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.
Apartment with private beach, swimming pool, jacuzi, 10 min. walk from the center of Sirmione, full equipped, air conditioned, lift, washing machine, moka, toaster, bed beaches, TV,2 bathrooms, big shower, super view from the terrace. Three umbrella sharedClose to many …see more
“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
“Perfect” Sandi and I stayed in the loft for a week. It sits on top of the world that is Bellagio, truly central to the town with laundromat, auto teller, ice creams, breads, hams, cheeses, essentials, restaurants, shops, everything really.
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Maria's appartments are the ideal place to stay in Bellagio, We spent 4 nights in two of her appartments.
She could not have been more helpful during our time there - even doing my ironing!
We felt … More
“Perfect place, could not fault it.”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
My boyfriend and I booked to stay in this accommodation as we did not want to stay in a standard faceless hotel. We could not have been more pleased with it. The apartment is in the heart of the tow… More
“Would like to visit again”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2012
We stayed in the smaller apartment, because, being light sleepers, this was advised as the quietest by the owner Maria. Indeed it was very quiet and very restful. The apartment was clean and had the n… More
“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
Aqua Castle was a wonderful & clean houseboat.
Excellent Chef & courteous staff made the stay memorable.… More
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
I had an excellent time with Aquajumbo Tours. I booked a houseboat for my family and immediate relatives and needless to say how each one enjoyed their time with Aquajumbo Tours. The houseboat operato… More
“Pleasant stay for a day”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2015
It was good experience for a day. Very friendly staff. Nice food unexpectedly for vegetarians. Rooms were good to stay. Nice sitting area in the boat to have view of outside.In overall it was a nice … More
Our houseboat "Welcome Cruize is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare deli …see more
Cosy Chalet in alpine style. Very close to city center and Ski slopesLivigno is also a shopping paradise, Duty Free ZoneSpecial summer offer, enjoy the nature!The best Family Apartment, and many other two-rooms-flats available. …see more
“Fantastic location” Great apartment located in the middle of Bellagio - a short walk up the hill from the ferry. We stayed here for a week and found it to be perfect for our family. Everything we needed was here and we enjoyed watching people walking
My wife and I are senior citizens. We traveled from Boston (USA) to Italy for our annual visit with our son, his wife and our two teenage grandchildren. He is career military, and has been statione… More
Thank you for this great review. It was a pleasure to meet you all. I am new at this but love meeting new people and am happy to welcome them into our apartments as friends. ''Hello stanger -Goodbye friend ''is how I want people to feel.
“Fantastic apartment in a stunning location” We were met upon our arrival by the caretaker and he very kindly provided a tour of the resort facilities and the apartment itself. The apartment is exceptionally well appointed and more than lived up to ou
Stayed for 1 week during Easter holidays. The Abbey is a wonderful place and has been thoughtfully restored. Pool opened towards the end of our stay and offers swimming, steam room and sauna and n… More
“Luxury at an affordable price”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
i have never been to this area of Scotland before so to be placed right by the side of the most famous Loch was areal good start and bonus. The appartment was of a very high standard, both inside and … More
“Perfect location and excellent accommodation” Our spacious 2 bedroom apartment with airconditioning had a stunning view across the lake to Sirmione. Everything was provided to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. The kitchen was well stocked, we had
“The Far Boathouse - Watermillock” Absolutely loved it....secluded, peaceful beautiful inside and outside. The view from the living room is just amazing. The boathouse is very tastefully decorated and lots of special touches.
The morning sky and
“High-end house with superb lake view” We were 2 families - 5 people each- to rent the house. The house easily sleeps 10. We liked the location, the lake view, the personal access to the lake (the water is a bit cold dough), the nice garden. Actually w
What a place! I promise you will struggle to get a property or even surrounding area that comes anywhere close to the secluded and beautiful Villa Rustica. We arrived at the foot of the mountain after… More
Wow. So happy that you love it as much as we do. Can't wait to welcome you back. Suzanna.
In Varenna, a pictoresque village on the shore of the lake of Como, the holiday home “Ca' Livia” is waiting for you giving a friendly welcome.
Immersed in a luxuriant garden, it is located at the lakeside: 300 m far from the pier of ferries, 250 m far from the centr …see more
Lann Dearg Studio’s is a purpose built detached property, rated excellent on Tripadvisor, consisting of 3 separate studio apartments, all with their own private entrance and individually controlled central heating, situated next to the proprietor’s home on the Great …see more
“The perfect location for sailing” Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location.
The owner could
We stayed at Tidelands for a short break, Liz was there to meet us when we arrived and showed us around the accommodation. The boathouse was excellent, very clean and with all the little extras that s… More
“Tidelands Boathouse meets all expectations and more!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
The Boathouse is situated in the most beautiful location. I was looking to escape the "Rat Race" and this was the ideal location. The tranquility allowed me to unwind and relax completely. I would hig… More
“Great accommodation in fantastic location.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
Just got back from 2 relaxing days in the boathouse. The position on the waters edge is stunning and the property is warm, comfortable and fitted out beautifully.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend a … More
I absolutely loved this place. The setting is somewhat remote and would not
suit people who prefer busier places.
The lodge itself was brilliant value for money.
I did enjoy this holiday and would… More
“Peaceful & Tranquil”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2015
We were welcomed as we arrived in a warm and friendly way and were able to ask any questions about the area and property. The Woodland Lodge was very comfortable and plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 … More
Thank you for your lovely review and we will try very hard on the weather front for your next visit. Best wishes Gina
“Happy holiday in a house with beautiful views.” I spent a week at Casa Viola with my husband and a friend. Antonella is an excellent holiday home owner, always very attentive and helpful but never intrusive. Her fluent English is a great help to thos
Antonella is a wonderful hostess. Her communication is top notch and quick. The house itself is wonderful; it is fully equipped for a stay of any length. There are more than enough dishes, flatware an… More
Thank you for staying at Casa Viola and thank you very much indeed for your review. Your suggestions are precious. I'll check the water pressure of the shower.
Hope to have you again in Lovere.
All the best.
“Great location with lake views, access to lakeshore and charming town”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2012
Casa Viola has a lovely terrace over looking lake Iseo which gets morning sunshine. House is comfortable and well equipped. Access to the marina and town is very easy on foot. Nice for evening promena… More
Thank you very much for your feedback
“Fabulous view, quaint accomodations”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2012
One of the allures of visiting Lovere is the beautiful Lake Iseo nestled in the mountains. The view of this gem from the Casa Viola is breathtaking and a sheer pleasure to wake up to and absorb while… More
“Fantasticvapartment in a great location” Lovely apartment in the centre of Bellagio. Opposite a wonderful cafe and ice cream parlour. Maria who rents out the apartment couldn't be any more helpful - made the visit even more special. Would definitely r
The recently refurbished apartment with lake view in the center of town exceeded our expectations. Our host Maria was welcoming and helpful through out our stay with tips and advice, giving us the fe… More
“Lovely and convenient”
Reviewed 4 May 2012
This apartment is as pictured. Spacious, airy, light, and comfortable. Everything you need to cook a meal is here. Maria is accomodating and conveniently located in the same building. The apartmen… More
“The greatest holiday let we've ever been in!” We had a fantastic honeymoon in Samhach! The house was very clean and literally everything was provided, even a bottle of wine in the fridge! The view from the house and the surrounding countryside are ast
“Wood burning stove, fresh eggs and picturesque scenery”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
As part of a week long tour of the north of Britain, Samhach was easily the highlight of our trip. The cottage surpassed all expectations offering a modern well equipped and clean environment in a tra… More
“Samhach; the perfect holiday retreat.”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2013
Nestled in an idyllic and tranquil setting, Samhach offers all the comforts of home with the welcome addition of two extraordinarily friendly owners. Your every need is catered for; Sky+ TV, broadband… More
“The perfect place to get away from it all.”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2013
Samhach is cosy but modern, its very well equipped and ideal for a couple. Its perfectly located to explore the Highlands and the house itself is surrounded by stunning woodland. The owners were very … More
Thank you so much for your kind comments, we very much look forward to seeing you here again at Samhach
Rosalyn and Graham Fraser
Situated in the very heart of Bellagio this cosy apartment is a perfect base while dicovering the lake and it's surroundings. Close to all facilites. Being in the very heart of Bellagio makes its so easy to get around on foot or by ferry . The apartment has a mai …see more
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
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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
One bedroomed cabin with its own 3 person canadian spa hot tub (available from 11/06/16) located on its own private, fenced patio with BBQ. All set on our peaceful and scenic, family run holiday park by the village amenities of Invermoriston. The cabin has a slope to d …see more
“Lovely house, very well equipped and ideally situated for exploring the area” We had a lovely 10 days at the Villa le Terrazze Fiorite. The pool was a hit with our youngest and was very clean and well maintained. Diego was very helpful, guiding us t
A wonderful holiday due to the amazing villa. Extremely well equipped for a very homely stay. We enjoyed the outside space most of all. The garden was beautiful with lots of shade, pool was amazing an… More
Thank you very much for your nice comments; I am glad that you enjoyed your Holiday, I hope to see you again in the future.
“Home from home in Italy!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2015
The service and support received from the very outset by Diego was fantastic. He made the whole family feel very welcome and explained the property in detail. Nothing was too much trouble and it was g… More
I am glad that you enjoyed your Holiday at Lake Garda; I hope to see you again in the future.
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
The Old Convent is a beautiful old building and our apartment was spacious, spotless and very well equipped. It's a short walk into Fort Augustus and its well located to visit the Loch Ness area, Sky… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure meeting you. We enjoyed our chats and stories. Felicity & Chris
“A pearl in a wonderfully beautiful, scenic part of the highlands of Scotland”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
It was worth the hours spent searching for the right accommodation to suit our needs on our first holiday in Scotland. The comments made by previous visitors to No 3 indicated we had made a good choic… More
Thank you very much for you lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday here with us. Felicity, Chris & Harvey!
“Very Comfortable Convent”
Reviewed 7 May 2014
We stayed 4 nights at the Old Convent. Felicity & Chris have really made a fantastic place to stay. Perfectly clean, very spacious rooms, extremely comfortable, and every possible kitchen utensil you … More
Thank you very much for your lovely comments, we are so glad your enjoyed your stay with us. Felicity & Chris.
St Loe is a luxury, two bedroomed apartment, set right on the picturesque western shore of Lake Garda , within the small village of Gargnano, in “Parco Alto Garda Bresciano”, Northern Italy. Although a part of the ancient , stone village of Gagnano the interior of …see more