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

Lakes and lochs (362)

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

Kerala / 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 £80 / night

£1120 / week

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from £80 / night

(32) 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
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Riverside Location” This is a great area of the country, plenty to do and loads of beautiful walks all around. The cottage itself was very peaceful, it was amazing to wake up and look out over the river each morning.  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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from £100 / night

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £121 / night

£845 - £1026 / week

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from £121 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £225 / night

£1725 - £2026 / week

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from £225 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Boathouse accommodation in Leiden with shared pool

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility” We enjoyed a long weekend at the WaterNest in late April and wished we could have stayed longer. With a beautiful view of the Dutch countryside (Windmills included) we found it a tranquil refuge great for  …see more

from £130 / night

£863 - £2156 / week

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from £130 / night

(21) Excellent 

50

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Best customer experience we have had with personal touchs. Lovely place highly recommend. We will be returning again.  …see more

from £225 / night

£1575 / week

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from £225 / night

(31) Very Good 

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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
“Kilchurn Cabin” Great great stay in a great great cabin. Loch view is awesome. If only we could control the weather.  …see more

from £65 / night

£360 - £510 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect” A stunning property on Loch Goil. Beautiful views from every angle of the house. The owner's attention to every detail enabled us to completely relax as soon as we began our vacation at Feaugh Cottage. The estate/cottage is a hidden and pr  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £86 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £10 / night

£65 - £275 / week

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from £10 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£600 - £1025 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Invermoriston holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min

from £50 / night

£315 - £505 / week

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from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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

from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing cottage” Me and my partner stayed here for 3 nights, can just say it was amazing and deserves 5 stars!! Perfect location and great for walks or going to surrounding areas. Would definitely recommend it to anyone and we are hoping to again next  …see more

from £88 / night

£450 - £780 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £134 / night

£863 - £1147 / week

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from £134 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Loire Valley / Loches

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £57 / night

£285 - £414 / week

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from £57 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic week” Me and my partner stayed here for a week and i must say how fantastic it was the apartment was very well equipped with everything you need,Jan and paul are very friendly and helpful people, The pack full of goodies was a lovely persona  …see more

from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £242 / night

£1781 - £1992 / week

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from £242 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

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
“Beautiful Jenny's Bay” Jenny's Bay is a beautiful well equipped and comfortable luxury bungalow in the most idyllic location overlooking Lochgoil. Everything you could possibly want for a completely relaxing holiday. The hot tub is absolutely fantasti  …see more

from £172 / night

£257 - £1866 / week

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from £172 / 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

from £268 / night

£1548 - £2324 / week

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from £268 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

50 50 1 night min

  • 50 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £144 / night

£2128 / week

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from £144 / night

(3) Excellent 

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San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £198 / night

£1384 / week

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from £198 / night

(10) Excellent 

26

Cottage rental in Loches with golf nearby

Loire Valley / Loches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£732 - £1061 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Balnain

Drumnadrochit / Balnain

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £110 / night

£500 - £1170 / week

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from £110 / night

(5) Very Good 

8

Loire Valley / Loches

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £52 / night

£233 - £337 / week

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from £52 / 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

from £48 / night

£513 - £657 / week

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from £48 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted fo  …see more

from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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from £251 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min

from £65 / night

£410 - £595 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Holiday log cabin in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

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

from £70 / night

£600 / week

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from £70 / night

(14) Excellent 

15

Holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A little piece of Heaven” 2nd visit this year with this website . Shore cottage at Easter and Dorich Oct hols . Lovely cottage , really cosy and family friendly . Everything you need for a really relaxing holiday . If I had one small criticism I would  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £728 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Excellent 

29

Porto holiday narrowboat rental

Porto District / Porto

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Magnificent sailing through UNESCO world Heritage” Couple and one children, rented a boat for a long weekend, sailed up on river Douro until Spanish border. At the boats base, nice little chalet for the first night. Very good navigation, sightseeing a  …see more

from £164 / night

£561 / week

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from £164 / night

(4) Excellent 

11

Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Great Stay” We had a wonderful time staying on this beautiful boat, the owners where very helpful without being intrusive. The boat had everything you needed for a self catering break, the bed rooms and bathrooms both matched our expectations based o  …see more

from £242 / night

£1690 / week

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from £242 / night

(37) Excellent 

24

Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation” The boathouse is ideal for families as there are 2 lounges and plenty of bathrooms! The accommodation is of a very high standard. I have stayed in many other self catering houses in Kirkcudbright and the boathouse is by far th  …see more

from £90 / night

£430 - £1020 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

23

Loches holiday home accommodation

Loire Valley / Loches

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellence” We loved our stay here, charming with an air of luxury. It had everything we could possibly need. Everything worked beautifully, Wi FI was excellent, Pool was great! Many beautiful , ancient places to visit, bikes to ride. Markets just a  …see more

from £158 / night

£1100 - £2300 / week

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from £158 / night

(115) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Ultimate houseboat experience” Me and my partner stayed for 4 days at Houseboat Tante Piet and it was fantastic. Siet, the owner, received us with coffee and 'stroopwafels', and made us feel at home right away. She showed us our cosy bedroom (which wa  …see more

from £121 / night

£759 - £1302 / week

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from £121 / night

(21) Excellent 

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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

from £85 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £85 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £182 / night

£1207 - £1811 / week

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from £182 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

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

from £78 / night

£483 / week

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from £78 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Invermoriston holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min

from £50 / night

£315 - £505 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Loch Awe holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL,VIEWS SPECTACULAR.” Myself,hubby and 7yr old boy ,Jake the dog stayed at Memorial Caravan for a week we had amazing time, views are beautiful.We went fishing, walks and trips into Oban which is not to far away.Caravan was clean, c  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

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