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.
The original boathouse dates back to 1796 and the chalet was built in 1964. The chalet has been modernised over the past couple of years to current standards. The chalet sits on the edge of Lough Carra, a four thousand acre lake in South Mayo in the west of Ireland.Ther …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
The Glomach lodge is a 2 bedroom lodge with a spacious 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 …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children;
Carraig Thura is an Edwardian country house renovated between 2012-2014. Kilchurn Suite 3 is a 1 bedroom apartment located in the courtyard area of the house. This bright spacious suite is tastefully decorated and fitted out with contemporary furniture. There is a la …see more
NEW FOR 2012Brand new for 2012 Madeleine is a 47 foot semi traditional stern narrowboat. This will sleep up to 4 but gives luxury cruising for two.This boat is state of the art, with a fixed double at the stern, and a convertible double (or two singles) in the lounge ar …see more
Situated 15 kms from the medieval town of Loches( open market days on Sat/Wed mornings), 500 meters from the castle of Bridoré, 4 kms from the 9 hole "Verneuil" Golf course.Property overlooks the country and the medieval Fortress of Bridoré. Easy driving to the major …see more
Not suitable for children; Pet friendly;
In the lounge area there are two comfortable chairs. The galley is well equipped with a full size four burner cooker with overhead extractor fan, 4 cu ft. refrigerator with frozen food compartment, stainless steel sink and drainer and ample storage space. Behind the gal …see more
“Peace and quiet away from the holiday hustle and bustle”
Reviewed 11 May 2014
Having picked up a boat earlier in the year from their Warwick marina we decided to repeat the experience over Christmas and the New Year and take a two week cruise on the Dorothy Constance which is b… More
Reviewed 7 May 2014
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle then this is the way to go. Book with Kateboats and they will look after you.
This was our 4th trip on D/C and have booked again for this Novembe… More
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Halong bay 2 days / 1 night on boatDAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY (L/D):7:45- 8:30: Pick-up at hotel and start the trip of 3.5 hours to Halong Bay with a 20 minute- short break on half way.12:30- 13:00: Embark on Fantasea Cruise after check-in procedure at the pier and enj …see more
Eagles Nest: a delightful flat (above a boat house) ideally situated near Horning Ferry, overlooking the River Bure and the only windmill in the village.The flat is open plan, fully furnished, with full kitchen facilities, separate toilet, to the shower and wash basin. …see more
Fyne is a delightful log cabin with a real log fire and a relaxing wooden hot tub (optional), situated on the western shore of Loch Awe with a truly marvellous view over the water.
Accommodation consists of an open plan lounge/kitchen area, shower room/toilet, two bedr …see more
A unique Lochside self catering property in Lochearnhead, sleeping up to 8 guests. A large picture wiindow with stunning views of Loch Earn towards Edinample Castle and Glen from the master bedroom. Watch the Opsrpey dive for fish or fish from the banks your self. Moori …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Downstairs:The oak beamed open plan living area, with large stone fireplace and log burning stove is comfortably furnished with leather sofas and chair, and oak and leather dining room suite. There is satellite TV, dvd/cd player and free WiFi. The fully equipped kitchen …see more
Very comfortable gite with a lot of thought put into every area of the property. Very enjoyable would come again… More
“Luxury Loire Gites”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2014
Very clean, well equipped and well presented villa in a tranquil and private garden setting. Children are well catered for with various sporting activities, DVD / book libraries, and bicycles, all co… More
“High quality Gites with very family friendly staff”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2014
We had a fantastic stay, great location, excellent high quality spacious Gites finished to a very high standard . Heating swimming pool with cover an absolute bonus. Marc and Marie make every effort t… More
Our houseboat will be a traditional kettuvallam with two en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms. It is built and furnished from local materials, and we provide you with a luxury cruise whilst minimizing our impact on the fragile ecosystems of the backwaters. It runs very qui …see more
We are a small family company, just down river from Stratford Upon Avon on one of the prettiest stretches of the British waterways. we welcome all of our visitors with a glass of bubbly to send you on your way on our narrowboat along with full tuition on how to operate …see more
Situated 15 kms from the medieval town of Loches( open market days on Sat/Wed mornings), 500 meters from the castle of Bridoré, 4 kms from the 9 hole "Verneuil" Golf course.
Property overlooks the country and the medieval Fortress of Bridoré.
Easy driving to the majo …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; 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
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
Hired a boat for 5 days in May. if solitude and scenery are what you are after then this holiday is perfect. The boat base in Ferradosa is just lovely and 3 hours train trip from Oporto. The boat had … More
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
I have just returned from a weeks holiday on board one of Jose’s Macgregor 26’ yacht and felt I had to give account of our experience.
I think the best way to do this is to give a moment by mome… More
“Far from the madding crowd, perfect for a family holiday.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
We had a lovely relaxing stay in the chalet overlooking the water. The children adored it. It was a perfect family holiday far from the madding crowd It was wonderful to wake up to the peace and… More
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A highlight of your vacation in the Somme region in Summer 2016 could be a few days "Barge & Breakfast" on the barge ASLAUG. Relax on the sun decks or in the spacious wheelhouse, go to sleep in your peaceful floating cabin and enjoy the wake-up calls of the ducks.
"Asla …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
"PRICES SHOWN ARE PER 2 PERSON .GROUPS!CONTACT US FOR ONE PERSON OR MORE THAN TWO PERSON AVAILABILITIES Alternatively, private charters are also available, the price for the week is 10.000 € plus fees. Prices are more clear on our site intersailclub with other sailboa …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
We offer self catering holiday accommodation right beside the sea in this truly beautiful historic location at the southern end of the Kintyre peninsula on the west coast of Scotland, just across the sea from Ireland.
Dunaverty Rock is conveniently located on the Kint …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning;
The Linssen 34.9AC is a luxury canal boat with two cabins cruising on the French Inland Waterways. Based on the Nivernais in Burgundy, France's most beautiful canal, you can cruise through scenic countryside, ancient towns and villages, visit Cathedrals and Chateau …see more
Rebecca is a 47ft all-steel cruiser stern narrowboat, with accommodation for up to four people.Giving clear views over a low bow, the lounge area is located in the fore cabin. This features a comfortable sofa, which converts to a double bed if required. An unusual touc …see more
Alexander offers spacious prestige accommodation for up to six people. The forward cabin houses two people in convertible beds – either one double or two singles, and there are two other cabins, each with shower room and double bed. The steel hull narrowboat features …see more
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
BARCA: JEANNEAU MERRY FISHER 805Dotata di tutti i servizi e le dotazioni di sicurezza richiesti. Dispone inoltre di: tendalino fisso, fly e prua prendisole, salottino nel pozzetto di poppa, camera matrimoniale, camera singola trasformabile in dinette, bagno in cabina se …see more
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
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
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 fabulous river trips. Would thoroughl… More
Thank you for your lovely comments - really delighted you had a good stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
One bedroom little flat with all you need for perfect vacation. Great price and very kind and helpful hosts.
There is a small terrace in front of the flat where you can discreetly enjoy your breakfast and dinner. We are helpful and will give you a lot of useful informa …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Holly cottage has total control central heatingThe cottage ha a large double bedroom also a large bedroom which has 3 single beds both upstairs. The lounge has a flat screen tv with free sat a dvd,video. The dining room seats 6 also has a flat screen tv,a cd/radio play …see more
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 bedro… More
“Lovely base for seeing the area”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2012
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.
Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning;
The boutique beauty of the cruise will charm all the guests at the first glance. Among hundreds of boats and cruises in Halong Bay. We can say for sure that the Royal Palace Cruise is the unique one which was designed specially like a Royal Palace, Totally different wit …see more
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
5 9 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
This 5 bedroom lochside house in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is the perfect place to relax with family and friends.
● 5 bedrooms ● 4 Star Rated ● Stunning loch & mountain views & Tranquil location ● Large family room plus additional lounge ● …see more
Classic House Boats have one two .three,four and five bed room house boats to offer travelling through backwater along the stay with Kerala,north indian and continental dishes,enjoying the splendid back water experience.each beat have attached bath rooms,dining area,li …see more
We stayed on the classic cruise for a night and it was just awesome..The staff was very courteous and it was a service with a smile ..10 on 10 for the staff service..Food ...simply the best.fond memor… More
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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