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

Lakes and lochs (879)

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 houseboat in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
( The taste of Home, where we treat you like Family)  …see more

from $11 / night

$75 / week

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from $11 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

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 $68 / night

$336 - $570 / week

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from $68 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus Vacation apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 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 $80 / night

$470 - $604 / week

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from $80 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
No.4 is a first floor apartment that has just been lovingly renovated to a very high standard, built originally as a church in 1842, converted to a convent in 1891 and now four apartments. The Convent is close to the main road with the convent woods to the rear, peacefu  …see more

from $92 / night

$531 - $641 / week

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from $92 / night

(32) 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
  • 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

$732 - $1098 / week

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from $122 / night

(4) 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 $141 / night

$976 - $1690 / week

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from $141 / night

(52) 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 spa  …see more

from $74 / night

$318 - $464 / week

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from $74 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Vacation houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A lovely old cargo ship in the nautic centre of Amsterdam port. Nearby the old city with a beautiful view on the famous canals. The National Maritime Museum and the Mill of Brewery 't IJ in sight. The Artis Zoo, the Nieuwmarkt area with its charming cafés, b  …see more

from $188 / night

$1311 / week

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from $188 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Balnain Vacation cottage rental

Balnain / Glen Urquhart

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Sorry we do not allow pets at the cottage. The cottage is a 2 bedroom (sleeps 4) detatched luxury cottage catering for all your needs. All furnishings, fittings and decoration are of a very high quality. We have double and twin bedrooms both have very comfortable b  …see more

from $92 / night

$476 - $751 / week

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from $92 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

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

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from $97 / night

$600 / week

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from $97 / 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 $196 / night

$610 - $1639 / week

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from $196 / night

(3) Excellent 

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San Diego Vacation houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Sleep on the water! Enjoy this unique opportunity to stay at Pelican Place - a floating home on this beautiful bay. Enjoy this 84 sq meters floating 2-story home. House sleeps 4 adults or 2 adults with up to 3 children works well too. House details: On the bottom f  …see more

from $249 / night

$1743 / week

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from $249 / night

(2) 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 2 mi
  • Child friendly
The Bolt-Hole in Foyers, is a quaint 1 bedroom ground floor linked cottage, which is part of a traditional terrace, over 100 years old, around the village green within the picturesque village of Foyers, Loch Ness. The cottage is equipped with a gas combi boiler central  …see more

from $80 / night

$556 / week

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from $80 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Invermoriston Vacation apartment rental

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
Lann Dearg Studio’s is a purpose built detached property, rated excellent on Tripadvisor, consisting of 3 separate studio apartments, all with their own private entrance and individually controlled central heating, situated next to the proprietor’s home on t  …see more

from $61 / night

$385 - $617 / week

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from $61 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Vacation houseboat with shared pool in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This was a truly unique experience to stay on a houseboat. I grew up in Amsterdam but never had the opportunity to stay or even visit a houseboat. I stayed here for 10 days at the end of April and was very fortunate to be blessed with great weather. My stay was excellen  …see more

from $193 / night

$1499 - $2248 / week

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from $193 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation 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 mi
  • Child friendly
Old Lock-keeper's Cottage is a beautiful semi-detached cottage sitting next to the Caledonian Canal in Fort Augustus, in the Highlands of Scotland. It enjoys a commanding view down the flight of locks and across Loch Ness beyond. The cottage is centrally located in  …see more

from $61 / night

$427 - $854 / week

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from $61 / 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 facili  …see more

from $55 / night

$305 - $427 / week

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from $55 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Loire Valley / Loches

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from $75 / night

$383 - $637 / week

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from $75 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Loire Valley / Loches

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from $65 / night

$289 - $418 / week

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from $65 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Please note that the nightly rate shown is for the first two nights only. Each additional night is just £32. Please ask for a quote if your stay is between 3 nights and 6 nights as TripAdvisor systems don't cope well with our pricing policy. Riverview is a g  …see more

from $92 / night

$348 - $510 / week

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from $92 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation houseboat in Mallacoota

Gippsland / Mallacoota

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Mallacoota wilderness houseboats offers customers a unique experience on Mallacoota Inlet. Wake up on the water at one of many Parks Victoria jetties located at varios locations around the lake. Listen to the Koalas at night and witness the beauty of far east Gippsland  …see more

from $196 / night

$942 - $1733 / week

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from $196 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Namur Province / Walcourt

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

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from $81 / night

$562 / week

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from $81 / night

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Vacation lodge with golf nearby in Braefield

Loch Ness / Braefield

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
<p></p><p></p><p>Luxury 19th century holiday lodge rurally located in an area of outstanding natural beauty yet within easy distance of Inverness. Five star accommodation sleeping up to 12, with reception rooms, bedrooms and bathroo  …see more

from $218 / night

$1525 - $3355 / week

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from $218 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse in Lofoten Islands

Nordland / Lofoten Islands

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
A big fishermen cabin just by the sea. Nice view to the harbour. Close to good fishing grounds, hiking terrain and beaches. Experience the midnight sun in summer or the aurora borealis in winter. Join the famous cod fishing season in march/april. There are two apartment  …see more

from $59 / night

$354 - $3725 / week

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from $59 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Chateau rental in Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain with golf nearby

Loches / Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
This Holiday Château is available for hire for groups and parties. Close to all the grand Chateaux and Loire valley vine yards. This castle for hire is traditional in many ways, take your choice how you would like to relax. A charming château that offers eve  …see more

from $586 / night

$4270 - $5490 / week

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from $586 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
All the character of a spacious historic boathouse with private mooring. And inside, a luxury fully equipped apartment, with incredible waterfront view and ample room for two guests. Situated on the water's edge of Ullswater, Far Boathouse is secluded  …see more

from $220 / night

$1538 / week

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from $220 / 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

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from $97 / night

$429 - $536 / week

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from $97 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
Lann Dearg Studio’s is a purpose built detached property, rated excellent on Tripadvisor, consisting of 3 separate studio apartments, all with their own private entrance and individually controlled central heating, situated next to the proprietor’s home on t  …see more

from $80 / night

$501 - $726 / week

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from $80 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats  …see more

from $147 / night

$732 - $1342 / week

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from $147 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about pets
If you're looking for a wonderful break in the beautiful Scottish Highlands then Crossroads Cottage by Loch Ness is simply bathing in high quality detail from the moment you step through the front door. This stunning cottage will offer you a “Highland hideaw  …see more

from $60 / night

$415 - $604 / week

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from $60 / night

(10) 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)  …see more

from $238 / night

$970 - $1214 / week

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from $238 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Loches Vacation cottage rental

Loire Valley / Loches

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Situated 15 kms from the medieval town of Loches( open market days on Sat/Wed mornings), 500 meters from the castle of Bridoré, 4 kms from the 9 hole "Verneuil" Golf course. Property overlooks the country and the medieval Fortress of Bridoré. Ea  …see more

from $59 / night

$712 - $907 / week

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from $59 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Vacation houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Annie's Boat is suitable for 2 people and maximum 2 children.Children up to 12 years stay for free. For children up to the age of 3 years there is a cot present. For children from 3 up to 12 years is a thick luxury air mattress (2x 1pers. mattress) of very good  …see more

from $129 / night

$643 / week

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from $129 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A unique self catering family holiday hideaway on the world famous Antrim coast road, overlooking a secluded beach and slipway, boasting a very spacious open plan family bedroom ideal for family of 5 a cot or extra comfortable bed can be supplied on request A perfec  …see more

from $129 / night

$487 - $670 / week

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from $129 / 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 $104 / night

$854 / week

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from $104 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Foyers Vacation cottage rental

Loch Ness / Foyers

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 mi
  • Child friendly
Monty's is a 2 bedroom cottage in the pretty village of Foyers, situated on the shore of the famous Loch Ness. A stunning waterfall attraction, known as the "Falls of Foyers", is only a few minutes' walk away from the cottage. Monty's is finishe  …see more

from $92 / night

$610 - $854 / week

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from $92 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 48 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Individually sited holiday lodges personally owned and managed by resident owners, on over 70 acres of Birch studded woodland overlooking Loch Ness.3 bedrooms, some with ensuite facilities, bathroom, separate toilet/shower room fully equipped kitchen and lounge.  …see more

from $82 / night

$568 - $909 / week

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from $82 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Plodda lodge is a 3 bedroom lodge with a living/kitchen area and a walk-in shower. The lodge is well equipped incl. tv, dvd, washing machine, microwave & fridge and there is free WiFi available. Next to the lodge is parking space for 2 cars. The lodge is also ve  …see more

from $71 / night

$307 - $747 / week

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from $71 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Glenmoriston

Loch Ness / Glenmoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
Renovated cottage located in a peaceful location on large hill farm close to the River Doe in Upper Glenmoriston. The property is ideally situated for hill walkers with a number of munros located within a 30 minute journey by car. The farm also has miles of tracks for  …see more

from $68 / night

$427 / week

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from $68 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Loch Awe Vacation log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Fyne is a delightful log cabin with a real log fire and a relaxing wooden hot tub (optional), situated on the western shore of Loch Awe with a truly marvellous view over the water. Accommodation consists of an open plan lounge/kitchen area, shower room/toilet, two bedr  …see more

from $68 / night

$365 - $635 / week

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from $68 / night