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.
“Beautiful Riverside Location” This is a great area of the country, plenty to do and loads of beautiful walks all around. The cottage itself was very peaceful, it was amazing to wake up and look out over the river each morning.
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
“The perfect location for sailing”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
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.
“Large apt” Felicity and Chris are a Lovely couple. Everywhere you look you see the hard work and dedication they've put into renovating this place , that has so much history. It is wonderful how they modernized it but have not taken away the old charm
A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.… More
Thank you for your lovely comments.
Felicity & Chris.
“Spacious and charming”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
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!
“Just Amazing!” 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 Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, the Tom
“Very cosy, comfortable relaxing and wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2012
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 really ver… More
You just made my day! thank you for your appreciation and have an amazing xmas and an even better 2013! 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
“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
“Simply Perfect” If you're looking for a beautiful hideaway from the real world then this is the place to be. Stunning views, scenery and surroundings. The cabin was perfect for our needs. A little compact with 3 dogs round your ankles but it adds to t
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.
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. The Autumnal colours are so beautiful, there are some wonderful recent shots on the web site and I do hope you come back, maybe in a different season
Reviewed 2 Jan 2017
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.
“Fantastic week” Me and my partner stayed here for a week and i must say how fantastic it was the apartment was very well equipped with everything you need,Jan and paul are very friendly and helpful people, The pack full of goodies was a lovely persona
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 ar… More
Reviewed 1 Feb 2017
We had an excellent holiday, and Jan and Paul were great hosts, every little detail was attended to and they were very helpful. The apartment was great and we loved it!
Thank you!… More
Hello. Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was lovely having you both and we are glad you had a fantastic time. We hope to see you again.
Jan and Paul
“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
Crossroads Cottage was everything we could have hoped for.
Immaculate conditions within the cottage and an ideal base from which to explore the stunning surrounding area.
This cottage was within bot… More
We are delighted with your review and it is great to know that we have done it right. Thank you for taking the time to comment which will help potential future guests make up their mind. Hope to welcome you to Crossroads in the future!
“Relaxing break in a cosy cottage”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
We are just back from a week in the cottage. We haven't slept so well for ages, a really comfy king size bed in a peaceful wee cottage. The cottage has everything you need, including towels and kitc… More
“Perfect in every way!” We have returned again and again to these wonderful lodges. They are owned and managed by a lady whose sole concern is the comfort of her guests.
The lodges are situated on a hillside offering beautiful views of Loch Ness and t
We stayed for one week in this fantastic location and were blessed with excellent weather and superb accommodation. Elizabeth (the owner) is most welcoming and very helpful without being at all imposi… More
“Lovely accommodation, well equipped with stunning views over Loch Ness”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
The Byre is beautifully situated on a hilltop overlooking Loch Ness just a short distance from the village of Drumnadrochit. It is extremely comfortable and well equipped and is probably one of the cl… More
“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
“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
“Excellence” We loved our stay here, charming with an air of luxury. It had everything we could possibly need. Everything worked beautifully, Wi FI was excellent, Pool was great! Many beautiful , ancient places to visit, bikes to ride. Markets just a
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.
Reviewed 3 Dec 2012
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 … More
Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write us a review and I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. The cabin isn't brand new, but it certainly adds to its rural charm, and has the best location out of all of them :) Having said that, I'm continuing to make improvements to make cabin-life even more comfortable. I hope you come back soon. Reuben.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
4 6 7 nights min
7 nights min
“Perfect” A stunning property on Loch Goil. Beautiful views from every angle of the house. The owner's attention to every detail enabled us to completely relax as soon as we began our vacation at Feaugh Cottage. The estate/cottage is a hidden and pr
“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
“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
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
2 4 Min stay varies
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“Spacious & comfortable holiday home” Viewfield No 8 offers excellent holiday accommodation. The property is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Fully equipped with all home comforts and an enclosed back & front garden ideal for children & dog.
“A wonderful house which is perfect for couples or families”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2015
We booked this house for my wives 40th birthday. Given that there were few reviews I didn't really know what to expect, but we were very pleasantly surprised. The house is deceptively spacious, immacu… More