If you are looking for a unique houseboat holiday then Blagdon Water can offer a holiday on one of our house boats to remember. Our house boat holidays are unique because each houseboat is moored on its own individual body of water providing a sense of privacy often reserved for the most exclusive of holidays.

Painted Lady in her calm surroundings
An original relaxing holiday


Experience the joy of holidaying aboard a traditional canal barge moored on your own secluded waterway. No one passes by or asks to tie along-side for the night. The water around you, the craft under your feet and the shore to which she is moored are exclusive to you and all on board.


Relax as the countryside unfolds around you without the bother of motoring through crowded waterways. Sit quietly on deck and observe the birds navigate from wetland to open water, then take flight, or maybe not. It could be you share a bottle of wine on the foredeck, while in the background you hear the excited cries as another fish is landed for the BBQ. Someone prepares your private picnic area for supper while in the galley local farm produce is washed and passed ashore. The smell of burning wood fills the air and you know for sure that this is special. You are sharing a holiday that is so very different.


What is unique about a houseboat holiday?

A houseboat holiday offers a unique opportunity to live on the water and experience at first hand the daily cycle of fish, birds, plant and insects.


Where are your houseboat holidays located?

Being located on the boarder of Devon & Cornwall and only twenty minutes drive to Dartmoor or the Atlantic coast we can honestly say Blagdon Water is a great base from which to enjoy the best the Southwest has to offer.


What is special about a houseboat holiday?

It's a special oasis in the peaceful countryside. Enjoy every momentof our houseboat holiday from watching the early morning mist roll across the lake to the sunset on the water in the evenings and everything in between.