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.
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Very nice gite newly renoved in an old grange located in the midle of wineyards near Bergerac (Dordogne)Ideal for couples looking for calm and desiring to visit the beautifull region of Bergerac.Living room with TV and american kitchen entirely equiped, bathroom with It …see more
Full description to follow. Sleeps up to 4 persons. Traditionally furnished gîte apartment featuring elegant wall paintings and original Louis XVI fireplaces - this was the traditional winter quarters of the château owners, so is both beautifully decorated and histori …see more
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
An old farmworker's cottage recently refurbished in a rustic style but with modern amenities. It is located in its own garden with an ample area in front for outdoor dining. The kitchen retains original features, including a stone sink but also includes a gas cook …see more
Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
A spacious, self-catering loft apartment. Sleeping up to 2, with private sun terrace, en suite bathroom and fully equipped modern kitchen. This bright and airy barn conversion has views over the Fenouillèdes hills and terracotta rooftops of the quiet mountain village o …see more
Gite Pandora, 40 m2, is the old servants quarters that have been fully renovated. My farm dates from 1731.Situated on the terrace opposite the maison bourgeois. Independent property with panoramic windows overlooking the decorative garden and horses field and chapel. It …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
River Cottage is the perfect place for you to unwind and relax. We are in the heart of the Haute Vienne, surrounded by a river and with our own 2 acre lake (you are welcome to fish). The gite is for 2 people and has use of our above-ground pool and jacuzzi, it has it …see more
“As good as ever, no wonder we return time after time”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2013
We have stay at this property on numerous occasions, never to be disappointed. It is a clean, comfortable, well equipped rental, more than adequate for purpose.On this occasion it had been redecorated… More
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“four days of bliss”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2013
only had time to stay for 4 days. the advert looked really good, as i am a keen angler we decided that this would be perfect for a short break.
when we arrived we were greeted by our hosts taunya and… More
Thanks for taking the trouble to send in a review, we really appreciate it. So happy that you enjoyed your break. Hope to see you again soon. Taunya.
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
Arrived saw old tatty broken garden furniture ,my heart sank ,had a long drive from Calais .stayed 1night that was too long .booked for 8 nights stayed for1 .still no reviews forv2013 .what does that … More
We have been doing holidays for 5 years, with lots of happy guests and this is the first complaint that we have ever had. Please check the reviews on our website, you will find that they are all positive. I am afraid that the old saying is correct, you can't please all the people all of the time.
Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Situated in its own building behind Villa Cedrus, the accommodation is suitable for two people, and comprises a comfortable double bedroom. A fully furnished sitting room including, English books, videos, DVDs, sound system, television with video and DVD players suitabl …see more
We came here for the October half term as we wanted somewhere quiet and peaceful. We definitely made the right choice - the garden is beautiful and the flat is set back from the road in a secluded pos… More
Reviewed 29 Sep 2012
“When we arrived at the Garden Lodge we were met by the owners who were charming. We were shown up to the flat which was exactly what we were hoping for – clean, immaculate, furnished with style a… More
La Source Tranquille is our oasis of calm just steps from the centre of the small Picardie town of Mouy. Whilst you can relax in the peace of our fully enclosed garden you are just minutes walk from the village centre with its bakers and other shops. The town in perfe …see more
“Beautiful house, well equipped and tastefully decorated. Super hosts.”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2013
Adrian, Vanessa and their family made us feel very welcome from the start. Their local knowledge was excellent and helped to make our trips out very easy and enjoyable. The house was lovely and very… More
“Get Away From It All”
Reviewed 23 Jul 2013
This well-furnished, comfortable gite is in the grounds of the owners house, in a traditional French village, making it ideal for a restful holiday away from it all.
The owners, Adrian & Vanessa, are… More
“Luxurious and secluded yet in the centre of town.”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
This was our second visit to La Source Tranquille and it won't be our last. Everything is how it should be from the moment you are greeted warmly by the hosts. The location is perfect for exploring th… More
One of Holiday Lettings 2011 'Hall of Fame' properties, Le Pigeonnier is a three storey tower and barn, converted in 2003 to form a stylish house that is secluded and surrounded by oak woodland and small fields. The area is rich in nature and wildlife with amp …see more
This holiday was our first time to France. The area was beautiful with loads to do and see. The house itself was very well kitted out with a very kind wellcome back and extremely nice owners that hel… More
“Wonderful, relaxing holiday in the perfect Le Pigeonnier”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
Le Pigeonnier is a beautifully restored property, which is a perfect location for exploring the Tarn et Garonne region and its magical medieval villages.
We stayed in mid-August with our two teenage … More
“Great accomodation, excellent location”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
We spent a week at le Pigeonnier, the surroundings were peaceful and lovely, yet it was not far from the many sight seeing places around, including St Antonin Noble Val, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Albi and many… More
Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
A charming 2 bedroom gîte in the centre of the first fortified town in France. With shops, bars, cafes and restaurants just a few steps away you have France at your doorstep.
House is over three levels. Lounge and fitted kitchen on ground floor. Master bedroom and sty …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Bright, quiet and comfortable gite along a riverside in a well preserved country side. Between Fontainebleau forest and the first Burgundy hills. 85 km South of Paris, half way between the Loire Valley and the Champagne region.A gite for 5 people with 3 bedrooms, 2 show …see more
“A lovely quiet location in a beautiful location.”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2016
The gite is excellent for a family group, we took a friend along too.
We had a great stay and thought it great value. Equidistant from most of the bouldering areas but only 1/2 an hour to any.
“Great location to explore the region”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2013
Basic and simple gite that was excellent value for money. Generally clean and tidy and worth a visit. Some areas for improvement would be 1. More seating in lounge area. After long day out you n… More
“cosy gite with garden”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2012
We had a very nice stay in this small but cosy gite. The children enjoyd the garden and loved the animals; horses, dog and sheep, of Sylvie, the owner of the castle and gite. We loved the garden also … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Not suitable for children;
Charming, traditional stone Breton cottage dating back to the 1700's. Mezy Bian is set in the beautiful and tranquil hamlet of Kerbars with wildlife in abundance yet within easy reach of the popular towns of Bourbriac, Guingamp, Mur de Bretagne, Carhaix, and Rostrenen.T …see more
WelcomeThe house LASSERRE is an Maison de Maître build in the year 1822 and is divided into two separate gîtes, but can also be rented as a whole.Gîte up to 4 persons:On the right hand side of the central entrance you find the gîte for 4 persons. The living room is …see more
This Beautiful self catering Gite is in the Gironde region of France.This lovely 1 bedroom Gite sleeps 4 adults or a family of 5 comfortably.Well behaved Pets are welcome. 12x8m pool and BBQ shared with the owner.Secure parking for cars and bikes.There is a small lake …see more
The cottage, awarded 3 epis and 3 stars for comfort and charm, is situated in the quiet village of St Michel le Cloucq, 5 kms from Fontenay le Comte, 50 kms from La Rochelle and the beaches of the Atlantic.
A rustic cottage fully restored to its original appearance, wit …see more
We really enjoyed our 2 weeks here - the gite was full of charm and character, but very well equipped with all modern appliances in the kitchen, etc - all the extra things which really make a differen… More
“Fantastic Gite with everything you need”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2012
We had a lovely week at this wonderful gite. It has everything you need and is well situated for all the local attractions. Would recommend it to anyone, especially the bbq area where we spent many a … More
Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Jemelle is a lovely renovated railroad house on the edge of a quiet hamlet. The old railroad line is now a hiking trail. There are 2 covered terrasses and a few shady Catalpa trees will give shelter to your car. If the fruit in the secluded garden is ripe you can eat as …see more
Set in the tranquil country side, in the heart of the Guyenne, l'Oreade du Verger overlooks sunflowers fields, gently sloping hills and the small village of Roumagne. It is completly self-contained with its own entrance and private fenced garden. The gite has been …see more
The double bed Ancienne Ecurie is one of two gites which together with the main house formed a busy hotel and bar until the mid 1900s. Situated in the centre of the pretty village of La Trimouille on the banks of the River Benaize you have everything you need on your do …see more
Le Vieil Atelier has been created from an old workshop and attic granary within a traditional 'Longere' Farmhouse which is part of a Lieu-Dit noted in the French Government Patrimoine (Heritage) lists; parts of the property are recorded as being built originally during …see more
“The gite is the best we have used for comfort &equipment.”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
The owners who live on site are vry friendly & helpful. Lovely views from the house both front & back. The area around is very peaceful &while we were there the wayside flowers were a delight..There … More
These guests were a delight to have here and we look forward to seeing them again. Since their comment that directions to the house were not entirely clear I've tried to clarify the last two directions, so hopefully this little problem has no been eliminated. We'd hate to lose someone before they even got here!
“Heaven in France”
Reviewed 22 Oct 2011
We have travelled many times to France in our 45 years together, but can honestly say this is the best accommodation we have ever had. The owners have put so much thought and effort into making guests… More
All we can say is Thank you! We are delighted that our guests seem to unanimously enjoy their stay with us. We look forward to meeting past clients again and welcoming many more....
“A beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings with fantastic facilities”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2011
This cottage manages simultaneously to be in the middle of nowhere and at the heart of everything that the Loire Valley has to offer. There were just two of us, but you could easily go with four (two … More
We were pleased to be able to join these guests in celebrating their engagement and delighted that they decided that here would be a good place to make their commitment. We wish them all the very best for their future together and thank them for their comprehensive and positive review.