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

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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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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £229 / night

£1755 - £2062 / week

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from £229 / night

(10) Very Good 

18

Cottage letting in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“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
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from £75 / night

£285 - £418 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Armadale Cottage” Had a fab weekend stay. Accommodation was lovely and was like a home from home. The views were stunning. Would defo return and recommend to family and friends.
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from £88 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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from £88 / night

11

Laboe holiday houseboat rental

Schleswig-Holstein / Laboe

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £149 / night

£1038 / week

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from £149 / night

(9) Excellent 

13

Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted fo
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from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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from £251 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Fab family holiday” Beautiful cottage at edge of Lochgoilhead. My hubby , myself , our two sons and two grannies in tow . Tons of room for having your own space ( very important with two teenagers ) wifi , again very important with two teenagers lol .
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from £135 / night

£700 - £1295 / week

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avg. 1 hour 34 minutes

from £135 / night

(4) Excellent 

9

Holiday home in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £53 / night

£290 - £395 / week

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avg. 1 hour 26 minutes

from £53 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £229 / night

£1597 / week

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avg. 1 hour 8 minutes

from £229 / night

(14) Very Good 

24

Houseboat accommodation in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.” From start to finish this turned out to beat many 5 star hotel holidays we had all taken. Firstly the hosts are attentive, lovely and fun. They gave us 2 informed fa
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from £250 / night

£1810 - £2160 / week

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from £250 / night

(26) Excellent 

87

Houseboat rental in Dublin

Dublin / Dublin 2

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £115 / night

£799 / week

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from £115 / night

(123) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Ultimate houseboat experience” Me and my partner stayed for 4 days at Houseboat Tante Piet and it was fantastic. Siet, the owner, received us with coffee and 'stroopwafels', and made us feel at home right away. She showed us our cosy bedroom (which wa
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from £115 / night

£799 / week

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avg. 3 hours 12 minutes

from £115 / night

(2) Excellent 

5

Worsley holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“What a lovely family weekend!” We arrived and it was thundering, lightning and raining like there was no tomorrow but the central heating on the boat kept us all snug, warm and dried us out quickly. With the freedom to stop and start where and when yo
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from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(29) Very Good 

16

Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly

from £104 / night

£698 - £808 / week

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avg. 1 hour 35 minutes

from £104 / night

(5) Very Good 

24

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 £175 / night

£1223 / week

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from £175 / night

(4) Excellent 

16

Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £45 / night

£285 - £667 / week

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from £45 / night

(24) Excellent 

32

Holiday boathouse rental

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 4 1 night min

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

from £197 / night

£1378 / week

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avg. 1 hour 16 minutes

from £197 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Narrowboat rental in Draveil

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“A peaceful and comfortable sail along the Marne” We had a great time sailing along the Marne and through the locks between Paris and Epernay. The boat is comfortable and well-equipped and the owner/pilot friendly and welcoming. There was food and win
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from £176 / night

£790 - £1404 / week

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avg. 3 hours 37 minutes

from £176 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £101 / night

£658 - £702 / week

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avg. 1 hour 34 minutes

from £101 / night

13

Home rental in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £49 / night

£334 - £395 / week

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from £49 / night

10

Houseboat rental in Groningen City

Groningen / Groningen City

8 23 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 23
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £430 / night

£3009 / week

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from £430 / night

(3) Excellent 

10

Holiday houseboat in Trani

Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani / Trani

3 6 1 night min

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

from £88 / night

£615 / week

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from £88 / night

(6) Excellent 

14

Holiday boathouse in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £199 / night

£1393 / week

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from £199 / night

23

Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £272 / night

£1575 - £2365 / week

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from £272 / night

23

Cagliari holiday houseboat rental

Province of Cagliari / Cagliari

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £52 / night

£369 - £1014 / week

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from £52 / night

25

Holiday houseboat in Positano

Amalfi Coast / Positano

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £308 / night

£2150 / week

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from £308 / night

(2) Excellent 

12

Holiday narrowboat in Worcester

Worcestershire / Worcester

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £250 / night

£999 / week

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from £250 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Poole Quay

Poole / Poole Quay

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Memorable family experience on superb motor yacht” We booked a long weekend with the kids - our first time staying on any form of boat as we thought it was something different to do. Within hours of arriving the kids were asking if we could come agai
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from £225 / night

£1250 / week

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avg. 1 hour 20 minutes

from £225 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Houseboat rental in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £70 / night

£700 - £805 / week

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from £70 / 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 £514 / night

£3079 / week

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from £514 / night

(182) 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 £241 / night

£1418 / week

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from £241 / night

(5) Excellent 

12

Holiday boathouse in San Blas Islands

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

3 6 1 night min

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

from £252 / night

£1764 / week

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avg. 1 hour 43 minutes

from £252 / 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 £167 / night

£571 / week

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from £167 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Amsterdam holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £158 / night

£1050 - £1898 / week

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from £158 / night

(22) Excellent 

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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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from £80 / night

£800 - £1835 / week

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avg. 3 hours 55 minutes

from £80 / 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 £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Excellent 

12

East Farleigh holiday narrowboat rental

Maidstone / East Farleigh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect pet-friendly, romantic and quiet 'getaway' on a static narrow boat” We stayed on Marianna the narrow boat at Maidstone for 3 days/ 2 nights over the bank holidays. Patricia and Laurence were the perfect host, very accommodating and very fri
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from £65 / night

£400 / week

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avg. 3 hours 0 minutes

from £65 / 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 £372 / night

£2604 / week

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avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

from £372 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Srinagar

Srinagar District / Srinagar

6 15 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £48 / night

£331 / week

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from £48 / night

13

Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

12 6 1 night min

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

from £317 / night

£2217 / week

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from £317 / night

9

Holiday narrowboat in Wallingford

Oxfordshire / Wallingford

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

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