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

Lakes and lochs (307)

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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Boathouse letting in Etretat

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £246 / night

£1812 - £2027 / week

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avg. 3 hours 32 minutes

from £246 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted fo
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from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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from £251 / night

(43) Excellent 

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22

Foyers holiday cottage let

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“fabulous, peaceful, retreat” excellent, tiny cottage, but home from home. so warm and cosy, well equipped and so peaceful. spotlessly clean when we arrived, and owner extremely friendly and helpful.
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from £60 / night

£380 - £420 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Bungalow rental in Lochgoilhead with golf nearby

Lochgoilhead / Drimsynie Estate

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Location” 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 are available direct from the
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from £125 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £125 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Gorthleck

Loch Ness / Gorthleck

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very welcome” Jan and Paul made us so welcome! Holiday cottage lovely, well decorated/modern and very well equipped. We look forward to visiting again when the baby finally arrives! Thank you Jan for having the maternity unit info ready for us when we
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from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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avg. 13 minutes

from £55 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden
“Amazing Place a true getaway!” Tidelands boathouse is a fantastic location right on the water and the house is beautiful and has everything you could need catered for. Waking up to the sound of the birds and the water was idyllic and having morning co
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from £95 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Preuilly sur Claise holiday apartment rental

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“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
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from £58 / night

£242 - £457 / week

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from £58 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

Holiday boathouse in Metz

Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £58 / night

£329 - £435 / week

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from £58 / night

(17) Excellent 

24

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 £229 / night

£1597 / week

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avg. 1 hour 8 minutes

from £229 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“A perfect 'home' in the Highlands” I've stayed at No 3 The Old Convent a couple of times before so just feel absolutely confident booking it again and again. Felicity and Chris have worked so hard to create such lovely accommodation and are always on
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from £65 / night

£385 - £475 / week

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avg. 1 hour 52 minutes

from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £150 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“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
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from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £200 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £115 / night

£550 - £860 / week

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avg. 2 hours 27 minutes

from £115 / night

(3) Excellent 

73

Home rental in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £198 / night

£1090 - £1990 / week

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from £198 / night

(10) Very Good 

18

Cottage letting in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“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
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from £75 / night

£285 - £418 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect stay to explore Loire region” 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 region in a weeks
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from £72 / night

£413 / week

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avg. 3 hours 42 minutes

from £72 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £334 / night

£1299 / week

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from £334 / night

(9) Excellent 

14

Holiday villa in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

12 30 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £597 / night

£2281 - £3509 / week

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from £597 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(14) Very Good 

24

Houseboat accommodation in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.” From start to finish this turned out to beat many 5 star hotel holidays we had all taken. Firstly the hosts are attentive, lovely and fun. They gave us 2 informed fa
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from £250 / night

£1810 - £2160 / week

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from £250 / night

(28) Excellent 

50

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Words can't even describe!” I am so so glad that we heard about the Far Boathouse. It is honestly one of the most breath taking places we have ever stayed. It's tucked away down a private path that opens up to a lovely secluded spot on the edge of
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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

from £180 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“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
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from £150 / night

£500 - £1290 / week

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avg. 3 hours 3 minutes

from £150 / night

(21) Excellent 

13

Holiday cottage accommodation

Lochgoilhead / Douglas Pier

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“"It's a wee gem"” Had a great week in this lovely warm and well equipped cottage. I can still recall the lovely aromas from the plants that lined the driveway to the cottage. The view from the cottage is stunning and the location for us was perfect. L
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from £74 / night

£379 - £410 / week

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avg. 1 hour 1 minutes

from £74 / night

9

Holiday houseboat in Enkhuizen

North Holland Province / Enkhuizen

5 16 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £439 / night

£3071 / week

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from £439 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location, comfortable cottage” Friendly and helpful hosts and great location. Found some beautiful walks, try the Oich River and Old Military Road. Stunning!! Cottage was warm and comfortable with great wifi, very important to Oz visitors. A g
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from £56 / night

£390 - £700 / week

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from £56 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£700 - £840 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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21

Holiday home in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £367 / night

£1470 - £2835 / week

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from £367 / night

9

Königs Wusterhausen holiday boathouse rental

Brandenburg / Königs Wusterhausen

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £66 / night

£308 / week

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from £66 / night

(16) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

11

Holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent dog friendly property” Very comfortable property located in the centre of the village. Owner visited shortly after we arrived and made us feel very welcome. Small shop in the village for essentials with a larger shop available a short dista
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from £73 / night

£379 - £566 / week

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avg. 1 hour 1 minutes

from £73 / night

(6) Very Good 

22

Holiday gite with shared pool in Preuilly sur Claise

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“Dream stay in Loire Valley” Last April my family and I had an unforgettable stay at le Colvert. Our holidays exceeded our expectations. The place is much more beautiful than the images on the website. It is set in a small village and to me it was th
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from £66 / night

£351 - £606 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Very Good 

9

Holiday townhouse in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £73 / night

£361 - £500 / week

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avg. 1 hour 1 minutes

from £73 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Fort Augustus with shared pool, golf nearby

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“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
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from £90 / night

£462 - £900 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

13

Holiday studio with shared pool in Preuilly sur Claise

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peace& tranquil” 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 have helped us more if they'ed tried
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from £45 / night

£222 - £288 / week

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from £45 / night

(13) Excellent 

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35

Balnain holiday cottage rental

Balnain / Glen Urquhart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect!” First class superbly clean cottage in a wonderful setting - lovely garden for kids which even has a stream at the bottom of it! We were visited by lots of birds at the feeders including a woodpecker. The highlight was the visit from the pine
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from £75 / night

£390 - £615 / week

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avg. 46 minutes

from £75 / night

(9) Very Good 

17

Holiday bungalow letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect” A stunning property on Loch Goil. Beautiful views from every angle of the house. The owner's attention to every detail enabled us to completely relax as soon as we began our vacation at Feaugh Cottage. The estate/cottage is a hidden and pr
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from £86 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £86 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly

from £104 / night

£698 - £808 / week

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avg. 1 hour 35 minutes

from £104 / night

(182) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolute value for money..!!!” 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 thoroughly relaxing cruise
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from £241 / night

£1418 / week

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from £241 / 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 £79 / night

£553 / week

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from £79 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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
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from £90 / night

£540 - £880 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Muiden holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Muiden

3 14 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £198 / night

£1382 / week

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from £198 / night

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