Waterside Accommodation Library

Coastal or Inland waters members guide to useful places to rent for sailing breaks.

Please detail here any holiday accommodation that members would enjoy staying in and that are particularly supportive for our sport.

Please feel free to edit and supplement this posting to make it as useful as possible with the information you may require when looking and choosing the best holiday let for you.

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The usual information for the accommodation i.e. Type of property, how many bedrooms, lounge, kitchen arrangements, domestic facilities i.e. washing machine dryer, etc., etc.

Useful information for the sailing, i.e. local slips, trailer parking, tidal access to slip, access to the boat.

Travelling to venue information.

Overnight stop points” – places where the trailer and tow vehicle can be safely parked whilst the driver rests /eats?

Local amenities for shopping, children’s entertainment, etc.

Mylor Yacht Harbour: One of my favourites; Mylor is a small harbour just north of Falmouth with some on-site holiday cottages. It doesn’t get easier than this because you can keep the boat on a pontoon 100m from your cottage. There is also plenty of trailer and car parking. I love sailing on the Fal and Mylor is perfectly positioned for this. http://www.mylorharbourside.com/ and http://www.mylor.com/ .

Here are a few others I know of but haven’t tried:

St Anthony-in-Meneage, on the Helford river. Holiday cottages plus launching, storage and moorings. http://www.stanthony.co.uk/

Redcliffe Farm camp site, Wareham. Camp site on the Frome at the NW end of Poole harbour. Has its own slipway and plenty of trailer parking. About a 10 min motor down the Frome to Poole harbour, but is much quieter than most Poole slipways and is part of the camp site. I’ve never camped there (mainly because I live 15 mins away!) but use the slipway a lot. Also a good spot for canoeing on the Frome. http://www.redcliffefarmcamping.co.uk/

Rockley Park, Poole. Don’t know much about this other than it is a caravan park in Poole which has its own slipway, boat park and sailing school. http://www.rockleypark.co.uk/

Mariner’s cottage in Emsworth see  http://mariners-cottage.com

It is about 100 yd from the hard where I have launched my BR20. I have also launched it and kept it in the Emsworth yacht harbour.

Elastic Cottage, on the Ardgour Peninsula near Fort William, overlooking Loch Linnhe http://www.kingairloch.co.uk/self-catering/ The estate provides several free mooring buoys (and a decent free slipway) just around the corner from the cottage in Loch a’Choire and there is also an excellent seafood restaurant there. Abundant wildlife (otters, pine martens, red deer, eagles) and an excellent place to prepare for Sail Caledonia, which starts 20 miles away.

Skye Boat Lodge, Skye. Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms and includes a private 40 meter timber decked pontoon, capable of accommodating large yachts, leading off a veranda that surrounds the house.  http://www.skyeboatlodge.co.uk/index.html

Knoydart House, luxury self catering accommodation holiday house. A large stunning luxury architect eco designed holiday cottage venue on the remote Knoydart Peninsula, highlands, West Coast, Scotland – with one of the best sea loch hot tub views in Scotland, directly overlooking Loch Nevis and complete with two moorings.  http://www.knoydarthouse.co.uk/

North Devon: Watermouth Harbour, between Ifracombe and Combe Martin http://www.ports.org.uk/port.asp?id=783 Boats can be launched into the harbour at most states of tide and there is a car park where trailers may be left. Visitor moorings outside the breakwater probably need to be booked in advance in high season – Watermouth Yacht Club .The harbour is sheltered from all except NW gales. There are numerous accommodation possibilities in the area, including camping, caravanning, static vans and more upmarket rooms. I think this one is quite good, overlooking the harbour entrance:  http://www.widmouthfarmcottages.co.uk/