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.
“Breathtaking Views, Charming Hosts” Just back from a stay at Villa Theophile and as with other guests I can't say enough complimentary things about the place and our host, Phillipa. The Villa is immense yet all rooms are extremely comfortable and well
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
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
“An Italian Chateaux Garden and Guest House - superb” 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) exc
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18 Bedrooms with 5 clean bathrooms .Our apartment / hotel , centrally located in hearth of Paceville .St.Julians .+ use of roof garden /bbq area and gym are included in price This apart/hotel is Surroun …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 1 …see more
“A wonderful place for a relaxing, family holiday” The chateau was perfect for the four of us, comfortable without feeling too show home and the August weather was great so we didn't stray far. The rural location is very peaceful but does mean that a c
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 ha …see more
Chateau Les Dryades is situated in the beautiful French countryside and is surrounded by 180 acres of land. It is at the heart of Les Dryades Golf & Spa resort. It is a perfect setting for a relaxing rural retreat. Sleeps 14 in the chateau.<br />You will have …see more
Dive into the flair of one of the oldest castles of Friuli-Venezia Giulia! This stunning stone home has a vast private garden and sleeps 3 people. It is only 20 km from the beach, 90 km from Venice and Austria and 30 km from Slovenia. …see more
The holiday home is surrounded by a park-like garden with a private swimming pool. Besides the pool are lovely terraces (with sun beds), and when the heat is too much, there is always the possibility of cooling off in the pool or the shade of large trees. In the walled …see more
“Fabulous Chateau in an idyllic setting” 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 house.
“Living like a lord.” 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 find a den we built in the wo
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
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
This was our third visit to the Chateau at Grandcourt, there were 16 of us this time so we rented the East wing and the Cottage for a long weekend. The surrounding countryside is lovely and ideal for … More
“Expectations Exceeded” "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 tree lined driveway to the farew
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.
“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.
“Beautiful Chateau in a fabulous location”
Reviewed 30 Jan 2012
We had a wonderful week at the chateau. The weather was kind to us.
The chateau is in a lovely location. The river at the bottom of the garden is a real plus.
Fishing, boating, swimming pool, table … More
Thank you for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Chateau Caillac.
“Wonderful stay at Château d'Hortes!” 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, and the owner wa
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
“A fantastic castle”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2015
This is really a “Castle” and you will not be disappointed. It is better than you could imagine.
The castle is in a very good shape even if it is really old and with a “castle ambiance”. The … More
“We had the most amazing wedding here!” 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 before, during an
“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
Le Bouge is in a relaxing location yet large retail stores & weekly markets are all within a 15 minute drive. There are plenty of dining options as you are at the doorstep of fine wine and foie gras country. Horse riding, tennis, fishing, golf, flying all nearby.
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All products can be picked up without any problem, we are in the adjoining farm and take care of the daily maintenance of the property, the private garden, swimming pool and the garden everything is included in the price.<br />WE ARE IN A FARM NEIGHBOR BY IF YOU H …see more
This fabulous Maison de Maitre (Master's House) dates back to 1825.
The house has over 600 square metres of living space with high ceilings, shutters and all that you would expect from a property of the calibre but with mod cons such as internet, SONOS sound sy …see 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
“excellent” 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 thorough.
In fact we liked it so much that
“A rural gem with history” 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 left us to it having answe
The Château du Bourbet is steeped in history, dating back to the 15th Century and beyond, from its origins as a Templar fortress to its forced occupation by the German Army and partial demolition at the end of the Second World War. Now lovingly renovated, the Ch&a …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. …see more
14th Century castle surrounded by fields, overlooks River Arve. Magnificent views of the pre-Alps, one acre of garden and grounds, child friendly. Guest accommodation fully renovated 2010, secure parking for 6 cars. Continental and Persian cuisine.<br />Outdoor di …see more
Château Ventenac, available to rent for self catering holidays is ideal for extended families, groups of friends or just a family who likes plenty of space. Located in the Languedoc region, this holiday house boasts spectacular views over the southern France coun …see more
Charming restored period house within 5 minutes walk of medieval town centre. Extensive grounds, ample parking, prettily decorated and furnished. Ideal for family holidays, birthdays and weddings.<br />Easy reach of town, shops and restaurants, lovely beaches wit …see more
“Definitely a place to visit” We decided on Sri Lanka as we wanted a beach holiday, but liked the idea of mixing it up with a bit of exploring and culture. (Family of 9 with kids December 2011 ) After our trip I can assure you that Sri Lanka is a fanta
A Spacious gite situated in an annex of a 18th century chateau in a beautiful woodland surrounding ,perfect for a family holiday, long term stay ).Situated in the vendée,Close to the Puy du fou and the beautiful beaches of La faute , la Tranche sur mer or La R …see 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
“Huge property with nice pool in great location” Property was great for our extended family of four couples and two small children. Location is convenient to all sorts of attractions. There are five huge double bedrooms and lots of other beds in vario
I stayed with my extended family and our children in this gorgeous chateau. Fully equipped, plenty of room for the kids to run around and a large pool with decking and sunloungers. Ideal for us and no… More
It was nice to meet you while you were here, albeit so briefly. I'm so glad you liked the property and that the children had such a good time. Safety is always out main concern and I know from experience how an unsafe place can ruin a holiday - so good, glad all went well and we look forward to seeing you again.