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.
“Great place great stay” Lovely house in a small French town. Super roof terrace, great to have access to the two bikes. Swimming lake was beautiful. Easy access to coast and mountains. Would recommend it.
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 terrac… More
The house was fantastic and had everything we could ask for and more.
The pool area, garden and outside seating area were ideal and much used by us all. It was hard to tear ourselves away and go e… More
“A beautiful house in a beautiful area”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2012
We have just got back from a week's stay in this beautiful house and there really is nothing I can add to comments already made by previous reviewers, except they are all true.. Tracy has designed a r… More
“Excellent family accommodation for a large group in a delightful area of France”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2012
We had a fabulous week in Le Peyrat in May 2012 with our family which included four under 5's. The house and garden are very well equipped for children and ours loved it, especially the tree house, t… More
“A Jewel in the Crown gives you a real taste of France” We stayed in this Old 18th Century house which is typically French and has been sympathetically renovated by the Owner. Situated in the pretty village of Descartes, the nearby tourist information
“Lovely welcoming house in excellent location” Beautiful, spacious and well equipped house in a tiny hamlet above Lavoute-Chilhac - great view. For the reasonably fit there is a fairly quick, but steep, walk down to town and an energetic hike back up t
“Amazing accommodation , breathtaking location , traditional France at it's best ,something for everyone!”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2011
This Gite has it all ! All the modern ammenities but also keeps so much character of the orginal house, lovely decor , large dinning / living room leading out onto a huge decking area to read , sunba… More
The first week we were three middle aged couples and we found the house very comfortable and the location perched above the town very interesting. The house feels quite homely and pretty well equippe… More
Jan Thanks very much for your review. Feedback is always really important to making sure our guests have the best experience possible.
I would like to confirm that for the rental season 2014 there will be new bed linen available and we also plan for the woodburning stove to be in action for those cooler nights later on in the season.
“Lovely gite in a glorious setting” 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
“A lovely combination of calmness, activities, and authentic charm”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
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 charm. If you are u… More
“Fantastic gite” Back for another visit!
Heather and Garry do such a good job making visitors welcome and the gite and it's lovely garden are most appealing. They offer everything for a 'home from home' stay with a very generous amount of equipment a
“Beautiful, well equipped Gite in peaceful location.”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
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 e… More
“beautiful and relaxing, so peaceful.”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
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
“A real Gem!” We rented this house by chance and we couldn't have made a better choice if we tried! From the moment we were met by the manager to the day we left, we felt comfortable, relaxed and excited to be able to be living like the locals. The hou
“Peaceful, calm and relaxing” Beautiful pool with lovely surrounding shrubs and the gorgeous smell of jasmine pervading the air. Could not see the Pyrenees from the gite as mostly clludy or bright and hazy. The photos on the website are quite old and
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 rur… More
The gite now has its own livebox installed, which will solve the problem of WiFi access.
“perfect little house in beautiful location”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
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
“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.