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

Lakes and lochs (137)

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 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 £78 / night

£1086 / week

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from £78 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

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 £57 / night

£240 - £453 / week

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from £57 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Preuilly sur Claise

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peace& tranquil” Completely different to other holidays we have experienced in England,walking our dog its so quiet no background noise day or night..a very relaxing break, spotless accommadation,Mike&Cath could'nt have helped us more if they'ed tried
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from £44 / night

£218 - £283 / week

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from £44 / night

(6) Excellent 

49

Rudyard holiday boathouse rental

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £298 / night

£1594 - £5794 / week

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from £298 / night

(164) Very Good 

15

Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolute value for money..!!!” We were a gang of 12 and we absolutely enjoyed our cruise in the houseboat. The houseboat was extremely clean and the staff was very courteous and very helpful and friendly. We were taken for a thoroughly relaxing cruise
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from £237 / night

£1396 / week

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from £237 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Preuilly sur Claise

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“Dream stay in Loire Valley” Last April my family and I had an unforgettable stay at le Colvert. Our holidays exceeded our expectations. The place is much more beautiful than the images on the website. It is set in a small village and to me it was th
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from £66 / night

£348 - £600 / week

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from £66 / night

(27) Excellent 

10

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

(20) Excellent 

12

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £105 / night

£522 / week

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from £105 / night

(7) Excellent 

27

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

£409 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Chateau rental in Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain with golf nearby

Loches / Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £480 / night

£3500 - £4500 / week

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from £480 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A really great lodge in a lovely setting near to Loch Ness, highly recommended” We stayed in lodge 10, which had a distant view of Loch Ness, a well equipped lodge which was perfect for our family of four. The lodge is five minutes to Drumnadrochit, t
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from £100 / night

£600 - £740 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday studio with shared pool in Preuilly sur Claise

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“Friendly, welcoming, stunning scenery and smiley faces” I would strongly recommend La Comier to anyone. We stayed in one of the studio apartments, clean, very comfortable with everything that you could want. La Comier itself is a tranquil and beauti
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from £44 / night

£218 - £283 / week

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from £44 / night

(10) Very Good 

10

Balnain holiday cottage rental

Drumnadrochit / Balnain

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Exceptional!!!” This is the loveliest cottage, we had the most amazing time and the owners couldn't have been kinder if they tried!! Highly recommend this property to anyone! First class!!!
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from £54 / night

£375 / week

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from £54 / night

(14) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday home in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £367 / night

£1470 - £2835 / week

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from £367 / night

7

Vermenton holiday houseboat rental

Yonne / Vermenton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £247 / night

£1725 - £2759 / week

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from £247 / night

(6) Very Good 

30

Holiday narrowboat in Tewitfield

Carnforth / Tewitfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £125 / night

£750 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

(19) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

19

Narrowboat rental in Nantwich

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Great time had by whole family” We booked a 3 day trip on the Adele Marie, due to the short time we had booked for, Martin contacted us before hand and told us we could turn up early to get some extra time on board as no one had it booked before us .
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Certificate of Excellence

from £80 / night

£800 - £1835 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

40

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

from £105 / night

£479 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(8) Average 

18

Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 250 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“great vacation time at le poulailler” Le Poulailler is a nice cottage, comfortable and conveniently equipped, located a few miles away from Loches and within short driving distance of all the major chateaux and domains of Touraine. It was for us a pea
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from £61 / night

£392 - £696 / week

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from £61 / night

24

Holiday boathouse in Rogoznica

Sibenik-Knin County / Rogoznica

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £134 / night

£819 / week

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from £134 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Holiday boathouse in Blanchetown

South Australia / Blanchetown

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £153 / night

£807 / week

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from £153 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Copenhagen holiday houseboat rental

Zealand / Copenhagen

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £475 / night

£3018 / week

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from £475 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

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

(2) Excellent 

14

Boathouse rental in Ballinrobe

Ballinrobe / Moorehall

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£345 / week

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from £57 / night

(6) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

10

Loch Awe holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Quiet,romantic,and never dull.” So much to see,and do and.beautiful walks,local history ,(Roddie is a gold mine of local information). Would really recommend the local cafes...and the pub The caravan is very practical,and homely ,and watching the de
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Certificate of Excellence

from £48 / night

£270 - £350 / week

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from £48 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Boathouse accommodation in Leiden with shared pool

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility” We enjoyed a long weekend at the WaterNest in late April and wished we could have stayed longer. With a beautiful view of the Dutch countryside (Windmills included) we found it a tranquil refuge great for
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from £130 / night

£863 - £2156 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

4

Holiday boathouse in Larantuka

Flores / Larantuka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £39 / night

£272 / week

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from £39 / night

6

Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £150 / night

£1000 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Holiday houseboat in Holsworthy

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£450 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

(23) Very Good 

25

Boathouse rental in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“How the other half live for a few days...” I was looking for somewhere to stay with my at short notice. I stumbled upon this little gem. It was great that it did not have a minimum stay, as I only needed it for a few nights. It was a great little gimm
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from £69 / night

£700 / week

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from £69 / night

(8) Average 

9

Ramonville Saint-Agne holiday houseboat rental

Haute-Garonne / Ramonville Saint-Agne

6 11 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £183 / night

£861 / week

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from £183 / night

(21) Excellent 

29

Porto holiday narrowboat rental

Porto District / Porto

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Magnificent sailing through UNESCO world Heritage” Couple and one children, rented a boat for a long weekend, sailed up on river Douro until Spanish border. At the boats base, nice little chalet for the first night. Very good navigation, sightseeing a
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from £166 / night

£566 / week

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from £166 / night

(9) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£350 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Grachtengordel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £348 / night

£2087 / week

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from £348 / night

(2) Excellent 

4

Narrowboat rental in Peterborough

Cambridgeshire / Peterborough

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £200 / night

£1285 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in Lyon

Rhone / Lyon

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £66 / night

£366 - £487 / week

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from £66 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Stayed and Partied like a King” So this was our second stay on De Cornelia, we previously stayed in a group back in May 2014. Sometimes when you rebook the same place you have that fear of it not being as good or a bit more tired than before but I
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from £609 / night

£3392 / week

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from £609 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£500 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

7

Holiday boathouse letting

Flores / Labuan Bajo

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £540 / night

£3528 / week

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from £540 / night

(11) Average 

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Boathouse accommodation in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Visit from Scotland” Perfect for our trip we were 2 couples for 3 days in Amsterdam and the boat is a fantastic base in a great area.
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from £240 / night

£1218 / week

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from £240 / night

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