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.
Dittisham - Devon
Picturesque Devon holiday home situated above the River Dart with spectacular views
The Treehouse on the Lake
Praze-an-Beeble - Cornwall
Treetop hideaway nestled above the forest floor in the woodlands of Cornwall’s luxurious Clowance Estate.
The Raft at Chigborough
Chigborough - Essex
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
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
Beccles - Suffolk
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
Just minutes from Rye, Camber Sands and Romney Marsh is this inviting cabin and hideaway for two.
Water Lily Lodge
White Colne - Essex
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
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!
Lechlade - Gloucestershire
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 Wells - Worcestershire
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
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.
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
Busserolles - Dordogne
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
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
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
Enjoy a comfy and unique stay in an aluminium vessel sat on the water in the beautiful city of Stockholm.
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