It’s easy to get caught up in finding the perfect beachside property for the summer but our riverside cottages benefit from beautiful views and are usually tucked away in quieter corners of the South and West.
Like a scene from Wind in the Willows or Swallows and Amazons, staying in a cottage by the river in Devon and Cornwall lets you unwind in a serene location. Away from the bustling crowds, tucked away down a leafy lane in a secret part of the county, these beautiful properties gaze across the rivers that snake through the green hills.
Whether you’re looking for direct river access or simply a spectacular view, you’ll be impressed by our selection of riverside holiday cottages.
Cargreen | Sleeps 4
Sit by the water’s edge on the border of Cornwall and Devon. Riverside Cottage sits beside the River Tamar with a spacious terrace, newly renovated interiors and private balconies off both bedrooms. This home from home really makes the most of this beautiful location.
Appledore | Sleeps 8
This contemporary north Devon property benefits from views across the estuary from Appledore across to Instow. A charming place to relax, sit back and watch the world go by, the interiors at Waterhayes invite you to find comfort while you marvel at the views.
St Just | Sleeps 4
Find your own personal river just outside the back door of The Porthole. A traditional Cornish barn conversion with a lovely green garden to soak up the sunshine of far west Cornwall, hide away in the village of St Just for your next holiday.
5.5 miles SW of Falmouth | Sleeps 6
Access this traditional Cornish cottage down a private lane that opens up to far-reaching views of the Helford River across to Frenchman’s Creek. The secluded cottage is surrounded by a sun terrace and a one acre garden that slopes down to the water’s edge and a private water frontage, perfect for catching the last rays of the evening sunshine while dabbling your toes in the water.
Shaldon | Sleeps 14
This luxury mansion has enough room for a big family gathering overlooking the River Teign. Steps lead from the garden down to the waterside if you want to get closer to nature, otherwise simply sitting on the decking or at the dining room table will afford you brilliant views of the river.
1.4 miles SW of Portscatho | Sleeps 6
This period property enjoys amazing views over the water from almost every room. However, the south-facing slate terrace is the perfect spot to watch the boats come and go on the river while basking in the Cornish sunshine. Simplistic interiors and picturesque outlooks mean you’ll never want to leave Weatheroak.
This is just a selection of our portfolio. Take a look at the rest of our holiday cottages in the UK.