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.
**JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TIMES' TOP 20 CHATEAUX HOLIDAYS! Live a fairytale dream in this 19th century romantic castle (sleeps up to 12 -- Please inquire for the possibility of extra guests) with its own private lake, swimming pool set within a formal rose garden, and ev …see more
This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and is now a fairy-tale holiday home. It is believed to have been built as the gate house for the officers accommodation for the Dover Castle Garrison who were housed in an impressive crescent of homes in Victor …see more
The Gatehouse at Dover was the perfect location for our Valentine's Day getaway. Beautifully decorated and very cozy, it made a wonderful couple's retreat. It is also ideally located, with an easy a… More
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You booked a long time ahead to secure the Valentines weekend and it is so nice to hear that the Gate House lived up to expectations as the perfect romantic cottage.
“Wow, wow, wow”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
This place is a jewel, a wonderful and unusual property. We went at Christmas and Michelle kindly put up tasteful decorations for us. It made our Christmas. The property is warm and has loads of chara… More
Many thanks for your kind words Lea. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Christmas at the Gate House and hope we can welcome you back sometime very soon. Best regards, Michelle.
If you both love the charm of the Italien countryside and "coolness" in the mountains, combined with a short distant to big citys like Florence and Bologne - this is your dream. The house (Castle) is … More
This romantic castle villa is situated in an exceptionally beautiful setting, on the edge of a nature reserve with hiking and biking trails through woods, but also within walking distance (750meter) of the friendly Burgundian village square "The Lind". Beautif …see more
Enjoy the magic of living in a historic house, and in the very heart of Tuscany. Villa Di Lupo Parra opens its doors and welcomes you in the seductive atmosphere of its beautiful apartments for a holiday of culture and good life. Don't miss the pleasure to learn the …see more
I would like to recommend Villa Parra and in particular at the "three centuries of art" apartment as my family and I had a very pleasant stay there. Both Donatella and her husband were very kind and … More
“Our Tuscan home from home”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2012
My family and I have just come back form holiday form this truly beautiful place.
We have two daughters, 6 and 13 and they loved every minute of their stay.
It was a truly unique experience. Donate… More
Thank you for yur prompt and kind review of your stay in the castle. I am happy to read that you got the feel of the house and the friendly atmoshere of living in Tuscany.
You have seen many places, but there are further beautiful sites to visit in the area; see you soon!!
“A little touch of heaven”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2012
Our stay at the Villa di Lupo was wonderful. Donatella and Antonio are magnificent hosts. Their love of the historic value of the villa is evident every time they speak of the villa. The restoration … More
Thank you so much for getting the feel of the house and sharing our love for the villa and its story. We look forward to welcoming you again soon at villa Di Lupo Parra
The medieval town of Bergerac in the Dordogne department is surrounded by forested hills, vast vineyards and idyllic sunflower fields. Explore the region's famed castles, participate in wine tastings and enjoy the luxurious comforts of this gorgeous mansion. When y …see more
Winner of Norfolk's Best Self Catering Accommodation in the EDP Tourism Awards 2015. The Castle is a Grade II listed Regency Castellated House boasting high ceilings and comfortable accommodation on 2 floors. Enormous well equipped kitchen with table to seat 16 and uti …see more
Spent Christmas at the Grove for three night with extended family of 16. Well catered for and everything you required was provided.
Furniture and fittings were very nice and the grounds including a w… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us and we're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much that you're thinking about returning next year. Alison
“Perfect accommodation for our stay on the North Norfolk Coast”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2015
The property we stayed in was large and spacious with beautifully finished and very well equipped kitchen and bathrooms. The dining room was large as was the comfortable lounge. We received a very war… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our holiday cottage, so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Alison
Situated in Strathlachlan on the shores of Loch Fyne, Argyll and about 1 hour 15 min drive from Glasgow Airport Castle Lachlan is a great holiday location both for families and groups of friends.Our setting and surroundings makes Castle Lachlan a very attractive setting …see more
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About the castle:
An authentic, fully furnished, just recently renovated traditional castle with great views.
Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from rivalries …see more
We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and wat… More
Thank you for your review. It really means a lot knowing that you had a great time at our castle. We try our best. We hope to seeing you again in the near future as the property is great for all year round!
“lovely castle, peaceful location”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
Well what to say if you want quirky and peace full this is the place to go ! Mani is an amazing place in Greece its full of architecture and history but with the added bonus of these mini style castle… More
Dear Matt many thanks for your kind review. As you were our first guest in the castle, you will always stay in our hearts. Hope to see you again on our castle.
Rincolisky Castle is a tower house and it's best feature is it's location in the remote region of south west Cork in Ireland. Surrounded by the sea and built on cliffs overlooking Roaring Water Bay, opposite Kilcoe Castle it has 360 degree sea views. Built in 1556, but …see more
Glentruim Castle has been beautifully extended and fully renovated to create an intimate atmosphere that is welcoming throughout the year. Offering spacious rooms with great attention to style and detail yet still retaining many of its original features it is the ideal …see more
We stayed at Glentruim with family and friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. It was fantastic. The castle is beautiful, unspoilt and homely, you can feel the warmth of the place as soon as … More
“THE BEST BIRTHDAY BASH IN THE MOST AMAZING CASTLE”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
Returned to Glentruim for a Special Birthday!
The Comfort, Space, Hot-tub, Cinema room, Log fires and Scenery are all fantastic.
13 girls spent 3 nights at this amazing Castle. The beauty of stayin… More
Thank you for your great review. Glentruim is a beautiful place and we are delighted that all of our guests enjoy it as much as we do. Our aim is to provide excellent accommodation and a warm and welcoming environment in which our guests feel totally relaxed and at home, and to create special memories that will live with them forever more. The fact that you are a repeat customer several times over speaks volumes. Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
“Think of an amazing, beautiful castle and multiply by 50”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Glentrium Castle was out of this world, incredible. I have never in my life stayed in such an amazing self catering accommodation, let alone a castle! It is a beautiful castle, very large, but not sca… More
The Garden Apartment is a lovely 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 in the fascinating Grade II listed, 18th Century, Acton Castle. It is located near the small rural hamlet of Rosudgeon, surrounded by farmland with stunning sea views across Penzance bay to St Michael's Mo …see more
A location and accommodation which can not be compared due to the unique arrangement and location.
Koule (Castel) of Bali and the little church, you just have found paradise
Totally privacy by living above all, overseeing the sandy beaches of Bali and dreaming along …see more
Staying in the castle is a one-of-a-kind experience. The castle is a work of art, the grounds are well-maintained, the pool is wonderful, and the views are unbelievable. This is the only place to stay… More
Enjoy your own private castle with an intimate, inviting atmosphere and laid-back way of living. Perfectly suited to travelers wanting to spark their imagination with a sense of place and contact with locals.
The castle is adjacent to a nature reserve with lush rollin …see more
An al 18th-century castle opens its doors to show you the stunning paintings which adorn its walls and ceilings and welcome you in its charming atmoshere. Don't miss the opportunity to see the frescoes, to learn more about the intriguing saga of a family which play …see more
“If you love and appreciate Italian art and architecture then this is the place to be”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
A fabulous opportunity to step back in time into Italian history. What an amazing place owned by a beautiful lady dedicated to restore her home to show and share the wonders hidden over many years. … More
Dear Phil and Lorraine,
thank you very much for your review.
I am sorry to read that you have been troubled by mosquitos. All our apartments are provided with mosquitos nets at the windows and besides there is a spray mosquitos repellant in the bathrooms: indeed there was one also in your apartment on the shelf near the bathroom door, but alas I forgot to tell you; I apologise for that.
I will be happy to welcome you again at Villa Di Lupo Parra and next time I will put the repellant in a more visible place, I promise.
“A unique place to stay - truly Italian!”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
My husband & I stayed here for our honeymoon in September.
It is a villa full of character; from the sweeping staircase to the amazing frescos on the walls & ceilings.
Quiet & peaceful location an… More
“A good base for travelling round Tuscany”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2011
The owners are very welcoming, providing pick up from the airport and return which was very much appreciated also the trips to the supermarket to stock up on supplies. A welcome pack which was again a… More
The Old tower "Ruina di Molino a Vento" situated in the centre of the town of Hvar was built by the Franciscans as a windmill in 1761.
Today, the tower is protected by Hvar Cultural Heritage, as a cultural monument. From the 1971 it belongs to the Lorenzo Tudor`s family …see more
1680 Scottish mansion set in 140 acre estate that dates back to 1492. The 13 bedroom house has been extensively restored and now provides extremely comfortable, relaxing accommodation in a beautiful, unique setting 15 miles west of Aberdeen on the banks of the river Uri …see more
Stayed for the weekend with the family to celebrate my son's 40th birthday. Three generations, ten of us age ranging from 9 to sixties. We were in the guest wing which sleeps ten and was very comforta… More
The Old Fort, Historic Estate is the only fully restored historic plantation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines dating back to the eighteenth-century when the French first started settling the West Indies. Set high atop Mt. Pleasant with an estate that stretche …see more
Eleven days..... into a six week Island hopping, Caribbean adventure i was lucky enough to reach Beautiful Bequia, my plan of 'non-action' was to spend time alone in a tranquil and peaceful setting an… More
The Chateau can be rented weekly or for weekends (2 nights). It fits for 10 to 12 people.
The Castle is distant of about 50 m from the other buildings of the estate.
High-, mid- and low season prices.
To obtain an estimate, please contact us.
5 double rooms (3 beds 1 …see more
Beautiful, historic Chateau in the Dordogne area of France. Ideal for family holidays, private parties or weddings. The Chateau is sert within three acres of walled gardens with a salt water pool and security gates. There is a Chef and Maid service at the Chateau en …see more
This is a Castel builded between the XVI and XVII centuries. At that time it was a fortification of the Empuries Compter, later on it became a farmland and currently is owned by a Catalan family.The place is sorrounded by the beautiful area of Alt Empurdà. From the Cas …see more
Wonderful and romantic castle in Mezilles, Burgundy, France with private pool for 12 persons. The castle is situated in a hilly, rural and wooded area and close to restaurants and bars. The castle has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 1 guest toilet. The accommodation offers …see more
The Chateau d'Esparron is a listed historic building and has been in the Castellane family ever since its foundation in the 13th century.
Overlooking the old village on one side and the countryside on the other, the original building was added on to up until the 18th c …see more
The self catering Chateau and its delightful Gatehouse (2 adjoining properties) provide a truly relaxing environment to enjoy a Wedding, holiday or other special occasion with family and friends. The Chateau was built in 1820 and is set in 10 acres of beautiful parkland …see more
A sprawling estate containing a pond, private stables and an apple orchard in addition to other scenic views make Manor de Vertot the picture-perfect holiday retreat, combining historic architecture with luxurious interior furnishings. The house is classified as a histo …see more
This fairy tale medieval castle, once property of the notorious Borgia family, is exceptionally well situated on the borders of Tuscany and Umbria on the shore of the lake Trasimeno. Today, after many centuries of history, it appears in its present form, imposing stone …see more
We had experienced the borga castle over a past weekend escape to the umbrian countryside. Conveniently located between the lake and Perugia which offers a wide variety of different day trip options a… More
“The most amazing vacation rental ever!!”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2012
My wife and I traveled to Italy and stayed at the Borgia Castle with some friends and family. First of all, the castle is spectacular and even more beautiful then we could have imagined. The picture… More
“Great get away With friends and family”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2012
Car required but easy acess on auto strada to places such as Perugia, passanago, Florence Rome etc.. Great base for Umbria and Tuscany. Everything a group of friends or family require to get away and … More
In a center of a small french village, beautifull XIX century famlily castle located 40 mn from sandy Landes beaches (South West Coast of France) 50 mn from Pays Basque (Biarritz) 60 mn from Pyrénées and Spain stand in a park of 3,5 hectares with very old trees.The ca …see more