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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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Boathouse at Dundas Castle - South Queensferry boathouse sleeps 2

Edinburgh / South Queensferry

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 2 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
If you would like a secluded and romantic get-away, this beautiful Boathouse is your perfect choice. Located in the heart of the Dundas Estate on a private loch, it is a one bedroom cottage with beautiful views over the water and provides you with the most perfect and c  …see more

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(2) Excellent 

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Loches / Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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from £82 / night

£569 / week

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from £82 / night

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Queen Elizabeth Houseboats - Kumbalam boathouse sleeps 2

Kochi (Cochin) / Kumbalam

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Queen Elizabeth Houseboats is one of the attractive boats cruising the waterways of Kerala with a classic hull and comfortable large room and the only boat cruising Kochi, Kumarakom and Alleppey.Its is a “floating home away from home “that denotes uniqueness and exc  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

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The Sandgroper - Tonnerre houseboat sleeps 2

Yonne / Tonnerre

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Canal Boat in France! Enjoy the Burgundy canals and rivers on our beautifully restored boat. Our boat is based in Tonnerre, Burgundy which is located on the Canal de Bourgogne (Burgundy Canal). Cruise through some beautiful villages, including Ancy Le Franc, Tanlay, Mon  …see more

from £189 / night

£1283 / week

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from £189 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Laundry Cottage - Glenmoriston cottage sleeps 2

Loch Ness / Glenmoriston

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Renovated cottage located in a peaceful location on large hill farm close to the River Doe in Upper Glenmoriston. The property is ideally situated for hill walkers with a number of munros located within a 30 minute journey by car. The farm also has miles of tracks for  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £575 / week

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from £55 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Samhach Holiday Apartment - Loch Ness apartment sleeps 4

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 16 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Whether you are looking for time on your own, a romantic getaway, a week-end away or a family holiday Samhach is the perfect Holiday Let for you. Samhach has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence for 2015, we are one of the first holiday lets to achiev  …see more

from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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from £55 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Tidelands Boathouse on the waterfront - Combeinteignhead boathouse sleeps 2

Devon / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The boathouse is located right on the shore of the Teign estuary, with stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Waterfront patio for outdoor living, private launching for a boat and doorstep access for any kind of water sports make the boathouse a totally  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Kate Boats: Dorothy Constance - Stockton narrowboat sleeps 2

Warwickshire / Stockton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Pet friendly;
In the lounge area there are two comfortable chairs. The galley is well equipped with a full size four burner cooker with overhead extractor fan, 4 cu ft. refrigerator with frozen food compartment, stainless steel sink and drainer and ample storage space. Behind the gal  …see more

from £82 / night

£570 - £940 / week

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from £82 / night

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Lakeland Cruising - LA Cru - Ballymena boathouse sleeps 2

County Antrim / Ballymena

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Join experienced skipper Alphy on his Dutch Style Barge cruising the beautiful Lough Erne Navigation System in Co Fermanagh Northern Ireland – Voted Number One Attraction in Northern Ireland 2012. Sample the idyllic pleasures of life afloat and be inspired by this be  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 / week

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from £250 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Houseboat Pride of Leyden. - Leiden houseboat sleeps 3

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 27 km; Child friendly ;
Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the study sleeps one on a  …see more

from £101 / night

£680 - £788 / week

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from £101 / night

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Beach Front House Boat - Larantuka boathouse sleeps 2

Flores / Larantuka

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
Newly Converted Fishing Boat on Beach Front with Wonderful Sea Views ,It has Bed Room /Bath Room and Front Room which you can use for a multi purpose room. We have our daily tours like Travel, Trekking, Diving and snorkeling , Boat trips, History tours, Religious tours  …see more

from £39 / night

£268 / week

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from £39 / night

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Province of Guipuzcoa / Hondarribia

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £77 / night

£428 / week

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from £77 / night

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Connie - Damazan houseboat sleeps 4

Lot-et-Garonne / Damazan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Beautifully restored Dutch Barge with 2 double cabins, shower room with loo and basin.Open plan galley, dining area and saloon.Wheelhouse with dinette.Galley has double sink, 2 fridges, microwave, 4 burner hob, oven, kettle etc.There is a private garden with summer kitc  …see more

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(6) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 4

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £175 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Watersedge hottub kayaking fishing on Rudyard lake - Rudyard boathouse sleeps 7

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 7 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
On the edge of the Peak District lies Rudyard lake, it's a bit of a secret in a stunning location, see the changing seasons in this woodland and lake setting. A perfect escape from the rigors and demands of modern living, you can slow life down if you appreciate th  …see more

from £258 / night

£1344 - £1544 / week

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from £258 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cabin 3 with hot tub - red deer - Invermoriston bungalow sleeps 2

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
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

from £120 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Barge ASLAUG, starboard cabin on new-built barge - Corbie houseboat sleeps 2

Somme / Corbie

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A highlight of your vacation in the Somme region in Summer 2016 could be a few days "Barge & Breakfast" on the barge ASLAUG. Relax on the sun decks or in the spacious wheelhouse, go to sleep in your peaceful floating cabin and enjoy the wake-up calls of the ducks. "Asla  …see more

from £90 / night

£629 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

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watermill & dwelling pile house 1 (krupana) - Bosanska Krupa boathouse sleeps 4

Una-Sana Canton / Bosanska Krupa

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 183 km; Swimming pool;
Una river is a unique river& National park. One of the most beautiful in the world. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area with a satellite TV and air condition. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher and toaster. A refrigerator and coffee machine  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(26) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 8

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(48) Excellent 

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The Wee Residence - Foyers cottage sleeps 4

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ;
The Wee Residence is a bijou little cottage style apartment for two situated on the 'quiet' side of Loch Ness.  With its attractive lounge complete with open fireplace, a modern kitchen/dining room, shower room and double bedroom it offers ideal and spacious accommod  …see more

from £37 / night

£260 - £360 / week

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from £37 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Crann Mhor - Drimsynie Estate bungalow sleeps 8

Lochgoilhead / Drimsynie Estate

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Crann Mhor is situated within the Trossachs National Park, often referred to as one of Scotland's best kept secrets. Overlooking a golf course and a sea loch, Crann Mhor is located on a private row of self-build properties and set within 1/2 acre of gardens.Crann  …see more

from £125 / night

£800 - £1100 / week

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from £125 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Oiseval - Fort Augustus cottage sleeps 6

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed; 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

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Province of Catanzaro / Copanello

2 6 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £129 / night

£1283 / week

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from £129 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Inverlounin House - Lochgoilhead house sleeps 9

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.01 km; Swimming pool;
Fantastically located by the lochside in the heart of Argyll, the house sleeps up to 9 (plus infants) in 5 bedrooms.Spacious public rooms boast stunning loch views, and a great kitchen and utility room provide everything you need. Ideal for holidays, retreats and celebr  …see more

from £136 / night

£849 - £1750 / week

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from £136 / night

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Old Yacht in North Fambridge Essex sleeps 4 - Burnham-on-Crouch boathouse sleeps 4

Essex / Burnham-on-Crouch

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
This is an older classic yacht, she is a bit scruffy round the edges, but comfortable. She is based in a quiet marina, this area is ideal for walkers. The owner does not mind small well behaved dogs on his boat. She has a toilet but for showers use marina, she is hooked  …see more

from £99 / night

£650 / week

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from £99 / night

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Cote d'Or / Maconge

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
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from £39 / night

£244 / week

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from £39 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Old School 11 - Highland Club - Fort Augustus apartment sleeps 4

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Swimming pool;
Old School 11 luxury first-floor holiday apartment at The Highland Club at Loch Ness is probably the best location for couples and family holidays anywhere in the Highlands. Situated on the shores of Loch Ness, the apartment is part of a converted and restored historic  …see more

from £85 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £85 / night

(18) Excellent 

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The Classrooms - Fort Augustus apartment sleeps 6

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is bright, airy and spacious offering a large separate lounge with original sash windows, master bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite, twin mezzanine bedroom with separate dressing area, fully fitted kitchen with marble tops and dining area for si  …see more

from £150 / night

£480 - £1293 / week

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from £150 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Ben Lui - Loch Awe log cabin sleeps 5

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Child friendly ;
Ben Lui is a renovated and lovingly cared for log cabin on the former Forestry Commision land at Dalavich on the shores of the beautiful and tranquil Loch Awe. It is set centrally in approx 1/4 acre of mixed grassland and copse,which is viewed from the new balcony and  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £390 / week

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from £40 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Villa à l'ancien Pigeonnier - Loches studio sleeps 2

Loire Valley / Loches

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 200 km; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
The town of Loches is a jewel located at the heart of the Touraine, the “France's garden”, land of vineyard, gastronomy, vegetables, cheese. Extended over an area of just 100 km the Touraine boasts some of the most eminent Châteaux of the Loire Valley: Chenonc  …see more

from £65 / night

£308 / week

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from £65 / night

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Pas-de-Calais / Bethune

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £56 / night

£389 / week

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from £56 / night

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'The Bolt-Hole' Foyers, Loch Ness - Foyers cottage sleeps 4

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
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

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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The Spanish Boathouse - Galmpton boathouse sleeps 4

Devon / Galmpton

1 4 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
This is a beautifully renovated boat house on a private quay on the Dart , once used for Spanish prisoners after the Armada. The cottage is on the water's edge near the charming village of Galmpton, 3 miles upstream from Dartmouth. Decorated to the highest standard  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £60 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Crossroads Cottage - Drumnadrochit cottage sleeps 2

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
If you're looking for a wonderful break in the beautiful Scottish Highlands then Crossroads Cottage by Loch Ness is simply bathing in high quality detail from the moment you step through the front door. This stunning cottage will offer you a “Highland hideaway” ide  …see more

from £49 / night

£340 - £495 / week

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from £49 / night

(26) Excellent 

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The Grange - Loches cottage sleeps 6

Loire Valley / Loches

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 35 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
The Grange provides luxurious and spacious accommodation for up to 6 people, situated on the small and exclusive gite arrangement of “La Vieille Ferme” - a stunning 17th century Touraine farm. Heated, covered swimming pool (10m x 4m) set in spacious garden room. A  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1095 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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No.4 The Old Convent. - Fort Augustus apartment sleeps 4

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
No.4 is a first floor apartment that has just been lovingly renovated to a very high standard, built originally as a church in 1842, converted to a convent in 1891 and now four apartments. The Convent is close to the main road with the convent woods to the rear, peacefu  …see more

from £75 / night

£435 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

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Aude / Marseillette

4 8 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 35 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £86 / night

£513 / week

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from £86 / night

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Province of Messina / Furnari

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
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from £60 / night

£342 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Yvelines / Triel-sur-Seine

2 7 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £137 / night

£958 / week

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from £137 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Kilchurn Suite 2 - Loch Awe apartment sleeps 4

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 40 km; Child friendly ;
Edwardian country house renovated 2012. Enter through impressive vestibule to grand staircase leading to two private self-catering suites. Kilchurn suite 2 has 2 bedrooms, 1 twin, 1 double. Both are tastefully decorated and furnished with fully tiled en-suites and wal  …see more

from £130 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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from £130 / night

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