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Enjoy the tranquility of water on the doorstep
Enjoy the tranquility of water on the doorstep

Waterside Breaks

Choose from one of our Waterside properties below to enjoy a holiday right by the waters edge. Nothing beats lying in bed and listening to the sound of waves lapping against the shore or sitting out on the balcony watching the sunset over the loch – the icing on the cake for any holiday offering the ultimate in relaxation! Read more

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52.979664, -1.634847

This gorgeous mill house is in a beautiful location in the Derbyshire Dales, within walking distance of a village shop and pub and close to Alton Towers and the Peak District National Park. The historic property dates back to before the Domesday Book and can accommodate up to 22 guests in nine bedrooms with loads of space indoors and extensive grounds. It's available for short breaks all year round and is ideal for extended families and groups of friends.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £675 per night

22  |   9  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.363423, -4.641724

Kyppings is a spacious holiday home sleeping six guests in four bedrooms located by the inner harbour, overlooking the River Fowey in the quiet little village of Golant. Close to the attractive sailing haven of Fowey in South Cornwall, you can enjoy beautiful coastal walks, lovely beaches, kayaking and an abundance of attractions.

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £950

6  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.174808, -4.211560

Ocean View Penthouse is a superb beachfront property in Woolacombe. Sleeping four people in two bedrooms with two bathrooms, it has fantastic views up and down the coast of North Devon and a layout that is ideal for couples, families or friends. You are steps from the beach and a short walk from cafes, bars and shops. Walk along the South West Coast Path to Barricane Bay, Grunta Bay or Mortehoe, or spend your days surfing and sunning yourself beside the water. There is a wide choice of attractions to suit all ages, from theme parks to gardens, to make this an excellent year-round holiday destination. 

Weekly guide price:
£2060 to £3090

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.076492, 0.579870

Full of character, this stylish apartment sits on the first floor of an industrial chic property, The Maltworks, in the small Suffolk town of Clare. Within easy reach of Lavenham, Long Melford and Bury St Edmunds, there are a multitude of attractions close by, rolling Suffolk countryside to explore and a good choice of pubs, shops and places for a meal out within strolling distance.

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £550
Short breaks from £75 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.212601, -4.071268

Take a relaxing holiday or break by the sea in one of eight pretty holiday cottages that sit in tranquil grounds in a secluded valley just 200 yards from the sea, between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin on the North Devon coast. Plenty of attractions close by including Watermouth Castle adjacent.

Weekly guide price:
£249 to £799

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

57.697773, -5.726630

Is there anything more heavenly than a Highland holiday? Rose Cottage is a fantastic self-catering home in Badachro, sleeping six people in three bedrooms with fantastic sea views. There are beautiful walks from the garden gate (including to the local pub) and incredible cycling routes. The opportunities to be outdoors are endless, but we'd understand if your perfect day consists of settling down in front of the fire with a good book. The cottage is ideal for couples, families and friends and is available for holidays all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £580

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.292970, -0.409342

A choice of one, two and three bedroom luxurious Five Star sea-front holiday apartments in the popular seaside town of Scarborough on Yorkshire's glorious East Coast. Available for short breaks of one night or longer holidays with all the comforts of a hotel and the space of self-catering. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

2-6  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

56.640425, -3.829165

This riverside retreat is perfect for couples but spacious enough for friends and family. The Ferry sits beside the River Tay near Aberfeldy in Perthshire's Big Tree Country, with luxurious touches that include an outdoor wood burning sauna, hot tub, open fire and a log burner. The owners have refurbished the holiday cottage to a very high standard to include oak flooring and high-quality furnishing throughout both floors, including in the two double bedrooms which each have a kingsize sleigh bed. Fishing, golf, walking and mountain biking are all favourite pastimes for locals and visitors, and there are lots of opportunities to do all of these and much more all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£1020 to £1700
Short breaks from £140 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.221655, -2.796749

Waterside Retreat is a welcoming holiday cottage with views over Morecambe Bay to the mountains of the Lake District. It is in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within easy reach of the southern shore of Windermere, the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The property sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for couples or families, being just across the road from the water and enjoying spectacular views. The owners have recently refurbished the cottage, decorating it with a subtle nautical theme to suit the environment. 

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £1181
Short breaks from £80 per night

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.710181, -2.762753

Imagine waking up, grabbing your board and heading out for an early swim. That is exactly what the days at Dorset Beach House are like, with this fantastic thatched house being directly on the seafront at West Bay. You can literally step outside the gate and onto the shingle, which makes up part of the 18-stunning miles of Chesil Beach. There are cafes and pubs within walking distance, while the rest of Dorset's breathtaking coast and countryside is all within easy reach. Sleeping from 14 to 20 people means that you don't have to leave anyone off the guest list when planning your perfect seaside getaway.

Weekly guide price:
£1890 to £2800

16+4  |   9  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

57.436367, -6.592496

Set in a secluded spot with breathtaking sea and mountain views, this stunning six bedroom holiday house, sleeping twelve guests, is perfect for families and friends looking for a peaceful self-catering holiday on the Isle of Skye. Originally built in the 18th century as the dower house of Dunvegan Castle, Uiginish Lodge has been recently renovated to create a beautiful light and airy holiday home. With a cosy wood burning stove, sociable open plan living areas and homely antique furniture, it is the perfect spot to return to after a day hiking in the hills. Alternatively, just sit back, relax and enjoy this very special house. 

Weekly guide price:
£1700 to £2600

12  |   6  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.660954, -1.923130

Sit on the deck alongside the stream soaking up the peace and tranquility. The two-bedroom Kingfisher Lodge is on the desirable Hoburne site of the Cotswold Water Park. Guests have access to the park's excellent amenities that include an indoor swimming pool, bar and restaurant. South Cerney is only five-minutes away, with Cirencester being just 10 minutes further. Local attractions include the Cotswold Wildlife Park and the Cirencester Museum, and you can go sailing, paddle-boarding, cycling, walking and birdwatching.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.660954, -1.923130

Everything you need for a fantastic holiday is at your fingertips when you stay at The Lodge on the Lake. The lakefront chalet is on the Hoburne Park in the Cotswold Water Park, close to all amenities with idyllic views. It sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for families or couples. South Cerney is a few minutes away, as are Cirencester, Cheltenham, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water. You're only ever a walk, bike ride or scenic drive away from a gorgeous view, country pub or a farmers market. Facilities on site include sailing, fishing, pedalos, swimming and lots more.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £75 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.660954, -1.923130

Relax by the lake in this spacious self-catering caravan on the popular Holburn site of the Cotswold Water Park. Water's Edge sleeps up to seven people in three bedrooms, with guests having access to excellent amenities that include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an adventure playground and a clubhouse with a sports bar, brasserie and cafe. The pretty village of South Cerney is just five minutes away, while Cirencester, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water are within a 15-30 minute drive. With short breaks available, Water's Edge is ideal for a fun, family getaway or holiday at any time of the year.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

7  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.660954, -1.923130

Sitting on Hoburne site in the desirable Cotswold Water Park, Waterside Lodge is a two bedroom self-catering static caravan located just ten minutes from Cirencester. It is perfect for guests who want to enjoy the park's amenities including a sports bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool and crazy golf, as well as those who want to venture further afield to explore the picturesque local villages and the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Watersports fans can go sailing, windsurfing, paddle-boarding and canoeing whilst there are also fantastic mountain bike trails and walking tracks to be explored. 

Weekly guide price:
£630 to £865
Short breaks from £120 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

57.860823, -4.462293

Enjoy a Highland fling at The Coach House. This pretty stone holiday cottage can accommodate up to four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples, families or friends who want to immerse themselves in the stunning Scottish Highlands. It is part of the Gruinards Estate and close to the River Carron and the village of Ardgay. Fishing, tennis, hill walking, mountain biking and golf are some of the more popular activities guests can enjoy locally, with Dornoch, Inverness and Loch Ness being under an hour by car for days out, shopping and sightseeing.

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £475
Short breaks from £65 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.794341, -1.118786

A modern second-floor holiday apartment with stunning harbour views towards Portsmouth and The Spinnaker Tower, with space for up to four people to sleep in two bedrooms, plus a sofa bed. Harbour View 2 is in the Gosport town centre's pedestrianised area, steps from shops, cafes, pubs, and the ferry terminal. Explore museums, enjoy beautiful coastal walks, and Hampshire's beaches. Portsmouth is only a four-minute ferry crossing away, with even more attractions and places to eat, drink and shop. The apartment is perfect for couples, families or friends who want to be close to everything yet still have their own space. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£441 to £662

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

50.794341, -1.118786

Is there anything more relaxing than watching boats on a harbour? We don't think so, which is why Gosport is such a fantastic holiday destination. Harbour View 4 is a spacious second-floor self-catering apartment opposite the harbour and ferry terminal, with all bedrooms affording harbour views. It sleeps up to eight people and is conveniently located not only for Gosport's shops, cafes, pubs and attractions but also for Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight and the New Forest National Park. The space and apartment layout are perfect for families and friends of all ages.  Tourist board rating: 3 Star

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £960

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 3 Star

50.793800, -1.129451

The Granary is in Royal Clarence Yard, a desirable development overlooking Portsmouth Harbour and moments from Gosport town centre. Shops, cafes, pubs and attractions are all within walking distance, as is the Gosport Ferry terminal where a short journey will take you to Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. There is so much to see and do in any season that you'll never run out of ideas whether you're planning a day at the seaside or a night on the town. The stylish two-bedroom holiday apartment is on the second floor of a former granary and bakery that dates from the 1820s with period Georgian features and modern fixtures and furnishings. It sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms with a layout that suits couples, families or friends.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£567 to £882

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

50.794002, -1.132326

Harbour views don't get better than those from Waterfront Quay, a second-floor holiday apartment overlooking Portsmouth Harbour with views of Spinnaker Tower. Couples, families and friends can stay in the pedestrianised area of Gosport, a stroll from shops, cafes, pubs and the passenger ferry to Portsmouth. Walk along the Waterfront Trail, explore museums, go sailing, spend a day at the seaside, and cycle around Alver Country Park. Portsmouth's Gunwharf Quays and Historic Dockyard are a short ferry journey away, while the New Forest National Park, Winchester, Paulton Park and the Isle of Wight are all within easy reach for a fun day out. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£483 to £725

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

Enjoy a holiday by the waters edge

Whether you are looking for a holiday by the sea or a countryside retreat, we have a large collection of waterside properties to choose from. From peaceful creekside cottages where you can be at one with nature to large beach houses with a hot tub overlooking the sea; and fishermen’s cottages in the heart of a bustling harbour to romantic cosy log cabins beside a tranquil lake – the choices are varied with each having something special to offer water lovers.

A popular choice with many, a waterside location provides a relaxing environment. For fishermen we have cottages where you can fish directly from the front door; for boaters we have retreats with mooring facilities so you can investigate the waterways under your own steam; wildlife enthusiasts will love our lochside crofts where you may be lucky enough to spot otters, dolphins or seals and walkers or cyclists can enjoy our canal side locations with miles of towpaths to explore. We even have some self-catering boats for those who want to be right on the water!

From the Scottish Highlands right down to the Kent coastline, we have a great selection of beautiful cottages and self-catering accommodation by the waters edge.

Tips: Some properties may not accept children due to waterside risks – speak to the owner before booking to find out the properties suitability if you are bringing children and make sure they are supervised at all times around water. If you plan to fish, you may need a permit on some waters. Don’t forget your binoculars for wildlife spotting. Waterside properties are highly desirable and get booked up quickly so don’t delay!