Canal Side Cottages
Enjoy peace and quiet in a canal-side cottage, far from crowds
and everyday mayhem. If you think canals are just for narrow-boat
enthusiasts, then think again. They attract all kinds of people
with all kinds of interests. Yes you can hire a boat for the day or
book a restaurant cruise, but there's so much more.
Sample the 'great outdoors' slowly on a canal-side cottage holiday…
A canal-side cottage holiday instantly reduces stress. Walk
along towpaths and view things from a different perspective. Get
close to nature and wildlife. Explore hidden backwaters of busy
cities. There's even a long-distance National Trail, the Thames
Path, linking the Cotswolds
with the capital.
Many canal paths are also open to cyclists, though there are
strict speed limits and a permit is sometimes required. Or cast
your line and catch tonight's supper to prepare in your own
There are usually lots of welcoming pubs and restaurants along
the banks - perfect for lazy afternoons and alfresco dining as you
watch life on the water slowly pass you by.
Extraordinary canal-side attractions range from Wiltshire's
Caen Hill Locks and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (a World Heritage
Site) in North
Wales, to the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland
- the world's first rotating boat lift.