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

Lakes and lochs (396)

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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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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Ernakulam holiday houseboat rental

Kochi, Cochin / Ernakulam

18 50 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 18 bedrooms / sleeps 50 / 1 night min stay

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from £238 / night

£1449 / week

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from £238 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Homosassa

Florida / Homosassa

3 4 Min stay varies

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from £104 / night

£414 - £587 / week

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from £104 / night

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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 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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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

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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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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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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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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

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Holiday boathouse in Calasetta

Isola di Sant Antioco / Calasetta

3 6 Min stay varies

Boathouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £77 / night

£462 - £770 / week

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from £77 / 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 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 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

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 6 Min stay varies

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from £93 / night

£647 / week

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from £93 / 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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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

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Holiday boathouse in Bacoli

Province of Naples / Bacoli

2 11 4 nights min stay

Boathouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / 4 nights min stay

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from £77 / night

£539 - £2477 / week

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from £77 / night

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

2 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 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

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Manaus holiday houseboat rental

Amazon River / Manaus

1 6 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £12 / night

£78 - £464 / week

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from £12 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 6 Min stay varies

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from £227 / night

£1589 / week

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from £227 / night

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Messina

Province of Messina / Messina

2 4 3 nights min stay

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

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from £54 / night

£308 / week

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from £54 / night

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£380 - £1310 / week

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from £90 / night

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min stay

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

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from £170 / night

£1185 / week

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from £170 / night

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Houseboat accommodation in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

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from £97 / night

£616 - £1408 / week

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from £97 / night

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Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

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from £147 / night

£1231 - £1939 / week

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from £147 / night

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Narrowboat rental in Tattenhall

Cheshire / Tattenhall

2 4 Min stay varies

Narrowboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £80 / night

£799 - £1799 / week

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from £80 / night

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Lodge rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

Lodge / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £100 / night

£504 - £882 / week

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from £100 / night

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Boathouse rental in Capo Testa

Province of Olbia-Tempio / Capo Testa

2 5 7 nights min stay

Boathouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 7 nights min stay

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from £242 / night

£1693 / week

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from £242 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Manaus

Amazon River / Manaus

1 6 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £12 / night

£78 - £464 / week

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from £12 / night

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Fort Augustus holiday cottage rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 5 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 3 nights min stay

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from £64 / night

£440 - £750 / week

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from £64 / night

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Clearwater holiday houseboat rental

Florida / Clearwater

1 4 1 night min stay

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

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from £76 / night

£518 - £621 / week

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from £76 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 8 Min stay varies

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from £155 / night

£1013 / week

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from £155 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Marigot Bay

Castries Quarter / Marigot Bay

3 2 Min stay varies

Houseboat / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £60 / night

£420 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

Boathouse / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £85 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday houseboat in North West London

North West London / Childs Hill

2 5 7 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 7 nights min stay

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from £131 / night

£915 - £1444 / week

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from £131 / night

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Lake Vinuela holiday villa rental

Malaga Province / Lake Vinuela

3 7 7 nights min stay

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

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from £72 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £72 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse letting

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 4 1 night min stay

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

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from £240 / night

£1500 / week

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from £240 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Labuan Bajo

Flores / Labuan Bajo

2 4 1 night min stay

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

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from £518 / night

£3104 - £3828 / week

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from £518 / night

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Holiday chalet in Balnain

Loch Ness / Balnain

2 4 7 nights min stay

Chalet / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 7 nights min stay

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from £60 / night

£360 - £558 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 1 night min stay

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from £211 / night

£1242 / week

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from £211 / night

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat let

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 6 2 nights min stay

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

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from £154 / night

£770 - £1254 / week

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from £154 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Marzamemi

Province of Syracuse / Marzamemi

2 4 Min stay varies

Boathouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £54 / night

£347 - £616 / week

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from £54 / night

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Holiday log cabin in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 7 3 nights min stay

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / 3 nights min stay

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from £65 / night

£310 - £761 / week

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from £65 / night

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Mellieha ski boathouse to rent.

Island of Malta / Mellieha

3 6 4 nights min stay

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

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from £62 / night

£385 - £747 / week

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from £62 / night

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Holiday chalet in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

2 4 Min stay varies

Chalet / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£520 / week

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from £90 / night

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