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 beautifully restored gite situated in the peaceful, ancient village of Migron, with local shops, surrounded by acres of vineyards and sunflowers. Excellently furnished and equipped throughout. Refurbished pool, lovely grounds with orchard and BBQ. Up to 20% off Britta …see more
Stunning Location. Self Catering Gite in Charente France, Stunning views from terrace bar of the river Tardoire, approx 1 km from shopping facilities, bars and restaurants and lakeside beach only 12 km away. Ideal for Golf, Cycling, Walking, Fishing, Canoeing, Wildlife. …see more
“Peace and quiet in the beautiful Normandy countryside.”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2016
We had a lovely time staying at La Petite Ferme in La Bazoque. Jenny and Alan were great hosts; kind, thoughtful and helpful. The gite was well equipped and spacious and central to the places we wante… More
“Good facilities, spacious, very nice owners”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
We stayed here for a week. The gite is very spacious and has good facilities. The beds were very comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful with everything. The wifi in the gite did not wo… More
“Countryside property in easy reach of beaches and museums.”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2011
The advert was misleading inthat it stated there were two bathrooms but in actual fact, there was one shower room on the ground floor, one toilet on the first floor with no hand
washing facilities an… More
This Gite is probably the best one I have ever stayed in! It is beautifully furnished and has lovely outside space which the owners leave for guests including a lovely decked patio and a lawned area. … More
1 Bedroomed Gite in 16th Century farmhouse, with views of open countryside. 10 mins from the medieval town of Parthenay. Can be combined with large gite to create a single unit. Grounds of 3 acres with swimming pool (30ft x 15ft). Ideal for families and/or couples<b …see more
“Fabulous Gite - Ideal for families” We have just returned from our second stay at Treetops, having had a fantastic time again. We love it here because of the beautiful countryside, close proximity to Limoges, lakes & rivers. Highly recommended for fa
“Fantastic Location central to everything” My wife and i have just returned from a 10 night stay in the beautiful Dordogne region in your gite Primvere. What a little gem. Nice spacious well equipped gite and very reasonably priced for that area. Fabul
“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
“Lovely, well equipped villa in beautiful, tranquil location” My husband and I stayed at Casablanca for a fortnight in August 2014. We found the booking very straightforward and the owner was extremely friendly and helpful. The villa is a lovely prop
“Wonderful place, good facilities, friendly and welcoming host.” We have just returned from a lovely week in Hortensia Cottage. It is a beautiful, peaceful place, the gite is tastefully rennovated and very well equiped, the pool is gorgeous (and heate
“Good house, good location” We had a great stay. The house is large with lots of space and is well equipped, the owner was very friendly and welcoming and spoke excellent English. Lots of DVDs in both french and English, as well as information on what
“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
“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
Had a wonderful two weeks in this lovely Gite. Phil & Glyn were very friendly and couldn't do enough to help us. They were a big help with a translation as I needed to explain a problem with my car to… More
We stayed at this property for 2 weeks in July/Aug 2013, and it was everything we were looking for in a holiday. The location is excellent - only 10 mins drive from Cognac and less than an hour from t… More
“Lovely, spacious and clean accommodation, friendly, helpful hosts and beautiful countryside.”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
The holiday was all we hoped it would be and more. The owners were friendly and helpful and the accommodation was spacious, clean and modern. The surrounding countryside was peaceful and charming - … More
“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
“Fantastic Property” My wife and I loved this property, it was an ideal location for us visiting family, it was very clean, and tidy, the property had all the comforts of home, but the icing on the cake is the roof terrace, where I have to say has the
“What a gem! Simply the perfect place to relax” We couldn't have been more pleased with Gite Diane. Its in the most idyllic quiet setting perfect for the kind of relaxing holiday we were looking for. Inside the property is simply gorgeous, with a hug
“One word, Excellent!” I stayed here with my husband and two children for a week and we had a fantastic time. The owners are very friendly and so are their children. The Gite is light, airy and very comfortable. The grounds and communal areas are cle
Le Pommier is a fantastic gite in a superb location. It's well appointed with good quality appliances and furnishing - literally everything you could wish for. A welcome pack with local produce, inclu… More
Thank you for writing such a positive and complimentary review of your stay in Le Pommier - it is much appreiated! It will be a pleasure to welcome you back to Le Tilleul for your next visit!
“Fantastic property - brill facilities”
Reviewed 30 May 2015
We stayed at Le Pommier during the half term break. There were four adults and two children aged 8 &10. There is a lovely pool at the property which was enjoyed by all of us for swimming and playing. … More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive Review of your say in Le Pommier! We're thrilled that you had such a great time and enjoyed the facilities we have on offer here. We look forward to seeing you all again before too long!
Reviewed 5 Sep 2015
We have just returned from a lovely two week stay a Le Pommier. The accommodation exceeded our expectations, that were high before we arrived. The gite is spacious, clean, with all the modern faciliti… More
Thank you for your comprehensive and very complimentary Review of your stay in Le Pommier. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the property and the attractions in the surrounding area. It was a pleasure having you and your extended family to stay and we hope to be able to welcome you back to Le Tilleul before too long!
“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