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Lakes and lochs (877)

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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18

Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / 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  …see more

from £158 / night

£1142 - £2675 / week

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from £158 / night

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Apartment rental in Robecchetto con Induno

Province of Milan / Robecchetto con Induno

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Cascinale d’epoca ristrutturato a ridosso dell’Alzaia Naviglio Grande con un suggestivo ponte in pietra del 1500. 150 mq su due livelli, open space e cucina separata, 2 bagni. Adatto per chi vuole evadere dal caos e dalla routine e per chi deve recarsi quotidianamen  …see more

from £49 / night

£342 / week

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from £49 / night

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Province of Bergamo / Gromo

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £43 / night

£295 - £412 / week

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from £43 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Province of Monza and Brianza / Lesmo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £118 / night

£589 - £1009 / week

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from £118 / night

(17) Excellent 

49

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The Far Boathouse - Watermillock” 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. The morning sky and  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

5

Province of Sondrio / Caspoggio

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £68 / night

£421 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Brescia / Soiano Del Lago

3 11 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £169 / night

£1177 / week

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from £169 / night

30

Province of Brescia / Vezza d'Oglio

4 15 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £51 / night

£211 - £1849 / week

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from £51 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Province of Brescia / Moniga del Garda

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £25 / night

£169 / week

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from £25 / night

(32) Excellent 

12

Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“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  …see more

from £127 / night

£757 - £1765 / week

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from £127 / night

11

Province of Bergamo / Serina

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £85 / night

£421 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Average 

28

Province of Bergamo / Capriate San Gervasio

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £101 / night

£337 / week

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from £101 / night

30

Province of Brescia / Monno

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £68 / night

£253 / week

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from £68 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lenno

Lake Como / Lenno

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Stunning views, a property recently renovated by the Anglo-Italian owners for their own use on a small farm producing organic olive oil and cheese, spacious, luxurious accommodation. What's not to love? Lake Como has something for everyone - swimming, boating, walking  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1095 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Very Good 

12

Province of Brescia / Boario Terme

1 4 1 night min

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

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from £101 / night

£706 / week

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from £101 / night

(3) Excellent 

14

Province of Milan / Cuggiono

3 6 2 nights min

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

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from £43 / night

£295 / week

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from £43 / night

8

Province of Sondrio / Livigno

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £51 / night

£295 - £681 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Salo / Cunettone di Salo

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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from £127 / night

£1118 - £6148 / week

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from £127 / night

(8) Very Good 

15

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
“A perfect holiday” The house was perfect, excellent location close both to Loch Ness and to Inverness if you need shopping. The house is large, with the dining room and reception room in addition to the two large bedroom. The house is fitted with ev  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £395 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Very Good 

8

Province of Brescia / Sirmione

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £58 / night

£406 / week

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from £58 / night

34

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 2 2 nights min

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

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from £473 / night

£2977 / week

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from £473 / night

(2) Average 

5

Province of Sondrio / Sondrio

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly

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from £51 / night

£295 - £765 / week

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from £51 / night

(6) Very Good 

10

Province of Brescia / Manerba del Garda

1 4 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £64 / night

£442 - £706 / week

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from £64 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Province of Brescia / Bornato

7 14 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £757 / night

£4286 - £5211 / week

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from £757 / night

(5) Very Good 

31

Sirmione / Colombare di Sirmione

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £43 / night

£589 / week

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from £43 / night

10

Livigno holiday apartment rental

Province of Sondrio / Livigno

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Avrete a disposizione l’appartamento, completamente indipendente, e un posto auto. Inoltre è disponibile un piccolo locale caldaia dove poter lasciare sci e scarponi.La vicinanza agli impianti di risalita è molto importante, qui potrete raggiungere il carosello 3000 a  …see more

from £44 / night

£306 / week

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from £44 / night

15

Holiday apartment in Parabiago

Province of Milan / Parabiago

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
NebHouse 65 square meter apartment in downtown Parabiago. The apartment is located in downtown Parabiago in the well-kept, discreet and silent context of Residence Park Ascona. Situated on the 2st floor of Building C, it looks onto the private park of the apartment co  …see more

from £30 / night

£195 / week

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from £30 / night

(6) Very Good 

19

Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 4 1 night min

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

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from £93 / night

£648 / week

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from £93 / night

(1) Excellent 

7

Province of Sondrio / Poggiridenti

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £51 / night

£253 - £488 / week

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from £51 / night

10

Province of Cremona / Vescovato

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £24 / night

£118 / week

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from £24 / night

(24) Excellent 

20

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
Pantheos Romantic Houseboat Prinsengracht AmsterdamA public swimmingpool "Het Marnixbad" is located just around the corner.  …see more

from £153 / night

£1187 - £1780 / week

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from £153 / night

(1) Average 

13

Province of Brescia / Paratico

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £34 / night

£236 / week

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from £34 / night

7

Province of Brescia / Soiano Del Lago

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £47 / night

£253 - £463 / week

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from £47 / night

15

Apartment rental in Argegno

Lake Como / Argegno

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Gorgeous and modern penthouse apartment with views of 250 degrees on the center of Lake Como. The residence is just a few meters walk from the town center of Argegno, where there are shops, banks, restaurants, bus station and the boat deck.The aparment is very large  …see more

from £169 / night

£1093 / week

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from £169 / night

(18) Very Good 

60

Lombardy / Milan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £72 / night

£450 - £855 / week

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from £72 / night

21

Holiday apartment in Sale Marasino

Province of Brescia / Sale Marasino

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Superb lake view with sunterraces and small garden in quiet residential area  …see more

from £43 / night

£253 - £295 / week

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from £43 / 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
Discover the French countryside from the deck of a luxury canal boat. Cruising in Burgundy on France's most beautiful canal you pass scenic countryside, ancient towns and villages, and past Cathedrals and Chateaux, stopping only to enjoy the superb local food and w  …see more

from £241 / night

£1681 - £2690 / week

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from £241 / night

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Lake Como / Dongo

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £76 / night

£555 / week

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from £76 / night

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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
Housed in a traditional wooden boat, Halong Paloma Cruise offers luxurious cabins with stunning views of the well-known Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a New World Wonder 2011. It has a rooftop sun terrace and provides free Tai Chi lesson on board  …see more

from £221 / night

£1544 / week

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from £221 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Province of Verona / Garda

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £68 / night

£471 - £1648 / week

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from £68 / night