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Waterside Cottage

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £545
    Low season
  • £1190
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 8th November 2017
Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    6 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    4 Star

  • Log Burner

About Waterside Cottage

Waterside Cottage dates back over one hundred and fifty years and is a charming detached holiday cottage in an elevated position alongside the Grand Union Canal. It provides the perfect place to spend a relaxing and fun holiday where guests can simply sit and watch the boats go by or partake in outdoor activities including fishing and canoeing.

The cottage sits in a boatyard (working with lots to see), on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, close to the market town of Leighton Buzzard. Perfect for water lovers and large groups of friends or family, you will never be bored with plenty of boats to watch and pubs to walk to (just twenty minutes) for long leisurely lunches. There are also shops within walking distance and a leisure centre (twenty five minutes).

Within the local area there are many country houses to visit and places of historic interest. The canal side location also allows guests to hire local day boats and explore the canal and its many delights.

For those wanting to explore the area, Milton Keynes and Whipsnade Zoo (sure to be a holiday highlight for the little one!) are just eight miles away. A little closer to home is Woburn Abbey with its impressive Safari Park, Chiltern Hills, Ridgeway walk and Tring Reservoirs (all under six miles). Alternatively, venture further afield and visit Stoke Bruerne and the Waterways museum, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead or Bedford (twenty miles).

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.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

James Griffin joined Independent Cottages in January 2009

1) Phone:

2) Enquire online:

3) Visit the owner's website (opens in a new window):

Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Bedfordshire)

Facilities and accommodation include:-

  • Beamed lounge, French doors to conservatory, television, DVD player and lovely wood burner - ideal for relaxing in front of on those more chilly nights.
  • Conservatory and terrace.
  • Well-equipped, farmhouse kitchen with gas cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher.
  • Six bedrooms - One king-size 5ft double with en-suite, one 4ft 6 double, two twins and attic stairs to one single and one twin room - popular with teenagers (this room has sloping ceilings).
  • Attic lounge which is small where three people can sit and watch television (DVD player provided) or escape for some peace and quiet!
  • Dining Room.
  • Bathrooms: Downstairs, one en-suite with WC, bidet, two basins, shower, washer and dryer; one with WC, wash basin, bath with shower over, and a third bathroom with shower, WC and wash basin.
  • The grounds to the boatyard are extensive and there is a private back garden which is small but has a BBQ and picnic bench for sitting out. There is also a front terrace with outdoor furniture.

Additional information: Duvets, bed linen and one towel per bathroom provided. Cot supplied. Wireless internet access available at no extra charge. There is parking for four cars outside the cottage and a car park for additional vehicles. Central heating and electricity are inclusive in the rental. Logs can be purchased at £8 per basket. There is access to canal front (care must be taken with children). 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

Waterside Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 11 in 6 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double, 3 Twins & 1 Single)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £545
Mid Season from £815
High Season from £1190
Peak Season £1190
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:

All male groups - Please enquire with owner
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Owner Area

James Griffin
Member Since January 2009

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Waterside Cottage Noticeboard

Waterside cottage 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.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Waterside Cottage 12 month availability calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 8th November 2017