25 of the Best Waterside Stays

25 of the Best Waterside Stays

3rd July 2023

River, lake or seaside, here are 25 of our fave UK stays where you can dangle your feet in the water and watch the world go by. 

Stormhouse North

Appin - Argyll

Sleeps 2

Luxurious accommodation in the wilds of Argyll, where guests can enjoy spectacular panoramic vistas and an indulgent soak in the hot tub.

Portamaggie Cottage

Portpatrick - Dumfries and Galloway

Sleeps 2

Traditional stone cottage with hot tub just yards from a beautiful beach on the stunning coastline in Dumfries and Galloway.


Stoke Fleming - South Devon

Sleeps 2 per cabin

Enjoy an off-grid break in a stunning location. These stylish cabins (with bathroom cabins next door) offer spectacular sea views and access to Devon's best beaches.

Albion Nights

Norwich - Norfolk

Sleeps 2

Outdoor bathing and off-grid relaxation are on offer in rural Norfolk in this charming, cosy cabin.

Owain's Brace

Llanfaelog - Anglesey

Sleeps 2

Two linked shepherd’s huts with a hot tub overlooking a lake on the southwest coast of Anglesey, a luxurious rural escape.

Leverburgh Loft

Isle of Harris - Eilean Siar

Sleeps 2

Former Post Office on the Isle of Harris, converted into a quirky holiday apartment with great access to surrounding beaches and marvellous walking routes.

Bothan Dubh

Abernyte - Perthshire

Sleeps 2

A stunning, homely cabin overlooking a pretty pond in the beautiful Perthshire countryside. The perfect choice for a romantic retreat for two.

WildLuing Cabins

Oban - Argyll

Sleeps 2 per cabin

Simple and stylish artisan-crafted cabins sitting above the shore of a stunning Scottish bay in Argyll.

Ditchling Cabin

Hassocks - East Sussex

Sleeps 4

Experience luxury lakeside living in this cosy cabin with hot tub, nestled in the beautiful countryside of the South Downs National Park.

Sopley Retreat

Sopley - Dorset

Sleeps 4

Escape to the New Forest at the luxurious Sopley Retreat, a sleek and contemporary lodge, complete with an outdoor hot tub and beautiful riverside views.

Weavers Rest

Biddenden - Kent

Sleeps 4

Live in harmony with nature at this Scandi-style waterside retreat on a stunning Tudor estate in Kent. Chic designer living with a view.

Windmill Cabin

Newdigate - Surrey

Sleeps 4

Relax and enjoy the tranquil views from this stunning lakeside retreat in the heart of the Surrey Hills.

Chapel House Bosham

Bosham - West Sussex

Sleeps 5

Beautifully converted Chapel House, perched beside a millstream in the picturesque village of Bosham – a wonderful coastal retreat for families or friends.

Mayar Bhan

Achnasheen - Ross-shire

Sleeps 6

A fabulous holiday home with stunning sea views and beautiful private grounds, situated in Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands.

The Woodsman's Lodge

Hintlesham - Suffolk

Sleeps 6

Luxurious Suffolk safari tent with two tiered deck, stunning view of the lake and a hot tub.

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…

Loulou by the Ocean

West Coast - Scottish Highlands

Sleeps 6

Restored coastal cottage, contemporary living by the Atlantic Ocean in the Scottish Highlands.


Gairloch - Highlands

Sleeps 6

Sleek and spacious contemporary Highlands cottage, with three double bedrooms, enviable views and modern amenities.

Malachite Lodge

Cerney Wick - Gloucestershire

Sleeps 8

Contemporary lakeside holiday home with a hot tub overlooking the water in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park, perfect for families or groups of friends.

Pier House

Dittisham - Devon

Sleeps 8

Enjoy incredible views and riverside living at this luxury home on the River Dart, complete with swimming pool.


Cairndow - Argyll

Sleeps 10

Spacious family house on the banks of Loch Fyne in West Scotland with a private beach and spectacular views over the water.

Dinham Weir House

Ludlow - Shropshire

Sleeps 12 +2

Wonderful riverside retreat in an incredible location at the foot of Ludlow Castle – the perfect venue for a special celebration.

Barford Beach House

nr. Bude - Cornwall

Sleeps 12 (+4)

Head to the North Cornwall coast at Barford, a stunning holiday home for up to 16 people that offers sea views and luxurious living.

Angmering on Sea Beach House

Angerming on Sea - West Sussex

Sleeps 20

Enjoy the glamour and luxury of this splendid New England-style beachfront house in West Sussex.

Fallbarrow Hall

Windermere - Cumbria

Sleeps 36

Newly renovated, palatial Victorian Gothic mansion backing onto Lake Windermere.

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