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

Lakes and lochs (888)

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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Vacation boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Situated in one of the side canals of the Amstel river in the city center, lies this beautiful spacious and recently renovated authentic boat. The living room has a large comfortable couch, large flatscreen tv, gas fireplace and dining area. The modern open plan kitche …see more

from $194 / night

$2152 - $2528 / week

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from $194 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly
The Wee Residence is a bijou little cottage style apartment for two situated on the 'quiet' side of Loch Ness.  With its attractive lounge complete with open fireplace, a modern kitchen/dining room, shower room and double bedroom it offers ideal and spacious accommoda …see more

from $77 / night

$384 - $487 / week

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from $77 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Laboe

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from $182 / night

$1273 / week

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from $182 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Loire Valley / Loches

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from $97 / night

$452 - $538 / week

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from $97 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Private garden
The boathouse is located right on the shore of the Teign estuary, with stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Waterfront patio for outdoor living, private launching for a boat and doorstep access for any kind of water sports make the boathouse a totally …see more

from $122 / night

$640 - $1127 / week

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from $122 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Vacation 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 mi
  • Child friendly
FEATURES 4 bedrooms ● Sleep 8 ● Wi-Fi ● Dog Welcome ● Loch and mountain views WHAT MAKES SHORESIDE SPECIAL Modern and immaculate holiday home in a location central to the village amenities. THE PROPERTY A popular detached holiday home in a landscaped garden within L …see more

from $173 / night

$896 - $1658 / week

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from $173 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
As a former lock keeper's cottage, Bon Accord is ideally located in Fort Augustus with the Caledonian Canal to the front of the property and the River Oich to the rear. The beautiful village of Fort Augustus offers various shops, pubs and eating places, and of course th …see more

from $71 / night

$493 - $803 / week

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from $71 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Gorthleck

Loch Ness / Gorthleck

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Whether you are looking for time on your own, a romantic getaway, a week-end away or a family holiday Samhach is the perfect Holiday Let for you. Samhach has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence for 2015, we are one of the first holiday lets to achiev …see more

from $71 / night

$352 - $598 / week

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from $71 / night

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Vacation 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
Would you like to spend summer on a peaceful lake, in the pristine wilderness of Finland? On a Houseboat you can easily get to great fishing spots, beaches or discover different Finnish villages and towns . You can sunbath on the roof, make food in the kitchen and take …see more

from $334 / night

$1931 - $2899 / week

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from $334 / night

(5) Good 

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Vacation houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Ask about children
Welcome to Alleppey Backwater Kerala in the God's Own Country ! . Our new AC Deluxe houseboat had 1bed/1 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen . We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town. Famed across the world as Venice of the East, Alleppey (Alappuzha) is the mos …see more

from $100 / night

$1400 / week

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from $100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lochgoilhead Vacation home rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
FEATURES 4 bedrooms ● Sleep 9 ● Wi-Fi ● Dog Welcome ● Loch View ● Short breaks all year ● Any day arrival ● Refurbished villa in the shoreside village of Carrick Castle. Perfect for family & friends. WHAT MAKES BEACH HOUSE SPECIAL A spacious holiday home perfect for fa …see more

from $191 / night

$957 - $1664 / week

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from $191 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Whitebridge

Loch Ness / Whitebridge

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
New Brachkashie is a newly renovated cottage decorated and furnished to a very high standard and is warm and cosy throughtout. It sits in approximately 2.5 acres alongside it's sister cottage, Brachkashie (which has 3 bedrooms and is available to rent on this site) with …see more

from $250 / night

$1018 - $1274 / week

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from $250 / night

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Vacation home in Balnain

Drumnadrochit / Balnain

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
SITUATED IN MAGNIFICENT COUNTRYSIDE ON THE HILLSIDE ABOVE LOCH MEIKLIE SLEEPS 2+2 This charming detached stone cottage built in 1890 with original features including wooden beams, nestles in a small hollow, unseen from the nearby lane, and offers total peace and secl …see more

from $39 / night

$267 - $661 / week

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from $39 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus Vacation apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
No.3,The Old Convent is a 1st floor apartment which is situated in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus on the southern tip of Loch Ness, which is virtually the geographical center of the Highlands. A perfect base for exploring the spectacular scenery and amenities …see more

from $84 / night

$493 - $634 / week

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from $84 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Rudyard Vacation boathouse rental

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
On the edge of the Peak District lies Rudyard lake, it's a bit of a secret in a stunning location, see the changing seasons in this woodland and lake setting. A perfect escape from the rigors and demands of modern living, you can slow life down if you appreciate the pea …see more

from $382 / night

$2041 - $7417 / week

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from $382 / 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 $65 / night

$362 - $528 / week

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from $65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation 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
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living …see more

from $148 / night

$1024 - $1773 / week

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from $148 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

4 10 1 night min

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

from $299 / night

$2203 - $2464 / week

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from $299 / night

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Vacation apartment accommodation

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
No.1 The Old Convent is a ground floor apartment which has just been sympathetically renovated to a very high standard but keeping some of the character and adding modern central heating and double glazing! The Old Convent is situated in the picturesque village of Fort …see more

from $103 / night

$506 - $608 / week

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from $103 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Lochgoilhead Vacation bungalow rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
QUICK FACTS 3 bedrooms ● Sleep 6 ● Wi-Fi ● 1 mile to Lochgoilhead village ● No pets please THE PROPERTY Cobbler View is a detached bungalow in a small development approx. 1 mile outside of Lochgoilhead village. Sitting in an elevated position above Loch Goil, the holid …see more

from $132 / night

$576 - $1088 / week

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from $132 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Vacation narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Now taking bookings for 2017. From November 2017 to April 2018 'Gloria' will be available for a 5 month, static, houseboat hire only at our base - our other boat 'Queenie' will still operate as normal. We offer 2 unique, bright, clean and cosy narrowboats for hire and …see more

from $218 / night

$1524 / week

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from $218 / night

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Houseboat accommodation in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
House Boat cruise in Alleppey , the venetian capital of Kerala. Premium House Boats within your budget. Select your boat from our complete fleet Every houseboat comes with its own crew consisting of a driver, and an assistant and a personal cook who dishes out tantaliz …see more

from $124 / night

$862 / week

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from $124 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Loch Awe Vacation caravan/mobile home rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Our 4 berth caravan has a double and twin room with the double having 'en-suite' access to the W.C with shower and wash hand basin. The spacious comfortable lounge area has a gas heater and flatscreen TV/DVD with Sky Freesat, CD player with IPod docking facilities. The …see more

from $62 / night

$346 - $448 / week

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from $62 / night

(120) Excellent 

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Vacation 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
For a relaxing city break with a difference, stay aboard this wonderful houseboat, in the city center of Amsterdam, just off the beaten path but only fifteen minutes walk from Central Station, or five minutes by tram. You will share the boat with your super-relaxed host …see more

from $151 / night

$1022 - $1775 / week

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from $151 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage accommodation

Lochgoilhead / Douglas Pier

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Features 1 bedroom ● Sleep 2 ● Wi-Fi ● 1 dog welcome ● Loch View ● Short breaks all year ● Ideal couples or single traveller retreat one mile from Lochgoilhead village. Good for walking, fishing and touring. The property Bowater Cottage sits at the end of a priva …see more

from $94 / night

$486 - $525 / week

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from $94 / night

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Vacation chalet in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Ancarraig Lodges are located in a tranquil and secluded woodland setting and offers accommodation. Guests also benefit from on-site private parking facilities free of charge, and pets can stay free in selected lodges. The lodges are set within 10 acres of woodland, dir …see more

from $109 / night

$896 / week

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from $109 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus Vacation apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
The Perfect Honeymoon or Romantic Break Destination within Grade A listed Monastery with views of Loch Ness The Boys' Dormitory is a spacious, four-star, one bedroom apartment positioned on the vaulted top floor of the old monastery, with huge arched stone mullioned wi …see more

from $86 / night

$457 - $1085 / week

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from $86 / night

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from $151 / night

$1055 - $1280 / week

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from $151 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Welcome to Jenny’s Bay overlooking Loch Goil Perfect for special occasions, landmark birthdays, anniversaries or for a family looking to enjoy quality time together. This hot tub, loch side holiday home overlooking Loch Goil is a popular choice. QUICK FACTS 4 bedrooms …see more

from $232 / night

$329 - $2389 / week

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from $232 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Whitebridge Vacation cottage rental

Loch Ness / Whitebridge

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Brachkashie Cottage sits on the shores of Loch Knockie in a beautiful setting with amazing views over the Loch. It is a traditional Highland Cottage on the exterior but inside it has been beautifully designed and recently, fully renovated to a very high standard. Ideall …see more

from $320 / night

$1274 - $1536 / week

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from $320 / night

(6) 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
Boat Gina is the perfect boat for anyone who wants to enjoy boating on the River Thames with all the comforts of home. There is nothing quite like the sense of freedom of cruising at your own pace and mooring up when you feel like it, exploring some of England's most pi …see more

from $322 / night

$1594 - $2048 / week

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from $322 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Vacation boathouse in Kumarakom

Kerala / Kumarakom

3 12 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
SAAM's house boats came into being in June 2008. In line with our philosophy in life, that whatever we do we should do it with passion, we have created two beautiful boats in the back waters of Kerala. - the super deluxe luxury boat in the Alleppey back waters. We …see more

from $460 / night

$3220 / week

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from $460 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation 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 mi
  • Child friendly
This luxury apartment is bright, airy and spacious offering a large separate lounge with original sash windows, master bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite, twin mezzanine bedroom with separate dressing area, fully fitted kitchen with marble tops and dining area for si …see more

from $192 / night

$640 - $1688 / week

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from $192 / night

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Alappuzha Vacation boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
A House Boat or (Boat House) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Houseboats in Kerala, south India, are huge, slow-moving barges used for leisure trips.The Price Which is given for 6 Peoples, if you have less Number of peoples we …see more

from $176 / night

$1226 / week

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from $176 / night

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Fort Augustus Vacation home rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
CHARACTER COTTAGE IN THE PICTURESQUE VILLAGE OF FORT AUGUSTUS This listed end-terrace cottage is quietly situated off the main road and within walking distance of the local shops, pubs and restaurants. This well-maintained cottage has been renovated to keep its tradi …see more

from $75 / night

$523 - $936 / week

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from $75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 2 nights min

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

from $89 / night

$506 / week

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from $89 / 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 mi
  • Child friendly
Welcome on board our fully renovated boat & breakfast, 'de Dageraad' (Dutch for 'daybreak'). We offer two luxury, 100% smoke-free rooms, both featuring amenities such as floor heating, en suite bathroom, LCD-television, and free Wifi. In the morning, we serve a home-m …see more

from $278 / night

$1942 / week

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from $278 / 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 mi
  • Child friendly
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar …see more

from $192 / night

$704 - $1152 / week

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from $192 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation 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
This architect designed house is just 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village of Fort Augustus, with a short further walk to the shores of Loch Ness. Oiseval is at the end of a private road that leads directly onto the Great Glen Way, about 5 minutes from the vill …see more

from $128 / night

$896 - $1076 / week

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from $128 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation villa in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

12 30 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
Set between the 35 hectare lake of Chemillé sur Indrois and the medieval church of St Vincent, Pamoja is an 18th century farm that was converted into two luminous and spacious holiday houses. It is close to the chateaux of the Loire, beautiful villages, forests, …see more

from $732 / night

$2797 - $4303 / week

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from $732 / night

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