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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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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 price from
£249 to £799
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.862860, -2.436647

A delightful waterside retreat on the Shropshire Union Canal in the grounds of a popular tavern which servies good food and cask ale. Just twenty miles from Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and The Potteries and a great place for a family holiday or romantic break.

Weekly price
£300 all year
Sleeps 2+2

2+2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.960491, 1.252021

Compact yet cosy with log burner, The Potting Shed is well suited to couples or small families and offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind. Popular with those seeking escapism, birdwatchers, nature lovers and dog owners, the cottage has a double bedroom with an additional small double bed suitable for a child above the bedroom door. Enjoy riverside walks straight from the front door, bird watching from the garden and leisurely lunches at the local pub, The Rose (strolling distance of the cottage). With plenty of attractions for day trips out and an oasis of calm and wildlife haven on your doorstep you can enjoy doing as much or as little as your heart desires at The Potting Shed.

Weekly price
Please enquire with owner
Sleeps 2-3

2-3  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.960491, 1.252021

You can't get much closer to the water than Volharding, a static historic Dutch sailing barge on the River Stour in Suffolk. Sleeping up to twelve guests in six cabins, the barge sits in a peaceful haven abundant with birdlife with glorious views up the river. Spend your days sitting on the deck with your binoculars bird watching, walking along the river, enjoying a leisurely lunch at one of the nearby pubs or exploring the many attractions of Suffolk. Perfect for nature lovers and those who want to escape away from it all and recharge.

Weekly price
Please enquire with owner
Sleeps 8-12

8-12  |   6  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.960491, 1.252021

With uninterrupted views of the river, peace and privacy, The Cottage is the perfect escape for couples, families or friends (particularly bird watchers and nature lovers) who want to unwind and recharge their batteries. The property has two double bedrooms and a sofa bed and is a real home-from-home where guests can relax and enjoy the extraordinary surroundings. The local pub, The Rose, is just a short walk from the cottage and, as you'd expect with Suffolk's reputation for excellent food, there are many other wonderful restaurants to discover in the area. The Cottage is ideal for anyone whether you want to try a new activity every day, visit beaches and stately homes, or sit in the garden or conservatory and enjoy the multitude of birds who live on and around the sanctuary of the River Stour.

Weekly price
£750 all year
Sleeps 4+2

4+2  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.363423, -4.641724

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 price from
£350 to £895
Sleeps 6

6  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.604690, 1.383204

With hot tub in the private landscaped gardens, six seater day boat to explore the river, open log fire and lovely riverside pub just 250 yards away, this is an ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday exploring the Norfolk Broads. Within easy reach of the City of Norwich.

Weekly price from
£800 to £1779
Sleeps 6+2

6+2  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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
Sleeps 2-6

2-6  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

51.996760, 1.211805

Why settle for average when you can stay somewhere as amazing as Onderneming? This beautiful barge, which is over a century old, is moored on the River Orwell at Pin Mill, close to the popular Butt and Oyster pub, and has incredible water views. With three double bedrooms and a comfortable sofa bed, there is easily room for eight adults to stay, but the charming decor and lovely proportions mean that it doesn't feel too big for couples or small families who want more space to themselves. Pin Mill is managed by the National Trust and there are some wonderful walking and cycling paths in the area. It's only five miles from vibrant Ipswich, and close to other Suffolk attractions including Jimmy's Farm and the HMS Ganges Museum. Onderneming's owners have given every consideration to your comfort so whether you're taking a week with the family or a weekend with your friends, you'll find everything you need on board.

Weekly price from
£1000 to £1800
Sleeps 6+2

6+2  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.058019, -1.089987

Perfectly placed just six miles from York city centre with an abundance of attractions within easy reach, this stylish luxurious log cabin with private hot tub is the perfect choice for families seeking a tranquil relaxing getaway. Surrounded by trees, a lake and wildlife, there is plenty of space and excellent on-site facilities including an indoor pool during summer months, bistro, fishing and indoor/outdoor games areas.

Weekly price from
£679 to £1199
Sleeps 4-6

4-6  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.058170, -1.088785

Sitting in a tranquil position alongside a fishing lake, this welcoming log cabin style lodge is perfect for families with excellent on-site facilities that include an indoor swimming pool (March to Sept), restaurants, games areas and plenty of green space to relax. The ancient City of York is only six miles away offering an abundance of attractions, and the Yorkshire Dales, Moors and coast are within easy reach by car for day trips out.

Weekly price from
£595 to £1085
Sleeps 6

6  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

55.138616, -6.038898

Two 3 Star holiday cottage set in a beautiful location with outstanding panoramic views across the beach and Cushendun Bay within Northern Ireland. Tourist board rating: 3 Star

Weekly price from
£330 to £525
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 3 Star

55.138616, -6.038898

Two spacious 3 Star holiday cottage set in beautiful rolling countryside within Northern Ireland. The holiday cottages have panoramic views and are conveniently within walking distance to the village and beach. Tourist board rating: 3 Star

Weekly price from
£390 to £575
Sleeps 8

8  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 3 Star

51.773669, -5.106883

A fantastic holiday home located in the heart of Little Haven on the Pembrokeshire Coastline less than 100yds from the sea. With a choice of good pubs in the village, this is an ideal seaside retreat for large groups of up to nine guests. Pubs, sandy beach and miles of coastal path on the doorstep. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£815 to £2430
Sleeps 9

9  |   5  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

55.870839, -2.090730

A stylish modern waterside apartment ideally located alongside the sheltered harbour in the small Scottish Border town of Eyemouth. A golden sandy beach, restaurants, galleries and pubs are all just moments away. Perfect for exploring the many attractions of the Scottish Borders and the Northumberland coast.

Weekly price from
£350 to £600
Sleeps 4+2

4+2  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

57.429180, -3.893781

Overlooking the River Findhorn where you can fish for Salmon when in season, this welcoming Highland cottage is perfect for escaping away from it all. The waterside and valley setting is simply stunning with excellent opportunities for fishermen, hill walkers and those who enjoy sight seeing. Part of Cawdor Castle Estate, the cottage sits in Nairn-shire and is within easy reach of the Cairngorms National Park (Aviemore is just half an hour away) and the City of Inverness. With open fires, three bedrooms and gardens visited by numerous birds (and deer) you can tuck yourself away from it all or get out and about and enjoy everything the Scottish Highlands has to offer. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£500 to £750
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Enquire  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Sunday | 4 Star

50.987576, -4.308656

A charming self catering holiday cottage located within walking distance of the beach and a village pub on the North Devon Coast. Sitting between Clovelly and Bideford, the cottage nestles amongst lovely grounds and has excellent leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, spa and gym. Close to Westward Ho! this is a great location for exploring the many attractions of Devon.

Weekly price from
£458 to £1033
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.987576, -4.308656

Sandwiched between Bideford and Clovelly on Devon's glorious north coast, this charming holiday cottage has a village pub and beach within walking distance and is a short drive from Westward Ho!. Superb leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, gym and spa ensure a relaxing holiday.

Weekly price from
£490 to £1248
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.987576, -4.308656

Within walking distance of the village pub and beach, this welcoming spacious holiday cottage sits in between Bideford and Clovelly and is within easy reach of Westward Ho!. Perfectly placed for exploring the many attractions of North Devon, guests have excellent on-site facilities to ensure relaxation including an indoor heated swimming pool, spa and gym.

Weekly price from
£914 to £2308
Sleeps 13

13  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

57.404500, -4.840234

If you are looking for a highland retreat to get away from it all, look no further. This stone cottage offers a tranquil oasis where you can immerse yourself in natural beauty, country sports, hiking, incredible wildlife, photography or total relaxation. With open fires and lovely views over the loch, Cambussory Cottage sits in one of the Scottish Highland's prettiest glens and is an ideal retreat all year round.

Weekly price
£840 all year
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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!