If you're looking for an active break and aren’t afraid of getting wet, book one of these holiday homes near fantastic water sports destinations worldwide.
Water sports holidays by the sea allow you to spend energetic mornings on the water and lazy afternoons chilling on the beach. Inland destinations near lakes and rivers are less tied to the summer season and can offer great windsurfing, canoeing and sailing throughout the year.
If you’re planning an action-packed holiday, choose a villa or cottage with plenty of home comforts. You’ll really appreciate a bubbling Jacuzzi, steamy sauna or cosy log fire after an active day on the water.
Jasmine Cottage is a carefully restored traditional cottage offering all the modern conveniences for a relaxing holiday. There is a large selection of cycles from child to adults (inc child seats & trailers) to use free of charge …see more
Le Manoir estate extends to 98 acres, with a private swimming pool, hidden valley, 3 fishing lakes, fields and woods - perfect for families, friends, groups, weddings & celebrations.
Wine tasting within walking distance. 2 minutes from sandy beach, fountain and swimming lake.
Golfers' dream: free Dordogne Golf Pass.
La Bergerie is in a small hamlet on the slopes of the Caroux mountains in the Haut Languedoc Park, surrounded by secluded garden with stunning views across the valley. Walks through magnificent scenery, and spectacular gorges with cascades and rock pools for swimming. Spend your time actively walking, cycling, swimming, or just chill out with glass of wine and a good book! …see more
Traditional fisherman's cottage beside Blackwater river, recently renovated, quiet rural location with magnificent views over river and Knockmealdown mountains, south coast 20 min, historical towns nearby. This area has lots to offer and is just waiting to be explored!! …see more
A lovely house on the side of a hill looking over the beach at Morsalines and the picturesque fishing and pleasure port of St Vaast la Hougue beyond. The Vauban fortifications of la Hougue and Tatihou are laid out surrounded by oyster beds. The D-day Landing Beaches start a few minutes away from Morsalines. …see more
The house is located 6 km northwest of Trogir in a small, quiet place Seget Gornji. House rents as a whole, sheltered from outside view and offers complete privacy. An ideal place for your holiday, away from the noise and close to all summer attraction. Three beautiful city on the UNESCO world heritage list: Trogir 6 km, Split 35 km, Šibenik 30 km. …see more
Mill Cottage is a lovely holiday cottage hidden away on the Greetham Valley estate amidst beautiful Rutland countryside. This detached 17th century barn conversion sleeps 5 + a baby and up to 2 well-behaved dogs are very welcome. …see more
Charming detached chalet near centre St Gervais village. 2 min drive to skilift / mountain bike lift. Free wifi.
Own garden and secure parking Situated in the picturesque village of St Gervais, near Megeve and Chamonix. Perfect all year round …see more
• Comfortable, three bedroom period cottage - sleeps 4/6
Large sundeck, lovely garden and parking
• Recently refurbished and launched for holiday lets in April 2014
Close to quay/beach and amenities
• Car advised
Unique three bedroom house recently renovated in 1800's fashion with ultra modern kitchen and bathrooms and a Scottish flavour to boot! This happy property is waiting to accommodate families or couples as of June 15, 2013. Local contact person lives just across the street and will answer any other queries and provide keys etc. …see more
Set in a quiet, scenic village location close to Elounda town,this unique traditional stone house provides a comfortable base from which to explore. With its scenic views over Mirambello Bay and its traditional charm, it is a place to experience the real heart of Crete. This unique and characterful house nestles in a quiet corner of the heritage village of Pano Elounda. …see more
Spacious 1 bedroom house with garden, terrace and wonderful views of the Valley
Isolated cottage in the Garajonay Park, and spectacular panoramic views Free! One child under 4 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
Located in the Metropolitan area of Oporto, this apartment in the citie of Espinho, just at 100 meters from the beach, and at 20 km of the historical center of the romantic city of Oporto (20 minutes by direct train), this apartment will provide you a pleasants holidays It has private parking.
A 3 minutes walk takes you to the beach. …see more
Large kitchen with a range cooker and an island and a pantry next to the kitchen for the ultimate farmhouse experience. Underfloor heating for those chiller days and a quiet, back terrace for a drink in the sun when the weather is that bit kinder. Wifi available. …see more
Casa Roger makes the ideal central base for exploring beautiful Transylvania so please do have a look at my many reviews from satisfied customers.Free Meet & Greet from Sebes City - Come over to my place it's great! Casa Roger has all you need to make your stay comfortable with lovely gardens and tremendous views. …see more
Charming character property. Newly refurbished. One dog welcome . Banks of the River Teifi. Luxury accommodation. Local pub food. Spacious garden and terrace. Garden on banks of river. Pictureque village. Close to unspoilt beaches. Ideal walking area. Coastal path walks Oil central heating
Towels and bed linen provided.
Travel cot, stair gate and high chair.
This recently renovated farmhouse with large log burning stove is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base. Ideal for families, walkers, golfers and cyclists. …see more
Riverside rustic luxury sleeping 4+. Outdoor dining area in the private garden overlooks the peaceful river Aulne, with fishing, cycling, swimming, etc. Welcome pack of wine and groceries, WiFi & wood fire for cosy winter evenings. "A fisherman's dream". Idyllic Breton cottage right next to the river Aulne. Excellent base for exploring Brittany all year round. …see more
4 bedrooms, private walled south facing safe garden, large bathroom. Fully equipped kitchen. Free wifi, canoe,
Terrace with gas BBQ. Close to amenities.
Golf courses within 1 hour. Water park at Angouleme. Local outdoor swimming pool 1km. Theme parks near For those looking for tranquility and relaxation, ideal for families or adult groups, free wifi …see more
France countryside - self-catering vacation - near northwest beaches / Paris / Disney / Asterix / Nature / calm/ tranquility/ rural / small French village / Amiens / Jules Verne / Picardie / Picardy / Somme / WW1 / WWII/ route to Calais, Paris, Normandy, southern France …see more
A very charming 100+years old stone home is just 45 mins. by car from Heraklion and 25 mins. down to the beaches ! Spend your day with the locals in the ancient village , take beautiful nature hikes , horseback riding and maybe paragliding too ! The house is located in the village of Avdou just 15 kms from the beaches . …see more
Nestled into a Tuscan hillside, a few minutes drive or leisurely walk into the historic and vibrant City of Cortona, Villa Rosa is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, fully furnished private house with essential pool and wi-fi. Couples love it, families love it. It is heaven. …see more
Villa to rent
Medieval villa to rent in picturesque mountain village in Liguria Italy close to the French Riviera. Experience staying in the friendly historic Italian village of Pigna as well as enjoying days out to the French coast towns of Monaco, Menton, San Remo. The villa sleeps 7/8 comfortably and is very charming and unique with lots of sunny outside space. …see more
Dunluce cottage is set in a quiet cul de sac of holiday homes and is within walking distance of many excellent pubs and restaurants. It has everything you need for a relaxing holiday and is the perfect base for exploring the North Antrim Coast. …see more
The property sleeps 6 persons and all bedrooms have en suite facilities, master bedroom with a jet bath. The property benefits from the use of a communal pool, children's pool and tennis courts. …see more
A peaceful holiday retreat in the middle of the most beautiful and historic part of Italy with a breathtaking view. This magnificent panoramic retreat awaits you.
Close to Pisa, Florence, Bolgheri, Volterra, San Gimignano.
Pisa Airport at 45 minutes. …see more
**New Property** Craigdarroch Cottage
Newly refurbished coachman's cottage. Excellent base for exploring the Scottish countryside. Enjoy the loch and mountain view while relaxing in front of the wood burning stove. Ideally located for the Ryder Cup 2014. …see more
The house setting is paradise where you can relax and unwind or use as a base to explore this amazing region. In the Minho region you will find a bit of everything along the way so there is something for everyone. …see more
•Large Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and WC
•Twin bedroom – beds may be moved together
•Small double bedded room ( please note 120cm bed) with cot (sheets not provided for cot)
•Shower room with multi-jet hydromassage jets and WC
•Fully fitted oak kitchen "We have been taking gites in Normandy for thirty years and we rate yours the best we have ever stayed in!" …see more
Comfortable country house with big garden, nice quiet location, fully equipped. Garden: fenced - children safe. Rent for one group of guests - private entrance & garden. House for 4 -12 people private rent, children friendly - careless family holiday. …see more
The cottage opens onto a meadow, which in spring, boasts new born lambs which you can watch play from the comfort of your bedroom window. The cottage has a suntrap lawn enclosed for pets and equipped with garden furniture and BBQ. Walk across the fields to the lake. Electricity is by a pound coin. …see more
Sleeps 4+,Garden with views, TV, DVD & CD player + selection music, FREE WIFI.,Baby & child friendly, Kitchen / Diner, Shower room, board games, beach items. ADULTS & CHILDRENS BIKES , Walks, fishing, cycling,painting & photography, markets. Restaurant in village. The cottage is in a great position to use as a base for your days trips whatever your holiday entails. …see more
Open plan living area with French doors, oak beams and wood burner. Fully equipped Kitchen. 1 double/twin bedroom with wet room and 1 double bedroom en-suite bathroom. Double sofa bed in living area. Under floor heating. Garden, patio area with views of fields. Tv's in bedrooms & living room, shared indoor under floor heated hot-tub. Child friendly and pets welcome. …see more
Converted stone barn in 7 acres in a quiet rural setting. 2 large en-suite bedrooms and 2 smaller rooms. Farm house kitchen and sitting room with wood burning stove. Close to Liskeard, Looe and Polperro. Easy access to major roads and the attractions of Cornwall. Spacious well equipped rooms with large bathrooms with bath and separate walk in shower. …see more
Thorncliffe House sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. Ideally located to visit many attractions in the Peak District & Derbyshire Dales or for walking and cycling. The house is very spacious with a log burner & secure parking for your car or bikes. Free wifi Bookings start at 3pm on a Friday or a Monday and finish at 10am on a Friday or a Monday. 3/4/7 night breaks …see more
Storehouse Cottage is a 18th century stone cottage with best views in Wales which has recently been fully renovated to update it to the 21st century, whilst retaining the old world charm. The cottage is constructed of locally mined stone with walls nearly 2 foot thick. Storehouse boasts some of the best views in Wales. Pets welcome with a mountain at the rear to walk. …see more
Our comfortable Welsh farmhouse is the ideal base all year round, whether you choose an activity-filled holiday or total relaxation with friends and family. Ceredigion's spectacular coastline, lush river valleys or the wild Cambrian mountains are all within easy reach. Smaller party discounts are available for a maximum of 4 guests. …see more
A characterful detached converted barn with a wealth of original features, hidden away in "forgotten Cornwall". Uniquely located between the North & South Cornish coast whilst offering a quiet rural retreat. Sleeps up to 4 people, private garden and patio. The mile long sandy beach of Praa Sands & Hendra is only 5 minutes' drive away from this relaxing hideaway. …see more
A warm welcome form Mike and Carol. Four Star Quality grading this cottage is perfect for couples and overlooks fabulous gardens, lovely relaxing atmosphere. The cottage has attractive open plan feel and is conveniently all on one level, with one double bedroom, Need something bigger, try Beal Croft cottage, our two cottages are located together in Warkworth. …see more
Availability in September. Come when the crowds have gone but the weather is still great. Enjoy magnificent Brittany beaches, visit beautiful historic towns and castles, walk coastal routes, savour Breton foods and ciders - and of course, relax. Charming 2 bedroom gîte in Pleudihen-sur-Rance, sleeps 4. An eco-friendly cottage complete with all mod-cons. Large garden. …see more
Idyllic rural retreat in the green hills of County Down. Close to famous Mourne Mountains, the shores of Carlingford Lough, Newry, Warrenpoint and Rostrevor. Within 90 minute drive from Dublin and Belfast airports. …see more
Stunning newly renovated 5 star Cotswold Stone Cottage nestled in a beautiful valley between the village of Edge and the picturesque town of Painswick. Aga, Wood Burning Stove, beautiful private gardens and peaceful, idyllic location make Washbrook a home from home. …see more
The farmhouse is set in two acres of land and is one of 5 properties. The complex is great for a family holiday with its solar heated swimming pool and large gamesroom .There are great walks and cycle rides around Lac Guerdelan which is a 10 minute drive away.. …see more
Modern, boutique and tranquil, The Picture Window has light and spacious open plan living accommodation with a contemporary kitchen and furnishings. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin. There is a family bathroom and an ensuite. Private and shared gardens. Free wifi Free wifi. Other amenities include a trampoline and petanque court. penwarnemanor.co.uk. …see more
Cosy detached cottage in a rural location overlooking Kirkcudbright Bay and within walking distance of the beach. Close to the town of Kirkcudbright, it is ideally placed to take advantage of all the activities and amenities that Dumfries & Galloway has to offer. Ideal for autumn breaks and half term holidays. …see more