Boats & Boathouses

Magpies and Butterflies
Take to water and stay onboard a houseboat, converted narrowboat, or a boathouse by the water’s edge. Browse our accommodation, ranging from static, moored sailing boats to mobile barges that follow an water-based itinerary tailored to you.
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Hollywood Barges


Get your sea legs ready for a completely unique break away on a themed Hollywood Barge, moored in Albert Dock, Liverpool.
Sleeps: 8-9 per boat
Bedrooms: 2-3 per boat
From £150 / night (Joker)

Camillia Boatel


A sustainable, bespoke-crafted lime-green haven, rich in hotel-suite comfort and permanently docked just minutes away from Edinburgh's iconic Royal Mile.
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 3
From £350 / night

Harbour House Stromness

Stromness, Orkney

An enchanting Orkney retreat steeped in maritime heritage, with sea views, a private pier, and a quirky boathouse for feasts and games alike.
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 3
From £280 / night

Rusty Boathouse

Llanarth, Ceredigion

A lavish single-storey lakeside pod, complete with a stargazing hot tub and its own private decking and jetty, beautifully secluded amongst the idyllic rural landscape of mid-Wales.
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
From £504 (2 nights)

The Inspiration

Brixham, Devon

An impossibly charming 'glam-boat' with picture-postcard sea-and-harbour views of the colourful Brixham harbour on The English Riviera.
Sleeps: 3
Bedrooms: 1
From £65 / night

Apple Camping

Tenby, Pembrokeshire

A fresh, friendly glamping site offering some of the most imaginative accommodation in the UK - including a UFO! - all nestled in the calm heart of the Pembrokeshire countryside.
Sleeps: Varies
Bedrooms: Varies
From £198/2 nts

Salmestone Dutch Barge

Sandwich, Kent

A floating home-from-home filled with quirky comfort, peacefully moored in medieval Sandwich.
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 1
From £200 / night

The Four Sisters Boatel

Edinburgh, Lothian

A luxurious, pet-friendly houseboat, permanently moored just ten minutes' walk from Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile.
Sleeps: 4 (+2)
Bedrooms: 2
From £220 / night

Magpies and Butterflies

Cookham, Berkshire

A cosy and whimsical Dutch barge that's styled as a floating ‘country cottage', peacefully moored in a historic Thames village.
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
From £150 / night

The Harpy Houseboat

Tower Bridge, London

Welcome aboard London's oldest houseboat, The Harpy, with unrivalled majestic views of Tower Bridge.
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
From £750 / night

Boutique Barges


Leave your cares far away on dry land in a relaxing and stylish river retreat, perfectly moored in the vibrant heart of Central London.
Sleeps: 4-5 per boat
Bedrooms: 1
From £280 (2 nights)

Secret Water

Beccles, Suffolk

Escape to Suffolk's beautiful Waveney Valley, in a unique floating glamping pod positioned on the shimmering Southern Broads.
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
From £914 (7 nights)