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

Lakes and lochs (7827)

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.

View larger map

Also consider

Luxury Villas
2,684 properties
Coastal Cottages
222 properties
Pet Friendly Cottages
27,095 properties
Romantic Breaks
3,207 properties
Group Holidays
17,143 properties
Log Cabin Holidays
238 properties
Rural Retreats
12,438 properties
City Breaks
8,475 properties
Holiday Cottages
17,239 properties
Villas in Spain
11,248 properties
Villas in Tenerife
707 properties
Gites in France
8,131 properties
Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
2,983 properties
London Holiday Apartments
941 properties
Florida Villas
905 properties
Villas in Ibiza
349 properties
Villas in Portugal
4,126 properties
Villas in Turkey
2,202 properties
Villas in Malta
455 properties
Lake District Cottages
940 properties

No dates Enter dates for accurate prices -

Adults, Children

Enter dates for more accurate prices

Payment Protection
To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. We can’t protect your payment if you don’t pay through us. Learn more

7,827 Holiday homes

(8) Excellent 

23

Province of Brescia / Sirmione

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £74 / night

£513 - £879 / week

Book View

from £74 / night

(6) Excellent 

29

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Lake Garda Area

Province of Brescia / Salo

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Amazing panoramic views of Salo' bay and Lake Garda in this immaculate 2 bedroom garden apartment set in a holiday residence, with swimming pool. Amiro Vista is a perfect spot for a family retreat, holiday with friends or a romantic get away. Sunbathe in the private  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 / week

Book View

from £86 / night

(1) Very Good 

5

Province of Lecco / Merate

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

 …see more

from £60 / night

£359 - £539 / week

Book View

from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

26

Milan / Navigli

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £34 / night

£171 - £243 / week

Book View

from £34 / night

29

Province of Brescia / Gardone Riviera

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £77 / night

£428 - £684 / week

Book View

from £77 / night

4

Province of Sondrio / Livigno

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £116 / night

£812 / week

Book View

from £116 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Two bedroomed detached stone crofters cottage in a private and peaceful location on a small holiday park, half a mile from Loch Ness on the outskirts of the village of Invermoriston in the magnificent Highlands of Scotland. The cottage is on one level and consists of a  …see more

from £44 / night

£304 - £620 / week

Book View

from £44 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

Dorio ski penthouse to rent.

Lake Como / Dorio

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Modern, tranquil, very well equipped, clean apartment with outstanding views of beautiful lake Como” Everything about this rental worked very well indeed. The owners were very easy to communicate with and the photos & descriptions on their site were v  …see more

from £65 / night

£406 - £676 / week

Book View

from £65 / night

(9) Very Good 

20

Province of Verona / Malcesine

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski

 …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £808 / week

Book View

from £57 / night

(15) Excellent 

21

Lochgoilhead holiday home rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Swimming pool
“Magical Place!” We arrived in the dark after a long and tortuous journey up from Devon. Pulling back the curtains the following morning was a joy to behold. Bright sunshine, blue water and dolphins playing in the loch! Our holiday was two weeks of 's  …see more

from £122 / night

£849 - £1750 / week

Enquire View

from £122 / night

(4) Excellent 

16

Garda / Sedena

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £42 / night

£294 / week

Book View

from £42 / 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
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.The h  …see more

from £198 / night

£1060 - £1990 / week

Enquire View

from £198 / night

11

Province of Brescia / Cazzago San martino

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £65 / night

£385 / week

Book View

from £65 / night

(5) Very Good 

31

Sirmione / Colombare di Sirmione

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £43 / night

£599 / week

Book View

from £43 / night

(16) Excellent 

12

Holiday apartment in Lake Garda Area

Lake Como / Como

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Excellent fully-stocked house in a great location.” Very nice, great location, wonderful owner and kind neighbors. The large kitchen is excellent and the bedroom is very comfortable. We had a very nice stay and really felt loved by Stella.  …see more

from £61 / night

£385 - £700 / week

Book View

from £61 / night

27

Lake Como / Tremezzina

3 5 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £180 / night

£1112 - £1582 / week

Book View

from £180 / night

(2) Excellent 

12

Province of Sondrio / Livigno

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

Book View

from £77 / night

(4) Excellent 

10

Province of Verona / Bardolino

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £56 / night

£389 - £689 / week

Book View

from £56 / night

(10) Excellent 

14

Province of Verona / Bardolino

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1026 / week

Book View

from £86 / night

(51) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Very cosy, comfortable relaxing and wonderful place to stay” We have just returned from a fantastic week in the Wee Residence, it is wonderful!! We had everything we needed, a lovely open fire to relax in front of at the end of the day. The area is  …see more

from £50 / night

£260 - £380 / week

Book View

from £50 / night

(2) Very Good 

22

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Menaggio

Lake Como / Menaggio

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
A splendid and sunny retreat!This Villa is nestled in a charming and sunny spot on the lush green Lake Como hillside, and is located in the inviting residential enclave of Sonenga, offering a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.  …see more

from £331 / night

£1654 - £2124 / week

Enquire View

from £331 / night

30

Province of Brescia / Monno

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £69 / night

£257 / week

Book View

from £69 / night

(4) Excellent 

25

Province of Verona / Garda

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £69 / night

£479 - £1676 / week

Book View

from £69 / night

(2) Very Good 

6

Province of Monza and Brianza / Monza

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 58 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £52 / night

£308 - £812 / week

Book View

from £52 / night

(6) Excellent 

14

Holiday apartment in Oliveto Lario

Lake Como / Oliveto Lario

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Amazing lake front apartment with excellent amenities & very close to all major sight seeing locations across Lake Como” Pictures don't really do this apartment justice. My boyfriend and I spent 9 nights at the apartment and spent most days sunbathing  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 / week

Book View

from £73 / night

27

Townhouse rental in Lake Garda Area with shared pool

Lake Maggiore / Ispra

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Offering an idyllic setting for carefree breaks in Ispra, groups of 6 can easily embrace a full-on family holiday; with all the resort amenities, tourist delights and activities of Lake Maggiore to hand.Additional Service Charge: €120 (7 days & less) & &eur  …see more

from £137 / night

£684 - £1283 / week

Enquire View

from £137 / night

21

Province of Brescia / Temu

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £43 / night

£257 - £471 / week

Book View

from £43 / night

20

Holiday chalet in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

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

from £85 / night

£700 - £800 / week

Book View

from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Province of Brescia / Bornato

7 14 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £770 / night

£4359 - £5300 / week

Book View

from £770 / night

14

Lake Como / Bellagio

2 6 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £165 / night

£969 - £1145 / week

Book View

from £165 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

Holiday apartment rental

Province of Brescia / Manerba del Garda

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location” This apartment has a great location approx 150 m from the lakeside it is situated in a small caravan site in a block of 8 which either have a balcony with tables and chairs or a patio area with tables and chairs. Apartment is very sp  …see more

from £51 / night

£342 - £653 / week

Book View

from £51 / night

(32) Excellent 

12

Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“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  …see more

from £129 / night

£770 - £1795 / week

Book View

from £129 / night

(2) Excellent 

13

Province of Brescia / Brescia

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £342 / week

Book View

from £50 / night

(20) Excellent 

24

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
“Reasonably priced, quality accommodation in a great location.” 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 rest  …see more

from £90 / night

£462 - £850 / week

Book View

from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

26

Holiday villa in Tremezzina

Lake Como / Tremezzina

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Enjoying a lovely sunny and peaceful position on the beautiful Tremezzo hillside this modern and semi-detached Villa sleeps up to 8 guests and offers everything you are looking for in a self-catering holiday home.  …see more

from £234 / night

£1167 - £1936 / week

Enquire View

from £234 / night

(9) Excellent 

27

Holiday apartment in Lake Garda Area

Lake Como / Como

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Car not necessary
Everything at your fingertips.La Mansarda is in the heart of Como, along the lake promenade, next to the main square of Como (Piazza Cavour), and just across the street from the lakeside park and wharf. It is a 10 minutes walk from the Como San Giovanni train st  …see more

from £84 / night

£529 - £582 / week

Book View

from £84 / night

24

Menaggio holiday apartment let

Lake Como / Menaggio

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment sleeping 4 guests. With Terrace, BBQ, Lake views.Additional Service Charge: €110 (7 days & less) & €130 (7 days plus)  …see more

from £123 / night

£612 - £731 / week

Enquire View

from £123 / night

(4) Average 

19

Province of Bergamo / Bergamo

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £48 / night

£214 / week

Book View

from £48 / night

(10) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £140 / night

£730 - £780 / week

Book View

from £140 / night

21

Brienno holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Brienno

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The lovely apartment is located in the historical center of Brienno, a small village on the beautiful and famous Lake of Como. The property has been converted from an old mill and finely restoredA car garage for 15 euro/day according to availability, to be requested at  …see more

from £129 / night

£808 - £928 / week

Book View

from £129 / night

Don’t let an old browser slow down your holiday

Your browser is out of date and might not work well with our website. Download the latest version to speed up your hunt for the perfect holiday home.

Just click on the icons to get to the download page