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Waterside Holiday Cottages

Whatever the occasion we have an incredible house for you

Whether it’s by the sea or overlooking a picturesque lake, waterside holiday cottages have that certain je ne sais quoi that makes any holiday extra-special. Marvel at beautiful views every single morning when you wake up. Make a splash in the water with the kids – or even your pooch. And take in that unique sea breeze of the seaside.

At kate & tom’s, we’ve searched the country for the most stunning waterside holiday cottages. Big enough for the whole family, our large holiday homes provide the perfect space to relax, have fun and create priceless memories with all your loved ones in an idyllic waterside location.

Holiday cottages by the water

Dive into your next UK staycation with a luxury cottage holiday by the water. From lakeside retreats to large houses by the sea, the endless blue views and cooling dips make a holiday on the water ideal for families and friends alike. Whether you’re bringing the whole family along for a much-needed reunion or planning a once-in-a-lifetime weekend trip with your friends, a waterside holiday is the ultimate way to relax and unwind.

Enjoy fresh seafood and a glass of your favourite wine overlooking the sea on your private balcony terrace. Lose yourself in a new book with the sound of the waves transporting you into the pages. Dig out your hiking boots and explore the hidden trails starting at your front door. The options are endless with a waterside holiday in the UK.

There’s something for everyone by the water in England and Wales. The little ones will love paddling in the shallows with their bucket and spade in tow. And for the bigger kids, the water sports on offer are sure to get the hearts racing. White water rafting in Wales or surfing in Newquay – adrenaline junkies will be in their element.

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Ultimate waterside locations

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the water outside your window. And our coastal cottages are perfect for stunning views and plenty of exciting opportunities to explore. From the long stretches of golden sands along the Devon coast to the rugged Yorkshire seafront, we have cottages in some of the most impressive locations on the UK coastline.

Why not try out a riverside cottage? Rentals on the Avon or Trent provide a tranquil way of life, with slow moving waters and lazy riverboat rides. Or, if you’re planning a livelier getaway, the Mersey is ideal for a stag or hen weekend. Not only have you got gorgeous river views over the large channel, but Liverpool is home to some iconic nightlife hotspots and a cultural hub for football fans and music lovers alike.

Perhaps the lakes are more your style. Explore the many blue expanses at home in the Lake District, with England’s largest lake taking centre stage. Kayak in the clear blue waters, hike along the lakeside trails and wander around the many picturesque villages.

Dog-friendly, child-friendly and more

If there’s one thing to make your waterside holiday that little more special, it’s bringing man’s best friend along with you. With a kate & tom’s dog-friendly holiday cottage, your pooch can enjoy the cooling waters outside your front door with you. The coastal walks, riverside wanders and lakes to swim in are sure to delight your four-legged friends.

Whether you’re planning a quiet week away with your family or a large birthday bash by the water, we have a range of luxury cottages to suit you. Choose one of our large cottages sleeping over 40 guests for big celebrations with all of your loved ones. With large, landscaped gardens stretching out into the water, there’s plenty of space for family games and relaxing in the sun.

Small or large, all of our holiday homes are filled with everything you need and more for an unforgettable getaway with your friends and family. From taking a dip in the heated pools to curling up in front of the open fire, you’re sure to impress your guests with a kate & tom’s holiday.

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When it comes to waterside holiday cottages, we pull out all the stops to make your holiday truly unforgettable. Invite the whole family for a much-needed gathering or get all your friends together for a once-in-a-lifetime week away. One thing’s for sure – you’ll all be talking about it for years to come.

If you’d like any help finding the perfect cottage by the sea, a lake or even a river, our friendly travel team is always on hand. Having visited and even stayed at many of the waterside holiday homes on our site, we can make your decision a lot easier with a wealth of useful information.