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

Lakes and lochs (189)

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 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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from £180 / night

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Narrowboat accommodation in Meuspath

Rhineland-Palatinate / Meuspath

1 50 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £9 / night

£61 / week

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from £9 / night

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Houseboat accommodation in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £129 / night

£901 / week

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from £129 / 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 £57 / night

£240 - £453 / week

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from £57 / night

(40) Very Good 

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Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kottayam District / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of
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from £156 / night

£1125 - £2187 / week

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from £156 / night

(164) Very Good 

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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

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Holiday boathouse in El Porvenir

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary

from £369 / night

£2581 / week

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from £369 / night

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Pangkalan Bun holiday boathouse rental

Central Kalimantan / Pangkalan Bun

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £257 / night

£1794 / week

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from £257 / night

(1) Excellent 

9

Holiday boathouse with shared pool in Port Elizabeth

Bequia / Port Elizabeth

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

29

Manaus holiday houseboat rental

Amazon River / Manaus

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £21 / night

£163 - £896 / week

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from £21 / 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

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

11

Holiday houseboat in Montauban

Tarn-et-Garonne / Montauban

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £1491 / night

£10435 / week

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from £1491 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Pozzuoli

Province of Naples / Pozzuoli

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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(27) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £182 / night

£1207 - £1811 / week

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from £182 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Holiday houseboat in Kariba

Mashonaland West Province / Kariba

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £308 / night

£1924 / week

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from £308 / night

4

Holiday boathouse in Federación

Province of Entre Rios / Federación

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £61 / night

£423 / 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

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £148 / night

£1032 / week

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from £148 / night

11

Holiday houseboat in Fakarava

Tuamotu Archipelago / Fakarava

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £509 / night

£3053 / week

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from £509 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £131 / night

£916 / week

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from £131 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Amsterdam holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £149 / night

£1041 / week

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from £149 / night

(2) Excellent 

8

Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £131 / night

£916 / week

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from £131 / night

(58) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 8 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Haven in the middle of backwaters” Starting with our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the staff who also helped us in getting us and our luggage to the boat which was parked away from the jetty and we had to cross over 2 other boats before reaching
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Certificate of Excellence

from £125 / night

£869 / week

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from £125 / night

11

Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kottayam District / Kumarakom

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

Pricing unknown

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(5) Excellent 

12

Holiday boathouse in San Blas Islands

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £388 / night

£2714 / week

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from £388 / night

18

Holiday houseboat in Ortigia

Syracuse / Ortigia

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £79 / night

£548 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Imsouane

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Imsouane

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly

from £25 / night

£175 / week

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from £25 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

B&b rental in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £44 / night

£305 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Excellent 

12

Holiday boathouse in Chateau-Gontier

Mayenne / Chateau-Gontier

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£552 / week

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from £95 / night

7

Labuan Bajo holiday boathouse rental

Flores / Labuan Bajo

4 8 1 night min

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

from £1086 / night

£3489 / week

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from £1086 / night

(9) Very Good 

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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

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Holiday houseboat in Labuan Bajo

Flores / Labuan Bajo

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £2305 / night

£16133 / week

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from £2305 / night

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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

16

Holiday boathouse in Vila do Abraao

Ilha Grande / Vila do Abraao

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£559 / week

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from £80 / night

44

Holiday houseboat in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 46 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 46
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £216 / night

£1508 / week

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from £216 / night

(23) Very Good 

11

Holiday boathouse in Saint Francois

Grande-Terre Island / Saint Francois

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £305 / night

£2131 / week

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from £305 / 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

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Holiday houseboat in Marzamemi

Province of Syracuse / Marzamemi

4 2 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £79 / night

£548 / week

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from £79 / night

(34) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
“Quaint and Well Situated Houseboat” We had a lovely stay on the Oasis Houseboat as a family of three adults. It was far enough away from the main hub but still easily accessible to a grocery store. The sunset over the canal and other houseboats each
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from £174 / night

£1044 - £1827 / week

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from £174 / night

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