Lakes and lochs - cottage breaks in Scotland, Wales and the Lake District

Lakes and lochs (523)

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 boathouse rental

British Columbia / Vancouver

3 8 2 nights min stay

Boathouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 2 nights min stay

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from £104 / night

£656 / week

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from £104 / night

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B&b rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

4 10 1 night min stay

B&B / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 1 night min stay

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from £45 / night

£315 - £3003 / week

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from £45 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Loches with golf nearby

Loire Valley / Loches

3 8 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £89 / night

£1196 / week

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from £89 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Loire Valley / Loches

7 14 Min stay varies

Villa / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £293 / night

£1139 - £1539 / week

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from £293 / night

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Holiday boathouse rental

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 4 1 night min stay

Boathouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 1 night min stay

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from £690 / night

£4138 / week

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from £690 / night

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Halong Bay holiday houseboat rental

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 40 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 20 bedrooms / sleeps 40 / 1 night min stay

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from £107 / night

£749 / week

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from £107 / night

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Loches holiday home accommodation

Loire Valley / Loches

5 11 7 nights min stay

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / 7 nights min stay

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from £158 / night

£1100 - £1900 / week

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from £158 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £64 / night

£347 - £768 / week

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from £64 / night

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Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

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from £116 / night

£924 - £1462 / week

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from £116 / night

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Apartment rental in Fort Augustus with shared pool, golf nearby

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £80 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £80 / night

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Houseboat rental in Boston

Massachusetts / Boston

1 6 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £121 / night

£828 - £1380 / week

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from £121 / night

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Holiday gite rental

Loches / Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

3 7 Min stay varies

Gite / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £154 / night

£985 - £1389 / week

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from £154 / night

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Holiday gite in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 5 1 night min stay

Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 1 night min stay

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from £58 / night

£200 - £462 / week

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from £58 / night

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Holiday apartment in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

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from £60 / night

£450 - £980 / week

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from £60 / night

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Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

Boathouse / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

Boathouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £150 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

7 14 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / 2 nights min stay

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from £539 / night

£3000 / week

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from £539 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Sunny Isles Beach

Florida / Sunny Isles Beach

1 4 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / 1 night min stay

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from £103 / night

£720 - £807 / week

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from £103 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 5 Min stay varies

House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £62 / night

£308 - £408 / week

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from £62 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Villa accommodation in Lake Vinuela

Lake Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 6 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £120 / night

£599 - £840 / week

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from £120 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

3 7 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£540 - £880 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 8 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 1 night min stay

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from £242 / night

£1690 - £2800 / week

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from £242 / night

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Vela Luka holiday boathouse rental

Vela Luka / Vela Luka

2 5 1 night min stay

Boathouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 1 night min stay

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from £127 / night

£889 / week

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from £127 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Hanoi

Vietnam / Hanoi

28 50 1 night min stay

Boathouse / 28 bedrooms / sleeps 50 / 1 night min stay

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from £276 / night

£1932 / week

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from £276 / night

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Drumnadrochit holiday b&b rental

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 1 night min stay

B&B / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £47 / night

£329 / week

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from £47 / night

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Holiday boathouse rental

Oban / Argyll

3 6 Min stay varies

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from £160 / night

£1100 - £1500 / week

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from £160 / night

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San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / 2 nights min stay

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from £172 / night

£1203 / week

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from £172 / night

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Copenhagen holiday houseboat rental

Zealand / Copenhagen

4 8 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 2 nights min stay

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from £424 / night

£2693 / week

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from £424 / night

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Fort Augustus ski apartment to rent.

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £100 / night

£1200 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £345 / night

£2414 / week

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from £345 / night

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

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from £154 / night

£1077 - £2077 / week

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from £154 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

4 6 3 nights min stay

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

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from £200 / night

£1100 / week

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from £200 / night

(85) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £104 / night

£770 - £1808 / week

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from £104 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Tavernier

Key Largo / Tavernier

2 6 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 2 nights min stay

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from £173 / night

£1035 / week

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from £173 / night

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Holiday houseboat rental

Florida Panhandle / Destin

2 6 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £104 / night

£725 / week

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from £104 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Malaga Province / Lake Vinuela

3 8 7 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 7 nights min stay

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from £99 / night

£495 - £1035 / week

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from £99 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 2 nights min stay

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from £116 / night

£808 / week

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from £116 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Cascais

Lisbon District / Cascais

2 4 1 night min stay

Boathouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 1 night min stay

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from £385 / night

£2154 / week

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from £385 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

12 24 1 night min stay

Boathouse / 12 bedrooms / sleeps 24 / 1 night min stay

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from £165 / night

£1154 - £11704 / week

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from £165 / night

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Seattle holiday houseboat rental

Washington / Seattle

1 4 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / 1 night min stay

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from £121 / night

£725 - £1476 / week

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from £121 / night

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 6 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £93 / night

£647 / week

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from £93 / night

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Kolkata (Calcutta) holiday houseboat rental

West Bengal / Kolkata (Calcutta)

3 14 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / 1 night min stay

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from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

Boathouse / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £135 / night

£939 / week

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from £135 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Luxor

Nile River Valley / Luxor

4 10 4 nights min stay

Boathouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 4 nights min stay

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from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Preuilly sur Claise

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

2 6 Min stay varies

Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £62 / night

£289 - £493 / week

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from £62 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £49 / night

£717 / week

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from £49 / night

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Holiday log cabin in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £105 / night

£1114 / week

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from £105 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Foyers holiday cottage rental

Loch Ness / Foyers

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £71 / night

£360 - £720 / week

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from £71 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Region / Hong Kong

2 3 1 night min stay

Boathouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3 / 1 night min stay

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from £152 / night

£966 / week

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from £152 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 6 3 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

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from £212 / night

£1193 - £1516 / week

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from £212 / night

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