Looking for a holiday property near a river? Then take a look at our featured collection of riverside holiday cottages. They can be found in a variety of beautiful locations in England, Scotland and Wales. All have received positive reviews from previous occupants.
This beautiful 18th century property has been sympathetically-converted to offer stylish self catering accommodation for up to 10 guests. As far as riverside holiday properties go, it’s an absolute delight both inside and out. Set a secluded location near the River Hamble, Bailey Cottage is laid out over three floors and has four bedrooms (one with en-suite facilities) and a bathroom with corner bath and shower. The sumptuously-furnished interior also consists of an open plan interior comprising a modern, well-equipped kitchen with island, a dining area and comfy living room with wood-burner stove. Patio doors lead out from the living room to a side patio with seating and a hot tub. There’s also a games room which houses a pool table. Guests looking to explore the picturesque surroundings are within a short distance of the South Downs National Park as well as the New Forest. The nearby village of Bursledon is well-served by an excellent collection of pubs and top eateries.
Located in Ingleton and overlooking the River Doe, this traditional three-storey holiday property is brimming with character and charm. It sleeps up to six with three bedrooms (1 double, 1 king-size, 1 twin). The well-presented interior includes a compact but suitably equipped kitchen, a cosy sitting area with a pair of two-seater sofas and a wood-burner stove. To the rear of the property is a decked balcony that overlooks the river. On the doorstep is Ingleton – an attractive village set against the imposing backdrop of Ingleborough – one of the famous Three Peaks. As well as a good collection of restaurants and independent shops, Ingleton serves as a great base from which to explore these peaks as well as other beauty spots found throughout the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Notable visitor attractions in the vicinity include the Settle Carlisle Railway and Ribblehead Viaduct.
Those of you looking for holiday cottages on a river and self catering properties should direct your attention to this standout holiday dwelling. It’s a converted mill that dates from the 18th century that offers stylish accommodation for four with two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin). The beamed open-plan interior features a well-equipped kitchen, a spacious sitting area with imitation wood-burner and two sofas. Set on the River Petteril, Carleton Mill Cottage is about 3 miles from the bustling, historic border town of Carlisle with its famous castle and cathedral. A little further afield is the seaside town, Silloth with its majestic sea views and world-famous wedding venue, Gretna Green. Guests are also urged to take a trip on the Settle to Carlisle Railway – it runs for 73-miles across the Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines, taking in some absolutely majestic scenery along the way.
Set on a working farm near the market town of Callington, this stylish holiday pod accommodates two people. The cosy, stylish interior has an open-layout that integrates a small but modern kitchen, a shower room with shower, a sitting area with TV and a king-size double bed. The exterior includes a patio with furniture. Nestling in the Tamar Valley AONB and within twenty miles of Devon’s dramatic coast, Chapel Pod is well-placed for exploring this beautiful region as well as other places of local interest including the National Trust’s Cotehele – an impressive Tudor House with magnificent gardens. The historical towns of Tavistock and Launceston are also within driving distance as is the bustling port city of Plymouth.
A charming 500 year-old holiday cottage set on the majestic 75-acre Talhenbont Estate near Snowdonia National Park – it sleeps up to four guests with two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) and boasts a rustic interior that successfully fuses modern with traditional. Along with vaulted ceilings, stable doors and exposed beams, you’ll find the very latest modern conveniences to help make your stay an exceptional one. The kitchen area is well-equipped and has a dining table for six while the living room includes a feature-fireplace and large bay window. As well as a private garden with furniture and barbecue, guests have access to the estate’s grounds which include all-weather tennis courts. The picturesque Victorian seaside town of Criccieth is well worth a visit as are the sailing centres of Abersoch and Pwllheli. Top local visitor attractions include the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, Caernarfon Castle and the incomparable Llyn Peninsula.
This former manse dates from the mid 19th century and has been converted to offer high-quality holiday accommodation for up to eight guests. Set beside the River Avon near the village of Tomintoul, it retains many original character elements including feature fireplaces and sliding Georgian windows. There are four bedrooms (2 super king size doubles, 1 king size double, 1 children’s bunk room), a dining room with table for eight, a large farmhouse-style kitchen with AGA range cooker and two living rooms, one with an open-fire, the other with a wood-burner stove. This superb riverside cottage is ideally placed for exploring the magnificent Cairngorms National as well as the Glenlivet Estate and Speyside Malt Whisky Trail.
Gorgeous thatched riverside holiday cottage in Lewtrenchard Valley, Devon – exuding charm both inside and out, this lovely property is replete with character features including vaulted ceilings, exposed structural beams and traditional planked doors. There are two bedrooms (1 twin, 1 king-size double), a ground-floor bathroom with bath and shower over, a galley-style kitchen, dining room and sitting room with open-fireplace. The exterior comprises a garden patio that offers sublime views of the picturesque rural surroundings. There are numerous beauty spots in the vicinity such as Lydford Gorge, with its 30 meter waterfall, as well as the Lew Valley itself. Popular attractions nearby include Dingles Steam Village as well as Roadford Lake – a popular destination for water-sports enthusiasts.
This attractive Grade II listed property is located on a quiet lane along with a collection of holiday cottages set next to a river. Located in the pretty village of Ludlow, it offers cosy accommodation for two and comprises a stylish, beamed interior with an open-plan configuration. The compact kitchen is located under the staircase and the living room includes a free-standing wood-burning stove. Upstairs is a shower room with shower and a king-size double bedroom. A small table and chairs are located to the front of cottage. Old Town Cottage is very well placed for sampling the delights of Ludlow – a historic, timber-framed market town that features more than 500 listed buildings as well as an impressive 11th century castle. The town is also renowned for its highly-rated restaurants and boutique shops. Guests looking to venture further afield are within driving distance of picturesque towns such as Church Stretton (15 miles), Hereford (25 miles) and Shrewsbury (28 miles). Worcester, with its magnificent cathedral, is a little of 30 miles away.
18th century semi detached barn conversion that’s one of four riverside cottage properties in Shropshire. Able to sleep two people, this impressive property has been tastefully converted to offer contemporary accommodation, while retaining original character features such as exposed stone walls, oak ceiling beams and an open-fireplace. On the first floor is a beamed king-size bedroom and bathroom with corner bath and shower cubicle. The open-plan ground-floor comprises a modern kitchen with table for two and a comfortable living room with leather seating and an electric imitation wood-burner. To the front of the property is a patio with furniture and barbecue. Stable End is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there’s ample opportunity to explore the lovely unspoilt Shropshire countryside. The idyllic village of Bucknell is about two miles away and has two rural pubs. Within driving distance are the pretty market towns of Craven Arms, Knighton and Ludlow.
Set on the owner’s grounds in the Wye Valley, this charming holiday barn conversion sleeps four guests with two bedrooms (1 king-size double, 1 double). The property exudes character inside and out. The downstairs area is open-plan, incorporating a well-equipped kitchen area, a dining table and cosy sitting room with leather sofas. Patio doors lead out from the living room to an enclosed patio garden with furniture and barbecue. Guests also have access to an adjacent field which is set on the River Wye–a bridge leads from the field to an island on the river on which guests can relax and take in the idyllic surroundings. Fishing is also available by prior arrangement with the owners. The stunning Wye Valley is replete with beauty spots such as Symonds Yat, the Forest of Dean and the Black Mountains. Top visitor attractions in the vicinity include Goodrich Castle as well as the historical towns of Monmouth and Hereford.
Located on the River Cocker in Cockermouth, Waterside Croft is a well-presented holiday property that offers self catering accommodation for four. On the first floor are two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) and a bathroom with bath and shower cubicle. The downstairs area comprises a large, suitably-equipped kitchen with dining table and a living room with wood-burner effect stove. Waterside Croft is superbly-appointed – on the doorstep is Cockermouth – a vibrant, bustling market town that’s well-served by good restaurants and shops as well as historical attractions such as the family home of William Wordsworth. Waterside Croft also serves as a great base from which to explore north-western Lake District beauty spots including Watch Hill peak, Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwent Water. Also in the vicinity are charming Lakeland towns including Whitehaven, Kewsick and Workington.