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.
Situated on the coast close to the beautiful Angmering-on-Sea, Carousel is a perfect holiday home boasting gorgeous views over both the coast in front of the house and the Sussex downs at the back.
Built in 2013, Carousel has been purposely designed as a holiday home. …see more
Whether you are looking for time on your own, a romantic getaway, a week-end away or a family holiday Samhach is the perfect Holiday Let for you.
Samhach has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence for 2015, we are one of the first holiday lets to achiev …see more
We had a fantastic honeymoon in Samhach! The house was very clean and literally everything was provided, even a bottle of wine in the fridge! The view from the house and the surrounding countryside ar… More
“Wood burning stove, fresh eggs and picturesque scenery”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
As part of a week long tour of the north of Britain, Samhach was easily the highlight of our trip. The cottage surpassed all expectations offering a modern well equipped and clean environment in a tra… More
“Samhach; the perfect holiday retreat.”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2013
Nestled in an idyllic and tranquil setting, Samhach offers all the comforts of home with the welcome addition of two extraordinarily friendly owners. Your every need is catered for; Sky+ TV, broadband… More
A stay in any of our three traditional Mani homes offers our guests a unique experience in holiday home rental. As a result of our own extensive travel experiences we have made every effort to furnish our houses as if they were homes, rather than a rental facility.Villa …see more
We have very much enjoyed our stay at Villa Lefktron. When we arrived the garden was a carpet of beautiful wild flowers. Tracy and Takis had left us some lovely local oranges, nuts and wine, while the… More
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
Villa Lefktron was absolutely wonderful. It was our best self-catering to date. The home is lovely, built in a traditional Mani stone and timber style. We felt comfortable the moment we walked in. … More
“Our best holiday rental yet! The most lovely villa to enjoy Greece.”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2011
We have just returned after 2 weeks at Villa Lefktron. We can't speak more highly of the villa - wonderful location, views, very well maintained, cleaned and furnished. Spacious and airy - nice and co… More
We travelled to Ireland with our 4 grown children/significant others etc. This place was really well located. Took the train into Galway..we were able to take the bus back out.. kids were able to ta… More
twas was a pleasure to meet all of you, thanks for coming to Banba House and am so glad you enjoyed... All the best... Ray
“A heartwarming host and a beautiful house!”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2013
My family, girlfriend and I stayed at this house during part of our tour of Europe; three days in Ireland. Ray and his friend were waiting for us at the train station. They had a very warm greeting an… More
, thanks so much guys, I always feel that you should be able to contact me if you need something during your stay. Its good to be available to advise people who take the trouble to come and stay at Banba House. We take great pride in Banba House and value all the new people who we meet on their travels from around the world. Now that we have just had our wi fi booster installed, we expect we will be able to reply faster better sooner to any info requests we receive.Our moto is...We are here to help... Very Best Regards
Ray and Rita.
“Can't wait to do it again”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2013
Next time we will rent the Bamba House for a week and travel to other places from there, There was eleven of us and we all had our space and we love the set up of the house, very spacious and elegan… More
a brilliant bunch of people, It was my pleasure to be able to help. Ray
Beautiful townhouse near the centre of the lovely town of Beaumaris. The property is more than 100 years old and is a listed building containing many original features whilst benefiting from a recent refurbishment and modern facilities. Ty Capel (Chapel House) is situ …see more
Sobre O Mar is a spacious luxury villa on the Sao Rafael estate close to Albufeira, in the Algarve which has been recently renovated. With large manicured gardens and a private pool this Villa is ideal for adults and children alike. The Villa has four bedrooms two of …see more
Our family party consisted of an age range from 18-79 and we all commented on how lovely the villa was and how it suited everyone of us. The villa was larger than we thought from the photos and had … More
We are so pleased that you had a good time as a large family group and found that the villa was larger and better than you expected. Hopefully there was space for all to be on their own when required but at the same time providing a comfortable environment for great times together.
Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you again.
Reviewed 2 Jul 2015
We were a party of 5 adults and 3 children staying in this wonderful villa. There is nothing I could fault or have a negative view on. The villa is in an ideallic setting within close walking distan… More
Thank you very much for the wonderful comments. We are really pleased that you had a great time and that you found the beach, restaurants shops etc. to be convenient for someone without a car.
We look forward to a return visit and thank you for staying with us.
“charming, quiet villa in close proximity to some wonderful unspoilt beaches”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
Sobre O Mar is a beautiful villa, spacious, stylish and well equipped. The garden and pool were equally fantastic and the view down to the sea was stunning. just a few minutes walk and there are two s… More
Thank you very much for the super review. You certainly seem to have fully embraced all there is to do in the area, horse riding, para-sailing, walking, swimming etc.. Thank you also for the very nice comments on Tracey who works very hard at helping our guests to enjoy their time in Sobre O Mar.
We look forward to your return visit.
This modern bungalow is located in the beautiful coastal village of Glenarm in the picturesque Glens of Antrim. This cosy house is tastefully furnished with all mod cons offering a pretty enclosed BBQ patio area to the rear and commands stunning views to the front, from …see more
Villa le Terrazze Fiorite has a living space of 200 m2 with luxury design furniture, surrounded by gardens of 800m2 with private swimming pool. The panoramic position on the hills that rise around the lake makes it a strategic spot to easily reach all the attractions of …see more
“Lovely house, very well equipped and ideally situated for exploring the area”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
We had a lovely 10 days at the Villa le Terrazze Fiorite. The pool was a hit with our youngest and was very clean and well maintained. Diego was very helpful, guiding us to the house and making sure… More
I am glad that you enjoyed your Holiday at Villa le Terrazze Fiorite; I am looking forward to seeing you again. Diego
Reviewed 3 Jul 2016
A wonderful holiday due to the amazing villa. Extremely well equipped for a very homely stay. We enjoyed the outside space most of all. The garden was beautiful with lots of shade, pool was amazing an… More
Thank you very much for your nice comments; I am glad that you enjoyed your Holiday, I hope to see you again in the future.
“Home from home in Italy!”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2015
The service and support received from the very outset by Diego was fantastic. He made the whole family feel very welcome and explained the property in detail. Nothing was too much trouble and it was g… More
I am glad that you enjoyed your Holiday at Lake Garda; I hope to see you again in the future.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre
2 5 Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.2 km
This well appointed log cabin can sleep up to 5 people and is well suited to families. There's just SO much to see and do in this beautiful part of Scotland.
The cabin is situated in a wonderful setting, right by a river in a small picturesque estate, a stroll from th …see more
We stayed here for a weekend in November 2015. It was a miserable weekend with heavy rain, but we felt all cosy and warm in front of the log fire in this great wee cabin.
Lot's of thought has been… More
“cosy and in the heart of Scotland”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2016
cosy and in the heart of Scotland
close to shop
river running by
Owner greets you and gives you tour explaining how the property functions… More
“the cabin with everything”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2015
Nicely located by the river with the privacy of a small site but within 5 minutes walk of the village shop the cabin is equiped with everthing you could need for a holiday of this type although we onl… More
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.
Built in 1800, the Anchorage stands on .25 of an acre with its own private gardens and has been recently renovated to a luxurious standard. Ideal for families or groups of up to 8 people seeking a relaxing holiday in a private and enclosed space.This detached property i …see more
Guimondiere is a 2 storey spacious family holiday home with 3 double bedrooms and a shower room/toilet on each floor. There is the potential to sleep up to 10 people with additional bed space in the form of a double sofa bed in the comfortable tv lounge, room for a co …see more
Cahermore Holiday Village - Within 5 minutes walk of the wonderful village & beach in Enniscrone, 23 miles from Sligo town and 8 miles from Ballina, this spacious,well equipped & decorative holiday home is in pristine condition & truly the ideal location to enjoy the lo …see more
Loved the cottage ! Cathy was wonderful and very helpful. Had some issues with running certain appliances but after a day or 2 we had them all sorted out. The cottage is very well equipped, wonderful … More
So glad you enjoyed your stay here and many thanks for leaving the house so nice :-) Thanks also for your comments in House 'Visitor's Book', it seems you really did make the most of your holiday long long way from home & were out & about a lot! We would love to welcome you back again.:-)
The Hideaway exhibits all the charm of a traditional rural cottage whilst featuring a stylish contemporary interior. The project, completed in spring 2010 and redecorated in 2015 was a perfect opportunity to create a charming coastal retreat.
Open plan cottage
Upstair …see more
This was our third time staying at the hideaway, will be back again next year. Such a beautiful, peaceful place can't fault it.… More
“Peacfull idylic accomodation but near enough to civilisation.”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2013
The cottage is charming, quaint and beautifully presented. Perfect hideaway for a couple. Just the right size for two (although there is the option of the sofa bed in the lounge if it's needed) Well b… More
“The stay is worth repeating”
Reviewed 11 Mar 2013
We had a cozy stay in this little cottage. As a couple very good. Bedroom was a bit cold, due to the gale blowing at night with freezing temperaturers and snow. We adviced the owners to make a second … More
Thank you for the suggestions. We have now insulated the window surrounds in the bedroom and hung a heavy curtain over the door. We have had a long spell of unusually cold easterly winds this year but with the extra insulation, woodburner, central and underfloor heating, the Hideaway will now be toasty year round.
Casa dos Sonhos (House of Dreams) is a luxurious single-story villa with four bedrooms and three bathrooms set in beautiful mature private gardens with its own large pool, terrace and barbecue area. The villa is private and not over-looked, being set on a hillside in …see more
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
“Book it! You won't be disappointed.”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2014
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 pla… More
Just 5 minutes from the lovely and lively old town of Bergerac on the banks of the Dordogne in the Périgord, Le Clos du Verger is a former farmstead set in a good hectare of land in a gentle, green valley leading up to extensive forests and the village of Maurens.Our c …see more
Great property! Lovely private courtyard, very well equipped kitchen, comfy sitting area with new sofas. Wifi, games and DVD player included. All very clean and beautifully furnished.
Very spacious… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We enjoyed having you both to stay at the Chai.
This 18th century farmhouse has been lovingly restored, keeping all the original features such as antique fireplaces and stairs. The small sitting room downstairs opens onto a wisteria covered terrace for dining al fresco. This leads to the very private garden and swimm …see more
Casablanca is a stunning newly built four bedroom villa in a private gated community situated in the Puerto Marina area of Benalmadena. Situated just 15 minutes from Malaga airport, minutes walk from the marina and beach and its many excellent bars and restaurants and …see more
Beautiful comfy and cozy lakeside cottage in the village of Sajzy, 15km from Elk, North East PolandThis charming wooden house is a perfect base to explore the stunning region of Mazury, or if you just want to relax and light the BBQ and enjoy the peace and tranquilty it …see more
We had a really great time at the Lake House. We were four adults and a 1-year-old child.
The house has everything you could to be comfortable and to feel relaxing. Tastefully decorations which fit… More
Keepers Cottage sits peacefully surrounded by acres of woodland in the heart of the Malt Whisky Trail. Mid way between Aberdeen and Inverness, it provides a perfect get-away amongst stunning woodland, as well as an ideal location from which to explore a wealth of local …see more
Casa Das Amendoeiras is a large spacious 7 bedroom villa with ample room for those who wish to travel in large groups. Ideal for entertaining in a relaxing and quiet location, yet just a few minutes Walking distance to the beaches and strip where you will find plenty of …see more
Lovely villa, comfortably accommodating 6 adults and 4 children. Excellent ( v. Deep) large pool and plenty of outside playing area. Great location in quiet cul-de-sac but less than 10 mins walk (chil… More
Thank you for your review. I can confirm that the electricity issue has now been resolved. I am sorry if this caused any disruption to your stay and it was a pleasure havin you. . We look forward to hearing from you if you wish to book for next. Thank you once again for your booking. Many thanks Patrick Kennedy
CROESO -Welcome to Ty Haf. A stylish,spacious Edwardian house which has been recently renovated, retaining it`s period charm but offering all the amenities you require for a wonderful holiday. Off road parking for 2 -3 cars. WiFi .Sunny,enclosed rear courtyard. Ideally …see more
Ideally located traditional style house with 2 bedrooms and wonderful views of the Watzmann.2-6 person apartment. Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, full oven and hob and fridge freezer.2 bedrooms and large corner sofa with bed function. Large dining room, …see more
Delightfully situated in mature sheltered garden with views to Loch Harport and the Cuillin Mountains, Glendale Cottage is a bright, spacious and well appointed bungalow and the perfect base for exploring the wonders of the magical island of Skye. The Cottage is located …see more
The cottage is really well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The property on arrival was really clean and bed linen / towels immaculate. A very high standard. We were a party of 2 adul… More
Rossnowlagh on the coast in Co Donegal, is one of the most popular destinations for local people from all over the north of Ireland and beyond. Know for its great beach, and wonderful craic in the local pubs and restaurants, its wonderfully laid back nature attracts peo …see more
If you are interested in staying by one of the best beaches in Donegal then this is a great spot. House located a couple of minutes walk from it and also only 10 minutes walk from the surfers bar fo… More
Glad you had a wondreful stay
Reviewed 29 Apr 2015
A lovely spacious,homely cottage right next to Rossnowlagh beach. We had a brilliant weekend break with a large family group. Thanks for memorable weekend!! Hope to return.… More
A real hideaway, this delightful detached property is ideal for a romantic couple looking for a secluded spot in the Scottish Highlands with plenty of local amenities and activities as well as excellent access to the whole of Scotland by road.
Providing very comfortab …see more
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 exact… 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
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Perched on beautiful Shapridge Hill at the end of a quiet track, Wren Cottage which is the perfect romantic getaway. The cottage is a haven of peace and tranquillity and the large wildlife garden enj …see more
We have just returned from 4 nights at Wren cottage.After parking the first thing that you notice is the fantastic view as you make your way down the path to the cottage. Inside it is small but everyt… More
Thank you very much for reviewing Wren Cottage. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday here and that you would like to come back and stay! Your comments are very helpful to those who are thinking about coming here and I am sure they will be appreciated. We are very much looking forwards to welcoming you back!
“Lovely and cosy dog friendly cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
For a getaway from hectic work schedules - this was a hidden gem in the Forest of Dean. Karen and Lis are impeccable hosts ensuring that all your needs are met. The cottage was extremely well equipp… More
Thank you fro your lovely comments and we're so glad that you had a relaxing time here. It was great to meet you both and Crumble too!
“Fantastic views, cute cottage”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2014
We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with vi… More
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you had such a good time in the forest. It really is a stunning place and we feel privileged to live here!
Imagine waking up to spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Or sitting on the raised deck for a sundowner or two.
Spacious sun-drenched family home, with open plan living area and bar area with stack doors leading onto decked patio with built-in BBQ/braai. For colder …see more
St Caprais Maison de Maitre is 200 years old and offers all the charms of an old French country side property only 20 minutes from beautiful beaches of Royan area and lots of stunning historical towns such as Cognac & Talmont. The nearest charming town of Gemozac h …see more
“Wonderful well equipped home, close to lovely beaches”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2012
The house is set in the most beautiful location with lovely gardens in a quiet setting but within a central location for easy access to the whole of the region and it's beaches and historic centres.
“We had a lovely holiday and would happily spend our holiday there all over again!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
Overall a lovely place to get away to, in a good location close enough to sea and some fantastic beaches yet not in the thick of it all. The property was in good order, very spacious and well equippe… More
Our village house has been renovated and modernised as a comfortable home for entertaining and relaxing. With very thick walls, the house stays comfortable on even the hottest days and the fireplace in the living room provides a cosy gathering place on chilly evenings. …see more
We had a fantastic time at La Maison du Jardin Secret which really does have a secret garden! We loved the garden and spent a lot of time there just relaxing, eating and drinking. The house is spaci… More
“home from home in the sun”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2011
Very helpful owner, very pleased with service and accommodation. Le Jardin Secret is an old townhouse in a traditional village with restaurants and summer gourmand street markets (great fun!). Nearby … More
Beautiful Arts and Crafts House available for self catering holiday lets. Stunning views of estuary. Sleeps 8. 2 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms (1 en suite). Separate bathroom. 2 additional WCs. Large kitchen / dining room. Private mature garden. Off street parking for sev …see more
“A great location, house was like home from home, highly recommend.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2012
Was surprised by how much I enjoyed our stay, a tranquil setting, everything you needed was in the house. Lots of visitors about but relaxing, the tides going out and being able to walk out to the is… More
“Fabulous house and beautiful location. I highly recommend it!”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2012
We loved our stay in this house. It is a beautiful large family home with wonderful panoramic views of the estuary. It is situated at the end of a private single track road right on the estuary, next … More
“First Rate Family Home”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2012
Great house in a stunning location. This is a traditional family home with large rooms and high ceilings. Very well presented and equipped. The views from the bedrooms and living rooms are over the la… More
Hill Cottage is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets. This pretty cottage has been a private holiday home for more than thirty years and many generations, now it's your chance to see th …see more
As a family group of adults and grandchildren we were all delgihted with the charm of the property.The house was very well stocked and catered admirably for all needs The views from the main bedroom w… More
“I could live in this cottage”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2011
Oh what a lovely cosy cottage so homely with everything you could want for a relaxing stay including dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer cooker microwave (if you want to cook )but really no need a… More
Glad you had a good holiday and thank you for the feedback.
“Comfortable and well located.”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
It's a comfortable cottage that feels like someone's home and not just a holiday let. Our grandson 7 enjoyed the attic room. … More
This recently renovated and well equipped bungalow with ample parking space is in an excellent location for those wishing to explore the variety of sights, activities and cultural events the area has to offer. On the cusp of Durham and Tyne & Wear it is equidistant betw …see more
Newtown Cottage is a charming detached cottage in a very secluded, beautiful and unspoilt area of the New Forest. Traditional features include inglenook fire place and Aga. Private 1/4 acre garden opens directly onto the forest.This beautiful period cottage with cob wal …see more
We had a fantastic time at the cottage. The location is amazing, with the very neat garden opening into the New Forest national Park. There is a nice pub by the lake which you can reach walking. The c… More
Reviewed 24 Oct 2014
We stayed at Newtown Cottage for 11 days. I'm going to sit on the fence on this one and state that the Cottage was nothing short of FANTASTIC. It has the feeling of a true home with all the amenities … More
“A great place to stay especially at Christmas”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2014
Cottage was excellent and good value. The Xmas tree and lights round the open fire place were a nice and welcoming touch by the owners. Great place to stay - warm and cosy. Plenty of space and great … More
Arabia Cottage is located approximately 200 yds from the harbour and beach in the traditional fishing village of Port Isaac. Port Isaac consists of a fascinating jumble of old cottages and houses clustered around a beautiful sheltered harbour, sitting between steep hill …see more
Arabia cottage was just what it said on the tin, and more! Our weather wasn't kind and the lashings of hot water and cosy heating was wonderful to return to after walking the coastal path. The locals … More
We where lucky to have stayed at Arabia cottage when we had the beatiful weather at the beginning of May 2011. My Husband and I and our 2 Springer Spaniels. The cottage was beautiful. Spottlessly clea… More
Arabia Cottage is a typical original Cornish cottage set into the hillside just above Port Isaac. It has been beautifully refurbished, with a traditional kitchen with Cornish slate worktop and floor,… More
Freshly decorated for 2016, Escape cottage is picture postcard pretty. Minutes away from Llandudno's attractions yet tucked away so as to provide guests with their own little oasis. With new beds, kitchen & sofa's, styling is a beautiful mix of vintage finds & modern co …see more
We had a lovely time. The house was clean and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and amenable. Instructions to the house were clear and we found it easily. There is no WIFI (which is quite nice!)… More
Thank you very much for the lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage / here in Llandudno. Hopefully, it won't be too long before we have the pleasure of your visit again. Like you say, although we don't have wifi in the cottage, it is readily available in town & at our B&B just down the road.
Thanks again & kind regards,
Reviewed 26 Sep 2012
the best holiday cottage we have stayed in,everything exudes quality.beds are very comfortable.great to have tv in bedroom sam and gaenor so helpful and their bed and breakfast just down the road has … More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad that you found the break here relaxing, you were certainly lucky with the glorious weather. I hope that we have the pleasure of seeing you again in the future - we are always adding to the DVD library!!
Gaenor & Sam.