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

Lakes and lochs (883)

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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Rhone / Lyon

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £66 / night

£366 - £487 / week

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from £66 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Traditional Scottish country feel two bedroom apartment that sleeps 6 with unbeatable views over Loch Ness. The large open plan kitchen-lounge area is equipped with all modern features. Easy access to common facilities such as indoor swimming pool and spa.  …see more

from £121 / night

£520 - £1320 / week

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from £121 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Lochgoilhead holiday home rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £110 / night

£768 - £1507 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Drumnadrochit holiday bungalow rental

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Self-catering Scottish Highland Cottage with stunning views, just a short distance from the Loch Ness. Private garden. Ideal for families seeking relaxation.<br />The superb views and quiet, convenient location, ideal for visitors wishing to explore the Highlands  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £580 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Peaceful Retreat” The cottage was everything that it said it would be. It was ideally situated for a quiet get away with scenic views and yet close enough for the amenities. The cottage was clean and well equipped and the sauna and Jacuzzi were very  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 / week

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from £115 / night

7

B&b rental in Dores

Loch Ness / Dores

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Ach na Sidhe Bed & Breakfast – by Loch Ness – Inverness. On Loch Ness Glen hilltop, the peaceful Ach-Na-Sidhe bed and breakfast has beautiful views of Highland countryside. With free onsite parking, the city centre of Inverness is just 10 minutes drive.  …see more

from £78 / night

£546 / week

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from £78 / night

11

Falkirk / Banton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

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from £148 / night

£1034 - £1633 / week

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from £148 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Close to Central Station, comfortable, stylish, quiet and romantic. Three rooms for just the two of you. Own entrance. Great breakfast, bikes and Canadian canoe included.  …see more

from £127 / night

£731 / week

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from £127 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Foyers holiday cottage let

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect little getaway!” Absolutely perfect setting, quiet and serene. great walks all around and of course the walk to the spectacular falls of foyers is not to be missed. the cottage is beautiful, cosy with everything you could need. the owners are  …see more

from £60 / night

£360 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Very Good 

9

Boathouse rental in Kumarakom

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
Houseboat with TWO A/C bedrooms with en suite toilet .All our prices are on Full Meals Plan.Experience the lake village life by cruising through narrow canals .  …see more

from £122 / night

£853 / week

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from £122 / night

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Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
A House Boat or (Boat House) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Houseboats in Kerala, south India, are huge, slow-moving barges used for leisure trips.The Price Which is given for 6 Peoples, if you have less Number of peoples we  …see more

from £143 / night

£996 / week

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from £143 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Kotor

Kotor Municipality / Kotor

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
We invite you to visit our home on the water. 4 bedrooms, 3 toilets, shower, wi fi, all included kitchen , big table for 12-15 people. You can enjoy casual day, celebrate birthday or a wedding day, any type of entertaiment. Something new in Kotor Bay. Big comfotable yac  …see more

from £74 / night

£518 / week

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from £74 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £96 / night

£670 / week

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from £96 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Srinagar ski houseboat to rent.

Kashmir / Srinagar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Houseboat Pamela Group of Houseboats in Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir India<br />The houseboat has cosy rooms with attached bathrooms featuring all modern facilities, wifi 24/7 electricity  …see more

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Holiday houseboat with golf nearby in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

8 18 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden
New Retreet houseboat The accommodation will provide you with a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with free toioats is located in Sr?nagar. Free Wi-Fi access is available and a 24-hour front desk are available  …see more

from £18 / night

£126 / week

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from £18 / night

26

Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Basic dutch houseboat only 10 minutes from the Center with bike and situated upon the scenic Nieuwe Meer and large forest. The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a family or a group of friends desiring the chance to enjoy a traditional old houseboat experience.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1044 / week

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from £150 / night

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Srinagar holiday houseboat rental

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
For unsurpassed value and an unforgettable holiday, we invite you to relax as Kashmiri prince in the carefree atmosphere of the New Golden Flower luxurious houseboats and enjoy the timeless majestic scenery of the Himalayas for yourself. We take pride and pleasure in pr  …see more

from £41 / night

£41 / week

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from £41 / 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
A very private lodge looking out on great scenery.Stay with us and enjoy the scenic beauty of Loch Ness.  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £830 / week

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from £90 / 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
Discover the French countryside from the deck of a luxury canal boat. Cruising in Burgundy on France's most beautiful canal you pass scenic countryside, ancient towns and villages, and past Cathedrals and Chateaux, stopping only to enjoy the superb local food and w  …see more

from £249 / night

£1740 - £2783 / week

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from £249 / night

(4) Excellent 

32

Amazon River / Manaus

1 6 1 night min

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

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from £14 / night

£92 - £547 / week

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from £14 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Tighnabruaich

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Pier Cottage is nestled on the sandy beach & waters edge of Kames. A traditional stone pier cottage is the prefect inexpensive romantic retreat offering studio accommodation with a double bed-settee, a set of bunk beds, a kitchenette and bathroom.  …see more

from £49 / night

£270 - £366 / week

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from £49 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday boathouse in Saumur

Maine et Loire / Saumur

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
AMAZING < 2 HOURS FROM LONDON ! Return flights from £122 Travellers can now book direct flights to Angers from London City Airport with BA..The flight lasts approximately one hour. The boat is 40 mn drive from Angers airport and 9 mn walk from SAUMUR train st  …see more

from £131 / night

£783 / week

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from £131 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
Unique building - used to be the deer larder for the estatePrivate access to Loch NessRomantic - we have had engagements, weddings and honeymoonsSpectacular sceneryProximity to Castles, fun trips and whisky distilleries the Great Glen Way and Munros  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 / week

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from £90 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Poole Quay

Poole / Poole Quay

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Memorable family experience on superb motor yacht” We booked a long weekend with the kids - our first time staying on any form of boat as we thought it was something different to do. Within hours of arriving the kids were asking if we could come agai  …see more

from £225 / night

£1250 / week

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from £225 / night

9

Holiday houseboat in Newport

Pittwater / Newport

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Meticulously clean...! Immaculately preserved..! Superbly Comfortable..! Yes Omega is the only "5 Star Executive Class" Clipper 34. No expense has been spared whilst still remaining true to the traditions of her original design. What makes this such a remarkab  …see more

from £213 / night

£1049 - £1791 / week

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from £213 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Holiday villa rental

Loire Valley / Loches

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Set between the 35 hectare lake of Chemillé sur Indrois and the medieval church of St Vincent, Pamoja is an 18th century farm that was converted into two luminous and spacious holiday houses.It is close to the chateaux of the Loire, beautiful villages, fo  …see more

from £331 / night

£1287 / week

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from £331 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Fort Augustus with shared pool, golf nearby

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
CALADH APARTMENT luxury property in a Benedictine Monastery on the shores of Loch Ness<br />Luxury one bed, ground floor apartment in a converted Benedictine Monastery with the use of a wide variety of leisure facilities. Set in 20 acres of private grounds on the  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1315 / week

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from £72 / night

(5) Excellent 

15

Pangkalan Bun holiday houseboat rental

Central Kalimantan / Pangkalan Bun

6 10 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Borneo Eco Tour Houseboat is has 3 houseboat. 1 standard houseboat, 1 Deluxe Houseboat and 1 Super Deluxe Houseboat.Standard houseboat with 1 open deck CabinDeluxe Houseboat with 1 Cabin with Air Condition and 1 Open Deck CabinSuper Deluxe Houseboat with 2 C  …see more

from £280 / night

£1750 - £6790 / week

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from £280 / night

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Le Grau-du-Roi / Port Camargue

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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from £132 / night

£1145 / week

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from £132 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Once enjoy our treat .  …see more

from £163 / night

£854 / week

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from £163 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Grachtengordel

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
This houseboat reflects the ultimate Amsterdam experience. Your are right in the centre on a triple A location: on the river Amstel next to the Skinny Bridge across from theatre Carre and the Hermitage, close to Waterloo Square. The houseboat is in the Channel Distric  …see more

from £348 / night

£2087 / week

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from £348 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Puerto Barrios / Punta de Palma City

3 12 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
With The Host you can travel through the Caribbean with friends, family or colleagues. Get on and do not worry about anything, as our chef and crew take care of everything. You only need to bring your clothes because your meals are included in the different packages.  …see more

from £3253 / night

£13009 / week

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from £3253 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Province of Cagliari / Cagliari

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

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from £53 / night

£348 / week

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from £53 / night

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Holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
On the top level of this huge, modern houseboat you will find the bright, spacious living room with fully equipped open plan kitchen with gas stove, fridge, freezer (with ice machine), kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, oven and microwave. Includes off course all crocke  …see more

from £176 / night

£1167 - £2334 / week

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from £176 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Limburg Province / Maastricht

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min

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from £84 / night

£461 / week

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from £84 / night

(29) Very Good 

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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 £96 / night

£1187 - £1553 / week

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from £96 / 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
The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a family or a group of friends desiring the chance to enjoy a traditional old houseboat experience. Blending authentic elements with a wooden finish and only basic amenities, the lodging offers a simple space after a busy d  …see more

from £167 / night

£1167 / week

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from £167 / night

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Ski boathouse to rent in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

4 2 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD OF HOSPITALITY. The Blue Sky Group of Houseboats are the beautiful houseboats on DaL Lake, Srinagar. We offer luxury accommodation on stunning and beautiful lake. Blue Sky Group of Houseboats comes under Deluxe category. Our family has been welcomin  …see more

from £23 / night

£137 - £257 / week

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from £23 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation” The boathouse is ideal for families as there are 2 lounges and plenty of bathrooms! The accommodation is of a very high standard. I have stayed in many other self catering houses in Kirkcudbright and the boathouse is by far th  …see more

from £90 / night

£410 - £1020 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Blanchetown

South Australia / Blanchetown

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A very popular 2 - 4 berth houseboat, Scallywag is a breeze to drive and very economical to run. Scallywag is big enough to give you tons of space, but small enough to make you feel confident in setting forth as Captain of your own vessel! Modern, light and airy, take  …see more

from £162 / night

£856 / week

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from £162 / night