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.
Housed in a traditional wooden boat, Halong Paloma Cruise offers luxurious cabins with stunning views of the well-known Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a New World Wonder 2011. It has a rooftop sun terrace and provides free Tai Chi lesson on board …see more
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
No.3,The Old Convent is a 1st floor apartment which is situated in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus on the southern tip of Loch Ness, which is virtually the geographical center of the Highlands. A perfect base for exploring the spectacular scenery and amenities …see more
A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.… More
Thank you for your lovely comments.
Felicity & Chris.
“Spacious and charming”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
The Old Convent is a beautiful old building and our apartment was spacious, spotless and very well equipped. It's a short walk into Fort Augustus and its well located to visit the Loch Ness area, Sky… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure meeting you. We enjoyed our chats and stories. Felicity & Chris
“A pearl in a wonderfully beautiful, scenic part of the highlands of Scotland”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
It was worth the hours spent searching for the right accommodation to suit our needs on our first holiday in Scotland. The comments made by previous visitors to No 3 indicated we had made a good choic… More
Thank you very much for you lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday here with us. Felicity, Chris & Harvey!
A unique self catering family holiday hideaway on the world famous Antrim coast road, overlooking a secluded beach and slipway,
boasting a very spacious open plan family bedroom ideal for family of 5 a cot or extra comfortable bed can be supplied on request
A perfec …see more
Halong bay 2 days / 1 night on boatDAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY (L/D):7:45- 8:30: Pick-up at hotel and start the trip of 3.5 hours to Halong Bay with a 20 minute- short break on half way.12:30- 13:00: Embark on Fantasea Cruise after check-in procedure at the pier and enj …see more
Pet friendly, two bedroomed cabin on small holiday park, located alongside the Great Glen way and the Moriston river, less than half a mile walk from Loch Ness is Invermoriston Holidays. An ideal location for touring the highlands with Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit, Isle …see more
Canal Boat in France! Enjoy the Burgundy canals and rivers on our beautifully restored boat. Our boat is based in Tonnerre, Burgundy which is located on the Canal de Bourgogne (Burgundy Canal). Cruise through some beautiful villages, including Ancy Le Franc, Tanlay, Mon …see more
Would you like to spend summer on a peaceful lake, in the pristine wilderness of Finland? On a Houseboat you can easily get to great fishing spots, beaches or discover different Finnish villages and towns . You can sunbath on the roof, make food in the kitchen and take …see more
Whether you are looking for time on your own, a romantic getaway, a week-end away or a family holiday Samhach is the perfect Holiday Let for you.
Samhach has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence for 2015, we are one of the first holiday lets to achiev …see more
We had a fantastic honeymoon in Samhach! The house was very clean and literally everything was provided, even a bottle of wine in the fridge! The view from the house and the surrounding countryside ar… More
“Wood burning stove, fresh eggs and picturesque scenery”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
As part of a week long tour of the north of Britain, Samhach was easily the highlight of our trip. The cottage surpassed all expectations offering a modern well equipped and clean environment in a tra… More
“Samhach; the perfect holiday retreat.”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2013
Nestled in an idyllic and tranquil setting, Samhach offers all the comforts of home with the welcome addition of two extraordinarily friendly owners. Your every need is catered for; Sky+ TV, broadband… More
The Bolt-Hole in Foyers, is a quaint 1 bedroom ground floor linked cottage, which is part of a traditional terrace, over 100 years old, around the village green within the picturesque village of Foyers, Loch Ness. The cottage is equipped with a gas combi boiler central …see more
Situated on the edge of the village amenities of Invermoriston, between the river Moriston and the great glen way is our small cabin park and cottage, that is surrounded by spectacular scenery. Relax and explore Invermoriston including Telford bridge which adjoins the p …see more
Welcome to our small, pretty and quirky detached self-catering cottage with private garden. Dogs are welcomed and free. It is situated in a beautiful rural location by Loch Ness and the Falls of Foyers. Ideal for walking locally (long walks start from the door) or p …see more
Absolutely perfect setting, quiet and serene. great walks all around and of course the walk to the spectacular falls of foyers is not to be missed. the cottage is beautiful, cosy with everything you c… More
We had two very peaceful weeks staying at La Bergerie. The gite is very well equipped and well looked after. The main bedroom is spacious with exposed beams and a very comfortable bed. It is set i… More
Tomich Holidays - family & pet friendly self-catering holiday Cottages or Woodland Lodges, in spectacular Highland scenery overlooking Glen Affric and close to Loch Ness, with heated, indoor swimming pool: •Courtyard Cottages (2 bedrooms, some en-suite, sleeps 4 …see more
Pet friendly, very clean and gorgeous location,ti have to travel a lot but the views are well worth it, very highly recommended … More
“Peaceful & Tranquil”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2015
We were welcomed as we arrived in a warm and friendly way and were able to ask any questions about the area and property. The Woodland Lodge was very comfortable and plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 … More
Thank you for your lovely review and we will try very hard on the weather front for your next visit. Best wishes Gina
Two bedroomed detached stone crofters cottage in a private and peaceful location on a small holiday park, half a mile from Loch Ness on the outskirts of the village of Invermoriston in the magnificent Highlands of Scotland. The cottage is on one level and consists of a …see more
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
A Beach Resort right on the beach. With swimming-pool and sports activities. Food services available: Indian, Chinese, European, sea-food and BBQ. Wedding- Hall, Roof-top restaurant and beach-shacks with Beach-ball court and boating facilities. Quite many tourist spots …see more
The Wee Residence is a bijou little cottage style apartment for two situated on the 'quiet' side of Loch Ness. With its attractive lounge complete with open fireplace, a modern kitchen/dining room, shower room and double bedroom it offers ideal and spacious accommod …see more
“Very cosy, comfortable relaxing and wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
We have just returned from a fantastic week in the Wee Residence, it is wonderful!! We had everything we needed, a lovely open fire to relax in front of at the end of the day. The area is really ver… More
You just made my day! thank you for your appreciation and have an amazing xmas and an even better 2013! Enrica
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
The Wee Residence was really cosy and nice to stay in, we had no problems with it. Not very far from the residence there's the Foyers Falls which are beautiful. We visited many places such as Invernes… More
So so happy you had a nice time and liked the Wee Residence. Thank you very much for lovely review. It makes my day! All the best.enrica
“Wee Loved It!”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2012
We had a lovely stay at The Wee Res. The owners are very friendly and welcoming, and the cottage is very cosy. Highly recommended for anyone that wants to visit Loch Ness, where there is plenty to d… More
Truly glad you had a good time. It makes it all worthwhile for me. Thank you so much. Best things and hope to see you again! Enrica
Located between the Great Glen way and the Moriston river, less than half a mile walk from Loch Ness is Invermoriston Holidays. An ideal location for touring the highlands with Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit, Isle of Skye and Inverness a short drive away. Invermoriston vi …see more
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
5 9 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
This 5 bedroom lochside house in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is the perfect place to relax with family and friends.
* 5 bedrooms * 4 Star Rated * Stunning loch & mountain views & Tranquil location * Large family room plus additional lounge * Decking wi …see more
Una river is a unique river& National park. One of the most beautiful in the world. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area with a satellite TV and air condition. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher and toaster. A refrigerator and coffee machine …see more
The Old Armoury is a ground floor (wheelchair friendly) holiday home nestled on the shores of Loch Ness built in a unique Abbey in a unique location known as the award winning Highland Club, St Benedicts Abbey, Fort Augustus and centrally located within the Highlands o …see more
This luxury apartment is bright, airy and spacious offering a large separate lounge with original sash windows, master bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite, twin mezzanine bedroom with separate dressing area, fully fitted kitchen with marble tops and dining area for si …see more
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 u… More
“First Class Holiday”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
Stayed for 1 week during Easter holidays. The Abbey is a wonderful place and has been thoughtfully restored. Pool opened towards the end of our stay and offers swimming, steam room and sauna and n… More
“Luxury at an affordable price”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
i have never been to this area of Scotland before so to be placed right by the side of the most famous Loch was areal good start and bonus. The appartment was of a very high standard, both inside and … More
Sorry we do not allow pets at the cottage.
The cottage is a 2 bedroom (sleeps 4) detatched luxury cottage catering for all your needs. All furnishings, fittings and decoration are of a very high quality.
We have double and twin bedrooms both have very comfortable b …see more
Paloma Cruise - The recommended Halong Bay Junk Cruise is a brand new Halong wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she has 16 en-suite fully equipped luxury cabins, a bar with soft seating and plasma TV, gourmet restaurant, …see more
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 major …see more
15% discount - Due to cancellations we now have availability over Christmas & New Year 2015/16 - Prices have now been reduced by 15%, don't miss out on this great limited time deal.
Vatersay is one of three former canal worker cottages making up a pretty hamlet of ho …see more
Cottage is in a great position and very comfortable. Fairly busy outside during the day with hikers cyclists and canal users, but all friendly. Peaceful at night. We will certainly re-book.… More
“ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2014
What a great experience staying at a lock keeper's cottage! We wanted to stay somewhere central and do day trips and that worked out perfectly. It was such a pleasure to return home to the cottage e… More
“Excellent quiet getaway”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2013
The cottage is in a very quiet secluded area. Local shops are only a couple of minutes by car. The cottage had plenty of room and the welcome hamper was much appreciated. We had a slight problem with … More
New Brachkashie is a newly renovated cottage decorated and furnished to a very high standard and is warm and cosy throughtout. It sits in approximately 2.5 acres alongside it's sister cottage, Brachkashie (which has 3 bedrooms and is available to rent on this site) …see more
New Brachkashie really is a little bit of heaven...
Secluded on a beautiful loch surrounded by trees with no one else around, we had the most amazing time seeing all the different birds and deer and… More
Thank you Katie for your touching comments! So thrilled that you had such a great week and we will hopefully welcome you back again in the future.
Reviewed 23 Feb 2016
We spent the most wonderful 3 nights at Brachkashie. The property is set on Loch Knockie which offers the most spectacular views from all the rooms of the house. The cottage has been styled beautifu… More
Thank you Resha! Wonderful that you both enjoyed your stay at New Brachkashie Cottage so much and we hope you will return again one day. As you say, maybe during a warmer spell so that you can get out on the Loch and enjoy the view from that perspective as its very magical.
Many thanks again for your kind words,
Reviewed 18 Nov 2015
This is our fourth stay at Brachkashie and we love it. We had a short visit this time because school holidays didn't allow for a week. It wasn't long enough! The cottage is beautiful, the location … More
Thanks for your kind words the Burnet family! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Brachkashie and really looking forward to welcoming you back in the future! All the best, Catherine
Old School 11 luxury first-floor holiday apartment at The Highland Club at Loch Ness is probably the best location for couples and family holidays anywhere in the Highlands. Situated on the shores of Loch Ness, the apartment is part of a converted and restored historic …see more
This is a wonderful apartment which has everything you need. It is clean and the beds are comfortable. The setting is magnificent and it is so peaceful. We used the swimming pool, whilst it is smal… More
Thank you Shev we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our "home from home" apartment and would love to see you again sometime in the future, will be pleased to offer you a loyalty discount next time!
“Reasonably priced, quality accommodation in a great location.”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2014
Spent 5 days during October. Perfect apartment for a family with children. My children especially loved the indoor swimming pool and the adventure playground. We enjoyed meals at the restaurant on si… More
Hi Rosemary and I are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our apartment, we are very proud of it. We look forward to welcoming you back,if there is anything you would like us to arrange for your return please let us know and we will do our best.
“WoW Brilliant Holiday.”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
Great place to stay, flat had everything we needed, Abbey was brilliant to explore, went with my husband and his folks from oz over for a visit, stayed for a week, plenty to see and do, good food, lov… More
We are proud of our apartment and absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking time to write this lovely review and we would love to welcome you back any time.
This lovely Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides a true log cabin experience. Cabin is situated in a peaceful woodland setting in extensive, secluded grounds, approximately 250 yards from loch shore. It has a Visit Scotland 3 star rating and is spaciou …see more
Our cabin was well-equipped and comfortable. The scenery is magnificent. There is plenty to see and do - the only downside is a long drive on single-track lanes to get to the main roads. Lovely, fr… More
“Cosy Log Cabin”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2012
This cosy log cabin was a mini home from home. It had a spacious living area, with a decent sized kitchen, and was quite rustic, but at the same time had the mod cons.
The location its self was a bit… More
Sleep on an authentic boat in a picturesque old harborA hotel is for landlubbers, a boat for those who love waterIf you like water then come aboard. A peaceful night's sleep in a beautiful relaxing natural environment. Wake up to the view of water, better than any …see more
This is an attractively priced cosy cottage and will appeal to those seeking an inexpensive break in the picturesque village of Kames, near Tighnabruaich. Pier Cottage is nestled on the sandy beach & waters edge of Kames. A traditional stone pier cottage is the perf …see more
Glen Mor luxury holiday apartment is in the Highland Club, a multi award winning conversion of St Benedicts Abbey, which retains its original features and character. Built in the 18th century on the site of the original Fort, the Abbey was used a Benedictine Monastery a …see more
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 qua …see more
The Bothy can be found in a fifty acre estate which nestles against the banks of spectacular and mystical Loch Ness.Tastefully renovated, keeping many original features, this one room cottage or bothy provides a comfortable romantic holiday home for a couple or single p …see more
The Glomach lodge is a 2 bedroom lodge with a spacious living/kitchen area and a walk-in shower. The lodge is well equipped incl. tv, dvd, washing machine, microwave & fridge and there is free WiFi available. Next to the lodge is parking space for 2 cars. The lodge …see more
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats …see more
Superbly decorated two bedroom apartment with an exclusive private garden and a large open plan kitchen/lounge/diner. The private garden is fenced and it provides the ideal space for an outdoors meal or for children to play. Dining table and 6 dining chairs provided. Fu …see more