unnamedWhen it comes to holidays, are you up for a boat stay with your loved ones or would you rather give it a wide berth?

Boating holidays are becoming more popular - and that doesn't mean you have to be on the move, as you can enjoy static stays too!

We have put together a collection of some of our favourite stays from around the UK to give you inspiration to get onboard with the idea.

                                                                                                                                                                                     

Jess, our CEO, was delighted to get the chance to bring you a personal review of her boat stay at the unique Sula Lightship. 

IMG 1019 2When I told my family that I would visit the Sula Lightship in Gloucester my Mum and sister were keen to come along too.

We trundled along the walkway alongside the canal, gravitating towards the red ship with towering lantern. We crossed the gangplank to be greeted by Colin and Viv and were shown into our large multi-cabin space.

The owners live onboard at the other end of the boat, but that seems far away from our accommodation. We had our own entrance, deck, and space.

 

One of our team, Jo, got a lucky break last week, when she visited one of our popular boat stays in Suffolk with her husband and dog! Her wonderful write up tells all.

IMG 0004I have just returned from a wonderful stay at one of our boat listings - Woodfarm Barge at Snape Maltings - a Dutch barge full of history spanning well over 100 years moored on the tidal River Alde in Suffolk. The location in Snape Maltings is fantastic and a destination for many in itself. It was an easy drive from London, the last part of the journey through glorious countryside and ancient woodlands.

The boat is huge and could easily accommodate three couples or two families having three comfortable double bedrooms, three bathrooms (one ensuite) and a sofa bed, even a little snug with an extra bunk in it! There's a top deck kitchen / living room and the same again on the bottom deck-even more spacious and with a wood burning stove so plenty of space to be together or have a bit of time apart! Plenty of storage as well for longer stays and both kitchens are well equipped.

6d24a977f7cdfed5bbcedac5df19926916311641388213A soak in an outdoor hot tub (or bath) can brighten even the dullest day and make the perfect spot for star-gazing on a clear night, making the following list of our favourite lodges and cabins an inviting option year round to reconnect with your loved ones during a special getaway.

Each accommodation has something different to offer- location, open views, facilities and other thoughtful details that will make your stay there extra special. So I present to you our Top 21 Lodges with Hot Tubs across the UK featured on QuirkyAccom. The only trouble you will have is choosing which one to visit first!

1536 image 9 opnFrom long-overdue family reunions to getting together with friends for a celebration, a group holiday is an ideal way to spend quality time with your favourite people making special memories to last a lifetime. 

Whether you want an action packed getaway filled with activities or a relaxing retreat to escape from the daily routine, there are many exciting possibilities. Book a whole site with separate accommodations for that extra bit of privacy, or stay in one large property for a big get together. We have compiled a list of our Top 10 Unusual Group Stays for you to choose from, making sure to include some dog-friendly places so you can bring along your furry loved one with you!