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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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124 Holiday homes

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(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

from £152 / night

£1681 - £1975 / week

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from £152 / night

(34) Excellent 

16

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
“Beautiful Riverside Location” This is a great area of the country, plenty to do and loads of beautiful walks all around. The cottage itself was very peaceful, it was amazing to wake up and look out over the river each morning.
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from £95 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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avg. 2 hours 50 minutes

from £95 / night

(26) 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 £225 / night

£1575 / week

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avg. 2 hours 16 minutes

from £225 / night

13

Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

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

from £136 / night

£950 / week

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from £136 / night

(11) Excellent 

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

from £115 / night

£550 - £860 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £115 / night

(28) Excellent 

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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 £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / 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

from £190 / night

£1324 / week

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from £190 / 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

from £51 / night

£283 - £412 / week

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from £51 / 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

32

Holiday boathouse rental

Essonne / Palaiseau

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £145 / night

£933 - £1526 / week

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avg. 2 hours 28 minutes

from £145 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

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

from £56 / night

£318 - £420 / week

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from £56 / 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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avg. 3 hours 59 minutes

from £298 / night

9

Ski boathouse to rent in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

4 2 2 nights min

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

from £40 / night

£272 - £409 / week

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from £40 / 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

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

from £225 / night

£1400 - £1750 / week

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from £225 / 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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avg. 1 hour 22 minutes

from £128 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Saxony / Leipzig

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £72 / night

£463 - £853 / week

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from £72 / night

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Province of Syracuse / Augusta

2 10 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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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

(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 £56 / night

£339 / week

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from £56 / night

(8) Excellent 

40

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

from £105 / night

£479 - £549 / week

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avg. 3 hours 15 minutes

from £105 / night

(58) Very Good 

36

Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 8 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Haven in the middle of backwaters” Starting with our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the staff who also helped us in getting us and our luggage to the boat which was parked away from the jetty and we had to cross over 2 other boats before reaching
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from £125 / night

£869 / week

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avg. 1 hour 41 minutes

from £125 / night

(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 £184 / night

£1286 / week

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from £184 / 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

from £162 / night

£933 / week

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avg. 1 hour 58 minutes

from £162 / night

(22) Excellent 

32

Holiday boathouse rental

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £196 / night

£1368 / week

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avg. 1 hour 14 minutes

from £196 / 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
“How the other half live for a few days...” I was looking for somewhere to stay with my at short notice. I stumbled upon this little gem. It was great that it did not have a minimum stay, as I only needed it for a few nights. It was a great little gimm
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from £69 / night

£700 / week

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from £69 / night

(10) Average 

18

Boathouse accommodation in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Visit from Scotland” Perfect for our trip we were 2 couples for 3 days in Amsterdam and the boat is a fantastic base in a great area.
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from £211 / night

£1177 / week

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from £211 / night

(4) Very Good 

31

Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £132 / night

£975 / week

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from £132 / night

(1) Excellent 

13

Holiday boathouse rental

Flores / Labuan Bajo

1 4 1 night min

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

from £543 / night

£3799 / week

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from £543 / night

(12) 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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avg. 1 hour 14 minutes

from £225 / night

8

Lake Como / Valmadrera

2 4 1 night min

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

from £102 / night

£594 / week

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from £102 / night

(3) Excellent 

59

Dublin holiday boathouse rental

Dublin / Dublin 2

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £119 / night

£831 / week

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from £119 / night

1

Province of Catanzaro / Copanello

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £128 / night

£1272 / week

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from £128 / night

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9

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

from £94 / night

£652 / week

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7

Holiday boathouse in Alimos

Athens / Alimos

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £153 / night

£847 / week

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from £153 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Emsworth holiday boathouse rental

Hampshire / Emsworth

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £135 / night

£850 / week

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from £135 / night

(2) Excellent 

12

Mayenne / Chateau-Gontier

1 6 1 night min

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

from £94 / night

£543 / week

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from £94 / night

(4) Excellent 

16

Amsterdam holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £118 / night

£895 - £1818 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

from £118 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Grachtengordel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £339 / night

£2034 / week

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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

from £39 / night

£242 / week

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