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

Lakes and lochs (885)

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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885 Holiday homes

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Cote d'Or / Maconge

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £40 / night

£248 / week

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from £40 / 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 £90 / night

£450 - £830 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Amazon River / Manaus

1 6 1 night min

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

from £22 / night

£170 - £932 / week

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from £22 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Metz / Longeville-les-Metz

1 2 1 night min

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

from £66 / night

£327 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £79 / night

£487 / week

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from £79 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden

from £105 / night

£731 / week

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from £105 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly

from £88 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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from £88 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani / Trani

3 6 1 night min

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

from £87 / night

£609 / week

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from £87 / night

(11) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Lofoten Islands

Nordland / Lofoten Islands

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £48 / night

£287 - £3027 / week

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from £48 / night

(4) Excellent 

11

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  …see more

from £244 / night

£1705 / week

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from £244 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Gite rental in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house” Very comfortable gite with a lot of thought put into every area of the property. Very enjoyable would come again  …see more

from £87 / night

£605 - £1055 / week

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from £87 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Rudyard holiday boathouse rental

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £298 / night

£1594 - £5794 / week

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from £298 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Halong Bay holiday boathouse rental

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

14 2 1 night min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £190 / night

£1327 / week

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from £190 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Lochgoilhead holiday cottage let

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Quiet, peaceful location” Idilic setting, lovely cottage but not for those that don't like stairs. The cottage is lovely, a little cold when we stayed but that did not bother us in the slightest. It was clean and was well stocked with plenty of p  …see more

from £89 / night

£467 - £695 / week

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from £89 / night

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Holiday cottage in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £58 / night

£400 / week

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from £58 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“fantastic trip” We had an amazing long weekend as usual. The boat (Queenie) was absolutely fab, cosy clean and warm and a real head turner. people stopped and looked and had their photos taken beside it. I would recommend this boating experience to ev  …see more

from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(17) Very Good 

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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
“Lovely short break on Adele Marie” Martin couldn't have been more helpful with sending us on our way up the Shropshire canal, his wife even went to the trouble of baking scones (on the day!) with jam and cream for us, plus there was tea coffee milk .  …see more

from £80 / night

£800 - £1835 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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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from £199 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

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

from £134 / night

£932 / week

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from £134 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Log cabin rental in Balnain

Drumnadrochit / Balnain

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £110 / night

£500 - £1170 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Holiday home in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

7 15 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic property and a wonderful holiday” We have stayed at La Cure several times over the last few years and absolutely love going back. Located in a pretty village, the house is very homely with everything we could need. We have two young childr  …see more

from £243 / night

£1700 - £3300 / week

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from £243 / night

(9) Excellent 

23

Galmpton holiday boathouse rental

Devon / Galmpton

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £72 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £72 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

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

from £9 / night

£61 / week

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from £9 / night

(58) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Kerala / 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  …see more

from £130 / night

£904 / week

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from £130 / night

(29) Very Good 

16

Holiday houseboat letting

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great accommodation and location to explore Amsterdam” I travelled to Amsterdam to visit friends and was very fortunate to stay on this fabulous houseboat. It was very well equipped, homely, warm and comfortable. I was surprised to find how spacious t  …see more

from £174 / night

£1283 - £1648 / week

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from £174 / night

(38) Very Good 

18

Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of  …see more

from £162 / night

£1170 - £2275 / week

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from £162 / night

(5) Very Good 

14

Holiday bungalow rental

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 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Place” Lochgoilhead is a beautiful part of the Scottish highlands. Our accommodation was spacious and facilities very good. The lounge has an amazing panoramic window overlooking the loch and local hills. We will definitely be going back fo  …see more

from £88 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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from £88 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly

from £103 / night

£692 - £801 / week

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from £103 / night

(33) Excellent 

14

Holiday houseboat in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

6 15 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £49 / night

£339 / week

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from £49 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Glenmoriston

Loch Ness / Glenmoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Fabulous” If you want to relax away from the crowds in unspoilt nature just come here...cottage has everything on offer, walks outside of door, wildlife to watch close by and amazing waterfall 5 mins away.. Place is well equipped, very clean.. You can  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

4

Rhineland-Palatinate / Meuspath

1 50 1 night min

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

from £9 / night

£61 / week

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from £9 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£760 - £1135 / week

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from £120 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Muiden holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Muiden

3 14 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £196 / night

£1370 / week

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from £196 / night

(1) Excellent 

36

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 2 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £355 / night

£2484 / week

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from £355 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

1 2 1 night min

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

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £117 / night

£816 / week

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from £117 / night

7

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 £249 / night

£1740 - £2783 / week

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from £249 / night

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Srinagar ski boathouse to rent.

Kashmir / Srinagar

5 2 3 nights min

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

from £29 / night

£484 - £738 / week

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from £29 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Mannum

South Australia / Mannum

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £622 / night

£2485 / week

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from £622 / night

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