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Stay near a loch or lake on your next holiday and discover the true meaning of getting away from it all. Whatever the weather, staying in one of these cottages, farmhouses or other rural retreats will lift your spirits and help you completely unwind and relax.


Visit Scotland for breathtaking panoramic views of the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands – you could stay near Loch Lomond, Loch Ness or one of the 600+ other lochs. Or wake up to the tranquillity of Windermere in the Lake District, the valleys and llyns,of Wales or the many lakes dotted around France, Italy and Spain.


Lakes and lochs make great bases for activity holidays. You could have a go at fishing or get out onto the water by going kayaking or windsurfing. Mostly nestled inside pretty valleys, the surrounding area is almost always ideal for hiking and mountain biking too.

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Province of Varese / Comabbio

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £77 / night

£513 / week

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from £77 / night

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Queen Elizabeth Houseboats - Kumbalam boathouse sleeps 2

Kochi (Cochin) / Kumbalam

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Queen Elizabeth Houseboats is one of the attractive boats cruising the waterways of Kerala with a classic hull and comfortable large room and the only boat cruising Kochi, Kumarakom and Alleppey.Its is a “floating home away from home “that denotes uniqueness and exc  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Very Good 

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week-end for two on boat - Draveil houseboat sleeps 2

Essonne / Draveil

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Stay on this welcoming houseboat, which has three levels:Sun deckNatural level: lounge, living room- kitchenLower deck: one bedroom and its en suite bathroom and separate WC form the guest suite, at the front of the boat. Owner lives at the back. There is also a one per  …see more

from £60 / night

£342 / week

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from £60 / night

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Houseboat Pride of Leyden. - Leiden houseboat sleeps 3

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 27 km; Child friendly ;
Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the study sleeps one on a  …see more

from £101 / night

£680 - £788 / week

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from £101 / night

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Province of Entre Rios / Federación

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Pet friendly;
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from £62 / night

£428 / week

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from £62 / night

(6) Excellent 

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The Boathouse Ballygally - Ballygally boathouse sleeps 5

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
A unique self catering family holiday hideaway on the world famous Antrim coast road, overlooking a secluded beach and slipway, boasting a very spacious open plan family bedroom ideal for family of 5 a cot or extra comfortable bed can be supplied on request A perfec  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Oasis Houseboat - Central Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
This friendly houseboat is a complete floating apartment. There is a lounge room, open-plan kitchen, separate bedroom with double bed, and bathroom with full-length bath and shower. Perfect for 2 people, with a sofa bed for 2 more guests.Situated on the beautiful Raamgr  …see more

from £171 / night

£1026 - £1624 / week

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from £171 / night

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Aude / Marseillette

4 8 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 35 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £86 / night

£513 / week

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from £86 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Domaine de Matounet 1, heated pool on 10 Acres. - Loches cottage sleeps 8

Loire Valley / Loches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 9 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Situated 15 kms from the medieval town of Loches( open market days on Sat/Wed mornings), 500 meters from the castle of Bridoré, 4 kms from the 9 hole "Verneuil" Golf course.Property overlooks the country and the medieval Fortress of Bridoré. Easy driving to the major  …see more

from £86 / night

£898 - £1419 / week

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from £86 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Fyne Lochside Cabin - Loch Awe log cabin sleeps 5

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 5 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Fyne is a delightful log cabin with a real log fire and a relaxing wooden hot tub (optional), situated on the western shore of Loch Awe with a truly marvellous view over the water. Accommodation consists of an open plan lounge/kitchen area, shower room/toilet, two bedr  …see more

from £60 / night

£275 - £520 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Devolu - Meudon houseboat sleeps 8

Hauts-de-Seine / Meudon

4 8 5 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
Ever wondered what it would be like to live on a houseboat? Devolu offers you a convenient base to visit the sites of Paris, go to Disneyland and the Chateau de Versailles while coming home each day to an amazing experience of another kind. One of the most luxurious b  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £1850 / week

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from £250 / night

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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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from £249 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Metz / Longeville-les-Metz

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £77 / night

£385 / week

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from £77 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Kilchurn Lochside Cabin - Loch Awe log cabin sleeps 4

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Kilchurn is a delightful log cabin with a real log fire and a relaxing wooden hot tub (optional), situated on the western shore of Loch Awe with a truly fantastic view over the water. The cabin is situated in the Loch Aweside Forest Cabin Park with wide-open spaces bet  …see more

from £60 / night

£275 - £520 / week

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from £60 / night

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Houseboat Finland: Houseboat Comfort 32 m2/ 6 pers - Jyväskylä houseboat sleeps 6

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Would you like to spend summer on a peaceful lake, in the pristine wilderness of Finland? On a Houseboat you can easily get to great fishing spots, beaches or discover different Finnish villages and towns . You can sunbath on the roof, make food in the kitchen and take  …see more

from £193 / night

£1539 / week

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from £193 / night

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Cambridgeshire / Ely

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
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from £156 / night

£1087 - £1605 / week

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from £156 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Villa à l'ancien Pigeonnier - Loches studio sleeps 2

Loire Valley / Loches

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 200 km; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
The town of Loches is a jewel located at the heart of the Touraine, the “France's garden”, land of vineyard, gastronomy, vegetables, cheese. Extended over an area of just 100 km the Touraine boasts some of the most eminent Châteaux of the Loire Valley: Chenonc  …see more

from £65 / night

£308 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lucy Joe - Worsley narrowboat sleeps 4

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Lucy Joe Sleeps upto 4 - Wheelchair access availableA beautifully finished boat, Lucy Joe has been designed with space, luxury and comfort in mind. A fixed double bed at the back supplemented by a luxurious double sofa bed at the front and spacious wet room, galley and  …see more

from £150 / night

£795 / week

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from £150 / night

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Ille-et-Vilaine / Redon

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £88 / night

£462 / week

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from £88 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Loire Valley / Loches

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £91 / night

£633 - £667 / week

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from £91 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ducklings Narrowboat Hire - Tewitfield narrowboat sleeps 4

Carnforth / Tewitfield

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Ducklings Narrowboat Hire is a small family self drive hire boat business operating on the beautiful Lancaster Canal in Lancashire. We operate from Tewitfield marina in Carnforth at the most Northerly point of the Navigable canal. You can book a holiday with us all yea  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

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Province of Cagliari / Villaputzu

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
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from £428 / night

£2992 / week

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from £428 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Woontjalk Zuidenwind Houseboat - Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 5

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 25 km; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
A fully equipped appartment in a lovely old cargo ship in the port of Amsterdam. From deck you have a full view on the National Maritime Museum and the Mill of Brewery 't IJ. By foot it takes 5 minutes walk to the famous canals of the old city and 10 minutes to CS (tr  …see more

from £129 / night

£898 / week

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from £129 / night

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Allapuza House boat - Alappuzha boathouse sleeps 6

Kerala / Alappuzha

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
We are pround to say that we have received great compliments from around the world for our friendly and first class services Deluxe house boat Features * A/c 9pm to 6am * running drinking hot water and cold water *lunch, tea, snack, dinner and breakfast *Kerala  …see more

from £84 / night

£531 / week

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from £84 / night

(1) Excellent 

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The Host - Punta de Palma City boathouse sleeps 12

Puerto Barrios / Punta de Palma City

3 12 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ;
The Host was completed in July 2007. She is 50 feet long and 18 feet wide. She has 3 cabins (sleeps four each), with its own complete bathroom each. Two cabins have a queen bed and a bunk bed. The bow cabin has two bunk beds. She also has a very spacious dining room,  …see more

from £3031 / night

£12122 / week

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from £3031 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Primrose / Riverside Cottages - Loch Ness cottage sleeps 2

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 30 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Primrose Cottage is an ideal cottage for 2 with lots of wildlife to see through the french doors at front of cottage.There are also walks from cottage including our river walk to an island with 2 water falls.The cottage is a retreat for nature lovers and those who want  …see more

from £43 / night

£295 - £435 / week

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from £43 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £52 / night

£264 - £324 / week

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from £52 / night

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Lavagna Milu Boats and Breakfast - Lavagna boathouse sleeps 4

Italian Riviera / Lavagna

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
BARCA: JEANNEAU MERRY FISHER 805Dotata di tutti i servizi e le dotazioni di sicurezza richiesti. Dispone inoltre di: tendalino fisso, fly e prua prendisole, salottino nel pozzetto di poppa, camera matrimoniale, camera singola trasformabile in dinette, bagno in cabina se  …see more

from £137 / night

£958 / week

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from £137 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Domaine de Matounet 2, heated pool on 10 Acres - Loches cottage sleeps 4

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 9 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Situated 15 kms from the medieval town of Loches( open market days on Sat/Wed mornings), 500 meters from the castle of Bridoré, 4 kms from the 9 hole "Verneuil" Golf course. Property overlooks the country and the medieval Fortress of Bridoré. Easy driving to the majo  …see more

from £56 / night

£612 - £851 / week

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from £56 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Star Narrowboat Holidays - Worsley narrowboat sleeps 4

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
From Nov 2016 to Mar 2017 'Gloria' is available for a 4 month static houseboat hire only - have you ever fancied living on a houseboat for a while?? For the most accurate info on prices please see our website. We offer different rates depending on whether you use the b  …see more

from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(5) Excellent 

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bed & boat, apartment on houseboat, Amsterdam - Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 2

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
Are you looking for a comfortable apartment for 2 people? Our apartment is a self-contained part of a water villa. It has a living room and open plan kitchen with all modern equipment. The living room has patio doors directly to the water. On the ground floor there is a  …see more

from £99 / night

£642 / week

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from £99 / night

(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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from £135 / night

(9) Excellent 

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hill cottage cabins loch ness Scottish Highlands - Fort Augustus log cabin sleeps 2

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Please note, the online calendar only shows the availability details for one, of our two cabins, therefore please contact us if your preferred dates don't show as available, as we may have availability still, in our other cabin. Our two log cabins offer a tranquil and  …see more

from £70 / night

£430 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Houseboat Pamela - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 12

Kashmir / Srinagar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Child friendly ;
Houseboat Pamela situated centrally at a distance of 13Kms from Srinagar International Airport is perhaps one of the idyllic houseboat in Srinagar overlooking Srinagar- Kashmir Arts Emporiumand legendary Bund (famous British walkways along Jhelum River). The houseboat i  …see more

from £170 / night

£1114 / week

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from £170 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Sceal Eile - Dublin 2 houseboat sleeps 4

Dublin / Dublin 2

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
You must contact Dublin Barge Hire at least 48 hours before you arrive to arrange a time to meet at the marina etc €250 damage deposit if cruising. €100 damage deposit if using the barge for accommodation only. NO CRUISING OCT-MARCH Central Heating for those who do  …see more

from £43 / night

£958 - £1445 / week

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from £43 / night

(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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overnachten op een traditionele zeilklipper - Medemblik boathouse sleeps 18

North Holland Province / Medemblik

6 18 1 night min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Sailing with your familie, friends or company. Visit more nice places with your holiday house for only 150,- euro / hour.. Active participation or relaxation on the sun deck. If you like, you can assist the skipper of the Nieuwe Maen in hoisting the sails or putting awa  …see more

from £26 / night

£257 - £2650 / week

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from £26 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Annie's Boat (bed & boat) - Eastern Docklands houseboat sleeps 2

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
Annie's Boat is suitable for 2 people and maximum 2 children.Children up to 12 years stay for free. For children up to the age of 3 years there is a cot present. For children from 3 up to 12 years is a thick luxury air mattress (2x 1pers. mattress) of very good qua  …see more

from £103 / night

£513 / week

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from £103 / night

(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

(2) Excellent 

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Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Air conditioning;
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from £77 / night

£479 / week

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from £77 / night

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