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Holidays afloat or on the waters edge

The properties below offer holidays afloat on a boat, canal barge or houseboat, or are holiday cottages with private moorings, waterside cottages with direct access to the beach, lake or river or self catering accommodation offering boats for private use. Release your inner Mole and Ratty and succumb to the allure of a holiday messing about in a boat. Whether you wish to step back in time on a canal holiday, canoe in the highlands, explore a Cornish river in a rowing boat, sail in the Broads or simply experience the romance of staying in a cottage virtually on the shore - we have the property for you. The properties below offer (either) holidays afloat on a boat, canal barge or houseboat, or are holiday cottages with private moorings, waterside cottages with direct access to the beach/lake/river or self catering accommodation offering boats/canoes for private use. Choose to cruise the waterways in a boat, narrow boat or opt for a houseboat on a static mooring. Either way you will encounter incredible scenery and the chance to get up close and personal with nature - our canals, lochs, lakes and rivers are a haven for wildlife. The magic of life on the water never fails to charm; the days seem to move to a different rhythm. Relax and embrace the slower pace and there is frankly nothing quite like waking to the sounds of a river in the early morning. If a night on the water is not for you, then one of our riverside cottages offering free use of a rowboat or canoe might appeal! If you have your own craft you will also find self catering properties with their own private moorings. If you are a gongoozler and proud of it, check out the wonderful waterside properties. Historic watermills, beautiful lakeside boat houses, and cottages so close to the beach that you can taste the salt. For more self catering accommodation near the sea, check out our coastal cottages pages, where you will find details of all our holiday properties within 3 miles of the coast. Anglers should visit our cottages with fishing section for properties offering fishing onsite or close by.

United Kingdom Cottages

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Beaulieu Brickworks S99260

    Beaulieu Brickworks

    South East Hampshire New Forest Beaulieu

    ham4763

    Big. Bold. Baronial. Boho. This eccentric, old brick factory looks out on to the only private river in Britain. The Beaulieu River, owned by the Montagu family of the Beaulieu Estate. Outside there is a grassy woodland glade towards the river. The...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Tinker Taylor Cottage S100590

    Tinker-Taylor Cottage

    Cornwall Sennen

    cww4726

    Tinker-Taylor Cottage, a beautiful, 4 bedroomed, thatched cottage with breathtaking sea views, is situated just 10 metres from the beach in Sennen Cove, a mile from Land's End. The perfect venue for a family holiday with plenty of outdoor activit...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - 53 Peninsula Cottage S99951

    53 Peninsula Cottage

    Norfolk Broadland Wroxham

    nor4739

    Modern 4 bedroomed cottage in Wroxham - the capital of the Norfolk Broads. The property is situated by a private marina with water to the front and rear. There is plenty of living space and spectacular views of the River Bure. Hire day boats or cr...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Mendham  Mill   North Meadow Cottage S99131

    Mendham Mill - North Meadow Cottage

    Norfolk South Norfolk District Harleston

    nor2001e

    Five stunning award-winning cottages at historic Waveney Valley watermill on Norfolk / Suffolk border sleep 2 - 12. All cottages VisitEngland 4* with Gold Award. Eight acres of beautiful gardens and grounds; private fishing, rowing boat etc. Ideal...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Mendham  Mill   The Lodge S98944

    Mendham Mill - The Lodge

    Norfolk South Norfolk District Harleston

    nor2001b

    Five stunning award-winning cottages at historic Waveney Valley watermill on Norfolk / Suffolk border sleep 2 - 12. All cottages VisitEngland 4* with Gold Award. Eight acres of beautiful gardens and grounds; private fishing, rowing boat etc. Ideal...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Mendham  Mill   Mill Race S98945

    Mendham Mill - Mill Race

    Norfolk South Norfolk District Harleston

    nor2001c

    Five stunning award-winning cottages at historic Waveney Valley watermill on Norfolk / Suffolk border sleep 2 - 12. All cottages VisitEngland 4* with Gold Award. Eight acres of beautiful gardens and grounds; private fishing, rowing boat etc. Ideal...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Old Lifeboat House Apartments S99192

    Old Lifeboat House Apartments

    Cornwall Bude-Stratton Bude

    co2002

    Attractively situated overlooking Bude's inner harbour and converted from the original Lifeboat House, the apartments are compact and comfortably sleep 2 to 4 people. They feature an open plan lounge/kitchen diner and are decorated to a high stan...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Old Lifeboat House Apartments   Parson Hawker S99360

    Old Lifeboat House Apartments - Parson Hawker

    Cornwall Bude-Stratton Bude

    co2002c

    Attractively situated overlooking Bude's inner harbour and converted from the original Lifeboat House, the apartments are compact and comfortably sleep 2 to 4 people. They feature an open plan lounge/kitchen diner and are decorated to a high stan...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Old Lifeboat House Apartments   Sir Thomas Acland S99358

    Old Lifeboat House Apartments - Sir Thomas Acland

    Cornwall Bude-Stratton Bude

    co2002a

    Attractively situated overlooking Bude's inner harbour and converted from the original Lifeboat House, the apartments are compact and comfortably sleep 2 to 4 people. They feature an open plan lounge/kitchen diner and are decorated to a high stan...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Old Lifeboat House Apartments   George Brendon S99359

    Old Lifeboat House Apartments - George Brendon

    Cornwall Bude-Stratton Bude

    co2002b

    Attractively situated overlooking Bude's inner harbour and converted from the original Lifeboat House, the apartments are compact and comfortably sleep 2 to 4 people. They feature an open plan lounge/kitchen diner and are decorated to a high stan...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Horton Lodge Boathouse S121324

    Horton Lodge Boathouse

    Peak District Staffordshire Staffordshire Moorlands Rudyard

    st2004

    Stunning lakeside Victorian boathouse on the edge of the Peak District. Offering fishing and boating directly from the property. In peaceful woodland setting, perfect place to relax.

    Pricing depends on party size as well as time of year. Fr...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - The Log Cabin S99500

    The Log Cabin

    Essex Braintree District White Colne

    ess4797

    Fabulous log cabin accommodation right on the edge of one of our secluded lakes in the Colne Valley, surrounded by woodland offering wonderful views in a tranquil location. A great place to get away and chill out for a week or two. The lodge is in...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Waterside Cottage S99274

    Waterside Cottage

    South East Central Bedfordshire Leighton-Linslade Leighton Buzzard

    bd2001

    Ideal for families, Waterside is a 100 year old detached cottage located on a working boatyard. Just a 20 min walk from local shops and pubs and near the Chiltern Hills with many National Trust properties and other interesting sites nearby.

    Sleeps 11

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Log House Holidays   Mayo Landing S162812

    Log House Holidays - Mayo Landing

    Cotswolds Gloucestershire Cotswold District Cirencester

    glo5205h

    Escape to one of our totally secluded luxury lakeside log cabins. Each of our 8 cabins come with their own steaming hot tub overlooking the lake, private beach, fire pit and rowing boat. Unspoilt lake views across the 130 acre lake and nature rese...

    Sleeps 11

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Little Aird Hill S99791

    Little Aird Hill

    Highland Gairloch

    sc2047

    Little Aird Hill is a high-spec, open plan studio style, detatched property which sleeps 2 in style and comfort in stunningly beautiful Badachro, near Gairloch. The sunroom offers fantastic views over the bay whilst dining or relaxing after a day...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Carswell Farm Cottages S99050

    Carswell Farm Cottages

    Devon South Hams District Holbeton

    des2012

    In the heart of unspoilt South Devon countryside, Carswell Farm Cottages are a haven of clifftop tranquility. Our fabulous cottages include a romantic beach hut with its own private cove, an eco lodge sleeping 4 and a grand ‘gentleman’s residence...

    Sleeps 33

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Portnellan   Merlin Cottage S100068

    Portnellan - Merlin Cottage

    Stirling Crianlarich

    wsc3635k

    WINNER of VISITSCOTLAND'S Thistle Award for "Best Accommodation Provider" in Central, Tayside and Fife, winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from TRIPADVISOR for the 7th year running, rated 9.4 out of 10 by BOOKING.COM and recently awarded the ...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Portnellan   Fisher S100082

    Portnellan - Fisher

    Stirling Crianlarich

    wsc3635d

    WINNER of VISITSCOTLAND'S Thistle Award for "Best Accommodation Provider" in Central, Tayside and Fife, winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from TRIPADVISOR for the 7th year running, rated 9.4 out of 10 by BOOKING.COM and recently awarded the ...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Widcombe Grange S99434

    Widcombe Grange

    Somerset Taunton Deane District Otterford

    som4442

    Large house sleeping 24 with outdoor heated pool, hot tub, 2 lakes, set in 22 acres. 12 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms. The main house sleeps 14, the cottage 10 (never let separately), so always exclusive use.
    Coach house for games, licensed for weddings...

    Sleeps 24

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Portnellan   Gamekeeper S100081

    Portnellan - Gamekeeper

    Stirling Crianlarich

    wsc3635e

    WINNER of VISITSCOTLAND'S Thistle Award for "Best Accommodation Provider" in Central, Tayside and Fife, winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from TRIPADVISOR for the 7th year running, rated 9.4 out of 10 by BOOKING.COM and recently awarded the ...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Portnellan   Eagle S100083

    Portnellan - Eagle

    Stirling Crianlarich

    wsc3635c

    WINNER of VISITSCOTLAND'S Thistle Award for "Best Accommodation Provider" in Central, Tayside and Fife, winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from TRIPADVISOR for the 7th year running, rated 9.4 out of 10 by BOOKING.COM and recently awarded the ...

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Carswell Farm Cottages   Lambside House S99986

    Carswell Farm Cottages - Lambside House

    Devon South Hams District Holbeton

    des2012g

    In the heart of unspoilt South Devon countryside, Carswell Farm Cottages are a haven of clifftop tranquility. Our fabulous cottages include a romantic beach hut with its own private cove, an eco lodge sleeping 4 and a grand ‘gentleman’s residence...

    Sleeps 11

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Portnellan   Portnellan House S98932

    Portnellan - Portnellan House

    Stirling Crianlarich

    wsc3635o

    WINNER of VISITSCOTLAND'S Thistle Award for "Best Accommodation Provider" in Central, Tayside and Fife, winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from TRIPADVISOR for the 7th year running, rated 9.4 out of 10 by BOOKING.COM and recently awarded the ...

    Sleeps 10

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    • Last Minute Cottages - Portnellan   Ptarmigan S98931

    Portnellan - Ptarmigan

    Stirling Crianlarich

    wsc3635p

    WINNER of VISITSCOTLAND'S Thistle Award for "Best Accommodation Provider" in Central, Tayside and Fife, winner of a "Certificate of Excellence" from TRIPADVISOR for the 7th year running, rated 9.4 out of 10 by BOOKING.COM and recently awarded the ...

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