General

Waterside Cottage enjoys an elevated position above the Grand Union Canal on the edge of the Chiltern Hills in Bedfordshire. This 150 year old detached waterside holiday cottage is the perfect base for families or groups of friends who wish to enjoy this picturesque setting and visit the many attractions and historic sites nearby.

Great location in Linslade which adjoins the market town of Leighton Buzzard, where there is a choice of shops, pubs and restaurants, approximately 20 minute walk.

Discover the peace and tranquillity of the Inland waterways in this 6 bed cottage which can accommodate up to 11 people. Set in a working boatyard this is the ideal location for guests wishing to relax and watch the boats float by. The living room is furnished with a cosy wood burning stove making this the perfect retreat all year round.

Please note: Cottage is priced for 6-8 people, 15% discount for groups of 1-5 and 12% addition for parties 9-11.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Ground Floor - Master double bedroom (5ft bed) with ensuite shower room, W/C, 2 hand basins, washing machine & tumble dryer.

Ground Floor - 2 x twin bedrooms.

Ground Floor - Double bedroom.

Ground Floor - Family bathroom with shower over bath, W/C, hand basin & heated towel rail.

Ground Floor - Shower room, W/C, hand basin & heated towel rail.

Attic - 1 x single bedroom with sloping ceilings leading through to a twin bedroom also with sloping ceilings.

Pets

Sorry pets are not accepted.

Terms & Conditions

25% deposit - Balance due 8 weeks prior to holiday start day.

Arrival from 3.30pm & 10.00am departure.

Full gas heating & electricity all included.

Sorry no smoking.

All bedding, bed linen & towels are provided.

Cot & Highchair available.

All male/female parties or mixed parties under 25 years at the owners discretion.

Weekly breaks: Fri - Fri or Mon - Mon
Weekend breaks 3 nights: Fri - Mon
Midweek breaks 4 nights: Mon - Fri

Location Information

Leighton Buzzard is a 20 minute walk away with shops, pubs & restaurants.

The Globe Pub on the canal is only 10-15 minutes' walk away either by the canal towpath or by road.

Access to canal frontage (children take care).

Launch you own canoes / dinghy - a licence is not required if you are a member of the British Canoe Union.

Buoyancy aids available.

Fishing - national rod license required. (local day tickets £3). No fishing at boatyard.

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Optional Extras

  • Cot & highchair available.

Terms & Conditions


Waterside Cottage Conditions of Letting

1. Booking: Waterside cottage is booked when a signed booking form together with 25% of the total hire fee to the nearest pound has been received and acknowledged by the Company (E J Griffin Waterside). This booking can then only be altered/cancelled by an authorized person in writing.
2. Balance of Hire Fees: The balance of hire fees is due to be paid to the Company eight weeks before the start of your holiday.
3. Cancellation: If you have to cancel, telephone the Company immediately, then confirm in writing. The Company will make every effort to re-let the cottage for an administrative charge of 25% of the hire fee. If unsuccessful you remain responsible for the balance of the hire fees. The company does not have a holiday cancellation scheme.
4. Hire Period: The hire period starts at 3.30pm Monday/Friday. The hire period ends at 10.00am on the Monday/Friday.
5. Taking Over: On arrival you will be shown around the cottage and asked to sign an Acceptance Certificate.
6. Brochure: Every effort is made to ensure that the description of Waterside is accurate. The Company cannot accept liability for any inaccuracies that may exist.
7 Insurance: The Company has Public Liability cover of £3,000,000. The Company cannot accept any liability for loss or damage to the Hirers property, baggage, vehicles etc however caused.
8. Breakages: All breakages must be paid for on departure.
9. Company Reservations: The Company reserves the right to refuse to hand over the cottage to any person who, in their opinion, is not suitable to take charge of it. In this event all money will be refunded in full and the Hirers shall have no other claim against the Company. Families only - All Male/Female parties and mixed parties under 25yrs at the owners discretion. If, owing to circumstances beyond the control of the Company, it is unable to provide the Cottage, the Company will refund in full all monies paid and the Hirers shall have no further claim against the Company.

Property Features

  • ATTIC:
  • 1 x single bedroom with sloping ceilings leading through to 1 x twin bedroom also with sloping ceilings.
  • Small attic lounge suitable for up to 3 people with TV and DVD player.
  • GROUND FLOOR:
  • Master double bedroom (5ft bed) with ensuite shower room, W/C, 2 x hand basins, washing machine & tumble dryer.
  • 2 x twin bedrooms.
  • 1 x double bedroom.
  • Family bathroom - Shower over bath, W/C, hand basin & heated towel rail.
  • Shower room - W/C, basin & heated towel rail.
  • Beamed lounge with log burning stove. Logs £8 per basket (please do not bring your own logs as they may not be a suitable size for the stove).
  • Freeview TV, DVD player.
  • French doors to conservatory.
  • Large dining room with seating for up to 11.
  • Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen - Gas cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher.
  • Large shared boatyard grounds with small, private back garden.
  • BBQ, picnic bench & front terrace with furniture overlooking the canal.
  • Access to canal - Mooring at property for canoes.
  • Ample car parking available for 4 cars, further cars can be left in the main car park.
  • FREE WIFI Available.
  • Full gas heating & electricity is included.
  • All bedding, bed linen & towels are provided.
  • Beds are made up for your arrival.
  • Sorry no pets.
  • No smoking please.
  • Please note: Cottage is priced for 6-8 people, 15% discount for groups of 1-5 and 12% addition for parties 9-11.

Local Fishing Information



Waterside Cottage on The Grand Union Canal

Important Information

  • A fishing licence is required, this can be purchased online via the Environment Agency here.
  • No fishing at the boatyard/cottage.
  • Local day tickets £3.

Local Attractions

Waterside Cottage

Milton Keynes - Xscape, Airkicks and very large indoor shooping centre.

Whipsnade Zoo - 8 miles.

Woburn Abbey & Safari Park - 5 miles.

Stoke Bruerne & the Waterways museum - 20 miles.

Aylesbury, Bedford and Hemel Hempstead - all within 20 miles.

Chiltern Hills, Ridgeway walk & Tring Reservoirs - 6 miles.