Lakes and lochs ❘ Holidays in Scotland, Wales and the Lake District

Lakes and lochs (1000)

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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Lodge rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £102 / night

£510 - £890 / week

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from £102 / night

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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

from £140 / night

£730 - £780 / week

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from £140 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £105 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £105 / night

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Holiday home letting

Drumnadrochit / Bearnock

8 18 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £415 / night

£2900 / week

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from £415 / night

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Boathouse accommodation in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Visit from Scotland” Perfect for our trip we were 2 couples for 3 days in Amsterdam and the boat is a fantastic base in a great area.
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from £242 / night

£1229 / week

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avg. 3 hours 42 minutes

from £242 / night

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Holiday boathouse with shared pool in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

50 50 1 night min

  • 50 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £253 / night

£1767 / week

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from £253 / night

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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
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from £88 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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from £88 / night

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Holiday chalet in Glenmoriston

Loch Ness / Glenmoriston

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £93 / night

£546 / week

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from £93 / night

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Cottage rental in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £99 / night

£691 / week

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avg. 1 hour 14 minutes

from £99 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Komodo National Park

Komodo / Komodo National Park

6 10 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £1389 / night

£9723 / week

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Gite rental in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Ideal relaxed holiday for all the family” Very enjoyable holiday, well presented and fitted out Gite (Chene) sleeping 8 comfortably. Marie really made the place special from a generous starting food parcel of local produce to being on hand daily to o
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from £113 / night

£790 - £1325 / week

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from £113 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Triel-sur-Seine

Yvelines / Triel-sur-Seine

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £169 / night

£974 / week

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avg. 1 hour 51 minutes

from £169 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Vila do Abraao

Ilha Grande / Vila do Abraao

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £82 / night

£573 / week

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from £82 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£350 - £700 / week

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from £50 / 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 £49 / night

£293 - £3080 / week

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from £49 / night

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Amsterdam holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) 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
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from £225 / night

£1250 / week

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avg. 1 hour 20 minutes

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Amsterdam holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £158 / night

£1050 - £1898 / week

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from £158 / night

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Holiday b&b in Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

Loches / Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £84 / night

£584 / week

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from £84 / night

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Holiday narrowboat in Rennes

Ille-et-Vilaine / Rennes

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £124 / night

£797 - £1540 / week

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from £124 / night

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Houseboat rental in Chioggia

Province of Venice / Chioggia

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £159 / night

£1109 - £1710 / week

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from £159 / night

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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 £132 / night

£924 / week

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from £132 / night

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Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

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

from £120 / night

£834 / week

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Holiday boathouse in Etretat

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

2 6 1 night min

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

from £138 / night

£961 - £1177 / week

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avg. 3 hours 32 minutes

from £138 / night

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Punta Sabbioni holiday houseboat rental

Cavallino-Treporti / Punta Sabbioni

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £71 / night

£496 / week

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from £71 / 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

from £141 / night

£983 / week

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avg. 1 hour 51 minutes

from £141 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Abingdon

Oxfordshire / Abingdon

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday cottage in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£285 - £400 / week

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avg. 3 hours 55 minutes

from £75 / night

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Invermoriston holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min

from £50 / night

£315 - £505 / week

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avg. 2 hours 13 minutes

from £50 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Porthmadog

Gwynedd / Porthmadog

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Watching the tide” Stunning location, beautiful property. Not cheap but worth it. Not enough restaurants in Porthmadog , but no problem cos I didn't want to leave the boathouse anyway!!
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from £183 / night

£1276 - £2500 / week

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from £183 / night

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Holiday houseboat rental

Pas-de-Calais / Bethune

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets

from £58 / night

£403 / week

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from £58 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“How the other half live for a few days...” I was looking for somewhere to stay with my at short notice. I stumbled upon this little gem. It was great that it did not have a minimum stay, as I only needed it for a few nights. It was a great little gimm
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from £69 / night

£700 / week

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from £69 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
“Besutiful relaxing” This suite was a home from home, it had absolutely everything. Helen, the owner was lovely and very helpful. Scenery overlooking Loch Awe was beautiful. Kilchurn Castle a 3min drive or roughly 20-25min walk worth a visit. As was St
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from £90 / night

£450 - £520 / week

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from £90 / night

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East Molesey holiday houseboat rental

Surrey / East Molesey

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£756 / week

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avg. 2 hours 15 minutes

from £108 / night

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Holiday apartment in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £96 / night

£670 - £1700 / week

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Holiday converted chapel with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool

from £85 / night

£590 - £900 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Kumarakom

Kottayam District / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

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

from £199 / night

£1389 / week

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from £199 / 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
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from £55 / night

£350 / week

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avg. 1 hour 40 minutes

from £55 / night

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Holiday boathouse in San Blas Islands

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

3 6 1 night min

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

from £254 / night

£1778 / week

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from £254 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Ortigia

Syracuse / Ortigia

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £80 / night

£558 / week

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from £80 / night

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