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.
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
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
Detached private Gite 'Blanc' with pool/BBQ set in beautiful landscape of the South West France. Sunflower fields, Night Markets, Canoeing, Cycling, Horse Riding, Fishing, Lakeside Beach, Caves, Theme Parcs, Restaurants, Chateaux, Vineyards, Markets, Golf, Rivers..... The area is littered with no less than 42 historic “Bastide” towns in addition to many beautiful villages. …see more
A beautiful lodge in the heart of the region of Perigord amongst the Bastides. The gite is completely modernized in beautiful surroundings. Swimming pool, playground, a lake, with many outdoor activities nearby. The gite is one of four gites - suitable for large groups …see more
Very quiet and comfortable "gite" in a romantic park, ideal for family hollidays, breaks in the french countryside with friends , working retreat in a secluded place.
Or do you need many activities all around??? as walks, golf,
it's in Mons!! Why don't you come for angling in the lake??? Or play golf on the 18 holes golf course "l'Ailette"?? …see more
Welcome to this stone longère, converted from former stables, in a secluded Anglo/French hamlet two miles from pretty Plœuc-sur-Lié with numerous bars & restaurants, Carrefour supermarket, local shops, weekly market in the main square, & of course, huge stone church. …see more
Guimondiere is a traditional 'longere' with 3 double bedrooms one of which is on the ground floor. The property is private with its own gardens, solar pool and leisure areas overlooking woods and countryside. It offers all modern conveniences in a characterful house. …see more
Lovely modern gîte in a picturesque French village. A gateway to fantastic walking, cycling, kayaking, golf and horse-riding. There's the Mediterranean for swimming ... or just relax by the pool. There's so much to see and do here for a perfect holiday or weekend break. …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
Our (no-smoking) tranquil wheel-chair and child-friendly gite sleeps 4. Ground floor bedroom, wetroom, wi-fi and satellite tv.
Welcome pack. Large play area, table-tennis, a pool, orchard, goats hens. Near medieval towns of Fougeres, Domfront
NEW FOR 2014!! Secure play area, covered table tennis, Boules Pitch.
Edge of village with bar and shop.
Gite 3 Logis Gascons, a small complex of 5 Gites set in the heart of the Gers countryside, close to the town of Marciac
a perfct place to explore South West France The Tour de France 2014 will be close by and is just one of the many events for this Summer …see more
Cottage, gite of charm located in the heart of Honfleur, for 2 to 4 persons, this timbered house has been carefully restored and decorated. Pleasant patio with garden furniture. Made beds with duvets, towels provided. …see more
La Mouline, a converted olive mill, offers a comfortable, relaxing, traditional holiday in tranquil, natural surroundings. This eco gite, powered by solar energy, offers a chance to escape the frenzy, noise, pollution and technology-obsessed demands of modern life.
La Mouline also offers residential French-learning courses for all abilities by an experienced teacher.
Cosy, heated gite available for short breaks for house hunting, with the wedding venues of chateau Soulac & chateau Rigaud close by. Summer 2015 prices are now available, Discounts for 2 consecutive weeks. We have been providing gite holidays since 2006. …see more
Lovely little gite perfect for couples looking to get away. Located in a quiet village 20 minutes from the coast and easy acess to all areas of the Vendee. With its private garden and outside dining space you can just while away the hours in this peaceful setting. The TV has: BBC's ITV's, CH4, including Film 4
There is a small selection of books and DVD's available
Sunny Warm comfortable open aspect converted farmhouse at Port Foleux near La Roche Bernard.
Not overlooked. Down small lane with only one small house further down. Enclosed rear garden.
Pets accepted. Bar/Restaurant and marina 500m down road by river Vilaine. Near major river for boating and fishing but with good walking routes nearby. Many ancient towns nearby. …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.
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
The *3 STAR* gite with pool offers a harmonious combination of deluxe modern fittings set in a rustic stone and oak building, nestled in the rural Perigord Vert region of Dordogne where numerous prehistoric sites suggest that CroMagnon man had VERY good taste!!!! Relax in our High Standard 2 br/2bthr exquisitely equipped Gîte in the center of the Perigord Vert. …see more
* Sleeps 4 comfortably, can sleep up to 6
* 2 private double bedrooms on separate levels
* Outdoor private sun terrace with BBQ
* FREE Wi-Fi Internet access. Unlimited access
* All mod-cons including dish washer, washing machine etc.
* All quality linen/towels supplied …see more
Fantastic countryside accommodation near lakes and attractions with onsite facilities for all, 12m x 6m swimming pool, volleyball, pool, ping pong, football net, basketball, play area, plus quiet areas all in a 2 acre setting. Great for family & friends group bookings. Play area -Swing, slide, see-saw, roundabout, balance beams, sandpit plus much more.
wheelchair accessible. …see more
New gîte in pale stone house, dating 1790. Beautiful quiet private country garden 2 beds 2 bathrooms peaceful large swimming pool sole use. Near Albi, Toulouse, Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, one hour from Med beaches. Walking, cycling, good restaurants The property lies midway between Toulouse and Carcassonne, amid the rolling hills of the Lauragais …see more
A newly renovated stone built detached cottage situated near the owner's house. Set in the beautiful countryside of the Creuse, it offers a peaceful environment for those who want to get away from it all. Perfect for a holiday, artist's retreat or house hunting visit. Stunning views of the Creuse countryside from a private terrace complete with a hot tub. Perfect for couples …see more
Tranquility & privacy in a restored stone, wood beamed cottage, in rural Brittany. Close to all leisure/sport amenities, restaurants, North & South Coasts, beautiful scenery, culture, "Lac de Guerledan". …see more
Beautiful setting, lovely property, ideal location in the Golden Triangle of the Tarn, amidst vineyards and fields of sunflowers. Option of large renovated stone barn/chai, equipped with kitchen and bathroom, available for events. Private use of 7x14 meter swimming pool …see more
Mountain bikes are available for hire and there is a large games room with a full size, slate bed pool table and table tennis. The gite is independent giving complete privacy to its occupiers. There are pleasant gardens to the front and rear for relaxing outdoors. The Cathar region has links with mysteries behind the holy grail and some beautiful, medieval architecture. …see more
Private heated swimming pool
Secure external storage for bicycles
Private terrace with BBQ
Nine acres of garden and woodland
Recently renovated stone building
Local amenities and restaurants within five minute drive
Wheelchair accessible throughout
Free WIFI; HD TV; Bluray/DVD player
Ipod docking station and MP3 player
Swings and table football
17th century Dovecote with spacious double bedroom in the pigeon loft with "upturned boat" beams and real pigeon-holes! Twin bedroom/sitting room, Shower room with wc. Fitted Kitchen/dining/living room. Private patio. Huge swimming pool shared with two other houses. …see more
Heated Swimming Pool. Plenty for children to do whilst parents relax.
A guest's comment
Delightful location, attentive & yet unobtrusive hosts and a thorough attention to detail that meant this was the 'easiest' & most stress free gîte holiday ever ... A guest's comment
Well, that's the shortest 2 weeks I've ever had! We had a fantastic time, thank you. …see more
This peaceful location is ideal for visitors who want to be near to popular attractions but to be able to enjoy a quiet time. It is ideal for young children. We will make sure your holiday gets off to a good start by making your accommodation spotlessly clean. …see more
Poppy Cottage is a comfortable rural retreat for 2-4 people. It is an ideal base for sightseeing, and relaxing. There are lots of walks nearby including Le Chemin de Compostella. France's favourite beau village, St Cirq Lapopie, is 20 mins away by car, Peche Merle 30mn. …see more
Accommodation overview : The Auvergnat Barn is in the grounds of Lagarde which is situated down a quiet country lane near to the picturesque village of Junhac and about 4 kms from the medieval hill town of Montsalvy. Both gites enjoy quiet seclusion and privacy. The immediate surroundings are fields and woods where local farmers graze their cattle.
Situated near the pretty village of Olonzac this newly renovated private gite offers self contained living and has its own private garden, ideal for two people. Private secure parking. satellite TV and WIFI, king size bed, modern bathroom. Towels and linen
provided The gite is the only rental property here, surrounded by vines and olive trees a perfect setting for relaxin …see more
The perfect place for anyone wanting to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing holiday in tranquil surroundings. If you do tire of lazing by the pool why not explore the beautiful villages and historic towns or the local beaches and watersport centres nearby. Our two gites have separate access and each has a private outdoor area while both share the other facilities …see more
Le Peux is a comfortable, well equipped rustic village house situated in a Hamlet at the top of a hill, above the Gartempe river. The gite has two bedrooms, an open plan ground floor, large garden, above ground pool and covered barbecue area. Traditional, rustic and charming gite with two bedrooms and pool …see more
A quiet place to stay allowing visits of "Chateaux de la Loire", prehistoric sites or Futuroscope in a day trip or swimming, playing games and walking around in the nice small town or the river valley . The house is along the street Descartes (near the museum). …see more
Luxurious traditional stone farmhouse. Sleeps 6. 2 Twin bedrooms, 1 double, each with own bath or shower & WC. Near vinyards & chateaux. Beautiful countryside with fabulous cycling, walking.
12 x 6 m heated pool. All linen provided. Please visit our web site.
A charming cottage style property, converted from the former farm bakers cottage & retaining some of the original features, this versatile accommodation is ideal for a family holiday. Situated on the edge of a small town it is set in over 3 acres of grounds with a pool. …see more
The Accommadation has 2 large bedrooms 1 double and 1 twin, large lounge:dinner and kitchen, Its has a pool table;
shower room and separate toilet ,all situated on the gound floor with beautiful view of the valley below.
And slopping garden which leads down to a stream. 5 mins walk you have a award winning restaurant/bar and a boulangerie,
the area is ideal for sightseeing. …see more
Luxury two-bedroom apartment in historic chateau centrally located in Le Minervois of Hérault with pool, wifi, sat tv, full kitchen, bicycles, laundry facilities and many more amenities. Close to international airports & TGV service in Narbonne, Carcassone and Béziers. Near beaches & mountains …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