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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

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, near Fowey in South Cornwall. Beautiful coastal walks and lovely beaches just waiting to be explored.

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

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

50.763995, -0.745617

Seagull Cottage is all about the location. Sitting on Pagham's tranquil RSPB Nature Reserve, overlooking its harbour and lagoon, this delightful holiday home is just perfect for families and also couples (one or two), especially those who appreciate tranquility, bird watching and being close to the sea. The beach is a short stroll away and guests have a family size hot tub in the garden for sitting back and soaking up the magical atmosphere. A quiet piece of coastline in West Sussex (and one of the sunniest in the country!) with plenty of attractions close by for day trips out including Chichester Harbour.

Weekly price from
£945 to £1200
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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

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 from
£100 to £250
Sleeps 2-6

2-6  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

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

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

51.776501, -1.869840

An exceptional six bedroom country house providing luxurious self catering within the beautiful Cotswolds. Nestling within two acres of lovely gardens which lead down to the river and trout lake, Swan House is located in the little village of Winson, close to picturesque Bibury - a highly desirable part of the cotswolds with plenty of excellent pubs and restaurants nearby. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£2750 to £3250
Sleeps 12

12  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

51.923930, -4.953750

A delightful five star holiday cottage in a beautiful tranquil part of Pembrokeshire in Wales close to Little Newcastle with village green and pub. The perfect country retreat for two people wanting to escape the pressures of every day life with lovely walks from the front door - serviced daily. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price
£600 all year
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

50.186549, -5.055789

A lovely cosy holiday cottage with lots of 'country' charm and great views over the River Fal in Cornwall. Just a five minute drive (or thirty minute walk alongside the river) to Mylor Bridge (voted 'best getaway') with shops and the Lemon Arms pub. Sit on the terrace and enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day whilst soaking up the river views - what better way to relax!

Weekly price from
£395 to £795
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.816227, -5.805451

A comfortable self catering holiday cottage in an exceptional position within the crofting community of Melvaig near to Gairloch in the Scottish Highlands overlooking the sea. An ideal place to escape the pressures of every day life and enjoy walking, fishing, golf and wonderful wildlife. Tourist board rating: 3 Star.

Weekly price from
£175 to £305
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   1  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 3 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

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!