What an incredible summer we’ve had! These temperatures are best enjoyed by the water, so today we thought we would present you with some of our finest lakeside holiday retreats. At one or two of these you’ve got the lake right at your doorstep. They are also some of the best places to survive the heat: you can sit on the jetty with your feet in the water, cool off with a dip in the glistening lake, take a boat tour or glide across the ripples on a stand-up paddle board. But these holiday homes are not just worth the trip in summer, because the views of the water from these houses are beautiful all year round.