20 of the Best CoolStays by Lakes and Rivers

20 of the Best CoolStays by Lakes and Rivers

14th May 2019

Whether you prefer relaxing with a book on a sunny riverbank or waterskiing at top speed across a lake, waterside holidays offer something fun for everybody. Take a look at 20 of our favourite CoolStays properties situated beside a lake or river.

Dart View

Dittisham - Devon

Sleeps 12

Picturesque Devon holiday home situated above the River Dart with spectacular views

The Treehouse on the Lake

Praze-an-Beeble - Cornwall

Sleeps 4

Treetop hideaway nestled above the forest floor in the woodlands of Cornwall’s luxurious Clowance Estate.

The Raft at Chigborough

Chigborough - Essex

Sleeps 4

An exceptional way to experience life on the water, with room for four in this floating lake cabin on the Essex coast. There’s a hot tub, a boat and an inviting covered deck

The Dinham River House

Ludlow - Shropshire

Sleeps 12

A stunning house in a picture perfect location, The Dinham River House has special occasion written all over it. There’s room for 13 to enjoy its immaculate interiors and riverside gardens

Secret Water

Beccles - Suffolk

Sleeps 4

Secret Water offers visitors a truly unique experience with all the usual glamping fun but on the water in Suffolk

Rye River Cabin

Rye - Sussex

Sleeps 2

Just minutes from Rye, Camber Sands and Romney Marsh is this inviting cabin and hideaway for two.

Water Lily Lodge

White Colne - Essex

Sleeps 6

A beautifully secluded farm location and lake views right outside - Water Lily Lodge will introduce you to the hidden countryside of the Colne Valley


Wroxham - Norfolk

Sleeps 8

Incredible architect-designed holiday home that shows you the Norfolk Broads up close. Room for eight and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy on the irresistible deck.

The Harpy Houseboat

Tower Bridge - London

Sleeps 10 adults and 2 small children

An historic London floating home with the postcard view of Tower Bridge, The Harpy is like no houseboat you’ve ever seen!

Orchard Lakehouse

Lechlade - Gloucestershire

Sleeps 10

Let art into your life at this contemporary house with a lakeside view that also offers you access to a spa, full hotel services and activities for children.

Tenbury Treehouse

Tenbury Wells - Worcestershire

Sleeps 4

Luxury thatched treehouse with private hot tub, perched on the banks of a Worcestershire lake.

Brompton Lakes Lodges

Richmond - Yorkshire

Sleeps 6 per lodge

Luxury, lakeside lodges on a private country estate, just a few miles away from the idyllic Yorkshire Dales…

The Boathouse at Knotts End

Penrith - Cumbria

Sleeps 2

Perched on the water, this lake district bolthole offers plenty of romantic charm and views that go on forever - perfect for just the two of you


Ullswater - The Lake District

Sleeps 8 - 12 per property

Inspiring holiday homes for large groups with breathtaking views of Ullswater and decadent five star gold accommodation.

Another Place

Ullswater - Cumbria

Sleeps 2-5 per room

Stunning Lake District landscapes, acres of space and great food and drink… There are many more reasons to get to know this boutique hotel in Ullswater

Fisherman's Cabin

Busserolles - Dordogne

Sleeps 2-4

An inspirational, handcrafted cabin, hidden off the beaten track in the Dordogne

Modern Boat Berlin

Berlin - Germany

Sleeps 4 (2 adults and 2 children)

Discover a life on the water by hopping aboard this houseboat and taking in the natural surroundings of the city of Berlin.

Casas de Pousadouro

Santa Cruz do Douro - Baião

Sleeps 16

Charming and luxury holiday homes nestled on the banks of the Douro River - Explore the valley or sit and admire the breathtaking scenery

GetAway Deluxe Cabin 03

Rotterdam - Zuid Holland

Sleeps 4

Totally lose yourself in this stylish cabin, situated on its own private island, yet just 15 minutes from the vibrant city of Rotterdam.

Marine Cabin Stockholm

Bergshamra - Stockholm

Sleeps 4-6

Enjoy a comfy and unique stay in an aluminium vessel sat on the water in the beautiful city of Stockholm.

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