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.
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". Bea …see more
“Our own private castle!” 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 and convenient walk to both
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.
**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, a …see 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' …see 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
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” 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 watermelon (to nam
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.
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
Circular tower in the style of a traditional Caribbean windmill for crushing sugar cane. Four poster bed. Swimming pool. Outside kitchen. Luxury furnishings. Fantastic panoramic views of the sea and mountains.<br />We advise hiring a car although many guests have …see more
Rent a castle to spend your holiday with friends, family or team building groups. On a unique location next to the river “la Meuse” and surrounded by 1000ha of wood. Situated in a private valley of 7ha.
The chateau has eight big rooms, 9 bathrooms. You can u …see more
Dit jaar zijn wij voor de derde keer in Vireux Wallerand geweest en hebben van onze vakantie genoten op domein Chateau le Risdoux. Elke keer is weer een klein feestje. Heerlijk is het hier. De hond ma… More
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Atmosfera da sogno, ambientazione unica al mondo, Torre Trasita si contraddistingue per la sua posizione a strapiombo sul mare, con una bellezza non invadente ed in grado di colpire ed emozionare sia… More
This mansion, located in Marino, is ideal for 10 vacationers. It offers 4 bedrooms, an enclosed garden and WiFi.
The lounge is perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration. Curl up on the comfortable sofa and enjoy a good book in front of the fireplace or take adva …see more
“The perfect base for discovering Tuscany” We cannot express enough our gratitude to our hosts for all of the help that they provided us with from the moment we arrived, especially with booking us, (non Italian speaking), into the local restaurant, (no
“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
Si quieres disfrutar de la naturaleza y todas sus posibilidades, como por ejemplo rutas a caballo, pistas de esquí, escalada, senderismo, ciclismo o simplemente de su tranquilidad a cuerpo de rey, te ofrecemos la posibilidad de hacerlo en el Castillo de Lla&eacut …see more
Castello Gran Duca is a wonderful 16th Century castle in a perfect position enjoying a lovely panorama over the countryside with views to the Elba Island and the sea beyond.
This unique ancient castle, once the abode of Leopold II Grand Duke of Tuscany, is in a peacef …see more
“The perfect holiday” 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 you walk through the door. It
“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
“Unbeatable stay in the most idyllic location and accommodation”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
We could never have imagined how individual and special Glentruim Castle was before we came - the photos just cannot convey it. We stayed as a group of 16 (using a lodge too) and the entire accommoda… More
Grande et belle maison sur grand terrain pour 10 personnes avec 5 Chambres, Grande cuisine entièrement équipée, Salle à manger/Séjour, 2 salles d'eau, 2 Salons, 2 toilettes indépendantes,
- Parc privé de 3300 m² …see more
“Lovely apartment in a wonderful villa near Pisa” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a pristine apartment in this ancient villa which is undergoing renovation in stages, and is a remarkable tribute to the owners. It was a delight to be there. The own
“A warm welcome, ideal location and quintessentially Italian villa - buonissima!”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
Donatella and Antonio were very generous hosts; welcoming us into their home and always happy to put themselves out to help.
The location was perfect for exploring Tuscony, either by car or by trai… More
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday in Tuscany and your stay in our property. We are sorry to learn that you found the bed somewhat uncomfortable, nobody had ever complained before. Our aim is to make our guests feel well with us: we will check the bed immediately and change the mattresses; your tip has been appreciated, thank you again.
“A beautiful place to stay - totally different”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
The attention to detail that Antonio and Donatella have given to the appartment was excellent. We both enjoyed admiring the frescos on the wall whilst having breakfast.
The stone wall structure of t… More
“Perfect accommodation for our stay on the North Norfolk Coast” 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 receive
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
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
“Our Tuscan home from home” 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. Donatella and her husband Anto
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
“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
Reviewed 24 Jul 2011
I am almost afraid to write this review in case I have trouble with availability next year. We have visited the villa on 3 occasions and each one has been memorable. Our elder daughter is visiting in … More
Warm thanks again for your wonderful and flattering review. And now, my dear friends, it is time for your fourth visit. We are so happy and really looking forward to welcoming you once more in "your" house. See you soon at Pisa airport.
“Unique and Beautiful Hidden Gem” 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 if you choose to
Although Domaine du Breuil in Monts is strategically placed to visit the superb Loire Valley Castles, it is not the only raison that it is a special place. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy an imp… More
Many many thanks for your comment in different language which will help our futur guests. We hope to welcome you again once ...and earing you (or/and your husband)singing opera arias through the windows of the castle !
Le Chateau de la Vallee is idyllically set in beautiful rolling countryside.next to the beautiful Forest of Eu and nestling on the edge of the pretty village of Grandcourt. It is divided into two halves each sleeping up to 10 (4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in each wing) w …see more
“Very nice house” Nice house, incredible wiews. The gravel road to the house was a bit bumpy and took a while...If you like a pieceful place and dont mind it take a while to get to the civilization you will be very satisfied with this place.
The Tower Of Palanzo is a construction of the 17. century built on a military outpost of the 13. Century. The Watchtower is part of the castle walls and the only remaining structure of the outpost. The building is a protected monument and under national preservation ord …see more
Chateau with Chef and Maid service ideal for 16 people. Why choose a self catering venue when the food at the Chateau costs the same. Beautiful gardens, private heated pool, close to a an amazing white sandy beach and 5 mins from a market town. WiFI, walled property. …see more
The fortification offers two large rooms, decorated with style and personality. The property also offers two other open space rooms, airy and unfurnished at disposal to organize events and private parties.Provided with 4 large room, with their en-suite bathrooms.<br …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 1 …see more