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.
“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
“An oasis of peace and calm in understated luxury in an unrivaled location - perfect in every way.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2017
Ullswater has got to be the loveliest of the lakes and turning off the main road to the private drive through woodland and an open field was an escape in itself. Then to find Far Boathouse right on th… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It is a beautiful time of year and although the weather was not perfect, the views are always stunning and there is a special peace and tranquility at the Boathouse. It is indeed the perfect escape and yet close enough to various hotels and restaurants. I do hope you will return in the near future
Reviewed 1 Apr 2017
The boathouse really is unique and special! Myself and my partner spent three nights in the boathouse which really was the best trip we have been on. The view from the windows are breathtaking. The bi… More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay at the Ullswater Far Boathouse. I am so pleased you had a fantastic time and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity at this special place. I am delighted that you took away some special memories and welcome you back again maybe to capture the beauty in a different season. The Boathouse seems to capture the beauty and magic of each season
Reviewed 25 Mar 2017
The boat house was stunning in every way, the location and the boathouse itself.
When we walked in the house it was wow factor the attention to detail in everything was amazing if I could I would hav… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review and I am so pleased that you had a lovely time celebrating your ruby wedding. Although the weather may not have been perfect I am sure you still had some fantastic views and made the most of the peace and tranquility of The Far Boathouse. I hope you took away some special memories and hope you will return.
“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
We visited the area to go to a friends wedding in Loches and are so glad we chose to stay here. The place is beautiful, wonderfully tranquil and surrounded by some very amazing countryside. The chalet… More
“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
Aqua Castle was a wonderful & clean houseboat.
Excellent Chef & courteous staff made the stay memorable.… More
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
I had an excellent time with Aquajumbo Tours. I booked a houseboat for my family and immediate relatives and needless to say how each one enjoyed their time with Aquajumbo Tours. The houseboat operato… More
“Pleasant stay for a day”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2015
It was good experience for a day. Very friendly staff. Nice food unexpectedly for vegetarians. Rooms were good to stay. Nice sitting area in the boat to have view of outside.In overall it was a nice … More
“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
We stayed with Pournami Houseboats during our honeymoon trip and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. The boat crew was really friendly. Alappuzha being a non-vegetarian's paradise, we expected medi… More
We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed the houseboat trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)
“A truly memorable day and night - yummy :P”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2013
Wonderful experience. We had an overnight cruise with pournami house Boat. Me and my wife we really enjoyed the trip. We got a warm welcome to the boat. Delicious food <3 . The boat was neat and clean… More
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 bedro… More
“Lovely base for seeing the area”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
We had a great stay.
You can get to Inverness, the dolphins at Moray Firth, Loch Ness and Glen Affric really easily from the cottage, and Ullapool is less than an hour's beautiful drive away.
“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
Booked a day trip with Nova holidays houseboat on 23rd April .
If you visiting Kerala, then backwaters of Alleppey should not be missed at any cost. Trip in incomplete with Backwaters. it was a lif… More
“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
“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
We (4 people all around 30 years old) stayed in this lovely houseboat for 2 nights to celebrate a special new year’s eve.
And we enjoyed our stay from the first second. The Owner of the boat is gen… More