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.
Surrounded by mature gardens and patios with magnificant panaromic views of mountains and sea. Very tranquil and private.The Villa consists of 5 large bedrooms. 1 double master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, 3 double and 1 twin bedrooms. The main bedr …see more
Muskoka Silver Pines Cottage is a very private waterfront 4 season cottage with all the comforts of home.
It is conveniently located less than 2 hours from the GTA, adjacent to Lake Joseph & south of Parry Sound on beautiful McTaggart Lake.
The Muskoka cottage …see more
“Superb on all counts” A lovely, well thought out chalet in a great location. Comfortable beds, clean and beautifully presented. Ideal for teenagers but layout may not suit very young children as lots of stairs which may prove slippery. Helpful manag
“Beautifully appointed and beautiful location” The cottage is beautifully furnished, well thought out and tastefully done. The setting is just as beautiful with a stunning view across the Firth. Stunning, comfortable and great place to stay. Can't w
This was a great place to relax, very comfortable, easily managed and easy for the beach and the village, but very private when you want it to be. We may have been influenced by the fantastic weather … More
“Wonderful cottage in a lovely beachside location.”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2013
My family has just returned from a one week stay in this lovely cottage. What a find - the internet has its uses afterall ! We had the most enjoyable week there ( helped of course by the super weather… More
“Everything you could wish for.”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
Lovely location right on beach. Everything was as new and the fire was incredible.Decorative sea touches were lovely and bright.
The sunsets are incredible. Handy for visiting the Lakes and while we … More
“Our perfect family holiday” We read the positive reviews here before our visit to Mill Farm and it is a privilege to add ours to the list. We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Mill Farm. The cottage was well presented and welcoming on
We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at the Mill Farm Cottages. The accommodation was perfect for our family's needs. The electric blankets and fire in the grate ready to go were a lovely added touch for… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Mill Farm. We loved having you and your family come to stay and especially glad to hear that the cottage suited you all. "Mr Hoppity" is in great form with all the attention given him by the children - its holiday time for him when the season starts up again each year. Thank you again for your business. Catherine & Austin
“Perfect for relaxation, peaceful surroundings and lovely views of the river.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
Just what we needed. The cottage (brook cottage) was more beautiful than the pictures we had seen. Our daughter was over the moon about her bedroom where her bed had been thoughtfully made with hello … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review of your stay with us at Mill Farm, Foulkesmill; We are really glad that you found the cottage welcoming and comfortable to stay in and especially that 'Hello Kitty' helped your little girl settle in for a fun holiday.
Best wishes always
Austin & Catherine
“Perfect family accommodation.”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
We were traveling to Ireland to visit familythese New Ross. From my first communication with the proprietors I knew we would be well looked after at this accomodation. When we arrived with our four ch… More
Sincere thank you from both Austin any myself for taking the time to give such a generous review. We are really delighted to know that you and your children had a wonderful holiday and that the cottage and play areas added to the fun. We will let our other guests know of the places you enjoyed to visit and it goes without saying that we would be complimented and love to have you all back again for another stay at Mill Farm Cottage.
Lovely apartment in a small cove, relax at only 5 minutes walking from the beach
2 bedroom apartment with large and equipped kitchen, sunny terrace with direct access to the beautiful community garden and parking
Calm charming apartment tucked into nicely landscaped g …see more
“Even more beautiful than the pictures” We stayed at the cottages for a family holiday, and it exceeded our expectations.
They are spacious, well equipped, and furnished to a very high standard. All the furniture is very good quality and in immaculate
A group of 16 friends stayed here for 4 days as a break before exams started. It was fabulous, all the rooms were lovely, the location was perfect and the owner was as lovely as you can get! Would 100… More
“A gem in the heart of Nottinghamshire”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2014
Beautiful traditional accommodation set in the heart of Sherwood Forest. A home from home. The cottages are wonderfully nostalgic and beautifully furnished and provide the base for a comfortable holid… More
“Fantastic affordable accomodation for CentreParcs & Sherwood Forest”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
Great service from start to finish, the cottage ticked all boxes for location, quality and affordability. We booked the cottages to celebrate a hen weekend with 11 friends and it exceeded all our exp… More
Peak District National Park / Biggin-by-Hartington
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Fantastic cottage......highly recommended!” This cottage was fantastic. Lovely location with easy access to travel or walking out from the cottage. Easy to live in and cook in. Kitchen was excellently equipped. Lovely lounge with log burning stove whi
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed.
The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already
Marvellous vievs, superb localization in the countryside neighbourhood . Villa equipped comfortably. We enyoyed pool arranged in very interesting way - the surface of the pool's water seems to merge … More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
This villa is hard to fault, from the stunning views to full facilities and fabulous pool. The hardest decision to make was which sun terrace to sit on to enjoy the view. Our teenagers appreciated the… More
Cliff edge cottage overlooking Thornwick Bay. One of the finest views in Yorkshire. Watch gannets, puffins, razorbills, auks, cormorants, gulls and short-eared owls from your living room. Breathtaking sea views. Nature walk. Idyllic sunset. Tranquil escape.<br />V …see more
“Wonderful place with beautiful surroundings, perfect location.” We are an extended British family who travelled from Brisbane, Singapore and Portsmouth to gather here for a 10-days holiday. It is our first time in France. We touched down at Rennes ai
“Outstanding stay in a fabulous cottage and stunning location” Whitfield Bothy Cottage is in my opinion an outstanding property and well worth a trip. Emma's attention to detail is faultless, even down to a very considerate and generous welcome pack o
This cottage was absolutely stunning, great place to relax and forgot about everything. The hottub was great spent a few days in it. Everything you need is in the cottage all you need to take is yours… More
So glad you had a lovely time. It's a very special part of the country in my opinion. That pod of dolphins has stuck by the coast between st Abbs and coldingham for over a year and a half and are stunning. We saw them in the summer with juvenile's when out on the rib boat trip close up and it was amazing! Hopefully we. An welcome you back again. Bw's emma.
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
I had the most relaxing xmas holiday ever it was what I planned and more . Location was great. Amenities are fantastic just bring your clothes.… More
Many thanks for your lovely review. So glad you had a lovely Xmas! Emma
Reviewed 18 Dec 2014
What a delightful few days we have had in this little gem. We had a lovely welcome from the owner who was very helpful. The cottage has been so tastefully decorated and very well appointed and it is v… More
Thank you for your lovely review we are very glad you enjoyed your time at the bothy. Hope to see you again in the future.
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“A great place to stay in snowdonia at a reasonable price!” My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. The cottage itself has its own unique character, is well kept and clean, as where the utilities and . The owners Ian & Sheena couldn't of been more he
“Warm cosy cottage, great location, great value for money.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2013
Had a great week here with 2 young children last Autumn. Fantastic location and setting, and so much to do locally. We didnt use the car for 4 days! Warm, cosy cottage - lovely wood burner in the loun… More
“Lovely, peaceful and cosy cottage with beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
A beautiful period Welsh cottage with gorgeous gardens. Perfect for families with dogs, it is owned by the nicest and most obliging couple, Sheena and Ian, who know the area very well and suggested so… More
“Fantastic setting, people and location”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2012
Stayed last week in August 2012 as last minute booking, mix of weather but location brilliant for beach and mountains etc.
Shame we could not make the most out of the gardens due to the weather.
“Beach Beauty” Short beach break turned into long holiday as we decided to extend our stay. It was a great getaway and all of us loved this funky home. Great garden area for our kids and fenced property has kept he dog safe inside. We might consider mo
“Brilliant house, everything you could need on your holiday”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2012
Lovely 3 bedroom house with great living and social areas. Lots of space in and out for kids to play and run around in. BBQs in one of the garden patios made our evenings perfect. The house has everyt… More
Thank you for your review and the excellent rating. Much appreciated and looking forward meeting you again next year if you decide to emigrate.
“Beautifully decorated, charmig cottage in excellent location.” We were met by Jacqui and Simon who had prepared a beautiful cream tea for our enjoyment. They showed us around the cottage and explained everything we needed to know and also gave us some
We had a lovely stay at Ancarva Cottage, it has everything we needed for our stay, location is ideal and owners are very friendly and
helpful. There is a lovely secret garden, ideal for warm days.
We know it takes effort to submit a review and are extremely grateful for the positive feedback. It sounds like you had a lovely time staying in Ancarva and enjoyed the serenity of the 'Secret Garden' and the friendly atmosphere of the local village. You know where we are if you ever fancy retuing to our beautiful part of Cornwall! Thank you again.
“Beautiful house, can't wait to go back!” We spent 3 nights at Waterloo House at the start of December. The lodge is beautiful, even better than it looks in the photographs. Wood burning stove on for our arrival, a great welcome after a long drive but
Waterloo House was simply a magnificent home to stay in for the week. The views were breath taking every day. Our honeymoon couldn't have been at a better place!!
The house its self and its up keep… More
Many thanks for your fantastic review. Glad you both enjoyed yourselves in Waterloo, Lochinver and surrounding area! Yes please do come back soon.
Reviewed 14 Sep 2016
Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essent… More
Many thanks for your great review, glad you all enjoyed your stay, please come back soon.
“Excellent house and stunning views.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
An excellent modern house with all mod cons set in a peaceful location with great views of the mountains and Lochinver. Plenty of local amenities just a couple of minutes away in the village of Lochin… More
Thanks for your great review, glad you all enjoyed yourselves and had a great stay.
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September."
Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015
Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built …see more
“fantastic retreat” A truly outstanding place.Wondeful views over the estuary from almost every window. The owners were great and gave us tips on where to eat etc as well as providing us with wine and cake!!. Soo peaceful! With the availability of usin
This is without doubt the best self catering property we have ever stayed in! Spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. Fabulous location. Wonderful wildlife and great area for walking. Many thanks … More
Thanks for that lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
“Outstanding country escape”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
We searched the dictionary to come up with the best word to describe our short stay at the Lodge: IDYLLIC is the best description we can apply. The Lodge is an ideal country getaway. The hours will go… More
Thanks for that lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
“Silence is Golden”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2011
What an amazing place in an amazing location. The Lodge is superbly equipped and we couldnt have wanted for anything more. The views are simply stunning and waking up in such a comfy bed and being abl… More
Thanks for that lovely review and look forward to seeing you again soon.
“We had a great stay!” I stayed at Carr Cottage for one week with my two friends and my daughter. We had a great stay! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It is only a ten-minute walk to the town centre and the bus stop is ne
Lovely to arrive to a warm cottage on a freezing day. Cottage very well equipped, bedrooms good size & comfy beds. Ideal for our dog, great walks straight from cottage. Loads of information in cottage… More
Thank you for your review. Sadly we no longer accept pets at the cottage. The drive is , indeed quite a challenge to reverse back along, at times, but with practice it's achievable! There is parking on the road outside if you can't face it!
Hope to see you again soon.
“Cozy, comfy and smashing”
Reviewed 27 Feb 2013
My fella and our pup stayed for 3 snowy days and had a very nice stay. Very quiet, comfortable and Helen was a delight to plan our stay with.
Thank you for your review.
“Fantastic - highly recommend”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2013
I would highly recommend this gorgeous cottage and surrounding area. The cottage is really spacious and comfortable for a family of five plus our dog. The information provided was excellent with gre… More
Thank you for your review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your time at the cottage.
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse
It's not easy to find some place that will keep three generations happy, but the Gite at Rigal has everything my children, my wife and I and my mother-in-law could ask for. The gite itself is lovely … More
“Everything you could ask for”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
A lovely gite in beautiful surroundings - even with 3 small children everything was catered for - toys, books, DVDs
Really relaxing, we hope to come back next year!… More
“Wonderful relaxing Gite with everything you need for kids...!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This was our second stay in the Gite and again we had a truly wonderful time. Chris and Jackie have thought of everything that their guests might need and especially for those with children (cot, trav… More
“Book it! You won't be disappointed.” We have stayed in many lovely places over the years, but Casa dos Sonhos will be the one we want come back to. We are four busy women, who were looking for a much needed break. This was the ideal place The villa i
We stayed at Casa Dos Sonhos for 6 nights in June. The villa is great - clean, modern, large and has everything you need for a self- catering holiday.
We had no problems during our stay and Ian (the… More
“A fantastic villa”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2016
A beautiful villa in a great location. Very spacious and clean with excellent facilities. The welcome pack was very well received, especially the lemon drizzle cake. The kids loved the pool and the ad… More
Lavender cottage is a grade II listed period brick and flint cottage.Access is via the rear enclosed gravel courtyard in to the dining kitchen which is equipped with an electric oven/hob, large fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and microwave. Ther …see more
“Great place and Location” Great place to stay in an idyllic spot. Watching the sun go down from the verandah and lovely walks on the beach are just some of the highlights. Maiselle and Jo are very efficient and wonderful to deal with. Mist Mornings
Wonderful house with very high quality equipment and furnishings. 2 minute walk from lovely wild beach. Amazing sunsets over the Altantic Ocean. Vet peaceful, yet only 45 minutes from the centre of Ca… More
Hi Colin Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
Reviewed 21 Mar 2012
Stayed at Misty Mornings for our second time. And it was wonderful again! Great Estate, great House. Very friendly and helpful owner. The house is decorated very nice and you will find everything you … More
Hi Hilde Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to having you as our guest again. Kind regards Jo"
“We had an exceptional stay and was perfect for the family”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2012
The access to the beach was great with small kids. The overall quality of the property and attention to detail was suberb. We will definately go back again.… More
Hi Nathan Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the future. Kind regards Jo"
“Great holiday let, with stunning views” Large property which facilitated 9 adults comfortably . Lovely furnishings and good range of kitchen crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. Property is situated on hillside overlooking Dingle Bay and many hours
“Can we live here?” Tarken Lodge is just lovely nestled in the woods above Loch Earn. We enjoyed a great week exploring this part of Scotland and the scenery and wildlife in the area is amazing. The lodge itself is exactly as described and does not dis
Myself and my wife are just back from a lovely relaxing week at this beautiful lodge. Immaculate and well equipped, overlooking some gorgeous scenery. I have to take a moment to say how amazing the wh… More
“Perfect holiday hideaway”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2012
This is our third stay at Tarken Lodge and it never disappoints. Its location, tucked into the trees with views of the mountains (and a bit of the loch too), is ideal for getting away from it all. It'… More
“lovely, peaceful lodge”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2012
It was lovely, peaceful, not a sound was heard. The views were very pretty. The wooden furnace was appreciated. The lodge was particularly clean.… More
“Relaxing Holiday” 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 home you always worry if it is act
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
“Another fab stay and it didn't disappoint!”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2016
We were thrilled to return to Bienvenue and it was exhilarating to see the waves crashing against the White Cliffs and the ever present ferries off to France and back again. Everything was lovely and … 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
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o
“Just perfect, stunning cottage and garden and lovely host”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2016
This stunning cottage & garden was the most perfect getaway, I only wish we could have stayed for longer. Linda was the perfect host with lots of local knowledge and recommendations. The wine and ext… More
"We could have stayed for longer" means you will definately be back so its something I love to hear, thank you so much for your lovely comments much appreciated, I do try! Linda :-)
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
Just spent three nights at Llwynn Ynn cottage and enjoyed every minute. The cottage has everything you need and the hot tub is the cherry on the top. A ten minute stroll away and you are on the be… More
Oh thank you! its is so lovely when guests are so appreciative, hope to see you both back here soon. Linda :-)
Reviewed 30 Aug 2016
My girlfriend and I had booked white water rafting on the River Tryweryn and were looking for somewhere to stay in the area, we stumbled upon this cottage online and what a find it was!
The pictures … More
Thank you I am so pleased you did find the cottage and I am sure you will return, as you say so much to do that is why North Wales has come 4th in the Lonely planets best regions in the world to visit. Linda :-)
THIS PEACEFUL, SECLUDED AND VERY LARGE VILLA SITS WITHIN A PRIVATE COMMUNITY, AT THE TOP OF A HILL WITH COMMANDING VIEWS OF THE NEARBY PIC ST LOUP AND UNSPOILT COUNTRYSIDE HORIZON. THE PROPERTY BENEFITS FROM 6 BEDROOMS, ITS OWN PRIVATE PARK AND A LARGE HEATED SWIMMING …see more
“Great villa” Beautiful villa in a prime location. The photos do not do it justice.
Spacious and well stocked this villa is ideal for large families or 2 families/ larger parties. It has great outdoor space, plenty of seating, sunbeds and umbrellas an
Just back from Casa Monte in Carvoeiro where I was on holiday with my parents, fiancee, brother and his wife and kids. We had an awesome holiday, helped by the weather but also the location of Casa Mo… More
“Awesome Place, Great Owners” We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated.
Haus Arve is in a great lo
We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the tra… More
“Wonderful place for a holiday” We’ve been there for a week in June. I think villa hasn’t been rented before because everything was new – kitchen, bedrooms etc. There is saloon on the upper floor so my husband and I were happy to find peace from kids.