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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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(53) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“fantastic trip” We had an amazing long weekend as usual. The boat (Queenie) was absolutely fab, cosy clean and warm and a real head turner. people stopped and looked and had their photos taken beside it. I would recommend this boating experience to ev  …see more

from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted fo  …see more

from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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from £251 / night

(1) Excellent 

5

Worsley holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“What a lovely family weekend!” We arrived and it was thundering, lightning and raining like there was no tomorrow but the central heating on the boat kept us all snug, warm and dried us out quickly. With the freedom to stop and start where and when yo  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Narrowboat rental in Nantwich

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely short break on Adele Marie” Martin couldn't have been more helpful with sending us on our way up the Shropshire canal, his wife even went to the trouble of baking scones (on the day!) with jam and cream for us, plus there was tea coffee milk .  …see more

from £80 / night

£800 - £1835 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Henley-on-Thames holiday narrowboat rental

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £303 / night

£1350 - £1754 / week

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from £303 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in Guildford

Surrey / Guildford

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Sublime - even for the ultimate novice!” From the moment you are met by the owners, Julie and Ray, to the first lesson, to the moment you first "fly solo", to thinking, "I can do this!", to parallel parking for the first time and taking in the utter b  …see more

from £300 / night

£1400 / week

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from £300 / night

(4) Excellent 

5

Holiday narrowboat rental

Warwickshire / Harborough Magna

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £252 / night

£755 / week

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from £252 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in Worcester

Worcestershire / Worcester

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £250 / night

£999 / week

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from £250 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in Guildford

Surrey / Guildford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Super time on the box of delights” Enjoyed a smashing weekend over Valentines, the boat came fully equipped, with many luxury extras that really made a difference. Ray and Julie were amazing , completely devoted to us as guests from beginning to end  …see more

from £300 / night

£1500 / week

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from £300 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday narrowboat in Tewitfield

Carnforth / Tewitfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £125 / night

£750 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Narrowboat rental in Peterborough

Cambridgeshire / Peterborough

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £200 / night

£1285 / week

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from £200 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very enjoyable short break on 'Topsy'” Mark and Lynda provided excellent tuition and couldn't have been more helpful throughout our trip. The boat was very well equiped and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the canal and would certainly d  …see more

from £180 / night

£1005 - £2310 / week

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from £180 / night

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Henley-on-Thames holiday narrowboat rental

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £347 / night

£1629 - £1944 / week

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from £347 / night

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Holiday narrowboat in Wallingford

Oxfordshire / Wallingford

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Llangattock holiday narrowboat rental

Crickhowell / Llangattock

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £213 / night

£1489 - £2330 / week

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from £213 / night

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Holiday narrowboat in West Row

Mildenhall / West Row

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Penkridge holiday narrowboat rental

Staffordshire / Penkridge

2 8 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

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