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Discover 1,000s of smashing holiday cottages right on your doorstep. Dotted around some of the most jaw-droppingly stunning parts of the country, these gorgeous places to stay make for great British breaks whatever the weather.



The Victorians popularised British coastal resorts, but more recently we’ve ignored the coast on our doorstep, opting for the Med and further afield. From the glitz of Brighton to the rugged coastline of Cornwall, pack your bucket and spade and don’t forget to pick up a stick of rock when you get there!



If you’d rather escape the madding crowd, go for a rural retreat. We’ve got farmhouses and country cottages in areas of outstanding beauty all over Britain. Fill your days exploring the Brecon Beacons, rambling across the Lake District or scaling the peaks of the Scottish Highlands.

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The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 8

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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The Old Boathouse in Gweek Cornwall - Helford River boathouse sleeps 2

Helston / Helford River

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The property has a very warm cosy feel and has a nautical theme with pictures of boats, sea and surf. The interior is very modern with solid oak floors and white leather furniture. The high ceiling gives an impression of much space and airiness. The patio slabbed area h  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 / week

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from £71 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Boathouse at Dundas Castle - South Queensferry boathouse sleeps 2

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
If you would like a secluded and romantic get-away, this beautiful Boathouse is your perfect choice. Located in the heart of the Dundas Estate on a private loch, it is a one bedroom cottage with beautiful views over the water and provides you with the most perfect and c  …see more

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Watersedge hottub kayaking fishing on Rudyard lake - Rudyard boathouse sleeps 7

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 7 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
On the edge of the Peak District lies Rudyard lake, it's a bit of a secret in a stunning location, see the changing seasons in this woodland and lake setting. A perfect escape from the rigors and demands of modern living, you can slow life down if you appreciate th  …see more

from £258 / night

£1344 - £1544 / week

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from £258 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Tidelands Boathouse on the waterfront - Combeinteignhead boathouse sleeps 2

Devon / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The boathouse is located right on the shore of the Teign estuary, with stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Waterfront patio for outdoor living, private launching for a boat and doorstep access for any kind of water sports make the boathouse a totally  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Excellent 

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The Spanish Boathouse - Galmpton boathouse sleeps 4

Devon / Galmpton

1 4 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
This is a beautifully renovated boat house on a private quay on the Dart , once used for Spanish prisoners after the Armada. The cottage is on the water's edge near the charming village of Galmpton, 3 miles upstream from Dartmouth. Decorated to the highest standard  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 4

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £175 / night

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TEST FOR TRIPADVISOR - Cwmffrwd boathouse sleeps 5

Carmarthen / Cwmffrwd

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
THIS IS A TEST FOR TRIPADVISOR TESTING THE HO LETTING WEBPAGE GOOD ROOM THE HOUSE IS PLACE IN A BEAUTIFUL AREA NOT TOO FAR FROM THE TWO WHICH IS ONLY A 10 MINTUE WALK. THE PARK IS NOT TOO FAR AWAY FRO IT EITHER THIS IS A TEST FOR TRIPADVISOR TESTING THE HO LETTING WEB  …see more

from £10 / night

£200 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Tigh Bata, Carnach, Waternish, Isle of Skye - Waternish boathouse sleeps 8

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Houseboat, Polbathic, near St Germans, Cornwall - Polbathic boathouse sleeps 4

Cornwall / Polbathic

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Your houseboat will be moored in on the river Lyner, Cornwall close to St Germans, the Port Eliot Estate and the Mount Edgecumbe Estate. Within striking distance of Lanhydrock House, Kingsand, Looe and only a ferry ride away from Plymouth. This is an idyllic quiet locat  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(25) Very Good 

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The Boathouse and River Cottage, Yarmouth IOW - Yarmouth boathouse sleeps 11

Isle of Wight / Yarmouth

2 11 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Child friendly ;
River Cottage 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7+) and The Boathouse 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4+2). Two properties at the most exclusive location on the Isle of Wight, based on the quiet waterside by the River Yar estuary and yet just 300m from the lovely harbour town. High quality proper  …see more

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(13) Excellent 

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Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse - Ullswater boathouse sleeps 2

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
All the character of a spacious historic boathouse with private mooring. And inside, a luxury fully equipped apartment, with incredible waterfront view and ample room for two guests. Situated on the water's edge of Ullswater, Far Boathouse is secluded luxury roman  …see more

from £180 / night

£1551 - £2310 / week

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from £180 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Pier Cottage Kames - Kames boathouse sleeps 4

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
This is an attractively priced cosy cottage and will appeal to those seeking an inexpensive break in the picturesque village of Kames, near Tighnabruaich. Pier Cottage is nestled on the sandy beach & waters edge of Kames. A traditional stone pier cottage is the perf  …see more

from £47 / night

£255 - £345 / week

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from £47 / night

(36) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - Kirkcudbright boathouse sleeps 8

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Child friendly ;
A unique location off the historic High Street overlooking Kirkcudbright marina and harbour with far reaching views of the Galloway Hills. Sit out on the jetty and watch the yachts or the fishing boats approaching harbour. Or get out the binoculars and spot the cormoran  …see more

from £90 / night

£430 - £1020 / week

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Old Yacht in North Fambridge Essex sleeps 4 - Burnham-on-Crouch boathouse sleeps 4

Essex / Burnham-on-Crouch

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
This is an older classic yacht, she is a bit scruffy round the edges, but comfortable. She is based in a quiet marina, this area is ideal for walkers. The owner does not mind small well behaved dogs on his boat. She has a toilet but for showers use marina, she is hooked  …see more

from £99 / night

£650 / week

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6 Berth Luxury Traditional Narrow Canal Boat - Burnley boathouse sleeps 6

Lancashire / Burnley

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Tawny is a long spacious boat with luxury in mind having 2 fixed double bedrooms with en-suit and central heating. A large Galley and Saloon fitted with real fuel stove and a converted L-Shaped dinette into another double bed.The two fixed double rooms have sliding par  …see more

from £249 / night

£1749 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Ariane Classic Motor Yacht - Emsworth boathouse sleeps 4

Hampshire / Emsworth

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Air conditioning;
Ariane is a luxury motor yacht moored in Emsworth Yacht Harbour. She has a luxury en-suite double aft-cabin, spacious saloon, fully equipped galley and dining area and a twin forward-cabin with toilet. She also boasts her own private aft-deck with views across the mar  …see more

from £135 / night

£850 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - secluded lakeside lodge - Chesterfield boathouse sleeps 4

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats  …see more

from £115 / night

£600 - £960 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Eagles Nest - Horning boathouse sleeps 2

Norwich / Horning

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Eagles Nest: a delightful flat (above a boat house) ideally situated near Horning Ferry, overlooking the River Bure and the only windmill in the village.The flat is open plan, fully furnished, with full kitchen facilities, separate toilet, to the shower and wash basin.  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £553 / week

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from £42 / night

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Okeltor Boathouse - Harewood boathouse sleeps 4

Calstock / Harewood

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed; Private garden;
A unique waterside property built within the walls of an eighteenth century granary on the upper tidal reaches of the River Tamar. Recently renovated to modern standards with storage heaters and a wood burner for year round comfort. The comfortable first floor accommoda  …see more

from £130 / night

£625 - £825 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Excellent 

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The Boathouse, Lochearnhead, fantastic loch views - Lochearnhead boathouse sleeps 8

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

3 8 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
A unique Lochside self catering property in Lochearnhead, sleeping up to 8 guests. A large picture wiindow with stunning views of Loch Earn towards Edinample Castle and Glen from the master bedroom. Watch the Opsrpey dive for fish or fish from the banks your self. Moori  …see more

from £119 / night

£827 - £1299 / week

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from £119 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Dunaverty Rock Sea Captains House - Southend boathouse sleeps 4

Argyll and Bute / Southend

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
We offer self catering holiday accommodation right beside the sea in this truly beautiful historic location at the southern end of the Kintyre peninsula on the west coast of Scotland, just across the sea from Ireland. Dunaverty Rock is conveniently located on the Kint  …see more

from £70 / night

£370 - £960 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Y-KNOT- Come and enjoy "The new way to holiday!" - Lymington boathouse sleeps 4

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
"Surprisingly warm and cosy-We loved it!" Hop aboard Y-KNOT our fabulous holiday boat which offers you fixed accommodation for up to 4 guests in a stunning location. The accommodation comprises of 1 double room and 1 one twin room, shower/W.C room, dining/kitchen area  …see more

from £59 / night

£700 / week

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from £59 / night

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Waterfront Boathouse 557 - Milford Haven boathouse sleeps 3

Pembrokeshire / Milford Haven

1 3 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
Black Rock Boathouse enjoys a wonderful location right on the water front at Dale beach. Dale is famous for it's watersports with sailing and windsurfing being very popular here.At the end of the bay is St Anne's Head with a lighthouse that guides shipping into Milford  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 - £530 / week

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from £45 / night

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Self Catering Accommodation Chester River Views - Chester boathouse sleeps 4

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Seren is Situated on the beautiful Shropshire Union Canal at Golden Nook Moorings just outside Hargrave about 4 miles out of the historic Roman City and market town of Chester & the famous Chester Zoo. Surrounded by beautiful unspoilt country side, you will be waking up  …see more

from £20 / night

£120 - £250 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Motor Yacht Calypso - Poole Quay boathouse sleeps 6

Poole / Poole Quay

4 6 2 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
A unique opportunity to stay aboard this beautiful cruiser right in the heart of Poole harbour. Whilst the boat does not not leave the harbour, you will get all the benefits and sense of a water holiday with all amenities available in the marina. Berthed in the centre o  …see more

from £225 / night

£1250 / week

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14m yacht southampton TownQuay B&B,sleep 5 - Southampton boathouse sleeps 5

Hampshire / Southampton

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
A very spacious ,warm and comfortable motor yacht with over 40 5 STAR reviews. 46ft / 14 meters long in Town Quay Marina in the city center of Southampton.Ideal for shopping or shows. options to cruise if required with up to 12 guests. Seating and accommodation on 4 le  …see more

from £148 / night

£1036 / week

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Stunning Waterfront Boathouse - Porthmadog boathouse sleeps 10

Gwynedd / Porthmadog

4 10 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Contemporary award winning boathouse, located on the waters edge with stunning views across to Harlech and the West Wales coastline. Completely fitted out with modern appliances and luxury furnishing. The property also has a sea facing balcony with table and chairs. Sun  …see more

from £183 / night

£1276 - £2500 / week

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from £183 / night

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SUPER YACHT LONDON - Tower Hamlets boathouse sleeps 10

Central London/Zone 2 / Tower Hamlets

5 10 1 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
SUPER YACHT LONDON is London's newest multi functional venue and can offer a wide range of uses from overnight stays to private/corporate functions.We have 5 bedrooms, 3 doubles and 2 twins all with en suite facilities. They all also have their own Plasma TV's  …see more

from £1500 / night

£8000 / week

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from £1500 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Boat House West, sauna/spabath/ walk in shower. - Argyll boathouse sleeps 6

Oban / Argyll

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Right above our little private harbour is Boat House West . Down stairs is a large bed room, which can be set up as two singles or a king size bed. En suite is the bath room with a large roll in shower, toilet and sink. Gourmet kitchen, dinning area, sitting area with o  …see more

from £160 / night

£1100 - £1500 / week

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from £160 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Westcliffe (WESTC) - Kingsbridge boathouse sleeps 8

Devon / Kingsbridge

4 8 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Child friendly ;
This very special, unusual waterside property is a converted semi-detached boathouse in an unrivalled position on the shore of the Salcombe estuary. A short walk from Kingsbridge, its secluded location offers peace and quiet. Superb views from the balcony and most windo  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £1158 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Castlerose Boat Stay - Manchester boathouse sleeps 6

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Enjoy a stylish City Break holiday in Manchester on a new wide-beam canal boat offering apartment hotel style self catering accommodation for up to six. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. Fully fitted kitchen. And all in a great location. There are two stylish bedrooms, a master  …see more

from £145 / night

£1015 / week

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(1) Very Good 

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Faithful - Brixham boathouse sleeps 2

English Riviera / Brixham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
Faithful is a beautiful converted boat; one of the last of her kind built in 1966 at Seahouses Boatyard in North Eastern England. She offers the unique opportunity to book a static holiday, giving you the same experience as a holiday cottage with all the added joy of ex  …see more

from £175 / night

£1225 / week

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9 Berth Luxury Wide Beam Canal Boat - Worsthorne boathouse sleeps 9

Burnley / Worsthorne

3 9 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
An executive luxury canal boat for those who enjoy luxury as standard. The boats interior is designed to give maximum social and communal space for the family holiday. This boat has a real fuel stove and central heating throughout. It is bright and fresh throughout. A  …see more

from £299 / night

£1999 / week

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Beautiful Dutch Barge available for August - London boathouse sleeps 3

England / London

1 3 30 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 30 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Within the city of London is St Katherine Dock. The most tranquil and beautiful spot to escape to after a full day in the hustle and bustle of London. Our stunning barge has a separate lounge, fully fitted kitchen and a separate seating area with 360 degrees view of the  …see more

from £84 / night

£584 / week

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