A stay in one of our lakeside holiday cottages is a great way to escape the stresses of everyday life. The cabins or cottages we select are located in beautiful landscapes providing 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 Holidays: UK 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. Just get in touch to find out more.

The Lake – Loch Lomond is a freshwater lake and the largest stretch of water in Britain by surface area. It is dotted with islands, each one different from the other – one 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, making for perfect lake holidays. UK destinations often boast landscapes that appear even more beautiful when admired from a high location, and these lodges are conveniently situated on the lower slopes of Glen Dochart, providing fabulous views of the surrounding mountains. The resort offers Canadian canoes which guests can take out onto the water free of charge, and kayaking, sailing, jet skiing and speedboat tours can be arranged at the local water sports centre.

If you’re interested in wildlife, then there are plenty of cruises you can book. The sea safari is a popular option, and takes you to some of 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 Lubhair, on the other hand, is much larger, and renowned for its great fishing waters.