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.
“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
Thank you so much Angela and Derek for the most fantastic location to stay for our first week in the Loire Valley. The location is perfect. Very easy to travel to Loches, Tours, Chenonceau, Amboise an… More
We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion.
We are regular visitors to France. The Diary lived up to all our expectations. Angela and Derek were the most friendly and hospitable hosts. Excellent area for cycling, great pool and table tennis … More
“Wonderful! superbly maintained gite, excellent pool, will certainly return!”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2012
Excellent gite with excellent facilities, lots of great places to visit in surrounding area for both young and old. Thanks again Derek and Angela, you made us feel very welcome.… More
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
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
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
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
“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
We (4 people all around 30 years old) stayed in this lovely houseboat for 2 nights to celebrate a special new year’s eve.
And we enjoyed our stay from the first second. The Owner of the boat is gen… More
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
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
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
“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
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
5 9 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
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
“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
“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
“Reasonably priced, quality accommodation in a great location.”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2014
Spent 5 days during October. Perfect apartment for a family with children. My children especially loved the indoor swimming pool and the adventure playground. We enjoyed meals at the restaurant on si… More
Hi Rosemary and I are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our apartment, we are very proud of it. We look forward to welcoming you back,if there is anything you would like us to arrange for your return please let us know and we will do our best.
“WoW Brilliant Holiday.”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
Great place to stay, flat had everything we needed, Abbey was brilliant to explore, went with my husband and his folks from oz over for a visit, stayed for a week, plenty to see and do, good food, lov… More
We are proud of our apartment and absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking time to write this lovely review and we would love to welcome you back any time.
“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
We had a great stay.
You can get to Inverness, the dolphins at Moray Firth, Loch Ness and Glen Affric really easily from the cottage, and Ullapool is less than an hour's beautiful drive away.
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
“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
“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
“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
Aqua Castle was a wonderful & clean houseboat.
Excellent Chef & courteous staff made the stay memorable.… More
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
I had an excellent time with Aquajumbo Tours. I booked a houseboat for my family and immediate relatives and needless to say how each one enjoyed their time with Aquajumbo Tours. The houseboat operato… More
“Pleasant stay for a day”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2015
It was good experience for a day. Very friendly staff. Nice food unexpectedly for vegetarians. Rooms were good to stay. Nice sitting area in the boat to have view of outside.In overall it was a nice … More
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
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
“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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
“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
“Totally relaxing, lovely setup, great hosts, fab location”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2012
Ideally situated for visiting chateaux, lovely roads for cycling. Derek and Angela made us welcome from the outset and nothing was too much trouble. We came with our 17 year old daughter who thoroughl… More
“Lovely relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2012
Lovely clean gite, quiet location, but all facilities needed are available. The pool was perfect set within lovely grounds. Ping pong and badminton was enjoyed by the children and the pool was child… More
“Excellent accomodation & facilities in rural location”
Reviewed 1 Jan 2012
We have stayed in The Stable on 3 previous occasions for our summer holidays. We have always found the accomodation to be of a very high standard and seems to have been improved upon each time we sta… More
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