3 (all year)
Waterside Cottage dates back over 150 years and is a charming detached holiday cottage that enjoys an elevated waterside position next to the Grand Union Canal in Bedfordshire. The cottage sleeps up to eleven guests and offers all the right ingredients for an enjoyable holiday - spend your days simply relaxing by the water watching the boats drift past or alternatively, go fishing, canoeing, walking or cycling.
Sitting within a local boat yard, Waterside Cottage sits on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, and is within easy reach of Leighton Buzzard, an attractive market town with a good range of shops. An excellent choice for those who enjoy being by the water and also large groups who want to getaway and catch up, there is always plenty to see and and do when you stay at Waterside Cottage. Within a twenty minute pleasant stroll you have pubs for a long leisurely lunch. Hire a boat locally and explore the canal. There are also shops within waking distance and a leisure centre (less than half an hour's walk away).
The surrounding area has a good choice of attractions including country houses and places of historic interest. The 'new' city of Milton Keynes is only eight miles from Waterside Cottage offering a host of attractions. Whipsnade Zoo is another of the areas popular attractions, as is Woburn Estate with its famous Abbey, glorious gardens, golf club and Safari Park. The Chiltern Hills, Tring Reservoirs (a haven for wildlife) and the Ridgeway National Walking Trail are all less than six miles away. Alternatively, travel further afield and visit the historic town of Aylesbury, The Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne, or the county town of Bedford.
You are able to launch your own canoes/dinghy by the cottage and fishing on the canal is also available (national rod license required/local day ticket is £3).
Please click through to the owner's website for up to date availability and prices.
James Griffin joined Independent Cottages in January 2009
Outside: The cottage sits within the boatyard grounds which are large and include a private small garden at the back of the cottage with a picnic bench and BBQ allowing guests to sit outside and relax when the sunshines. A terrace at the front is another nice place to relax with garden furniture.
Additional information: Bed linen is provided plus one towel for each bathroom. Electricity and central heating are also included in the price. Cot available in the cottage for use (please bring bedding for the cot). Wireless internet included in the price. Parking is available for up to four cars outside the cottage with additional parking available if needed in the car park. Should you want to use the log burner, logs are available for purchased from the owner (£8 per basket). Care must be taken at all times with children due to the direct access to the canal front). Short breaks offered all year round (apart from bank holidays). Prices shown are based on 1-5 guests sharing the cottage - full prices can be seen on the owners own website. The cottage is rated 4 star for up to eight guests and 3 star for nine to eleven guests. For those wanting to bring their own kayak or dinghy to explore the canal, a license is required (members of the British Canoe Union do not require this). Buoyancy aids provided.
Changeover day is normally a Monday and Friday.
Star Rating: 4 Star
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Waterside cottage is available for weks and short breaks and has three price bands. 1 to 5 guests, 6 to 8 guests and 9 to 11 guests. For prices and further details please see owners website.