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Lakes and lochs (74)

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 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

(7) Excellent 

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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

(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

(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 

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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

(15) Very Good 

16

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  …see more

from £89 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £89 / night

(11) Excellent 

31

Balnain holiday cottage rental

Balnain / Glen Urquhart

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Grant Cottage is a stunning 2 bedroom self catering cottage, in beautiful Glen Urquhart 10 minutes from Drumnadrochit along the shores of Loch Ness .7 nights min stay from April to NovemberShort breaks (min 3 nights) from November to end of March. We are the new owners  …see more

from £65 / night

£370 - £615 / week

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from £65 / night

(29) Excellent 

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
“Lovely cottage” A small lovely cottage in the Loch Ness region. charming decoration of this cottage, making you feel almost home. sweet attention of the owners upon arrival, with delicious shortbreads and whisky to test. the region is just magnif  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(31) Excellent 

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
“Perfect little getaway!” 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 could need. the owners are  …see more

from £45 / night

£290 - £400 / week

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from £45 / night

(8) Very Good 

15

Balnain holiday cottage rental

Drumnadrochit / Balnain

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“A perfect holiday” The house was perfect, excellent location close both to Loch Ness and to Inverness if you need shopping. The house is large, with the dining room and reception room in addition to the two large bedroom. The house is fitted with ev  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £395 / week

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from £50 / night

(26) Excellent 

10

Cottage rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about pets
“Delightful Cottage in an ideal location.” Crossroads Cottage was everything we could have hoped for. Immaculate conditions within the cottage and an ideal base from which to explore the stunning surrounding area. This cottage was within both walking  …see more

from £49 / night

£340 - £495 / week

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from £49 / night

(29) Excellent 

20

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
“IVY COTTAGE LOCHGOILHEAD” ivy cottage is a wonderful place to have a break , I brought my wife here for our 30th anniversary & her birthday as a wee surprise , we are both delighted with the cottage it has everything you need for self catering & more  …see more

from £88 / night

£450 - £780 / week

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from £88 / night

(6) Very Good 

18

Cottage letting in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely Little Cottage” Myself and my two, very young, children enjoyed our stay at River View Cottage. As it was only myself and two small people the cottage was adequate for our needs. River View has everything you need included, washing maching/d  …see more

from £71 / night

£285 - £418 / week

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from £71 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Lake Como / Bellano

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km

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from £68 / night

£424 - £662 / week

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from £68 / night

(16) Excellent 

13

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!  …see more

from £73 / night

£379 - £410 / week

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from £73 / 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
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 majo  …see more

from £48 / night

£617 - £772 / week

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from £48 / night

(2) Excellent 

49

Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Province of Lodi / Borghetto Lodigiano

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £51 / night

£297 / week

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from £51 / 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

(7) Very Good 

9

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  …see more

from £52 / night

£360 - £570 / week

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from £52 / night

(10) Excellent 

20

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
“Little Gem!” 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 is stunning and it is a real escape fr  …see more

from £195 / night

£795 - £950 / week

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from £195 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Lake Como / Lenno

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £133 / night

£779 - £953 / week

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from £133 / night

(9) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful cottage in idyllic setting, close to all amenities. Surrounded by mountains, Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal and centrally located in the village of Fort Augustus. Perfect base to explore Highlands. Suitable for people with impaired mobility. Free Wifi.  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 - £700 / week

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from £45 / night

(9) 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.  …see more

from £90 / night

£425 - £680 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
Unique building - used to be the deer larder for the estatePrivate access to Loch NessRomantic - we have had engagements, weddings and honeymoonsSpectacular sceneryProximity to Castles, fun trips and whisky distilleries the Great Glen Way and Munros  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) 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
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cottage, stunning setting” My husband and I stayed at Armadale Cottage last weekend with our two 21 year olds and 3 month old puppy. The cottage is very well equipped, beautifully clean and with everything you could need for a trip away. T  …see more

from £88 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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from £88 / night

(11) Very Good 

18

Holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Fab family holiday” Beautiful cottage at edge of Lochgoilhead. My hubby , myself , our two sons and two grannies in tow . Tons of room for having your own space ( very important with two teenagers ) wifi , again very important with two teenagers lol .  …see more

from £135 / night

£700 - £1295 / week

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from £135 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Old Lock-keeper's Cottage is a beautiful semi-detached cottage sitting next to the Caledonian Canal in Fort Augustus, in the Highlands of Scotland. It enjoys a commanding view down the flight of locks and across Loch Ness beyond. The cottage is centrally located in the  …see more

from £48 / night

£330 - £700 / week

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from £48 / night

(8) Average 

18

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  …see more

from £60 / night

£382 - £678 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday cottage rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Beautiful” 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.  …see more

from £64 / night

£440 - £800 / week

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from £64 / night

(9) 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
“Top place to stay - thoroughly recommended” We had a superb time and were made thoroughly welcome. Great facilities and a lovely location. We will be back.  …see more

from £90 / night

£540 - £880 / week

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from £90 / night

13

Province of Bergamo / Clusone

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £51 / night

£51 / week

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from £51 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 km
  • Child friendly
“great location, mines a pint of loch fyne ale” A loch view, satellite TV, steps away from the village pub and restaurant. That’ll do me any day. I will be back.  …see more

from £73 / night

£379 - £566 / week

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from £73 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Province of Bergamo / Ranzanico

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

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from £111 / night

£424 / week

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from £111 / night

19

Province of Varese / Cocquio-Trevisago

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km

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from £39 / night

£273 / week

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from £39 / night

23

Cottage accommodation in Lenno

Lake Como / Lenno

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A unique opportunity to spend your holiday on beautiful Lake Como in a quiet and sunny location with an idyllic private garden and lovely panoramic view onto the lake. The “Cottage degli Ulivi” is an ideal place to relax with your family in a private but not isolat  …see more

from £128 / night

£757 - £925 / week

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from £128 / night

(4) Excellent 

17

Loch Ness / Inverfarigaig

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £56 / night

£395 - £735 / week

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from £56 / night

9

Puegnago sul Garda / Raffa

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £67 / night

£458 - £907 / week

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from £67 / night

(26) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1095 / week

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from £85 / night

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