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

Lakes and lochs (908)

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 boathouse in Blanchetown

South Australia / Blanchetown

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £154 / night

£816 / week

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avg. 1 hour 43 minutes

from £154 / night

(20) Excellent 

77

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great accommodation in Amsterdam” The barge is extremely comfortable and well situated close enough to visit all the attractions but in a quiet location. Frank and Marlijn made sure everything was ready for us even leaving a bottle of wine for us. We
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from £149 / night

£1039 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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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

from £121 / night

£520 - £1320 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £121 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect Stay” Delightful apartment which was very comfortable, well equipped with some very nice authentic touches. Felicity and Chris made us feel extremely welcome and made our stay all the more pleasurable. Fort Augustus is perfectly located for
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from £75 / night

£435 - £525 / week

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avg. 1 hour 10 minutes

from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Holsworthy

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£450 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation” The boathouse is ideal for families as there are 2 lounges and plenty of bathrooms! The accommodation is of a very high standard. I have stayed in many other self catering houses in Kirkcudbright and the boathouse is by far th
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from £90 / night

£430 - £1020 / week

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avg. 3 hours 37 minutes

from £90 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Correze / Espagnac

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £119 / night

£831 - £1068 / week

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from £119 / night

10

Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £83 / night

£575 / week

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from £83 / night

(32) Excellent 

22

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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avg. 1 hour 33 minutes

from £75 / 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 £219 / night

£1532 / week

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from £219 / night

(9) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£350 - £700 / week

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avg. 3 hours 56 minutes

from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Cavallino-Treporti / Punta Sabbioni

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £94 / night

£653 / week

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from £94 / night

(2) Excellent 

12

Holiday narrowboat in Worcester

Worcestershire / Worcester

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £250 / night

£999 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £99 / night

£714 - £868 / week

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avg. 3 hours 37 minutes

from £99 / night

(22) Excellent 

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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
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from £90 / night

£462 - £850 / week

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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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avg. 3 hours 37 minutes

from £92 / night

6

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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avg. 59 minutes

from £102 / night

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 6 2 nights min

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

from £145 / night

£1009 / week

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avg. 2 hours 54 minutes

from £145 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £45 / night

£285 - £667 / week

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avg. 3 hours 56 minutes

from £45 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

2 6 1 night min

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

from £132 / night

£920 - £1128 / week

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from £132 / 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

from £198 / night

£1090 - £1990 / week

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avg. 1 hour 44 minutes

from £198 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Lochearnhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £128 / night

£890 - £1299 / week

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avg. 1 hour 22 minutes

from £128 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £391 / night

£2735 / week

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from £391 / night

(19) Very Good 

19

Narrowboat rental in Nantwich

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Great time had by whole family” We booked a 3 day trip on the Adele Marie, due to the short time we had booked for, Martin contacted us before hand and told us we could turn up early to get some extra time on board as no one had it booked before us .
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from £80 / night

£800 - £1835 / week

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avg. 3 hours 55 minutes

from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

9

Loire Valley / Loches

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £60 / night

£331 - £407 / week

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avg. 2 hours 17 minutes

from £60 / night

(12) 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

from £75 / night

£390 - £615 / week

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avg. 31 minutes

from £75 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ski boathouse to rent in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 2 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£235 - £372 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Boathouse rental in Ballinrobe

Ballinrobe / Moorehall

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£339 / week

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from £56 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £132 / night

£848 - £1128 / week

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from £132 / night

8

Quebec / Quebec City

4 6 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £87 / night

£518 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Henley-on-Thames holiday narrowboat rental

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £303 / night

£1350 - £1754 / week

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from £303 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Meuspath

1 50 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £9 / night

£60 / week

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from £9 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £114 / night

£570 - £970 / week

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avg. 30 minutes

from £114 / night

9

Srinagar ski houseboat to rent.

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £25 / night

£41 / week

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from £25 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very enjoyable short break on 'Topsy'” Mark and Lynda provided excellent tuition and couldn't have been more helpful throughout our trip. The boat was very well equiped and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the canal and would certainly d
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from £300 / night

£1005 - £2310 / week

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(8) Very Good 

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Lochgoilhead holiday townhouse 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
“No 1 Viewfield - Great Stay.” Hi Leonard, I would like to thank you for what turned out to be a great stay at No 1 Viewfield, the house was comfortable ,clean and very user friendly this helped make the short stay very relaxed indeed. I would hav
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from £88 / night

£450 - £727 / week

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avg. 1 hour 5 minutes

from £88 / night

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Syracuse / Ortigia

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £77 / night

£534 / week

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from £77 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £149 / night

£1040 / week

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Holiday boathouse in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£525 - £825 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Ille-et-Vilaine / Rennes

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £119 / night

£763 - £1475 / week

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from £119 / night

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