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Lakes and lochs (293)

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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(33) 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
“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.
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from £95 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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avg. 2 hours 56 minutes

from £95 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“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 .
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from £135 / night

£700 - £1295 / week

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avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

from £135 / night

(54) 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
“Fantastic week” 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 full of goodies was a lovely persona
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from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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avg. 29 minutes

from £55 / 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 £261 / night

£1509 - £2265 / week

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from £261 / night

(59) Excellent 

21

Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“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
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from £65 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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avg. 1 hour 10 minutes

from £65 / night

(6) Excellent 

49

Rudyard holiday boathouse rental

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £298 / night

£1594 - £5794 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £298 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£283 - £412 / week

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from £51 / night

(2) Very Good 

25

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 £234 / night

£1721 - £1925 / week

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from £234 / night

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly

from £80 / night

£395 - £475 / week

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avg. 1 hour 10 minutes

from £80 / 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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avg. 3 hours 27 minutes

from £115 / night

(17) Excellent 

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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
“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!
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from £73 / night

£379 - £410 / week

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avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

from £73 / night

(6) Excellent 

13

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

(19) 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 - £1318 / week

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avg. 3 hours 8 minutes

from £150 / night

(7) Excellent 

21

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £69 / night

£395 / week

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avg. 3 hours 42 minutes

from £69 / 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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avg. 1 hour 15 minutes

from £217 / 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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(7) 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

(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 £572 / night

£2185 - £3362 / week

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from £572 / night

(12) Excellent 

35

Balnain holiday cottage rental

Balnain / Glen Urquhart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£390 - £615 / week

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avg. 20 minutes

from £75 / night

(8) Very Good 

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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

(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

(13) Excellent 

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

from £367 / night

£1470 - £2835 / week

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from £367 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Holiday villa rental

Loire Valley / Loches

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £320 / night

£1244 - £1748 / week

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from £320 / night

(5) Excellent 

43

San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £195 / night

£1362 / week

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avg. 45 minutes

from £195 / night

(29) Very Good 

16

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 £99 / night

£663 - £768 / week

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avg. 1 hour 19 minutes

from £99 / 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 £64 / night

£337 - £580 / week

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from £64 / night

(4) Excellent 

17

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 £55 / night

£232 - £437 / week

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from £55 / night

(32) Excellent 

22

Foyers holiday cottage rental

Loch Ness / Foyers

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent” Very good well equipped too Would recommend that the heating to be on, As it took ages for cottage to heat up But everything else was excellent Would go again
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from £75 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 33 minutes

from £75 / night

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Loire Valley / Loches

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km

from £51 / night

£389 - £453 / week

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avg. 3 hours 43 minutes

from £51 / night

(5) Excellent 

34

Boathouse rental in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £72 / night

£501 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Holiday houseboat in Mallacoota

Gippsland / Mallacoota

2 5 3 nights min

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

from £153 / night

£736 - £1000 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £153 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Armadale Cottage” Had a fab weekend stay. Accommodation was lovely and was like a home from home. The views were stunning. Would defo return and recommend to family and friends.
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from £88 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

from £88 / 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

from £115 / night

£550 - £855 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £115 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“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
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from £90 / night

£430 - £1020 / week

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avg. 3 hours 37 minutes

from £90 / night

(28) Excellent 

18

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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from £200 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Muiden holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Muiden

3 14 1 night min

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

from £188 / night

£1313 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

from £188 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Great Stay” We had a wonderful time staying on this beautiful boat, the owners where very helpful without being intrusive. The boat had everything you needed for a self catering break, the bed rooms and bathrooms both matched our expectations based o
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from £236 / night

£1648 / week

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avg. 3 hours 39 minutes

from £236 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Tighnabruaich

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £49 / night

£270 - £366 / week

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avg. 2 hours 39 minutes

from £49 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Loches holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £47 / night

£500 - £641 / week

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avg. 2 hours 41 minutes

from £47 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min

from £65 / night

£410 - £595 / week

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avg. 2 hours 13 minutes

from £65 / night

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