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

Lakes and lochs (1734)

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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(31) Excellent 

21

Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect location for sailing” Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location. The owner could  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Very Good 

17

Holiday cottage in Glenmoriston

Loch Ness / Glenmoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Fabulous” If you want to relax away from the crowds in unspoilt nature just come here...cottage has everything on offer, walks outside of door, wildlife to watch close by and amazing waterfall 5 mins away.. Place is well equipped, very clean.. You can  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(8) Excellent 

16

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

(38) Excellent 

24

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

(4) Excellent 

20

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

(20) Excellent 

18

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

(30) Very Good 

27

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
“Traquility” My husband, son, dog and I enjoyed a fabulous short stay at Kilchurn in November. If you are looking for a 'get away from it all' this is the place to stay. The cabin is situated overlooking the loch which is stunning. Although an older fa  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £510 / week

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from £60 / night

11

Holiday boathouse with swimming pool in Mangalore

Karnataka / Mangalore

20 50 2 nights min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A family resort Away from the bustling city noise. A beach-party for over 300 persons can be easily be organized. A special monsoon discount being offered(up to 50%). Group special rates available.  …see more

from £30 / night

£187 / week

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from £30 / night

27

Apartment rental in Robecchetto con Induno

Province of Milan / Robecchetto con Induno

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Cascinale d’epoca ristrutturato a ridosso dell’Alzaia Naviglio Grande con un suggestivo ponte in pietra del 1500. 150 mq su due livelli, open space e cucina separata, 2 bagni. Adatto per chi vuole evadere dal caos e dalla routine e per chi deve recarsi quotidianamen  …see more

from £50 / night

£345 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Very Good 

14

Province of Brescia / Iseo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

 …see more

from £103 / night

£721 - £933 / week

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from £103 / night

(13) Excellent 

20

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

(1) Excellent 

10

Province of Bergamo / Tavernola Bergamasca

2 4 2 nights min

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

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from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

(7) Excellent 

19

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

(4) Very Good 

12

Province of Milan / Boffalora sopra Ticino

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £34 / night

£187 - £638 / week

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from £34 / night

(6) Excellent 

28

Lake Maggiore / Porto Valtravaglia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £68 / night

£424 - £973 / week

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from £68 / night

(16) Excellent 

19

Laglio holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Laglio

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Private garden
“An excellent place to stay for a relaxing trip beside the beautiful lake Como” When I first stepped into the apartment in Laglio, the view took my breath away. The apartment was cosy, clean and efficient. The representative solved a couple of minor q  …see more

from £50 / night

£290 - £490 / week

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from £50 / night

(51) Excellent 

28

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
“Very cosy, comfortable relaxing and wonderful place to stay” 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  …see more

from £50 / night

£260 - £380 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

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

(7) Excellent 

20

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

(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

11

Province of Milan / Cornaredo

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £94 / night

£594 / week

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from £94 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Province of Monza and Brianza / Lesmo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £119 / night

£594 - £1017 / week

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from £119 / night

(5) Excellent 

14

Holiday apartment in Limbiate

Province of Monza and Brianza / Limbiate

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Nice apartment” The apartment has everything that is offer. We really enjoy staying there. Modern, clean, spacious,confortable.  …see more

from £67 / night

£469 / week

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from £67 / 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

(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
The household and towels and sheets are not included in price (possibility to rent on site).Check-in 5/9 PM /out 7/11 AM. Heated pool from early june to mid september  …see more

from £81 / night

£899 - £1207 / week

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from £81 / night

(5) Excellent 

16

Holiday cottage in Lenno

Lake Como / Lenno

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Stunning views, a property recently renovated by the Anglo-Italian owners for their own use on a small farm producing organic olive oil and cheese, spacious, luxurious accommodation. What's not to love? Lake Como has something for everyone - swimming, boating, walking  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1095 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

2 5 7 nights min

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

from £44 / night

£304 - £620 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Province of Bergamo / Piazza Brembana

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £61 / night

£424 - £678 / week

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from £61 / night

(17) Excellent 

49

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The Far Boathouse - Watermillock” Absolutely loved it....secluded, peaceful beautiful inside and outside. The view from the living room is just amazing. The boathouse is very tastefully decorated and lots of special touches. The morning sky and  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(15) Very Good 

36

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
“Amazing, we had a fantastic time and will def return, thank you” Brill holiday and location we all had the best time and can't wait to come back as we want to explore even more, the hot tub was fantastic, kids 1st time in one and they totally loved it  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £520 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Lake Maggiore / Sesto Calende

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

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from £60 / night

£390 / week

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from £60 / night

30

Province of Brescia / Vezza d'Oglio

4 15 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £51 / night

£212 - £1865 / week

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from £51 / night

22

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

(10) Very Good 

22

Fiumelatte holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Fiumelatte

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
A very luxurious 2 bedroom penthouse & loft apartment which is a part of the historical Villa Capoana. This new, contemporary apartment, only 15m from the water's edge, offers amazing fixtures and fittings throughout.  …see more

from £246 / night

£1229 - £2077 / week

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from £246 / 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

30

Province of Brescia / Monno

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £68 / night

£255 / week

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from £68 / night

(11) Very Good 

8

Loire Valley / Loches

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £60 / night

£320 - £505 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Entratico

Province of Bergamo / Entratico

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
House completely renovated, located in a quiet place surrounded by greenery. Tastefully furnished offers all modern comforts. Close to all Lombardy lakes (Garda, Iseo, Como, Maggiore). A few minutes from the airport and Bergamo, conveniently served by interurban road.  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 / week

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from £49 / night

11

Province of Bergamo / Serina

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £85 / night

£424 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Province of Varese / Taino

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £77 / night

£424 - £780 / week

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from £77 / night

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