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.
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
We stayed at Tidelands for a short break, Liz was there to meet us when we arrived and showed us around the accommodation. The boathouse was excellent, very clean and with all the little extras that s… More
“Tidelands Boathouse meets all expectations and more!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
The Boathouse is situated in the most beautiful location. I was looking to escape the "Rat Race" and this was the ideal location. The tranquility allowed me to unwind and relax completely. I would hig… More
“The perfect location for sailing”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location.
Apartment "brand new" with air conditioned, TV, internet, private parking, one bathroom with washing machine, phone, jacuzzi, 1 bedroom with wedding bed and private bathroom with shower, 1 small room with double sofa bed, 1 living room and kitchen together (1 sofa bed f …see more
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
If you want to relax away from the crowds in unspoilt nature just come here...cottage has everything on offer, walks outside of door, wildlife to watch close by and amazing waterfall 5 mins away.. Pla… More
Beautiful villa at Lake Como, Italy, overlooking Lake Mezzola and the snowy mountain tips of the prealps.Villa Rustica is a beautiful Italian farmhouse, nestled in the trees above Lake Mezzola on the northern tip of Lake Como. With breathtaking views across the …see more
We were 2 families - 5 people each- to rent the house. The house easily sleeps 10. We liked the location, the lake view, the personal access to the lake (the water is a bit cold dough), the nice garde… More
Hi, thank you for the review and we are so glad that you had a good time. We have now added a large covered outdoor eating area on the terrace with a table that will easily seat 12. Photos are on the website. All the best.
Reviewed 23 Oct 2015
What a place! I promise you will struggle to get a property or even surrounding area that comes anywhere close to the secluded and beautiful Villa Rustica. We arrived at the foot of the mountain after… More
Wow. So happy that you love it as much as we do. Can't wait to welcome you back. Suzanna.
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
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
Highly recommend this cabin. We were fortunate enough to be able to book at short notice for a nights stay.
Reuben was very quick to reply to emails answering any query I had and gave us full directi… More
Thanks! I'm glad the cabin was up to your standards. I'm continuously making improvements, and I hope, like many other guests have done, you enjoy it a second (third!) time round soon. Cheers, Reuben.
Reviewed 3 Dec 2012
My husband, son, dog and I enjoyed a fabulous short stay at Kilchurn in November. If you are looking for a 'get away from it all' this is the place to stay. The cabin is situated overlooking the loch … More
Hi there, thanks for taking the time to write us a review and I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. The cabin isn't brand new, but it certainly adds to its rural charm, and has the best location out of all of them :) Having said that, I'm continuing to make improvements to make cabin-life even more comfortable. I hope you come back soon. Reuben.
Cascinale d’epoca ristrutturato a ridosso dell’Alzaia Naviglio Grande con un suggestivo ponte in pietra del 1500.
150 mq su due livelli, open space e cucina separata, 2 bagni.
Adatto per chi vuole evadere dal caos e dalla routine e per chi deve recarsi quotidianamen …see more
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 hideaway” ide …see more
Crossroads Cottage was everything we could have hoped for.
Immaculate conditions within the cottage and an ideal base from which to explore the stunning surrounding area.
This cottage was within bot… More
We are delighted with your review and it is great to know that we have done it right. Thank you for taking the time to comment which will help potential future guests make up their mind. Hope to welcome you to Crossroads in the future!
“Relaxing break in a cosy cottage”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
We are just back from a week in the cottage. We haven't slept so well for ages, a really comfy king size bed in a peaceful wee cottage. The cottage has everything you need, including towels and kitc… More
Reviewed 7 Sep 2016
Return visit and thoroughly enjoyed our stay yet again. Central in the Highlands so managed to visit a lot of lovely places.
Slept like a baby every night.… More
Boasting breathtaking views across the Central Lake from its setting in Acquaseria San Siro, 50 Summers is a brand new, contemporary apartment, finished to a very high standard with accommodation for up to 8 guests.
Featuring three beautifully fitted double bedrooms, …see more
“It felt as if we were headed to the fantastical beauty of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter books!”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2016
The property we stayed at in San Siro, in the Lake Como area was one of the highlights of our wonderful stay in Italy! Lake Como is so beautiful, and we were delighted with our accommodations, not t… More
Thank you so much for your review! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at 50 Summers. I hope the rest of your trip was a success.
Gorgeous Romantic Apartment inside a magnificient historical very well maintained 18th century building with modern comforts, in the best area of Milan, right in the heart of the city.
It is ideally located for easy access to all of the many tourist attractions in Mila …see more
Nous sommes partis avec des enfants en bas âge à Milan. Cette location est très bien située pour découvrir la ville. Le quartier est calme.
La cour de l'immeuble est charmante.
Le propriétaire… More
Reviewed 16 Mar 2014
Appartement refait à neuf avec tout le confort. Calme, bien situé par rapport au centre. Propriétaire très sympathique, très serviable et donnant de bonnes adresses.… More
“The perfect accommodation for a break in Milan”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2015
This apartment was the perfect accommodation for our short break in Milan. It was nice, cosy, modern and clean, and it had all the things that you possibly need. It even had coffee and a coffee machin… More
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. Fam …see more
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 the Great …see more
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead
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4 bedrooms ● Sleep 8 ● Hot Tub, BBQ ● Patio with loch view ● Wi-Fi ● Dog Welcome ● Short breaks all year ● Any day arrival ● On the shores of Loch Goil ● Perfect for family & friends.
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This apartment is one of our 5 self.-catering apartments in the very heart of town. The family unit can sleep a max.of 6 people. Perfect for a small family or group of friends that need a relaxing getaway. Facilities are within easy reach. Laundromat, mini market and …see more
Great apartment located in the middle of Bellagio - a short walk up the hill from the ferry. We stayed here for a week and found it to be perfect for our family. Everything we needed was here and we … More
“Highly recommended for location, comfort, price”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2011
My wife and I are senior citizens. We traveled from Boston (USA) to Italy for our annual visit with our son, his wife and our two teenage grandchildren. He is career military, and has been statione… More
Thank you for this great review. It was a pleasure to meet you all. I am new at this but love meeting new people and am happy to welcome them into our apartments as friends. ''Hello stanger -Goodbye friend ''is how I want people to feel.
Tomich Holidays - family & pet friendly self-catering holiday Cottages or Woodland Lodges, in spectacular Highland scenery overlooking Glen Affric and close to Loch Ness, with heated, indoor swimming pool: •Courtyard Cottages (2 bedrooms, some en-suite, …see more
Pet friendly, very clean and gorgeous location,ti have to travel a lot but the views are well worth it, very highly recommended … More
“Georgeously Peaceful setting”
Reviewed 10 Nov 2016
I absolutely loved this place. The setting is somewhat remote and would not
suit people who prefer busier places.
The lodge itself was brilliant value for money.
I did enjoy this holiday and would… More
“Peaceful & Tranquil”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2015
We were welcomed as we arrived in a warm and friendly way and were able to ask any questions about the area and property. The Woodland Lodge was very comfortable and plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 … More
Thank you for your lovely review and we will try very hard on the weather front for your next visit. Best wishes Gina
Quiet and peaceful apartment in a privately owned complex of only 10 units, a few minutes walking from the historic medieval center of Lazise and the lake. Our apartment has easy access to all amenities , including the local market for bargain hunting, and many exce …see more
“Excellent accomodation in a stunning location. I've already recommended it to friends.”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
The accomodation and the pool area were absolutely superb. It was well equipped and everything was spotlessly clean and it felt like a home from home rather than a hotel room or rental apartment.
“Beautiful pool made our trip!”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2012
Excellent apartment just far enough away from the town, which was really busy in August. Weather was incredibly hot, so to have access to the pool at all times was just what we needed. Lazise is a r… More
“Very nice flat, good location and a very friendly and amenable landlady”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2011
The flat is located outside the town centre of Lazise, which is within walking distance or a very short drive away. The town inside the city walls is lovely, beautifully situated on the lake. Lazise i… More
Many thanks for your nice review. I hope to see you again.
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
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 u… More
“First Class Holiday”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
Stayed for 1 week during Easter holidays. The Abbey is a wonderful place and has been thoughtfully restored. Pool opened towards the end of our stay and offers swimming, steam room and sauna and n… More
“Luxury at an affordable price”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
i have never been to this area of Scotland before so to be placed right by the side of the most famous Loch was areal good start and bonus. The appartment was of a very high standard, both inside and … More
In Varenna, a pictoresque village on the shore of the lake of Como, the holiday home “Ca' Livia” is waiting for you giving a friendly welcome.
Immersed in a luxuriant garden, it is located at the lakeside: 300 m far from the pier of ferries, 250 m far from the centr …see more
This friendly houseboat is a complete floating apartment. There is a lounge room, open-plan kitchen, separate bedroom with double bed, and bathroom with full-length bath and shower. Perfect for 2 people, with a sofa bed for 2 more guests.Situated on the beautifu …see more
We had a lovely stay on the Oasis Houseboat as a family of three adults. It was far enough away from the main hub but still easily accessible to a grocery store. The sunset over the canal and other … More
“A perfect stay in the heart of Amsterdam”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
We (4 people all around 30 years old) stayed in this lovely houseboat for 2 nights to celebrate a special new year’s eve.
And we enjoyed our stay from the first second. The Owner of the boat is gen… More
Villa le Terrazze Fiorite has a living space of 200 m2 with luxury design furniture, surrounded by gardens of 800m2 with private swimming pool. The panoramic position on the hills that rise around the lake makes it a strategic spot to easily reach all the attractions of …see more
“Lovely house, very well equipped and ideally situated for exploring the area”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
We had a lovely 10 days at the Villa le Terrazze Fiorite. The pool was a hit with our youngest and was very clean and well maintained. Diego was very helpful, guiding us to the house and making sure… More
I am glad that you enjoyed your Holiday at Villa le Terrazze Fiorite; I am looking forward to seeing you again. Diego
Reviewed 3 Jul 2016
A wonderful holiday due to the amazing villa. Extremely well equipped for a very homely stay. We enjoyed the outside space most of all. The garden was beautiful with lots of shade, pool was amazing an… More
Thank you very much for your nice comments; I am glad that you enjoyed your Holiday, I hope to see you again in the future.
“Home from home in Italy!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2015
The service and support received from the very outset by Diego was fantastic. He made the whole family feel very welcome and explained the property in detail. Nothing was too much trouble and it was g… More
I am glad that you enjoyed your Holiday at Lake Garda; I hope to see you again in the future.
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
CHECK WITH US FOR LAST MINUTE DEALSPlanning your visit to EXPO 2015, this is an ideal location, close to public transport, or we can organise transport to and from the event.We've called it VILLA PANORAMICA for a reason!!Located on the top floor of …see more
“Lovely apartment, fantastic views - would without doubt return!”
Reviewed 30 Sep 2012
Myself, my husband and 2 year old daughter stayed at this lovely apartment for 4 nights. The apartments decor was lovely and most of all it was spotlessly clean! The views from the balcony were breat… More
Reviewed 28 May 2012
You always hope for something special for your honeymoon and at Villa Panoramica that’s what we got! The accommodation was wonderful - well presented with all the facilities you need. It’s in a lo… More