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.
Nearest beach 150 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 18 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Nearest beach 19 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome; Private garden;
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
Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
In the heart of Perigord Vert in the Dordogne, lies our magnificent 19th Century Chateau Isly. Built in 1840, it has recently been refurbished to the highest standard of luxury. Each room has been carefully decorated with traditional colours and wallpaper from Farrow an …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
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
Nearest beach 3 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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
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.T …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.
Nearest beach 63 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Nearest beach 14 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
This beautiful chateau is situated on a quiet road in the hamlet of La Rapidiere with magnificent views of the countryside. The gardens are not overlooked so you can enjoy a relaxing holiday in complete privacy. The Chateau has a poolside area with terrace, a built-in B …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 18 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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
“Absolutely magnificent property - lots of character, beautifully restored”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2015
We stayed at Chateau d'Oche in July with extended family and had a really lovely time. it's rural location provides total peace and tranquility, yet it's only a short drive to the shops.. The property… 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
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
The picturesque landscape embracing the majestic profile of Château Montjoi and the quiet, peaceful surroundings match perfectly to create the ideal setting for an excellent holiday to enjoy together with family and friends. The Château provides all modern day luxury …see more
This beautiful 19th century chateau dominates the small village square of Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde in the sunny Charente Maritime. Enjoy the wonderful original features, period furnishings, high ceilings, lovely south facing garden, heated swimming pool, hot tub and panor …see more
I went on holiday with 19 family and friends raning in age from 6 mths to 59 yrs old. We all had a great time with lots of things to do from going to the zoo, beach or sightseeing. The pool and hot tu… More
“Chateau de la Place - it's the place to be!”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2014
Chateau de la Place is a terrific place to stay with friends. House, garden and pool are all great as is the village with good bakery, little supermarket, tennis courts and football pitch. Not far to … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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
Nearest beach 35 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
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 countrysi …see 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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Not suitable for children;
"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
This astonishing historical villa stands on top of one of the most beautiful bays in France, overlooking Saint Malo and Dinard where the sea views constantly change according to the tides and the sailing activity.A large garden leads directly down to the beach and the s …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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
Fabulous 14th century hunting lodge situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Close to amazing activities, including, skiing, mountain walking, cycling, kayaking, fly fishing, rock climbing, skydiving, paragliding and an hour and a half away from the beaches of Biarrit …see more
The house provides an excellent base for exploring the region, 30 minutes from Geneva, 40 minutes from Annecy and 45 minutes from ski slopes. Ideal for both summer and winter holidays. Local activities include fishing, swimming, walking, cycling, horse riding and skiin …see more
An Idyllic Family Chateau at the Centre of the Forests and Valleys of Correze with 8 Bedrooms , 6 Bathrooms, set In 22 Hectares Of Fields And Forests.Approaching the Chateau down the long winding tree lined drive for the first time is like stepping into the past. T …see more
Nearest beach 100 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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