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.
“Perfect for a quiet break” Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy access to forest walks,
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and out for children to run around w… More
Dear guest, we are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Old Kirk. It is particularly suited to such 2 family holidays.
“Fantastic holiday home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
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“Stylish Holiday Property” Easy to find, situated on the Main Road and ideally situated for Southwold, Africa Live at Kessingland, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Great Yarmouth beyond. Good parking facilities and Pubs, Takeaway Food, and both small general s
“One of the best places we've stayed” A most wonderful property, unique, full of character, with every home comfort you could possibly think of. The beds were the most comfortable we had ever slept in.Would be marvellous at any time of year-we stayed w
Sympathetic conversion, great thought has gone into keeping period details while providing every modern convenience. As good outdoors as indoors. Super clean. Perfect for 2 people to use the kitchen. … More
“An enchanted stay at Bishops”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2011
We are regulars at Bishops and thoroughly enjoy our breaks here. The accommodation is first class in our opinion.
The Chapel has a warm welcoming feeling and set in such a tranquil location you can… More
“Quirky, Well Maintained, High Standards - a home from home”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2011
Stayed at this delightful cottage for a week at the start of August 2011 with a 5yr old and 18mth old.
Bundles of character mixed with all the mod cons including the little extras such as the high… More
Thanks for your lovely comments, I am glad you enjoyed staying at Bishops and the use of the stair gate and high chair helped make your holiday slightly easier. Maybe we can look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“Wonderful accommodation & location for family get together” We stayed here at the end of April with our grown up children, spouses, 4 month old grandaughter plus 3 dogs. We were met by our son whose comment was 'it's stunning' and it was. Beautifully
We stayed in the Church over Christmas and had a brilliant week.
The church is full of character but has everything you could need to make a home from home.
We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived… More
“What a wonderful week”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We found out about Old Trinity Church on the internet when looking for something that was a bit less ordinary than a classic cottage. There was a lot of information on the website, and we learned ev… More
“Not your normal rental accommodation” A beautifully restored former mission in a nice area. The accommodation is excellently fitted out throughout with good quality equipment from the kitchen through to the bedrooms - no more worrying about bending a
“Amazing views.” Arrived to a very warm welcome by owners Linda and Gary. What a lovely place - like home from home. Exceptionally clean with a lovely homely feel. Very well equipped, had everything you need for a break away. Spectacular views across t
After using many holiday homes, this is one of the best ever. Everything you want available in the cottage. Linda and hubby very friendly and put themselves out for you. Wonderful welcome pack. Lovely… More
“EXCELLENT HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2013
Absolutely excellent. Warm welcome with food goodies, including a lovely cream tea. The apartment was beautifully furnished and immaculate, totally equipped with every kind of kitchen appliance and … More
“Immaculate place to stay, so comfortable”
Reviewed 12 Oct 2012
Chapel Views was exactly as advertised. Very peaceful location. The property is immaculate inside, very comfortable with everything you can think of provided. A very warm and friendly welcome from th… More
“Wonderful accommodation - would highly recommend!” My family and I stayed in The Chapel and Well Cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottages were lovely and had everything we needed. I would like to thank Suzanne for being so hospitable. She made s
“fantastic cottage” beautifully renovated cottage,with everything you need for a great holiday peacefull and tranquil surroundings,easy to find and central for the areas attractions and very helpful and friendly owners.Very well equipped including barb
“Relaxing Break” We had a lovely relaxing break in The Chapel. The property was spotlessly clean, well equipped and with excellent appliances. It was the ideal place to explore the beautiful county of Rutland.
Everything about the chapel was brilliant.
The warm welcome from the neighbors (hello Kev ), the beautiful and tranquil setting and the great village pub..amazing food and lovely staff.
The farm… More
We're are really glad you enjoyed your stay.. hopefully we'll see you again soon.
“The Chapel Wing”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2016
We had a very good stay The Chapel was a very interesting and well equipped base to stay and explore the area. The owners were helpful when we had a problem and were able to give any advise we needed.… More
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found the information folders useful. Thank you.
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
Would not write home about it. Nice location. Bedrooms are open to the whole rental. No privacy.
Otherwise good but would not book again.… More
We are sorry you found The Chapel disappointing however, the property description does state quite clearly within the listing "..This property is open plan design – the only internal walls being around the Bathroom!.." and we feel that we have demonstrated this very clearly in the photographs provided. We are not sure what more we can do to make guests more aware of the internal arrangement of the property? Any suggestions would be welcome. We hope your next holiday let is more suited to your requirements.
“Perfect for cycling and exploring with friends and families” Really loved Depot Rd, very creatively designed making the stay more memorable. The set up for mountain biking the Afan trails was ideal. We stayed with two other families, the fantastic k
we stayed between xmas and new year 6 adults 7 children, although the weather was wet we had a great time. the accommodation was new and very well equipped.
a lot of thought has gone into large grou… More
“Perfect Escape for Holiday with friends and kids” I rented Chapel House for a girly get away with our 4 children (age 4-7).
It was November and blowing a gale but the stunning beach (5 mins walk away) stayed really sheltered and we spent our days i
Stayed at the chapel for the New Year. Stunning views from the master bedroom . Beautiful place to stay . Spotless throughout . Would recommend to all my family and friends . Great communication with … More
“Not as nice as it looks!”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2013
First the good news, the owner was very nice and responded immediately to our problem of not having heat upon arrival and she was a pleasure to work with while making the booking.
On the darker s… More
I was very surprised to read the review - the shower is new in the downstairs bathroom and has always provided a hot shower - I wonder if the guests did not switch on the power shower - there is a cord that controls that and as it is a power shower it always provides plenty of hot water. The fireplace has a gas stove with clear instructions to work and again has not caused any problems and the oven like all ovens has 2 heat control buttons for the two ovens and again hasn't caused any problems if the guests had called me or my cleaning team I could have talked them through the instructions and was unaware of any issues until reading this as they never contacted me. I have a 24 hour service if there is a problem and will always do my best to resolve any issue that the guests may have.
“Excellent cottage” Excellent cottage in every aspect, comfortable, clean and everything you could require at your fingertips. A pure pleasure to have stayed at this wonderful gem. St Fillans itself is a quiet little location with great walks around th
“Fantastic Holiday” This was our first stay in Mihangel we have stayed in the village now for the last 8 years. It is central to the places we like to visit.We were not disappointed with our change in accommodation. It is so close to the beach, railway
We travelled up as a group of 7, which can normally make it a bit hard to find a place to stay. However, this place was perfect - it was convenient, easy to find at night, cosy yet spacious enough for… More
Thank you for your review, Russell. I am so pleased that you were all comfortable, and enjoyed your visit to South Snowdonia. You travelled a long way from London for just two nights, but you evidently achieved what you set out to do, which was to go up Snowdon (little clues left with printed routes up the mountain!). I hope that now you have seen this beautiful area, that perhaps may consider tackling Cader Idris in the future, which is very close by. Or any of the other mountains in the area, of which we have no shortage! You will be most welcome if you want to stay again, available all around the year!
“Beautiful accommodation, we were left wanting for nothing.”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2015
The accommodation was more than ample, light, clean and airy and still managing to cozy and comfortable. Very close to near by park/play area and short walk to near by beach and local train station if… More
Thank you David for your review. I am so pleased that you and the family found Mihangel a good place to get your family together and that you were not disappointed with the facilities. It has come along way since you attended Sunday School in that building! I look forward to seeing you return when you next have a family gathering.
“Lovely location, extra helpful owners, fantastic clean property”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2014
Mihangel is a relatively new former church building conversion (it is almost chapel shaped but was first a church school. There is a plaque outside showing it was a church school in 1831). Very well d… More
Thank you for your review and kind comments about the accommodation and the village (and us!).it is wonderful when our guests have enjoyed their experience at Mihangel or Myfanwy, and also the beach, which we love too.
I have tried to anticipate most needs and so it is great to hear that you found it well equipped.
There are plans afoot to give a separate seating area for Mihangel, and aim to achieve this as soon as possible, to afford a bit more privacy. Guests can still socialize if they wish.
Perhaps you may wish to return to Llwyngwril, and you will all be most welcome if you do! Just let us know.
“Somewhere & something different for us.” We usually stop out on the coast but fancied a change as we only stopped for 3 nights. Will never get tired of the Devon scenery even though a few of the roads about can test your patience. The property is set
“Stylish, comfortable accommodation with lovely grounds”
Reviewed 25 May 2014
We were looking for somewhere comfortable and peaceful for a few days away in Devon. Yatton Court proved to be just that. The property is an annex to an old rectory that is lived in by the owners. The… More
“Great location” Our second year visiting the Old Chapel, it is perfectly situated for us walkers and cyclists, up a lane into the forest, has everything and more that a family could need whilst on holiday, home from home; this time we didn't use the l
The converted Chapel is beautifully transformed into a wonderful home in a delightful setting and the owners have thought of simply everything you could possibly wish for and need. We returned home l… More
“A place to rest, recharge and relax”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
I was expecting something a bit unusual (how does one convert a Chapel into a dwelling...) and I wasn't disappointed, the Old Chapel has lots of charm and quirkiness and at the same time it is very … More
“Fantastically well equipped, comfortable, homely property in a peaceful location” 'The Chancel' is a fantastic hideaway property perfect for exploring beautiful Dorset. The house is tucked off the beaten track away from busy town centres and is a perf
“A dozen trips to England and this was the absolute best!”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
Our stay at the Chancel was fabulous! The property is picturesque, comfortable and outfitted like our home - not a rental. The gardens, where we spent many afternoons, are both peaceful and beautifu… More
“Fantastic cottage - homely, clean and well equipped.”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
Great holiday let. The property has great character and is very well furnished. It is very clean and extremely well equipped. Wonderful location with Corfe Castle, Swanage, Monkey World, Knoll Beach, … More
“A charming yet 'spooky' corner of Dorset”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2011
'The Chancel' is a conversion of a church which went out of service in the 1980's. You immediately get a sense of what awaits you inside when parking your car ... right next to a beautifuly maintain… More
“Excellent accommodation for couples” Excellent, spacious and comfortable accommodation, beautifully furnished with everything you need. Lovely conservatory and patio with hot tub and good sized enclosed garden for the dog. Good location for visiting t
“Cosy” The pace was a bit small but idea for a long weekend. The owners were really helpful, good facilities on site, Marvellous area to stay espacecially if you want to surf...can imagine it gets really busy during peak season though.
Will be back
“Wonderful Capel Jerusalem” We celebrated my sister 70th Birthday here, and everything was just as it looks in the photos
Excellent accommodation and superb party venue. Everything was so easy we loved it all.
We had originally booked for 12 but in
“Beautiful house in a wonderful setting” The house was warm and wecoming for our party of 3. The main dining room could house many more and had a piano with great acoustics. We were within easy walking distance of 3 distillaries, (Ardbeg had an excelle
We arrived in May to find this stunning converted church surrounded by a thick carpet of bluebells and with a deer roaming around the garden. It has three very comfortable bedrooms sporting lovely fur… More
“cosy church near some of the greatest distilleries”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2011
For the third time I have stayed at Lagavulin Hall an it always impresses when you enter the church
We will be back next year… More
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
We booked this particular holiday home because it had been recommended to us and it is in a prime location; out of the village but near enough for cycling and walking. It is near beaches, beautiful w… More
“Lovely Myfanwy” We stayed in Myfanwy over New Year, having been 'upgraded' thanks to a non-functioning shower in the property we'd originally booked. In future, we'd book Myfanwy directly without a shadow of a doubt.. The property is newly renovated,
“Comfortable & spacious, with lots for the children to do”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2014
Really comfortable, spacious accommodation. The children loved all the games, books and DVDs. Would definitely come here again.… More
Thrilled that you liked our property and also that the children liked it too. I feel that it is important to provide things for children and so that they have plenty to occupy them and then Mums and Dads can relax. I am very fond of children and so understand their needs and enjoy providing for them. We have a beautiful area, with so much to see and do here, so hope that you will come back to explore further.
“Excellent!!” Very enjoyable long weekend break at 'The Retreat'. The converted chapel had everything we needed and the underfloor heating kept us nice & warm. The views were amazing and the hill-walking was just what we needed to get some fresh air. T
“Charming apartment, close to everything” I stayed here for a month, and it was perfect for me. I wanted something nice and quiet but close to everything. This apartment was all of those.
The apartment is comfortable and tastefully decorated. I love