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.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
3 7 Min stay varies
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Nearest beach 0.5 km
“A little piece of Heaven” 2nd visit this year with this website . Shore cottage at Easter and Dorich Oct hols . Lovely cottage , really cosy and family friendly . Everything you need for a really relaxing holiday . If I had one small criticism I would
“Heaven...” New Brachkashie really is a little bit of heaven...
Secluded on a beautiful loch surrounded by trees with no one else around, we had the most amazing time seeing all the different birds and deer and even an otter swam up to us on our priv
We spent the most wonderful 3 nights at Brachkashie. The property is set on Loch Knockie which offers the most spectacular views from all the rooms of the house. The cottage has been styled beautifu… More
Thank you Resha! Wonderful that you both enjoyed your stay at New Brachkashie Cottage so much and we hope you will return again one day. As you say, maybe during a warmer spell so that you can get out on the Loch and enjoy the view from that perspective as its very magical.
Many thanks again for your kind words,
Reviewed 18 Nov 2015
This is our fourth stay at Brachkashie and we love it. We had a short visit this time because school holidays didn't allow for a week. It wasn't long enough! The cottage is beautiful, the location … More
Thanks for your kind words the Burnet family! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Brachkashie and really looking forward to welcoming you back in the future! All the best, Catherine
Hallo Sylvia und Theo, ihr habt ein tolles Boot,
die Zimmer sind ausgezeichnet und der Service war absolut top . Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt ! Amsterdam ist eine tolle Stadt !
Gruss Evi un… More
Vielen Dank für die liebe Worte und hehrlich zu hören das es euch gefallen hat bei uns. Ihr wart sehr liebe Gäste und es war ein Vergnügen euch zu haben. Seit immer herzlich willkommen bei uns an Bord!
Viele liebe Grüße von Sylvia und Theo.
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
Reviewed 12 Sep 2016
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… More
“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.
“Beautiful gite in peaceful surroundings” We had two very peaceful weeks staying at La Bergerie. The gite is very well equipped and well looked after. The main bedroom is spacious with exposed beams and a very comfortable bed. It is set in a tranqu
“Perfect!” First class superbly clean cottage in a wonderful setting - lovely garden for kids which even has a stream at the bottom of it! We were visited by lots of birds at the feeders including a woodpecker. The highlight was the visit from the pine
My husband and I stayed at Armadale Cottage last weekend with our two 21 year olds and 3 month old puppy. The cottage is very well equipped, beautifully clean and with everything you could need for a… More
“Lovely Cottage with perfect location and views”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2015
Recently stayed for 4 nights at the Armadale Cottage. The cottage was everything we needed to have a great holiday. It was clean and tidy on our arrival. The cottage is in an excellent location righ… More
“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