If you prefer to watch boats rather than be on one, how about a relaxing holiday in our 3 - 4 star holiday cottage. ‘Waterside’. Our 150 year old detached cottage, is a fun place to be and perfect for guests wishing to sit and relax while watching the boats. Available for short breaks throughout the year except Bank Holiday weeks when we only accept weekly bookings. Set in a working boatyard, it is perfect for families wishing to experience a different kind of holiday, with lots of boats coming and going. It is a 20-minute walk from a choice of shops, pubs and restaurants, and 25 minutes walk to a leisure centre. Situated on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, there are many National Trust properties, and other historic sights and places of interest nearby. We are unable to offer Day Boats for Hire, however we provide a list of local day boat operators. For further details please click onto the owners website at the bottom of this page.
Waterside is privately owned by James Griffin and has been a holiday cottage since 2001. As Managing Director of 'The Wyvern Shipping Co Ltd', which has built and hired luxury narrow boats on the Grand Union Canal since 1958, James knows all about quality and customer expectations. The cottage is maintained to the highest standards by the owner and boat yard staff. Any problems there is always some one available to assist.
James Griffin purchased this cottage in 2001
Waterside is a fantastic location for adults and children. Set in spacious well maintained boat yard grounds, which include large canal side lawn and picnic benches, you can enjoy the boats cruising past from the garden or the conservatory. The cottage has good modern internal facilities and large country kitchen. The attic rooms being very popular with teenagers. Waterside is a fun place to stay with lots of local walks and places to visit.
We had a lovely time. The cottage is clean and comfy and the kitchen is the best we have ever found. Big dining table and really spacious dining room were a real bonus. Garden, views and accommodation all good. Hope to revisit soon. P&J Morgan
Lovely cottage, well equipped, great time together with friends. Thank you.
Well what can I say! Amazing! Lovely place to stay. So homely.
We have enjoyed 'people watching' in the conservatory. Nosing at all the boats and very much enjoyed a visit to Bletchley Park. Cottage very clean. Thanks very much.
Leighton Buzzard station 1 mile.
Heathrow airport 40 miles
Stansted airport 45 miles
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.