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.
This recently upgraded granary sits in a fifty acre estate on the shores of mystical Loch Ness. A perfect setting for either a restful holiday or an action packed time. Boat trips, bike hire, fishing and bagging Munros, castles and distilleries are all within an easy dr …see more
The property has a very warm cosy feel and has a nautical theme with pictures of boats, sea and surf. The interior is very modern with solid oak floors and white leather furniture. The high ceiling gives an impression of much space and airiness. The patio slabbed area h …see more
“Well appointed cottage, in good location with friendly owners”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
The boathouse looked freshly furnished, and had everything we needed, including a welcome pack in the kitchen. Although basically a single space(plus shower-room) the accommodation felt light and airy… More
“Small but perfectly planned, clean, friendly accommodation”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2016
Excellent stay. Owners very thoughtful and friendly. Very comfy bed. Thoughtful welcome touches such as fridge items, tea and coffee on arrival.internet connection variable. … More
Le Heron 1 is part of the 'Le Cormier' holiday facility which is close to the popular medieval town of Loches and is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Obterre (has a bar and small shop) on the northern tip of the beautiful 'Brenne Parc Nat …see more
Completely different to other holidays we have experienced in England,walking our dog its so quiet no background noise day or night..a very relaxing break, spotless accommadation,Mike&Cath could'nt ha… More
Devon Houseboats offer a unique opportunity to stay aboard a wide beam canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. The barges are custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for four people sleeping in two cabins. Both cabins have their own en suite s …see more
Pournami houseboats has been operating houseboat cruise since 2007 in Alleppey and Kumarakom. We are rated as one of the best houseboat operators in Alleppey. We focus on quality of service provided to our guest. Our new 4 bedroom houseboat is a full featured luxury hou …see more
We were a gang of 12 and we absolutely enjoyed our cruise in the houseboat. The houseboat was extremely clean and the staff was very courteous and very helpful and friendly. We were taken for a thorou… More
We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed the houseboat trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)
“An unforgettable experience”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2014
We stayed with Pournami Houseboats during our honeymoon trip and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. The boat crew was really friendly. Alappuzha being a non-vegetarian's paradise, we expected medi… More
We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed the houseboat trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)
“A truly memorable day and night - yummy :P”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2013
Wonderful experience. We had an overnight cruise with pournami house Boat. Me and my wife we really enjoyed the trip. We got a warm welcome to the boat. Delicious food <3 . The boat was neat and clean… More
A beautiful houseboat, in the center of Amsterdam.
Well maintained, cozy houseboat moored on a common center located in the Plantage district of Amsterdam, a stone's throw from Artis Zoo, the Amstel and Waterloo square with several terraces and restaurants within easy …see more
Nice and cosy! boat in the Central area. Short walking/cycling distance from most of the city's main attractions.The boat has a living room plus one bedroom and everything you need to feel comfortable. It is a small part of the boat with the owners next door. On th …see more
The Coach House is a renovated house from a original Coach House in 2010. The location of the house is close to the Dhivach Falls, just 2 miles out of Drumnadrochit in a very quiet and peaceful environment. The house has a small living, with a wood burner and a open pl …see more
Ever wondered what it would be like to live on a houseboat? Devolu offers you a convenient base to visit the sites of Paris, go to Disneyland and the Chateau de Versailles while coming home each day to an amazing experience of another kind. One of the most luxurious b …see more
My Children 13,16,17 plus Grandparent 78 all had an excellent time in Paris . The boat made an excellent base for seeing the sights as public transport is minutes walk away.The boat is spacious, very … More
“Fabulous Family Base to Explore Paris From...”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2011
Gave a much needed place to relax and review each day of our holiday ... could just sit and watch the river for hours from the boat.
Having the huge Auchan Supermarket and local shops one tram stop a… More
“Perfect for relaxing and seeing Paris”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2011
We spent a lovely week on Rupert`s barge. We were looking for something that had easy access to all the sights of Paris, but without the hustle and bustle of being in the city, and we found it. It was… More
A beautiful quiet location, only 10 min. to center by bike; free car parking in weekend!
Basic houseboat, for up to 8 guests, only 10minutes from the Center and situated upon the scenic Nieuwe Meer and large forest. The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a famil …see more
This Holiday Château is available for hire for groups and parties. Close to all the grand Chateaux and Loire valley vine yards. This castle for hire is traditional in many ways, take your choice how you would like to relax. A charming château that offers evenings by t …see more
We have been to quite a lot of regions in France and the Loire region has been ommitted by us for quite a while. We were looking for a property/small guesthouse that would allow us to explore the regi… More
Дорогие Юлия, Валерий и Наталья,
Благодарю Вас за то, что остановили Ваш выбор на нашем гостевом доме. Я с удовольствием вспоминаю тот день, который мы провели вместе в Лоше, открывая его прошлое и настоящее. Очень приятны мне были наши задушевные вечерние беседы, а также Ваше внимание и чуткость. С радостью встретим Вас ещё! Какой пирог Вам печь в следующий раз? Марина и Пьер.
This beautiful 3 bedroom cottage stands in a elevated position above the village of Drumnadrochit on the banks of Loch Ness. The cottage has 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 guests. The master bedroom has zip and link beds and a shower en-suite. A further two bedrooms are o …see more
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 an… More
Glad you and the family had a good time up at the cottage and it lived up to our descriptions. We are glad you would recommend it and hope that you will be back again. All the best, Sheelagh
“A beautiful cottage inside situated in one of the most stunning, scenic settings in the Scottish Highlands.”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2016
My family spent a great week's holiday at Ceilidhtail cottage. We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in the Scottish Highlands.
The cottage is set in a perfect location. It is situated in a quiet, p… More
Glad you had a great time at the cottage. It is a lovely place and hope you will want to come back or tell your friends..
Queen Elizabeth Houseboats is one of the attractive boats cruising the waterways of Kerala with a classic hull and comfortable large room and the only boat cruising Kochi, Kumarakom and Alleppey.Its is a “floating home away from home “that denotes uniqueness and exc …see more
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, forests, fields, …see more
Crann Mhor is situated within the Trossachs National Park, often referred to as one of Scotland's best kept secrets. Overlooking a golf course and a sea loch, Crann Mhor is located on a private row of self-build properties and set within 1/2 acre of gardens.Crann …see more
This was my second stay at this fab property and it wont be my last! Already planning on a further stay next year. The hot tub is a real bonus and great if you have been on one of the many walks that… More
“Looking for a fabulous house, fantastic location and beautiful views? Stop searching you have reached your destination!”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
I cannot speak highly enough of this house and location, I have returned here twice a year for the past few years and only wish it could be more often! The house is beautifully presented and modern. … More
Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you get so much enjoyment from staying at Crann Mhor and you obviously enjoy all the delights that this part of Scotland has to offer as well as the hot tub !
Sleep on the water! Enjoy this unique opportunity to stay at Pelican Place - a floating home on this beautiful bay. Enjoy this 84 sq meters floating 2-story home. House sleeps 4 adults or 2 adults with up to 3 children works well too.
House details: On the bottom f …see more
Swallow Tail offers a unique opportunity to stay aboard a traditional canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. She is custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for 4 people sleeping in two cabins. Both cabins have their own shower/wc, the doubl …see more
Beautiful Houseboat in popular neighborhood Westerpark. Perfect for a family of 4.
This modern houseboat is the perfect base for your trip to Amsterdam. Situated in a quiet but popular neighborhood ‘Westerpark’, named after the beautiful park at 5 minutes walking d …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
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.
Featuring l …see more
Box of Delights is a 60 ft narrowboat offering lots of home comforts, from radiator central heating (whilst enjoying a woodburning stove for that cosy evening in), memory foam mattresses, fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops, including microwave and filter coffe …see more
“Excellent boat on a great stretch of the canal network”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2016
Box of Delights is a really well equipped boat - far better than the ones we normally hire. It was also nice dealing with a person rather than an anonymous company.
We had the boat for a long weeke… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, your comments are much appreciated and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your weekend. Best regards, Julie and Ray
On the edge of the Peak District lies Rudyard lake, it's a bit of a secret in a stunning location, see the changing seasons in this woodland and lake setting. A perfect escape from the rigors and demands of modern living, you can slow life down if you appreciate th …see more
Stay in the heart of Amsterdam with an abundance of boutiques, museums, restaurants and cafés on your doorstep. In the most convivial neighborhood, de Jordaan, you will find the houseboat of your dreams.
This stunning, luxurious houseboat is located on the Keizersgrac …see more
Le Heron 2 is part of the 'Le Cormier' holiday facility which is close to the popular medieval town of Loches and is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Obterre (has a bar and small shop) on the northern tip of the beautiful 'Brenne Parc Nat …see more
“Friendly, welcoming, stunning scenery and smiley faces”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2014
I would strongly recommend La Comier to anyone. We stayed in one of the studio apartments, clean, very comfortable with everything that you could want. La Comier itself is a tranquil and beautiful p… More
Reviewed 25 Apr 2013
We had a great stay and would love to go back. The gite was clean and perfectly suited to our needs, 2 adults and a toddler. The swimming pool was great and the owners Mike and Kath were the perfect… More
The Axo Houseboat is a self-catering apartment in the heart of the city. You have your own kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and living room. It's has a light and roomy living area with 2 sofas beds, in case the kids don't want to sleep together, and a large d …see more
“Great accommodation and location to explore Amsterdam”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2016
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 the l… More
Thanks Debbie, so glad you had a nice time. hope to see you again very soon.
“fun and good location”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
Situated in central amsterdam, the houseboat is a good place to stay. Close to the subway station (2 stops from central station) and tram.
I strongly recomend this rental… More
Thanks Olivier, it was a pleasure to have you stay.
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
We arrived a little later than we intended and had to collect the keys from the nearby Amsterdam House Hotel but staff were great and we dealt with the formalities very quickly. The owner of the boat … More
The Manta is a beautiful 120 years old Dutch sailing ship,
It is still in very good condition, centrally heated, 100m2, With thge atmosphere of the old ships, but modern and comfortable as well. It has a well equiped kitchen, a large living room, central heating, plen …see more
Always wanted to stay on a houseboat? This is your chance, stay in the “Aviva”! This stylish 2 bedroom houseboat is very comfortable for a couple with or without children. Perfectly located, just a stone throw away from the city center.
This lovely houseboat is is …see more
Seren is Situated on the beautiful Shropshire Union Canal at Golden Nook Moorings just outside Hargrave about 4 miles out of the historic Roman City and market town of Chester Lying on the River Dee, Chester, the county’s capital city offers an array of attractions su …see more
Cruise and explore some of the most stunning parts of the River Thames at your own pace. Boat Gema is a delightful 4 star narrowboat that has a fresh and modern feel but without losing the quaint charm of an English narrowboat. Cruise to Henley-On-Thames, Marlow and Win …see more
Nestling in the peaceful community of Milton, on the outskirts of the popular village of Drumnadrochit, Snookies is a cosy and charming, detached, traditional highland cottage that makes a perfect holiday base for exploring the delights and spectacular scenery of the Hi …see more
This luxury three bedroom property has been fitted to the highest specification. Tastefully decorated by Scottish interior design team ANTA coupled with stylish funishings and high specification fittings promise to make your stay both memorable and relaxing. There are a …see more
The Grange provides luxurious and spacious accommodation for up to 6 people, situated on the small and exclusive gite arrangement of “La Vieille Ferme” - a stunning 17th century Touraine farm. Heated, covered swimming pool (10m x 4m) set in spacious garden room. A …see more
“A fantastic and truly relaxing holiday - vive le grange!”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2013
This was our long awaited 25th Wedding Anniversary holiday and the best holiday we have ever had in France. Beautiful quiet location, Excellent Gite,Great facilities, fabulous places to visit and sup… More
“A great discovery”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
From our first dealings with Angela we realised that this was a professionally run Gite. The initial promptness and enthusiasm to accommodate was to be reflected in the service we received months late… More
Reviewed 30 Apr 2013
Our stay in The Grange was excellent , with first class accommodation, friendly and helpful Hosts in Angela and Derek, beautiful gardens , superb indoor pool and every other kind of facillity you coul… More
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
A very spacious ,warm and comfortable motor yacht with over 40 5 STAR reviews. 46ft / 14 meters long in Town Quay Marina in the city center of Southampton.Ideal for shopping or shows. options to cruise if required with up to 12 guests.
Seating and accommodation on 4 le …see more