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Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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Filters applied: Boathouse

(4) Excellent 

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Espagnac holiday boathouse rental

Correze / Espagnac

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£845 - £1087 / week

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from £121 / night

(27) Excellent 

50

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Words can't even describe!” I am so so glad that we heard about the Far Boathouse. It is honestly one of the most breath taking places we have ever stayed. It's tucked away down a private path that opens up to a lovely secluded spot on the edge of
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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(9) Excellent 

20

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

from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(28) Excellent 

18

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
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from £175 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £175 / night

(2) Very Good 

25

Boathouse letting in Etretat

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £242 / night

£1781 - £1992 / week

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from £242 / night

(11) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

26

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

Certificate of Excellence

from £115 / night

£500 - £860 / week

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from £115 / night

(37) Excellent 

30

Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden
“Amazing Place a true getaway!” Tidelands boathouse is a fantastic location right on the water and the house is beautiful and has everything you could need catered for. Waking up to the sound of the birds and the water was idyllic and having morning co
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from £95 / night

£500 - £850 / week

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from £95 / 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

from £298 / night

£1594 - £5794 / week

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from £298 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Muiden holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Muiden

3 14 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £194 / night

£1358 / week

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from £194 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Holiday boathouse in Etretat

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £134 / night

£863 - £1147 / week

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from £134 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Holiday boathouse in Lofoten Islands

Nordland / Lofoten Islands

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £48 / night

£285 - £3000 / week

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from £48 / night

13

Pangkalan Bun holiday boathouse rental

Central Kalimantan / Pangkalan Bun

3 6 2 nights min

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

from £257 / night

£1794 / week

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from £257 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

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

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / 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

from £128 / night

£890 - £1299 / week

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from £128 / night

(5) Excellent 

12

Holiday boathouse in San Blas Islands

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £385 / night

£2693 / week

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from £385 / 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
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from £90 / night

£430 - £1020 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Boathouse rental in Ballinrobe

Ballinrobe / Moorehall

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£345 / week

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from £57 / night

(6) Excellent 

17

Holiday boathouse in Triel-sur-Seine

Yvelines / Triel-sur-Seine

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £164 / night

£949 / week

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from £164 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Walcourt holiday boathouse rental

Namur Province / Walcourt

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Excellent 

31

Holiday boathouse in Poole Quay

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
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from £225 / night

£1250 / week

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from £225 / night

(2) Excellent 

12

Holiday boathouse in Chateau-Gontier

Mayenne / Chateau-Gontier

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£552 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

31

Holiday boathouse in Imsouane

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Imsouane

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly

from £25 / night

£175 / week

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from £25 / night

(6) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

22

Holiday boathouse rental

Oban / Argyll

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful” I stayed for 3 nights at Boat House West with 2 adults and 2 dogs. The accommodation was absolutely beautiful and had a lot of extras. The scenery was out of this world and I know that we couldn't have had much better than where we were in
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Certificate of Excellence

from £160 / night

£1100 - £1400 / week

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from £160 / night

(8) Excellent 

9

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

from £70 / night

£370 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

5

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

from £120 / night

£525 - £825 / week

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from £120 / night

(9) Very Good 

15

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

from £49 / night

£270 - £366 / week

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from £49 / night

4

Holiday boathouse rental

Cote d'Or / Maconge

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £39 / night

£246 / week

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from £39 / night

15

Holiday boathouse in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£310 - £650 / week

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from £45 / 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

from £86 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £86 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

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!!
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from £183 / night

£1276 - £2500 / week

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from £183 / night

(2) Very Good 

7

Ski boathouse to rent in Srinagar

Srinagar District / Srinagar

3 2 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £39 / night

£231 - £366 / week

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from £39 / night

(27) Very Good 

22

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

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(13) Very Good 

6

Halong Bay holiday boathouse rental

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

14 2 1 night min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £181 / night

£1266 / week

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9

Boathouse rental in Kumarakom

Kottayam District / Kumarakom

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

from £93 / night

£647 / week

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from £93 / night

(4) Excellent 

33

Leipzig holiday boathouse rental

Saxony / Leipzig

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£475 - £875 / week

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from £74 / night

20

Holiday boathouse in Hanoi

Hanoi

28 50 1 night min

  • 28 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £370 / night

£2585 / week

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from £370 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Portiragnes

Herault / Portiragnes

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £483 / night

£9656 / week

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from £483 / night

(1) Excellent 

23

Vela Luka holiday boathouse rental

Vela Luka / Vela Luka

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £103 / night

£716 / week

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from £103 / night

12

Labuan Bajo holiday boathouse rental

Flores / Labuan Bajo

3 6 2 nights min

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

from £308 / night

£2154 / week

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from £308 / night

(4) Excellent 

14

Holiday boathouse in Azay-le-Rideau

Loire Valley / Azay-le-Rideau

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £138 / night

£682 - £1044 / week

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