Waterside Cottage enjoys an elevated position alongside the Grand Union Canal in Bedfordshire, with traditional narrowboats chugging past within a stone’s throw of the property.

This large 150 year old detached waterside holiday cottage is the perfect base for a family get together or a group of friends who plan to enjoy the cottage’s picturesque setting as well as visiting the many towns, attractions and historic sites nearby, which include Bletchley Park, Leighton Buzzard Heritage Railway and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

The Waterside Cottage occupies a great location next to a working canal wharf in the village of Linslade which adjoins the market town of Leighton Buzzard, where you’ll find a choice of shops, pubs, takeaways and restaurants, just 20 minutes’ walk away over the canal bridge.

This lovely canalside holiday cottage can accommodate up to 11 people in 6 bedrooms. The living room is furnished with a cosy wood burning stove and there’s a generous dining table which can accommodate large groups. The kitchen has a door leading to an outside garden / picnic area to the rear of the cottage (BBQ available) and there’s a glass conservatory with patio furniture at the front, overlooking the canal.

Note: A great holiday retreat all year round, Waterside Cottage is priced for 6 to 8 people. There is a 15% discount for groups ranging between 1 and 5 people or an addition of 12% for parties of 9 to 11 guests.

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.


Sorry pets are not accepted.

Terms & Conditions

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

Arrival from 4.30pm & 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.

Tesco supermarket is 5 minutes away by car.

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

Buoyancy aids available.

Fishing available on the other side of the canal. National rod licence required. Local day tickets £5. No fishing at the cottage/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 completed booking form together with 25% of the total hire fee to the nearest pound or full payment if the booking is within 8 weeks has been received and acknowledged by the Owner (E J Griffin - Waterside). This booking can then only be altered/cancelled by an authorized person in writing. Bookings are made through The Wyvern Shipping Co Ltd.
2. Balance of Hire Fees: The balance of hire fees is due to be paid eight weeks before the start of your holiday.
3. Cancellation: If you have to cancel, telephone the Owner immediately, then confirm in writing. The Owner 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 Cottage is accurate. The Owner cannot accept liability for any inaccuracies that may exist.
7 Insurance: Waterside Cottage has Public Liability cover of £3,000,000. The Owner 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. Owners Reservations: The Owner 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 Owner. All Male/Female parties and mixed parties under 25yrs are accepted at the owners discretion. If, owing to circumstances beyond the control of the Owner, they are unable to provide the Cottage, the Owner will refund in full all monies paid and the Hirers shall have no further claim against the Owner.

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.
  • 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.
  • Hand wash, Hair & Body wash & conditioner
  • 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, Bluetooth Sound System
  • French doors to conservatory.
  • Large dining room with seating for up to 11.
  • Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen - Gas cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher.
  • Dishwasher tablets, bin bags, fire lighters, washing up liquid provided.
  • 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.
  • Car parking.
  • Storage for bicycles.
  • 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.
  • Fishing available on the other side of the canal only. Local day tickets available approx £5. Fishing tackle shop 10 min.
  • Tiddenfoot Waterside Park is about 20 minutes walk away and has a large fishing lake containing catfish of up to 2 metres in length, as well as good numbers of carp, tench, rudd and bream. Fishing on the lake requires a permit from the Leighton Buzzard Angling Club. Click here for more information.

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.