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

Lakes and lochs (149)

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 apartment in Gorthleck

Loch Ness / Gorthleck

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very welcome” Jan and Paul made us so welcome! Holiday cottage lovely, well decorated/modern and very well equipped. We look forward to visiting again when the baby finally arrives! Thank you Jan for having the maternity unit info ready for us when we
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from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Wee stay at Wee Residence” We had a lovely short 3 night break at the 'wee residence '. It's a real home from home and everything is provided. We took our 2 dogs and there is a small secure garden which is a bonus. Lots of lovely walks down to Loch Ne
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from £60 / night

£300 - £380 / week

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from £60 / night

(43) Excellent 

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22

Foyers holiday cottage let

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“fabulous, peaceful, retreat” excellent, tiny cottage, but home from home. so warm and cosy, well equipped and so peaceful. spotlessly clean when we arrived, and owner extremely friendly and helpful.
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from £60 / night

£380 - £420 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Average 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 250 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“great vacation time at le poulailler” Le Poulailler is a nice cottage, comfortable and conveniently equipped, located a few miles away from Loches and within short driving distance of all the major chateaux and domains of Touraine. It was for us a pea
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from £62 / night

£395 - £702 / week

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from £62 / 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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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £150 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect facilities for families but still peaceful for couples.” At Razay you can have the best of both worlds, we have combined the Stables and one cottage for a break with our daughters and their families in August and also had a cottage to ourselve
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from £90 / night

£540 - £880 / week

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from £90 / 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

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from £115 / night

£550 - £860 / week

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avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

from £115 / 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

from £198 / night

£1090 - £1990 / week

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from £198 / night

(10) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£700 - £840 / week

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from £100 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Loch Awe holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • 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.
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from £65 / night

£390 - £510 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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
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from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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from £251 / night

(4) Excellent 

5

Holiday narrowboat rental

Warwickshire / Harborough Magna

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £252 / night

£755 / week

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from £252 / night

(27) Excellent 

10

Cottage rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent Cottage, Clean and Awesome!” Beautiful Cottage tucked away not far from loch ness in the Highlands, I couldn't have asked for anything more, we wanted to get away from the world for a week and we definitely did! It was set in a stunning loca
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from £49 / night

£340 - £495 / week

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from £49 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Walcourt holiday boathouse rental

Namur Province / Walcourt

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

from £66 / night

£461 / week

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avg. 2 hours 37 minutes

from £66 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Peaceful secluded woodland” Beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean cabin in a peaceful secluded woodland without a direct view of the loch from where were but still perfect. The staff and management made us feel welcome months before we arrived an
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from £100 / night

£600 - £740 / week

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from £100 / night

(25) 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
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Next level peacefulness” Leonard said that this is a chill out place and he wasn't kidding. The photos on the website don't do the place justice and it is a pleasant surprise to see how beautiful and Incredibly peaceful it actually is when you get the
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from £85 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £85 / night

(21) Excellent 

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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
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from £150 / night

£500 - £1290 / week

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avg. 3 hours 3 minutes

from £150 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £199 / night

£1393 / week

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from £199 / night

(33) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

22

Foyers holiday cottage rental

Loch Ness / Foyers

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent” Very good well equipped too Would recommend that the heating to be on, As it took ages for cottage to heat up But everything else was excellent Would go again
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from £75 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 14 minutes

from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £229 / night

£1755 - £2062 / week

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from £229 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect stay to explore Loire region” We have been to quite a lot of regions in France and the Loire region has been ommitted by us for quite a while. We were looking for a property/small guesthouse that would allow us to explore the region in a weeks
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from £72 / night

£413 / week

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avg. 3 hours 42 minutes

from £72 / night

(18) Very Good 

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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
“Fantastic place” The cabin was ideal for just the two of us, the double bed/room was comfortable with a small window at the foot of the bed, perfect for early morning views across the Loch. The bunk room is cosy and would suit kids best. Shower room/t
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from £65 / night

£360 - £520 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Very Good 

17

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
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from £86 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £86 / night

(4) Excellent 

19

Whitebridge holiday cottage rental

Loch Ness / Whitebridge

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £250 / night

£995 - £1200 / week

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avg. 2 hours 30 minutes

from £250 / night

10

Holiday apartment accommodation

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly

from £65 / night

£385 - £475 / week

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avg. 1 hour 52 minutes

from £65 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect Stay” Delightful apartment which was very comfortable, well equipped with some very nice authentic touches. Felicity and Chris made us feel extremely welcome and made our stay all the more pleasurable. Fort Augustus is perfectly located for
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from £75 / night

£435 - £525 / week

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avg. 1 hour 52 minutes

from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

14

Holiday villa in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

12 30 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £597 / night

£2281 - £3509 / week

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from £597 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Holiday houseboat in Holsworthy

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£450 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Balnain holiday cottage rental

Balnain / Glen Urquhart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect!” First class superbly clean cottage in a wonderful setting - lovely garden for kids which even has a stream at the bottom of it! We were visited by lots of birds at the feeders including a woodpecker. The highlight was the visit from the pine
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from £75 / night

£390 - £615 / week

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avg. 46 minutes

from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

16

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage - a real home from home only better!” This cottage is one of the best we have stayed in and we have stayed in a lot. Perfect location and all needs catered for.
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from £100 / night

£640 - £680 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

12

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 £120 / night

£575 - £1170 / week

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avg. 3 hours 17 minutes

from £120 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Houseboat accommodation in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.” From start to finish this turned out to beat many 5 star hotel holidays we had all taken. Firstly the hosts are attentive, lovely and fun. They gave us 2 informed fa
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from £250 / night

£1810 - £2160 / week

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from £250 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Lochgoilhead holiday cottage let

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
  • Pet friendly
“Quiet, peaceful location” Idilic setting, lovely cottage but not for those that don't like stairs. The cottage is lovely, a little cold when we stayed but that did not bother us in the slightest. It was clean and was well stocked with plenty of p
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from £89 / night

£467 - £700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 35 minutes

from £89 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Pangkalan Bun holiday houseboat rental

Central Kalimantan / Pangkalan Bun

6 10 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £280 / night

£1750 - £6790 / week

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from £280 / night

(3) Excellent 

12

East Farleigh holiday narrowboat rental

Maidstone / East Farleigh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect pet-friendly, romantic and quiet 'getaway' on a static narrow boat” We stayed on Marianna the narrow boat at Maidstone for 3 days/ 2 nights over the bank holidays. Patricia and Laurence were the perfect host, very accommodating and very fri
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from £65 / night

£400 / week

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avg. 1 hour 58 minutes

from £65 / night

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Holiday home in Balnain

Drumnadrochit / Balnain

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £30 / night

£208 - £516 / week

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from £30 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whitebridge

Loch Ness / Whitebridge

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Heaven...” 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 even an otter swam up to us on our priv
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from £195 / night

£795 - £995 / week

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avg. 2 hours 30 minutes

from £195 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £334 / night

£1299 / week

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from £334 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely” My family and l loved our stay here it was lovely and peaceful and being all enclosed it was great for we dog
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from £52 / night

£360 - £570 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

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