Whether you are looking for accommodation overlooking a Highland loch, a tumbling river, or a sandy beach, you will find it in our selection of waterside cottages. Scroll down to find and book Waterside Cottages in the United Kingdom. Discover handily located self-catering accommodation for holidays in a riverside cottage, a remote and secluded log cabin on the shores of a beach or lake or perhaps a restored lock-keepers cottage alongside a canal towpath. From cosy harbourside fishermen's cottage/lake-districts for couples overlooking the harbour in St. Ives to riverside cottages in the Yorkshire Dales, the choice of UK town or country holiday cottages with a waterfront is wide-ranging.
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Overlooking Loch Duich in a unique hillside location in one of the most awe inspiring glens in the Scottish Highlands, Tigh an Aullt is the ideal getaway property for up to 6 people.
Instow Beach Cottage is a charming first floor North Devon holiday let overlooks the estuary. The dog-friendly waterside apartment sleeps 5 people in 3 bedrooms. It has a lovely balcony to sit and enjoy uninterrupted views across the beach and estuary to Appledore and lovely sunsets.
Devon Beach Court is a light and airy modern seaside apartment with WiFi in Woolacombe, North Devon. Offering comfort and style throughout, it sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms.
Glencarron is a beautiful Victorian shooting lodge near Strathcarron sleeping up to 18 in 11 bedrooms. This lovely large house enjoys breath taking views of the Glencarron Estate, which covers more than 12,000 acres of the Scottish Highlands. Pets welcome.
A romantic riverside holiday cottage perfect for celebrating any of life’s special occasions, The Folly near the village of Bratton Fleming, Devon, sits tucked away on a private lane, with large glazed double doors opening onto a beautifully furnished pet-friendly studio cottage.
Seaspray is the perfect Dorset coastal destination for walkers, families and beach lovers! Seaspray offers a taste of life by the beach in the pretty village of Eype. Eype beach welcomes dogs all year round and the property is dog friendly.
Captains House, a large holiday cottage in Marazion, enjoys direct, uninterrupted views across crystal clear water to St Michael’s Mount. This luxury waterfront Cornish coast cottage is immaculately presented and enjoys direct access to a sandy beach. Sleeps 10.
Perched beside a canal and immersed in woodland is 14 Waterside Lodges, a wooden clad rural cottage near Brighouse in the Yorkshire Dales. The wonderful pet-friendly cottage promises seclusion as well as a wood burner, a hot tub, wonderful views, an upside-down design and elegance.
Mor Awelon, in the charming village of Goodwick, has an upside-down design to capture the views of the Pembrokeshire countryside and the ocean beyond. Ultra-modern finishes define this rural holiday cottage near Fishguard while its balcony and lawned garden invite relaxation and socialising.
Situated in the heart of the seaside village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, Harbour House Apartment once housed the harbour master but now makes an idyllic holiday home along the Exmoor coast, a waterside cottage featuring two cosy bedrooms and French windows offering gorgeous views of the bay.
Part of an 18th century water mill in the quiet Warwickshire village of Tredington,on the edge of the Cotswolds. Puddle Cottage is in a charming riverside location with its own secluded garden and steps leading down to the mill stream. Pets welcome. Fishing is available on site.
Salty Sea Dog lies just a few steps from the beach in Trebarwith Strand and the ground-floor, pet-friendly beach apartment in North Cornwall lives up to its name combining joyful beach-themed décor with refinement and modern comfort plus views of the beautiful Cornish coastline. Sleeps 4.
This secluded Wales holiday cottage is perfect for the family of four who want to get away but not so far away as to not have access to the shops, pubs and beach in nearby Aberdovey. Just minutes away from the sea, enjoy the beautiful views from Braich-Y-Celyn Lodge.
Willow Lodge is a beautiful riverside cottage perched beside a lake in Lechlade-on-Thames in Gloucestershire. The large cottage is vibrantly furnished and rewards groups with wonderful views, expansive open-plan spaces, fireplace, spacious decks and access to a gym, swimming pool and the Cotswolds.
Broadwell Farm is a luxurious rural cottage near Moreton-in-the-MArsh resting on a farm near the village of Broadwell, Gloucestershire. Lush green hills and gorgeous views surround the Grade II listed 17th-century farmhouse boasting a gentle stream, an open fire and immaculate attention to detail.
Clamoak Cottage is a charming waterfront cottage in Clamoak boasting a thoroughly modern interior combined with exposed beams and touches of yesteryear, as well an open fire. The pet-friendly cottage offers outdoor spaces with sweeping views of the Tamar River and the South Devon countryside.
Situated on the grounds of a working lighthouse at the southernmost point in Devon, Landward Cottage near the abandoned coastal village of Hallsands overlooks Start Bay and offers gorgeous sea views, a pet-friendly three-bedroom cottage featuring gravel patio and cosy sitting room.
Fancy a lighthouse holiday? Book Gunard, a Ventnor holiday cottage, part of St Catherine's Lighthouse on the Isle of Wight. With superb sea views, this pet-friendly waterside cottage sleeps 5 in a secluded rural location.
Fell Beck enjoys dual aspect views of the adjacent beck and lies on the edge of the lovely village of Burnsall. The stone-built rural cottage boasts true character and modern comforts and features a wood-burning stove as well as a sun-lit courtyard. Relax in style & explore the region of Yorkshire.
Once part of a larger traditional mill, 2 Old Mill Cottage is nicely located in the picturesque village of Broadway, Dog Friendly, has lovely stream-bordered garden, a short distance to the centre of Broadway, one of the Cotswold’s most attractive villages, and open countryside. Private Parking.
Panoramic ocean views stretch before Verity Cottage, a sophisticated coastal cottage within Trevose Head Lighthouse. The coast of Cornwall lies either side of the cottage, which boasts outdoor entertaining spaces, contemporary comfort, light and airy design and the chance to get away from it all.
Sea You There is a chic seafront cottage with wonderful ocean views in Redcar, Yorkshire. The pet-friendly cottage boasts bay windows that capture the view, as well as open-plan spaces with a distinct coastal vibe, plus sleek modern furnishing. Relax to the sound of the waves and the sea breeze.
Anchor Warehouse in Falmouth is a beautiful grade II listed building, transformed to create a luxurious self-catering loft style Cornish retreat with every conceivable luxury. Sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, it is located at the head of the Penryn River and enjoys views across the wharf
A newly refurbished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment finished to a high standard with views across the water. The stunning riverside location means that there will always be something out of the window to occupy your attention. WiFi to keep in touch with your friends back home, and reserved parking.