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

Lakes and lochs (881)

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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21

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 $143 / night

$992 - $1718 / week

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from $143 / night

(17) Excellent 

77

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 $184 / night

$1288 / week

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from $184 / 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

$350 - $3689 / week

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from $59 / 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 $124 / night

$620 - $1092 / week

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from $124 / 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 $75 / night

$323 - $472 / week

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from $75 / night

(45) 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 mullion  …see more

from $84 / night

$443 - $1051 / week

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from $84 / 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 $62 / night

$434 - $868 / week

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from $62 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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 $200 / night

$2102 - $2470 / week

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from $200 / 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 $81 / night

$447 - $645 / week

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from $81 / 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 $61 / night

$422 - $614 / week

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from $61 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 $124 / night

$868 - $1042 / week

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from $124 / night

(3) Excellent 

73

Home rental in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This 5 bedroom lochside house in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is the perfect place to relax with family and friends. * 5 bedrooms * 4 Star Rated * Stunning loch & mountain views & Tranquil location * Large family room plus additional lounge * De  …see more

from $246 / night

$1315 - $2468 / week

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from $246 / 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 $93 / night

$354 - $519 / week

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from $93 / night

(9) 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 bed  …see more

from $214 / night

$1466 - $2314 / week

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from $214 / night

(14) 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 $93 / night

$540 - $651 / week

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from $93 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Invermoriston Vacation bungalow rental

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
One bedroomed cabin with its own 3 person canadian spa hot tub (available from 11/06/16) located on its own private, fenced patio with BBQ. All set on our peaceful and scenic, family run holiday park by the village amenities of Invermoriston. The cabin has a slope to d  …see more

from $149 / night

$565 - $738 / week

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from $149 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 mi
  • Child friendly
Features 1 bedroom Sleep 2+2 FREE secure WiFi Dog Welcome Loch View The property Feorline Cottage is a popular choice in the village becuase of the partial loch view and it being steps away from The Goil and The Shorehouse Inn. Close to the shores of Loch Goil a  …see more

from $91 / night

$470 - $702 / week

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from $91 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Loire Valley / Loches

2 5 2 nights min

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

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from $96 / night

$424 - $530 / week

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from $96 / night

(1) Good 

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Amsterdam Vacation houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The accommodation makes the perfect choice for a family or a group of friends desiring the chance to enjoy a traditional old houseboat experience. Blending authentic elements with a wooden finish and only basic amenities, the lodging offers a simple space after a busy d  …see more

from $159 / night

$1113 / week

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from $159 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
This houseboat is a unique opportunity to sleep in a original houseboat in Amsterdam. It is spacious, freshly refurbished and beautiful renewed. You will stay in the booming North area (the North area is rated #3 in NYTimes list for GLOBAL hotspots). Although, you are  …see more

from $80 / night

$557 / week

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from $80 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Vacation houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / 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 Premium houseboat had 3 bed/3 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen fully covered glass which PROTECT FROM MOSQUITO AND INSECT in the night. We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town  …see more

from $100 / night

$1400 / week

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from $100 / 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 $329 / night

$1903 - $2857 / week

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from $329 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Loch Awe Vacation log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Kilchurn 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 fantastic view over the water. The cabin is situated in the Loch Aweside Forest Cabin Park with wide-open spaces bet  …see more

from $81 / night

$447 - $633 / week

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from $81 / night

(58) 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 $81 / night

$478 - $614 / week

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from $81 / night

(30) 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 $93 / night

$620 - $868 / week

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from $93 / 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 $128 / night

$636 / week

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from $128 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lochgoilhead with golf nearby

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Greenbank is a charming Grade C listed Victorian house positioned for a superb view over the head of the loch. The large half-acre garden extends west towards the loch and up the hill towards the mountains. This private garden is festooned with mature shrubs and trees a  …see more

from $115 / night

$1030 - $1662 / week

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from $115 / 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 $56 / night

$310 - $434 / week

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from $56 / 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 cour  …see more

from $69 / night

$478 - $778 / week

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from $69 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus Vacation cottage rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Vatersay is one of three former canal worker cottages making up a pretty hamlet of holiday homes at Kytra Lock, a tranquil and secluded waterside spot just outside Fort Augustus on the Caledonian Canal. The cottages boast polished wood floors downstairs and period firep  …see more

from $80 / night

$546 - $992 / week

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from $80 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Features 3 bedrooms ♦ Sleep 6+1 ♦ Wi-Fi ♦ Dog welcome ♦ Modern & contemporary ♦ Close to walks and play park NEW TO THE AREA - FIND OUT MORE There is much to see and do in the area. Visit our website at lochgoilhead holidays .com (We  …see more

from $124 / night

$558 - $903 / week

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from $124 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation 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
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
FEATURES 2 bedrooms ● Sleep 4 ● Wi-Fi ● No pets please ● Loch views ● Sun room ● Short breaks welcome ● A gem of a cottage NEW TO THE AREA - FIND OUT MORE There is much to see and do in the area. Visit our website at lochgoilhead holidays .com (We are no  …see more

from $110 / night

$558 - $968 / week

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from $110 / 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

$631 - $808 / week

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from $59 / 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 $149 / night

$744 - $1426 / week

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from $149 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Loches with golf nearby

Loire Valley / Loches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 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. Easy  …see more

from $104 / night

$899 - $1304 / week

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from $104 / night

(4) 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
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Glen Mor luxury holiday apartment is in the Highland Club, a multi award winning conversion of St Benedicts Abbey, which retains its original features and character. Built in the 18th century on the site of the original Fort, the Abbey was used a Benedictine Monastery a  …see more

from $56 / night

$354 - $775 / week

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from $56 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Fort Augustus with shared pool, golf nearby

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Swimming pool
Old School 11 luxury first-floor holiday apartment at The Highland Club at Loch Ness is probably the best location for couples and family holidays anywhere in the Highlands. Situated on the shores of Loch Ness, the apartment is part of a converted and restored historic  …see more

from $112 / night

$573 - $1054 / week

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from $112 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The village of Drumnadrochit is situated on the west side of the famous Loch Ness with several hotels and pubs, restaurants, shops, Post Office and Bank and home to two Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Centres. Our lodges, to which many guests return time and time again  …see more

from $142 / night

$707 - $1203 / week

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from $142 / night

(16) 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 en  …see more

from $91 / night

$470 - $509 / week

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from $91 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 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 $248 / night

$930 - $1860 / week

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from $248 / night