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

Lakes and lochs (898)

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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898 Holiday homes

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“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
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from £100 / night

£450 - £728 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Federación

Province of Entre Rios / Federación

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

10

Holiday apartment accommodation

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly

from £65 / night

£385 - £475 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 46 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 46
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £216 / night

£1508 / week

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from £216 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Muiden holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Muiden

3 14 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £194 / night

£1358 / week

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from £194 / night

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Holiday lodge in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £92 / night

£399 - £546 / week

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from £92 / night

13

Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £135 / night

£943 / week

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from £135 / night

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Holiday lodge rental

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £102 / night

£510 - £890 / week

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from £102 / night

(47) Excellent 

19

Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £67 / night

£357 - £847 / week

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from £67 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whitebridge

Loch Ness / Whitebridge

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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
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from £195 / night

£795 - £995 / week

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from £195 / night

(9) Very Good 

10

Lodge rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £102 / night

£510 - £890 / week

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from £102 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

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 £225 / night

£1569 / week

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from £225 / night

(8) Average 

9

Ramonville Saint-Agne holiday houseboat rental

Haute-Garonne / Ramonville Saint-Agne

6 11 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £182 / night

£854 / week

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from £182 / night

(13) Excellent 

8

Lodge rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £85 / night

£355 - £612 / week

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from £85 / night

(32) 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
“excellent” 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
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from £75 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(26) Excellent 

50

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“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
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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(12) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

15

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £88 / night

£470 - £700 / week

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from £88 / night

(5) Excellent 

12

Holiday boathouse in San Blas Islands

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £385 / night

£2693 / week

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from £385 / night

(14) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

8

Holiday gite in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“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
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Certificate of Excellence

from £65 / night

£311 - £488 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Holiday boathouse in Blanchetown

South Australia / Blanchetown

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £151 / night

£798 / week

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from £151 / night

10

Holiday boathouse in Abingdon

Oxfordshire / Abingdon

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

B&b rental in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

27

Holiday boathouse in Port Camargue

Le Grau-du-Roi / Port Camargue

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £130 / night

£1125 / week

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from £130 / night

(10) Excellent 

26

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

from £85 / night

£732 - £1061 / week

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from £85 / night

13

Pangkalan Bun holiday boathouse rental

Central Kalimantan / Pangkalan Bun

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £257 / night

£1794 / week

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from £257 / night

(4) Excellent 

12

Holiday boathouse in Reading

Berkshire / Reading

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

49

Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £63 / night

£441 / week

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from £63 / night

(13) Excellent 

35

Balnain holiday cottage rental

Balnain / Glen Urquhart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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
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from £75 / night

£390 - £615 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Holiday villa rental

Loire Valley / Loches

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £328 / night

£1276 - £1794 / week

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from £328 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Espagnac holiday boathouse rental

Correze / Espagnac

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £121 / night

£845 - £1087 / week

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from £121 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min

from £65 / night

£410 - £595 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Copenhagen holiday houseboat rental

Zealand / Copenhagen

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £475 / night

£3018 / week

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from £475 / night

13

Holiday home in Balnain

Drumnadrochit / Balnain

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £30 / night

£208 - £516 / week

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from £30 / night

(4) Excellent 

19

Whitebridge holiday cottage rental

Loch Ness / Whitebridge

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £250 / night

£995 - £1200 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Very Good 

32

Les Issambres holiday boathouse accommodation

Roquebrune-sur-Argens / Les Issambres

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £208 / night

£1450 - £4500 / week

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from £208 / night

(16) Excellent 

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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

(1) Excellent 

8

Holiday lodge in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £90 / night

£450 - £830 / week

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from £90 / night

(13) Excellent 

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

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £328 / night

£1276 / week

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from £328 / night

(2) Excellent 

4

Narrowboat rental in Peterborough

Cambridgeshire / Peterborough

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £200 / night

£1285 / week

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from £200 / night

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