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

Lakes and lochs (666)

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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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

(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

(26) Excellent 

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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

(10) Excellent 

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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

(17) Excellent 

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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

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Province of Bergamo / Gromo

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £43 / night

£297 - £416 / week

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from £43 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This architect designed house is just 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village of Fort Augustus, with a short further walk to the shores of Loch Ness. Oiseval is at the end of a private road that leads directly onto the Great Glen Way, about 5 minutes from the vill  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £840 / week

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from £100 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Varenna

Varenna / Varenna Town Centre

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Varenna, lake of Como, beatiful view from 3 sides and 2 balcony, 30 mt from the lakeshore, a few steps from everithing (bar, restaurants, shops, beach, ferryboat, train)  …see more

from £85 / night

£551 - £818 / week

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from £85 / 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

(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

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lovere

Province of Bergamo / Lovere

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Happy holiday in a house with beautiful views.” I spent a week at Casa Viola with my husband and a friend. Antonella is an excellent holiday home owner, always very attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Her fluent English is a great help to thos  …see more

from £115 / night

£653 / week

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from £115 / night

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Province of Sondrio / Aprica

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £73 / night

£382 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) 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
Situated in the very heart of Bellagio this cosy apartment is a perfect base while dicovering the lake and it's surroundings. Close to all facilites. Being in the very heart of Bellagio makes its so easy to get around on foot or by ferry . The apartment has a mai  …see more

from £68 / night

£424 - £670 / week

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from £68 / night

(20) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Menaggio

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
lake side relax, walking, hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, motorbikes rental, motorboat rentals, cultural city visits, private cooking lessons in the villa, private chef for your candlelight dinner , coachtours in mountains etc.-cleaning services - baby-sitter -perso  …see more

from £382 / night

£2373 - £3306 / week

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from £382 / night

(3) Excellent 

73

Home rental in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Large lochside house for family and friends in the stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Beautiful loch and mountain views, great walks, spacious accommodation makes it ideal for multi-generation holidays, family celebrations, birthdays and get togethers.The h  …see more

from £198 / night

£1060 - £1990 / week

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from £198 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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

(6) Very Good 

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lake Garda Area

Province of Brescia / Desenzano Del Garda

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely house, very well equipped and ideally situated for exploring the area” We had a lovely 10 days at the Villa le Terrazze Fiorite. The pool was a hit with our youngest and was very clean and well maintained. Diego was very helpful, guiding us t  …see more

from £242 / night

£1691 - £2234 / week

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from £242 / night

(5) Very Good 

20

Lake Como / Castiglione d'Intelvi

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ski

 …see more

from £30 / night

£170 - £348 / week

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from £30 / night

(56) Excellent 

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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

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This property is ideal to explore the whole north coast AONB its marinas gardens estates castles and beaches  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Home rental in Lezzeno with shared pool

Lake Como / Lezzeno

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 km
  • Swimming pool
Detached and tastefully furnished 6-room house with approx. 240 m² living area on 3 levels with 2 eat-in kitchens, 3 fireplaces, 4 bathrooms, private beach and swimmng pool.Sunny and quiet location, approx. 30 m from the lake. Garden, terrace and 2 balconies. BBQ.  …see more

from £162 / night

£1128 / week

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from £162 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Annie's Boat is suitable for 2 people and maximum 2 children.Children up to 12 years stay for free. For children up to the age of 3 years there is a cot present. For children from 3 up to 12 years is a thick luxury air mattress (2x 1pers. mattress) of very good  …see more

from £102 / night

£509 / week

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from £102 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Argegno holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Argegno

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment, fantastic views - would without doubt return!” Myself, my husband and 2 year old daughter stayed at this lovely apartment for 4 nights. The apartments decor was lovely and most of all it was spotlessly clean! The views from the balc  …see more

from £153 / night

£1068 / week

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from £153 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Lake Como / Plesio

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £848 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Very Good 

26

Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Situated 15 kms from the medieval town of Loches( open market days on Sat/Wed mornings), 500 meters from the castle of Bridoré, 4 kms from the 9 hole "Verneuil" Golf course. Property overlooks the country and the medieval Fortress of Bridoré. Easy driving to the majo  …see more

from £48 / night

£617 - £772 / week

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from £48 / night

(9) Excellent 

20

Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Listen to the waves lapping up to the patio wall or watch the children playing on the beautiful miles of sand directly outside the property while enjoying a glass of wine on the glass surrounded balcony. 4 acres of forest as well as a beautiful beach - spectacular!WEEKL  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £175 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Lake Como / Lezzeno

4 4 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £47 / night

£314 / week

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from £47 / night

(3) Average 

28

Province of Bergamo / Capriate San Gervasio

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £102 / night

£339 / week

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from £102 / night

(10) Excellent 

14

Province of Verona / Bardolino

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1017 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Province of Milan / Magnago

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £26 / night

£178 - £356 / week

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from £26 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Pavia / Santa Maria della Versa

6 11 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £339 / night

£2119 / week

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from £339 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Province of Verona / Garda

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £1662 / week

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from £68 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Houseboat are easy to navigate. They are the comfort of a first class summer cottage. Wide range of different activities available for children and other family members. You will explore many unique cultural and natural attractions along your route. Pets are allowed.If  …see more

from £263 / night

£1522 - £2284 / week

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from £263 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Lake Garda Area holiday apartment rental

Province of Verona / Lazise

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent accomodation in a stunning location. I've already recommended it to friends.” The accomodation and the pool area were absolutely superb. It was well equipped and everything was spotlessly clean and it felt like a home from home rather than a  …see more

from £68 / night

£407 - £1153 / week

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from £68 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Dervio

Lake Como / Dervio

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Appartamento di nuova costruzione, moderno, ampio, soleggiato, immerso nel verde degli ulivi e con una meravigliosa vista lago, dotato di vari comfort fra cui la piscina.I soggiorni sono a settimana, con arrivo fra le 15.00 e le 18.00 e partenze alle 10.00 di sabato.Arr  …see more

from £92 / night

£636 - £933 / week

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from £92 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Top of the Fort is a striking, light-filled and spacious penthouse with floor to ceiling windows and accessing the balcony terrace from all rooms. full access to The Highland Club facilities in the Abbey including shared indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam & fitness  …see more

from £77 / night

£465 - £1400 / week

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from £77 / night

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Holiday studio in Gardone Riviera

Gardone Riviera / Fasano del Garda

Studio 5 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“La loggia” is composed by two studio apartments that are totally indipendent, but share the outside spaces. Therefore they are perfect for 2 couples, for a family with grown children or for a group of friends. The extern spaces are a loggia which is just in front o  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £1017 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Lake Como / Bellagio

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

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from £115 / night

£801 / week

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from £115 / night