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

Lakes and lochs (878)

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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878 Holiday homes

31

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £119 / night

£831 - £1009 / week

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from £119 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
“Idyllic French retreat” It is with a degree of expectation that you book and arrange a holiday we were not disappointed. Photographs and reviews do not do this setting justice. Angela and Derek are the most hospitable of hosts and go out of their way  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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from £57 / night

(10) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
Edwardian country house renovated 2012. Enter through impressive vestibule to grand staircase leading to two private self-catering suites. Kilchurn suite 2 has 2 bedrooms, 1 twin, 1 double. Both are tastefully decorated and furnished with fully tiled en-suites and wal  …see more

from £140 / night

£730 - £780 / week

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from £140 / night

(9) Very Good 

21

Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
Nice and cosy! boat in the Central area. Short walking/cycling distance from most of the city's main attractions. It is an absolutely NON smoking and NON party place. After 22.00 no loud music. The boat has a living room plus one bedroom and everything you need to  …see more

from £162 / night

£1068 / week

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from £162 / night

(9) Excellent 

16

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage - a real home from home only better!” This cottage is one of the best we have stayed in and we have stayed in a lot. Perfect location and all needs catered for.  …see more

from £95 / night

£420 - £680 / week

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from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

21

Holiday home in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Stunning location - peace, tranquillity & fabulous views of Lochness, the mountains & forests. Beautiful, spacious house - full sized snooker table, snug with log burner & 5.1 cinema system, garden room & first floor seating area/balcony. Patio & dec  …see more

from £350 / night

£1400 - £2835 / week

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from £350 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Stables is one of 3 lovely cottages within an old farm courtyard. Perfect for families or groups who are looking for a fun filled and/or relaxing retreat in the beautiful Loire Valley. The accommodation includes: 5 bedrooms (one with king size bed, one triple with b  …see more

from £120 / night

£760 - £1135 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
One bedroom apartment with king size bed in The Highland Club. The large open plan kitchen-lounge area is equipped with all modern features. Easy access to common facilities such as indoor swimming pool and spa. Located on the shore of Loch Ness.  …see more

from £100 / night

£430 - £1140 / week

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from £100 / night

(32) Excellent 

12

Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
“Quaint and Well Situated Houseboat” We had a lovely stay on the Oasis Houseboat as a family of three adults. It was far enough away from the main hub but still easily accessible to a grocery store. The sunset over the canal and other houseboats each  …see more

from £128 / night

£763 - £1780 / week

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from £128 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

Holiday bungalow in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
As a former lock keeper's cottage, Bon Accord is ideally located in Fort Augustus with the Caledonian Canal to the front of the property and the River Oich to the rear. The beautiful village of Fort Augustus offers various shops, pubs and eating places, and of cour  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £627 / week

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from £55 / night

(3) Excellent 

43

San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
Enjoy 2 Kayaks and a Paddle Boat, plus 2 Bikes. We have over 70 ratings with 5 stars each on another site. We are also on FaceBook, search SDPelicanPlace.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1395 / week

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from £200 / night

20

Holiday chalet in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Ancarraig Lodges are located in a tranquil and secluded woodland setting and offers accommodation. Guests also benefit from on-site private parking facilities free of charge, and pets can stay free in selected lodges. The lodges are set within 10 acres of woodland, dir  …see more

from £85 / night

£700 / week

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from £85 / night

22

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Our large houseboat is especially suitable for groups up to 14 people.It's located in a quite neighborhood in the north of Amsterdam but close to the town center.7 bedrooms and a large living area gives you enough space for a joyful time in Amsterdam.Ne  …see more

from £594 / night

£3306 / week

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from £594 / night

36

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 2 2 nights min

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

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from £352 / night

£2464 / week

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from £352 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Holiday bungalow in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Pinetops Fort Augustus” A warm friendly spacious home awaits you with tea. coffee, sugar sachets and milk in fridge chocolates on table. Pinetops is an amazing place to stay clean, warm and so spacious with amazing views all around we loved our time h  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £750 / week

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from £61 / night

(3) Excellent 

73

Home rental in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Large lochside house for family and friends in the stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Beautiful loch and mountain views, great walks, spacious accommodation makes it ideal for multi-generation holidays, family celebrations, birthdays and get togethers.&  …see more

from £198 / night

£1060 - £1990 / week

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from £198 / night

7

Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

2 4 1 night min

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

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from £255 / night

£1780 / week

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from £255 / night

(3) Excellent 

23

Loches holiday home accommodation

Loire Valley / Loches

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellence” We loved our stay here, charming with an air of luxury. It had everything we could possibly need. Everything worked beautifully, Wi FI was excellent, Pool was great! Many beautiful , ancient places to visit, bikes to ride. Markets just a  …see more

from £158 / night

£1100 - £2300 / week

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from £158 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

Apartment rental in Fort Augustus with shared pool, golf nearby

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from Home” This is a wonderful apartment which has everything you need. It is clean and the beds are comfortable. The setting is magnificent and it is so peaceful. We used the swimming pool, whilst it is small ,it is nice to just go and relax  …see more

from £90 / night

£462 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(8) Very Good 

15

Balnain holiday cottage rental

Drumnadrochit / Balnain

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“A perfect holiday” The house was perfect, excellent location close both to Loch Ness and to Inverness if you need shopping. The house is large, with the dining room and reception room in addition to the two large bedroom. The house is fitted with ev  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 / week

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from £54 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Apartment rental in Fort Augustus with shared pool, golf nearby

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
The Chapter House, luxury property in a Benedictine Monastery on the shores of Loch Ness<br />Luxury two bedroom, ground floor apartment in a converted Benedictine Monastery with the use of a wide varie  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £1332 / week

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from £96 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £77 / night

£475 / week

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from £77 / night

(32) Excellent 

22

Foyers holiday cottage let

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect little getaway!” Absolutely perfect setting, quiet and serene. great walks all around and of course the walk to the spectacular falls of foyers is not to be missed. the cottage is beautiful, cosy with everything you could need. the owners are  …see more

from £60 / night

£360 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) 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  …see more

from £250 / night

£1510 - £2160 / week

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from £250 / night

(38) Very Good 

18

Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of  …see more

from £160 / night

£1160 - £2257 / week

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from £160 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Metz / Longeville-les-Metz

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £64 / night

£318 / week

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from £64 / night

6

Holiday lodge in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Situated on the edge of the village amenities of Invermoriston, between the river Moriston and the great glen way is our small cabin park and cottage, that is surrounded by spectacular scenery. Relax and explore Invermoriston including Telford bridge which adjoins the p  …see more

from £92 / night

£399 - £546 / week

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from £92 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

East Molesey holiday houseboat rental

Surrey / East Molesey

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Perfectly appointed heated live-on-board in an idyllic palm fronted marina half a mile from Hampton Court Palace (King Henry VIII’s pad), direct train link into London Waterloo, opposite Bushy Park (second largest Royal park), a choice of excellent restaurants/pub  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Namur Province / Walcourt

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

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from £64 / night

£445 / week

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from £64 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Glenmoriston

Loch Ness / Glenmoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(23) Very Good 

25

Boathouse rental in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“How the other half live for a few days...” I was looking for somewhere to stay with my at short notice. I stumbled upon this little gem. It was great that it did not have a minimum stay, as I only needed it for a few nights. It was a great little gimm  …see more

from £69 / night

£700 / week

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from £69 / night

(7) Very Good 

14

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Two bedroom apartment with very large private garden in The Highland Club, equipped with all modern features. Sleeps up to 6 guests. Easy access to common facilities such as indoor swimming pool and spa. Located on the shore of Loch Ness.  …see more

from £121 / night

£520 - £1298 / week

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from £121 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet rental

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Car not necessary
One bedroomed Cabin with king size bed or twin beds by request on small park less than half a mile from Loch ness, between the great glen way and the Moriston river. Local amenities just a short walk away over the remains of Telford bridge by Invermorison falls.  …see more

from £89 / night

£623 / week

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from £89 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Log cabin rental in Balnain

Drumnadrochit / Balnain

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Allt is a spacious 3 bedroom lodge sleeps 6 persons (1 king-size bed, 2 x 2 single beds) with an open plan living/kitchen area incl. a wood stove. The lodge has a down stairs bathroom with a walk in shower and a family bathroom upstairs with separate shower and a sp  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £1170 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Old Armoury is a ground floor wheelchair friendly holiday home nestled on the shores of Loch Ness built in a unique location within the award winning Highland Club which includes an indoor heated swimming pool, gym and spa plus may other outdoor facilities within th  …see more

from £128 / night

£606 - £921 / week

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from £128 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Drumnadrochit holiday lodge rental

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Comfortable lodge in Glen Urquhart, dog friendly. Nearby Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness and Glen Affric. Free wireless internet  …see more

from £58 / night

£251 - £612 / week

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from £58 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Kumarakom

Kerala / Kumarakom

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
A luxurious abode for travellers to spend a lazy and laid back day in the silent backdrop of the beautiful Vembanadu Lake. We ensure that no stone is left unturned in making our guests feel special and have an enjoyable experience, that stays with them for the rest of t  …see more

from £208 / night

£1456 / week

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from £208 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Great Stay” We had a wonderful time staying on this beautiful boat, the owners where very helpful without being intrusive. The boat had everything you needed for a self catering break, the bed rooms and bathrooms both matched our expectations based o  …see more

from £238 / night

£1662 / week

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from £238 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Luxurious gite, lovely hosts and a beautiful location.” A warm welcome was provide by our hosts, who 'went the extra mile' to make our holiday a success. The Stables is in lovely surroundings. It has everything you need, and there are loungers and a  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £950 / week

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from £71 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
ITINERARY» Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 / week

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from £160 / night