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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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
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.
Holmewell House is a stunning lakeside cottage on the shores of Lake Windermere with its own private jetty & vast outdoor entertaining areas. The pet-friendly cottage in Cunsey boasts fantastic views of Cumbria & the Lake District and offers expansive grounds, a log fire and a sophisticated design.
With one of the best views in Newquay this stylish apartment is a fantastic place to make the most of a break on this popular stretch of Cornish coastline. With Fistral Beach on its doorstep and the coast path just metres away, adventure and relaxation can be enjoyed in equal measure.
Iconic Quay Cottage makes the perfect Exmoor holiday destination in the seaside village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, a two-storey coastal cottage overlooking the harbour that radiates character and charm, featuring a private walled garden and a large sitting room with open fireplace.
Book an Isle of Wight holiday cottage with superb sea views at Landward, a beautifully renovated ex-Lighthouse keeper's cottage at St Margaret's Lighthouse. This attractive cliff-top rural holiday cottage near Ventnor, a few minutes-walk from the beach, sleeps 4. Pets welcome.
The Hideaway, Lakeside, sits on the shores of Windermere lake, just a stone's throw from the water. With lake views, this luxury cottage is a stunning retreat.
Harbour Master’s House offers water frontage and luxury. The pet-friendly cottage sits above the harbour at Portreath, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and promises ocean views and a sea breeze, plus multiple balconies, coastal chic, a log fire and access to the delights of Cornwall.
Perched on the clifftop at Start Bay, Beacon Cottage boasts unparalleled ocean views and a wonderful sitting-out area. The coastal cottage adjoins the lighthouse near Kingsbridge in Devon and offers a unique holiday escape with contemporary elegance, modern comforts and access to sandy beaches.
A luxury lodge in the peaceful Devon countryside. With a huge wooden deck and sunken hot tub this home has two en-suite bedrooms as well as a log burner in the spacious living room. Within just a short drive of Exeter, you can enjoy the vibrancy of the city as well as the quiet of a lakeside setting
East Gable is a gorgeous church wing conversion sitting beside a river near Gatehouse of Fleet in the Dumfries and Galloway region. The rural cottage boasts a delightful interior encased in stone walls, including oak floors and remains of the original pews. Explore the countryside and the coast.
Gently Down the Stream is an impressive riverside cottage set by the banks of the River Bure in Horstead, Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage features exposed beams and character, as well as sophistication and views. Fishing, tennis, kayaking and relaxation are also on offer, and the coast is nearby.
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
An historic Georgian property offering accommodation for groups up to 12. Derwent House provides 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, oak panelled dining room and large superbly equipped kitchen. Great venue for special occasions and meeting with friends and families. Ideally for exploring the Peak District.
Magnificent views of the Bristol Channel stretch before Big Blue, a stunning waterfront cottage boasting rustic antique furnishings & artwork. The secluded coastal cottage in Portishead boasts true elegance & old-world charm, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows with wide sea views across to Wales.
Sitting on the edge of the village of Carrog near Corwen in Denbighshire, The Mill House is a lovingly maintained Edwardian farmhouse overlooking the River Dee. This pet-friendly five-bedroom home is ideal for large group or family trips to Snowdonia.
The Norfolk Beacon is a sophisticated coastal cottage situated within the lighthouse at Winterton-on-Sea in Norfolk. Sitting within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the pet-friendly cottage boasts a sea breeze, wonderful views, unique architecture, a library, a log fire, a patio and a sunroom.
A refurbished traditional seaside cottage on the coast at Marazion. Enjoy stylish decor and open-plan living with marvellous views from the property's elevated private patio; you'll even find an enclosed courtyard garden - the perfect place to sip a morning coffee or to simply relax.
Carolina Cottage is a Grade II listed seafront fisherman’s cottage in Minehead, Somerset, with a sea breeze and ocean views. The pet-friendly cottage combines modernity with exposed beams and other original features. Step straight onto the beach or the South West Coast Path and explore Exmoor.
A luxury apartment home overlooking the famed beach within the medieval town walls of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, North Beach makes the ideal coastal getaway, with floor-to-ceiling sash bay windows offering panoramic views of the harbour, Danish Fir wood flooring, and magnificent sitting room.
Located right on the waterfront overlooking Falmouth Harbour with amazing views from most rooms and the huge terrace, Nightingale House provides you with an unrivalled location from which to enjoy your Cornish holiday. It has 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, off-road parking for 2 cars and WiFi.
Spectacular views of Blue Flag Llanddona Beach are available from almost every window of this pet-friendly cottage for four in Anglesey. With everything arranged on a single floor, Hen Felin Isaf is convenient, welcoming, and relaxing, truly a seaside holiday destination of your dreams.