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.
In the heart of France, the château stands within its own moated courtyard garden and is ideally situated within walking distance from Les Dryades 4 star golf & spa resort.
The chateau comfortably accommodates 14 guests, with 7 well appointed bedrooms (all en-suite), …see more
Beautiful chateau with private pool in a magnificent setting. Well maintained, with eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and vast living spaces indoors and out, this is the perfect place for family and friends to share a memorable holiday, enjoy time together and explore the …see more
Chateau Jautrudon has all that is needed for a relaxing family holiday in the rural Limousin region of France. Set in a 40 hectare estate, the chateau offers a peaceful and secluded vacation with several kilometers of walkways through our forest, private fenced pool, te …see more
Château de Redon is located in the hart of the 'Périgord Noir' near many places of interest and touristic attractions, like Lascaux, Sarlat, Valley of the Vézère, Hautefort, while it offers complete quiet for a relaxing holiday for 16 people. Château de R …see more
Chartreuse des Moulins is a charming former post house from 1870 with two towers (pigeonniers = pigeon houses), now a romantic holiday accommodation with a private pool, situated in the village Montazeau in the Dordogne - near Saint Emilion and Bergerac, surrounded by v …see more
From the moment we found this gorgeous house online, we knew it was the place we wanted to get married. We had the most amazing time and the owners Iris and Michiel were brilliant and so helpful befor… More
“Exceeded expectations, favourite part of our trip”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2011
This place was amazing. The owners were very friendly and extremely helpful. We stayed here with a large group (12 adults and 4 small children). There was so much room and the provisions and set up wa… More
10 - 13 foot ceilings throughout, large state of the art eat in kitchen, large living room, dining room, T.V. room, library, sun room, nursery and numerous balconies.
Large yard and secluded back patio.
Ideal for sea-lovers or for putting yourself directly in a pie …see more
CASA ARTUICO (80 sqm - 1 floor - sleeps from 2 to 3 people)A lovely medieval stone home with private garden belonging to the castle of Strassoldo di Sopra.it is distributed on one-floor and was completely restored in 2012 using ancient and natural tecniques and material …see more
The Chateau has been beautifully restored yet retains many original features. Everything you need for a superb family holiday is provided. You will have exclusive use of the Chateau and separate gite with private pool which is fenced and alarmed. Beside the pool is a co …see more
Our travelling mantra is "never go back" but when the opportunity arose for us to return to Chateau Caillac with friends - we jumped at the chance.
Better than I remembered and came away wanting to r… More
We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit for a second time. We too hope that you return again sometime. Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
"Expectations Exceeded". These two words pretty much describe our entire week's stay …
> From the booking process through the closing/farewell process!
> From the initial drive up the tr… More
I am very happy to hear that you all had a great holiday and that the Chateau and the local area exceeded your expectations. The enjoyment of my guests is so important to me and I am pleased that Kim was as helpful as ever, she is a godsend to me.
I do hope that you and your group will return again in the future.
“Wonderful, relaxing holiday in beautiful location and stunning french chateau”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2012
We travelled through France by car in August, stopping at various hotels and were delighted to arrive at Chateau Caillac. Our first port of call was a dip in the pool overlooking the river - marvellou… More
We are very pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable holiday. We understand completely your comments about the farmers markets, we too love visiting Fongrave on a warm evening, enjoying a glass or two with friends.
CASA RAMBALDO (90 sqm - 1 floor + loft - sleeps 4 people) This lovely medieval stone holiday home distributed on one floor plus a mezzanine is part of the Castle of Strassoldo di Sopra. It preserves the magic atmosphere of the past and has a private garden guaranteeing …see more
“An Italian Chateaux Garden and Guest House - superb”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2015
A wonderful place! An Italian paradise! For us as a small family it exceeded even the great expecatations. Close to the Grado beach for the kid, in the middle of Friuli for all kind of (family) excurs… More
The Rez de Jardin, chateau de Bézyl, is situated in the mids of a 96 ha of countryside, its fields, heaths and woodlands are managed as a nature reserve, its native flora and fauna can be enjoyed by walking its many paths and tracks. There is a small lake. We have roe …see more
Why not take a trip back in time with our beautiful French manoir? We have kept all its original, rustic features including beams, stone walls and flooring. Perfectly located near to Carantec beach and the magnificent Morlaix town.The SpaceThis incredibly charming prope …see more
With views across vineyards and the château at Chinon in the distance, this restored 12th-century holiday property, once a 'theatre' of La Vauguyon, stands in a courtyard of buildings and is part of the owner's château, yet totally independent of it. Sp …see more
Le Chateau is a large medieval house set on the edge of a small rural village in the Pays de la Loire countryside. It is situated at the end of a 'no through' road within it's own secure garden an ideal place for relaxing and enjoying summer bbq's.
The property has 4 d …see more
When we found Le Chateau on the Holiday Lettings website we thought we might have found a gem, when we got there we knew we had. We were welcomed by the owners Jill and Ivan who showed us round and l… More
We were so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at 'Le Chateau'and we appreciate you taking the time to send a review. We thank you for your
comments and hope to welcome you and your family again sometime.
Situated on the outskirts and in view of the ancient village of Bourg-sur-Gironde 33710, twenty minutes from Bordeaux and just an hour from the Atlantic coast, this 80m2 fully equipped loft looks out over organic orchards and parkland entirely accessible on foot. Our i …see more
Located along the mystic mountains within the biological corridor of Costa Rica’s rain forest, our ocean views and romantic natural surroundings are the perfect place for your next vacation, to host an event, or to enjoy a tropical paradise in luxury & style. This 1 …see more
Chateau Sommeil is a historic chateau situated in the Seine Maritime area of Normandy. It is a beautiful and historical part of France. The Chateau has been restored to a very high standard and is available for short stays, family holidays and special events.It is diffi …see more
"La Bastide" was built in 1889 by Lord Salisbury, Prime Minister of the Queen Victoria. The Massa Family became the owners in 1947."La Bastide" is set in a five hectares of parkland where olive, lemon end oranges trees grow together with green oaks a …see more
We stayed at La Bastide's studio apartment. It was perfect for my partner and I. The view was amazing from the balcony! It was our anniversary and we couldn't have spent it at a better place than the … More
Chateau de Sillegue is a beautiful unique Chateau set in private secure parkland. Private heated pool with large brick built BBQ, terrace, shaded outdoor eating area, ping pong table and assortment of bikes and direct access to the famous fishing river, Gave du Saiso …see more
With a Private heated pool and tennis court, Chateau des Egrons is set in the Gironde Hills bodering the Dordogne, Gironde & Lot-et-Garonne in the heart of the vineyards of SW France. The Chateau is an elegant home that has lots of space and comfort . All linen is pro …see more
We were told about Chateau des Egrons by friends from Australia who raved about their stay a couple of years ago. We booked in September and arrived in force; 3 generations of us! The place surpasse… More
Dear James, so glad you enjoyed your stay.
“We could not tear ourselves away!”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
We stayed at Chateau des Egrons in June 2011 and we had a week of hot sun and a second week of cloud and rain. Our parents and our young children were with us and we did not know what to expect. The… More
Thanks Jamie for booking again and best wishes for 2016
For groups up to 15 guests, Château de Sadillac offers you an exclusive all-inclusive holiday accommodation, the château with its golf course and pool are there just for you and your friends and family.Exclusive use of the facilities, like the golf course with its att …see more
One week in this adventurous Chateau is almost too short time to enjoy everything this place has to offer. It fulfilled all our expectations and my family of 15 (5-70) were busy swimming, playing golf… More
Thank you for your very kind review, we were very happy to accommodate you and your lovely family. You are very welcome the next time. Hielko & Hetty
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 wings, each sleeping up to 10 people, and the wings can be rented separat …see more
The house and grounds are lovely and take two days just to explore. Add in the fact it has a lovely pool and is all fenced including the grounds so kids can have a little freedom to play. You may even… More
“50th Birthday Surprise”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
Well what can we say about this chateau.........Book it!! We held a 50th birthday surprise for my wife at the chateau - it was perfect, it is a simply stunning property - kids will love roaming and hu… More
“Perfect location for family reunion”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
We rented the East Wing and cottage for 17 members of our family, mostly travelling from the UK. The house(s), grounds and pool were truly lovely and everything clean and well-maintained. We found act… More
A 13th century Hamlet comprising of four principle properties:The Chateau. An Manoir. Watermill and a cottage. All four properties are fully modernised and fully fitted so each party group can be independent. There are facilities for everybody to eat together: inside in …see more
We stayed at Grand Auque for a week in August with extended family of brothers, sister nieces, nephews (and their children) and friends.
It is a fantastic group of buildings all well equipped for a l… More
“The place was perfect for our large family gathering, suitable for all ages and tastes.”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2012
We wanted to rent somewhere peaceful for a large family celebration, where we would have space to come together yet be quiet if necessary. Grand Augue more than fulfilled our expectations and the grou… More
Private heated swimming pool, Free Internet, Pool Table.Log Fire . Sleeps 14 in 6 Bedrooms.Situated on high ground near to a 14th century hill village enjoying views over the foothills of the Beaujolais and Madeline mountains.You will have exclusive use of everything th …see more
It’s time to book the holiday again and feel it will be hard to equal last year’s holiday in the Chateau Orange de Bolbec
On arrival the setting, the Chateau and grounds looked stunning and insid… More
Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at the chateau. Look forward to seeing you again one day.
Janet and Gerald
Vigneron Cottage is one of four beautiful cottages set in a 15th century chateau in the French Loire Valley near Chinon. Run by a family for families, our beautiful cottages offer all the comforts of home with king sized memory foam beds and luxury bathrooms, breakfast …see more
The East Wing of the Chateau de la Vallee is half of the fabulous property which is idyllically set on the edge of a village by rolling countryside near the beautiful Forest of Eu. It sleeps up to 10 people in four bedrooms and also has four bathrooms and two reception …see more
We spent a wonderful relaxing weekend in this fabulous chateau which is just as splendid as it looks in the photos. The tranquil village setting provides a lovely backdrop for this magnificent country… More
The Carmen Suite is South and West facing with 40 km views over the garden, pool, vineyards and the rolling hills of Les Monts du Tarare. Antique Terra Cotta tiled floor, marble firepace, exposed timber Lyonnais ceiling and 18th century windows with slatted shutters, de …see more
A spacious gite Sleeping with 4 bedroom sleeping up to 9 people.Situated in an annex of a renaissance chateau,it has a pleasant veranda over looking the swimming pool, a large dining room/lounge ,a fitted kitchen with r,microwave, fridge,and a dishwasher 4 bedrooms …see more
Château de Lamostonie is one of the loveliest Châteaux in the Midi-Pyrénées region, located between the Dordogne and Lot rivers. It is surrounded by 35 acres of its own land and is let on an exclusive basis, providing complete privacy. Château de Lamostonie looks o …see more
For an extended family get together we had a long list of requirements which were all provided by Chateau Lamostonie. Joanna couldn’t have been more patient and helpful during the booking process wi… More
The chateau is surrounded by vineyards and is a 10 minute walk to the centre of the charming village of BESSAN. It is a haven of peace and tranquility, ideal for up to 10 people. All the rooms look onto the gardens. The elegant and bright drawing room, featuring comfor …see more
We enjoyed a very happy time at Château d'Hortes, which is a beautiful, elegant and characterful property, perfect for families. There is an elegant, lovely garden, fantastic & large swimming pool, a… More
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
We spent 2 weeks at Chateau d'Hortes - 4 adults and 3 teenagers. We all enjoyed it tremendously! The Chateau is gorgeous and very comfortable. The grounds are superb and the owner is very service-o… More
Reviewed 27 Jun 2015
My husband wished to have a special family holiday with his children and parents. Our group consisted of couples in their 20's, 50's and 70's. We wanted the wow factor which is why we chose Castle Hor… More
Château le Tour offers bed and breakfast rooms and tables d'hôtes in a beautiful classical building. Spacious clean rooms, all with private bathrooms, a library with a pool table, a dining room and a lovely south facing terrace overlooking the valley.There is a r …see more
Chateau Les Maurins is a beautiful and typical French chateau that has been meticulously renovated. Set in 5 acres of stunning parkland, with large swimming pool, all 7 bedrooms in the Chateau are ensuite, modern and comfortable accommodating 14 people. For larger gro …see more
The Chateau and annexe were 100% perfect for our group - adults in the main house and teens in the annexe - The facilities were amazing, all you could wish for and more and the handover was very thor… More
Very characteristic finca with infinity pool and stunning sea views, located in an oasis of tranquillity, surrounded by hills. The property consists of 3 complete living areas, all equipped with Wi-Fi. The main house (175m2) has air conditioning in all rooms, living roo …see more