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

Lakes and lochs (901)

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 Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

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

from $100 / night

$1400 / week

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from $100 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from $78 / night

$390 - $494 / week

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from $78 / night

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Laboe Vacation houseboat rental

Schleswig-Holstein / Laboe

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Welcome aboard houseboat, you can rent all year. "Holiday in the first row" is our motto! This houseboat which we rent in the sales order, you spend every day of your holiday directly on the water, with a magnificent view of the Kiel Fjord. Here you taste the salty sea …see more

from $190 / night

$1326 / week

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from $190 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Old barn of the 19th century restored house is in the heart of Touraine countryside quiet. Ideally located for visiting the most beautiful sites of the Loire (castles, caves, Beauval Zoo ...) or simply to rest and recharge. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings and can be hea …see more

from $101 / night

$471 - $561 / week

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from $101 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Boat Gina is the perfect boat for anyone who wants to enjoy boating on the River Thames with all the comforts of home. There is nothing quite like the sense of freedom of cruising at your own pace and mooring up when you feel like it, exploring some of England's most pi …see more

from $327 / night

$1619 - $2080 / week

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from $327 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Charming town house in stone newly restored tufa, 200 m from the dungeon of Loches and 5 minutes walk from the city center (shops), ideal for a family of 4 to spend a relaxing holiday or tourist from castles Loire (Loches, 20 min Chenonceau, Amboise 30 min, 45 min Azay …see more

from $68 / night

$370 - $538 / week

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from $68 / 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 $150 / night

$1040 - $1801 / week

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from $150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lochgoilhead Vacation home rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 9 Min stay varies

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

from $194 / night

$972 - $1690 / week

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from $194 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Gorthleck

Loch Ness / Gorthleck

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from $72 / night

$358 - $608 / week

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from $72 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Ancarraig self catering Lodges are set within 90 acres of secluded private woodland, directly on the Great Glen Way in the hills high above and overlooking Loch Ness, yet only 3 miles from the popular village of Drumnadrochit. Our 12 Scandinavian style lodges provide c …see more

from $111 / night

$715 - $897 / week

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from $111 / night

(9) 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 genuine High …see more

from $98 / night

$371 - $544 / week

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from $98 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This architect designed house is just 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village of Fort Augustus, with a short further walk to the shores of Loch Ness. Oiseval is at the end of a private road that leads directly onto the Great Glen Way, about 5 minutes from the vill …see more

from $130 / night

$910 - $1092 / week

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from $130 / night

(62) 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 $85 / night

$501 - $618 / week

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from $85 / night

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Vacation apartment accommodation

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from $85 / night

$501 - $618 / week

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from $85 / night

(43) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Foyers Vacation cottage rental

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Welcome to our small, pretty and quirky detached self-catering cottage with private garden. Dogs are welcomed and free. It is situated in a beautiful rural location by Loch Ness and the Falls of Foyers. Ideal for walking locally (long walks start from the door) or pe …see more

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from $78 / night

$494 - $546 / week

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from $78 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus Vacation apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from $88 / night

$465 - $1102 / week

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from $88 / night

(23) 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, bohemien rest …see more

from $197 / night

$1373 / week

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from $197 / 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 $85 / night

$507 - $663 / week

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from $85 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Chessy

Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Close to Disneyland, studio in boat Marboré in Lagny sur Marne. A room of 20 m² with bathroom, toilet and kitchen. Entrance by cockpit. Terrace. 4 persons: 2 adults (double bed), 1 child (mattress 200 x 80 cm) + bed folding baby (120 x 60 cm). Living on a boat is a …see more

from $68 / night

$377 - $550 / week

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from $68 / night

(37) 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 $124 / night

$650 - $1144 / week

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from $124 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Vacation bungalow rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This detached holiday cottage is set in its own grounds with views over Loch Goil in the Argyll Forest Park, Scotland. The sea loch is surrounded by mountains, woodlands and streams, has an abundance of water sports available and there are marked lochside and forest wal …see more

from $112 / night

$780 - $1170 / week

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from $112 / night

(7) 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 $180 / night

$2242 - $2634 / week

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from $180 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 mi
  • Child friendly
FEATURES 4 bedrooms ● Sleep 8 ● Wi-Fi ● Dog Welcome ● Loch and mountain views WHAT MAKES SHORESIDE SPECIAL Modern and immaculate holiday home in a location central to the village amenities. THE PROPERTY A popular detached holiday home in a landscaped garden within L …see more

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from $176 / night

$910 - $1684 / week

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from $176 / 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 not allowed to a …see more

from $115 / night

$585 - $1014 / week

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from $115 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage accommodation

Lochgoilhead / Douglas Pier

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from $97 / night

$493 - $533 / week

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from $97 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Child friendly
Welcome on board our fully renovated boat & breakfast, 'de Dageraad' (Dutch for 'daybreak'). We offer two luxury, 100% smoke-free rooms, both featuring amenities such as floor heating, en suite bathroom, LCD-television, and free Wifi. In the morning, we serve a home-m …see more

from $292 / night

$2040 / week

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from $292 / 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 $62 / night

$370 - $3900 / week

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from $62 / night

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Vacation houseboat in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 46 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 46
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Housed in a traditional wooden boat, Halong Paloma Cruise offers luxurious cabins with stunning views of the well-known Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a New World Wonder 2011. It has a rooftop sun terrace and provides free Tai Chi lesson on board …see more

from $280 / night

$1960 / week

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from $280 / night

(32) 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 finished to a very high standard …see more

from $98 / night

$650 - $910 / week

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from $98 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Whitebridge

Loch Ness / Whitebridge

2 4 3 nights min

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

from $254 / night

$1034 - $1294 / week

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from $254 / 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 $348 / night

$2012 - $3021 / week

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from $348 / night

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Vacation boathouse in Etretat

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Charm, comfort, water, passion ... Our 4 cabins floating on a pond of 2.5 ha are comfortable. -The First hut (2/4) "Dreams of the Steph" was launching in May 2015. -The Second (4/6) "I 'am not a morning person" opens at July 10, 2015 -The Third (2/3 people) "The earth …see more

from $157 / night

$1099 - $1334 / week

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from $157 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 7 nights min

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

from $72 / night

$501 - $816 / week

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from $72 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Fort Augustus with golf nearby

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Attractively styled one bedroom apartment, comfortably sleeps 2 in a king size bed . Should your party be bigger there is a sofa bed which would sleep two. Wifi , Freeview TV, DVD player & a portable Bose docking system. Fort Augustus is a breathtakingly beautiful v …see more

from $91 / night

$455 / week

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from $91 / night

(20) 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 $195 / night

$650 - $1714 / week

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from $195 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Espagnac Vacation boathouse rental

Correze / Espagnac

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Our field beside a 32 hectare lake offers an unusual and unique experience, the floating house "Aquapesca" for 4 people (optional 6). Rooted in the wildest places and preserved the Etang de Taysse, nature alone around you ... Upon boarding your electric powered boat you …see more

from $157 / night

$1099 - $1413 / week

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from $157 / 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

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from $150 / night

$650 - $1118 / week

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from $150 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Ballinrobe

Ballinrobe / Moorehall

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Child friendly
The original boathouse dates back to 1796 and the chalet was built in 1964. The chalet has been modernised over the past couple of years to current standards. The chalet sits on the edge of Lough Carra, a four thousand acre lake in South Mayo in the west …see more

from $73 / night

$449 / week

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from $73 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Etretat

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
Charm, comfort, water, passion ... The quoted rates are those of Great cabin (8-10 people) called "it at the cinema. Our 4 cabins floating on a pond of 2.5 ha are comfortable. -The First hut (2/4) "Dreams of the Steph" was launching in May 2015. -The Second (4/6) "I ' …see more

from $314 / night

$2315 - $2589 / week

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from $314 / night

(15) 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 are not allowed to add a web link …see more

from $130 / night

$585 - $947 / week

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from $130 / night

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