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

Lakes and lochs (1004)

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 houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £177 / night

£1648 - £2354 / week

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from £177 / night

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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 £124 / night

£868 - £1116 / week

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from £124 / night

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Narrowboat accommodation in Meuspath

Rhineland-Palatinate / Meuspath

1 50 1 night min

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

from £9 / night

£62 / week

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from £9 / night

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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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from £198 / night

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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

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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

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from £198 / night

£1384 / week

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Holiday boathouse in El Porvenir

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary

from £376 / night

£2627 / week

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avg. 2 hours 53 minutes

from £376 / night

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Balnain holiday home rental

Drumnadrochit / Balnain

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £62 / night

£428 - £731 / week

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from £62 / night

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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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Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

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

from £131 / night

£917 / week

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avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

from £131 / night

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Srinagar ski houseboat to rent.

Srinagar District / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £13 / night

£80 - £254 / week

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from £13 / night

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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

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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 £186 / night

£877 / week

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from £186 / night

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Vermenton holiday houseboat rental

Yonne / Vermenton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £253 / night

£1770 - £2832 / week

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from £253 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect in every way!” We have returned again and again to these wonderful lodges. They are owned and managed by a lady whose sole concern is the comfort of her guests. The lodges are situated on a hillside offering beautiful views of Loch Ness and t
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from £78 / night

£545 - £745 / week

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from £78 / night

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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

from £85 / night

£355 - £612 / week

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avg. 1 hour 49 minutes

from £85 / night

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location, comfortable cottage” Friendly and helpful hosts and great location. Found some beautiful walks, try the Oich River and Old Military Road. Stunning!! Cottage was warm and comfortable with great wifi, very important to Oz visitors. A g
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from £56 / night

£390 - £700 / week

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from £56 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £275 / night

£1589 - £2385 / week

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from £275 / night

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Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 8 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Haven in the middle of backwaters” Starting with our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the staff who also helped us in getting us and our luggage to the boat which was parked away from the jetty and we had to cross over 2 other boats before reaching
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from £127 / night

£889 / week

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avg. 1 hour 4 minutes

from £127 / night

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Copenhagen holiday houseboat rental

Zealand / Copenhagen

4 8 2 nights min

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

from £487 / night

£3098 / week

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from £487 / night

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Holiday boathouse in El Nido

Palawan Island / El Nido

12 12 1 night min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £116 / night

£806 / week

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from £116 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 6 2 nights min

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

from £199 / night

£1393 / week

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Porto holiday narrowboat rental

Porto District / Porto

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Magnificent sailing through UNESCO world Heritage” Couple and one children, rented a boat for a long weekend, sailed up on river Douro until Spanish border. At the boats base, nice little chalet for the first night. Very good navigation, sightseeing a
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from £169 / night

£576 / week

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from £169 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Pentney

Norfolk / Pentney

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
“Outstanding holiday rental.” The area is great for walkers and nature lovers. The holiday rental is in a beautiful spot with the use of a summer house, which we used to watch the sun go down with a glass of wine. The accommodation has everything you
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from £56 / night

£210 - £395 / week

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from £56 / night

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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. 32 minutes

from £114 / night

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Holiday houseboat in San Blas Islands

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

3 2 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £437 / night

£3056 / week

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avg. 2 hours 50 minutes

from £437 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Larantuka

Flores / Larantuka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £40 / night

£278 / week

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from £40 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £135 / night

£945 / week

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from £135 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Strae cabin” Very nice house Quite place Lovely owners We will use next time definitely Near lake,river.big park,amazing place in Scotland.we are from England and our trip was 1200miles but we definitely use this place for next year
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from £58 / night

£258 - £546 / week

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from £58 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse letting

Kottayam District / Kumarakom

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Air conditioning

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / 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 £151 / night

£1054 / week

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from £151 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Oban / Argyll

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful” I stayed for 3 nights at Boat House West with 2 adults and 2 dogs. The accommodation was absolutely beautiful and had a lot of extras. The scenery was out of this world and I know that we couldn't have had much better than where we were in
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from £160 / night

£1100 - £1400 / week

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from £160 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £186 / night

£1239 - £1983 / week

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avg. 3 hours 21 minutes

from £186 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Cagliari

Province of Cagliari / Cagliari

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning

from £54 / night

£354 / week

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from £54 / night

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Houseboat rental in Trebisacce

Province of Cosenza / Trebisacce

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 7 nights min

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

from £100 / night

£525 - £1140 / week

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avg. 3 hours 20 minutes

from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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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
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from £248 / night

£1735 / week

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from £248 / night

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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 £337 / night

£1310 / week

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from £337 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £169 / night

£1177 / week

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from £169 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Fort Augustus with golf nearby

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £70 / night

£350 / week

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avg. 2 hours 9 minutes

from £70 / night

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