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.
“Large apt” Felicity and Chris are a Lovely couple. Everywhere you look you see the hard work and dedication they've put into renovating this place , that has so much history. It is wonderful how they modernized it but have not taken away the old charm
A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.… More
Thank you for your lovely comments.
Felicity & Chris.
“Spacious and charming”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2014
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!
“Perfect Stay” Delightful apartment which was very comfortable, well equipped with some very nice authentic touches. Felicity and Chris made us feel extremely welcome and made our stay all the more pleasurable. Fort Augustus is perfectly located for
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living …see more
“Lovely Little Cottage” Myself and my two, very young, children enjoyed our stay at River View Cottage. As it was only myself and two small people the cottage was adequate for our needs.
River View has everything you need included, washing maching/d
Crossroads Cottage was everything we could have hoped for.
Immaculate conditions within the cottage and an ideal base from which to explore the stunning surrounding area.
This cottage was within bot… More
We are delighted with your review and it is great to know that we have done it right. Thank you for taking the time to comment which will help potential future guests make up their mind. Hope to welcome you to Crossroads in the future!
“Relaxing break in a cosy cottage”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
We are just back from a week in the cottage. We haven't slept so well for ages, a really comfy king size bed in a peaceful wee cottage. The cottage has everything you need, including towels and kitc… 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
Glen Mor luxury holiday apartment is in the Highland Club, a multi award winning conversion of St Benedicts Abbey, which retains its original features and character. Built in the 18th century on the site of the original Fort, the Abbey was used a Benedictine Monastery a …see more
Grant Cottage is a stunning 2 bedroom self catering cottage, in beautiful Glen Urquhart 10 minutes from Drumnadrochit along the shores of Loch Ness .7 nights min stay from April to NovemberShort breaks (min 3 nights) from November to end of March. We are <br />th …see more
“Totally amazing!!!!” What an absolutely brilliant experience! Far Boathouse is a beautiful romantic retreat where you can just kick back and enjoy the peace and beauty of Ullwater. Exceptionally well furnished with everything you need, you can't fail
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.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay at the Ullswater Far Boathouse. I am delighted you had a fantastic time and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity at this special place. The Autumnal colours are so beautiful, there are some wonderful recent shots on the web site and I do hope you come back, maybe in a different season
“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
Situated 15 kms from the medieval town of Loches( open market days on Sat/Wed mornings), 500 meters from the castle of Bridoré, 4 kms from the 9 hole "Verneuil" Golf course.
Property overlooks the country and the medieval Fortress of Bridoré.
Ea …see more
kayaking fishing chilling great outdoor location very private private 10 mph road private off road parking gas bbq loads of boats x5 double kayaks x4 single kayaks canadian 17ft canoe x1 rowing boat 3 man fishing gas bbq under cover outside bar gamesroom<b …see more
“Beautiful Riverside Location” This is a great area of the country, plenty to do and loads of beautiful walks all around. The cottage itself was very peaceful, it was amazing to wake up and look out over the river each morning.
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
“The perfect location for sailing”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
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.
Old Lock-keeper's Cottage is a beautiful semi-detached cottage sitting next to the Caledonian Canal in Fort Augustus, in the Highlands of Scotland. It enjoys a commanding view down the flight of locks and across Loch Ness beyond.
The cottage is centrally located in …see more
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats …see more
The household and towels and sheets are not included in price (possibility to rent on site).Check-in 5/9 PM /out 7/11 AM. Heated pool from early june to mid september Rental period are from Saturday to Saturday in July and August (minimum one week). the minimun is one …see more
“Heaven...” New Brachkashie really is a little bit of heaven...
Secluded on a beautiful loch surrounded by trees with no one else around, we had the most amazing time seeing all the different birds and deer and even an otter swam up to us on our priv
We spent the most wonderful 3 nights at Brachkashie. The property is set on Loch Knockie which offers the most spectacular views from all the rooms of the house. The cottage has been styled beautifu… More
Thank you Resha! Wonderful that you both enjoyed your stay at New Brachkashie Cottage so much and we hope you will return again one day. As you say, maybe during a warmer spell so that you can get out on the Loch and enjoy the view from that perspective as its very magical.
Many thanks again for your kind words,
Reviewed 18 Nov 2015
This is our fourth stay at Brachkashie and we love it. We had a short visit this time because school holidays didn't allow for a week. It wasn't long enough! The cottage is beautiful, the location … More
Thanks for your kind words the Burnet family! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Brachkashie and really looking forward to welcoming you back in the future! All the best, Catherine
Sleeps 2. Spacious, four-star, one bedroom apartment in the vaulted top floor of the old monastery, with huge arched stone mullioned windows.<br />Views in three directions with every window offering sensational views overlooking Loch Ness …see more
“Perfect” Loved every thing about the cottage , it was so light and airy and spotless ,the first thing I always check is the Bedding !! it was perfect absolutely spotless and comfy , as my husband and I are 74 and 78 the only problem for us was access
“Home from Home” 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 small ,it is nice to just go and relax
“Reasonably priced, quality accommodation in a great location.”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2014
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 restaurant on si… More
Hi Rosemary and I are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our apartment, we are very proud of it. We look forward to welcoming you back,if there is anything you would like us to arrange for your return please let us know and we will do our best.
“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.
“Perfect facilities for families but still peaceful for couples.” At Razay you can have the best of both worlds, we have combined the Stables and one cottage for a break with our daughters and their families in August and also had a cottage to ourselve
Stay with us and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Loch Ness area. We are situated 3 miles from the village of Drumnadrochit which is on the west side of Loch Ness 14 miles south of the city of Inverness. The village has several hotels and pubs, restaurants and shops.<b …see more
Ancarraig self catering Lodges are set within 90 acres of secluded private woodland, directly on the Great Glen Way in the hills high above and overlooking Loch Ness, yet only 3 miles from the popular village of Drumnadrochit.
Our 12 Scandinavian style lodges provide c …see more
Edwardian country house renovated 2012. Enter through impressive vestibule to grand staircase leading to private suites. Kilchurn suite 1 has 1 bedroom with a king size bed. It is tastefully decorated and furnished with a walk-in wardrobe. A sofa bed is available f …see more
One bedroom apartment with king size bed in The Highland Club. 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. Located on the shore of Loch Ness. …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
This listing is for our Premier Lodge No 3 - it is a substantially built lodge extending to 96 square metres and accommodates up to six guests in three bedrooms - one twin and two double - there is also a Bathroom and a Shower room both with toilet and wash hand basin.& …see more
“Pinetops Fort Augustus” A warm friendly spacious home awaits you with tea. coffee, sugar sachets and milk in fridge chocolates on table. Pinetops is an amazing place to stay clean, warm and so spacious with amazing views all around we loved our time h
Carraig Thura is an Edwardian country house renovated between 2012-2014. Kilchurn Suite 3 is a 1 bedroom apartment located in the courtyard area of the house. This bright spacious suite is tastefully decorated and fitted out with contemporary furniture. There is a la …see more
Beautiful cottage in idyllic setting, close to all amenities. Surrounded by mountains, Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal and centrally located in the village of Fort Augustus. Perfect base to explore Highlands. Suitable for people with impaired mobility. Free Wifi. …see more
“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
“Peaceful, beautiful location and lovely accommodation. Wish we lived there!” We stayed in the Farmhouse at this very peaceful location. Great to wake up in the morning and hear the birds but no traffic, unlike at home. Just a short stroll up the road
“Very peaceful area, beautiful property and lovely countryside made this an unforgettable holiday.”
Reviewed 30 Jan 2012
We stayed in The Farmhouse which was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The grounds are very pretty with a lovely indoor swimming pool in the garden room – and it is a very large room! This was great… More
“Excellent stay in a friendly atmosphere” We stayed here in the La Cistude chalet for a week on our annual wine trip to France. In the past we have camped, this was our first time staying in accommodation and we were pleased we did. The chalet was co
We visited the area to go to a friends wedding in Loches and are so glad we chose to stay here. The place is beautiful, wonderfully tranquil and surrounded by some very amazing countryside. The chalet… More
“Perfect in every way!” We have returned again and again to these wonderful lodges. They are owned and managed by a lady whose sole concern is the comfort of her guests.
The lodges are situated on a hillside offering beautiful views of Loch Ness and t
We stayed for one week in this fantastic location and were blessed with excellent weather and superb accommodation. Elizabeth (the owner) is most welcoming and very helpful without being at all imposi… More
“Lovely accommodation, well equipped with stunning views over Loch Ness”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
The Byre is beautifully situated on a hilltop overlooking Loch Ness just a short distance from the village of Drumnadrochit. It is extremely comfortable and well equipped and is probably one of the cl… More