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.
“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
“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
Me and my partner stayed here for a week and i must say how fantastic it was the apartment was very well equipped with everything you need,Jan and paul are very friendly and helpful people, The pack f… More
Hi Alison and Dan. Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you both stay and would be lovely to welcome you back. We are glad you enjoyed the eggs and had a lovely holiday. Thank you again.
Jan and Paul.
“The greatest holiday let we've ever been in!”
Reviewed 5 May 2014
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 ar… More
Reviewed 1 Feb 2017
We had an excellent holiday, and Jan and Paul were great hosts, every little detail was attended to and they were very helpful. The apartment was great and we loved it!
Thank you!… More
Hello. Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was lovely having you both and we are glad you had a fantastic time. We hope to see you again.
Jan and Paul
“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
“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!
“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
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.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
4 6 7 nights min
7 nights min
“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
Absolutely perfect setting, quiet and serene. great walks all around and of course the walk to the spectacular falls of foyers is not to be missed. the cottage is beautiful, cosy with everything you c… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
4 8 Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.01 km
“Fab family holiday” Beautiful cottage at edge of Lochgoilhead. My hubby , myself , our two sons and two grannies in tow . Tons of room for having your own space ( very important with two teenagers ) wifi , again very important with two teenagers lol .
Went with 7 others to Loch Goilhead for a friends wedding and spent three nights in the great Shoreside Cottage.
Was modern, spacious, clean and situated right on Loch Goil so had amazing loch views … More
“Perfect place to see with beautiful view”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2012
We stayed at Shoreside Cottage in October and were delighted with the cottage. We stayed with three adults and three children and it was perfect accommodation with everything you can need. The views… More
“Fantastic place to visit and stay”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2012
I traveled with my wife, 3 young children and my brother's family with two children to Lochgoilhead. The Shoreside cottage is perfect place for large family to stay. The property is well maintained w… More
“Just what I needed.” The cottage was amazing, spotlessly clean, warm when I arrived and very inviting in general. It had everything that was needed. This was my first visit, but not my last. I feel recharged!
Hallo Sylvia und Theo, ihr habt ein tolles Boot,
die Zimmer sind ausgezeichnet und der Service war absolut top . Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt ! Amsterdam ist eine tolle Stadt !
Gruss Evi un… More
Vielen Dank für die liebe Worte und hehrlich zu hören das es euch gefallen hat bei uns. Ihr wart sehr liebe Gäste und es war ein Vergnügen euch zu haben. Seit immer herzlich willkommen bei uns an Bord!
Viele liebe Grüße von Sylvia und Theo.
Montys was the perfect hideaway for our break in the Highlands.
Inside the cottage was immaculate with everything you could possibly need and more.
We found it to be very well for exploring the area… More
Reviewed 12 Sep 2016
A small lovely cottage in the Loch Ness region.
charming decoration of this cottage, making you feel almost home.
sweet attention of the owners upon arrival, with delicious shortbreads and whisky to… More
“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
“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
“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
“An oasis of peace and calm in understated luxury in an unrivaled location - perfect in every way.”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2017
Ullswater has got to be the loveliest of the lakes and turning off the main road to the private drive through woodland and an open field was an escape in itself. Then to find Far Boathouse right on th… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It is a beautiful time of year and although the weather was not perfect, the views are always stunning and there is a special peace and tranquility at the Boathouse. It is indeed the perfect escape and yet close enough to various hotels and restaurants. I do hope you will return in the near future
Reviewed 1 Apr 2017
The boathouse really is unique and special! Myself and my partner spent three nights in the boathouse which really was the best trip we have been on. The view from the windows are breathtaking. The bi… More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay at the Ullswater Far Boathouse. I am so pleased you had a fantastic time and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity at this special place. I am delighted that you took away some special memories and welcome you back again maybe to capture the beauty in a different season. The Boathouse seems to capture the beauty and magic of each season
Reviewed 25 Mar 2017
The boat house was stunning in every way, the location and the boathouse itself.
When we walked in the house it was wow factor the attention to detail in everything was amazing if I could I would hav… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review and I am so pleased that you had a lovely time celebrating your ruby wedding. Although the weather may not have been perfect I am sure you still had some fantastic views and made the most of the peace and tranquility of The Far Boathouse. I hope you took away some special memories and hope you will return.
“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
“Looking for a fabulous house, fantastic location and beautiful views? Stop searching you have reached your destination!”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
I cannot speak highly enough of this house and location, I have returned here twice a year for the past few years and only wish it could be more often! The house is beautifully presented and modern. … More
Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you get so much enjoyment from staying at Crann Mhor and you obviously enjoy all the delights that this part of Scotland has to offer as well as the hot tub !
“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
“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
“Friendly, welcoming, stunning scenery and smiley faces” I would strongly recommend La Comier to anyone. We stayed in one of the studio apartments, clean, very comfortable with everything that you could want. La Comier itself is a tranquil and beauti
We had a great stay and would love to go back. The gite was clean and perfectly suited to our needs, 2 adults and a toddler. The swimming pool was great and the owners Mike and Kath were the perfect… More