Lakes and lochs | Holidays in Scotland, Wales and the Lake District

Lakes and lochs (7624)

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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15

Province of Bergamo / Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £94 / night

£619 / week

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from £94 / night

9

Province of Lecco / Bosisio Parini

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £51 / night

£297 - £416 / week

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from £51 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Sorico

Lake Como / Sorico

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“High-end house with superb lake view” We were 2 families - 5 people each- to rent the house. The house easily sleeps 10. We liked the location, the lake view, the personal access to the lake (the water is a bit cold dough), the nice garden. Actually w  …see more

from £306 / night

£1581 - £2709 / week

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from £306 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Glenmoriston

Loch Ness / Glenmoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Fabulous” If you want to relax away from the crowds in unspoilt nature just come here...cottage has everything on offer, walks outside of door, wildlife to watch close by and amazing waterfall 5 mins away.. Place is well equipped, very clean.. You can  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect location for sailing” Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location. The owner could  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
FEATURES 4 bedrooms ● Sleep 8 ● Hot Tub, BBQ ● Patio with loch view ● Wi-Fi ● Dog Welcome ● Short breaks all year ● Any day arrival ● On the shores of Loch Goil ● Perfect for family & friends. PRICING FOR JENNY'S BAY - PLEASE READ Jenny’s Bay is a  …see more

from £171 / night

£1183 - £1866 / week

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from £171 / night

(37) Very Good 

18

Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of  …see more

from £159 / night

£1151 - £2696 / week

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from £159 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Milan

Milan / Duomo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“A lovely apartment in a beautiful on building” A lovely, very clean apartment, within walking distance of the main tourist and shopping areas of Milan. The apartment had a very well equipped kitchen, a modern shower room with plenty of hot water and t  …see more

from £77 / night

£534 / week

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from £77 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Bellagio

Lake Como / Bellagio

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Sandi and I stayed in the loft for a week. It sits on top of the world that is Bellagio, truly central to the town with laundromat, auto teller, ice creams, breads, hams, cheeses, essentials, restaurants, shops, everything really. The view f  …see more

from £73 / night

£577 - £755 / week

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from £73 / night

(16) Very Good 

36

Loch Awe holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Amazing, we had a fantastic time and will def return, thank you” Brill holiday and location we all had the best time and can't wait to come back as we want to explore even more, the hot tub was fantastic, kids 1st time in one and they totally loved it  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £520 / week

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from £60 / night

(23) Excellent 

9

Apartment letting in Bellagio

Lake Como / Bellagio

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantasticvapartment in a great location” Lovely apartment in the centre of Bellagio. Opposite a wonderful cafe and ice cream parlour. Maria who rents out the apartment couldn't be any more helpful - made the visit even more special. Would definitely r  …see more

from £73 / night

£577 - £1017 / week

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from £73 / night

(4) Very Good 

19

Sirmione holiday apartment rental

Sirmione / Colombare di Sirmione

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
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. Three umbrella sharedClose to many  …see more

from £47 / night

£933 - £1060 / week

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from £47 / night

(12) Excellent 

77

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A lovely old cargo ship in the nautic centre of Amsterdam port. Nearby the old city with a beautiful view on the famous canals. The National Maritime Museum and the Mill of Brewery 't IJ in sight. The Artis Zoo, the Nieuwmarkt area with its charming cafés, bohemien res  …see more

from £149 / night

£1039 / week

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from £149 / night

(19) Excellent 

17

Holiday chalet rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT DALRIADA Turn up, switch off, re-charge. A wonderfully refreshing cabin-in-the-woods type holiday on the shores of Loch Goil in the Loch Lomond National Park. Bliss. NEW TO THE AREA - FIND OUT MORE There is much to see and do in the area. Visit ou  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Province of Monza and Brianza / Lesmo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £119 / night

£594 - £1017 / week

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from £119 / night

(17) Excellent 

14

Apartment rental in Bellagio

Lake Como / Bellagio

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location” Great apartment located in the middle of Bellagio - a short walk up the hill from the ferry. We stayed here for a week and found it to be perfect for our family. Everything we needed was here and we enjoyed watching people walking  …see more

from £73 / night

£577 - £1136 / week

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from £73 / night

(26) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment in Varenna

Varenna / Varenna Town Centre

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
CENTRALISSIMO E LUMINOSO APPARTAMENTO VISTA LAGO-MONTAGNEWI-FI gratuitonel prezzo sono esclusi riscaldamento e pulizie finali.entrata ore 16.00 uscita ore 10.  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Lake Como / Lierna

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £94 / night

£509 - £933 / week

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from £94 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Province of Como / Ponna

2 12 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £43 / night

£255 - £339 / week

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from £43 / night

(26) Excellent 

10

Cottage rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about pets
“Delightful Cottage in an ideal location.” Crossroads Cottage was everything we could have hoped for. Immaculate conditions within the cottage and an ideal base from which to explore the stunning surrounding area. This cottage was within both walking  …see more

from £49 / night

£340 - £495 / week

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from £49 / night

11

Province of Bergamo / Serina

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £85 / night

£424 / week

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from £85 / night

13

Province of Sondrio / Livigno

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £85 / night

£1017 / week

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from £85 / night

(56) Excellent 

21

Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“excellent” A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Province of Verona / Malcesine

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool

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from £56 / night

£392 - £801 / week

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from £56 / night

5

Province of Sondrio / Albosaggia

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £22 / night

£128 / week

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from £22 / night

(9) Excellent 

16

Holiday apartment in Moniga del Garda

Province of Brescia / Moniga del Garda

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location and excellent accommodation” Our spacious 2 bedroom apartment with airconditioning had a stunning view across the lake to Sirmione. Everything was provided to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. The kitchen was well stocked, we had  …see more

from £60 / night

£551 - £1186 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Province of Bergamo / Sarnico

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £68 / night

£467 - £606 / week

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from £68 / night

(30) Very Good 

27

Loch Awe holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Traquility” My husband, son, dog and I enjoyed a fabulous short stay at Kilchurn in November. If you are looking for a 'get away from it all' this is the place to stay. The cabin is situated overlooking the loch which is stunning. Although an older fa  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £510 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
Lann Dearg Studio’s is a purpose built detached property, rated excellent on Tripadvisor, consisting of 3 separate studio apartments, all with their own private entrance and individually controlled central heating, situated next to the proprietor’s home on the Great  …see more

from £65 / night

£410 - £595 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) Excellent 

23

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment in a stunning location” We were met upon our arrival by the caretaker and he very kindly provided a tour of the resort facilities and the apartment itself. The apartment is exceptionally well appointed and more than lived up to ou  …see more

from £145 / night

£480 - £1343 / week

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from £145 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Lake Como / Bellano

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km

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from £68 / night

£424 - £662 / week

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from £68 / night

(10) Excellent 

17

Livigno ski apartment to rent.

Province of Sondrio / Livigno

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Cosy Chalet in alpine style. Very close to city center and Ski slopesLivigno is also a shopping paradise, Duty Free ZoneSpecial summer offer, enjoy the nature!The best Family Apartment, and many other two-rooms-flats available.  …see more

from £158 / night

£1102 - £1568 / week

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from £158 / night

7

Province of Brescia / Cazzago San martino

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £51 / night

£255 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Province of Bergamo / Tavernola Bergamasca

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

8

Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Our houseboat "Welcome Cruize is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare deli  …see more

from £120 / night

£834 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment in Varenna

Lake Como / Varenna

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Large terrace of 150 square meters equipped solarium, where you can admire the beautiful view from the promontory of Bellagio, ideal for barbecues, Tastefully decorated, Completely renovated. Pebbly beach below, with direct access.  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £1275 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Invermoriston holiday bungalow let

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
One bedroomed cabin with its own 3 person canadian spa hot tub (available from 11/06/16) located on its own private, fenced patio with BBQ. All set on our peaceful and scenic, family run holiday park by the village amenities of Invermoriston. The cabin has a slope to d  …see more

from £120 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Lake Maggiore / Sesto Calende

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

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from £60 / night

£390 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Very Good 

14

Province of Brescia / Iseo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £103 / night

£721 - £933 / week

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from £103 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Varenna holiday villa rental

Varenna / Varenna Town Centre

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
In Varenna, a pictoresque village on the shore of the lake of Como, the holiday home “Ca' Livia” is waiting for you giving a friendly welcome. Immersed in a luxuriant garden, it is located at the lakeside: 300 m far from the pier of ferries, 250 m far from the centr  …see more

from £267 / night

£1865 - £2289 / week

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from £267 / night