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.
“Wonderful place with beautiful surroundings, perfect location.” We are an extended British family who travelled from Brisbane, Singapore and Portsmouth to gather here for a 10-days holiday. It is our first time in France. We touched down at Rennes ai
“A great country stay” Wonderful hosts made this stay amazing. Quiet location with a pleasant stroll along country roads to two quaint villages. A lot of larger villages a short drive away. A great place to relax.
We recently stayed at La Godefrere for two weeks, 2 adults and 2 children, and it was absolutely perfect. The gite has absolutely everything you need and the owners Kate and Graham have paid great att… More
“Beautiful and quiet spot in rural France”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2013
Well equipped gite in quiet location with very friendly hosts Graham and Kate. Good local restaurants and reasonable prices… More
“Peaceful location and fantastic hosts”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
La Godefrere is set in open countryside, a very peaceful setting, close to a small village. The gite is very comfortable and well equipped and set in beautifully maintained grounds.
Kate and Graham a… More
Rose Cottage is a traditional French longhouse offering our guests the experience of life in rural France whist having the opportunity to visit many places of interest, as well as enjoying the local area which includes some fabulous towns and villages. If you're l …see more
For your holidays, Patrick & Sylvie invite you to get one's strength back in the heart of nature, in their renovated 18th century cottages, tastefully decorated and furnished in keeping with the original features.
On the domain, a private enclosed heated swimmi …see more
“Excellent, clean, well eqipped gite within a beautiful environment.” We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and would recommend the gite to family and friends. Sylvia and Charlie are excellent hosts and take a lot of time and trouble to make sure that yo
As a family of 2 young children, plus grandparents, there was lots to do, to keep everyone happy; swimming, badminton, football, plus lots to explore in the area. We were extremely lucky with the wea… More
“A home from home.”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2011
This was our second visit to L'Echerbaudiere. As before, we received a wonderful welcome from the owners. The gite was immaculate and weather was nice which enabled us to spend some time in the beau… More
“Very accomodating” The property was excellent , spacious , clean and met all our requirements. It has a play room with a variety of games already there to play.
The owners who were on site were very friendly and helpful. The property over looked the
Le gîte est une très jolie maison typique landaise restaurée et équipée avec soin, offrant tout le confort d'une maison neuve. L'environnement est un havre de paix au milieu de la nature. Les plages sont proches (lac ou oc&eac …see more
“P E R F E C T - What an amazing place!” We just spend the most amazing week at this beautiful place! What a fantastic house!
Each and every detail is designed with taste and a great sense of style. The decor is fantastic and everything is of highes
Nous avons eu des belles vacances à 'Le Clos de Blisse' avec deux familles (4 adultes, 5 enfants). Le gîte est très bien équipé (mëme luxueux), très confortable et bien décoré avec beaucoup d… More
“Une très belle découverte”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Nous avons passé une semaine inoubliable dans ce gîte magnifique rénové avec le plus grand goût. Tout est beau et plein de charme, que ce soit à l'intérieur ou dans le parc, exactement comme su… More
“Beautiful gite, lovely people”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2015
It's hard to fault Samuelle and Mattias' beautiful home. It's stylish, comfortable, warm and inviting, and set on beautiful sprawling grounds that are breathtaking on a sunny day. The beds are big and… More
“Lots of Good Times on the Lot” Having just returned from our fourth stay at La Carriere, in Albas, France, we are already planning next year's visit. Hosts, Robin and Justin, make us feel we are at home, away from home. The kitchen is a cook's delig
“Couldn't ask for a better welcome!” Arrived in wild weather the day before Badtille day and Caroline was extremely welcoming and helpful. The gite is in a great location to explore the delights of the Lot river valley. Cajarc is a great little town wi
I had a fantastic week’s holiday in this charming rural cottage in 2013 (and have booked again for 2014, can’t wait). Poppy Cottage is very clean, beautifully decorated, the bed is great - I slep… More
A charming holiday cottage in a quiet village in Swiss Normandy. Spacious, bright and very comfortable with tasteful furnishings.
Our typical Normandy house is the perfect place to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Berjou village whilst being a very short walk, drive …see more
“Beautiful little cottage” A little peace of haven. A delightful cottage set on the edge of a quiet little village. The cottage was very tastefully renovated with attention to detail exceptional.
We loved our stay at Martina and Simons cottage. They w
Excellent Gite, friendly helpful hosts. Well placed for touring Cathar sites. Well equipped , garden detached but only a few yards and lovely to sit and read in. It is on the road but there is so l… More
It was lovely to meet both of you and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the positive review and we hope to see you again sometime.
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
La Chapelle is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful area, and a comfortable, well-appointed home from home.
The views from the gite are quite stunning, and simply sitting at the dining tabl… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay and as you say we are very fortunate to live in such a stunning area. There is so much to do that as you found out one visit is never enough ! Thank you for choosing us and giving us a great review, it was a pleasure to welcome you both.
La Porcherie is part of La Vieille Ferme, an old dairy farm that has been tastefully converted into a small group of holiday cottages. It is situated in beautiful countryside in a small hamlet called 'La Gouitiere' just outside the village of Donnay and is in …see more
beautiful house typical of the country houses of the Dordogne .
spacious accommodation built within the ancient walls of the village, very comfortable, very clean, very high level of service ( full k… More
“Fantastic place for a family vacation” We were a family with a couple of kids. We stayes for a week and it was ALL perfect.
Tha appartment was spacious, in a lovely surrounding, clean, comfortable, sunny, silent, all you can wish for a relaxing holid
This is a spacious and well appointed gite in very good condition. It has plenty of outdoor space too, ideal for BBQ, with the bonus of a pool. The location is peaceful with easy access to the surrou… More
Michel and I are happy you enjoyed your stay and liked the gîte. Thanks for coming......
Hope to see you all again one day
“Lose yourself in this rich heartland of all that makes France irresistible.”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2014
An excellent situation from which to explore the many experiences available, both at the coast, in the towns and villages around glorious Carcassonne and, of course, along the beautiful stretches of t… More
“Great southern France rural location”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2013
For four of us (two couples) this was a great apartment,in a hamlet surrounded by vineyards and close to the Canal du Midi and River Aude. The apartment is very spacious with a very good kitchen in an… More
It was great to meet you and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We have taken note of your suggestion and plan to have bikes available soon.
La Grange Fleurie is a spacious converted barn constructed of local schist stone with a slate fishtail tiled roof suitable for 2 guests. Shared pool with stunning views.<br />1 of 4 lovely gîtes this property is ideal for larger groups if booked with one of …see more
“Beautiful gite with garden and pool, and great hosts” We have stayed at Mimi's four times, the only gite we have been back to again and again. Clark and Keith are excellent hosts who offer so much information about the local area and as much or as lit
“Really enjoyed our stay, would definately return as we were made so welcome” A real home from home, very spacious with everything you will need including the log fire.
A lovely part of France and well placed for days out. Thank you for such a pleasan
Lorraine and Darren were most welcoming and were at hand if we needed to know anything, although we always had total privacy. The gite is beautifully presented, a lot of thought has gone into it. We w… More
“Peaceful, well equipped, enjoyable” Excellent accommodation. Very much enjoyed our stay. Have holidayed in France many times over the years and this holiday home certainly rates as one of the highest, if not the highest. The gite is very clean and sti
We had a wonderful time at La Porcherie. The accommodation is great. It's very well maintained and has all the home comforts you'd expect. The pool and mini-gym/games room are fantastic. We spent … More
“We didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2014
We booked La Porcherie based on the excellent reviews and it more than lived up to our high expectactions. Phil and Tracy have clearly worked extremely hard to provide a fantastic property with everyt… More
“Fantastic holiday. Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2014
The gite is perfect. Very clean and spacious. The pool is fantastic and the fact that it is heated is a real bonus. Phil and Tracey were very helpful and made our stay really enjoyable. We travelled w… More
“Relaxing and friendly atmosphere” We had a lovely week here. Patrick is a very good host and gave us lots of tips of places to go.
The people in the village were very welcoming and friendly and there was every convenience needed.
The fishing pond w