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Canalside cottages

Steep yourself in the real world of the waterways and stay in a historic canalside cottage.
Many were once a lock-keeper's home and it's easy to be romanced by the rich history of the waterways.
A weekend away in a canalside cottage invites you soak up the life of the waterways, enjoy the slow activity of the day, followed by the stillness after dusk, until the dawn chorus wakes you again.
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Tixall Gatehouse   -  01628 825925   -  Great Haywood, Stafford, Staffordshire 

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Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal  Dog Friendly
Landmark Trust. Overlooking Tixall Wide

Wharf Cottage   -  01785 284292   -  The Wharf, Norbury Junction, Staffordshire, ST20 0PN   Google Maps Icon

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Shropshire Union Canal  Dog Friendly
Canalside at Norbury Junction. Also available as B&B

Top Lock Cottage   -  07850 622281   -  Top Lock Cottage Long Buckby Wharf, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 7PW   Google Maps Icon

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Grand Union Canal (Midlands)  Eco-Friendly / Green Business
Historic lock side cottage on Grand Union Canal in rural Northamptonshire refurbished in 2012 available for holidays & short breaks. Beautifully appointed comfortable holiday accommodation for four. See our website for photos and full details. Lovely canalside location situated directly alongside Buckby top lock.

Foxtwood Cottages   -  01538 266160   -  Foxt Road, Froghall, Staffordshire, ST10 2HJ   Google Maps Icon

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Caldon Canal  Wheelchair Accessible LocationDog Friendly
Canalside near Froghall Wharf

Whipcott Water Cottages Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating  -  01823 672339   -  Holcombe Rogus, Nr Wellington, Devon, TA21 ONA   Google Maps Icon

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Grand Western Canal  Wheelchair Accessible LocationDog Friendly

Canalside Properties Star RatingStar RatingStar Rating  -  01604 864098   -  3 Canalside, Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, NN12 7SE   Google Maps Icon

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Grand Union Canal (Midlands)  Dog Friendly
Two delightful canalside cottages in the village of Stoke Bruerne, next to The Canal Museum at the top of the flight of 7 locks and opposite The Boat Inn.  Available for rent all year round.

Stoke Bruerne Cottages Star RatingStar RatingStar Rating  -  01604 864098   -  Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire 

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Grand Union Canal (South)  Dog Friendly

Oakford Cottage & Tearoom   -  01773 852406   -  Robin Hood Whatstandwell, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5HF   Google Maps Icon

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Cromford Canal 
Canal at the bottom of the gardens

Lime Trees & Beech Wood at Stockton Brook Water Works Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating  -  01782 502237 or 07772457080   -  Leek New Road Stockton Brook, Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire, ST9 9NU   Google Maps Icon

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Caldon Canal  Eco-Friendly / Green Business
Two canalside cottages on the Caldon Canal. Down a track, light and airy houses surrounded by green trees and countryside but just a walk from good Pubs, Post Office and Shop. A great place to simply be, paint, read, relax, yet close to many attractions from the Potteries to the lovely market town of Leek. Member of Walkers & Cyclists Welcome Scheme.

Heritage Wharf Bungalow   -  01782 785700   -  Station Road, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3JZ   Google Maps Icon

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Macclesfield Canal 
Canalside in the marina

Canal Cottage   -  0844 8471352   -  Hollybush Inn, Denford, Staffordshire, ST13 7JT   Google Maps Icon

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Caldon Canal  Dog Friendly
Canalside near bridge 38
Distances are calculated as a straight line from point to point and thus do not represent distance of travel.
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Canalside Holiday Cottages Near Stafford, Towcester, Kidsgrove, Denford & Stoke-On-Trent.

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