Lakes and lochs - cottage breaks in Scotland, Wales and the Lake District

Lakes and lochs (7839)

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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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lake Garda Area

Province of Brescia / Desenzano Del Garda

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £244 / night

£1706 - £2253 / week

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from £244 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Two bedroomed detached stone crofters cottage in a private and peaceful location on a small holiday park, half a mile from Loch Ness on the outskirts of the village of Invermoriston in the magnificent Highlands of Scotland. The cottage is on one level and consists of a  …see more

from £44 / night

£304 - £620 / week

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from £44 / night

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Holiday apartment in Menaggio

Lake Como / Menaggio

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £612 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Moniga del Garda with shared pool

Province of Brescia / Moniga del Garda

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Located inside Residence Relais Rosa dei Venti, made by 39 apartments divided in 7 blocks, 200mt from the beach/port and 400mt from the village. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby. It is in a single storey building made of 5 apartments. Wonderful lake view overlooking  …see more

from £73 / night

£1415 / week

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from £73 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Milan

Milan / Duomo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“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  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment letting

Lake Como / Menaggio

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
Boasting stunning panoramic views of paradise!This contemporary luxury retreat (ID1003) is located in a secluded gated residence with breath taking lake views and a shared outdoor swimming pool to enjoy.Inside this high quality holiday home guests can fu  …see more

from £289 / night

£1441 - £1697 / week

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from £289 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Livigno ski apartment to rent.

Province of Sondrio / Livigno

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Cosy Chalet in alpine style. Very close to city center and Ski slopesLivigno is also a shopping paradise, Duty Free ZoneSpecial summer offer, enjoy the nature!The best Family Apartment, and many other two-rooms-flats available.  …see more

from £159 / night

£1112 - £1582 / week

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from £159 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lovere

Province of Bergamo / Lovere

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“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  …see more

from £116 / night

£659 / week

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from £116 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Loches with golf nearby

Loire Valley / Loches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The household and towels and sheets are not included in price (possibility to rent on site).Check-in 5/9 PM /out 7/11 AM. Heated pool from early june to mid september  …see more

from £82 / night

£906 - £1218 / week

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from £82 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Province of Lodi / Borghetto Lodigiano

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £52 / night

£300 / week

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from £52 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Foyers holiday cottage rental

Loch Ness / Foyers

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Province of Bergamo / Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £95 / night

£624 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Province of Verona / Malcesine

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £808 / week

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from £57 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Moniga del Garda

Province of Brescia / Moniga del Garda

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location and excellent accommodation” Our spacious 2 bedroom apartment with airconditioning had a stunning view across the lake to Sirmione. Everything was provided to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. The kitchen was well stocked, we had  …see more

from £60 / night

£556 - £1196 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Sirmione holiday apartment rental

Sirmione / Colombare di Sirmione

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £48 / night

£941 - £1069 / week

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from £48 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Sirmione holiday apartment rental

Sirmione / Colombare di Sirmione

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £103 / night

£642 - £795 / week

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from £103 / 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

(24) Excellent 

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Home rental in Calolziocorte

Province of Lecco / Calolziocorte

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful view and wonderful stay” We chose this location because it was the area that my grandfather was from and my mother wanted to visit. Matteo, the owner, was a great communicator from the beginning and was there to receive us and to orient us.  …see more

from £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Holiday boathouse in Lofoten Islands

Nordland / Lofoten Islands

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
A big fishermen cabin just by the sea. Nice view to the harbour. Close to good fishing grounds, hiking terrain and beaches. Experience the midnight sun in summer or the aurora borealis in winter. Join the famous cod fishing season in march/april. There are two apartment  …see more

from £48 / night

£283 - £2975 / week

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from £48 / night

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Province of Brescia / Vezza d'Oglio

4 15 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £52 / night

£214 - £1881 / week

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from £52 / night

(13) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Pianello del Lario

Lake Como / Pianello del Lario

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Located on the Western shore of Lake Como, this apartment sleep 4 and provides guests with fantastic Lake view living!  …see more

from £164 / night

£817 - £988 / week

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from £164 / night

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Province of Brescia / Ponte di Legno

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £43 / night

£1283 - £1312 / week

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from £43 / night

(23) Excellent 

15

Apartment rental in Bellagio

Lake Como / Bellagio

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Sandi and I stayed in the loft for a week. It sits on top of the world that is Bellagio, truly central to the town with laundromat, auto teller, ice creams, breads, hams, cheeses, essentials, restaurants, shops, everything really. The view f  …see more

from £73 / night

£582 - £761 / week

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from £73 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Province of Bergamo / Piazza Brembana

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £62 / night

£428 - £684 / week

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from £62 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Lake Garda Area

Chiesa In Valmalenco / Chiesa

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Bilocale 4 posti lettoPrezzi convenzionati presso il vicino ristorante Il Vassallo  …see more

from £86 / night

£385 - £770 / week

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from £86 / night

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Province of Monza and Brianza / Lesmo

5 8 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £112 / night

£778 / week

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from £112 / night

34

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £308 / night

£1831 - £2238 / week

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from £308 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Province of Milan / Legnano

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £43 / night

£248 - £368 / week

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from £43 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Bellagio

Lake Como / Bellagio

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location” Great apartment located in the middle of Bellagio - a short walk up the hill from the ferry. We stayed here for a week and found it to be perfect for our family. Everything we needed was here and we enjoyed watching people walking  …see more

from £73 / night

£582 - £1146 / week

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from £73 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Muiden holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Muiden

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Sleep on an authentic boat in a picturesque old harborA hotel is for landlubbers, a boat for those who love waterIf you like water then come aboard. A peaceful night's sleep in a beautiful relaxing natural environment. Wake up to the view of water,  …see more

from £193 / night

£1347 / week

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from £193 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Lake Como / Colonno

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £150 / night

£881 - £1145 / week

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from £150 / night

(146) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Cannich

Loch Ness / Cannich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Pet friendly, very clean and gorgeous location,ti have to travel a lot but the views are well worth it, very highly recommended  …see more

from £96 / night

£290 - £720 / week

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from £96 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lake Como / Bellano

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km

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from £69 / night

£428 - £667 / week

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from £69 / night

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Province of Monza and Brianza / Cesano Maderno

2 3 3 nights min

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

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from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Varenna

Varenna / Varenna Town Centre

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
he latest fine addition to Varenna First Apartments! A centennial fox grape's arbor shade a balcony directly on the lake shore, with a stunning view. Apartment fully equipped, Close to all amenities, Ideal for visiting the lake.  …see more

from £103 / night

£770 - £1009 / week

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from £103 / night

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Lake Garda Area holiday apartment rental

Province of Mantua / Mantua

4 4 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Part of the Italian Historic House Association, this listed building in the centre of Mantua dates back to the 17th century. It offers free access to its on-site museum, and unique accommodation with stone walls and original frescoes.Rooms and the self-catering  …see more

from £129 / night

£949 / week

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from £129 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Province of Varese / Taino

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £77 / night

£428 - £787 / week

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from £77 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Lake Como / Lierna

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 400 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £124 / night

£898 - £988 / week

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from £124 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Invermoriston holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
Lann Dearg Studio’s is a purpose built detached property, rated excellent on Tripadvisor, consisting of 3 separate studio apartments, all with their own private entrance and individually controlled central heating, situated next to the proprietor’s home on the Great  …see more

from £50 / night

£315 - £505 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Chiavenna ski home to rent.

Chiavenna / Engadina

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Lovely Mountain Hideaway on the Swiss-Italian border, Stunning views. Sleeps 6.As featured in the Times, Daily Mail, The Italian Magazine  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 - £726 / week

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from £45 / night

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