There is just something about barges it makes me nostalgic. Maybe it’s the fact that I grew up watching Rosie and Jim on CITV, or maybe it’s because my parents’ house is right by the river where many small boats sail – from anyway, the thought of staying on one for the weekend puts an instant smile on my face.
Until recently, with the addition of countries to the green list, the UK was encouraged to vacation on its own land. The idea of a British vacation was off-putting to many of us at first, but, having explored a few places now, I can’t think of anything better than visiting another local place. Especially if it means refueling on the water for the night.
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As we are definitely coming out of the pandemic (hopefully), for my part, I’m looking to add things to my list of things to look forward to and booking a houseboat on Airbnb is top priority. There is a lot to choose from, and all of them are within the confines of our beautiful country – who knew we would find joy in the holidays?
So what makes the cut of our curated list of best houseboats? Well, it turns out that not all barges are necessarily narrow boats or barges. Some of the lovely places we came across are houseboats or are fully moored so you don’t have to worry about drifting.
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If you’re a fan of modern interiors for up to four people, look no further than this little gem on the River Hamble near Southampton. The sleek interior will have you feeling relaxed in no time, and it’s surrounded by other boats so you can keep an eye on them.
Maybe this eco-friendly floating capsule in Neyland Wales is more your scene? The small circular bolt hole is perfect for those who want to explore the countryside (like the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park) while still on the water. It can accommodate up to four people with a double bed and a practical sofa bed.
If you fancy living like royalty, could we suggest this houseboat located in Tower Bridge, London? With breathtaking views, besides being a stone’s throw from a fort, this little place will surely trump any overseas destination.
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Dust off your suitcases and weekend bags, and don’t forget that sun hat, because we FINALLY have the chance to be out on the water this summer and couldn’t be ready any more.
To learn more about Georgia Trodd, GLAMOR UK Associate Trade Writer, follow her on Instagram @georgiatrodd.