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Luxury waterside holiday cottages

Nothing says "and, breathe" like a weekend by the water; in our luxury waterside holiday cottages, private coastal homes, and chic boathouses, seaside reveries and lake dreaming become an all-too-easy reality.

Soaring over iconic Cornish peninsulas, hunkered down among Ireland's glorious woodlands, and peeking over Cumbrian tarns, our private waterside homes are set by the best lochs, lakes, rivers, and beaches in the British Isles. These are places to clink glasses, twirl under twinkling lights, and chat until the wee hours to the sound of lapping waves. There is, perhaps, no greater feeling on earth than dashing to the tideline for a glacial morning dip, or diving in a tepid lake while lunch sizzles on the barbecue. An idyllic getaway for families and couples alike, our luxury waterside holiday cottages offer all the restorative properties that cold water therapy brings, but with bubbling hot tubs to sweeten the deal.

Whether you choose to hole up by the coast, the lake, or the river, what's on the cards is al fresco supper gatherings, crackling fire pits that become s'mores headquarters, and real-life water soundscapes sending the little ones to sleep. Go off-grid in a luxury waterside holiday cottage set on your own private island, play board games on a cinematic decking that hovers over secret beaches, or hunker down in remote wilderness cabins. We've sourced staycations by babbling rivers, up inland valleys, and soaring over sandy bays where surfers catch the morning swell and dogs on their summer holidays sniff out seashells in the froth. Peaceful restoration comes in waves at these one-of-a-kind waterside homes.

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The Edge

The Edge

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Set in a cliff top location with a bird’s eye view of Whitsand Bay and the surrounding coast, The Edge is the perfect eco-friendly luxury self-catering beach hut for honeymoons with a difference.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,895 per week, £1,450 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, heated outdoor shower

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Islander

Islander

Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

A luxury cliff top cabin set on Freathy Cliff overlooking Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, Islander is a Bahamas-inspired retreat with a tropical beat running through its soul. A sea-view hot tub is the cherry on top of this already oh-so-sweet piña colada pie.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,895 per week, £1,395 per short break
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Breakers

Breakers

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

If it’s a luxury coastal self-catering escape you crave then you can’t get much closer to the elements than Breakers. With panoramic views of Whitsand Bay, this is the perfect sand-between-toes romantic hideaway.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests (+ 1 child aged 12 or above)
From: £1,295 per week, £1,050 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Atlanta

Atlanta

Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Studded into the cliff face, Atlanta promises an unforgettable escape in Cornwall’s forgotten corner. Panoramic views of Whitsand Bay's golden sand, azure waters and rugged coastline create an enchanting destination for holidays beside the sea.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,795 per week, £1,295 per short break
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Italian spa bath, heated outdoor shower, hot tub

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The Limit

The Limit

Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

As seen on ITV's 'Cornwall' with Caroline Quentin and George Clark's Amazing Spaces, this quirky 1930s luxury beach hut is becoming quite an iconic dwelling within the north coast of Cornwall. Its unique position with Holywell Bay’s sand dunes makes it perfect for romantic self-catering weekends by the sea. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,850 per week, £1,495 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and fire pit

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Dragonwood Boat House

Dragonwood Boat House

Oakham, Rutland, UK

A boutique boat house designed with romance in mind, Dragonwood Boat House is a traditional Victorian bolthole with a modern Italian twist. This lakeside abode near Oakham, Rutland offers luxury self-catering breaks in the most magical of settings.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,250 per week, £995 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Kayaks, well-stocked fishing lakes

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Tempest

Tempest

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Surrender to the majesty of Whitsand Bay with a luxury self-catering beach house break at Tempest. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves and gaze out to infinite sea and sky views as you let this 'forgotten corner' of Cornwall lure you under its spell.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £2,250 per week, £1,795 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One large or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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The Spyglass

The Spyglass

Gorran Haven, Cornwall, UK

Surrender to the call of the sea and let The Spyglass seduce you into a world of maritime Cornwall. Just a stone’s throw from the sea with access to the beach, this luxury self-catering beach cottage is one of Gorran Haven’s best kept secrets.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,595 per week, £1,150 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Little Eden

Little Eden

Loch Lomond, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Perched on the quiet eastern shores of Loch Lomond and with glorious mountain views, this private and romantic self-catering cottage is perfectly romantic and wildly gorgeous.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £2,395 per week, £1,795 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Two fire pits and secluded bay on Loch Lomond, perfect for launching kayaks and SUPs

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Eirianfa

Eirianfa

Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd, Ruthin, Wales, UK

Cradled within a peaceful valley near Ruthin, this heart-stirring luxury cottage in Denbighshire boasts a games room with hot tub and a private lake, all set within 17 acres in North Wales.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,995 per week, £1,450 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One medium or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Hot tub, bar, 50" TV, pool table, private lake

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The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden

Dyrham, Bath, The Cotswolds, UK

Perhaps the most ornate vegetable store in the whole of England, The Walled Garden began life as a potato house for Dyrham Park. This romantic retreat sits on the western edge of the Cotswolds, not far from Bath and all its gleaming treasures.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,750 per week, £1,295 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One small well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Fire pit, use of the owners´ tennis court

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Ukiyo

Ukiyo

Coverack, Cornwall, UK

A striking structure on Cornwall's untamed south coast, Ukiyo is a nod to the modern Scandinavian summerhouse. Inside is a contemporary haven of poured concrete and sculptural furnishings, offset with silvering Siberian larch cladding which seamlessly melts into the ocean.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £2,350 per week, £1,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome, two on prior request
Features: Hot tub

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Raffia

Raffia

Polperro, Cornwall, UK

Approached via a zigzagging path that tumbles down the cliff towards the cove at Polperro, this Scandinavian-style beach house takes in scrumptious sea views from floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony that seems to hang over the end of the earth.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,495 per week, £1,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome

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The Railway House

The Railway House

Crowcombe, The Quantock Hills, Somerset, UK

Emerging from beneath a railway bridge, one enters another world at The Railway House; a world where finesse, peace and leisurely days reign.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,250 per week, £1,695 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Morwell

Morwell

Calstock, Tamar Valley, Cornwall, UK

Tenderly cosseted by the arms of the Tamar Valley AONB, this stylish luxury self-catering farmhouse with natural outdoor swimming pool enjoys 1.5 miles of private river frontage.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,795 per week, £1,650 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Table tennis, natural outdoor swimming pool (available July - September)

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Aquila

Aquila

Bampton, The Lake District, Cumbria, UK

Aquila is a modernist lake house with a seductively clandestine appeal, set right on the sparkling Haweswater shoreline within the tarns and fells of the Mardale Valley.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,950 per week, £1,450 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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The Signal Station

The Signal Station

The Lizard, Cornwall, UK

Journey to the end of the earth to this iconic maritime home settled high on the cliffs of Cornwall’s wild Lizard Peninsula.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,395 per week, £1,795 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Beauport

Beauport

Newton Ferrers, Devon, UK

Nestled on the banks of the River Yealm in South Devon's yachty haven of Newton Ferrers is the oh-so-stylish Beauport. This stunning self-catering luxury cottage exudes a restful ambiance echoic of the rippling river which sits at the bottom of the garden.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,495 per week, £1,095 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Summerhouse, kayaks (used at your own risk, life jackets not provided), private slipway

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Solas

Solas

Luskentyre Beach, The Isle of Harris, Scotland, UK

Settled above the paradisiacal shores of Luskentyre Beach on the Isle of Harris, Solas is a modern self-catering home seemingly perched on the edge of the world.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £3,295 per week
Pets: One well-behaved dog will be considered on prior request
Features: Wood-fired hot tub, spa area with sauna, shower and yoga deck

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The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, UK

Perfectly combining the old and new, The Looking Glass is a modern home nestled into the cliffs above the golden sands of Mawgan Porth in north Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £3,995 per week, £2,995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks

Leominster, Herefordshire, UK

Wend through Herefordshire’s patchwork countryside and find this chalky Tudor cottage nestled on the banks of the river Arrow in the fairy-tale village of Eardisland.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests (ideally 4 adults and 2 children)
From: £2,095 per week, £1,595 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: William Holland spa bath and outdoor kitchen

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The Viewing Gallery

The Viewing Gallery

Portreath, Cornwall, UK

Experience 'life on the ocean wave' without leaving the safety of the shore, watch for dolphins and seals playing in the surf and sit agog at the breath-taking sunsets all from the comfort of the private deck at The Viewing Gallery in Portreath.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,595 per week, £1,995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome on prior request
Features: Hot tub

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North Rock Beach House

North Rock Beach House

Sennen Cove, Cornwall, UK

North Rock Beach House is a spectacular luxury beach house overlooking the the sea and Sennen Cove in West Cornwall- voted by Conde Nast Traveller as one of Britain's best beaches. 

Sleeps: Up to 7 guests
From: £2,795 per week, £1,995 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (available from May-September)

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Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Malpas, Cornwall, UK

Hugging a bend of the Malpas river on a road lined with Monterey pines lies Stella Maris, or ‘star of the sea’, made for families wanting to immerse themselves in the beauty of Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £2,395 per week, £1,950 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Private quay with river access, fire pit and cinema den

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Galleon

Galleon

Portreath, Cornwall, UK

This luxury beach house with a pool has been cleverly redesigned into the cliffside to make the most of the spectacular views over Portreath beach. Welcoming families and friends to beach break in style. 

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £3,495 per week, £2,595 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Geothermically heated indoor swimming pool

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River House

River House

St Just In Roseland, Cornwall, UK

Contemporary self-catering coastal pad with far-reaching views over St Just In Roseland and Mylor harbour. From your hilltop vantage point overlooking Mylor harbour, watch the kites and gulls soar and the busy oyster boats trawling Carrick Roads. 

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £1,995 per week, £1,550 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Gym

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Serpentine

Serpentine

Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Designed to follow the natural curve of the cliff on the western cusp of Whistand Bay in south Cornwall, this luxury self-catering beach house in Portwrinkle promises to bring a sense of freedom, escapism and pure relaxation to all who stay.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £3,650 per week, £2,695 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Midsummer Wood

Midsummer Wood

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

This magical Cotswolds millhouse calls you to run wild in private woodland, get lost amidst secret wildflower meadows, dive into a 12-metre indoor pool and unfurl within lavish Jacobean interiors.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £5,995 per week, £3,500 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Indoor heated swimming pool, two steam rooms, tennis court and games room with ping pong, gym and large TV

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The Fish Store

The Fish Store

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

This iconic fish store turned family home celebrates the beauty that a passage of time brings to a home, offering luxury living by the sea in Mousehole harbour, west Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £2,495 per week, £1,950 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Cinema room, table tennis, steam room

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Amaia

Amaia

Plaidy Beach, Looe, Cornwall, UK

Seemingly floating above the ocean, with private beach access and a hot tub looking over the water, Amaia emerges from the Cornish cliffside with timeless beach house elegance.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £6,995 per week, £5,595 per short break
Pets: One well behaved dog is welcome on prior request.
Features: Hot tub, private beach access, outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ and wood-fired pizza oven, fire pit, cinema room with bar

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The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse

Cardigan, Ceredigion, Wales, UK

Sat on the banks of the Afon Teifi with a front row seat overlooking a nature reserve, The Glasshouse is a wildlife lover’s dream with hot tub near Cardigan and the Welsh coast.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £4,195 per week, £3,150 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub

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Verte

Verte

Chevithorne, Devon, UK

A spectacularly grown-up treehouse, Verte seamlessly merges inside-outside living within the lush Devon estate of Chevithorne Barton. This RIBA-award winning modern home was designed to reset the soul.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests (+4 children)
From: £3,450 per week, £2,595 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Wood-fired hot tub, large flat lawn for croquet, football and badminton

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Seren Mor

Seren Mor

Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Nestled on the green cliffs of the Pembrokeshire coast, this luxury self-catering home in Wales is the perfect family retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £3,550 per week
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Kayaks, surf boards and a private path directly onto the beach

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The Zen Garden

The Zen Garden

Chiddingstone, High Weald, Kent, UK

Embodying the very essence of the Garden of England in the High Weald AONB, this large luxury Kentish barn, its outside pool and immaculate grounds radiate pure relaxation.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £6,250 per week, £4,695 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor swimming pool (heated May to September), gym, cinema and playroom, aquarium room, outdoor kitchen

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Winterfell

Winterfell

Windermere, The Lake District, Cumbria, UK

In a land far, far away, nestled between the majestic mountains and forested hills of the Lake District, lies this luxury private lake home near Lake Windermere in Ulverton. 

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £3,995 per week, £2,995 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Fire pit

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Infinity

Infinity

Gorran Haven, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

Infinity occupies a prime clifftop position overlooking the unspoilt cove and turquoise waters of Gorran Haven. With oodles of space, this luxury beach house sets the scene for fun-filled family holidays in Cornwall's stunning Roseland Peninsula.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £4,250 per week, £3,350 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Cinema room

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Senara

Senara

Gwithian, Cornwall, UK

Just a mile from Gwithian’s rolling dunes and pounding surf, Senara is a cool, architectural beach house complete with outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £4,795 per week, £3,595 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), hot tub, sauna, gym, outdoor kitchen, yoga deck

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Atelier Rose

Atelier Rose

Leominster, Herefordshire, UK

This luxury riverside home is a wonderland of vintage charm. Ring the old pull-string bell and push open the door to botanic coving, four-poster beds, an orangery with giant tin spa bath and secret topiary gardens.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests (10 adults and 2 children)
From: £3,395 per week, £2,550 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Large William Holland spa bath, cinema room, pool table room

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Northcott Beach House

Northcott Beach House

Northcott Mouth, Bude, Cornwall, UK

A breathtaking cliff-top large self-catering beach house in north Cornwall offering large luxury accommodation near Bude in north Cornwall for up to 16 guests.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
From: £3,295 per week, £2,450 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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The Sculptor´s Gardens

The Sculptor´s Gardens

Leominster, Herefordshire, UK

A luxury country escape overflowing in vintage fizz, this unique pairing of riverside properties offer the perfect retreat for large groups and families.

Sleeps: Up to 18 guests (16 adults and 2 children)
From: £5,495 per week
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: William Holland spa baths, outdoor kitchen, tree house, cinema room, games room with pool table

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