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Enjoy the tranquility of water on the doorstep
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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

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

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

52.090852, -1.492905

Bob's Burrow is a fantastic holiday home for families and extended families. It's on the quiet Winchcombe Farm on the outskirts of the Warwickshire village of Upper Tysoe in the north of the Cotswolds and sleeps nine people in four bedrooms with one being a self-contained studio apartment suiting teenagers or grandparents. The space is fantastic, with a stylish open-plan living area complemented by a huge deck with a hot tub, pond, enclosed garden, and a floating geodesic dome with a daybed, seating and a telescope. Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Royal Leamington Spa are all nearby and you're within easy reach of Bicester Designer Outlet, Blenheim Palace, Broadway Tower, and Stow-on-the-Wold. 

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £570 per night

9  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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

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

52.548722, -3.312036

Full of character, this converted barn sits amongst extensive grounds in the tranquility of the mid-Welsh countryside just a mile from the village of Bettws Cedewain (with pub) and three miles from Newtown. Offering dog and wheelchair friendly accommodation, eight to twelve guests can be accommodated in four en-suite bedrooms, making this a good choice for large groups and outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore the Welsh Marches, Snowdonia and the coast.

Weekly guide price:
£449 to £795

8+4  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.548722, -3.312036

Sitting amongst extensive attractive grounds, this welcoming dog-friendly holiday cottage offers the perfect mix of modern conveniences and traditional character to ensure a relaxing and memorable holiday. Set in a tranquil position amongst the rolling countryside of Mid-Wales, Orchard Cottage is a mile from Bettws Cedewain village (with pub) and three miles from the market town of Newtown. Spend your next holiday exploring Mid-Wales, Snowdonia and the Welsh coastline.

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £595

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.851221, -3.512414

Accommodating large groups of up to 40 guests, Bickleigh Castle is a great choice if you are looking for a more intimate wedding, conference or staycation with your family and friends. Comprising of the Norman Castle, Saxon Chapel and cottages this fabulous venue stands in extensive grounds with the River Exe running through, nestling in the Exe Valley within a leafy unspoilt part of Mid-Devon's glorious rolling hills.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

40  |   18  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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

51.648806, -1.971667

Goose Nest House is a fantastic holiday home in a superb waterfront location. The five-bedroom house is beside Somerford Lagoon on the private Lower Mill Estate, with guests having excellent onsite facilities that include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, kayak and paddle-board hire, a "village" shop, and a family-friendly restaurant. The estate is part of a 550-acre nature reserve, and there are miles of footpaths and cycling routes leading around its lakes and rivers. Cirencester is only a 10-minute drive from the door, and it's easy to visit other areas of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Weekly guide price:
£1500 to £2500

10  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 127 (off peak) | 127 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

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

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!