Discover a more relaxed pace of life on the historic canals and rivers of Britain and Ireland. Once the very arteries of the Industrial Revolution, they now offer a very different and unique holiday experience.
Tattenhall Marina, nr. Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9NE.
This 38-foot traditional stern narrowboat is powered by a modern smooth-running diesel engine and features a gas-fired central heating system. Offering weekly only rental prices, Jelleybaby sleeps up to 4 guests and comes complete with a full tank of diesel.
Sleeps 4. Docked on the canal side in Gloucester, this registered historic ship features plush teak doors, peaky port holes and an open plan living space. The sun deck offers panoramic views and provides a great spot to sit and enjoy a noggin or two. Cottage Code: UKC4477.
Sleeps 4. Set on stilts with views across Bembridge Harbour, this static houseboat offers guests a unique perspective on the comings and goings of this sheltered picturesque harbour. This holiday property features all modern facilities. Cottage Code: W43990.
Dating from the early 1900s, Hotel Barge Waternimf is moored on the River Great Ouse, within easy reach of the historic city of Ely. This former Dutch barge now offers unique and quirky accommodation in five well-appointed guest rooms.
Dating from 1910, this lovingly restored Dutch barge is moored in the medieval town of Sandwich. With access via a gangplank, once onboard guests of up to six, have complete access to private use of the barge inside and on the deck.
Offering boutique boating accommodation in the heart of Central London, The Boathouse features 1 double cabin, with a sofa bed in the living room. The bathroom includes a free-standing bath and walk-in shower, whilst the deck space can accommodate up to 20 people for dinner.
Conveniently set for exploring the historic and gastronomic delights of Cambridge, this stylish narrowboat boasts all modern conveniences. Occupying a scenic location on the River Cam, it offers light and airy accommodation on the inside, with the traditional shape and feel on the outside.
This historic grain barge has been beautifully renovated as a houseboat and now offers all 21st century, modern conveniences. Located in Liverpool Marina, accommodation includes 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a huge living room, sun decks and fully equipped kitchen.
Moored in the historic market town of Skipton, the narrowboat Blue Otter offers a cosy bedroom, a well-appointed kitchen, seating area and bathroom with shower. On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, the nearby Skipton Castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in England.
Permanently moored in the newly re generated Edinburgh Quay area, just a walk away from Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle, The Four Sisters Boatel is a luxury, self-catering houseboat. The accommodation includes stylish bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and a lounge area with seating for 6 people.
Top Lock, Greenberfield, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 5SU.
Narrowboat Ellis Belle offers moored holiday accommodation in Barnoldswick. The highest town on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal, originally a small village Barnoldswick became a major cotton town after the arrival of first the canal and later the (now closed) railway.