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.
Visit Scotland 4 star rated self-catering cottage. One of just four luxury semi-detached cottages in a magnificent setting with stunning views, including Ben Lomond.Within Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Ideal base for sight-seeing, walking, fishing, relaxing. MacFarlane tartan carpet in lounge, hall and stairs. Local clan with major burial site next to cottages. …see more
Situated in the beautiful village of Garrigill in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the Pennine Way and C2C Cycle Route, The Old Smithy is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists or anyone who wants to get away from it all. Booking options 3 nights Fri, Sat - Sunday; 4 nights ; Mon, Tue,Wed,-Thurs
A discount may apply for couples. …see more
Ruskin Lodge Limefitt Park at Troutbeck near Windermere from £357 per week 2 bedroom 2 bathroom luxury accommodation. Sleeps 4 plus cot. Full width lodge, spacious accommodation. South facing decked patio. Perfect destination for a most relaxing and enjoyable holiday. …see more
South lakes 3 bedroom cottage sleeps 5 (pets considered, please contact owner). Well presented house within the small village of Backbarrow ideal for quiet lakeland breaks or as a base from which to walk, climb, cycle, or whatever your choice of activity is. …see more
Studio Serana is centrally located in the lovely town of Gardone-Riviera, a perfect location for exploring wonderful Lake Garda, Italy's largest Alpine lake. The studio is a comfortable apartment on the first floor accessed by stairs, Ideal for 2 and a child or pet. Gardone is easily reached from all Italys Northern Airports, Milan, Bergamo, Venice and the A4 Autostrada. …see more
Walks from the door
Close to pubs, cafes and fine-dining at lakeside Country House hotels.
Short, scenic drives to the popular towns of Keswick and Ambleside for theatre and cinema.
Short breaks all year.
Please enquire for late deals. …see more
Our comfortable converted hayloft is well equipped for a peaceful retreat in an area of extreme beauty. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, tasty Piemontese cuisine and sample the variety of local wine. All amenities with walking distance with a variety of nearby restaurants. …see more
Do you intend to escape to the quiet countryside - just to relax?
Or do you want a tranquil base from where to explore, the culture of buzzing cities like Glasgow or Edinburgh?
Are you a walker who challenges yourself on the Hadrians' Wall?
Or even cycle from coast to coast?
Looking forward to welcoming you soon ! …see more
A traditional 3-bedroom Lakeland cottage that has been recently restored. The cottage is in the lake district national park and has a peaceful location with views of fells and fantastic walking from the door, private gardens and lots of wildlife on the doorstep includi …see more
Bed layout: 1 King(s), 2 Single(s)
Nearest main airport: Newcastle 40 miles or Manchester (1 hour 40 mins by train to Penrith from terminal.)
Well behaved Pets welcome Size:Sleeps up to 4 in 2 bedrooms
Will consider:Short breaks out of season
Access: Car necessary
Very comfortable semi-detached cottage. Living room with a real log fire, free WIFI and fully equipped kitchen. Two double and a single bedroom, bathroom, with bath and new electric shower. Brand new boiler for heating. Private garden and sitting area. Off road parking. …see more
Well equipped, spacious Log cabin in woodland setting
Wood burning stove
Bags of log cabin charm
Close to Loch Awe Free fishing
Dog friendly accommodation
Great walks and cycle routes
Abundant wildlife …see more
Four-star Visit England-rated luxury period property on the secluded fellside of Loughrigg at the gateway to the Langdale valleys offering cosy, stylish and well-equipped self-catering accommodation for families and groups of up to eight people. LCD TVs, DVDs, WiFi. Ideally centrally situated for walking, water-sports, cycling and exploring the whole of the Lake District. …see more
The Great Glen Lodges provide High Quality Self Catering Accommodation in the Scottish Highlands, 3 sleeping 2 to 4 Persons, 2 Sleeping 2 to 6 with Breath Taking Views of Loch Lochy and the Mountain Range. Purpose Built Loch Side Access & Free Fishing
Pet Friendly Loch Ness & Fort Augustus 10 Miles, Fort William 26 Miles, Inverness 46 Miles …see more
Idyllic rural retreat: Self catering holiday for all ages in a grade Ii farmhouse in Caldbeck fells in the Lake District National Park. Fell-walking, cycling, touring or just relaxing in the garden. Star-gazing in Cumbrian night sky Ideal location in the Northern Cumbrian fells for cycling/walking holidays for all ages. Pet-friendly too! …see more
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. For information : The household as well as towels and sheets are inluded in a price for one week booked. …see more
Spacious first-floor apartment with three bedrooms, one triple, one double and one single, just 5 minutes walk from town centre, lake and parks. Well behaved pet accommodated, off street parking for two cars, free WiFi.
This bothy is small, cosy and welcoming with character. All amenities within walking distance, The village has the River Eden running through the center of the village with woodland and riverside walks. …see more
Charming apartment in Turin City Center with PRIVATE PARKING INCLUDED. Close to Torino Porta Susa train station, in one of the best district of Turin. Shops, restaurants, café, supermarkets, close just "downstairs". PRIVATE PARKING INCLUDED !!! …see more
Historical and charming cottage with modern interior and facilities. Uninterrupted views of woodlands, mountains with idyllic riverside setting. Tranquil location, local country pub, sleeps four plus a baby, pets accepted, internet access, log fire, central heating. ideal for golfing, fishing, walking, cycling, sight seeing, city access, kayaking, dining out, relaxing.
If you are looking for white walls and minimalism this is not the holiday cottage for you. Enter the cottage and step back in time. The house, although it has all mod cons, is furnished with heaps of character with vintage tables, chairs, lighting and paintings.. From the seating area in the garden you can relax and enjoy views towards Doune Castle. …see more
Primrose Cottage is very conveniently situated for visiting Loch Ness and exploring the Cairngorm mountains.
The Scottish Highlands are also the place for discovering distilleries, historic castles and fabulous scenery.
Inverness City is only 20 minutes drive away. …see more
The Clarendon Suite offers 2 people a quiet self-catering retreat in a period setting with spacious grounds to explore in a pretty Cumbrian village ideally located between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. …see more
Most pets are welcome but please contact owner.
Pub, restaurant and village shop walking distance.
Boat hire, fishing, cruises on the Loch.
Walks inc.West Highland Way.
Loch Lomond Golf Club 40 mins drive.
Glasgow 45mins Edinburgh 1hour 30mins Glasgow Airport approximately 45 minutes.
Edinburgh Airport 80 minutes. …see more
Comfortable, well-appointed apartment enjoying stunning views of Lake Como. Superb pool and tennis court. Near to the beautiful lakeside town of Menaggio, country walking from the estate and golf within 10 minutes drive. …see more
Apartment Lido is a beautiful 2 bedroom flat with a spectacular lake view, located in a period villa 150 m from the lake and the beach of Lido di Gozzano (near Orta San Giulio), with shared pool, secular park, private car place in the courtyard. Sleeps 4. …see more
You're literally on the lake's shore with a relaxing private beach. Our view of Lago di Garda is literally unbeatable and is waiting for friendly guests who want to enjoy this absolutely adorable place! Car advised. …see more
In the hearth of Menaggio, tastefully decorated apartment overlooking the 'Piazza', living room, balcony with view, kitchen corner, 2 bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom, bathroom. Supermarkets, ferry boat, bus stop + many other facilities are all at walking distance. …see more
A peaceful garden retreat in the heart of the Eden Valley - Enjoy a break with family or a group of friends in a character farmhouse dating from 1684. Relax in the 5 acre grounds, go walking or cycling, or tour the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. The choice is yours! Winner of the "Award of Excellence for Cottage Accommodation of the year 2013' by 'The Shires Magazine' …see more
Charming converted ground floor barn apartment with terrace where you can relax and eat alfresco. Surrounded by beautiful communal gardens overlooking hills in the heart of lakeland walking and cycling area. A few yards from local Outgate Inn with good food & ales. …see more
"La Primavera apartment" is located in an historic building, just 400 meters from the lake.
We love our city and our lake, and we will be at your complete disposal for every information you need. …see more
Beautiful stone cottage with private garden one minute from the lovely lake windermere. A stones throw from the village of Bowness and a few metres from the Beatrix Potter centre. rated by English tourist board as 4 star accomodation. , …see more
On Lake Maggiore at 200 mt from the beach, in tipical farm, apartment tastefully refurbished to provide a beautiful and romantic holidays, set in a garden with olive trees, parking, free Wi-Fi, Sky TV, sun-beds, sun umbrella,10 minutes drive from Stresa. Quite place. The sunny climate and good food make this area a paradise. Lesa, it's an ideal destination for your holiday. …see more
Lakeside self catering holiday home on relaxing family resort. Facilities include Leisure Centre with swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, solarium, gym, restaurant, bar, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, water skiing, tennis court, children's playground. Lodge sleeps upto 5 on Lake Holiday Resort. Watersports, Entertainment, Bar, Restaurant. …see more
A large sea front house with all modern amenities. Built on the cliff walk above the main promenade from Morecambe to Heysham. Suitable for walking parties and families. Close to the Lake District National Park, Morecambe, Heysham Village and historic Lancaster. …see more
Apartment with private beach, swimming pool, jacuzi, 10 min. walk from the center of Sirmione, full equipped, air conditioned, lift, washing machine, moka, toaster, bed beaches, TV,2 bathrooms, big shower, super view from the terrace. Good ice cream is on the corner Close to many restaurants , tennis club, mini golf, rent a boat, …see more
Traditional ground floor apartment, conveniently situated in the bustling, scenic town of Callander. Majestic Scottish scenery. Historic attractions. Sleeps up to 4. Children very welcome. Open all year. Suitable for travelling by car or public transport. …see more
Rock Cottage is a pet-friendly sympathetically renovated 2 bedroom detached stone character cottage set in a beautiful woodland location a short stroll to stunning coastline on the edge of the village of Storth within the Arnside Silverdale AONB near Kendal. …see more
Villino Rossi has four double bedrooms . This romantic house has a confortable dining room with stunning lake view. Leading from the living room is a spacious balcony, furnished with a table and chairs to have breakfast. 2000 mt garden. The location is peaceful and quiet, even though it is just a few meters from shop and cafés in the village. …see more
The Calf Shed is a cosy and compact cottage perfect for two. Located a mile from Alston, on the Pennine way and the c2c, Ideal for visiting the Lakes, Hadrian's wall, Beamish museum and the Scottish Borders etc, or just to escape and admire the views of the local area. …see more