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

Lakes and lochs (893)

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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(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 spa  …see more

from $75 / night

$375 - $475 / week

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from $75 / 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

$432 - $539 / week

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from $97 / 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 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 th  …see more

from $100 / night

$1400 / week

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from $100 / 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 $94 / night

$544 - $657 / week

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from $94 / night

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

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

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from $151 / night

$1057 - $1283 / week

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from $151 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Balnain Vacation cottage rental

Balnain / Glen Urquhart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 $94 / night

$488 - $769 / week

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from $94 / 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 $125 / night

$875 - $1050 / week

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from $125 / night

(13) 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  …see more

from $169 / night

$875 - $1619 / week

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from $169 / 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 $144 / night

$1000 - $1732 / week

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from $144 / 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
  • 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 $125 / night

$625 - $1100 / week

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from $125 / night

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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 h  …see more

from $187 / night

$934 - $1625 / week

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from $187 / 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 $57 / night

$313 - $438 / week

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from $57 / 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 $92 / night

$474 - $513 / week

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from $92 / 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

$482 - $784 / week

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from $69 / 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 $82 / night

$513 - $744 / week

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from $82 / 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 $82 / night

$482 - $619 / week

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from $82 / 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

$447 - $1059 / week

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from $84 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Drumnadrochit Vacation lodge rental

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Guisachan lodge is a 3 bedroom lodge with a living/kitchen area and has a bathroom with a bath/shower combination. 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  …see more

from $73 / night

$314 - $765 / week

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from $73 / 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 $88 / night

$613 / week

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from $88 / 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 $188 / night

$688 - $1125 / week

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from $188 / 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 $107 / night

$875 / week

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from $107 / night

(27) 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

$425 - $619 / week

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from $61 / night

(7) 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 $94 / night

$357 - $523 / week

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from $94 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation barn in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This recently upgraded granary sits in a fifty acre estate on the shores of mystical Loch Ness. A perfect setting for either a restful holiday or an action packed time. Boat trips, bike hire, fishing and bagging Munros, castles and distilleries are all within an easy dr  …see more

from $119 / night

$719 - $844 / week

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from $119 / 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 $150 / night

$750 - $1282 / week

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from $150 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Vacation townhouse in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Ground floor modern townhouse in the heart of Lochgoilhead village. 5 steps to the entrance. An excellent value-for-money option for a single traveller, a couple or two friends looking for a base to explore the area. Steps away from the shores of Loch Goil and the pubs  …see more

from $92 / night

$474 - $625 / week

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from $92 / night

(21) Excellent 

50

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 $282 / night

$1969 / week

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from $282 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

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 $69 / night

$344 - $584 / week

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from $69 / night

(17) 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 $130 / night

$647 / week

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from $130 / 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 $205 / night

$2156 - $2533 / week

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from $205 / night

(11) 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 $215 / night

$322 - $2333 / week

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from $215 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
A unique location off the historic High Street overlooking Kirkcudbright marina and harbour with far reaching views of the Galloway Hills. Sit out on the jetty and watch the yachts or the fishing boats approaching harbour. Or get out the binoculars and spot the cormoran  …see more

from $113 / night

$538 - $1275 / week

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from $113 / 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 $188 / night

$625 - $1648 / week

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from $188 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Bungalow rental in Lochgoilhead with golf nearby

Lochgoilhead / Drimsynie Estate

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 mi
  • Child friendly
WELCOME TO CRANN MHIOR HOLIDAY HOME At the entrance to the popular Drimsynie Holiday Village, this 4 bedroom detached holiday bungalow is in a prime location for a family & friends holiday. Views over the golf course to Loch Goil and the mountains of the Argyll Fore  …see more

from $157 / night

$1000 - $1707 / week

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from $157 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge rental

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Divach lodge is a 3 bedroom lodge with a living/kitchen area and has a bathroom with a bath/shower combination. 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  …see more

from $73 / night

$314 - $765 / week

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from $73 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
The Bothy can be found in a fifty acre estate which nestles against the banks of spectacular and mystical Loch Ness.Tastefully renovated, keeping many original features, this one room cottage or bothy provides a comfortable romantic holiday home for a couple or  …see more

from $113 / night

$688 - $813 / week

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from $113 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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

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from $302 / night

$2226 - $2490 / week

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from $302 / 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 $76 / night

$385 - $642 / week

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from $76 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Sealladh an Loch is a beautifully appointed, purpose-built holiday home on the south shore of Loch Ness - the perfect place to enjoy a holiday with extended family or a group of friends. The peace, tranquility and ambience of the location cannot be described - it ha  …see more

from $459 / night

$1838 - $3544 / week

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from $459 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus Vacation apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This modern and stylish two bedroom apartment is ideal to enjoy the best of The Highland Club historic features while wrapping yourself with luxurious comfort. The master bedroom has a king size bed and an en-suite bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower. There i  …see more

from $152 / night

$650 - $1617 / week

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from $152 / night

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