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.
BEACH COTTAGE IS AN EXTREMELY SPACIOUS YET COMFORTABLE MODERN 5 BEDROOMED GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION WITH 3 GOOD SIZED BATHROOMS , HAVING BEEN FURNISHED TO AN EXCELLENT STANDARD THROUGHOUT. A LARGE PRIVATE AND SECURE GRASSED GARDEN AREA WITH SWINGS MAKES THIS PROPE …see more
Just returned from our weekend stay at Beach Cottage and had a lovely break. We were pleasantly surprised to find the heating on and lights on a timer so that we didn't have to fumble around in the da… More
This beautiful house has stunning views over Loch Tay with a first floor living room maximising the spectacular views over the loch. It is very well presented and equipped to a high standard. This modern and bright two bedroom (one with en-suite showerroom) house has tw …see more
Longlands Retreat is a well equipped holiday home, with full central heating in a quiet location in the historic fishing village of Beadnell. It offers a flexible sleeping arrangement due to the zip and link bed in bedroom two, which can be used as a king size or two …see more
Excellent holiday accommodation. It easily accommodated 2 adults, 3 children and a dog.
Property was very clean and tidy on arrival. Very quiet and peaceful location. Very close to local beaches (wi… More
“Christmas at Beadnell - 21 to 28 December 2013”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2014
An excellent property and so spacious. Everything was clean and in working order. Cooking a Christmas lunch posed no problem, lots of equipment, large kitchen and dining area and a good sized fridge/… More
“Fabulous location for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2013
We stayed at Longlands Retreat for a week at the end of May.
The bungalow is really well presented & equipped with everything you could need. It easily accomodated 4 adults, 2 kids & a dog, providing… More
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks of …see more
Newly refurbished traditional fisherman's waterfront cottage in the picturesque sea-side town of Broughty Ferry. The cottage is a stunning property fully refurbished in 2014 sympathetically maintaining many original features and with breath-taking views over the Ri …see more
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug …see more
Luxury apartment with breathtaking views of the sea, harbour and the Mourne mountains. 5 minutes from the town centre, shops, bars and restaurants. This is a truly delightful accommodation with open plan living/dining room and a fully equipped kitchen leading to your be …see more
We were warmly welcomed by Valerie on our arrival. The view and the sense of peace you get from your stay at Sunset Crag is hard to believe, we enjoyed a weekend of great weather and we were delight… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review, I am sure other people who are thinking of booking to stay in my apartment will really appreciate it.
Located in one of the most breathtaking areas of North Clare, this beautiful cottage is nestled into the wild Burren landscape about 50 metres down a private lane: perfect for a "get away from it all" holiday. It is set on its own private grounds of approximately an acr …see more
“An enchanting cottage in a captivating location - west of Ireland bliss!”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2015
As we drove over the hill to Pollclabber Cottage, the full horizon unfolded before us - the world was suddenly rid of clutter and in its place lay an unending expanse of rock, sea and sky! It was for… More
Reviewed 17 Jul 2014
Our stay here was fantastic! The location is perfect for touring the area and the accommodations are great! Helen is wonderful and most helpful! When I return to Ireland this is my destination! Do not… More
“Comfortable, cosy, great facilities and lovely location”
Reviewed 7 Apr 2013
Great information from the owners about the area and things to do. Beautiful cottage, in a lovely location. Excellent facilities and very cosy. Lots to do in the area and lovely places to eat.… More
Occupying an enviable quiet position in the heart of Brentor, this semi-detached holiday cottage boasts uninterrupted stunning views over Dartmoor. Sleeping four, it makes an ideal base for a walking, hiking or cycling holidays and has moor views from all rooms within t …see more
Quiet and peaceful location, away from day to day life, surrounded by the natural beauty of nature, and facing directly out over the Moray Firth, this luxury cottage is ideal for a special or romantic break or just for a great family holiday. Stunning walks from the fr …see more
What isn`t there to like about sitting on a comfortable sofa , nursing a glass of liquid nourishment , gazing out , through a huge picture window , at the sea just a few feet away ? . When you get th… More
“A perfect place”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2015
When arriving in Gardenstown we were delighted with the quaint atmospere of this picturesque village, the spectacular beauty of the surroundings and the magnificent view.
The Seafront Cottage is a … More
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Have just returned form this cottage after a brilliant week with my husband and son. Never been to Aberdeenshire and would recommend. Cottage was fabulous. Very very comfortable and warm with quality … More
This property is integrated in an urban complex of villas and has surveillance 24h a day. The house has lots of natural lighting and can accommodate 10 people. Its building concept has been based in nature, ocean and sun orientation.Located in the inner part of the peni …see more
Recently refurbished and new to the holiday market, Valerian Cottage built of Island Stone in 1830, and originally forming part of a larger house, sits prettily at the top of Tulse Hill in the Centre of Ventnor giving easy access to the town with its many restaurants, s …see more
“Fabulous place to stay and really helpful owners!”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2016
Just returned from a two week stay at the delightful Valerian Cottage with my wife and daughters (aged 6 and 4). The cottage is beautifully presented and extremely comfortable - more like a proper hom… More
Thank you so much for your kind words and so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the cottage. Thank you also for leaving the cottage in such lovely condition. We look forward to welcoming you back. Amanda & James
Sleeps 4 or 6 - see below.
Stable Cottage has been converted from what was the former stable of Midlands Farm. It is a self catering and well equipped cottage set at the centre of the world heritage Jurassic Coast and is an Area Of Natural Beauty. With the Tack Room ( …see more
The cottage, which adjoins the owners home is situated in an attractive enclosed garden where you can relax on the patio or on the lawn under the shade of the trees. We are located on the route of the Weavers Way Footpath and ideally positioned for cycling, walking, …see more
Lovely to arrive to a welcome pack including tea and coffee making stuff, milk in fridge. Janet and Roger made us really welcome and were very helpful throughout our stay. The annexe was warm and more… More
Carregywen farm house is a very large four bedroom traditional farm house set in a secluded location between the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, three miles from Builth Wells.The house is set within over a hundred acres of private farm land, in a large privat …see more
Probably the best equipped holiday home we've stayed in! Spacious with everything we could need in the kitchen as well as lots of towels and games & dvds. Lovely peaceful location, good walks for do… More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on Carregywen farmhouse especially a review so positive.
Great to hear you got to see a snapshot of the farming world too, both children and adults are always curious when the big barn doors get opened!
Hope you all had a good journey home and we hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.
“Ideal weekend break”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends.
The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful.
The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great … More
Reviewed 2 Dec 2015
Great house in a quiet location.
Kitchen had all we needed for catering
Woodburn soon made the whole house cosy
Good walks all around and as at the house… More
The property is a more than 100 years old small chateau, oroginally wine producing. An old barn has been newly renovated with a great sense of charm and demand of high quality. We offer a vacation in a quiet charming village, next to the vineyard in a beautiful region w …see more
This place is an old chateau in a little town. The appartments still has the spirit and soul eventhough it is all rebuild and new. The owners has thought of every little detail, that just makes it all… More
“Wonderful Gite with beautiful scenery and easy access by road”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
We really enjoyed our stay here and would love to have stayed for longer. We would definitely like to go back and visit again.
The Gite itself was really nice inside and fairly modern. It had every… More
Very spacious recently refurbished maisonette apartment over 2 floors, with sunny roof terrace. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles, 1 Master Suite has a king size antique brass king size 4 poster bed, the second Terrace Suite has a zip and link bed which can be made up as …see more
Angel Lodge is reached by private entrance door. Entrance to the apartment is on the ground floor with open plan hallway with door to second bedroom, stairs up to first floor and further accommodation. Landing with doors to master bedroom, lounge/dining room and bathroo …see more
Our first visit but not our last! The flat was immaculate, with everything we needed on hand. The location was ideal, near to the beautiful Harbour and some great restaurants and shops!… More
Reviewed 18 Oct 2012
Nice property. Clean and newly decorated. Owner lovely and helpful. Pint of milk in fridge on arrival and ice already made in the freezer for that first vital G and T. Excellent value.… More
Thank you for your review of Angel Lodge, Angela
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
Myself my wife and young son (15 months) enjoyed the accomodation at Angel Lodge and had a great break in Whitstable.
The standard of the decoration and furnishings was high, and it had everything … More
Thank you for your review and your stay at Angel Lodge, Angela
Situated in the village of Crantock on the North coast of Cornwall and a ten minute drive from Newquay.Crantock is perfect for families and couples and has one of the best beches in Cornwall.Trevose House was built five years ago by myself and my brother with no expense …see more
Had a great weeks stay in this lovely house. Central location walking distance to beautiful Crantock beach and the lovely village with tea rooms and pubs. Even completed the 500 piece jigsaw (although… More
Bienvenue is a peaceful cliff top retreat that can be enjoyed all year round. The spectacular sunrise over the ever changing seascape gives rise to stunning views over the English Channel to France. The range of sea vessels from cruise liner to fishing boat create endle …see more
Beautiful property inside and out. The standard of decor, the attention to detail and the small touches made for a very pleasant weekend break away.
You can open up the glass doors in the upstairs be… More
Reviewed 8 Oct 2013
We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!).
When you book a holiday h… More
“Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2016
Absolutely perfection! We enjoyed our week in Bienvenue, amazing views that you just can't stop looking out at! Lots of treats inside including pure cotton linen, large soft towels, Molton Brown toile… More
'Ourania' is a luxury two bedroomed villa on the 'Orestiada Home Valley' development with WIFI which sleeps up to 5 people.
The villa is finished to a high spec with granite worktops in the kitchen and high quality furniture, fixtures and fittings.
The villa is very sp …see more
We booked our villa holiday to be able to attend a friends wedding. From our very first contact with the owner/agent they could not do enough for us - with lots of information and help with transfers … More
Reviewed 16 Aug 2013
It was one of the best experiences as far as holidays are concerned. Easy to book, excellent communication, Jo arranged pick from airport which was brilliant.
Villa, can't say enough good things abo… More
Thank you so much for such a detailed review and the compliments you have given us. We would love you to come back to Villa Ourania in the future, you would receive a very warm welcome. Jo & Chaz :)
“Fantastic, relaxing, beautiful gem of a villa with pool!”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2013
From first enquiring to arriving at the villa and during our stay we had nothing but first class correspondence with Jo the owner. Nothing was too much trouble.
We received lots of information on boo… More
Thank you for your review... its great and we are so pleased we made your holiday such a good one. We so look forward to hearing from you again, Jo & Chaz :)
The Coach House is a newly renovated, luxury 2 bedroom cottage set behind a gated driveway with spectacular views over the River Avon to Bath. This charming property set within an area of outstanding natural beauty and is within easy reach of Bath city centre and the m …see more
Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I … More
Quintessentially English thatched cottage in the heart of Purbecks and Thomas Hardy country set in a street so unspoilt it is used in period dramas.. 10 minutes from the Jurassic Coast and 10 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of Studland bay & Swanage. Romantic, …see more
The cottage itself is a beautiful place that's well maintained and in a really handy location for the village. We went with my 7yr old daughter too and she loved the thatched roof and easy access to … More
“Wonderful stay in cosy cottage”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
Recently stayed on August bank holiday. Cottage well located for castle, beaches etc.. Loved the cottage and decorated well with thoughtful items such as ipod dock radio in bedroom. Nice and clean. Ow… More
“Quaint little cottage, within 5 miles walk of the castle”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Fantastic holiday, with some good sunshine. The cottage is within 5 min walk of the castle, and 4 pubs all offering good food and great hosts.
Studland beach and Swange are all within a 15 min drive… More
Broad Ing Cottage is situated on the edge of the village of Tirril, which nestles on the fringe of the Lake District National Park close to Ullswater and Penrith.
The cottage is deceptively spacious and is equipped to a very high standard.
All the rooms are on one leve …see more
A very spacious home from.home comfortable immaculate cottage. Very comfortable beds had a lot of what we needed. And will defo stop again… More
Thank you for your review of the cottage Kerry and we hope you enjoyed your birthday weekend.
Regarding your comments about wi-fi the cottage is not and never has been advertised as having Wi-Fi
“An excellent cottage, home from home with everything you'll need.”
Reviewed 29 Dec 2012
Booked for Christmas week 2012. Arrived to find the cottage decorated, heating on and a hamper sitting on the table. The cottage was immaculate and catered for everyone in our group. Ideally located f… More
Thank you for your review.
We do try to present the cottage how we would expect to find it if we were staying there and go that extra step for Christmas and New Year.
It is always good to get positive feedback so that we know we are doing things right.
“Tip top Tirril”
Reviewed 8 Jan 2012
This is a fantastic cottage set in a lovely idillic area of the English countryside. The hospitality was fantastic and the cottage cosy, well furnished and a fantastic welcome hamper was provided for … More
Thank you for your kind comments.
We do endeavour to present the cottage for our guests how we would like to find it ourselves.
STATION MASTERS HOUSE ATHENRY, ITS AT THE RAILWAY STATION.12 MINUTES FROM GALWAY MAIN STREETJust renovated to the highest standard.
…You don't need a car to get here or when you are here!!* ,… You don't need a car to get to Galway Main Street, just a few minutes awa …see more
Recently renovated and refurbished, the property boasts the latest in modern convenience while maintaining the intimate features of a classic lakeland cottage. The house is private, secluded and self-contained, one of the only self-catering properties in the area with a …see more
“Excellent facilities in stunning location, a super group/family getaway.”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2012
The cottage stands in beautiful countryside with village amenities just a short walk or drive away. The directions provided were excellent and when we arrived we were relieved to see the high standard… More
The Pad is located just 10 minutes' walk from the award-winning sandy beach lagoon, on the outskirts of the town often referred to as one of Spain's best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only 5 minutes from the all amenities, including a weekly local market for bar …see more
'Le Pad' was the most comfortable and well equipped accomodation we have stayed in abroad. We normally go with James Villas and although their villas are a good standard, 'Le Pad' really felt like 'h… More
“Our first holiday for over a decade”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2012
I was in the pool everyday. Loved it.
My daughter and her family has already booked two weeks next year on our recommendation.
You even get to see an air show (Spanish equivalent of the Red Arro… More
Reviewed 6 Jan 2016
Had a wonderful stay at the Pad. It is well located for all local amenities, is lovely and clean, and includes everything you may need to enjoy your stay. James and Julia were brill throughout (thanks… More
Thanks Shireen for the nice review and your welcome back anytime. We will even get a spare set of keys cut especially for you. LOL.
The Coach House is a charming cottage recently refurbished set in the grounds of The Old Rectory. it has its own access with ample parking. There are two double bedrooms and a shower room upstairs whilst downstairs in the lounge there is a double sofa bed which could ac …see more
La Matha is an old stone built converted barn set away from the road amongst vineyards. It has four bedrooms, one bathroom, two en-suite shower rooms and very spacious living accommodation. Downstairs consists of a large open plan space containing distinct kitchen, dini …see more
“Great house, location, good for wine tasting, markets and touring.”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2013
The house was very well equipped in all ways, the pool was great even though the weather was not very kind. Personal transport was necessary because of the remoteness of the property, but the locatio… More
Supernova, located at the north end of Mullins Bay. A spacious ground floor apartment offering 2 good size King/Superking bedrooms. With Indonesian furnishings, this apartment oozes quality and style. Marble floors throughout. Black granite surfaces. Picklepine wardrobe …see more
Supernova is truely an amazing place to stay in barbados. It is very luxurious and is in a perfect location. Mullins Beach is just at the bottom of the garden and is lovely to take a morning stroll al… More
Pleased you had a fantastic time once again. Look forward to hearing from you soon. A great review thanks.
“Lovely villa, Great Location”
Reviewed 6 Jul 2011
We stayed in Supernova last year (2 couples). It was great. Making arrangements with the owner was easy-going, and Angela helped us with settling in, arranged car rental and lots of tips about the isl… More
Welcome back and thanks for your review....we are ever updating and improving our villas. Look for to hearing from you soon
“Fantastic - paradise by the sea!”
Reviewed 1 Feb 2016
What an amazing place to stay! We went for Christmas with our 7 year old and can't wait to go back. Ive been to Barbados 7 times before and this is simply the best holiday Ive ever had. The apartmen… More
A fantastic light spacious home with a large mature garden reaching down to the beach providing wonderful sea views of the Solent and beyond. The property has been completely refurbished to a high standard and provides 4 double bedrooms all with fantastic views, bathro …see more
“Perfect hassle-free family getaway. Built-in garden,beach and views!”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
This is a beautifully presented house. Buckets and spades and teddies awaited the children, as well as cakes for all of us and wine for the grown-ups. The garden suited all needs from toddlers letting… More
I am so glad you had a great stay, and that all 3 generations found the perfect spot.
“Fantastic house, beautifully done, great location.”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
We spent a week at The Beach House. The welcome we received from the owner was fantastic, everything was beautifully clean and organised and we were provided with everything we could have needed. Gurn… More
Thanks for that, I do all the cleaning myself to ensure it is of the highest standard. Gurnard is a fantastic place to holiday as well as live, with so much for all ages to do or just to sit and watch the sun go down.
Mangle Cottage is a stunning dwelling, built in 1749 which has been lovingly restored. It boasts a combination of modern luxury with traditional historic features. A roaring log fire, exposed stone walls, traditional Scottish tartan, tweed and leather soft furnishings c …see more
Mangle cottage is not only beautiful but has everything you could possibly need. So much thought has gone in to every little detail and the garden and views are magnificent.. The area has so much to o… More
Thank you so very much for your very kind words and review, we hope we will be able to welcome you back to stay with us on another occassion in the future, kindest regards
Reviewed 15 Jul 2016
Absolutely fantastic place that had everything, old, modern, quirky, beautiful views and a stunning garden. Truly a home from home a dog lovers paradise!!!!!!… More
Thank you so much for your very kind words , your feedback is very much appreciated and we are so happy you enjoyed your time at Mangle, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future .
with Kindest Regards.
First floor apartment in the beautiful Bellresguard complex, located only 100 meters from the beach and at a 10 minutes walk to town center.The private residential complex is sounded by mature well kept gardens and peaceful water streams as well as communal pools and sh …see more
Rose Cottage has two bedrooms, one double, one twin. The living room Has two sofas (one a double sofabed), a good sized dining table and six leather chairs. A door opens out on to the garden where you might like to enjoy a barbecue. Bring your laptop/tablet, there is Wi …see more
Great house, with comfortable beds and everything provided. Easily accessible to the city and you could get away without a vehicle as the bus stop is close by. Great provision of linen and necessary i… More
“A lovely cottage in a pretty area”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
Irene and husband were very helpful and kind. The welcome package was much appreciated. The cottage and garden were delightful. Excellent value. Quiet area. Some great pubs and restaurants nearby. The… More
Reviewed 18 Oct 2016
Rose cottage can't be faulted. Everything we need in a perfect location. The garden is lovely and the house has everything we need. Great pubs with good food within walking distance. We had our gra… More
Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it. Our grandchidren love it there too. Maybe Hamble will see you again in the future.
Self catering holiday cottage on a tranquil smallholding near the coast at Aberystwyth. We take pride in the fact that our cottages are comfortable, spacious, stylish and clean and we look forward to offering you a warm Welsh welcome. Set in a delightful natural locat …see more
“Very clean,comfortable and welcoming accomodation”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
Spent 4 nights with my Mum at this lovely cottage, everything you could wish for was there, the accomodation is very clean, has a bright and airy feel about it. Great location with wonderful owners.… More
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting these lovely ladies. The daughter all the way from Australia happened to live within 5 minutes of my childhood friend, what a coincidence! Looking forward to seeing them again, hopefully at Christmas. Perfect visitors left my cottage clean and tidy, making my day!
Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this unique coastal location of Baixa d'Areia in your own delightful, rural, stone-built beach house, "Casa das Pedras" (The "Stone House" sleeps up to 6). It's set in 10,000 sq. metres of beautiful garde …see more
Taigh Nan Con Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides guests with a true log cabin experience. It is situated in a peaceful woodland setting, positioned in a secluded forest glade with a small stream running along the back. This 4 berth log cabin has a ho …see more
Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.… More
“absolutely amazing, great value for money”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2016
my fiancee and i stayed here for the second time in 6 months because the lodge and surroundings are that good. it's the perfect retreat and having stayed in similar accommodations we can firmly say t… More
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Great place, great people, very friendly atmosphere....the cabin was fantastic with hot tub and sauna....will definitely be going again...just take plenty of mosquito sprays...:)… More
Thanks for taking the time out to leave us a review.
We will look forward welcoming you again
Our lovely 3 bedroom, air-conditioned home comes with everything you will need for your stay in Perth. A fantastic outdoor entertaining area complete with swimming pool(with solar blanket), BBQ and lounges makes this an ideal retreat for couples and families.The cottage …see more
We stayed at Lemon Tree Cottage end of March/early April. This was our second stay at the cottage. For us it is a real home from home. There is everything you could possibly need for your stay. Jane i… More
“A real Jem!”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2013
I stayed at this cottage with my husband and 2 young children for 3 weeks. On arrival we were met by Jane the owner who was not only helpful with the house but our children also who immediately took a… More
This stunning property offers truly spacious accommodation set in an enviable elevated position with panoramic mountain and sea views, the best in Tahilla, far reaching across the Kenamre Bay to the Beara Peninsular and surrounding countryside. Just off the Wild Atlanti …see more
Very comfortable new home with all needed equipments. Wonderful place in an amazing area with a tremendous view over Kenmare river (ocean part). Very quiet place a bit difficult to find (kind of explo… More
“Excellent! Everything you need to make your stay one you'll remember forever.”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2012
We booked this house online and awendy couldn't have been more helpful, from giving us detailed directions to helpful advice for where to eat nearby. When we got to the house the views were just stunn… More
“Amazing house, the best ever I have been, perfect seclusion with a dream view”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2012
Absolutely loved Nestle Stones from the instant we arrived. We were party of 9 people and 2 children. Perfectly located overlooking Kenmare Bay and close to Sneem, very secluded, not to bother with yo… More