Waterside Holiday Cottages

Waterside cottages in the United Kingdom offer handily located self-catering accommodation for holidays in a riverside cottage, a remote and secluded log cabin on the shores of a lake or perhaps a restored lock-keepers cottage alongside a canal towpath. From waterfront fishermen's cottages 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. Generally, with lovely views (and the occasional friendly duck for company), waterside properties are suitable for self-catering holidays at anytime of year for families, groups of friends or a romantic escape for two. A waterside cottage holiday is perfect for wiling away the hours enjoying riverside walks, wildlife spotting, fishing holidays or messing about on the water in canoes and sailing dinghies. Book a pet friendly waterside cottage and it's odds on, you'll have scenic walks from your front door.

Enjoy a waterside holiday cottage on the Norfolk Broads or overlooking a scenic South Devon estuary such as Dartmouth and Newton Ferrers. Then there's the Lake District in Cumbria or a whole host of cottages on the shores of lochs in Scotland. Whether you just want to walk alongside a rivers, lake or canal, or indulge in a spot of paddling along an estuary shore, check out these UK waterside cottages from the West Country to the Isle of Skye.

30 cottages found 30 match all criteria.

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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.

Riverside House in Derbyshire is a large, detached, self-catering holiday cottage near Buxton, at Litton Mill in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Sleeps up to 12 guests (9 + 3) + cot. Games room. Pets welcome and located near traffic free Monsal Trail for walks & cycling.

Waterfront Retreat in the Isle of Wight sailing resort of Yarmouth is a 2-bedroom holiday cottage. It is stylish decorated and furnished to create a sense of relaxation using driftwood ornaments and calming seaside colours for 2-4 guests (snd red squirrels living at the bottom of the garden).

Seaspray is the perfect Dorset get away for walkers, families, beach lovers and star gazers! With extensive sea and coastal views Seaspray offers a taste of life by the beach in the beautiful small village of Eype. Pets welcome.

This quality 2-bedroom self-catering cottage, close to Loch Ness, with its own garden grounds, enjoys a wonderful location overlooking the River Tarff at The Highland Club in Fort Augustus Abbey. Therefore, it is a superb choice for waterside family holidays, or friends getting together.

Gannet Cottage is a traditional upgraded Fisherman's dwelling located in the Seatown area of Gardenstown, a picturesque conservation area in Aberdeenshire. This character seafront cottage offers self-catering accommodation for 2-4 guests in a stunning and quiet location of natural beauty.

Old School 11 is a larger than average, self-catering apartment overlooking Loch Ness This spacious 1st-floor holiday rental near Fort Augustus comfortably sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Access to the indoor pool, tennis court and facilities at the adjacent Highland Club.

Grade II listed 18th Century Riverside House near Falmouth is a pet-friendly Cornish holiday cottage offering spectacular sea views. Newly refurbished to provide the ultimate luxury seaside accommodation with 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Reserved parking & beautiful waterside courtyard.

Monastery 7 occupies a prime location within the Highland Club resort with a panoramic view of Loch Ness to the east and overlooking magnificent Benedictine Abbey cloisters to the west. This spacious and unique apartment is equipped with all you need to enjoy for a truly relaxing family holiday.

Riverview is a waterside apartment in the charming Ayrshire town of Irvine, in the Scottish Lowlands. This beautifully furnished coastal holiday cottage sleeps 4, with breathtaking views of the esplanade and estuary, a stone’s throw from glorious beaches, Ayrshire coast castles and golf courses.

This spacious, comfortable countryside holiday cottage lies on the banks of the River Esk, near the bustling fishing town of Whitby, in North Yorkshire. White Goose Cottage sleeps 4 and has a lovely outside balcony with views of passing steam-trains and wildlife on the river. Pets welcome.

Rostowan is situated in a very private rural location, close to St.Mawes on the South Coast of Cornwall in Port Scatho. This secluded countryside holiday cottage lies just a stone's throw from the creek and a ten-minute stroll to the Beach. Pets welcome in this family-friendly seaside cottage.

The Mill is a well-equipped coastal holiday cottage with Wi-Fi available all-year-round. It sleeps 6 and is set in 7.5-acres of Dorset countryside. The Mill is only a short walk from the village pub and short drive to the Market town of Bridport / West Bay famous as the location for 'Broadchurch'.

This waterside Lake District holiday cottage sits on a peaceful riverbank in the Cumbria village of Cark-in-Cartmel, close to cosy pubs and independent shops. Riverside View is a coastal cottage that sleeps 7, with stunning countryside views within the Lake District National Park. Pets welcome.

The Gallops is one of our most popular 8 person family cottages. This large Devon cottage has 4 spacious en suite bedrooms, use of a communal pool private family hot tub, views of the Atlantic Ocean and rolling cliff top meadows.

Coxswain’s Cottage nestles in Downalong, a jumble of fishermen’s cottages above the beach in St.Ives. This immaculately furnished cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and has private access to the beach below. You’ll be hard pressed to find somewhere else in St. Ives so impeccably furnished.

Majors Apartment is charming and distinct – ideally a romantic retreat for couples, or honeymoon apartment. There are stained glass windows and original features everywhere you look, plus it has it's own private and secluded garden.

The Boathouse is a large, detached Cornish holiday cottage, beautifully furnished, in a special waterside spot on its own quay on the tidal reaches of the Tamar in Cargreen near Saltash. Relax and watch riverside life drift gently by. Enjoy, superb waterside and rural views in every direction.

Our wonderful little Beach Hut sleeps 2 in an isolated, quiet and totally private cove, east of Newton Ferrers. The Beach Hut offers a perfect coastal cottage for couples a genuine romantic retreat in South Devon.

Glen Cottage is a delightful 18th Century South Devon holiday cottage in Newton Ferrers with a garden extending down to the foreshore and sleeping 4 in two bedrooms. Relax and enjoy your peaceful waterside view of activity on the idyllic Yealm Esturary.

Beachend is an outstanding luxury coastal cottage on the Dart Estuary in Ditisham. This large countryside holiday home with superb riverside views in South Devon stands close enough to the waterfront to hear the ebb and flow of the tide and a short walk to the village pub. Pets Welcome.

Luxury waterside self-catering apartment rentals with WiFi in Kendal sleeping 4 with disabled access. This Riverside Apartment lies between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, with a stunning view of Kendal Castle.

On the banks of the scenic meandering River Wye in the Forest of Dean, River Wye Lodge is a large, accessible holiday cottage sleeping 26 guests. Enjoy days out in the Wye Valley on or off the river, or just relax in a holiday home with a hot tub, games room and children's playground. Pets Welcome

This comfortable Highland holiday apartment sleeps 4 in the tastefully converted former science block of an old Victorian public school in Fort Augustus. Stylish contemporary furnishings will make your stay both memorable and relaxing. Luxury at an affordable price.

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