Lakes and lochs - cottage breaks in Scotland, Wales and the Lake District

Lakes and lochs (323)

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 boathouse rental

British Columbia / Vancouver

3 8 2 nights min stay

Boathouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 2 nights min stay

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from £104 / night

£656 / week

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from £104 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

12 30 Min stay varies

Villa / 12 bedrooms / sleeps 30 / Min stay varies

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from £532 / night

£2579 - £3047 / week

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from £532 / night

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Cottage rental in Loches with golf nearby

Loire Valley / Loches

3 8 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£1205 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Loire Valley / Loches

7 14 Min stay varies

Villa / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £297 / night

£1157 - £1563 / week

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from £297 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

5 10 Min stay varies

Cottage / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £120 / night

£760 - £1135 / week

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from £120 / night

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Villa rental in Lake Vinuela with swimming pool

Lake Vinuela / Los Romanes

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £250 / night

£850 - £2160 / week

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from £250 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 8 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 1 night min stay

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from £242 / night

£1690 - £2800 / week

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from £242 / night

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Meloneras

Gran Canaria / Meloneras

4 8 2 nights min stay

Boathouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 2 nights min stay

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from £754 / night

£4922 / week

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from £754 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Homosassa

Florida / Homosassa

3 4 Min stay varies

Boathouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £104 / night

£414 - £587 / week

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from £104 / night

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Holiday home in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

6 12 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £350 / night

£1400 - £2700 / week

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from £350 / night

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Boathouse rental in Capo Testa

Province of Olbia-Tempio / Capo Testa

2 5 7 nights min stay

Boathouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 7 nights min stay

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from £244 / night

£1706 / week

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from £244 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Bacoli

Province of Naples / Bacoli

2 11 4 nights min stay

Boathouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / 4 nights min stay

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from £78 / night

£543 - £2497 / week

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from £78 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

7 14 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / 2 nights min stay

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from £543 / night

£3024 / week

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from £543 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Cascais

Lisbon District / Cascais

2 4 1 night min stay

Boathouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 1 night min stay

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from £235 / night

£1477 / week

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from £235 / night

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Holiday boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

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from £150 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £150 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

3 7 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£540 - £880 / week

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from £90 / night

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Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

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from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday boathouse rental

Oban / Argyll

3 6 Min stay varies

Boathouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £160 / night

£1100 - £1500 / week

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from £160 / night

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Apartment rental in Fort Augustus with shared pool, golf nearby

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

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from £80 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Calasetta

Isola di Sant Antioco / Calasetta

3 6 Min stay varies

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from £78 / night

£466 - £776 / week

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from £78 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

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from £85 / night

£475 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Tavernier

Key Largo / Tavernier

2 6 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 2 nights min stay

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from £173 / night

£1035 / week

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from £173 / night

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Holiday apartment in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

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from £60 / night

£450 - £980 / week

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from £60 / night

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Boathouse accommodation in Leiden with shared pool

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 Min stay varies

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from £78 / night

£776 - £1396 / week

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from £78 / night

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San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / 2 nights min stay

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from £172 / night

£1203 / week

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from £172 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Hanoi

Vietnam / Hanoi

28 50 1 night min stay

Boathouse / 28 bedrooms / sleeps 50 / 1 night min stay

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from £276 / night

£1932 / week

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from £276 / night

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Holiday boathouse with shared pool in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min stay

Boathouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £311 / night

£2138 / week

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from £311 / night

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Holiday gite rental

Loches / Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

3 7 Min stay varies

Gite / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £157 / night

£1000 - £1411 / week

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from £157 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Cascais

Lisbon District / Cascais

2 4 1 night min stay

Boathouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 1 night min stay

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from £391 / night

£2188 / week

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from £391 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

4 6 3 nights min stay

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

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from £200 / night

£1100 / week

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from £200 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £49 / night

£723 / week

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from £49 / night

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Fort Augustus ski apartment to rent.

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £100 / night

£1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Narrowboat rental in Draveil

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 7 nights min stay

Narrowboat / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £111 / night

£776 / week

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from £111 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£670 / week

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from £90 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Foyers holiday cottage rental

Loch Ness / Foyers

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £71 / night

£360 - £720 / week

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from £71 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Preuilly sur Claise

Loches / Preuilly sur Claise

2 6 Min stay varies

Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £63 / night

£291 - £497 / week

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from £63 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 3 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3 / Min stay varies

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from £70 / night

£650 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski lodge to rent in Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

3 6 Min stay varies

Lodge / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £80 / night

£448 - £854 / week

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from £80 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

Boathouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£380 - £1310 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Messina

Province of Messina / Messina

2 4 3 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £55 / night

£311 / week

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from £55 / night

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Tavernier holiday houseboat rental

Key Largo / Tavernier

2 5 3 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 3 nights min stay

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from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 Min stay varies

Gite / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £65 / night

£274 - £469 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 2 nights min stay

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from £171 / night

£1194 / week

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from £171 / night

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Comabbio holiday boathouse rental

Province of Varese / Comabbio

1 2 1 night min stay

Boathouse / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 1 night min stay

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from £47 / night

£313 - £469 / week

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from £47 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Tavernier

Key Largo / Tavernier

2 6 2 nights min stay

Houseboat / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 2 nights min stay

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from £173 / night

£1035 / week

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from £173 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Balnain holiday cottage rental

Balnain / Glen Urquhart

2 4 Min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £65 / night

£370 - £595 / week

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from £65 / night

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Clearwater holiday houseboat rental

Florida / Clearwater

1 4 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / 1 night min stay

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from £76 / night

£518 - £621 / week

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from £76 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Lake Vinuela holiday villa let

Lake Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 6 7 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £128 / night

£895 / week

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from £128 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lake Vinuela

Lake Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 8 7 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 7 nights min stay

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from £93 / night

£645 - £895 / week

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from £93 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Manaus holiday houseboat rental

Amazon River / Manaus

1 6 1 night min stay

Houseboat / 1 bedroom / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £12 / night

£78 - £464 / week

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from £12 / night

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