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.
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
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
“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
“A beautifully presented unit with panoramic views that we thoroughly enjoyed.”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
This unit is perched on the eastern side of Lake Como. The panorama from the balcony is breathtaking, giving uninterrupted 175 degree views of the Lake, snow capped mountains and villages on the far … More
Villa was well positioned to walk into Malcesine albeit a stiff uphill walk on your return as others have commented. Clean and well equipped the rooms were fine for our family of three.
Key collect… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
5 9 7 nights min
7 nights min
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.01 km
“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
“Excellent hospitality in this comfortable family home.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2012
The house is reached down a long narrow road which skirts the Loch. Even before you reach the front door the magic begins with the waterfall by the gate. Not an artificial garden feature but a force… More
“One of the best short breaks.”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2011
Stepping out of the car on arrival ,on opening the gates we were greated by the sound of the waterfall only feet away from the house and the breathtaking views of the loch. Fantastic location offerin… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
5 9 Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation
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
“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.
“Tout a été parfait, excellent sejour ! Merci Stella !”
Reviewed 5 May 2013
Nous venons d'y séjourner 4 nuits et tout y est parfait :-) :-)
Situé au coeur de la vieille ville dans une rue calme, l'appartement est vraiment comme sur les photos. Rien n'y manque ! Il a été … More
“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
The Wee Residence was really cosy and nice to stay in, we had no problems with it. Not very far from the residence there's the Foyers Falls which are beautiful. We visited many places such as Invernes… More
So so happy you had a nice time and liked the Wee Residence. Thank you very much for lovely review. It makes my day! All the best.enrica
“Wee Loved It!”
Reviewed 5 Feb 2012
We had a lovely stay at The Wee Res. The owners are very friendly and welcoming, and the cottage is very cosy. Highly recommended for anyone that wants to visit Loch Ness, where there is plenty to d… More
Truly glad you had a good time. It makes it all worthwhile for me. Thank you so much. Best things and hope to see you again! Enrica
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
“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
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
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
“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
“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
We (4 people all around 30 years old) stayed in this lovely houseboat for 2 nights to celebrate a special new year’s eve.
And we enjoyed our stay from the first second. The Owner of the boat is gen… More
“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
This is a wonderful apartment which has everything you need. It is clean and the beds are comfortable. The setting is magnificent and it is so peaceful. We used the swimming pool, whilst it is smal… More
Thank you Shev we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our "home from home" apartment and would love to see you again sometime in the future, will be pleased to offer you a loyalty discount next time!
“WoW Brilliant Holiday.”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
Great place to stay, flat had everything we needed, Abbey was brilliant to explore, went with my husband and his folks from oz over for a visit, stayed for a week, plenty to see and do, good food, lov… More
We are proud of our apartment and absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking time to write this lovely review and we would love to welcome you back any time.
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
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
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
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