Lakeside holiday cottages are great for escaping the stresses of everyday life. A lakeside log cabin or cottage provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy some rare peace and tranquillity. For chilled-out evenings watching the sunset over the lake, or relaxed days spent on the water boating and fishing, a lakeside lodge is a must. Take a look at our list of recommendations for accommodation ideas and lake-related things to do.

Lakeside Holiday Cottage Guide

Loch Lomond, Balmaha, Stirlingshire

Our 5-star lakeside holiday lodges in Loch Lomond are situated directly on its banks. There are 3 rows of chalet-style cabins, each with uninterrupted views across the water. Each of them boasts its own private hot tub from which you can enjoy the magnificent surroundings whilst sipping a glass of champagne. During the day, keen fisherman will enjoy the resort-exclusive fishing waters, excellent for salmon and trout. If you prefer something livelier, jet skis can be launched just 2 miles up the road.

The Lake – Loch Lomond is a freshwater lake and the largest stretch of water in Britain by surface area. The lake is dotted with islands, each one different from the other – one island even has its own colony of wallabies! The islands are easy to visit by hiring a boat or booking a guided tour at the resort.

Perthshire Lodges, Crianlarich

Our wonderful lakeside cabins on the Portnellan Estate are close to both Loch Dochart and Loch Iubhair. The lodges are situated on the lower slopes of Glen Dochart, meaning most have fabulous views of the mountains and the lakes. The resort provides Canadian canoes which guests can take out onto the water free of charge, and kayaking, sailing, jet skiing and speedboat tours can be arranged through the local watersports centre.

If you’re interested in wildlife, then there are lots of cruises you can book, such as the sea safari, which will take you to the best nature-viewing spots. Fisherman have access to 5 miles of fishing waters free of charge, and fishing tackle can be borrowed from the visitor centre.

The Lakes – Loch Dochart is a small lake at the foot of Ben More and feeds into the famous Falls at Dochart. Loch Iubhair, on the other hand, is much larger, and renowned for its great fishing waters.