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.
“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
Stayed for 1 week during Easter holidays. The Abbey is a wonderful place and has been thoughtfully restored. Pool opened towards the end of our stay and offers swimming, steam room and sauna and n… More
“Luxury at an affordable price”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
i have never been to this area of Scotland before so to be placed right by the side of the most famous Loch was areal good start and bonus. The appartment was of a very high standard, both inside and … More
“Amazing, we had a fantastic time and will def return, thank you” Brill holiday and location we all had the best time and can't wait to come back as we want to explore even more, the hot tub was fantastic, kids 1st time in one and they totally loved it
“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
The Old Convent is a beautiful old building and our apartment was spacious, spotless and very well equipped. It's a short walk into Fort Augustus and its well located to visit the Loch Ness area, Sky… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure meeting you. We enjoyed our chats and stories. Felicity & Chris
“A pearl in a wonderfully beautiful, scenic part of the highlands of Scotland”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
It was worth the hours spent searching for the right accommodation to suit our needs on our first holiday in Scotland. The comments made by previous visitors to No 3 indicated we had made a good choic… More
Thank you very much for you lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday here with us. Felicity, Chris & Harvey!
“Very Comfortable Convent”
Reviewed 7 May 2014
We stayed 4 nights at the Old Convent. Felicity & Chris have really made a fantastic place to stay. Perfectly clean, very spacious rooms, extremely comfortable, and every possible kitchen utensil you … More
Thank you very much for your lovely comments, we are so glad your enjoyed your stay with us. Felicity & Chris.
“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
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
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
“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
“Wood burning stove, fresh eggs and picturesque scenery”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
As part of a week long tour of the north of Britain, Samhach was easily the highlight of our trip. The cottage surpassed all expectations offering a modern well equipped and clean environment in a tra… More
“Samhach; the perfect holiday retreat.”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2013
Nestled in an idyllic and tranquil setting, Samhach offers all the comforts of home with the welcome addition of two extraordinarily friendly owners. Your every need is catered for; Sky+ TV, broadband… More
“The perfect place to get away from it all.”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2013
Samhach is cosy but modern, its very well equipped and ideal for a couple. Its perfectly located to explore the Highlands and the house itself is surrounded by stunning woodland. The owners were very … More
Thank you so much for your kind comments, we very much look forward to seeing you here again at Samhach
Rosalyn and Graham Fraser
Grant Cottage is a stunning 2 bedroom self catering cottage, in beautiful Glen Urquhart 10 minutes from Drumnadrochit along the shores of Loch Ness .7 nights min stay from April to NovemberShort breaks (min 3 nights) from November to end of March. We are <br />th …see more
“The Far Boathouse - Watermillock” Absolutely loved it....secluded, peaceful beautiful inside and outside. The view from the living room is just amazing. The boathouse is very tastefully decorated and lots of special touches.
The morning sky and
What an absolutely brilliant experience! Far Boathouse is a beautiful romantic retreat where you can just kick back and enjoy the peace and beauty of Ullwater. Exceptionally well furnished with everyt… More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay at the Ullswater Far Boathouse. I am delighted you had a fantastic time and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity at this special place. I hope you took away some special memories and welcome you again soon.
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
“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
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
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
“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
We stayed at Tidelands for a short break, Liz was there to meet us when we arrived and showed us around the accommodation. The boathouse was excellent, very clean and with all the little extras that s… More
“Tidelands Boathouse meets all expectations and more!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
The Boathouse is situated in the most beautiful location. I was looking to escape the "Rat Race" and this was the ideal location. The tranquility allowed me to unwind and relax completely. I would hig… More
“Great accommodation in fantastic location.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
Just got back from 2 relaxing days in the boathouse. The position on the waters edge is stunning and the property is warm, comfortable and fitted out beautifully.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend a … More
Mallacoota wilderness houseboats offers customers a unique experience on Mallacoota Inlet.
Wake up on the water at one of many Parks Victoria jetties located at varios locations around the lake.
Listen to the Koalas at night and witness the beauty of far east Gippsland …see more
A big fishermen cabin just by the sea. Nice view to the harbour. Close to good fishing grounds, hiking terrain and beaches. Experience the midnight sun in summer or the aurora borealis in winter. Join the famous cod fishing season in march/april. There are two apartment …see more
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
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
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
5 9 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
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
“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
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 Invernes… More
So so happy you had a nice time and liked the Wee Residence. Thank you very much for lovely review. It makes my day! All the best.enrica
“Wee Loved It!”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2012
We had a lovely stay at The Wee Res. The owners are very friendly and welcoming, and the cottage is very cosy. Highly recommended for anyone that wants to visit Loch Ness, where there is plenty to d… More
Truly glad you had a good time. It makes it all worthwhile for me. Thank you so much. Best things and hope to see you again! Enrica
One bedroomed cabin with its own 3 person canadian spa hot tub (available from 11/06/16) located on its own private, fenced patio with BBQ. All set on our peaceful and scenic, family run holiday park by the village amenities of Invermoriston. The cabin has a slope to d …see more
Houseboat are easy to navigate. They are the comfort of a first class summer cottage. Wide range of different activities available for children and other family members. You will explore many unique cultural and natural attractions along your route. Pets are allowed.&l …see more
“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
“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
Highly recommend this cabin. We were fortunate enough to be able to book at short notice for a nights stay.
Reuben was very quick to reply to emails answering any query I had and gave us full directi… More
Thanks! I'm glad the cabin was up to your standards. I'm continuously making improvements, and I hope, like many other guests have done, you enjoy it a second (third!) time round soon. Cheers, Reuben.
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
“Beautiful” Cottage is in a great position and very comfortable. Fairly busy outside during the day with hikers cyclists and canal users, but all friendly. Peaceful at night. We will certainly re-book.
What a great experience staying at a lock keeper's cottage! We wanted to stay somewhere central and do day trips and that worked out perfectly. It was such a pleasure to return home to the cottage e… More
“Excellent quiet getaway”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2013
The cottage is in a very quiet secluded area. Local shops are only a couple of minutes by car. The cottage had plenty of room and the welcome hamper was much appreciated. We had a slight problem with … More
“lovely spot lovely cottage”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2013
one tiny niggle
telly in front room woodburner in kitchen dinner ok for a summer visit but would be a shame on winter nights to have to choose
really a great spot peacefull but plenty of canal a… More
“What a lovely family weekend!” We arrived and it was thundering, lightning and raining like there was no tomorrow but the central heating on the boat kept us all snug, warm and dried us out quickly. With the freedom to stop and start where and when yo
Sleeps 2. Spacious, four-star, one bedroom apartment in the vaulted top floor of the old monastery, with huge arched stone mullioned windows.<br />Views in three directions with every window offering sensational views overlooking Loch Ness …see more
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
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
2 4 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
“IVY COTTAGE LOCHGOILHEAD” ivy cottage is a wonderful place to have a break , I brought my wife here for our 30th anniversary & her birthday as a wee surprise , we are both delighted with the cottage it has everything you need for self catering & more
We are all so pleased with the cottage, it's clean and tidy and has everything you need for your stay. We had an issue with the WiFi but with very friendly neighbours they allowed us to log into their… More
“Fantastic views, beautifully furnished and excellently equipped.”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2013
Ivybank Cottage is a fantastic cottage set in some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK. Views are great, activities for children are endless -canoeing on the Loch is a super days entertainment, … More
Reviewed 21 May 2013
Ivybank is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location.
The views from the garden are wonderul and the furnishings in the cottage itself are perfect. Tastefully decorated with everything you need, i… More
“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
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… More
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
Montys was the perfect hideaway for our break in the Highlands.
Inside the cottage was immaculate with everything you could possibly need and more.
We found it to be very well for exploring the area… More
Charming, light and spacious private Chateau Rental in France located in the heart of the Loire Valley 5mins from Loches. Perfect for a group of up to 13 people. Rent 7 rooms across 5 suites with 5 private bathrooms.<br />Château de Mont-Félix was con …see more