Lakes and lochs ❘ Holidays in Scotland, Wales and the Lake District

Lakes and lochs (514)

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 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
“Wee stay at Wee Residence” We had a lovely short 3 night break at the 'wee residence '. It's a real home from home and everything is provided. We took our 2 dogs and there is a small secure garden which is a bonus. Lots of lovely walks down to Loch Ne
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from £60 / night

£300 - £380 / week

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avg. 3 hours 17 minutes

from £60 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £79 / night

£1103 / week

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from £79 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted fo
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from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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from £251 / night

(43) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Foyers holiday cottage let

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“fabulous, peaceful, retreat” excellent, tiny cottage, but home from home. so warm and cosy, well equipped and so peaceful. spotlessly clean when we arrived, and owner extremely friendly and helpful.
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from £60 / night

£380 - £420 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Bungalow rental in Lochgoilhead with golf nearby

Lochgoilhead / Drimsynie Estate

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Location” This was my second stay at this fab property and it wont be my last! Already planning on a further stay next year. The hot tub is a real bonus and great if you have been on one of the many walks that are available direct from the
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from £125 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £125 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Gorthleck

Loch Ness / Gorthleck

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very welcome” Jan and Paul made us so welcome! Holiday cottage lovely, well decorated/modern and very well equipped. We look forward to visiting again when the baby finally arrives! Thank you Jan for having the maternity unit info ready for us when we
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from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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from £55 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden
“Amazing Place a true getaway!” Tidelands boathouse is a fantastic location right on the water and the house is beautiful and has everything you could need catered for. Waking up to the sound of the birds and the water was idyllic and having morning co
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from £95 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Preuilly sur Claise holiday apartment rental

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent stay in a friendly atmosphere” We stayed here in the La Cistude chalet for a week on our annual wine trip to France. In the past we have camped, this was our first time staying in accommodation and we were pleased we did. The chalet was co
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from £58 / night

£242 - £457 / week

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from £58 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Metz

Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £58 / night

£329 - £435 / week

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from £58 / night

(6) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday bungalow in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 7 nights min

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

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from £79 / night

£550 - £675 / week

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avg. 1 hour 40 minutes

from £79 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“A perfect 'home' in the Highlands” I've stayed at No 3 The Old Convent a couple of times before so just feel absolutely confident booking it again and again. Felicity and Chris have worked so hard to create such lovely accommodation and are always on
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from £65 / night

£385 - £475 / week

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avg. 1 hour 52 minutes

from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £150 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Fort Augustus with golf nearby

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £70 / night

£350 / week

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avg. 2 hours 9 minutes

from £70 / night

(47) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

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from £67 / night

£357 - £847 / week

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avg. 1 hour 23 minutes

from £67 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Key West holiday houseboat rental

Florida Keys / Key West

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great location and boat!” First time for us renting a boat and previous reviews proved accurate. Location in marina at end of pier was nice. Arranged for a captain to take us out for one day (at additional fee) which was a great way to spend a day enj
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from £319 / night

£1969 - £5237 / week

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avg. 35 minutes

from £319 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Loved every thing about the cottage , it was so light and airy and spotless ,the first thing I always check is the Bedding !! it was perfect absolutely spotless and comfy , as my husband and I are 74 and 78 the only problem for us was access
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from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £200 / night

8

Holiday houseboat rental

Tarn-et-Garonne / Montauban

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £79 / night

£474 / week

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from £79 / night

(11) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £115 / night

£550 - £860 / week

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avg. 2 hours 27 minutes

from £115 / night

(3) Excellent 

73

Home rental in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £198 / night

£1090 - £1990 / week

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from £198 / night

(10) Very Good 

18

Cottage letting in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“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
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from £75 / night

£285 - £418 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect stay to explore Loire region” We have been to quite a lot of regions in France and the Loire region has been ommitted by us for quite a while. We were looking for a property/small guesthouse that would allow us to explore the region in a weeks
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from £72 / night

£413 / week

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avg. 3 hours 42 minutes

from £72 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £334 / night

£1299 / week

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from £334 / night

31

Holiday boathouse in Etretat

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £123 / night

£860 - £1044 / week

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avg. 3 hours 32 minutes

from £123 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Holiday lodge in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £114 / night

£570 - £970 / week

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avg. 32 minutes

from £114 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £88 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £88 / night

(9) Excellent 

14

Holiday villa in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

12 30 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £597 / night

£2281 - £3509 / week

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from £597 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Lochgoilhead holiday bungalow rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A very warm and nicely decorated cottage.” We enjoyed our stay so much that we would love to return in the near future. The view is stunning and breathtaking.
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from £103 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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avg. 1 hour 1 minutes

from £103 / night

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Laboe holiday houseboat rental

Schleswig-Holstein / Laboe

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £149 / night

£1038 / week

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(5) Excellent 

21

Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Houseboat accommodation in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.” From start to finish this turned out to beat many 5 star hotel holidays we had all taken. Firstly the hosts are attentive, lovely and fun. They gave us 2 informed fa
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from £250 / night

£1810 - £2160 / week

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(27) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent Cottage, Clean and Awesome!” Beautiful Cottage tucked away not far from loch ness in the Highlands, I couldn't have asked for anything more, we wanted to get away from the world for a week and we definitely did! It was set in a stunning loca
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from £49 / night

£340 - £495 / week

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from £49 / night

(28) Excellent 

50

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Words can't even describe!” I am so so glad that we heard about the Far Boathouse. It is honestly one of the most breath taking places we have ever stayed. It's tucked away down a private path that opens up to a lovely secluded spot on the edge of
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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

from £180 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Loch Awe holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic place” The cabin was ideal for just the two of us, the double bed/room was comfortable with a small window at the foot of the bed, perfect for early morning views across the Loch. The bunk room is cosy and would suit kids best. Shower room/t
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from £65 / night

£360 - £520 / week

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from £65 / night

(21) 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
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from £150 / night

£500 - £1290 / week

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avg. 3 hours 3 minutes

from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Drumnadrochit holiday lodge rental

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £85 / night

£355 - £612 / week

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avg. 1 hour 49 minutes

from £85 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

Lochgoilhead / Douglas Pier

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“"It's a wee gem"” Had a great week in this lovely warm and well equipped cottage. I can still recall the lovely aromas from the plants that lined the driveway to the cottage. The view from the cottage is stunning and the location for us was perfect. L
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from £74 / night

£379 - £410 / week

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avg. 1 hour 1 minutes

from £74 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£575 - £675 / week

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avg. 2 hours 59 minutes

from £95 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whitebridge

Loch Ness / Whitebridge

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Heaven...” New Brachkashie really is a little bit of heaven... Secluded on a beautiful loch surrounded by trees with no one else around, we had the most amazing time seeing all the different birds and deer and even an otter swam up to us on our priv
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from £195 / night

£795 - £995 / week

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avg. 2 hours 29 minutes

from £195 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Whitebridge holiday cottage rental

Loch Ness / Whitebridge

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £250 / night

£995 - £1200 / week

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avg. 2 hours 29 minutes

from £250 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location, comfortable cottage” Friendly and helpful hosts and great location. Found some beautiful walks, try the Oich River and Old Military Road. Stunning!! Cottage was warm and comfortable with great wifi, very important to Oz visitors. A g
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from £56 / night

£390 - £700 / week

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from £56 / night

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