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

Lakes and lochs (495)

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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Laboe holiday houseboat rental

Schleswig-Holstein / Laboe

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £146 / night

£1020 / week

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from £146 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Holiday home in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 5 2 nights min

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

from £78 / night

£363 - £432 / week

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from £78 / night

(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 

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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

(57) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Gorthleck

Loch Ness / Gorthleck

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very welcome” Jan and Paul made us so welcome! Holiday cottage lovely, well decorated/modern and very well equipped. We look forward to visiting again when the baby finally arrives! Thank you Jan for having the maternity unit info ready for us when we
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from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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avg. 31 minutes

from £55 / night

(9) 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
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from £75 / night

£285 - £418 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Preuilly sur Claise holiday apartment rental

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent stay in a friendly atmosphere” We stayed here in the La Cistude chalet for a week on our annual wine trip to France. In the past we have camped, this was our first time staying in accommodation and we were pleased we did. The chalet was co
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from £57 / night

£238 - £449 / week

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from £57 / night

(28) Excellent 

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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

(13) 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
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from £195 / night

£795 - £995 / week

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avg. 2 hours 37 minutes

from £195 / night

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly

from £65 / night

£385 - £475 / week

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avg. 1 hour 36 minutes

from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £52 / night

£285 - £414 / week

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avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

from £52 / night

(15) 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 .
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from £135 / night

£700 - £1295 / week

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avg. 51 minutes

from £135 / night

(23) 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
“Great accommodation in Amsterdam” The barge is extremely comfortable and well situated close enough to visit all the attractions but in a quiet location. Frank and Marlijn made sure everything was ready for us even leaving a bottle of wine for us. We
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from £151 / night

£1057 / week

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from £151 / night

(7) 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

from £138 / night

£1725 - £2026 / week

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from £138 / night

(29) 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
  • 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
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from £88 / night

£450 - £780 / week

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from £88 / night

5

Houseboat accommodation in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £128 / night

£894 / week

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avg. 3 hours 30 minutes

from £128 / night

(37) 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
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden
“Amazing Place a true getaway!” Tidelands boathouse is a fantastic location right on the water and the house is beautiful and has everything you could need catered for. Waking up to the sound of the birds and the water was idyllic and having morning co
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from £95 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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avg. 2 hours 10 minutes

from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

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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

Certificate of Excellence

from £115 / night

£500 - £860 / week

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avg. 2 hours 26 minutes

from £115 / night

22

Holiday houseboat in Mannum

South Australia / Mannum

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £575 / night

£2299 / week

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from £575 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Chessy

Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£290 - £423 / week

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from £52 / 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. 1 hour 2 minutes

from £74 / night

(17) 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
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from £75 / night

£435 - £525 / week

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avg. 1 hour 36 minutes

from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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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

(4) Excellent 

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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

Certificate of Excellence

from £55 / night

£385 - £627 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £55 / 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

(16) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £225 / night

£1569 / week

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avg. 1 hour 8 minutes

from £225 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Preuilly sur Claise

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peace& tranquil” Completely different to other holidays we have experienced in England,walking our dog its so quiet no background noise day or night..a very relaxing break, spotless accommadation,Mike&Cath could'nt have helped us more if they'ed tried
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from £44 / night

£216 - £281 / week

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from £44 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £367 / night

£1470 - £2835 / week

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from £367 / night

(43) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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.
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from £60 / night

£380 - £420 / week

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avg. 1 hour 1 minutes

from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Chateau rental in Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain with golf nearby

Loches / Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £480 / night

£3500 - £4500 / week

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from £480 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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

from £198 / night

£1090 - £1990 / week

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from £198 / 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

(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

(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

(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

from £85 / night

£355 - £612 / week

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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £85 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Lochgoilhead holiday bungalow rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Nice location and value for money stay” Good location with Drimsynie nearby for wet weather activities. Good size house for family of 5. Only downside would be the size of the beds and if we we staying longer it really needs a freezer. All together go
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from £103 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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avg. 51 minutes

from £103 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent Cottage, Clean and Awesome!” Beautiful Cottage tucked away not far from loch ness in the Highlands, I couldn't have asked for anything more, we wanted to get away from the world for a week and we definitely did! It was set in a stunning loca
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from £49 / night

£340 - £495 / week

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avg. 29 minutes

from £49 / night

(32) Excellent 

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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
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from £75 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 13 minutes

from £75 / 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

from £65 / night

£410 - £595 / week

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avg. 2 hours 13 minutes

from £65 / night

(8) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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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

Certificate of Excellence

from £48 / night

£513 - £657 / week

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avg. 2 hours 16 minutes

from £48 / night

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