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

Lakes and lochs (76)

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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76 Holiday homes

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(53) 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
“Just Amazing!” 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 Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, the Tom
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from £60 / night

£300 - £380 / week

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avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

from £60 / night

(62) Excellent 

21

Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Large apt” Felicity and Chris are a Lovely couple. Everywhere you look you see the hard work and dedication they've put into renovating this place , that has so much history. It is wonderful how they modernized it but have not taken away the old charm
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from £65 / night

£385 - £475 / week

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avg. 1 hour 36 minutes

from £65 / 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

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

Lochgoilhead / Douglas Pier

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Just what I needed.” The cottage was amazing, spotlessly clean, warm when I arrived and very inviting in general. It had everything that was needed. This was my first visit, but not my last. I feel recharged!
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from £74 / night

£379 - £410 / week

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avg. 51 minutes

from £74 / night

(28) Excellent 

18

Holiday boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Loved every thing about the cottage , it was so light and airy and spotless ,the first thing I always check is the Bedding !! it was perfect absolutely spotless and comfy , as my husband and I are 74 and 78 the only problem for us was access
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from £175 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £175 / night

(58) Excellent 

42

Holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“fantastic trip” We had an amazing long weekend as usual. The boat (Queenie) was absolutely fab, cosy clean and warm and a real head turner. people stopped and looked and had their photos taken beside it. I would recommend this boating experience to ev
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from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(10) Excellent 

18

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

(47) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

Certificate of Excellence

from £67 / night

£357 - £847 / week

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avg. 1 hour 23 minutes

from £67 / night

(20) 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 - £1318 / week

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avg. 3 hours 8 minutes

from £150 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Preuilly sur Claise

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“Dream stay in Loire Valley” Last April my family and I had an unforgettable stay at le Colvert. Our holidays exceeded our expectations. The place is much more beautiful than the images on the website. It is set in a small village and to me it was th
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from £65 / night

£345 - £595 / week

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from £65 / night

(23) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

17

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

Certificate of Excellence

from £85 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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avg. 51 minutes

from £85 / night

(5) Very Good 

22

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 £173 / night

£776 - £1380 / week

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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

from £173 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday narrowboat in Tewitfield

Carnforth / Tewitfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £125 / night

£750 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

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Vermenton holiday houseboat rental

Yonne / Vermenton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £247 / night

£1725 - £2759 / week

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from £247 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b in Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

Loches / Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

(23) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Apartment rental in Fort Augustus with shared pool, golf nearby

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from Home” 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 small ,it is nice to just go and relax
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from £90 / night

£462 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Very Good 

14

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£589 - £1298 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £121 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment let

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£584 - £1293 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £121 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£760 - £1135 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 7 nights min

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

from £100 / night

£525 - £1140 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

23

Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Grachtengordel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £345 / night

£2069 / week

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from £345 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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
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from £158 / night

£1100 - £2300 / week

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from £158 / night

(1) Excellent 

31

Holiday boathouse in Imsouane

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Imsouane

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly

from £25 / night

£175 / week

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from £25 / 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
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from £164 / night

£561 / week

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from £164 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£608 - £1320 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £121 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly

from £140 / night

£730 - £780 / week

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from £140 / night

(6) Excellent 

15

Holiday apartment in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly

from £105 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £105 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool

from £85 / night

£590 - £900 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

16

Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £45 / night

£285 - £667 / week

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from £45 / night

(26) Excellent 

20

Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A fantastic and truly relaxing holiday - vive le grange!” This was our long awaited 25th Wedding Anniversary holiday and the best holiday we have ever had in France. Beautiful quiet location, Excellent Gite,Great facilities, fabulous places to visit
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from £85 / night

£595 - £1095 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £100 / night

£647 - £690 / week

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avg. 1 hour 34 minutes

from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

17

Holiday cottage in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
“Idyllic French retreat” It is with a degree of expectation that you book and arrange a holiday we were not disappointed. Photographs and reviews do not do this setting justice. Angela and Derek are the most hospitable of hosts and go out of their way
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from £57 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £57 / night

4

Holiday boathouse rental

Cote d'Or / Maconge

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £39 / night

£246 / week

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from £39 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
“Besutiful relaxing” This suite was a home from home, it had absolutely everything. Helen, the owner was lovely and very helpful. Scenery overlooking Loch Awe was beautiful. Kilchurn Castle a 3min drive or roughly 20-25min walk worth a visit. As was St
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from £90 / night

£450 - £520 / week

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from £90 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Gite rental in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house” Very comfortable gite with a lot of thought put into every area of the property. Very enjoyable would come again
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from £87 / night

£605 - £1055 / week

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from £87 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Bacoli

Province of Naples / Bacoli

2 11 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £87 / night

£604 - £2776 / week

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avg. 2 hours 44 minutes

from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

4

Holiday boathouse in Larantuka

Flores / Larantuka

1 2 1 night min

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

from £39 / night

£270 / week

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from £39 / night

(21) Excellent 

16

Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Luxurious gite, lovely hosts and a beautiful location.” A warm welcome was provide by our hosts, who 'went the extra mile' to make our holiday a success. The Stables is in lovely surroundings. It has everything you need, and there are loungers and a
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from £71 / night

£495 - £950 / week

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from £71 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Worth the experience.” Great value for a getaway in Scotland. The place is an ideal location for hiking and for quiet picturesque views. The lodge was big and comfortable enough for 7 people and was quite close to a mini market. Along with a very help
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from £125 / night

£500 - £1123 / week

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avg. 51 minutes

from £125 / night

(2) Very Good 

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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 £128 / night

£606 - £921 / week

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from £128 / night

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