar

Houseboat / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 15

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £27 / night

£189 - £1491 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • 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 c  …see more

from £38 / night

£262 / week

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Kashmir / Srinagar

Houseboat / 10 Bedrooms / sleeps 25

1 night min stay

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from £38 / night

£262 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
About Golden Lily Group Of Houseboats Golden lily has group of houseboats in Dal lake Srinagar with the convenient crossing from the road in the heart of Kashmir. Golden lily group of Houseboats have the deluxe and Super Deluxe rooms have all better modern facilities an  …see more

from £67 / night

£468 - £579 / week

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Ille-et-Vilaine / Chevaigne

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £67 / night

£468 - £579 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • 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  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £805 / week

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Brandenburg / Lindow

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

2 Nights min stay

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from £96 / night

£670 - £805 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great 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, ..  …see more

from £1225 / night

£8572 / week

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Tarn-et-Garonne / Montauban

Houseboat / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £1225 / night

£8572 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
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

from £141 / night

£981 - £1308 / week

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Key Largo / Tavernier

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £141 / night

£981 - £1308 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
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from £31 / night

£215 / week

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Syracuse / Ortigia

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £31 / night

£215 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
La barca è ormeggiata nel pontile del circolo nautico nello scenografico porto grande dove si può godere di uno dei tramonti più belli del mondo  …see more

from £141 / night

£981 - £1308 / week

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Key Largo / Tavernier

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £141 / night

£981 - £1308 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
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from £103 / night

£715 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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North Holland Province / Oost-knollendam

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £103 / night

£715 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • 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

from £59 / night

£410 - £715 / week

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Excellent 5/5 

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Devon / Holsworthy

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £59 / night

£410 - £715 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • 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  …see more

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