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.
Nestled away in a small hamlet yet still ideally located for easy access to the major tourist attractions, Le vieux four à pain is a simple cottage surrounded by countryside. Perfect for that relaxing break, walking, cycling or for house hunting. Within easy access to local airports, road and rail links.
Only 1km from the annual Le Buis Blues Festival …see more
Stylish gite in peaceful grounds of French-Anglo family home. Private terrace. Secure parking. Free wifi. Rambler & cycle paths. Near restaurants, Loire châteaux & attractions. Gérald's wine tours & tastings awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011, 12 & 13. Try our bar à vin Bistrot Les Tontons in Place Saint Pierre, Saumur, view TripAdvisor for past guest reviews …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.
Le Pigeonnier is a converted Pigeon Loft which sleeps 2-5 people, located within walking distance of the bastide village of St Clar. This beautiful stone structure is situated in the peaceful rolling Gascony countryside, halfway between Agen(47) and Auch in the Gers. …see more
A charming house in a tranquil position in the heart of the Medoc wine area, with the Atlantic beaches a short drive away, and the beautiful city of Bordeaux an hours drive. The nearby town of Lesparre has supermarkets, banks and a market on Saturday morning. …see more
The perfect location for lovers of the countryside. A short stroll down the drive leads to circular walks and a cycling trail is close by linking, Castres (10 kms) and Albi (30kms).
Gite Martinet is a deluxe gite and has been awarded 4 stars by the Prefecture. …see more
Sleeping up to 6, the accommodation consists of 2 double bedrooms on the first floor, and a twin bedroom on the top floor. All have spectacular views.The vine shaded south facing terrace is ideal for al fresco dining or relaxing in the evenings over a glass of wine. …see more
Newly converted barn, spacious accommodation with a stunning double height kitchen/diner. Original beams maintain the charm and character of this 150 year old property set in a pretty village on the banks of the river Authie, 1 hr:15mins from Calais
Reglois is a small hamlet in the commune of Alligny-en-Morvan situated in the Morvan Natural Park on a gently sloping hillside that faces south. The air is pure and clear. Altitude is 528 M / 1730 Ft and the nearest city is approximately 80 km / 60 miles away.
. If you are looking for Fresh Air and Natural Beauty, Hiking or cycling Reglios is the place to be. …see more
In a rural location offering peace, quiet, relaxation & value for money this beautiful area is a haven for anyone who enjoys walking, hiking, cycling and wildlife, all within easy reach of the 3 Lakes (beaches & swimming) as well as many markets, restaurants and shops. …see more
French cottage, heated 11m x 4m pool (30°C), with stunning views of countryside, 8km from old market town of La Châtre, large patio, gas BBQ, Boules court, Gym and games room, ideal for families and couples. …see more
Ideally located between Aubeterre sur Dronne (one of the most beautiful villages in France) and Riberac, this holiday home has lots of character,and is nicely decorated. Very quiet, you will be woken by birdsong and the rustle of wind in the poplars... Your pets are welcome.
Linen and towels provided . Beds are made on your arrival
“4 Paws” - an exclusive luxury gîte, with landscaped garden located in Roujan a picturesque village near Pezenas (Languedoc Roussillon, South of France).
Pool, relaxation, BBQ - near to the sea, mountains, typical wines and fine food, sunshine, sports & culture …see more
The house is completely independent, offering first-class, four-star accredited accommodation. It is perfect for short breaks and holidays, as a comfortable alternative to a hotel for friends and relatives over to visit, or as a base if you are moving to France. Fluent English speaking babysitters available (extra cost) …see more
3 bed gîte, sleeps 6 (2 dble & 1 twin), private patio & shared plunge pool. Peaceful countryside location, walking distance to village & a short drive from the picturesque village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne with its monolithic church, restaurants, cafés and shops. Centrally placed for Bergerac, Cognac & Bordeaux. …see more
Set in unspoilt open countryside, this newly-renovated gite has on the Normandy/Loire border has a new bathroom, HD tv, UK freesat, DVD player, free wireless internet, new kitchen (washing machine/dishwasher) sun loungers, electricity and water included. Woodburner. Ideally located for exploring the Loire and Lower Normandy, just over an hour from Caen. NEW THIS YEAR. …see more
Very large,comfortable 2 storey,self-catering apartment for 2-6.Spacious equipped kitchen,3 excellent size bedrooms & sitting room,ideal for this wonderful area.Cycling,walking,motor bikes or skiing excellent holiday base for Midi Pyrenees &Cathar castles & Montsegur 375-500euros a week,plenty of room&excellent value.House hunting or holidays, long lets available-email us.
Excellent accommodation for a peaceful holiday,comfortable, clean and all linen supplied so no need to bring your own with you. Lakeside beache …see more
Located at the heart of the historic village of Brossac, the Pool House is situated within the walled grounds of our own nineteenth century house. With the use of a shared pool, and freedom to enjoy our beautifully planted gardens, your relaxation is assured!
Arbre de Cerise is a beautiful 400 year old farmhouse that has been lovingly restored and converted into three well equipped gites: Tournesol, Coquelicot and Marguerite. With an acre of land and a HEATED swimming pool, it is perfect for realxing family holidays. …see more
The gite is comfortable and well equipped, suitable for a relaxing holiday, away from the hustle and bustle but near enough to local villages for restaurants and bars if required. We are located in a peaceful hamlet ideal for country walks or lazing by the pool. …see more
Delightful two bedroom, detached holiday home situated on a private lane. Ideal for couples or small family. Easy access to beaches, Royan, Ile d' 'Oleron, La Rochelle, Saintes and Cognac. Excellent location for touring this part of France. …see more
Stylish holiday cottage for 2-4 on a hilltop near Carcassonne with stunning views. This stylish gîte of 92m2 is a spacious home away from home for 2 and because of its size is also suitable for families with small children (baby beds are available). Pure relaxation! …see more
Stylish holiday house on a hilltop near Carcassonne with stunning views. This authentic French farm house (230m2) features a spacious living room, 4 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and is fully equipped for 8-10 persons. A true haven of peace and quiet in a stunning setting …see more
The property is located in the most beautiful part of the Dordogne near Brantome.Very popular with cyclists and walkers. as we have cycle / walking tracks leading straight from our property. We provide bike for our guests if required. Relax by the pool, or wonder around the many pretty villages and markets we have in the area. …see more
Peaceful Gîte in the beautiful Limousin countryside in the heart of France. With a sun-dappled terrace and garden, a 10x5 metre in-ground heated swimming pool and lovely views over fields and woods. In a tranquil setting at the edge of a hamlet, surrounded by unspoilt rural views. …see more
Our comfortably restored famhouse is fully equipped for 9 ,with taste and authenticity. Its private pool ,quiet and privacy make it an ideal p the number of guests islace for rest or touring Perigord.
Special prices(10 to 25% off if number of guests is under 6. …see more
Situated in the beautiful village of Le Gorvello with its bar/cafe, creperie and artist galleries, we are ten minutes from Vannes and the beaches but still surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Perfect location for exploring the South Coast area …see more
Rural lodging in a village castle located in the luxuriant aera of Belgian Ardennes.
A haven for the whole family
Two bedrooms are in the very tower - 1 upstairs & 1 downstairs
Two bedrooms are on the open space upsairs …see more
A beautifully presented holiday gîte with fantastic views of the Pyrénées. Ideal for a couple, it is an ideal base for walking, cycling, fly fishing, skiing and more! Fly into Pau Pyrenees with Cityjet, or Biarritz with Ryanair. …see more
River frontage holiday gite on the banks of the Lot River. Centrally located holiday gite for visiting many historic and beautiful villages. Amazing mountain bike trails, road cycling and hiking tracks nearby. River frontage offers access to fishing, boating & kayaking. …see more
On the border of Normandy and Pays de la Loire, this Gite for up to 6 people offers the peace and tranquility of rural France (with 5 acres of grounds, barn owls, wildlife and games room) while being a centre for touring the sites and attractions of this beautiful area. Our developing grounds and new nature walk are full of flowers and wildlife. Truly relaxing! …see more
We are situated in the Charente Maritime on the west coast of France. Nearby are the historic towns of La Rochelle and Rochefort. This area is rich in History with many forts, Romanesque churches, castles and Chateaux. Sandy beaches just 20 mins.
Ideal for couples In the small village of Landrais you'll find a post office, local shop/bar serves bar snacks & a restaurant …see more
Spacious Family Farmhouse
- 10 Minutes from safe Sandy Lakeside Beach
- Sleeps 2-8
- 3 Acres, Play Equipment, Indoor Playroom, Small Pool
- Close to lots of great attractions
AN UNBEATABLE PLACE TO STAY in terms of location, size, activities and nearby attractions Friendly welcome assured, owners on-site and wonderful comments and reviews from previous guests …see more
Stunning Location. Self Catering Gite in Charente France, Stunning views from terrace bar of the river Tardoire, approx 1 km from shopping facilities, bars and restraunts and lakeside beach only 12 km away. Ideal for Golf, Cycling, Walking, Fishing, Canoeing, Wildlife
New for 2014, this stunning luxury barn conversion is an ideal place for families, friends or couples to stay.
You can either unwind by the pool, or take part in the numerous local activities, or visit the many local attractions and vineyards. …see more
Sleeps max 8, (possibility 10), Private pool. Located in a quite area and only 150 meters from the center of the medieval city with a river view.Furry friends are welcome. We have a garage where are guests with bicycles or motor bikes may wish to park them overnight. nicely decorated large 19th century stone cottage with private pool provides "home away from home' …see more
Beautiful restored stone holiday home in the spectacular Parc Naturel Régional des Monts d'Ardèche, with stunning unspoiled views across the valley from our sunny garden. Ideal for family holidays and outdoor activities, or if you just want to get away from it all. …see more
**Hurry! Enjoy an Indian summer - Temps are 24-27deg at the moment. Enjoy walks along the Brittany coast, visit historic towns and villages without the crowds. This 2 bedroom Gite in Pleudihen-sur-Rance, sleeps 4-6. An eco-friendly luxury cottage, disabled access. Friendly hosts on site. Great base for exploring St Malo, Dinan, Mt St Michel ... And rest of Brittany …see more
A charming and truly comfortable rural retreat, offering privacy and panoramic views of the Pyrenees from its shaded terrace. Private pool situated in the gardens of the main house, an elegant 19thC Maison de Maitre. A place to enjoy warm sunny days through October! Pau-40 min; 1.5 hrs to the beach/mountains; center of the Madiran wine country; accomodates up to 4 guests …see more
One of 3 lovely 2-bedroomed cottages, along with a 3-4 bedroomed Charentais farmhouse to accommodate groups of various sizes, all with the use of a beautiful pool and 3/4 acre of enclosed family-friendly gardens in the heart of the Poitou-Charentes countryside More people to accommodate? Or maybe fewer? Please see our other 2 & 3-bed gites - Pine, Birch & Châtaigne …see more
Villa de 2001, de standing, de 190 m2 comprenant 4 grandes chambres dont une avec salle de bains, tout confort et entièrement meublée. Situation idéale sur la baie de saint malo? cancale et du mont st michel. LOCATION SAISONNIERE EN BRETAGNE SUR LA BAIE DU MONT SAINT MICHEL A LE VIVIER SUR MER 35960 …see more
Superb tranquil farm setting, 10 mins walk to the town with bars and shops, Stunning light and chicly modern interior,cosy traditional exterior. Pool, large Trampoline, 30 mins to beach, great for children, FREE fresh veg and eggs, pony petting, long country walks. …see more
This cottage is in Brittany France in a beautiful village called Poullaouen just outside the national park region of Finistere in an area also known as the Black Mountains of France. Stunning French cottage set in the quite hamlet of just 5 houses 1 mile outside the village of Poullaouen. …see more
Converted farmhouse in a rural hamlet. Three large bedrooms one en suite, lounge, kitchen / dining area and garden with BBQ. Quiet secluded garden with great views. Ideal for people who love outdoor pursuits. Children and pets welcome.WiFi available. UK TV package. fully equipped, full of charm and character, good base for country lovers, Uk TV, WiFi available, quite area …see more