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.
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.
Memory House is probably the most prestigious house in Woolacombe, enjoying uninterrupted views of Woolacombe beach across to Putsburough. The large ground to ceiling windows across the entire ground floor means you can watch the surfers over breakfast or the sun setting over the sea in the evening
The Victorian Wing of Stockham Farm is a self-contained rural cottage within a traditional Exmoor farmhouse. The pet-friendly cottage lies just moments from Dulverton in Exmoor National Park & offers ample grounds, wood-burning stove, bespoke kitchen, subtle elegance and wonderful countryside views.
The Hayloft is a charming romantic cottage for two surrounded by cute gardens and quaint villages in North Norfolk. The cosy, pet-friendly conversion retains traditional features such as an open fire, and its elevated position affords its views of the surrounding region, Ideal for a romantic escape.
Situated amidst stunning New Forest National Park woodlands and set along a small lake off the River Avon, Riverside Chronicles on the outskirts of the town of Fordingbridge, Hampshire, is a nature lover’s paradise, a pet-friendly cottage with cosy wood-burner, two comfy bedrooms, and glamping pod.
Set in the historic Grade I listed building at Royal William Yard, this contemporary one bedroom apartment sleeps four guests and has wonderful waterside views. Enjoy eating out at the many great restaurants that line the streets of the Barbican, or simply cosy up and relax in this stylish home.
Mineshop Holiday Cottages are located in the heart of the stunning Mineshop Valley, a short walk through the fields and woodland to the beach at Crackington Haven near Bude in North Cornwall. Set in a secluded and tranquil spot, its the perfect getaway for families, couples and dog owners.
10 Brunel Quays overlooks the River Fowey in the centre of the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel, Cornwall, a pet-friendly apartment with comfy leather seating, well-appointed kitchen, two ground-floor bedrooms with Jack-and-Jill bathroom, and en-suite twin on the mezzanine level.
Pine Lodge sits just moments from Lake Windermere in Cumbria and The Lakes District and promises elegance and open-plan design. The cottage in Windermere boasts luxurious décor and a charming outdoor area, as well as a generous conservatory and further spaces for relaxation, plus a private jetty.
Set amidst fabulous Welsh countryside along the river AfonDulas, Capel Ebenezer near the village of Corris, Gwynedd, is a former church converted into a gorgeous child-friendly cottage with a games room, split-level interior with striking oak and wrought-iron staircase, and four spacious bedrooms.
Set in the iconic Grade I listed Royal William Yard, this two bedroom apartment offers a wonderful architect-inspired space with original features and contemporary design. Take in the unique atmosphere of the area where its cobbled streets are lined with cafes, boutiques, bitros and art galleries.
Savour the spectacular view of Menai Straits from the patio at Penrallt Cottage and delight in the peace and tranquillity of a stone-built conversion on the outskirts of Y Felinheli, in North Wales. Appreciate the combination of contemporary style and traditional charm of this coastal cottage.
Large Derbyshire cottage in a lovely conservation village near the traffic free Monsal Trail for walks and cycling. This detached cottage has a games room and is dog friendly. Lovely river views and walks in all directions. Sleeps up to 12 guests (9 + 3) + cot. Log burner with unlimited free logs.
The River Crake lies at the end of the garden at Sawmill Cottage, a charming 18th-century rural cottage near Low Nibthwaite in the South Lakes. The pet-friendly cottage spoils guests with wonderful views, a generous garden, an open fire, a games room and modern comforts blended with old-world charm.
Farley Apartment is a sleek coastal apartment with expansive ocean views above the beach in Minehead. The luxury apartment enjoys a sea breeze in its multiple outdoor spaces & offers a light, airy open-plan design with a distinct coastal aesthetic. Relax by the seaside in Somerset.
Bratton Mill Farmhouse near the medieval village of Bratton Fleming, Devon, offers the perfect escape for large families and groups on holiday in the South West, a 17th-century former mill transformed into a child-friendly two-storey cottage alongside a babbling trout stream.
Haughton Castle stands proudly by Farm House, an impressive rural cottage in Haughton, Northumberland. The pet-friendly cottage enjoys access to beautiful grounds with a tennis court and fishing and boasts impressive furnished gardens with sweeping countryside views, plus a sophisticated interior.
Take tea overlooking the old mill pond at the stone-built Locks Cottage and enjoy the idyllic setting of this two-bedroom, rural holiday cottage in Langcliffe near Settle. Gaze upon the green hills of the Yorkshire Dales and unwind by the open fire in a cosy peaceful cottage near the River Ribble.
Explore your own private island at Riverside Cottage, a converted water mill on the River Waveney near Eye in Suffolk. Paddle to the island in your boat moored at the private jetty, or relax in an expansive riverside garden. Retreat into luxury with open fire, vaulted beamed ceilings & style.
Panoramic ocean views stretch before The Link, a romantic cottage set in Cromer Lighthouse beside the golf course on the Norfolk coast. White walls and luxurious contemporary décor complement the setting, while the enclosed garden offers another space from which to enjoy the views & the sea breeze.
The Abercorn Wing of Belle Isle Castle affords a unique holiday experience in the Northern Ireland hinterlands, a rural pet-friendly property situated on a 470-acre estate spread near the town of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, with magnificent original features and many modern touches.
Beach View is aptly named. The highly-acclaimed coastal cottage enjoys absolute frontage of South Bourne beach in Dorset and spoils guests with light and airy spaces, access to a beach hut, contemporary comforts and a beautiful furnished garden which captures the sun and the glorious sea breeze