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.
Offering rooms with views of the Basque countryside, Casa Rural Errota-Barri is located between the villages of Markaida and Larrauri. Set in a charming 19th-century house, it is a 15-minute drive from the beaches at Bakio.Each beautifully decorated room at Casa Rural E …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This traditional Lakeland farmhouse sits nestled on the southern slopes of Blencathra in a quiet rural setting just outside the village of Threlkeld. The location in the heart of the Lake District National Park is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists, though the property …see more
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
Nearest beach 100 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Dunallican is a tastefully converted barn dating from the early 19th century. Set in beautiful countryside with is own private terrace is ideal for a romantic holiday for two. The property boasts a large range cooker, dishwasher and washing machine and woodburning stove …see more
The farm "I sassi di San Giuseppe" pays particular attention to sustainable agriculture, careful to respect the environment and nature, trying to pull alongside the supply of local typical products a high quality hospitality.The accommodation facilities, consi …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
The Acorns is situated within the statutory Forest of Dean in Joyford, set within its own grounds of 10 acres, surrounded by farmland and woodland with direct access to the Forest. It is a scenic, tranquil location accessed from a single track no through lane but surpr …see more
Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, … More
“The most relaxing weekend ever - thank you!”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but w… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all … More
Chestnut Farmhouse is located in the "Green Heart area"' of the central part of The Netherlands. Just 30 minutes by car from the mayor tourist cities of Amsterdam, the Hague, Utrecht and the North sea beach. Our luxurious and well maintained country hous …see more
5 Star Gold Awarded by Quality in Tourism and 5 Star AA, we specialise in group bookings, celebrations and are child and pet friendly.
Situated in 20 acres of private and gated land,the idyllic setting is the perfect venue for anyone wishing to indulge in a bespoke an …see more
I just wanted to say what a fantastic house this is. There was a large group of us for my hen weekend (all ages). The house didnt disapoint from the moment we walked in. All rooms were to high spec… More
Thank you for taking the time to post your opinion of your stay with us. We wish you all the very best in your newly married life and hope that you will find an excuse to visit us again. It was an utmost pleasure helping you with your booking from start to finish. We are very fortunate to welcome such a gracious and respectful Guest.
“the best weekend away for a large group”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2013
Once my brother decided he wanted a large group of people (24) for his stag do, a weekend away and a awesome house/mansion was the way forward. We found the house on trip advisor and couldn't of had … More
Thank you for your kind review. All to often a large group and particularly a Stag Do,are unfortunately labeled as not welcome. I say this, as often the first sentence of their enquiry is the question,"do you accept all boy groups?".We are privileged to have had visit us, such a conscientious group of Guys,we or they were fortunate to have Chris head their booking.What ever the answer is, My Son and I hope to welcome you all back in the future.
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
We stayed at Horspool Farm this weekend for a 60th birthday celebration.
This is a truly wonderful place beyond expectations in a marvellous setting. I would recommend to this anybody as it would ca… More
Thank you for taking the time to place your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time and do hope we can welcome you again in the future.Kind regards, Tina Polak, Company Director
This 100 year old finca has been recently renovated and tastefully decorated, On the ground floor you all find an open plan fully fitted kitchen, diner, sitting room, a separate smaller lounge with open fireplace, large laundry and store room and toilet. Upstairs there …see more
A a beautiful spacious house, very clean and well equipped with idyllic views.It includes all the necessities required to have an enjoyable stay. There is a swimming pool and a lovely gardened outsid… More
“Gorgeous, secluded holiday home in the beautiful Andalucian hills”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
We spent a great week at this fabulous finca in the hills North of Malaga. The house is exactly as described on the website, which if anything doesn't do full justice to the beautiful views from every… More
“Magnificent Views and Superb House”
Reviewed 31 May 2014
Sometimes when you select a property the photos advertising it are better than the real thing and you end up a little disappointed...that is certainly not true with casa Jose Ramon. The house is wonde… More
The farmhouse retains much of the original charm with stone fireplaces and sinks ,oak beams and everything needed for a self catering holiday.Set in the countryside surrounded by vinyards and sunflowers ,the house stands in a very large garden 7,000 m2 with an orchard a …see more
“A true bit of French Paradise, peaceful, great pool area..Lots to do..”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
Where do I start, my husband and our four year old boy stayed here for a week in June. This property is on 2 acres, my little boy could walk to 'visit the hens' then walk and pick 3 strawberries - one… More
Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
Back again, last here in 2013. We traveled with our 7 year old son and another couple. While the weather was disappointing Chez Chavlier was not. A great base to head for for day trips. We went to a n… More
“An absolute gem!”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
If it is a french rustic experience you are looking for then this is for you. We spent one week of our lives in a dream house providing an unforgetable experience. Located only 10 minutes from the Gi… More
Part of farmhouse fully immersed in nature at 15 Km from Milano Orio Al Serio Airport, 15 Km fom Bergamo, 15 Km from Lecco lake 30 Km from Milan dowtown 30 Km from mountains and Iseo lake, 50 Km from Garda lake. Strategic location allows a relaxing stay together with th …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
A 4 bedroom Gascogne farmhouse set amidst its own farmland and vineyards - a paradise for children to run wild in. Approached down a long drive, with a private swimming pool, it is the perfect home from home to relax in.
Perfect for families, Gahouaret is very peaceful …see more
It is a stunning place to stay, situated literally next to the vineyards. The veranda looking out to the pool was magnificent. Was amazing while we stayed with great weather but I imagine would be equ… More
Nearest beach 110 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
In respect of the nature and the original style of this stonehouses (1800), we rebuilt the atmosphere full of perfumes, colours and taste using old wood beams, stones and ancient wardrobes, beds and tables. Our 14 hectares property contains also 4 ancient stone country- …see more
Welcome.....Avignon Farm is a rural tranquil setting with 180 degree panoramic views of undulating Western District farmland. The original cottage is cleverly extended upon with a new Architecturally Designed adults wing perfect for family holidays. Private expansive ou …see more
Situated in St Benoist-sur-Mer on the edge of the Marais Poitevin, La Fermette sleeps up to 6 people in two spacious bedrooms, 1 double and 1 quad. The living room has a feature fireplace with modern furnishings and UK TV channels. The large open plan dining room and ki …see more
We had a great time staying at La Fermette. The house was lovely and clean and the garden was fantastic for our two boys who loved running about in it. It was also lovely to sit out in the garden on a… More
“Great place, great garden, good location.”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at La Fermette.
The house was comfortable and well equipped with great outside areas where we sat with a glass or two watching the storks flying around.
The large enclosed… More
Thank you for writing a review of your holiday. We're delighted that you enjoyed the house and location so much.
“A truely peaceful location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2011
We would recommend this property to anyone looking forward to a peaceful holiday in a rural setting but only a short drive away from a number of stunning beaches.
The property is well equipped and a… More
Thank you for writing such a detailed review of your holiday and the area. We're thrilled that you enjoyed it so much and look forward to seeing you again.
Immersed in the green hills of Veneri - Pescia, Podere il Campano offers a relaxing, friendly welcome. Set amidst olives and only a short drive from the historical cities of Lucca, Pistoia, Florence and Siena. Locally there are the famous towns of Montecatini Terme, Mon …see more
A beautiful stone medieval house set in the lovely traditional mountain village of Chaumeil, La Source provides everything for a tranquil holiday. It is a lovely and cosy setting for winter holidays with lovely big log fires and frosty views across the mountains. It …see more
Superb spacious family house set with 4 bedrooms for 2 persons minimum, 2 bathrooms and 3 WC. You can accommodate a cot in each bedroom. Downstairs:- A modern equipped kitchen. Adjoining dining room. Kitchen with French door to a covered terrace with dining area (under …see more
Luxurious and charming, this honey-stoned 4-bedroom (sleeps 7 + cots) farmhouse with private pool enjoys a wonderfully tranquil location down its sweeping tree-lined driveway with glorious, uninterrupted views of rolling meadows and verdant woodland in all directions.Pe …see more
Petit Manoir is a beautiful house set in stunning rural French countryside. The decor is homely and tasteful, and the house is well equipped for cooking and for children, with plenty of toys, books, s… More
“The Petit Manoir is enchanting! This is our 2nd year staying there”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2012
Beautiful place, tastfully decorated throughout. This is our 2nd year at Le Petit Manoir and it's just as good second time round.
Loved the welcome pack on arrival complete with wine, local delicaci… More
“Dream Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2012
An excellent holiday within a great house and location. All that was needed was there including a lovely pool.… More
1832, La Maison Miramon is a lovingly restored 19th century farmhouse nestled in a hectare of grounds, amongst rolling countryside, with breathtaking views of the Pyrenean Mountains as a backdrop. Just 2kms outside the picturesque village of Lucq de Bearn it is a haven …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
****This is the ideal house for large families or groups and we still have availability for school holiday weeks in Aug and Sep. Please see the calender for details and contact us for special offers*****Set in the tranquil, wooded countryside of the Loire Valley area i …see more
As a post-Christmas break, this stay served exactly the purpose we'd hoped for. The location is close enough to other towns and villages to provide a range of places to visit but isolated enough to ha… More
“Highly recommend.... would go again”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
The photos don't do this place justice. All of us thought that the reality of the place was better than we imagined. The outdoor space with the open barn is perfect for children to play without burnin… More
The farm is located in the most panoramic point of an estate of about 1000 hectares of land most of them with hunting reserve. The restauration of the estate is the result of a careful search of the original materials of the Tuscan tradition. The restaurant, sun terrace …see more
Swinshell farms is located amidst beautiful mountains and trees.Its a perfect destination for weekend getaways and for relaxation.We organise various adventure and water sports to make your stay entertaining and a memorable one.Also our swimming pool is a perfect place …see more
Welcome to this typical farmhouse in the Alpes Mancelles ( North Sarthe, South Normandy) renovated by ourselves. In our self-cattering gite, you'll spend a good time with friends or family as it offers 4 bedrooms one of which is on the ground floor, ideal for disa …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Stunningly restored medieval stone farmhouse with original character features and all the modern facilities. The property has 340 square meters of accommodation, with 5 double bedrooms and 4 bathroom/shower rooms. The mas is set in 1500 square meters of walled, landsca …see more
This was our third stay at Le Mas des Bignones and the experience just keeps getting better! It has been wonderful seeing the farmhouse develope from a beautifully renovated house into a sophisticated… More
“A perfect holiday villa that exceeds expectations!”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2012
A beautiful property with style and substance. I have stayed in quite a few holiday villas and I have to say that Andrew and Christian have provided a perfect getaway for their guests. The house is st… More
“the perfect home for a big family”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2012
we rent a house almost every year with our children and grandchildren-now 15 persons.this one was the best-authentic and very well decorated.we had everything that was needed-they thought about … More
3 Bedrooms in main house, with overflow accommodation available in cottage.
Nestled into the French countryside with beautiful views of the mountains of the Massif Central and the Puy De Dome lies our 17th Century granite farmhouse. Two double bedrooms, one single bedr …see more
Porthwen Farm is a charming 17th century stone built detached farmhouse, carefully renovated to offer a modern warm, comfortable, cosy but spacious retreat. Set in a quiet & peaceful location with views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Stunning views of the h …see more
Great house with good amenities. Very peaceful location, the walk along the coastal path was beautiful. All of Anglesey was easy to access from here. We had a lovely holiday and would return without h… More
“Perfect peacefull get away with stunning views.”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2012
Had a great time even when it rains. I am planning with family to go again sometime soon. Highly recommend to anybody! … More
“cosy & remote, fab views”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2014
We had a very enjoyable few days, lovely cottage, nice and quiet, fab walks from cottage and views. Plenty of space, had what we needed. Thank you.… More
Le Fresne is a historic farmhouse, dating from 1666 is bursting with charm and character. It is beautifully restored retaining it's massive beams and stone walls but incorporating modern facilities..
The perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, be it a birthday, …see more
Le Fresne was the perfect holiday house for families with young children. It had everything we needed to keep our tribe of 5 children under the age of 6 happy (plenty of space, toys, outdoor play, po… More
“Perfect set up for families”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2015
We spent the last week of July at Le Fresne and it was a completely relaxing place to be with our young children. Everyone can do what they are keen on (hubby watching the golf on UK TV, me reading o… More
“Wonderful Le Fresne”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2014
We have just very recently returned from a months holiday at Le Fresne. Over that period of time, we have had various members of the family visit us, ranging in age from 4 to 76. Everyone of them enjo… More
Once a double oast and large barn dating from 1880, Hawkridge Oast has been converted into a unique and comfortable family home. The 2 roundels were originally used for drying hops, but now provide a spacious figure-of-8 sitting room with wood-burner fireplace downsta …see more
As-Sahala Estate and Gardens is not your ordinary holiday rental. What you have the opportunity to experience here is a fully enclosed and private Estate encompassing 3 hectares of gardens (over 7 acres) with a spacious 3 bedroom vacation villa, movie theater, heated po …see more
As Sahala villa was one of the most beautiful holiday destinations we have ever been to.
Amazingly spacious property, rather a 'hacienda', than just a villa. Perfect location - close to beautiful mou… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your family. Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We loved As-Sahala - it's a great property and a brilliant choice for a family (so long as you have a hire car). Beautiful garden and pool. Would well recommend.… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your friends at Hind Villa . Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
“Huge estate, completely private and very safe”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
When we decided to visit Oman (2 adults and a 2 year old daughter), we looked at available vacation homes in Oman and were surprised that there were very few. We were also not sure if it would be safe… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your friends at Hind Villa . Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards