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Escape to the perfect retreat with our selection of inviting waterside holiday cottages, offering picturesque views of Highland lochs, cascading rivers, or sandy beaches. Whether you seek a riverside cottage, a secluded log cabin by a lake, or a charming lock-keepers cottage along a reed-fringed canal towpath, we have the ideal self-catering accommodation for your waterside cottage holidays. Scroll down to explore and book Waterside Cottages in the United Kingdom, providing convenient access to serene landscapes year-round. Choose from cosy harbourside fishermen's cottages for romantic getaways in St. Ives or riverside cottages in the tranquil Yorkshire Dales. Our diverse selection ensures a wide range of UK town and country holiday cottages with waterfront views, creating unforgettable moments for families and groups of friends.

 

Exterior of a converted Devon coach house with a double garage
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

This large holiday cottage in Braunton, within easy reach of fabulous sandy beaches at Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe, can sleep twelve people in six bedrooms.

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An exterior of s Victorian holiday villa in Torquay with ample car parking space in front.
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

Holcombe House is a large and luxuriously presented Torbay holiday cottage in Torquay. This detached period property can sleep twelve people in six bedrooms.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

A remote Scottish holiday cottage found on the Trotternish Peninsula in the far north of the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, Ridge End Cottage in the isolated township of Conista promises a memorable holiday for groups of up to six looking to relax in cosy and comfortable rural accommodation.

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a double-fronted, stone-built terraced cottage on an empty street.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

This charming holiday cottage in Derbyshire is a beautifully restored stone terraced cottage, just a few minutes from the centre of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District, sleeping up to four guests. Pets welcome

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A 3-storey Windsor town house at dusk with windows bathed in light.
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5

Escapade is an exceptionally sophisticated townhouse on Eton’s High Street in Berkshire, a short walk from Windsor Castle, the Tube, and riverside walks along The Thames. Escapade is a large Windsor holiday apartment spanning four floors and boasts contemporary design touches and the height of luxury with two living rooms for relaxation.

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A large, 2 storey, stone-built holiday home in Holmfirth, overlooking a quiet lane
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
7

Discover The Old Post Office, a Holmfirth holiday let perfect for cottage holidays in The Pennines. This spacious cottage with a hot tub accommodates up to fifteen guests across seven bedrooms. Enjoy large living spaces, including a games room and pet-friendly garden. With nearby attractions and ample amenities, The Old Post Office promises an unforgettable getaway. View the full description and book your stay now!

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3

The Cider House is a charming thatched cottage set on North End Farm in Chideock, Dorset. The large, pet-friendly cottage sleeps eight. It features exposed beams, stone walls, wooden floors, endless rural charm, an open-plan design, and multiple outdoor spaces for enjoying fresh air and views.

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Well Cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1

Well cottage is a bright airy 1 bedroom cottage all on one level. It sleeps 2 to 4 guests and has private off road parking. Situated on the edge of the village of Manston it is close to the Kent coast with lots of award winning sandy beaches. It has a Gold 3 Star rating from Quality in Tourism.

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The exterior of restored railway carriage converted into self-ctering holiday accommodation with a vine-covered sun deck.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Ivywood is a Victorian Railway Carriage converted into a beautiful holiday cottage that sleeps 4. Set on the edge of the village of Wisbech St Mary in its own private garden with ample parking, which leads into a wood and 3-acre field. Pets welcome.

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Waterside holiday homes set the stage for unforgettable getaways, offering a delightful escape near lakes, rivers, canals, estuaries, and beaches. Embrace the charm of waterside cottage holidays as you explore a diverse range of properties, from cosy riverside cottages to luxurious beach villas, each promising a unique blend of period features and modern comforts. Picture yourself enjoying private beaches, docks and jetties for boating and fishing, and outdoor spaces perfect for grilling and relaxation in these waterfront cottages.

Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of waterside settings, where proximity to aquatic activities such as riverside walks, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing awaits. Discover the allure of seaside resorts and quaint fishing villages, especially in the West Country, where lovingly restored fishing lofts offer a blend of history and comfort. Explore lakeside retreats or opt for the serene countryside with riverside locations and beautifully restored lock-keepers cottages along the UK's picturesque canals.

Our waterside holiday cottages cater to families and groups of friends seeking short-term stays, ranging from weekend breaks to month-long holidays. Whether you crave the excitement of coastal adventures or the peace of lakeside retreats, these homes by the water promise a perfect blend of scenic beauty and recreational activities. Book your waterside retreat now and create cherished memories with your loved ones.