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.
“A lovely relaxing break.” Swallows barn is a lovely cosy new barn conversion with everything you need for two people.Everything is fresh & clean.It is located on a working farm & near the airport,but we were not disturbed at all.We had a warm friendly
“Fantastic home from home in a brilliant location”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2016
We enjoyed a very relaxing week, everything you need is there for your stay, a true home from home. When we arrived waiting for us was tea, coffee and a home baked cake, a lovely touch to help you se… More
“Spacious, comfortable and quiet.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Roe Barn is ideally situated for exploring the Dorset coast and countryside. Very peaceful with lovely views. Our grandchildren enjoyed the play area especially the trampoline and we all loved the wal… More
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
Stayed for a week in Roe Barn with my wife, our 2 children aged 2 and 8 months and my parents. The barn is exceptionally well appointed with all the mod-cons you need to make it feel like home. We h… More
“Couldn`t ask for better!” We couldn`t ask for more, the accommodation was excellent, peaceful, and secure. The Park and Ride was only a short walk away so hardly needed to use the car and the walks were lovely.We were made to feel so very welcome on a
“Mrs” Lovely cottage comfortable king-size bed clean fresh bedlinen, only one seatee and a small chair which was OK for us as a couple but not for 4 adults,nice dinning table with 4 chairs, the ceiling is quite low again was fine for us but wouldn't be
Stayed with husband, one child and two dogs. Fab cottage, everything you needed in the cottage. Dogs loved it too as there was a garden. Great walks on the beach, Lovely pub in the village and cafe n… More
Reviewed 6 Aug 2016
Fantastic well equipped accommodation with great enclosed garden ideal for our spaniel
wifi for the teenagers and a lovely local pub for us
Location is fab just 10 minutes from the beautiful sandy… More
“A perfect break”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2013
If you want a quiet, dog friendly, holiday break away from the tat of Hemsby & Great Yarmouth then Winterton-on-Sea is the place for you. A lovely village with super beach, two shops and a real ale pu… More
“Well presented,well equipped, beautiful cottage.” I would have been happy to live in this characterful, well equipped and presented cottage, so to stay in it for our holiday was a real treat. Karen and Steve have thought of everything when equipping t
“Perfect for Welsh walks” I went to the barn with friends as my friend had booked it for a birthday visit. The owner who came to see us was friendly and showed us around.
The barn was big and had a spacious kitchen and living room. The rooms with
We were made to feel really at home in and around the farm! Mic and Jacqui made sure we had everything we needed and more- put up a lovely badmington set for us which gave us endless fun in the sun.
“Beautiful and so relaxing. Can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 2 Dec 2011
Really can't wait to go back.
The barn has been beautifully converted and is big enough for large groups.
My wife and I went with our six month old baby who loved stroking the horses that Mick and J… More
“Lovely Barn, Beautiful area”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
The barn was warm and homely with fabulous surrounding views of the countryside and river. The barn is very well equiped with everything you'd need for a self catering holiday and the owners are very … More
“Would love to stay again!” We had an amazing Christmas staying at Woodland barn, the cottage is very modern with all the appliances you would need. We arrived to lovely welcome gifts and the cottage was beautifully decorated with a Christmas tree. The
Booking was easy and response fast.
Woodland barn was very good, very well presented and clean.
The views where to die for overlooking the valley and river seven.
Plenty to do in the local area and… More
“A little Gem, in Forest of Dean”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
This little Barn conversion has been finished to a very high standard, it's owners keep it beautifully, we were 4 OAP's and 2 dogs, and had a wonderful short break. The view from the patio certainly h… More
“Beautiful location, outstanding accommodation”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2012
My partner and I stayed in this charming cottage last summer, It was not our first time in the area; we love it so much we regularly visit.
The Forest of Dean is an exceptionally beautiful area of … More
“Foxes barn” We really enjoyed our stay in the barn, it was like a 2nd christmas, so relaxed in the beautiful sitting room by the cosy log fire after a lovely stroll into Tewkesbury across the fields. The house was well equipped with everything! Beauti
“Lovely place - convenient but just out of the hustle bustle”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2013
Enjoyed our stay at the barn. Convenient to Tewkesbury, but also just a few metres off the motorway. We stayed 3 nights and found this to be central for a day trip to South Wales and another day tri… More
“Fantastic hospitality great venue”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
This was a great pace for 4 adults and 4 kids..Owners were terrific and the
barn was amazing. Their hospitality was awesome...Thank you Elizabeth & Mark… More
“We didn't want to leave this lovely barn!”
Reviewed 28 Mar 2013
Last minute booking which exceeded our expectations! The facilities are excellent, clean, everything you needed and the welcome pack was brilliant - the eggs & the scones, jam and cream meant we didn… More
“On the beautiful SW Coastal Path” A fantastic 'upside down' barn conversion about a mile from St Just in the coastal countryside with great all round facilities for one or two people including a large bedroom, lovely bathroom and sun-trap patio.
“Great Stay” What a great cottage very quite and peaceful every thing to hand and very clean and tidy, Its a great shame we only had a few days away as we would have loved to have stayed longer with our two dogs
“Absolutely wonderful cottage in beautiful location”
Reviewed 28 Sep 2012
We had a wonderful weeks holiday. The cottage is lovely. Furnished to a very high standard, clean and comfortable. Good location. Very quiet but a short drive to lots of lovely towns. Highly recommend… More
Many thanks for the positive coments, its always lovely to get good feedback. So pleased you had such a wonderful time. The peace and quiet of the cottage is something we always enjoy when we get the chance to visit ourselves, then once relaxed, can enjoy the rest of the area. thanks again and visit again soon.
Had a great stay at the stables. Perfect for what we wanted visiting family.
Very comfortable beds and a quite location. There were 3 of us and had 2 extra guests stay for a couple of nights, and … More
“Lovely barn in fabulous location.” A very comfortable barn conversion in the middle of lovely countryside. Very well located to get to some amazing beaches; we loved Porthtowan and Trevaunance Cove for the surf. The barn had everything we wanted and
We love coming to Sunbury Barn, the accomodation is excellent and the location superb, great views, only 2 miles from the beach but so quiet and peaceful. The children love spending time in the huge … More
“A lovely relaxing easy to enjoy holiday home.”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2011
Charming barn,attractive,stylish decoration.Lovely big family living space with comfy beds and great showers.All equipment/kitchenextras provided.Beautiful location -quiet countryside as far as you ca… More
“Lovely and relaxing in perfect location with beautiful views.” Travelled with husband and son for a wedding in the area. Barn in lovely location and very well equipped . Owners seem to have thought of everything including a pair of binoculars to view
We stayed in Oak Barn. 5 adults and one toddler.
Unfortunately we had a week of very wet weather which exacerbated the damp problem within the house.
The beds were incredibly uncomfortable however … More
Thank you taking the time to leave a review, however, as we were totally unaware of any issues until you handed over a letter as you were leaving we had no chance to rectify any of the perceived problems.It was a shame that you did not contact us immediately especially as our front door is only a few yards away, you had all the contact details in the cottage in case we were not at home and we would have moved you all into Rose Barn straight away.We are sorry that the fridge freezer developed a fault and have ordered a replacement, mattresses are a matter of personal taste but they are renewed on a regular basis.We take on board about the lighting, all the cottages have outside lights that come on automatically but we have now provided each cottage with a torch as well.
“Mrs” A lovely comfortable cottage with everything you need. The driveway is a little bit tricky for a low ish car but when you get used to it, it's ok. Thank you for all the arrival gifts, bread,milk,eggs etc. Only 5 mins from Porthleven where our fam
Really enjoyed our stay at the Piggery. I was there with my wife and two teenage children and the thought the standard of all the rooms was first class. We loved visiting Marazion which is only 10 m… More
“Wonderful cottages, lovely setting, friendly owners” My family and I stayed here for a week in October 2012 and had a fantastic time. The cottages is as lovely as the pictures and the front room with its wooden beams and log fire was brilliant. We've
We have been coming to Helscott Farm for 7 years and have stayed in each of the 5 converted barns. As our family has grown over the years we need more space and Rose Barn is just perfect. Equipped wit… More
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
My husband and I spent a fabulous week at Acorn Barn along with our dog. We were all made to feel incredibly welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the owners John and Yvonne. The cottage was b… More
“Everything we wanted from our holiday and more.” Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place.
My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights with our 1 1/2 yr old in September. I'm slightly reluctant when writing this review because we liked this place so much and will definitely be back so I just hop… More
“Cotmore Farm will never disappoint, a fantastic place.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2016
This was our second visit to Appletree Cottage and certainly will not be our last. My daughter and boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed their first stay, they enjoyed the well equipped cottage, location and … More
“Very high quality cottage in beautiful countryside”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2016
Spent a lovely week here in June 2016. The cottage is in excellent condition with high quality fittings and furniture, and is well equipped. It would have been even nicer if the weather had been bette… More
“Lovely cottage with great views and modern amenities.” Our stay at spout barn last week was great. The house has got all the
modern amenities that one looks forward to these days. We found it
spacious and the views from the house was the best one
“Perfect” A wonderfully located 5-star accommodation. Excellent facilities; clean,bright and roomy. Lovely garden and large area for kids to play. Superb location - quiet, peaceful and sunny all day long. Perfect location for walks to the beach and St.
“Wonderful cottage hen do stay” Hi
Great place.beautiful cottage with great facilities. Perfect mixture of old and new and in great condition.
We visited for my friends Weekend hen do and as organiser found Richard to be very straightforward and
Just back from a relaxing break at Marram house along with family, friends and dogs. This place cannot be beaten in terms of value for money, quality dog friendly accomodation. Just fabulous. Cannot r… More
“Lucy & Ross wedding day at The Boat House 30SEP16”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2016
We planned our visit to Winterton for over twelve months and our stay a Marram House was to the standard of that befitting the great wedding to which we experienced at The Boat House. Despite our frie… More
“Best coastal stay in the UK”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
Absolutely perfect from every aspect, Marram House fulfilled and exceeded our expectations. Well appointed, spotless and cosy with high quality, solid furniture throughout. Kitchen was excellent and p… More
“Perfect accomodation and space” Spacious, comfortable and well finished. Full to the brim with facilities and just an excellent space to be in. The field/garden/lawn is a perfect space to play games (what we did), relax or just look at. Beds were comf
“The most perfect retreat for a couple” The pictures on the sites don't do this place any justice. It is so perfectly decorated, designed and furnished. I almost didn't make it to spout barn due to extreme weather conditions. When I phoned the owner sh
“Lovely property in a beautiful setting” Myself and a few friends spent a long weekend at Muirhead Steading and had a great time. The property is large and spacious but cosy at the same time thanks to the nice log fire. The house is great for a group o
“Idyllic location, quality accommodation with lovely finishing touches”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2013
We stayed with our 2 year old in June and were pleasantly surprised at the high standard of the accommodation. From the drench shower, lovely country kitchen to the really comfy beds. The house was pe… More
“Lovely cosy new year stay with beautiful view in peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
Just spent a brilliant New Years Eve here with my partner and 2 friends. We enjoyed some good walks in the area and had fun meeting Norma and feeding the Spinney Farm Alpacas!
Although the cottage i… More
“What a great place to stay”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
Very clean and warm in such a great location we can recomend the peace and quiet.
Lots of places to vist and a great choice of eating places in the area.… More
“A great find.” We have just returned from a fantastically relaxing New Year weekend at Willow Farm Cottage. The cottage is very well equipped, cosy, modern and comfortable. The owners couldn't be more helpful. We shall be returning and have already re
“Quiet and peaceful” A lovely cottage that met all expectations. It was well presented and maintained. The cottage was well situated for Canterbury and the Kent coast. There were several very nice local pubs if you fancy eating out.
We visited in Nove
“Clean, modern barn conversion in idyllic surroundings”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
We would thoroughly recommend this barn conversion. It combines character and an idyllic location with all mod cons - including wifi which is something of a necessity for my tech-mad family (though p… More
“Excellent facilities for a relaxing family break with lots to do nearby”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2013
Just spent a very relaxing week at the Granary which is a lovely clean holiday cottage with excellent facilities in the quiet village of Wingham. Lots to do in Canterbury with the cathedral and museu… More
“Great location and charming host”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
We arrived late at our location late at night on a very wet evening, and were met by the owner James who was very friendly and showed us around his lovely property. He was very interested in our visit… More
“Truly 5* beautiful views and incredible facilities” Another incredible stay at the beautiful Bamburgh Barn, just couldn't think of a more wonderful venue still as perfect as it was when we first visited, that's 3 years ago when newly completed, my fav
“The most perfect cottage, fabulous view, ideal location”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2014
This modern, very well equipped base is right in the centre of Bamburgh which has everything you could need for a holiday including pubs, coffee shops, general shops and several options to eat out in … More
Thank you for the 5-stars, we really appreciate your positive feedback on the Barn and the local area. Bamburgh really is a special place.
Thanks again for your custom, we hope you'll come and stay again soon,
“Stunning,superb,stylish and sumptuous Barn”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2014
Bamburgh Barn is a beautiful oasis for rest and relaxation. It has been finished to a very high standard and has quality fixtures and fittings. It's location is superb with fantastic views of the cast… More
Thank you very much for your positive feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again sometime!
“Beautiful home, fabulous view, perfect location”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2014
We love Bamburgh and this holiday home is the perfect place to enjoy a stay there. The home itself is fitted, furnished and equipped to a really high standard, and laid out to make the most of the fan… More
Thank you for your fabulous feedback! :)
We're so glad that you and the family enjoyed your time at the Barn, the views and the local area! Thank you also for your positive comments regarding the furnishings, finishings and smaller touches. Since your stay we've also added some more games, books and movies!
We hope that you will be able to visit the Barn again in the future and would be delighted to welcome you again!
Warm wishes from ★ Bamburgh Barn
“Great weekend break” 4th time of staying, we had a great time as always.
We had an issue with the shower,Darcy sorted it out in no time. Nothing is too much trouble, we would highly recommend it. Booked again for new year!
The perfect getaway! Cottage was lovely & set on beautiful grounds. Hot tub was a huge bonus. We will definitely be booking again ASAP! Thank you xx… More
Reviewed 22 Jun 2016
John was a very gracious host...always on hand if you needed anything but equally non-intrusive and his cottage is great.
The place itself is very well appointed, perfectly clean, and surprisingly sp… More
Reviewed 26 Sep 2016
Really love this working farm it's our 2nd visit we took our family this time my daughter stayed in the glamping pods witch she loved and her mother in law in the Shepard's hut which I think we will… More