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Boat Gema - A beautiful narrowboat on Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 bedroomsSleeps 83 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Pets welcome;
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 - £1814 / week

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from £303 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Peewit 60ft. Modern Narrowboat - Foxton narrowboat sleeps 4

Market Harborough / Foxton

1 bedroomSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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 - £540 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Adele Marie - Lovely cosy 58ft Narrowboat

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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

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Narrowboat on the beautiful Kennet and Avon canal

Wiltshire / Devizes

1 bedroomSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Our lovely four berth traditional Narrowboat is ideally located at Devizes on the beautiful Kennet and Avon canal for a week or two's holiday or a short break.The boat is a traditional Narrowboat with a practical layout, from the stern (back) you have the engine ro  …see more

from £110 / night

£475 / week

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from £110 / night

(5) Very Good 

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

Essonne / Draveil

3 bedroomsSleeps 64 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
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 £127 / night

£673 - £1345 / week

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from £127 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lucy Joe - Worsley narrowboat sleeps 4

Salford / Worsley

2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; 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

(49) Excellent 

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Star Narrowboat Holidays - Worsley narrowboat sleeps 4

Salford / Worsley

2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Pets welcome;
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

(24) Excellent 

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Float by Boat narrowboat retreat - Rugby narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Rugby

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
*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

£0 / week

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from £140 / night

(15) Excellent 

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PORTO DOURO CANAL BOAT HIRE - DOUROVOU LTD

Porto District / Porto

2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: 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 £160 / night

£547 / week

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from £160 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Box of Delights - Guildford narrowboat sleeps 6

Surrey / Guildford

2 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; 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

(4) Excellent 

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Boat Gina -beautiful narrowboat on River Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; 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

(35) Excellent 

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Lazy Daze Cruises, Topsy - Bath narrowboat sleeps 6

Somerset / Bath

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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 - £2310 / week

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from £300 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Kate Boats: Richard John - Warwick narrowboat sleeps 5

Warwickshire / Warwick

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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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(2) Excellent 

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Nene Valley Boats - Peterborough narrowboat sleeps 6

Cambridgeshire / Peterborough

3 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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

(4) Excellent 

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Kate Boats: Dorothy Constance - Stockton narrowboat sleeps 2

Warwickshire / Stockton

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Pets welcome;
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 - £1210 / week

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from £82 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Bluebell Narrowboat Holidays - Lancaster narrowboat sleeps 4

Lancashire / Lancaster

1 bedroomSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ; 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

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Lisbon District / Lisbon

2 bedroomsSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £252 / night

£0 / week

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from £252 / night

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Aude / Marseillette

4 bedroomsSleeps 81 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 35 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £85 / night

£505 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

1 / 5

Armada boat hire - Harborough Magna narrowboat sleeps 3

Warwickshire / Harborough Magna

1 bedroomSleeps 33 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Pets welcome;
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

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Kate Boats: Alexander - Southam narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Southam

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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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(2) Excellent 

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Kate Boats: Patricia Helen - Warwick narrowboat sleeps 8

Warwickshire / Warwick

3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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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Kate Boats: Jemima - Central Warwick narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwick / Central Warwick

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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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(122) Excellent 

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Black Prince Holidays - Nantwich narrowboat sleeps 4

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Pets welcome;
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 - £1585 / week

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from £143 / night

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Kate Boats: Marie - Central Warwick narrowboat sleeps 5

Warwick / Central Warwick

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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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(1) Very Good 

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Kate Boats: Esma Frances - Southam narrowboat sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Southam

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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: Jenella - Central Warwick narrowboat sleeps 8

Warwick / Central Warwick

2 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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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Bassac Cruise - Ho Chi Minh City narrowboat sleeps 20

Ho Chi Minh City

10 bedroomsSleeps 201 night min stay

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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 £161 / night

£0 / week

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from £161 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ducklings Narrowboat Hire - Tewitfield narrowboat sleeps 4

Carnforth / Tewitfield

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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

(2) Excellent 

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Stepping Stones - Guildford narrowboat sleeps 2

Surrey / Guildford

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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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Formentera / La Savina

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £248 / night

£1736 - £2324 / week

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from £248 / night

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