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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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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The perfect location for sailing” Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location. The owner could  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(19) Excellent 

49

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The Far Boathouse - Watermillock” Absolutely loved it....secluded, peaceful beautiful inside and outside. The view from the living room is just amazing. The boathouse is very tastefully decorated and lots of special touches. The morning sky and  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent alternative to a B & B” Really enjoyed staying on the boat. Great environment. Very relaxing. Easy to find and meet with host.  …see more

from £59 / night

£700 / week

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from £59 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
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 £120 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

(9) Excellent 

23

Galmpton holiday boathouse rental

Devon / Galmpton

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • 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

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Loved every thing about the cottage , it was so light and airy and spotless ,the first thing I always check is the Bedding !! it was perfect absolutely spotless and comfy , as my husband and I are 74 and 78 the only problem for us was access  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Boathouse rental in Lochearnhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Lochside, beautiful views from the lounge and master bedroom in a stunning setting with views of mountains and Loch. Close to restaurants and bars in the village. In the outstandingly beautiful area of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.<br />a great choi  …see more

from £123 / night

£855 - £1299 / week

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from £123 / night

(4) Excellent 

15

Holiday boathouse rental

Oban / Argyll

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • 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 - £1400 / week

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from £160 / night

(6) Excellent 

49

Rudyard holiday boathouse rental

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
kayaking fishing chilling great outdoor location very private private 10 mph road private off road parking gas bbq loads of boats x5 double kayaks x4 single kayaks canadian 17ft canoe x1 rowing boat 3 man fishing gas bbq under cover outside bar gamesroom<b  …see more

from £298 / night

£1594 - £5794 / week

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from £298 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
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 forest as well as a beautiful beach - spectacular!<b  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Located half a mile from the village of Calstock. Okeltor Boathouse is a perfect base for exploring the Tamar Valley, the mining heritage, wildlife, bird watching, star gazing and more.<br />The property has a private quay and slipway, to explore the Tamar by boat  …see more

from £120 / night

£525 - £825 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Porthmadog

Gwynedd / Porthmadog

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Watching the tide” Stunning location, beautiful property. Not cheap but worth it. Not enough restaurants in Porthmadog , but no problem cos I didn't want to leave the boathouse anyway!!  …see more

from £183 / night

£1276 - £2500 / week

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from £183 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Milford Haven

Pembrokeshire / Milford Haven

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Boathouse apartment overlooking Dale beach. Spacious bed/sitting & dining room with comfy sofa bed. Kitchen. Shower room. Separate single bedroom. Walk to pub, boathouse shop & coastal path. Watersports.  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 - £650 / week

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from £45 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation” The boathouse is ideal for families as there are 2 lounges and plenty of bathrooms! The accommodation is of a very high standard. I have stayed in many other self catering houses in Kirkcudbright and the boathouse is by far th  …see more

from £90 / night

£410 - £1020 / week

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from £90 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Poole

Poole / Poole Quay

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Memorable family experience on superb motor yacht” We booked a long weekend with the kids - our first time staying on any form of boat as we thought it was something different to do. Within hours of arriving the kids were asking if we could come agai  …see more

from £225 / night

£1250 / week

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from £225 / night

12

Holiday boathouse accommodation

Hampshire / Southampton

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
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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from £148 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Tighnabruaich

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £49 / night

£270 - £366 / week

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from £49 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child 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 Lying on the River Dee, Chester, the county’s capital city offers an array of attraction  …see more

from £35 / night

£210 - £270 / week

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from £35 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Burnham-on-Crouch

Essex / Burnham-on-Crouch

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
This is an ideal location for a country break, a get away from it all week, a walkers paradise, or a fisherman's retreat. The Ferry Inn close by offers a very good menu, the locals are friendly and dogs are welcome. Available for 4 night lets and more.<br />D  …see more

from £99 / night

£650 / week

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from £99 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Yarmouth

Isle of Wight / Yarmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Isle of Wight, Yarmouth, waterside, stunning property in location second to none. Yacht mooring just 100m offshore.  …see more

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Reading

Berkshire / Reading

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
Our River Thames Hotel Boat 'Down the Hatch' is based at Mapledurham near Reading, Berkshire, England. We provide B&B, B&B Cruising Breaks and 'All Inclusive Cruising Holidays' on the River Thames between Oxford and Hampton Court. We are curr  …see more

from £95 / night

£570 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Polbathic

Cornwall / Polbathic

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
This is an idyllic spot, very peaceful and quiet  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Kingsbridge

Devon / Kingsbridge

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
KINGSBRIDGE, SOUTH DEVON  …see more

from £88 / night

£611 - £1464 / week

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from £88 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Southend holiday boathouse rental

Argyll and Bute / Southend

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Available from 15.30 pm on day of arrival until 10.30 am on day of departure.  …see more

from £70 / night

£370 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Central London/Zone 2 holiday boathouse rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Tower Hamlets

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
Providing sleeping accommodation for up to 10 people whilst also providing private living space which can in turn be used to accommodate your corporate function, combining sumptuous surroundings with functionality and out side terraces.<br />Super Yacht London is  …see more

from £1500 / night

£8000 / week

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from £1500 / night

(30) Excellent 

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South Queensferry holiday boathouse rental

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Private garden
A romantic 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.<br /  …see more

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(1) Excellent 

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Emsworth holiday boathouse rental

Hampshire / Emsworth

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
En-suite double cabin, twin forward-cabin, linen and towels, complimentary tea, coffee and milk, fully equipped galley and dining area, private aft-deck with seating, fly-bridge with seating, free parking, free wifi, access to marina showers, toilets and laundry room.&l  …see more

from £135 / night

£850 / week

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Holiday boathouse in London

England / London

1 3 30 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 30 nights min
  • Child friendly
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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(6) Excellent 

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Aberdeenshire / Balmedie

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Abingdon

Oxfordshire / Abingdon

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
Our River Thames Hotel Boat - 'Down the Hatch', cruises the Thames from Oxford to Hampton Court. We offer B&B, B&B Cruising Breaks & All Inclusive Cruising Breaks. You will find more information, full boat specifications & our Cruising Schedule  …see more

from £95 / night

£570 / week

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Holiday boathouse in Pentney

Norfolk / Pentney

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Lakeside Boat House is a beautiful studio apartment ideal for a couple but could also accommodate a small baby, it has just been newly built and consists of a double bed, sofa, fitted wardrobe with fully fitted kitchen with dish washer and a walk in shower room with rai  …see more

from £56 / night

£210 - £395 / week

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from £56 / night