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

Lakes and lochs (893)

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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(9) Excellent 

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Kintore Cottage - Fort Augustus cottage sleeps 4

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Traditional lock keepers cottage built around 180 now renovated and extended to offer quality , comfortable self catering accommodation for up to 4 people in one twin and one double bedroom.Located on the canalside within the village of Fort Augustus the cottage is with  …see more

from £90 / night

£425 - £680 / week

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from £90 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Pantheos Romantic Houseboat - Jordaan houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This was a truly unique experience to stay on a houseboat. I grew up in Amsterdam but never had the opportunity to stay or even visit a houseboat. I stayed here for 10 days at the end of April and was very fortunate to be blessed with great weather. My stay was excellen  …see more

from £156 / night

£1207 - £2328 / week

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from £156 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Peewit 60ft. Modern Narrowboat - Foxton narrowboat sleeps 4

Market Harborough / Foxton

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Why not take a stay on my beautiful 60 ft Narrow boat Peewit completely refitted with all the comforts of home, whilst floating on the Northampton and Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal. Peewit is cruised all year round on the Northampton arm and the Leicester line  …see more

from £80 / night

£520 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cameron's apartment loch Ness - Fort Augustus apartment sleeps 4

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
Attractively styled one bedroom apartment, comfortably sleeps 2 in a king size bed . Should your party be bigger there is a sofa bed which would sleep two. Wifi , Freeview TV, DVD player & a portable Bose docking system. Fort Augustus is a breathtakingly beautiful v  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 / week

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from £70 / night

6

Shikara Boat Alleppey - Alappuzha narrowboat sleeps 2

Kerala / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The main attractions of a shikara Boat alleppey ride are the shallow and narrow canals, Paddy , village in Kuttanad, mouthwatering lunch on the outskirts of the lake with fresh lake fish and variety of other dishes.Riding on a shikara in the evening is a tranquilising  …see more

from £8 / night

£54 / week

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from £8 / night

(1) Very Good 

15

Twin Bedded Self Catering Studio by Loch Ness - Invermoriston apartment sleeps 2

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 £40 / night

£252 - £434 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Superior Self Catering Studio by Loch Ness - Invermoriston apartment sleeps 2

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

£308 - £497 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Very Good 

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 £78 / night

£388 / week

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from £78 / night

5

Holiday Cruize Kumarakom(Doubl Bedroom For 5 PAX) - Alappuzha boathouse sleeps 5

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Our houseboat "Welcome Cruize is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare deli  …see more

from £116 / night

£808 / week

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from £116 / night

15

Queen Elizabeth Houseboats - Kumbalam boathouse sleeps 2

Kochi (Cochin) / Kumbalam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Queen Elizabeth Houseboats is one of the attractive boats cruising the waterways of Kerala with a classic hull and comfortable large room and the only boat cruising Kochi, Kumarakom and Alleppey.Its is a “floating home away from home “that denotes uniqueness and exc  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

LochNess Rentals Premier Lodge - Drumnadrochit lodge sleeps 6

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The village of Drumnadrochit is situated on the west side of the famous Loch Ness with several hotels and pubs, restaurants, shops, Post Office and Bank and home to two Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Centres. Our lodges, to which many guests return time and time again  …see more

from £112 / night

£560 - £970 / week

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from £112 / night

(30) Excellent 

12

Oasis Houseboat - Central Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This friendly houseboat is a complete floating apartment. There is a lounge room, open-plan kitchen, separate bedroom with double bed, and bathroom with full-length bath and shower. Perfect for 2 people, with a sofa bed for 2 more guests.Situated on the beautiful Raamgr  …see more

from £173 / night

£1035 - £1638 / week

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from £173 / night

(1) Very Good 

14

The Wulstan Apartment at The Highland Club - Fort Augustus apartment sleeps 4

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
One bedroom apartment (king size bed) with a very large open plan kitchen/lounge/diner and an additional study area with sofa-bed that sleeps 2. Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer and kitchen utensils.Featuring expose  …see more

from £100 / night

£430 - £630 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

11

Houseboat Mercurius - Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 4

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Have breakfast, lunch and diner in the steering cabin watching the boats pass by like you are a part of Amsterdam. The ultimate Amsterdam experience! Our well equipped apartment with lots of light and high ceilings give you a very spacious feeling with a great view on  …see more

from £244 / night

£1705 / week

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from £244 / night

(7) Excellent 

8

Alaska / Wrangell

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary

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from £77 / night

£508 / week

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from £77 / night

(21) Excellent 

29

PORTO DOURO CANAL BOAT HIRE - DOUROVOU LTD - Porto narrowboat sleeps 4

Porto District / Porto

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
CANAL BOAT HIRE DOURO RIVER WATER WAY PORTO Portugal.ATTENTION: PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY BY EMAIL The company owns a small Marina "Douro Fluvina" at Ferradosa - Sao Joao da Pesqueira.The boat is a 26ft Yachts ideal for a couple or a family with children.You c  …see more

from £164 / night

£561 / week

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from £164 / night

45

054-Luxury Steading Lodge - Braefield lodge sleeps 12

Loch Ness / Braefield

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Luxury 19th century holiday lodge rurally located in an area of outstanding natural beauty yet within easy distance of Inverness. Five star accommodation sleeping up to 12, with reception rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms all finished to a high standard. Good ratio of b  …see more

from £179 / night

£1250 - £2750 / week

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from £179 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Loire Valley / Loches

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £69 / night

£388 - £432 / week

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from £69 / night

12

Loiri Porto San Paolo / Vaccileddi

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £167 / night

£1164 - £1682 / week

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from £167 / night

4

Kumarakom Heritage Houseboats - Kumarakom houseboat sleeps 4

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Exploring the backwaters of Kumarakom and Alleppey, Heritage Houseboats boasts a thatched roof, comfortable rooms and a view of the beautiful Vembanad Lake. It offers paid WiFi in all areas and 24-hour front desk to assist guests at all hours. The large houseboats feat  …see more

from £125 / night

£800 / week

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from £125 / night

(8) Very Good 

10

Drumnadrochit Lodges Loch Ness - Drumnadrochit lodge sleeps 6

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
The village has several hotels and pubs, restaurants, shops, Post Office and Bank and is home to 2 Loch Ness Monster Exhibitions. This spacious quality holiday lodge (STB graded 4 star) set high on the hillside above Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness offers very comfortable a  …see more

from £100 / night

£504 - £890 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

18

The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 8

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

20

Angel Queen Houseboats - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 2

Kerala / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Angel Queen offers rooms on board a Kettuvallam, a traditional Kerala house boat. Exploring the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom, the boat provides full board Kerela traditional meals for all guests through its Indian restaurant and 24-hour room service. A chef on  …see more

from £65 / night

£360 - £465 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

Razay - Stables; Carp Lake, Pool, Playground, Gym - Loches cottage sleeps 10

Loire Valley / Loches

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The accommodation includes: 5 bedrooms (one with king size bed, one triple with bunks and a single, one single, and two twin/double rooms), 2 shower rooms, each with a WC, a large living/dining room, well equipped kitchen, 2 private gardens, both with dining tables and  …see more

from £120 / night

£760 - £1135 / week

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from £120 / night

(8) Excellent 

23

The Spanish Boathouse - Galmpton boathouse sleeps 4

Devon / Galmpton

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is a beautifully renovated boat house on a private quay on the Dart , once used for Spanish prisoners after the Armada. The cottage is on the water's edge near the charming village of Galmpton, 3 miles upstream from Dartmouth. Decorated to the highest standard  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £800 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Very Good 

8

Loire Valley / Loches

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £52 / night

£272 - £393 / week

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from £52 / night

(5) Very Good 

22

house boat on the Seine near Paris - Draveil narrowboat sleeps 6

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Three levelsSun deckNatural level: loungeLiving room- kitchenLower deck 3 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms, one cabinOne bedroom and its en suite bathroom and separate WC form the guest suite.Step out and you are in the leisure park with many sports and recreation opportunitie  …see more

from £173 / night

£776 - £1380 / week

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from £173 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Unusual nights in Saint Malo - Sillon boathouse sleeps 4

Ille-et-Vilaine / Sillon

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
dock rent for a memorable stay in the shops, restaurants and beaches of Intra Muros downtown. Rooms, toilet and bathroom. A stop on the gastronomic route of Mont Saint-Michel, near Cancale and Dinard Privacy and comfort are guaranteed for two to four people. The sea lo  …see more

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(4) Excellent 

15

Le Heron 2 - Preuilly sur Claise studio sleeps 2

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
Le Heron 2 is part of the 'Le Cormier' holiday facility which is close to the popular medieval town of Loches and is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Obterre (has a bar and small shop) on the northern tip of the beautiful 'Brenne Parc Nat  …see more

from £44 / night

£216 - £281 / week

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from £44 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Boat Geanna - Henley-on-Thames houseboat sleeps 11

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is accommodation with a unique difference. Our boat is a luxury 4 star Canal wide beam fitted to an exceptionally high standard. The interior is spacious with a fitted kitchen, complete with all mod coms (inc dishwasher) and beautiful open plan saloon/dining room.  …see more

from £250 / night

£1410 - £2110 / week

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from £250 / night

(28) Very Good 

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AMSTERDAM CITY CENTRE HOUSEBOAT - Central Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
This beautiful Amsterdam city centre canal houseboat, that is conveniently situated between central station and Dam Square, is a perfect place for couples, friends or a family to explore and enjoy the beauties of the amazing city.The houseboat has a relaxed living area  …see more

from £173 / night

£1811 - £2173 / week

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from £173 / night

11

Falkirk / Banton

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £157 / night

£1096 - £1232 / week

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from £157 / night

(3) Excellent 

11

The Old Stables - Glen Urquhart house sleeps 10

Balnain / Glen Urquhart

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Old Stables is a converted farm building giving spacious accommodation for up to 10 people. There is a large well equiped kitchen, a dining room with seating for up to 12 people, a large living room with a wood burning fire and upstairs a second living room. The  …see more

from £450 / night

£830 - £1550 / week

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from £450 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Armadale Cottage - Lochgoilhead cottage sleeps 4

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
FEATURES 2 bedrooms ● Sleep 4 ● Dog welcome ● Loch View ● FREE Wi-Fi ● Short breaks all year ● Any day arrival ● Enclosed garden. Close to the pubs & restaurants NEW TO THE AREA - FIND OUT MORE There is much to see and do in the area. Visit our website at  …see more

from £88 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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from £88 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Achmony Holidays - Drumnadrochit house sleeps 6

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Individually sited holiday lodges personally owned and managed by resident owners, on over 70 acres of Birch studded woodland overlooking Loch Ness.3 bedrooms, some with ensuite facilities, bathroom, separate toilet/shower room fully equipped kitchen and lounge.Central  …see more

from £77 / night

£535 - £550 / week

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from £77 / night

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Cerna Beach House - Mellieha boathouse sleeps 6

Island of Malta / Mellieha

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Ski
A cosy ground floor apartment located on the water's edge facing Malta's largest and most beautiful bay, Mellieha Bay. Minutes walk from the bus stop, shops, bars, and restaurants. The picturesque village of Mellieha is a 5 minute drive away and a 20 minute walk. Variou  …see more

from £69 / night

£432 - £794 / week

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from £69 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Guisachan lodge at Lochletter Lodges - Drumnadrochit lodge sleeps 6

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Guisachan lodge is a 3 bedroom lodge with a living/kitchen area and has a bathroom with a bath/shower combination. The lodge is well equipped incl. tv, dvd, washing machine, microwave & fridge and there is free WiFi available. Next to the lodge is parking space  …see more

from £58 / night

£251 - £640 / week

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from £58 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Halong Paloma Cruise - Halong Bay houseboat sleeps 40

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 40 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Paloma Cruise - The recommended Halong Bay Junk Cruise is a brand new Halong wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she has 16 en-suite fully equipped luxury cabins, a bar with soft seating and plasma TV, gourmet restaurant,  …see more

from £189 / night

£1320 / week

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from £189 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Plodda lodge at Lochletter Lodges - Drumnadrochit lodge sleeps 6

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Plodda lodge is a 3 bedroom lodge with a living/kitchen area and a walk-in shower. The lodge is well equipped incl. tv, dvd, washing machine, microwave & fridge and there is free WiFi available. Next to the lodge is parking space for 2 cars. The lodge is also ve  …see more

from £58 / night

£251 - £640 / week

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from £58 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Authentic fully renovated Houseboat City Center - De Pijp boathouse sleeps 5

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Situated in one of the side canals of the Amstel river in the city center, lies this beautiful spacious and recently renovated authentic boat.The living room has a large comfortable couch, large flatscreen tv, gas fireplace and dining area. The modern open plan kitchen  …see more

from £259 / night

£1811 - £2113 / week

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from £259 / night

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