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Family sailing holidays aren’t just an opportunity for budding skippers to wear silly hats and control the tiller all holiday long – the plus points are rather more numerous than that. Just think about it: you can set sail whenever you like, sailing from one beautiful location to another at the turn of a wheel. Best of all, you don’t have to put up with heaving beaches. Just find your own deserted stretch of sand or an isolated cove, moor up and enjoy the sunshine and quiet. Sailing doesn’t have to be an activity holiday, you know.

The more competent sailors among you might like to take the wheel yourself on one of our yachts in Spain or Greece. Or, for a little added luxury, you can hire your own private skipper.

For families in which there’s an even split between sea legs and landlubbers, there’s the sailing holiday compromise of renting a holiday home that has the use of its own boat and private mooring. Check out these sailing adventures in the Caribbean and along the coast of England.

But if sailing sounds just a little too involving for what’s supposed to be a relaxing holiday, there is the more tranquil option of a houseboat. Either stay put or pootle merrily around the waterways of England and the Netherlands. Whichever appeals more, you should definitely step aboard soon.

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Kate Boats: Alexander - Southam narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Southam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Alexander offers spacious prestige accommodation for up to six people. The forward cabin houses two people in convertible beds – either one double or two singles, and there are two other cabins, each with shower room and double bed. The steel hull narrowboat features  …see more

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Kate Boats: Esma Frances - Southam narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Southam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Esma Frances is an elegant semi-traditional style boat fitted out to the very highest standard, providing luxury accommodation for up to six people.The forward lounge features a dining area with comfortable seating which converts into a double berth, or two single berth  …see more

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No Fixed Abode - Knockvicar yacht sleeps 5

County Roscommon / Knockvicar

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Hire our boat on Ireland's River ShannonNo Fixed Abode is our privately owned 33 ft cruiser and it is not part of a large hire fleet and is ideal for a family holiday.We aim to give you personal treatment at a very affordable price and we will try to advise you of  …see more

from £107 / night

£599 / week

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from £107 / night

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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

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday Yacht In Southampton Hampshire - Southampton yacht sleeps 5

Hampshire / Southampton

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
An excellent well cared for 37 foot sailing yacht, located in Port Hamble Marina, Hamble village, Southampton. Port Hamble is situated in the heart of the village of Hamble which is a yachting paradise for sailors and visitors alike. The yacht is very user friendly and  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £1275 / week

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from £125 / 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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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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Isabella: 58 foot / 6 berth - Stockton narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Stockton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Isabella has a large cruiser stern.The interior arrangement consists of 2 single beds (that can be converted to a large cross double) in the rear cabin, then a spacious bathroom with an electric macerator toilet and shower cubicle, followed by a cabin with a fixed doubl  …see more

from £105 / night

£735 - £1540 / week

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from £105 / night

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catamaran-skylax. - Lakki yacht sleeps 6

Léros / Lakki

3 6 5 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
we offer trips around the Dodecanese islands onboard a luxury 45,5 ft catamaran. The price is per day & person in shared occupancy & includes: skipper, first mate, buffet breakfast & a light lunch.Evening meals are not included - this is for you to enjoy in one of the l  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 / week

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from £86 / night

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Connie - Damazan houseboat sleeps 4

Lot-et-Garonne / Damazan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Beautifully restored Dutch Barge with 2 double cabins, shower room with loo and basin.Open plan galley, dining area and saloon.Wheelhouse with dinette.Galley has double sink, 2 fridges, microwave, 4 burner hob, oven, kettle etc.There is a private garden with summer kitc  …see more

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Wooden Gulet boat - Bozburun yacht sleeps 8

Mugla Province / Bozburun

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Gulet yachting Cruise (ketch) - Sailing Cruising - Yacht charterA day, a few days or a weekly sailing trip for 6-8 people or less (3 cabins).ATTENTION :- The price per night is for all the boat (it has to be devided between the passengers, 8 passengers maximum).- Meals  …see more

from £183 / night

£1283 - £2137 / week

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from £183 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Yacht Ngoma - Prickly Bay yacht sleeps 4

St. George's / Prickly Bay

2 4 5 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
The boat we are running at the moment is a Lavezzi 40 built in La Rochelle to our specification and we've been sailing her for 10 years around the caribbean islands.The space we are offering to you is the Port (left - if you are standing on the boat facing forward)  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 - £3920 / week

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from £140 / night

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River Breez Houseboats. 5 Star luxury - Mannum houseboat sleeps 8

South Australia / Mannum

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
River Breez Is a 6-8 berth luxury houseboat moored at Mannum Waters Marina. Just over 1hr from Adelaide & I can arrange transfers for you. Embracing an open design concept with a contemporary interior, our elegance and sophistication will suit the most discerning guest  …see more

from £477 / night

£1503 - £3122 / week

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from £477 / night

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Chester / Broxton

2 5 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
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from £156 / night

£1087 - £1605 / week

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from £156 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Yonne / Joigny

4 12 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £107 / night

£748 / week

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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

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Kate Boats: Madeleine – 47 foot - 2/4 berth - Stockton narrowboat sleeps 4

Warwickshire / Stockton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
NEW FOR 2012Brand new for 2012 Madeleine is a 47 foot semi traditional stern narrowboat. This will sleep up to 4 but gives luxury cruising for two.This boat is state of the art, with a fixed double at the stern, and a convertible double (or two singles) in the lounge ar  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £1395 / week

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from £96 / night

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houseboat golden hind - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 6

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
( The taste of Home, where we treat you like Family)  …see more

from £9 / night

£60 / week

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from £9 / night

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Boat House - Kumarakom houseboat sleeps 4

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
Your houseboat will be a traditional kettuvallam with two en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms. It is built and furnished from local materials, and we provide you with a luxury cruise whilst minimising our impact on the fragile ecosystems of the backwaters. It runs very qu  …see more

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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

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Rebecca: 47 foot / 4 berth - Warwick narrowboat sleeps 4

Warwickshire / Warwick

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Rebecca is a 47ft all-steel cruiser stern narrowboat, with accommodation for up to four people.Giving clear views over a low bow, the lounge area is located in the fore cabin. This features a comfortable sofa, which converts to a double bed if required. An unusual touc  …see more

from £80 / night

£555 - £1150 / week

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from £80 / night

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Kate Boats: Thomas David: 38 foot - Stockton narrowboat sleeps 4

Warwickshire / Stockton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Thomas David, our smallest boat at 38 foot, provides accommodation for up to four people and is available for mid- week and weekend breaks, commencing on Fridays. A full size four burner cooker with overhead extractor and spacious fridge with freezer compartment ensure  …see more

from £63 / night

£440 - £895 / week

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from £63 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Boat Gina -beautiful narrowboat on River Thames - Henley-on-Thames narrowboat sleeps 6

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Boat Gina is the perfect boat for anyone who wants to enjoy boating on the River Thames with all the comforts of home. There is nothing quite like the sense of freedom of cruising at your own pace and mooring up when you feel like it, exploring some of England's mo  …see more

from £245 / night

£1265 - £1610 / week

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from £245 / night

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Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £116 / night

£808 / week

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from £116 / 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

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £257 / night

£1795 / week

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from £257 / night

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HALKIDIKI GOLDEN YACHTS - Nea Fokea yacht sleeps 6

Halkidiki Region / Nea Fokea

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
LUXURY VACATIONS... FOR YOUR EYES ONLYEnjoy the luxury of a motor boat with daily or multi-day cruises to Chalkidiki, Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos. Flee away from the crowded beaches and discover secluded bays ideal for swimming. Relax and enjoy the sun on the deck as  …see more

from £1283 / night

£8975 / week

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from £1283 / night

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Kate Boats: Amy Clare:52 ft / 5 bed / 3* - Stockton narrowboat sleeps 5

Warwickshire / Stockton

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Amy Clare provides comfortable accommodation for four to five people. She is a 52ft all-steel narrowboatLooking out over the bow is the lounge and dining area with a foldaway table and two settees, which convert to two single berths and a single bunk. The Kate Boats�  …see more

from £83 / night

£580 - £1195 / week

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Box of Delights - Guildford narrowboat sleeps 6

Surrey / Guildford

2 6 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Box of Delights is a 60 ft narrowboat offering lots of home comforts, from radiator central heating (whilst enjoying a woodburning stove for that cosy evening in), memory foam mattresses, fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops, including microwave and filter coffe  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 / week

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from £250 / night

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Inspiration, Luxury Houseboat on the Water - Sicamous houseboat sleeps 10

British Columbia / Sicamous

5 10 4 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
Inspiration is your premium choice for houseboat vacations in the Shuswap. Our newly renovated, ultimate sailing getaway is fully equipped with state of the art technology, premium comfort finishing, and a complete array of luxry amenities. Inspiration is docked at Tw  …see more

from £731 / night

£4094 - £5264 / week

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Florence Edith: 52 foot - Stockton narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Stockton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Providing comfortable accommodation for up to six people, Florence Edith is a 57ft all-steel narrowboat. The front cabin plays host to a colour television with DVD player, stereo and comfortable seating area which easily converts to two single berths for sleeping.A spac  …see more

from £94 / night

£655 - £1360 / week

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

4 8 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £240 / night

£1539 / week

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from £240 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Motor Yacht IALU' - Lipari yacht sleeps 10

Aeolian Islands / Lipari

3 10 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Ask about pets;
Very comfortable and wonderful boat perfect to visit Aeolian Islands, Tunisi, Mediterraen costs.A mediterrean chef;Main stateroom with double berth, locker and en-suite toilet-room with wash basin, wc, shower.-One Guests' cabin with two bunks, locker -One Guests�  …see more

from £1112 / night

£7693 / week

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from £1112 / night

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Italian Riviera / Loano

3 7 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £150 / night

£941 / week

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from £150 / night

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Kate Boats: Jemima - Central Warwick narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwick / Central Warwick

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Jemima is a cruiser stern narrowboat.The forward lounge features a dining area with comfortable seating which converts into a double berth, or two single berths. In this area is the usual entertainment area, with a tv and dvd player, and radio with cd.The U shaped galle  …see more

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Italian Riviera / Lavagna

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £197 / night

£1368 / week

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from £197 / night

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Kate Elizabeth: 65 foot - Warwick narrowboat sleeps 7

Warwickshire / Warwick

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
At 65ft Kate Elizabeth provides accommodation for up to six to eight people. There are two permanent double beds, two single beds and the facility for an additional bunk, or a convertible double in the lounge if required. The front cabin contains a settee, fold away ta  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1615 / week

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Narrowboat Puzzle - Ely houseboat sleeps 2

Cambridgeshire / Ely

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Puzzle is a luxury bespoke narrowboat, which has been fitted out to the highest standard. She offers all the comforts of a top end luxury flat and is moored in the historic cathedral city of Ely, with excellent rail links to Cambridge and London. Everything on board ha  …see more

from £49 / night

£343 - £1393 / week

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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

(5) Excellent 

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Borneo Eco Tour Houseboat - Pangkalan Bun houseboat sleeps 10

Central Kalimantan / Pangkalan Bun

6 10 2 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Borneo Eco Tour Houseboat is has 3 houseboat. 1 standard houseboat, 1 Deluxe Houseboat and 1 Super Deluxe Houseboat.Standard houseboat with 1 open deck CabinDeluxe Houseboat with 1 Cabin with Air Condition and 1 Open Deck CabinSuper Deluxe Houseboat with 2 Cabin with Ai  …see more

from £280 / night

£1750 - £6790 / week

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