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.
“A lovely combination of calmness, activities, and authentic charm” We stayed at Gite Double Espoir forEaster 2015 and found the whole experience very enjoyable. The villa and estate offer a lovely combination of calmness, activities, and authentic cha
Great place to stay very relaxing. The children loved the pool which although the weather wasn't great was excellent because it was covered. Great centre for exploring Normandy or just chilling out… More
4 Paws is a modern, self catering, holiday home and BBQ dining area, Swimming Pool (heated if required) within a half acre landscaped garden. Totally refurbished in 2014/15, and reserved exclusively for guests, this lower floor of the villa, next to the pool, is accesse …see more
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!” Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday.
A peaceful location surrounded b
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 océan) et les forêts accueillante …see more
“Truly Delightful place” The Gite is set in a lovely location with a stunning view of the mountains on clear days. Easy to find following owners directions from Toulouse airport. Car is essential though as it is in a very rural location. The gite had e
What makes this little house so special apart from the beautiful location and tranquil surroundings is the stylish way the owner has furnished this little house. It is comfortable and a real home fo… More
“A Haven of peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2012
We had a wonderful time at this pretty little cottage/gite surrounded by the most beautiful gardens. Pamela made us really welcome with a food basket and flowers in our cottage.
The pool was amazing … More
“Simply perfect for a quiet break away from it all.... but with the Pyrenees and coast close by”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2012
Easy flight to Toulouse and hired a car to travel to the Gite. Warmly welcomed by the owner with a glass of bubbly each after she had directed us in.
The Gite was perfectly equipped including a we… More
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring
River Cottage is a unique, detached self-contained gite located within the grounds of Le Moulin de Villesaint , a family run business. Dated back to the Middle Ages Le Moulin de Villesaint is a converted water mill and outbuildings sat on the river Feuillade and is …see more
As the gite was booked the owners allowed us to rent their lovely farmhouse, adjoining the gite, whilst they stayed elsewhere. We really loved our stay there, the house had everything we needed. We es… More
“Nice place-shame about the noise!”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2013
Despite being right on the Canal du Midi, the view from our gite was of huge farm machinery! The farm workers were right next door to us & started work at 7am.........they shouted loudly to each other… More
We are very sorry that these guests didn't enjoy their stay. However we saw them several times whilst they were here and every time they said everything was fine and they were having a good time - if they had expressed their concerns then we would have tried to do something about it. Unfortunately the week they were here was when the fruit harvest was in full force and this year the farmer only had a few days to do this due to the unseasonal weather so it was "all hands on deck" with extra (noisy) locals drafted in. This is the first time in the 4 years we have been here that this has happened. As far as the other complaints we have not had the same from any other guests (see our other reviews) otherwise we would have done something about them. The outside area is not shared with 5 families, the terrace is shaded by a mature vine (vital in the summer heat!), the neighbours' bikes were there for just 1 hour until we noticed and asked them to move them and extra chairs with cushions have now been provided. We know that you can't please everyone all the time but if complaints had been made at the time of the stay we would have done everything possible to fix them. Again we are sorry!
“Marvellous house. Everything we expected and more.” We stayed here with our family (6 adults and 2 children) last July and had a wonderful stay. The keys were sent to us by post in the UK, which was very handy as we weren't sure exactly what time we
“Relaxing location, comfortable and well equipped house.”
Reviewed 10 Feb 2012
A beautiful house, really nicely renovated.
Comfortable beds and lots of choice so we could organise where we would all sleep. Plenty of room for 2 families, we were 4 adults and 4 young children.… More
Spacious, luxury barn conversion in rural France, swimming pool, private terrace/BBQ, large gardens, peace and tranquility.See also: Le Verger (sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms) and Le Potager (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms). …see more
“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
Walk to Lac St Agnan- a peaceful and largely undiscovered lake to enjoy swimming, walkingand canoeing.The area also has excellent marked mountainbike trails.Burgundy is renowned as one of France's best areas for food and wine.Your stay will be COMPLETELY private as …see more
“Le Lovely Berme” From the moment we arrived we immediately felt at home, if you want a totally relaxing holiday in beautiful, peaceful and comfortable environment with lovely hosts who felt like 'friends' within a couple of days - this picturesque git
We stayed at Le Berme mid July, Gerry and Steve couldn't have been more friendly (without being intrusive) and helpful. Their gite is fab, and is infact much nicer in real life than in the photos. T… More
“We found the perfect hideaway”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2011
Set in acres of beautiful grounds where wildlife came to your doorstep. Le Berme is the most preaceful and pretty gite we have ever stayed in. The pool was fabulous and the interior of the gite was… More
“Fantastic” Lovely Gite well appointed and with excellent facilities. If you feel like doing nothing but lazing around by the pool, playing boules, tables tennis and volleyball, walking in the woods it's perfect. If you want an action holiday there is
“Beautiful, relaxing and very well suited for small children”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2016
We stayed at le Cerisier in july with our two girls of 5 and 2 years old. The gite was comfortable and cosy and very well finished.. For the children everything had been thought of, special chairs, a … More
Thank you for your very positive Review of your stay at Le Tilleul and we are very pleased that you had an enjoyable and relaxing time here. We hope to see you again before too long!
“Perfect Holiday at Le Cerisier”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
My husband and I with our two daughters, aged 16 and 18, have just returned from a wonderful stay at Le Cerisier.
Having seen the website photos we knew the gite had been finished to a high standard … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a hugely complimentary Review of your stay at Le Tilleul. We make every effort to provide the ingredients for our guests to have a fantastic holiday and it's very gratifying when it is confirmed by Reviews such as yours that we have succeeded in doing so! It was a pleasure to have you and your family to stay and we look forward to welcoming you all to Le Tilleul again before too long!
“Believe the reviews! It's a top quality gite in beautiful, rural surroundings. First class.”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2014
We spent two weeks in Le Cerisier in August with our two sons aged 9 and 6. The gite was great - all home comforts laid on - and the setting and location are wonderful. The boys had a great time swi… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a Review on your stay in Le Cerisier this summer and thank you also for your kind comments! We look forward to welcoming you back to Le Tilleul again before too long!
“A great week.” We felt really at home as soon as we arrived.
There was everything we required for a great stay.
It is a lovely location with pretty towns & villages about & not to far from the coast.
The Nantes-Breast Canal is within a few miles a
“Fantastic Place To Stay” I highly recommend staying here with a big family! We had our five young children and mother-in-law in tow and Hill Crest Farmhouse (& Nigel and Cathy) could not have met our needs any more than they did! We were greeted with
If you are looking for a beautiful holiday home in the heart of French culture then look no further......This centrally heated gite with cosy log fire is situated in a beautiful rural setting with splendid views looking towards the historic village of Cadouin (0.5km).Ca …see more
“Beautiful, well equipped Gite in peaceful location.” We traveled with our two young children ( 1 & 3) looking for a relaxing break while remaining entertaining for the kids. This holiday ticked both boxes.
The Gite is beautifully restored and is well
We don't normally stay in gites on the owners property but we are so glad we did this year.
Heather and Garry made us feel so welcome and were there if we needed them but without being intrusive.
“Perfectly renovated farm building out in the peace of the countryside”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2014
As above a well finished gite right out in the country. Lovely hosts for whom nothing seemed to be a hassle. Would highly recommend and think that it would suit most groups / age ranges.… More
“Wonderful, peaceful haven”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2016
Beautiful, clean, well equipped gite. Wonderful welcome with essential items and a bottle of wine. The gite was set in the most beautiful countryside, easy access to many places of interest.
An amaz… More
Thank you Katherine, we are pleased you enjoyed your holiday.
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 swimming pool ! …see more
We have stayed at Le Nid du Moineau two years running. We had a wonderful time on both occasions. The gite was clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. The kids loved the pool whi… More