Great British breaks ❘ Holiday cottages in Great Britain

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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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Houseboat accommodation in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.” From start to finish this turned out to beat many 5 star hotel holidays we had all taken. Firstly the hosts are attentive, lovely and fun. They gave us 2 informed fa
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from £250 / night

£1810 - £2160 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Holsworthy

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£450 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£500 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

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Bathampton holiday houseboat rental

Bath / Bathampton

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £249 / night

£1490 / week

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from £249 / night

(3) Excellent 

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East Molesey holiday houseboat rental

Surrey / East Molesey

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£756 / week

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from £108 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Chertsey with golf nearby

Surrey / Chertsey

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £90 / night

£600 - £810 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday houseboat in London

England / London

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £525 / night

£3500 - £3920 / week

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from £525 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with golf nearby in Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £167 / night

£770 - £1362 / week

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from £167 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Cornwall

England / Cornwall

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

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Manchester holiday houseboat rental

Greater Manchester / Manchester

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £90 / night

£625 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in York

North Yorkshire / York

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great” Lovely place. Great location, a pleasant walk along the riverside to the centre of York. The boat was beautifully appointed with everything we needd and more. Plenty of space and very clean. The family owners were very friendly and helpful. Hig
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from £195 / night

£1200 - £1350 / week

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from £195 / night

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Holiday houseboat in London

England / London

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £300 / night

£2000 / week

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from £300 / night

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