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.
“The perfect location for sailing” 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.
The owner could
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
“Great accommodation in fantastic location.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
Just got back from 2 relaxing days in the boathouse. The position on the waters edge is stunning and the property is warm, comfortable and fitted out beautifully.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend a … More
Apartment with private beach, swimming pool, jacuzi, 10 min. walk from the center of Sirmione, full equipped, air conditioned, lift, washing machine, moka, toaster, bed beaches, TV,2 bathrooms, big shower, super view from the terrace. Three umbrella sharedClose to many …see more
“Fabulous” If you want to relax away from the crowds in unspoilt nature just come here...cottage has everything on offer, walks outside of door, wildlife to watch close by and amazing waterfall 5 mins away.. Place is well equipped, very clean.. You can
“High-end house with superb lake view” We were 2 families - 5 people each- to rent the house. The house easily sleeps 10. We liked the location, the lake view, the personal access to the lake (the water is a bit cold dough), the nice garden. Actually w
What a place! I promise you will struggle to get a property or even surrounding area that comes anywhere close to the secluded and beautiful Villa Rustica. We arrived at the foot of the mountain after… More
Wow. So happy that you love it as much as we do. Can't wait to welcome you back. Suzanna.
“Excellent accomodation in a stunning location. I've already recommended it to friends.” The accomodation and the pool area were absolutely superb. It was well equipped and everything was spotlessly clean and it felt like a home from home rather than a
Excellent apartment just far enough away from the town, which was really busy in August. Weather was incredibly hot, so to have access to the pool at all times was just what we needed. Lazise is a r… More
“Very nice flat, good location and a very friendly and amenable landlady”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2011
The flat is located outside the town centre of Lazise, which is within walking distance or a very short drive away. The town inside the city walls is lovely, beautifully situated on the lake. Lazise i… More
Many thanks for your nice review. I hope to see you again.
“Perfect Stay” Delightful apartment which was very comfortable, well equipped with some very nice authentic touches. Felicity and Chris made us feel extremely welcome and made our stay all the more pleasurable. Fort Augustus is perfectly located for
“Delightful Cottage in an ideal location.” 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 both walking
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
Reviewed 7 Sep 2016
Return visit and thoroughly enjoyed our stay yet again. Central in the Highlands so managed to visit a lot of lovely places.
Slept like a baby every night.… More
“It felt as if we were headed to the fantastical beauty of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books!” The property we stayed at in San Siro, in the Lake Como area was one of the highlights of our wonderful stay in Italy! Lake Como is so beautiful, and we w
“A lovely apartment in a beautiful on building” A lovely, very clean apartment, within walking distance of the main tourist and shopping areas of Milan. The apartment had a very well equipped kitchen, a modern shower room with plenty of hot water and t
Nous sommes partis avec des enfants en bas âge à Milan. Cette location est très bien située pour découvrir la ville. Le quartier est calme.
La cour de l'immeuble est charmante.
Le propriétaire… More
Reviewed 16 Mar 2014
Appartement refait à neuf avec tout le confort. Calme, bien situé par rapport au centre. Propriétaire très sympathique, très serviable et donnant de bonnes adresses.… More
“The perfect accommodation for a break in Milan”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2015
This apartment was the perfect accommodation for our short break in Milan. It was nice, cosy, modern and clean, and it had all the things that you possibly need. It even had coffee and a coffee machin… More
I absolutely loved this place. The setting is somewhat remote and would not
suit people who prefer busier places.
The lodge itself was brilliant value for money.
I did enjoy this holiday and would… More
“Peaceful & Tranquil”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2015
We were welcomed as we arrived in a warm and friendly way and were able to ask any questions about the area and property. The Woodland Lodge was very comfortable and plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 … More
Thank you for your lovely review and we will try very hard on the weather front for your next visit. Best wishes Gina
“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
In Varenna, a pictoresque village on the shore of the lake of Como, the holiday home “Ca' Livia” is waiting for you giving a friendly welcome.
Immersed in a luxuriant garden, it is located at the lakeside: 300 m far from the pier of ferries, 250 m far from the centr …see more
“Lovely house, very well equipped and ideally situated for exploring the area” We had a lovely 10 days at the Villa le Terrazze Fiorite. The pool was a hit with our youngest and was very clean and well maintained. Diego was very helpful, guiding us t
A wonderful holiday due to the amazing villa. Extremely well equipped for a very homely stay. We enjoyed the outside space most of all. The garden was beautiful with lots of shade, pool was amazing an… More
Thank you very much for your nice comments; I am glad that you enjoyed your Holiday, I hope to see you again in the future.
“Home from home in Italy!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2015
The service and support received from the very outset by Diego was fantastic. He made the whole family feel very welcome and explained the property in detail. Nothing was too much trouble and it was g… More
I am glad that you enjoyed your Holiday at Lake Garda; I hope to see you again in the future.
“Lovely apartment, fantastic views - would without doubt return!” Myself, my husband and 2 year old daughter stayed at this lovely apartment for 4 nights. The apartments decor was lovely and most of all it was spotlessly clean! The views from the balc
You always hope for something special for your honeymoon and at Villa Panoramica that’s what we got! The accommodation was wonderful - well presented with all the facilities you need. It’s in a lo… More
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
“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
“Brilliant apartment, quiet neighbourhood, gorgeous views.” We were very impressed with the pre holiday information provided by the apartment management company. Lots of tips, ideas and pointers. Their arrival guides contain photos to help you get ke
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
“An excellent place to stay for a relaxing trip beside the beautiful lake Como” When I first stepped into the apartment in Laglio, the view took my breath away.
The apartment was cosy, clean and efficient. The representative solved a couple of minor q
“Lovely cottage” A small lovely cottage in the Loch Ness region.
charming decoration of this cottage, making you feel almost home.
sweet attention of the owners upon arrival, with delicious shortbreads and whisky to test.
the region is just magnif
Very good well equipped too
Would recommend that the heating to be on,
As it took ages for cottage to heat up
But everything else was excellent
Would go again… More
Reviewed 31 Oct 2016
Montys was the perfect hideaway for our break in the Highlands.
Inside the cottage was immaculate with everything you could possibly need and more.
We found it to be very well for exploring the area… More
“Why go anywhere else?” You have read the description, you have looked at the photographs, satisfied? Don't hesitate, the apartment is stunning! Has everything you could wish for.
GP rang a week before arrival and explained the process of checking
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!
“Very Comfortable Convent”
Reviewed 7 May 2014
We stayed 4 nights at the Old Convent. Felicity & Chris have really made a fantastic place to stay. Perfectly clean, very spacious rooms, extremely comfortable, and every possible kitchen utensil you … More
Thank you very much for your lovely comments, we are so glad your enjoyed your stay with us. Felicity & Chris.
Located between the Great Glen way and the Moriston river, less than half a mile walk from Loch Ness is Invermoriston Holidays. An ideal location for touring the highlands with Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit, Isle of Skye and Inverness a short drive away. Invermoriston vi …see more
“Happy holiday in a house with beautiful views.” I spent a week at Casa Viola with my husband and a friend. Antonella is an excellent holiday home owner, always very attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Her fluent English is a great help to thos
Antonella is a wonderful hostess. Her communication is top notch and quick. The house itself is wonderful; it is fully equipped for a stay of any length. There are more than enough dishes, flatware an… More
Thank you for staying at Casa Viola and thank you very much indeed for your review. Your suggestions are precious. I'll check the water pressure of the shower.
Hope to have you again in Lovere.
All the best.
“Great location with lake views, access to lakeshore and charming town”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2012
Casa Viola has a lovely terrace over looking lake Iseo which gets morning sunshine. House is comfortable and well equipped. Access to the marina and town is very easy on foot. Nice for evening promena… More
Thank you very much for your feedback
“Fabulous view, quaint accomodations”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2012
One of the allures of visiting Lovere is the beautiful Lake Iseo nestled in the mountains. The view of this gem from the Casa Viola is breathtaking and a sheer pleasure to wake up to and absorb while… More