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 / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Not suitable for children;
Jubilee Barn is an ideal base for exploring and enjoying many famous attractions, local history and activities to name a few, Sandringham,King's Lynn,Castle Rising,Holkham Hall and Nelson's birthplace ,Burnham Market. The Victorian seaside resort of Hunstanton …see more
This newly renovated and restored property is just a perfect retreat for two. Terry and Sharon the friendly welcoming owners have put so much thought and hard work into making this such a delightful c… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
A spacious 1-bedroom cottage located in a tranquil coastal setting - breathtaking views of Slieve Foy mountain, Carlingford harbour and surrounding countryside.
A little haven with a large living/dining room with fire/stove, leading to separate kitchen with small wall …see more
We had a very pleasant stay in this pretty and well equipped cottage. Great attention to detail has been paid to the restoration of the house and every effort has been made to ensure a comfortable st… More
“Unreal Scenic Hideaway”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
The House was great and easy to find, with the key sitting waiting for us.
The house itself was really well finished with all the mod cons, but still maintaining a cottage feel that makes you want… More
Fantastically located by the lochside in the heart of Argyll, the house sleeps up to 9 (plus infants) in 5 bedrooms.Spacious public rooms boast stunning loch views, and a great kitchen and utility room provide everything you need. Ideal for holidays, retreats and celebr …see more
We arrived in the dark after a long and tortuous journey up from Devon. Pulling back the curtains the following morning was a joy to behold. Bright sunshine, blue water and dolphins playing in the loc… More
“Excellent hospitality in this comfortable family home.”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2012
The house is reached down a long narrow road which skirts the Loch. Even before you reach the front door the magic begins with the waterfall by the gate. Not an artificial garden feature but a force… More
“One of the best short breaks.”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2011
Stepping out of the car on arrival ,on opening the gates we were greated by the sound of the waterfall only feet away from the house and the breathtaking views of the loch. Fantastic location offerin… More
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Dovedale is a spacious and comfortable ground floor apartment with walking from the door and fabulous views of Grisedale Beck and the Lakeland fells. A wonderful home from home for exploring the Lakeland fells : Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag, High Street, Fairfield, Angle T …see more
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Sunrise Barn is a converted Milking shed situated in the stunning village of Romaldkirk surrounded by the fabulous views of the Teesdale countryside. It has been finished to a very high standard, is child and dog friendly, and 2 minutes walk from 2 pubs. Perfect for b …see more
Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Tranquility and peace in the heart of the Norfolk countryside. The perfect place to get away from it all... .....relax and sleep in style!
Welcome to Summer here at Olde Farm Holiday Cottages, the nights are now longer, the ground …see more
La Maison d'Anna is a charming house in the picturesque village of St Sulpice sur Cele in Le Lot region of south west France. The house is typical of the area and is situated on a quiet single track road that leads from the village church to the river valley road. The …see more
“Home-from-home with outstanding communication from owner”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2014
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Myself plus my wife, two-year-old son and parents-in-law enjoyed a perfect week in August, and would recommend the property to anyone. Stylish, spacious, cosy, jaw-droppingly well-e… More
“Inspiring location and comfortable character property made for an excellent holiday base.”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2014
A great scenic location with memorable landscapes - viewed through property's windows. Well appointed and creative interior. Plenty of outdoor activities locally - especially if you like swimming and … More
“The perfect French retreat”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2014
I've been meaning to say how much we enjoyed our stay at la Maison d 'Anna. So many highlights - the midday dips in the river at the bottom of the lane, the wonderful walks up on the causse and along … More
An t-Oilean Coille is a modern detached cottage at the edge of a lake near Maam Cross in the heart of Connemara. It has three bedrooms (a twin, a double (ensuite) and a third room with a double and a single bed) and a family bathroom. There is a large open plan living a …see more
“Fantastic experience, Sean makes you feel like at home”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2014
Our staying at the house, which is perfectly located, was fantastic. Connemara offers everything you can expect, amazing countryside, beautiful sandy beaches, Aran Islands...… More
“Lovely cottage ideally located in a beautiful part of Connemara”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
We spent a very pleasant week in a very nice and confortable cottage, in a quiet small village at the heart of Connemara, next to lakes and mountains. Perfect to enjoy nature and wilderness, and centr… More
“Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen and beautiful views over the lake.”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2013
Comfortable well equipped rooms with excellent amenities. The location was perfect for day trips to Galway City, Clifden and Kylmore Abbey etc.. We loved the views over the lake at sunset from the bac… More
Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Situated in a peaceful and very picturesque rural valley this is the perfect get away from it all cottage, in an elevated position with fabulous views and set in the grounds of the owners' property. We've been described as "a priceless gem on the Welsh border'" and "the …see more
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Bryre it was like a home from home. Cosy and warm on arrival with the log fire burning away. We stayed for New Years and we were spoilt with a welcome hamper, a g… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We were glad you found it to be a home from home. We do our very best to ensure that you have a warm, cosy retreat in which to recharge those batteries. Best of luck for 2016 and we hope to see you again before too long.
Stayed for a weekend in this beautifully designed barn located on a peaceful small holding. The owners are extremely pleasant and thoughtful, and have done a magnificent job of renovating this barn. I… More
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at The Byre. There are guests...and then there are lovely guests, people who truly appreciate what we have tried to create. You were such lovely guests. We hope you will return.
“Outstanding! Best kept secret hideaway in the Northern Brecons…”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2013
We were typically late arriving to a lovely heartfelt welcome – with home-made canapés on arrival, we had a calming evening playing scrabble by the fire and woke in our own time to a breakfast of h… More
Thank you for your review of The Byre. We are especially pleased when people appreciate how hard we work to make our guests' stay extra special. It is indeed a labour of love!
The Finca is in a rural environment. Large garden with pool, lawn and many flowers. It takes you within 5 minutes to the sandy beach and the supermarkets. As we are living here most of the time it has central heating, airconditioning, and is equiped and furnisherd state …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Orchard Mews, located on Southmoor Farm close to the attractive village of Hawkchurch and only 6 miles from Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast. This peaceful and secluded apartment, set in 40 acres of wonderful Devon countryside is new for the holiday letting season. Fur …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
Badgers End is a 19C cottage in an idyllic rural setting at the end of a country lane, awarded a 4 Star rating by the English Tourist Board. Elevated, looking towards the Welsh Mountains. Spacious private woodland and garden. Fifteen minutes walk into the Heart of th …see more
Fantastic cottage in great location. Carol was a superb host and nothing was too much trouble. Carol's hospitality went the extra mile when she offered to collect us from a local pub!!!! Will not hesi… More
“We love the Forest of Dean!”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2016
Lovely cottage, really comfortable beds, everything we needed to make our holiday complete.
Carol and Tony were perfect hosts, not too intrusive but there if they were needed. Lots of wild life inclu… More
“Cosy cottage in good location”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2015
The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Location was excellent. The cottage was at the end of a (very narrow) lane, so no through traffic. Table and chairs provided o… More
Welcome to Rann Village Resort at Bhirandiara-Kutch. The village resort is built near White Rann of Kutch. At Rann Village Resort, we have Kutchi Bhungas (mud hut), all well traditional crafted with interior mud work, both AC & NON AC Bhunga with all facilities.
Close …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
Hollycroft - a pretty 2-bedroom 1920's era semi-detached cottage in the fabulous village of Eynsham, just four miles / ten minutes (by frequent bus) from Oxford centre, a short drive into the Cotswolds and easy access by car or bus from Heathrow airport. Upstairs: …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
South Lodge is in a elevated position looking towards Loch Ederline. It has a large bedroom with cosy sitting room with open fire, wifi, docking station and new fitted kitchen and bathroom. Walking distance to the loch where rowing boats can be hired and ospreys can be …see more
“A delightful cottage in a stunningly beautiful setting”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
A loch, Estate House and a ring of hills is what is seen from the front door. Superb. Lovely feeling of being in a comfortable cottage that was a genuine Estate cottage. The owners could not have been… More
“Beautiful, peaceful location with an open fire and great views.”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2012
Cosy cottage on the hillside with great walks down to the loch or up onto the higher ground stretching out beyond the cottage.
Great for kids to run around and play in the vicinity of the house and m… More
Reviewed 20 Jan 2016
We had a wonderful time. The cottage had everything we needed. the scenery could not have been better, so peaceful Walking was excellent. Wilma and Angus were on hand if we needed anything. Would c… More
Many thanks for your kind review and we hope one day you may return.
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Welcome to our immaculately presented, period self catering cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds. Our cottage provides luxury & comfort with modern facilities, whilst retaining many attractive period features including an Inglenook fireplace with log burning stove, sto …see more
Broad Oak Cottage is just lovely. Perfect location. Comfortable and spotless. Kitchen was extremely well equipped.
The only suggestion I would make is to launder bed linens in a detergent that has … More
“Comfortable and charming”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2012
Broad Oak Cottage is a charming, comfortable cottage perfectly located for the centre of historic Stow-on-the-Wold.
The cottage is a delight. It is well maintained, pretty, and equipped with every… More
Charming 150 year old traditional stone cottage. Modern large well equipped kitchen diner. Comfortable lounge with wood burner and views to the garden. The cottage sleeps 5 in three well furnished bedrooms; one 5ft king bed / can convert to be 2 singles , one standa …see more
A former Gloucestershire resident I travelled back to visit friends from the area. I stayed for one week and the cottage was everything I had hoped for. It gave me a great base for getting around and … More
Thankyou for your kind words and appreciation of Bondend.
“A lovely break!!”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2012
Just returned from a lovely break. Cottage was lovely and clean. Lots of extras such as dishwasher tabs,washing up liquid,shampoo, soap, clingfilm e.t.c.Every utensil you would need. Loved the homemad… More
Thankyou, it is good to hear Bondend suited you so well and you had a happy stay.
Full description to follow. Sleeps up to 4 persons. Traditionally furnished gîte apartment featuring elegant wall paintings and original Louis XVI fireplaces - this was the traditional winter quarters of the château owners, so is both beautifully decorated and histori …see more
Originally built as an illegal pub in the 1860's, it was modernized in 2003. free WiFi. 4 poster bed.woodburner.free logs provided during your stay.. It is situated in an area of outstanding beauty on the wild Atlantic Way. Many historical sites locally. Ideal walking c …see more
This was our first holiday as a family with our 10-month old babygirl and we're so happy to have booked with Eileen O'Shea in Lauragh! We came in quite late but the welcome with a roaring fire and a p… More
The small villa (100m2, not including the balconies) has , one a living room/dining room with fireplace ( convertible sofa bed), a kitchen (oven , fridge, microwave oven, cofee makers ( espresso -filtered), boiler, toaster and dishwasher) and a spacious bathroom. On the …see more
Not suitable for children; Car essential; Pet friendly;
Recently Converted Quarrymans workshop with off road parking, private garden and spacious living accommodation for 2 people. Located close to the moorland and beaches. This is a very convenient location for visiting many of Cornwalls Attractions while still being in a q …see more
New high-standard loghouse in traditional Norwegian style built by local craftsmen, with all modern facilities. Located on a former small farm (only animals - a few friendly lambs for the children). Two floors (each 70 m2). Located in Tresfjord, Vestnes, on a low hill …see more
Superb accommodation in a quiet and peaceful location right on the fjord. Well stocked Spar shop nearby (better than UK Spar shops!!). The gorgeous house has everything you could possibly wish for - j… More
Nearest beach 8 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
- Located in the centre of historic Arundel, Benjamin Cottage is a sympathetic stable conversion with private access via the original Coach House garage doors and set in the rear garden behind the main property. The main house where the owners live and Benjamin Cottage …see more
We absolutely loved our weekend at Benjamin Cottage. The decor is gorgeous, setting tranquil and location perfect for walking/pub visits/boat trips! We loved the welcome basket/dvd collection/robes in… More
“absolutely delightful little hideaway”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
What a treasure of a cottage! Welcoming, cosy and very tastefully renovated to a high standard. Benjamin cottage is compact but with clever design feels spacious and the mezzanine sleeping area with a… More
“Beautiful place , ideal location, great value for money.”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2011
I would recommend Benjamin cottage, I visited with my partner and we felt that the area was beautiful and the cottage was ideal to fall back to at the end of the day ! An amazing weekend thank you Phi… More
Trinity Haven offers 4**** private Irish self catering accommodation near to Killykeen Forest Park and the Radisson Farnham Hotel in Cavan, Ireland. This holiday home has four spacious bedrooms that sleep 6-8 persons conveniently and has two double and two twin bedroom …see more
Lovely spacious holiday cottage - plenty of space for 4 adults and 5 young children. Very safe, quiet location with a view over the lake. I'd thoroughly recommend if you're looking for somewhere pea… More
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The Grange offers an impressive Scottish island retreat for large gatherings all year round. It is ideally situated with front-line panoramic sea views of the bay and Holy Isle, directly opposite a wide sand …see more
We visited over the New Year week as part of a group consisting of 3 couples and 7 kids. The house exceeded expectations. Lots of space, very well equipped, beautiful art on pretty much every wall,… More
“A house and view to die for”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2013
The photos don't do the house justice, it's truly lovely and the position is stunning. If you can find another view like that I want to know where it is. Watching Gannets, from the lovely bay window … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Look no further than Jackobob cottage (near Flamborough Head) for stunning views and an escape to the wild beauty of the Yorkshire coast...
Resting on the cliff top overlooking Thornwick Bay and a breathtaking sea view, this 1930s white-wood detached holiday cottage ha …see more
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
A beautifully refurbished cottage in the heart of the New Forest. Full central heating, fully equipped kitchen with Aga and electric cooker and hob, fully integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. 4 bedrooms (one super king, one double, one twin which can be a super kin …see more
Cobble House is situated in the centre of Padstow yards from the picturesque harbour and surrounded by the bustling shops and restaurants of this lovely seaside town. It is ideally located for a relaxed memorable holiday.Cobble House dates back to the 19th century. The …see more
Nice house, central for everything. Next door to rojanno's(which is is over-rated) and which can be a little noisy if you want an early night(not rowdy, just raised voices and chairs moving), but did … More
Dundream is situated in the unspoiled, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. Dundream has four bedrooms all with stunning sea views, three bathrooms and sleeps 8 people. The …see more
Stunning former milking parlour in the grounds of a 13th Century converted tithe barn in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan, newly restored and refurbished. The cottage is a single-storey building with two conjoining bedrooms (one double room, one with a double bunk be …see more
Wendy have gone an extra mile to keep her guests very comfortable and I 'm sure this cottage will be a success for her… More
You were a delightful family to have here and I enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for your kind words and I hope you will come back soon.
“A gem of a find... Gorgeous accommodation.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2014
We stayed at Glebe cottage for three nights this week and had a wonderful few days.
With four children age ten and under, we struggle to find decent accommodation which caters for all of us and is re… More
It was lovely to meet such a charming family - the children were all delightful and friendly - and it will be a pleasure to have you to stay with us again.
“Home from home comforts and Welsh hospitality”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2014
My fiance and I stayed for a short break at Glebe Cottage with our dog, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. We chose Glebe Cottage as it is perfectly located for visiting family in Cardiff and fri… More
It was lovely to meet you both - and Savannah! Hope you will return soon.