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

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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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(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  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £380 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) 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

(12) 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  …see more

from £195 / night

£795 - £995 / week

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from £195 / night

(12) Excellent 

35

Balnain holiday cottage rental

Balnain / Glen Urquhart

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£390 - £615 / week

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from £75 / 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
“Excellent again” Return visit and thoroughly enjoyed our stay yet again. Central in the Highlands so managed to visit a lot of lovely places. Slept like a baby every night.  …see more

from £49 / night

£340 - £495 / week

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from £49 / night

(2) 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 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Very Good 

18

Cottage letting in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • 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 £75 / night

£285 - £418 / week

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from £75 / night

(36) 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
“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.  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £420 / week

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from £50 / 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

from £100 / night

£700 - £840 / week

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from £100 / 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 

14

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

(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

from £90 / night

£550 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night

(31) 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
“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  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(19) Excellent 

8

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
“Awesome” Smokey oven, otherwise absolutely perfect...... the ideal getaway cottage..... beautiful, practical and cozy, we will be back!  …see more

from £90 / night

£440 - £800 / week

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from £90 / 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

(2) Very Good 

21

Holiday cottage in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£265 - £400 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Very Good 

11

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
“Excellent dog friendly property” Very comfortable property located in the centre of the village. Owner visited shortly after we arrived and made us feel very welcome. Small shop in the village for essentials with a larger shop available a short dista  …see more

from £73 / night

£379 - £566 / week

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from £73 / 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  …see more

from £90 / night

£540 - £880 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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

from £82 / night

£570 - £700 / week

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from £82 / 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

from £89 / night

£620 / week

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from £89 / night

(15) Excellent 

11

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
“Lovely Cottage with perfect location and views” Recently stayed for 4 nights at the Armadale Cottage. The cottage was everything we needed to have a great holiday. It was clean and tidy on our arrival. The cottage is in an excellent location right n  …see more

from £88 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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from £88 / 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

from £86 / night

£738 - £1070 / week

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from £86 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Loches / Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £261 / night

£1114 / week

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from £261 / 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.  …see more

from £100 / night

£620 - £680 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly

from £88 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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from £88 / night

(11) 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
“Great location, comfortable cottage” Friendly and helpful hosts and great location. Found some beautiful walks, try the Oich River and Old Military Road. Stunning!! Cottage was warm and comfortable with great wifi, very important to Oz visitors. A g  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / 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

£467 - £695 / week

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from £89 / night

12

Holiday cottage in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £58 / night

£400 / week

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from £58 / night

(7) 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

(6) Excellent 

20

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

(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

from £48 / night

£518 - £663 / week

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from £48 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

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
“Excellent family holiday” We enjoyed an amazingly relaxing holiday in our cottage in Razay - so much so in fact we booked our 2017 holiday before we left!! Kids had a great time giving a double thumbs up. Super location, super facilities, super host  …see more

from £90 / night

£540 - £880 / week

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from £90 / 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
“Amazing cottage” Me and my partner stayed here for 3 nights, can just say it was amazing and deserves 5 stars!! Perfect location and great for walks or going to surrounding areas. Would definitely recommend it to anyone and we are hoping to again next  …see more

from £88 / night

£450 - £780 / week

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from £88 / 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 £61 / night

£392 - £696 / week

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from £61 / night

(9) Very Good 

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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 £54 / night

£375 / week

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from £54 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Peaceful, beautiful location and lovely accommodation. Wish we lived there!” We stayed in the Farmhouse at this very peaceful location. Great to wake up in the morning and hear the birds but no traffic, unlike at home. Just a short stroll up the road  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £950 / week

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from £71 / night

(21) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £950 / week

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from £71 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Loire Valley / Loches

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £97 / night

£679 / week

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from £97 / 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

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Peaceful Retreat” The cottage was everything that it said it would be. It was ideally situated for a quiet get away with scenic views and yet close enough for the amenities. The cottage was clean and well equipped and the sauna and Jacuzzi were very  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 / week

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from £115 / night

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