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Lakes and lochs (7820)

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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(31) Excellent 

21

Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

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

(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 £145 / night

£480 - £1343 / week

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from £145 / night

(6) 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

(8) Excellent 

16

Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This property is ideal to explore the whole north coast AONB its marinas gardens estates castles and beaches  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(23) Excellent 

9

Apartment letting in Bellagio

Lake Como / Bellagio

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantasticvapartment in a great location” Lovely apartment in the centre of Bellagio. Opposite a wonderful cafe and ice cream parlour. Maria who rents out the apartment couldn't be any more helpful - made the visit even more special. Would definitely r  …see more

from £73 / night

£577 - £1017 / week

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from £73 / night

22

Province of Bergamo / Bonate Sopra

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £60 / night

£416 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Very Good 

26

Lake Garda Area holiday apartment rental

Province of Verona / Lazise

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent accomodation in a stunning location. I've already recommended it to friends.” The accomodation and the pool area were absolutely superb. It was well equipped and everything was spotlessly clean and it felt like a home from home rather than a  …see more

from £68 / night

£407 - £1153 / week

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from £68 / night

(38) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Lovere

Province of Bergamo / Lovere

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Happy holiday in a house with beautiful views.” I spent a week at Casa Viola with my husband and a friend. Antonella is an excellent holiday home owner, always very attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Her fluent English is a great help to thos  …see more

from £115 / night

£653 / week

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from £115 / night

5

Province of Sondrio / Albosaggia

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £22 / night

£128 / week

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from £22 / night

(3) Average 

7

Province of Sondrio / Madesimo

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £56 / night

£361 - £636 / week

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from £56 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment in Varenna

Lake Como / Varenna

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Large terrace of 150 square meters equipped solarium, where you can admire the beautiful view from the promontory of Bellagio, ideal for barbecues, Tastefully decorated, Completely renovated. Pebbly beach below, with direct access.  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £1275 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

17

Livigno ski apartment to rent.

Province of Sondrio / Livigno

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Cosy Chalet in alpine style. Very close to city center and Ski slopesLivigno is also a shopping paradise, Duty Free ZoneSpecial summer offer, enjoy the nature!The best Family Apartment, and many other two-rooms-flats available.  …see more

from £158 / night

£1102 - £1568 / week

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from £158 / night

(23) Excellent 

15

Apartment rental in Bellagio

Lake Como / Bellagio

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Sandi and I stayed in the loft for a week. It sits on top of the world that is Bellagio, truly central to the town with laundromat, auto teller, ice creams, breads, hams, cheeses, essentials, restaurants, shops, everything really. The view f  …see more

from £73 / night

£577 - £755 / week

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from £73 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Province of Sondrio / Gordona

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £31 / night

£212 / week

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from £31 / night

(20) Excellent 

18

Varenna holiday villa rental

Varenna / Varenna Town Centre

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
In Varenna, a pictoresque village on the shore of the lake of Como, the holiday home “Ca' Livia” is waiting for you giving a friendly welcome. Immersed in a luxuriant garden, it is located at the lakeside: 300 m far from the pier of ferries, 250 m far from the centr  …see more

from £267 / night

£1865 - £2289 / week

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from £267 / night

9

Province of Lecco / Bosisio Parini

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £51 / night

£297 - £416 / week

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from £51 / night

(59) Excellent 

32

Apartment rental in Milan

Milan / Duomo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“A lovely apartment in a beautiful on building” A lovely, very clean apartment, within walking distance of the main tourist and shopping areas of Milan. The apartment had a very well equipped kitchen, a modern shower room with plenty of hot water and t  …see more

from £77 / night

£534 / week

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from £77 / night

8

Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Our houseboat "Welcome Cruize is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare deli  …see more

from £120 / night

£834 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

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 the Great  …see more

from £65 / night

£410 - £595 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Province of Milan / Cesano Boscone

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

 …see more

from £26 / night

£178 / week

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from £26 / night

(30) Very Good 

27

Loch Awe holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Traquility” My husband, son, dog and I enjoyed a fabulous short stay at Kilchurn in November. If you are looking for a 'get away from it all' this is the place to stay. The cabin is situated overlooking the loch which is stunning. Although an older fa  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £510 / week

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from £60 / night

11

Holiday boathouse with swimming pool in Mangalore

Karnataka / Mangalore

20 50 2 nights min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A family resort Away from the bustling city noise. A beach-party for over 300 persons can be easily be organized. A special monsoon discount being offered(up to 50%). Group special rates available.  …see more

from £30 / night

£187 / week

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from £30 / night

(9) Excellent 

17

Holiday apartment rental

Province of Brescia / Gargnano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
St Loe is a luxury, two bedroomed apartment, set right on the picturesque western shore of Lake Garda , within the small village of Gargnano, in “Parco Alto Garda Bresciano”, Northern Italy. Although a part of the ancient , stone village of Gagnano the interior of  …see more

from £75 / night

£490 - £770 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Very Good 

14

Province of Brescia / Iseo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

 …see more

from £103 / night

£721 - £933 / week

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from £103 / night

(42) Excellent 

23

Holiday apartment rental

Milan / Navigli

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“A brilliant place to stay” Me and my fiancé stayed in this apartment for a long weekend during May. The apartment was perfect. Great facilities, perfect location and very accessible to the city center. The landlord/owner was very accommodating and  …see more

from £68 / night

£421 - £715 / week

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from £68 / night

(13) Excellent 

20

Argegno holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Argegno

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment, fantastic views - would without doubt return!” Myself, my husband and 2 year old daughter stayed at this lovely apartment for 4 nights. The apartments decor was lovely and most of all it was spotlessly clean! The views from the balc  …see more

from £153 / night

£1068 / week

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from £153 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Province of Bergamo / Tavernola Bergamasca

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / 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

7

Province of Brescia / Ponte di Legno

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £43 / night

£1272 - £1301 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Very Good 

6

Province of Brescia / Ponte di Legno

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £85 / night

£412 - £941 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

28

Lake Maggiore / Porto Valtravaglia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £68 / night

£424 - £973 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Province of Milan / Legnano

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £43 / night

£246 - £365 / week

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from £43 / night

(12) Excellent 

19

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

(1) Very Good 

28

Province of Brescia / Verolanuova

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

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from £34 / night

£209 - £328 / week

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from £34 / night

(16) Excellent 

19

Laglio holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Laglio

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Private garden
“An excellent place to stay for a relaxing trip beside the beautiful lake Como” When I first stepped into the apartment in Laglio, the view took my breath away. The apartment was cosy, clean and efficient. The representative solved a couple of minor q  …see more

from £50 / night

£290 - £490 / week

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from £50 / night

(51) Excellent 

28

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 £50 / night

£260 - £380 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

11

Province of Bergamo / Costa di Mezzate

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £43 / night

£238 / week

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from £43 / night

(37) Very Good 

18

Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of  …see more

from £159 / night

£1397 - £2329 / week

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from £159 / night

(13) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Pianello del Lario

Lake Como / Pianello del Lario

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Located on the Western shore of Lake Como, this apartment sleep 4 and provides guests with fantastic Lake view living!  …see more

from £161 / night

£803 - £971 / week

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from £161 / night

(2) Very Good 

15

Province of Bergamo / Scanzorosciate

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £60 / night

£382 - £505 / week

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from £60 / night