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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 beckside 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.

 

Stone-built terraaced holiday cottage on a quiet village treet.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Beachside Cottage sits just moments from the beach. The pet-friendly, 3-bedroom holiday cottage in Minehead offers guests a contemporary style. Its outdoor space is ideal for al fresco dining, while its interior promises true comfort with a light and airy design.

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A lighthouse and buildings now converted to holiday cottages gleams in the summer sun in Broadstairs.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Lodesman Cottage enjoys sweeping ocean views from its position within the North Foreland Lighthouse above the beaches of Broadstairs. The unique coastal holiday cottage in Kent sleeps 4 and offers sophisticated light and airy accommodation plus spacious grounds for relaxing in the sun and the light sea breeze.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

This secluded, 2-bedroom Aberdovey holiday cottage is perfect for a family of four who want to get away but not so far away as to not have access to the shops, pubs and beaches in nearby Aberdovey. Just minutes away from the sea, enjoy the beautiful rural views from Braich-Y-Celyn Lodge.

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2 storey contemporary house with floor to ceiling windows, terrace nd garden
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

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.

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A balcony with table and chairs overlooks Sidmouth's seafront.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

York House is a beautifully restored Georgian beachfront holiday home in Sidmouth, offering luxurious comforts and stunning sea views. Relax by the fireplace in the living room or cook in the fully equipped kitchen. Cross the Esplanade to the beach the beach to enjoy leisurely seaside strolls. Gather for meals in the spacious dining area overlooking the sea or dine al fresco on one of two terraces. With its prime location and coastal charm, York House promises an unforgettable seaside holiday in Sidmouth.

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Outdoor dining chairs cluster around a table on a tree-lined lawn on Osea Island. Behind them is a cross-timbered holiday cottage on Osea Island.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Introducing The Chase, a charming cottage situated on the tranquil Osea Island. This elegant retreat in Essex features a cosy lounge area with a log burner, spacious bedrooms, and three well-appointed bathrooms. Whether you're looking for quality time with family or some peaceful moments to yourself, this cottage offers the perfect ambience. With its four-poster beds and roll-top baths, you are guaranteed a comfortable stay. During summer, you can relax in the private garden with a fire pit and barbecue. Osea Island provides a range of private amenities, including beaches, a saltwater lido, an outdoor pool, a tennis court, a cinema room, a games room, and much more. So, come to Osea Island and experience your ideal seaside getaway.

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L-shaped exterior of a wooden barn conversion with floor-to-ceiling folding windows.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Vaulted beamed ceilings and contemporary comforts greet visitors at 5c Hideways, a Norfolk coastal cottage just moments from the beaches of Hunstanton. The single-storey cottage promises light and airy open-plan spaces, a sunny courtyard, a sea breeze, and access to Norfolk's coastline.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3

Discover the secluded luxury of Chapel House One, an Essex holiday cottage on Osea Island, surrounded by the Blackwater Estuary. Revel in the exclusive tidal island, a 90-minute escape from London, with private beaches, an outdoor pool, tennis court, cinema room, games room, and more. This dog-friendly waterside cottage offers flexible accommodation, ideal for family get-togethers—Book Chapel House One for a unique, beautiful getaway with stylish living areas and mezzanine space. Explore the island, visit The Puffin Pub, and enjoy EV charging facilities.

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A single storey, Gwynedd barn conversion in a courtyard with outdoor tables and chairs.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Savour the spectacular Menai Straits view from the Penrallt Cottage patio and delight in the peace and tranquillity of this stone-built conversion near Bangor in North Wales. Appreciate the combination of contemporary style and traditional charm of this coastal cottage.

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Waterside holiday homes set the stage for unforgettable getaways, offering a delightful escape near lakes, rivers, canals, estuaries, and beaches. Consider the soporific charm of a bubbling brook flowing through the garden of your cottage 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 await. 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-keeper's 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.