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Rural retreats (11)

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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(21) Excellent 

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Porto holiday narrowboat rental

Porto District / Porto

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Unique way to see a beautiful part of Portugal” We spent a fantastic week exploring the upper Douro Valley on two boat. Our party of 11 hired two boats with skippers. Jose Alberto was an excellent guide and host and is very knowledgable about the regi  …see more

from £167 / night

£571 / week

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from £167 / night

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Holiday narrowboat in Southam

Warwickshire / Southam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard.The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more

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(1) Very Good 

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Holiday narrowboat in Southam

Warwickshire / Southam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat rental

Warwickshire / Rugby

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Time to unwind...” This is a holiday with a difference at a very relaxed pace. The food is great (vegetarian), lots of it with Tor (owner/cook) always preparing food, cooking, or baking bread, cakes and other treats. Pootling on the canals gives one a  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 / week

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from £140 / night

(15) 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
  • Ask about pets
“A relaxing week in beautifu and peaceful surroundings.” A very relaxing week on the beautiful Shropshire Union canal near Chester. There were many good canal side pubs and restaurants along the way. Martin and Ann were extremely helpful and we particu  …see more

from £80 / night

£713 - £1835 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday narrowboat in Bromsgrove

Worcestershire / Bromsgrove

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Luxury Narrowboat holidays in the heart of England which offer a unique and relaxing way of discovering the English countryside and fascinating heritage. Beginners welcome, full training provided. Please note that we offer a minimum 3-night stay.<br />Bed linen  …see more

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(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
For a relaxing holiday, cruise the most picturesque canal in the UK, on one of our 17 luxury narrowboats. The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales is not joined to the rest of the UK's canal network so it remains uncrowded eve  …see more

from £213 / night

£1489 - £2330 / week

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from £213 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in Warwick

Warwickshire / Warwick

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard.The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more

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Central Warwick holiday narrowboat rental

Warwick / Central Warwick

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard.The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more

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(10) Very Good 

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Narrowboat rental in Etruria

Stoke-on-Trent / Etruria

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Luxury Narrowboat holidays in the heart of England which offer a unique and relaxing way of discovering the English countryside and fascinating heritage. Beginners welcome, full training provided. Please note that we offer a minimum 3-night stay.<br />Bed linen,  …see more

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(144) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat rental

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Luxury Narrowboat holidays in the heart of England which offer a unique and relaxing way of discovering the English countryside and fascinating heritage. Beginners welcome, full training provided. Please note that we offer a minimum 3-night stay.<br />Bed linen,  …see more

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