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Lakes and lochs (5)

Stay near a loch or lake on your next holiday and discover the true meaning of getting away from it all. Whatever the weather, staying in one of these cottages, farmhouses or other rural retreats will lift your spirits and help you completely unwind and relax.


Visit Scotland for breathtaking panoramic views of the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands – you could stay near Loch Lomond, Loch Ness or one of the 600+ other lochs. Or wake up to the tranquillity of Windermere in the Lake District, the valleys and llyns,of Wales or the many lakes dotted around France, Italy and Spain.


Lakes and lochs make great bases for activity holidays. You could have a go at fishing or get out onto the water by going kayaking or windsurfing. Mostly nestled inside pretty valleys, the surrounding area is almost always ideal for hiking and mountain biking too.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £73 / night

£511 - £554 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Close to Central Station, comfortable, stylish, quiet and romantic. Three rooms for just the two of you. Own entrance. Great breakfast, bikes and Canadian canoe included.  …see more


6 Jul 2015

5/5

"A special birthday trip"

I booked this house boat as a special 60th birthday for my husband, it did not disappoint. Within easy walking distance from Amsterdam central train station and very easy to find. Flip couldn't be th… More


5 May 2015

5/5

"Typisches Amsterdam"

So stellt man sich Amsterdam vor . auf der einen Seite traditionell , auf der anderen Seite modern und dazwischen die MS Luctor zum wohnen mit allem drum und dran. Liebevolle Details wie Seife, Duschg… More

thanks for these kind words! warm regards, flip


22 Oct 2014

5/5

"A real treasure"

I agree with all the other positive reviews. We enjoyed 4 nights on board and felt very privileged to be able to enjoy life afloat amongst Amsterdam's residential boat (or rather ship!) community. I… More

thanks for these generous words! regards, flip

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Excellent 5/5 

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Loire Valley / Loches

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £100 / night

£695 - £1095 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Domaine de Matounet 1 is a lovely cottage well appointed with the charm of a traditional farmhouse. Very quiet setting with unique panoramic views of the medieval fortress of Bridoré, castle of Loire valley. Ideal to relax with your family and friends. 4 acres of park  …see more


5 Jul 2015

5/5

"Tranquility in France""

Without a doubt, our stay at Domaine de Matounet was the highlight of our recent trip to France. Jean David was the most gracious of hosts and his lovely country cottage met all of our needs and expec… More


7 Sep 2014

5/5

"just relax and come down!!!"

We spent nearly three weeks in August 2014 at Domaine de Matounet 1! It is a wonderfull base to explore the beauties oft Loire Vally! The cottage was very comfortable and clean! Jean-David and his fam… More


3 Sep 2013

5/5

"The perfect getaway - a rural retreat!"

We spent the last week of August at this wonderful gite. There were 6 of us (3 couples) and it was perfect for what we wanted - a good base to go out and explore the Loire, as well as a relaxing and p… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £152 / night

£1064 - £1171 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Two luxury, 100% smoke-free rooms on a boat, and en suite bathrooms, free WiFI. After a busy day in the center you can enjoy the grand view of the eastern docklands on the deck terrace on a nice summer's day. Stay on the water in the Venice of the North: Amsterdam.  …see more


24 Feb 2015

5/5

"chill out on the waves"

Hard to know where to start, the boat was immaculate designer, spacious luxury as per the photos...the location was great..views of water and boats and s peaceful yet only a few minutes from tram to z… More


5 Nov 2014

5/5

"Great location, friendly and helpful owners. Just brilliant!"

Situated on the shore of a residential area to the East of Centraal this is a brilliantly restored ship. You can watch big container ships passing by in the distance and leisure craft pass by from the… More


9 Jul 2014

5/5

"An oasis of calm"

I cannot recommend de Dageraad highly enough, the ship itself is immaculate and the accommodation is well appointed with nice comfortable beds,and good facilities. Sylvia and Theo offer a warm welco… More

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London / East London, England

Houseboat / 49 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £6 / night

£36 - £710 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Boathouse / 12 Bedrooms / sleeps 24

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £146 / night

£1021 - £10949 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Garden Bay cruise is proud to provide an unforgettable vacation to Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay (Full-board meal, Vung Vieng, Vung Ha Beach area, Dong Tien Lake, Fishing Village, Sung Sot cave, Tai Chi lesson, kayaking, cooking class, Free shuttle bus hanoi- halong  …see more


17 Jun 2014

5/5

"Fantastic"

My husband and I spent 2 days and 1 night on the Marguerite Junk. We had a great time,exploring the caves, going to the beach,rowing,squid fishing,Tai Chi,star gazing and watching the beautiful scener… More


5 Jun 2014

5/5

"A great way to see Halong Bay"

We booked a two day one night trip on the Marguerite and had a fabulous time. The boat is in great condition with lovely cabins with doors which open straight onto the deck and large windows. There i… More


6 May 2014

5/5

"Very nice"

I'd recommend Marguerite with no doubt, if you aren't looking for a very luxury and expensive trip, but a good middle class 3-star room, good food, very nice guide Qui, nice tourists (of course, that … More

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