15th June 2023
Push the boat out with a stay at one of these floating beauties. From cool canal boats, to converted WW2 barges, to restored lifeboats, here are 14 of the best nautical stays around the UK and Europe.
Tower Bridge - London
Sleeps 8 adults + 2
An historic London floating home with the postcard view of Tower Bridge - The Harpy is like no houseboat you’ve ever seen!
Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Sleeps 2 per room
This 70-year-old British lightship sits just a short paddle from Amsterdam centre, offering unfettered access and amazing views of the city's industrial hub.
Walton-on-the-Naze - Essex
A salvaged, wartime barge in an exclusive Essex marina, complete with a bubbling outdoor hot tub and luxury interiors…
Near Holsworthy - Devon
Luxury on the lake in this elegant North Devon houseboat with a waterside bathhouse for indulgent soaks.
Liverpool - Merseyside
Cosy and modern wide beam canal boat moored in the heart of Liverpool’s vibrant and historic waterfront, perfect for a family city break.
St Katharine Dock - London
Stunning, fully-equipped houseboat in St. Katherine Docks - a unique opportunity to stay in a floating sanctuary in the heart of the capital.
Beccles - Suffolk
Bring the river to life at Swallows Houseboat in Hippersons Boatyard.
Harlingen - Netherlands
Lift your spirits with a stay aboard this lifeboat, fun galore for boat enthusiasts and anyone who loves the water.
Little Venice - London
Modern, stylish canal boat with wood burner, fire pit, roof top deck chairs and stunning views in exclusive and elegant Little Venice, London.
Gloucester - Gloucestershire
Extraordinary two bedroom apartment onboard a historic lightship moored in the Gloucester Docklands.
Edinburgh - Scotland
A unique luxury boatel in the heart of the wonderful city of Edinburgh.
Mielno - Poland
Ingenious luxury floating homes on north Poland’s beautiful Lake Jamno. Take it sailing or stay put with HT Houseboats in Mielno
Floating boatel in Edinburgh, permanently moored in a quiet spot in the city centre, perfect for a city escape with friends or family.
Milford Haven - Pembrokeshire
Unique and romantic floating cabins in Milford Marina, with stunning aquatic views and high-end furnishings.
River Seine - Paris
A delightful houseboat right on the River Seine - the decadent Devolu is a luxurious way to feel the heartbeat of central Paris
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