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

Lakes and lochs (242)

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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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £79 / night

£1094 / week

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from £79 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Laboe

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £144 / night

£1003 / week

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from £144 / night

(162) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolute value for money..!!!” We were a gang of 12 and we absolutely enjoyed our cruise in the houseboat. The houseboat was extremely clean and the staff was very courteous and very helpful and friendly. We were taken for a thoroughly relaxing cruise
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from £239 / night

£1407 / week

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from £239 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£674 - £781 / week

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from £100 / night

(58) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 8 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Haven in the middle of backwaters” Starting with our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the staff who also helped us in getting us and our luggage to the boat which was parked away from the jetty and we had to cross over 2 other boats before reaching
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from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Lofoten Islands

Nordland / Lofoten Islands

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £47 / night

£280 - £2950 / week

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from £47 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Chateau rental in Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain with golf nearby

Loches / Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £480 / night

£3500 - £4500 / week

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from £480 / night

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Tarn-et-Garonne / Montauban

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £77 / night

£458 / week

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from £77 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

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

from £133 / night

£930 / week

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from £133 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £56 / night

£318 - £420 / week

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from £56 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Key West holiday houseboat rental

Florida Keys / Key West

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £317 / night

£1954 - £5196 / week

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from £317 / night

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Houseboat rental in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £70 / night

£700 - £805 / week

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from £70 / night

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Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £137 / night

£958 / week

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from £137 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Kariba

Mashonaland West Province / Kariba

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £313 / night

£1954 / week

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from £313 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Narrowboat rental in Draveil

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“A peaceful and comfortable sail along the Marne” We had a great time sailing along the Marne and through the locks between Paris and Epernay. The boat is comfortable and well-equipped and the owner/pilot friendly and welcoming. There was food and win
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from £170 / night

£763 - £1356 / week

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from £170 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£520 - £1320 / week

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from £121 / night

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Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £83 / night

£575 / week

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from £83 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 46 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 46
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £219 / night

£1532 / week

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from £219 / night

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Quebec / Quebec City

4 6 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £87 / night

£518 / week

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from £87 / night

9

Srinagar ski houseboat to rent.

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £25 / night

£41 / week

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from £25 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £149 / night

£1040 / week

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from £149 / night

(40) Very Good 

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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
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from £157 / night

£1133 - £2204 / week

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from £157 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Halong Bay holiday boathouse rental

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

14 2 1 night min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £184 / night

£1286 / week

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from £184 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£520 - £1298 / week

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from £121 / night

5

Houseboat accommodation in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £97 / night

£673 / week

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from £97 / night

(10) Very Good 

5

Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

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

from £129 / night

£903 / week

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from £129 / night

8

Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £83 / night

£579 - £656 / week

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from £83 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment let

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£520 - £1293 / week

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from £121 / night

(8) Average 

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Haute-Garonne / Ramonville Saint-Agne

6 11 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £178 / night

£839 / week

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from £178 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £133 / night

£930 / week

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from £133 / night

(38) Excellent 

31

Province of Cagliari / Cagliari

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Air conditioning

from £51 / night

£339 / week

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from £51 / night

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Le Grau-du-Roi / Port Camargue

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £128 / night

£1106 / week

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from £128 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

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

from £153 / night

£1016 / week

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from £153 / night

(6) Excellent 

17

Yvelines / Triel-sur-Seine

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £162 / night

£933 / week

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from £162 / night

(5) Excellent 

11

Holiday houseboat in Kumarakom

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

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

from £196 / night

£1368 / week

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from £196 / night

19

Holiday boathouse in Kotor

Kotor Municipality / Kotor

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £111 / night

£772 / week

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from £111 / night

8

Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £118 / night

£821 / week

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from £118 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Poole Quay

Poole / Poole Quay

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Memorable family experience on superb motor yacht” We booked a long weekend with the kids - our first time staying on any form of boat as we thought it was something different to do. Within hours of arriving the kids were asking if we could come agai
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from £225 / night

£1250 / week

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from £225 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Montauban

Tarn-et-Garonne / Montauban

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £1453 / night

£10170 / week

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from £1453 / night

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