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

Lakes and lochs (35)

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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Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £261 / night

£1509 - £2265 / week

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from £261 / night

(53) Excellent 

39

Holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“fantastic trip” We had an amazing long weekend as usual. The boat (Queenie) was absolutely fab, cosy clean and warm and a real head turner. people stopped and looked and had their photos taken beside it. I would recommend this boating experience to ev
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from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(120) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Ultimate houseboat experience” Me and my partner stayed for 4 days at Houseboat Tante Piet and it was fantastic. Siet, the owner, received us with coffee and 'stroopwafels', and made us feel at home right away. She showed us our cosy bedroom (which wa
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from £118 / night

£799 - £1387 / week

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from £118 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £217 / night

£1517 / week

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from £217 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Dublin

Dublin / Dublin 2

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £106 / night

£736 / week

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from £106 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £105 / night

£479 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

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Province of Naples / Bacoli

2 11 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £85 / night

£589 - £2706 / week

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from £85 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

15 30 1 night min

  • 15 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning

from £110 / night

£925 - £16237 / week

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from £110 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
“Quaint and Well Situated Houseboat” We had a lovely stay on the Oasis Houseboat as a family of three adults. It was far enough away from the main hub but still easily accessible to a grocery store. The sunset over the canal and other houseboats each
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from £169 / night

£1009 - £1765 / week

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from £169 / 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
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from £185 / night

£1230 - £1580 / week

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from £185 / 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

(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

from £122 / night

£706 / week

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from £122 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani / Trani

3 6 1 night min

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

from £85 / night

£589 / week

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from £85 / night

10

Loches holiday home rental

Loire Valley / Loches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

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(9) Average 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“The stay exceeded all expectations.Ideally situated near Rembrandplein” The accommodation was very tidy and especially the roomy livingroom was a plus.Wi-fi also a welcome addition and we realy enjoyed staying in the centre of Amsterdam with all the c
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from £278 / night

£1845 / week

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from £278 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

50 50 1 night min

  • 50 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £141 / night

£2079 / week

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from £141 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £93 / night

£648 / week

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from £93 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Herault / Portiragnes

2 4 5 nights min

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

from £538 / night

£2690 / week

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from £538 / night

24

Holiday boathouse in Rogoznica

Sibenik-Knin County / Rogoznica

3 6 5 nights min

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

from £130 / night

£792 / week

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from £130 / night

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Province of Syracuse / Marzamemi

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly

from £55 / night

£334 - £750 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £234 / night

£1830 - £2663 / week

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from £234 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £313 / night

£1830 - £2663 / week

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from £313 / night

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Mellieha ski boathouse to rent.

Island of Malta / Mellieha

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Ski

from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

45

Jyväskylä holiday houseboat rental

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £316 / night

£1845 - £2685 / week

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from £316 / night

11

Holiday houseboat rental

Kashmir / Srinagar

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £40 / night

£40 / week

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from £40 / night

14

Boathouse rental in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria / Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £110 / night

£700 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Average 

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Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary

from £135 / night

£895 - £1818 / week

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from £135 / night

10

Houseboat rental in Groningen City

Groningen / Groningen City

8 23 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 23
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £409 / night

£2859 / week

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from £409 / night

79

Naxos Town holiday houseboat rental

Naxos / Naxos Town

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £1000 / night

£7000 / week

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from £1000 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Southwest Gulf Coast / Cape Coral

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£427 - £914 / week

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from £61 / night

(6) Excellent 

14

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £211 / night

£1471 / week

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from £211 / night

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6

New Jersey / Brick

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £79 / night

£547 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Central Florida / Sanford

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Swimming pool

from £125 / night

£743 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Excellent 

54

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Car not necessary

from £121 / night

£725 / week

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from £121 / night

(3) Average 

14

Gran Canaria / Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £41 / night

£283 / week

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from £41 / night

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