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.
Upper 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.
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.
Offering spectacular rural views across the North Tyne valley, 13th-Century Grade I listed Haughton Castle Farmhouse from the era of 1260 is a superb rural retreat for a cottage holiday in Northumberland. Pets welcome.
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
Bridge Cottage boasts river frontage and a beautiful garden as well as true rural charm. The pet-friendly cottage in Withypool, Somerset, features exposed beams, tiled floors and antique furnishings, as well as a log fire and limewashed walls, plus a sunroom, lovely views and access to Exmoor.
The Manor on the Monnow is an impressive baroque manor house located on the east bank of the River Monnow, just a short walk from the centre of Monmouth. The property comfortably accommodates 24 guests in 11 bedrooms/9 bathrooms, with spacious communal areas, great outdoor space, and a hot tub too!
Lakewatch Sanctuary is a romantic studio with beautiful water views near Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria and The Lakes District. The sophisticated studio boasts a balcony with lake views as well as light and airy open-plan spaces with sleek modern décor. Relax and unwind on a holiday by the lake.
Orchid is a delightful romantic cottage set on a working farm in Faringdon, Oxfordshire. The stone-built, pet-friendly cottage combines tradition with an urban style and offers lovely views and fresh air, exposed beams, open-plan spaces, sleek design, a log fire outdoor spaces & a chance to unwind.
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.
Ariel is a unique getaway in Nash Point Lighthouse in the Vale of Glamorgan. The pet-friendly cottage sits atop the cliffs on the Heritage Coast and promises spectacular views and a sea breeze, plus a spacious garden, contemporary design, light-filled spaces, seclusion & access to blue flag beaches.
Temple of Diana is an architectural wonder set on 1000 acres of Capability Brown Parkland at Weston Park. The rural cottage near Weston-under-Lizard boasts ornate ceilings, a circular lounge, a games room, a three-bay glazed orangery and stunning views of the Shropshire countryside.