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29 Holiday homes

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(9) Excellent 

23

Peewit 60ft. Modern Narrowboat - Foxton narrowboat sleeps 4

Market Harborough / Foxton

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Why not take a stay on my beautiful 60 ft Narrow boat Peewit completely refitted with all the comforts of home, whilst floating on the Northampton and Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal. Peewit is cruised all year round on the Northampton arm and the Leicester line  …see more

from £80 / night

£520 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

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

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • 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 - £1311 / week

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from £245 / night

(5) Very Good 

22

house boat on the Seine near Paris - Draveil narrowboat sleeps 6

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Three levelsSun deckNatural level: loungeLiving room- kitchenLower deck 3 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms, one cabinOne bedroom and its en suite bathroom and separate WC form the guest suite.Step out and you are in the leisure park with many sports and recreation opportunitie  …see more

from £174 / night

£783 - £1392 / week

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from £174 / night

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(21) Excellent 

29

PORTO DOURO CANAL BOAT HIRE - DOUROVOU LTD - Porto narrowboat sleeps 4

Porto District / Porto

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
CANAL BOAT HIRE DOURO RIVER WATER WAY PORTO Portugal.ATTENTION: PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY BY EMAIL The company owns a small Marina "Douro Fluvina" at Ferradosa - Sao Joao da Pesqueira.The boat is a 26ft Yachts ideal for a couple or a family with children.You c  …see more

from £166 / night

£566 / week

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from £166 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Adele Marie - Lovely cosy 58ft Narrowboat - Nantwich narrowboat sleeps 4

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Have you ever dreamed of taking to the canals in a lovely narrowboat, floating peacefully amongst the splendour of our idyllic countryside? Well now you can… Our lovely 58ft narrowboat, ‘Adele Marie’ is available for hire from September 2015. You can hire for a s  …see more

from £80 / night

£713 - £1835 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Boat Gema - A beautiful narrowboat on Thames - Henley-on-Thames narrowboat sleeps 8

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Cruise and explore some of the most stunning parts of the River Thames at your own pace. Boat Gema is a delightful 4 star narrowboat that has a fresh and modern feel but without losing the quaint charm of an English narrowboat. Cruise to Henley-On-Thames, Marlow and Win  …see more

from £303 / night

£1390 - £1540 / week

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from £303 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Box of Delights - Guildford narrowboat sleeps 6

Surrey / Guildford

2 6 3 nights min

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

(1) Excellent 

5

Lucy Joe - Worsley narrowboat sleeps 4

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • 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

(26) Excellent 

11

Float by Boat narrowboat retreat - Rugby narrowboat sleeps 6

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
*Skippered Hotel-boat* *Crewed Breaks, Holidays & Retreats* *Day Trips* Spirited Away, a hosted narrowboat, is the perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British waterways. Prices are fully inclusive, with gorgeous boat-made meals,  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 / week

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from £140 / night

(35) Excellent 

15

Lazy Daze Cruises, Topsy - Bath narrowboat sleeps 6

Somerset / Bath

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Topsy is available for a 3 night weekend break starting on a Friday and ending on a Monday, a 4 night midweek break, starting Monday and ending Friday and a full week break starting on a Friday and ending on a Friday. Please enquire about short break prices. You can opt  …see more

from £300 / night

£1005 - £2140 / week

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from £300 / night

(51) Excellent 

28

Star Narrowboat Holidays - Unique Narrowboat Hire - Worsley narrowboat sleeps 4

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Now taking bookings for 2017. From 1st Nov 2016 to 30th Mar 2017 'Gloria' is booked for a static houseboat hire at our base - we still have availability for our other boat 'Queenie' for those months. For the most accurate info on prices please see our website. We off  …see more

from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(2) Excellent 

4

Nene Valley Boats - Peterborough narrowboat sleeps 6

Cambridgeshire / Peterborough

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Our hire base is located near the market town of Oundle, Northamptonshire in the heart of the Nene Valley. On board one of our narrowboats, you can explore the river between Northampton and Peterborough winding your way through the timeless English countryside.There is  …see more

from £200 / night

£1285 / week

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from £200 / night

62

Lisbon District / Lisbon

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £260 / night

£1820 / week

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from £260 / night

(3) Excellent 

30

Ducklings Narrowboat Hire - Tewitfield narrowboat sleeps 4

Carnforth / Tewitfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
Ducklings Narrowboat Hire is a small family self drive hire boat business operating on the beautiful Lancaster Canal in Lancashire. We operate from Tewitfield marina in Carnforth at the most Northerly point of the Navigable canal. You can book a holiday with us all yea  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

10

Bassac Cruise - Ho Chi Minh City narrowboat sleeps 20

Ho Chi Minh City

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
All three Bassac are built of wood according to the tradition of the rice barges of the Mekong delta, with amendments where safety standards require.Bassac I actually once was a rice barge, which we bought and overhauled into the cozy cabin cruiser it is today, and alth  …see more

from £162 / night

£1131 / week

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from £162 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Bluebell Narrowboat Holidays - Lancaster narrowboat sleeps 4

Lancashire / Lancaster

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Spend a relaxing, picturesque week or two cruising s through the idyllic, peaceful Lancashire countryside. Bluebell is 35ft long, 6ft 10 inches wide and sleeps four comfortably. Her size makes her perfect for beginners or experienced canal enthusiasts.Bluebell has one f  …see more

from £125 / night

£820 / week

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from £125 / night

9

Aude / Marseillette

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £87 / night

£522 / week

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from £87 / night

(4) Excellent 

5

Kate Boats: Dorothy Constance - Stockton narrowboat sleeps 2

Warwickshire / Stockton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
In the lounge area there are two comfortable chairs. The galley is well equipped with a full size four burner cooker with overhead extractor fan, 4 cu ft. refrigerator with frozen food compartment, stainless steel sink and drainer and ample storage space. Behind the gal  …see more

from £82 / night

£570 - £820 / week

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from £82 / night

(1) Very Good 

9

Kate Boats: Esma Frances - Southam narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Southam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • 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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Kate Boats: Alexander - Southam narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Southam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • 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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(138) Very Good 

16

Black Prince Holidays - Nantwich narrowboat sleeps 4

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
In the heart of England in Cheshire, close to the border of Wales, you'll discover a unique holiday on the canal waterways. Hire your narrowboat from Black Prince Narrowboat Holidays, and explore the beautiful British countryside at your own pace. Please note that we  …see more

from £143 / night

£1004 - £1086 / week

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from £143 / night

(3) Very Good 

7

Kate Boats: Jenella - Central Warwick narrowboat sleeps 8

Warwick / Central Warwick

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Jenella has two fixed double beds, each with its own en-suite shower room. The lounge area has plentiful seating which converts to give an additional double and two further singles, or a total of four singles.She has a semi traditional stern, and a spacious front deck a  …see more

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(9) Excellent 

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Kate Boats: Richard John - Warwick narrowboat sleeps 5

Warwickshire / Warwick

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
52 foot narrowboat, with a fixed double bed at the rear, a bathroom with a bath with shower over, freshwater flushing toilet, fully equipped galley with fridge, domestic gas cooker and everything you need for catering aboard. The forward lounge area has comfy seating an  …see more

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(3) Excellent 

10

Stepping Stones - Guildford narrowboat sleeps 2

Surrey / Guildford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
A break away from the busy demands of everyday life, a trip on a luxury narrowboat on the scenic and quiet River Wey is the ideal solution. Very well appointed with granite worktops and a belfast sink in the galley, plenty of seating, a comfortable double bed with memo  …see more

from £250 / night

£1400 - £1500 / week

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from £250 / night

8

Kate Boats: Marie - Central Warwick narrowboat sleeps 5

Warwick / Central Warwick

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
A 54 foot semi-traditional style boat, fitted luxuriously in ash, she is light and airy; a good example of the high quality boat building that Kate Boats is renowned for.The front lounge area has a removable dining table along with a TV, DVD player, and CD radio. The s  …see more

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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
  • 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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(2) Excellent 

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Kate Boats: Patricia Helen - Warwick narrowboat sleeps 8

Warwickshire / Warwick

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Sleeping up to 8 people, she is a 66 foot semi-traditional narrowboat with a 5 foot well deck providing an outside seating area. Patricia Helen would qualify as a 5 star narrowboat as a 4 – 6 berth, but the addition of bunks drops her to a 4 star.Once inside there is  …see more

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(4) Excellent 

5

Armada boat hire - Harborough Magna narrowboat sleeps 3

Warwickshire / Harborough Magna

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
we are a family run business based on the North Oxford Canal. We have 2 lovely traditional narrow boats based in Rugby, Warwickshire, ideal for first timers or people looking for a relaxing traditional boat but with modern twists. Our boats both have portholes and whil  …see more

from £252 / night

£755 / week

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from £252 / night

8

Formentera / La Savina

1 4 1 night min

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

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from £257 / night

£1796 - £2100 / week

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from £257 / night

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