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

Lakes and lochs (475)

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 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

(3) Excellent 

10

Holiday houseboat in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
( The taste of Home, where we treat you like Family)  …see more

from £9 / night

£61 / week

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from £9 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

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
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

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

(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  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(52) 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
“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 £60 / night

£260 - £380 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
Lann Dearg Studio’s is a purpose built detached property, rated excellent on Tripadvisor, consisting of 3 separate studio apartments, all with their own private entrance and individually controlled central heating, situated next to the proprietor’s home on t  …see more

from £65 / night

£410 - £595 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Very Good 

8

Loire Valley / Loches

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £52 / night

£233 - £337 / week

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from £52 / 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

(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

(11) Excellent 

26

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
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

(15) Excellent 

77

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A lovely old cargo ship in the nautic centre of Amsterdam port. Nearby the old city with a beautiful view on the famous canals. The National Maritime Museum and the Mill of Brewery 't IJ in sight. The Artis Zoo, the Nieuwmarkt area with its charming cafés, b  …see more

from £151 / night

£1057 / week

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from £151 / night

(46) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The greatest holiday let we've ever been in!” We had a fantastic honeymoon in Samhach! The house was very clean and literally everything was provided, even a bottle of wine in the fridge! The view from the house and the surrounding countryside are ast  …see more

from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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from £55 / 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

(19) 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  …see more

from £160 / night

£500 - £1343 / week

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from £160 / night

(10) 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
“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 - £995 / week

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from £195 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“excellent” A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Annie's Boat is suitable for 2 people and maximum 2 children.Children up to 12 years stay for free. For children up to the age of 3 years there is a cot present. For children from 3 up to 12 years is a thick luxury air mattress (2x 1pers. mattress) of very good  …see more

from £104 / night

£518 / week

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from £104 / night

(13) 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  …see more

from £75 / night

£435 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Loire Valley / Loches

2 5 2 nights min

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

 …see more

from £78 / night

£345 - £432 / week

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from £78 / 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.&  …see more

from £198 / night

£1060 - £1990 / week

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from £198 / night

(5) 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
Houseboat Amsterdam Center  …see more

from £104 / night

£1725 - £2026 / week

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from £104 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

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
“Reasonably priced, quality accommodation in a great location.” Spent 5 days during October. Perfect apartment for a family with children. My children especially loved the indoor swimming pool and the adventure playground. We enjoyed meals at the rest  …see more

from £90 / night

£462 - £850 / week

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from £90 / 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 £87 / night

£863 - £1176 / week

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from £87 / 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

(16) 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!  …see more

from £73 / night

£379 - £410 / week

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from £73 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

Holiday bungalow in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
As a former lock keeper's cottage, Bon Accord is ideally located in Fort Augustus with the Caledonian Canal to the front of the property and the River Oich to the rear. The beautiful village of Fort Augustus offers various shops, pubs and eating places, and of cour  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £627 / week

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from £55 / night

(6) Very Good 

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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

(29) Very Good 

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Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the study sleeps one on a  …see more

from £102 / night

£686 - £794 / week

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from £102 / night

(2) Excellent 

15

Houseboat rental in Chertsey with golf nearby

Surrey / Chertsey

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Welcome aboard the beautiful widebeam barge The Time Machine, moored in a private garden on the River Thames near Chertsey. 5 mins from Thorpe Park theme park, 15 mins from Heathrow Airport and easy access to the M25, M3 and M4 and the South East. 15 mins drive to Heat  …see more

from £70 / night

£600 - £810 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday lodge in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Situated on the edge of the village amenities of Invermoriston, between the river Moriston and the great glen way is our small cabin park and cottage, that is surrounded by spectacular scenery. Relax and explore Invermoriston including Telford bridge which adjoins the p  …see more

from £92 / night

£399 - £546 / week

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from £92 / night

(13) Very Good 

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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

(7) Very Good 

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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. Ea  …see more

from £48 / night

£574 - £731 / week

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from £48 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Pantheos Romantic Houseboat Prinsengracht Amsterdam<br />A public swimmingpool "Het Marnixbad" is located just around the corner.  …see more

from £156 / night

£1207 - £1811 / week

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from £156 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Loch Awe holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL,VIEWS SPECTACULAR.” Myself,hubby and 7yr old boy ,Jake the dog stayed at Memorial Caravan for a week we had amazing time, views are beautiful.We went fishing, walks and trips into Oban which is not to far away.Caravan was clean, c  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Loire Valley / Loches

2 5 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £61 / night

£308 - £513 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Namur Province / Walcourt

1 2 2 nights min

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

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from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Comfortable lodge in Glen Urquhart, dog friendly. Nearby Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness and Glen Affric. Free wireless internet  …see more

from £58 / night

£251 - £612 / week

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from £58 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse with shared pool in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

50 50 1 night min

  • 50 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
V'Spirit Cruises is proud to welcome you on-board one of its deluxe boats for your dreamlike Cruise in Halong Bay!  …see more

from £259 / night

£1810 / week

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from £259 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Very few places offer access to Loch Ness for picnics, photos and strolling along the banks. Our properties both are unique buildings which have been tastefully upgraded to provide comfortable accommodation. The granary is available for a long term let.<br />Pri  …see more

from £95 / night

£575 - £675 / week

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from £95 / night