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7 Nights  

  • £505  to  £1380

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Short Breaks From

  • £137 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £307 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    6 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About Waterside Cottage

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 apx £6).

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

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • 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)

Accommodation comprises:-

  • Comfy sitting room with beams on the ceiling, television, DVD player and wood burning stove - the perfect place to relax at the end of the day in front of the flickering flames. French doors take you into...
  • Conservatory leading out to the terrace.
  • Farm house style kitchen well equipped for self-catering with dishwasher, gas cooker, fridge/freezer and a microwave.
  • Six bedrooms: Bedroom one has a king-size bed and en-suite; Bedroom two has a standard double bed (4ft 6); Bedrooms three and four are both twins each with two single beds; plus an attic single bedroom (accessed via steps) that leads into the sixth bedroom that is a twin with sloping ceilings and two single beds - always popular with the younger party members who like to tuck themselves away.
  • An Attic 'snug' provides a nice small space to enjoy a quiet moment with seating for three guests - there is a television and DVD player.
  • Dining room with table and chairs - a great place to catch up over supper.
  • Bathrooms: As already mentioned there is an en-suite to the king-size bedroom on the ground floor with WC, two hand basins, shower, bidet and also the washer/dryer; Second bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and hand basin; Third shower room with WC and hand basin.

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

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:
From £505
To £1380
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

James Griffin
Member Since January 2009

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Waterside Cottage Noticeboard

Waterside cottage is available for weeks 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.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Waterside Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
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* Calendar last updated: 8th May 2024