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Get away from it all with a short break to a stunning weekend retreat. Whether you have a couple of nights or a long weekend to spare, a short break at one of these holiday homes is a sure fire way to recharge your batteries.



For long weekends away you could fill up on tapas from an apartment in Barcelona. Or hop on the Eurostar for city breaks in Paris, Brussels or Avignon.

Alternatively combine a mini break in one of the apartments in London with a show in the West End. Or live the good life in a choice of holiday cottages in the Cotwsolds, Cornwall or the Lake District.

Whatever you're looking for out of a short break, there's a villa, cottage or penthouse suite with your name on it!

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(8) Excellent 

16

Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This property is ideal to explore the whole north coast AONB its marinas gardens estates castles and beaches  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(19) Excellent 

49

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The Far Boathouse - Watermillock” Absolutely loved it....secluded, peaceful beautiful inside and outside. The view from the living room is just amazing. The boathouse is very tastefully decorated and lots of special touches. The morning sky and  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(11) Excellent 

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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
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

(32) Excellent 

16

Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The perfect location for sailing” Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location. The owner could  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / 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
Listen to the waves lapping up to the patio wall or watch the children playing on the beautiful miles of sand directly outside the property while enjoying a glass of wine on the glass surrounded balcony. 4 acres of forest as well as a beautiful beach - spectacular!<b  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Very Good 

16

Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

1 4 2 nights min

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

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from £53 / night

£293 - £427 / week

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from £53 / 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  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Metz / Longeville-les-Metz

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £66 / night

£327 / week

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from £66 / night

(1) Excellent 

4

Holiday boathouse in Larantuka

Flores / Larantuka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
We are located on sandy beach, with beautiful white sand and wonderful sea view,which can take your breath away.We are new PADI DIVE OPERATOR .Larantuka has 500 years of Portuguese heritage and magnificent landscapes ideal for Adventure.<br />Flores rivals some of  …see more

from £41 / night

£285 / week

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from £41 / night

(23) Very Good 

25

Boathouse rental in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent alternative to a B & B” Really enjoyed staying on the boat. Great environment. Very relaxing. Easy to find and meet with host.  …see more

from £59 / night

£700 / week

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from £59 / night

(5) Excellent 

47

Holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Houseboat Amsterdam Center  …see more

from £105 / night

£1740 - £2044 / week

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from £105 / night

(3) 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
Sleep on an authentic boat in a picturesque old harborA hotel is for landlubbers, a boat for those who love waterIf you like water then come aboard. A peaceful night's sleep in a beautiful relaxing natural environment. Wake up to the view of water,  …see more

from £196 / night

£1370 / week

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from £196 / night

(3) Excellent 

60

Dublin holiday boathouse rental

Dublin / Dublin 2

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Tig Beatha is a self catering cruising barge with a fully fitted kitchen and bathroom located in Dublin City Centre. It has a solid fuel stove for the cool nights, WIFI and a private outdoor space with loads of amenities beside it.  …see more

from £144 / night

£870 - £1257 / week

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from £144 / night

32

Holiday boathouse rental

Essonne / Palaiseau

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Charmante maison de ville au coeur de palaiseau  …see more

from £148 / night

£957 - £1566 / week

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from £148 / 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
Lochside, beautiful views from the lounge and master bedroom in a stunning setting with views of mountains and Loch. Close to restaurants and bars in the village. In the outstandingly beautiful area of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.<br />a great choi  …see more

from £123 / night

£855 - £1299 / week

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from £123 / night

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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

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from £40 / night

£248 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Holiday boathouse in Sillon

Ille-et-Vilaine / Sillon

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
dock rent for a memorable stay in the shops, restaurants and beaches of Intra Muros downtown. Rooms, toilet and bathroom. Stop on the gastronomic route of Mont Saint-Michel, near Cancale and Dinard  …see more

from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

(6) Excellent 

17

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

 …see more

from £166 / night

£957 / week

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from £166 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Milford Haven

Pembrokeshire / Milford Haven

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Boathouse apartment overlooking Dale beach. Spacious bed/sitting & dining room with comfy sofa bed. Kitchen. Shower room. Separate single bedroom. Walk to pub, boathouse shop & coastal path. Watersports.  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 - £650 / week

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from £45 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse with shared pool in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

50 50 1 night min

  • 50 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
V'Spirit Cruises is proud to welcome you on-board one of its deluxe boats for your dreamlike Cruise in Halong Bay!  …see more

from £259 / night

£1810 / week

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from £259 / night

8

Mellieha ski boathouse to rent.

Island of Malta / Mellieha

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Ski
A cosy ground floor apartment located on the water's edge facing Malta's largest and most beautiful bay, Mellieha Bay. Minutes walk from the bus stop, shops, bars, and restaurants. The picturesque village of Mellieha is a 5 minute drive away and a 20 minute wa  …see more

from £87 / night

£609 / week

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from £87 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Boathouse accommodation in Leiden with shared pool

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility” We enjoyed a long weekend at the WaterNest in late April and wished we could have stayed longer. With a beautiful view of the Dutch countryside (Windmills included) we found it a tranquil refuge great for  …see more

from £131 / night

£870 - £2174 / week

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from £131 / night

15

Kumbalam holiday boathouse rental

Kochi (Cochin) / Kumbalam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Kumarakom-Alleppey Houseboat Trip,Kerala backwater Trip,Kerala Houseboats,Kochi to Kollam houseboat trip<br />Embark point:Cochin,Kumabalam Boat Jetty,Near Ramada Resort Cochin,Disembark Point : Alumkadavu Jetty,Kollam  …see more

from £225 / night

£1400 - £1750 / week

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from £225 / night

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
Located half a mile from the village of Calstock. Okeltor Boathouse is a perfect base for exploring the Tamar Valley, the mining heritage, wildlife, bird watching, star gazing and more.<br />The property has a private quay and slipway, to explore the Tamar by boat  …see more

from £120 / night

£525 - £825 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £79 / night

£487 / week

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from £79 / night

33

Saxony / Leipzig

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £60 / night

£392 - £883 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Very Good 

21

Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
Nice and cosy! boat in the Central area. Short walking/cycling distance from most of the city's main attractions.The boat has a living room plus one bedroom and everything you need to feel comfortable. It is a small part of the boat with the owners next door. <  …see more

from £87 / night

£1096 / week

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from £87 / night

(6) Average 

12

Boathouse accommodation in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Enjoyed our stay” Nice clean place only disappointment was it never had all the facility's stated in advertisement . like washing machine freezer but enjoyed our stay on the houseboat  …see more

from £174 / night

£1218 / week

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from £174 / night

(4) Excellent 

15

Holiday boathouse rental

Oban / Argyll

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Right above our little private harbour is Boat House West . Down stairs is a large bed room, which can be set up as two singles or a king size bed. En suite is the bath room with a large roll in shower, toilet and sink. Gourmet kitchen, dinning area, sitting area with o  …see more

from £160 / night

£1100 - £1400 / week

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from £160 / 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
kayaking fishing chilling great outdoor location very private private 10 mph road private off road parking gas bbq loads of boats x5 double kayaks x4 single kayaks canadian 17ft canoe x1 rowing boat 3 man fishing gas bbq under cover outside bar gamesroom<b  …see more

from £298 / night

£1594 - £5794 / week

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from £298 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Kumarakom

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
Houseboat with TWO A/C bedrooms with en suite toilet .All our prices are on Full Meals Plan.Experience the lake village life by cruising through narrow canals .  …see more

from £122 / night

£853 / week

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from £122 / night

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Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
A House Boat or (Boat House) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Houseboats in Kerala, south India, are huge, slow-moving barges used for leisure trips.The Price Which is given for 6 Peoples, if you have less Number of peoples we  …see more

from £143 / night

£996 / week

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from £143 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 4 1 night min

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

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from £96 / night

£670 / week

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from £96 / night

(9) Very Good 

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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
Pier Cottage is nestled on the sandy beach & waters edge of Kames. A traditional stone pier cottage is the prefect inexpensive romantic retreat offering studio accommodation with a double bed-settee, a set of bunk beds, a kitchenette and bathroom.  …see more

from £49 / night

£270 - £366 / week

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from £49 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Saumur

Maine et Loire / Saumur

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
AMAZING < 2 HOURS FROM LONDON ! Return flights from £122 Travellers can now book direct flights to Angers from London City Airport with BA..The flight lasts approximately one hour. The boat is 40 mn drive from Angers airport and 9 mn walk from SAUMUR train st  …see more

from £131 / night

£783 / week

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from £131 / night

(10) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £225 / night

£1250 / week

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from £225 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Once enjoy our treat .  …see more

from £163 / night

£854 / week

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from £163 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Grachtengordel

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
This houseboat reflects the ultimate Amsterdam experience. Your are right in the centre on a triple A location: on the river Amstel next to the Skinny Bridge across from theatre Carre and the Hermitage, close to Waterloo Square. The houseboat is in the Channel Distric  …see more

from £348 / night

£2087 / week

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from £348 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Puerto Barrios / Punta de Palma City

3 12 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
With The Host you can travel through the Caribbean with friends, family or colleagues. Get on and do not worry about anything, as our chef and crew take care of everything. You only need to bring your clothes because your meals are included in the different packages.  …see more

from £3253 / night

£13009 / week

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Ski boathouse to rent in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

4 2 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD OF HOSPITALITY. The Blue Sky Group of Houseboats are the beautiful houseboats on DaL Lake, Srinagar. We offer luxury accommodation on stunning and beautiful lake. Blue Sky Group of Houseboats comes under Deluxe category. Our family has been welcomin  …see more

from £23 / night

£137 - £257 / week

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from £23 / night