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.
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
“Rustic French feel with all modern conveniences” The holiday cottage seemed like a fairytale house in a beautiful rural setting. The owners have thought of everything, well appointed kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, living areas, and even providing a Chr
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
“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
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
2 bedroom barn conversion with a double and twin-bedded rooms. Light, airy. Kitchen diner with all conveniences. Comfortable living area with TV and DVD player.
There are lovely views over French countryside. Within easy reach of Limoges airport.
Beautiful swimming …see more
La Borde, a charming, traditional farming domaine, dating back to the 13th Century. Set in more than 11 acres amidst beautiful verdant, rolling countryside with views to the Pyrénéan Mountains. …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
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
“Stunningly beautiful countryside” The gite is in a small hamlet in the middle of the Auvergne forest with green trees and babbling brooks on the doorstep - great for walking, cycling or just relaxing. And while the gite is in the middle of nowhere, yo
Contemporary, stylish and spacious holiday gite rental in Gavray sleeps 6. The former barn has been transformed, keeping some of the original features but adding modern comforts for all year round availability. The perfect place to experience Normandy. …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
“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
“Loved it so much we would go back every year” We returned for the second year after having such a great time last summer. Enjoyed it even more this year! The owner is very warm and friendly, she provided an excellent service where nothing was too much
“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
“Perfect Getaway” We loved L'Escalier as soon as we saw it. Our welcome was lovely with a bottle of wine and 2 glasses on the kitchen table and cream roses in a vase. The house was perfect for adults, probably not for small children as there is no gard
The property was clean and comfortable. The bathroom and the kitchen were the assets of the property. The rest of the property was more than acceptable given that the details stated that the propert… More
“Away from the madding crowd”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
L'Escalier has good, modern kitchen and bathroom facilities, and elsewhere provides a pleasantly cool interior retreat from outdoor heat. The rental represents good value. St Gengoux has more faciliti… More
Reviewed 18 Sep 2011
The house is partially renovated. Other than the kitchen and bathroom much of the furniture appears to be from flea markets, although the mattresses are new.
The village is medieval ...but in the s… More
The house has been improved to the stage where it is comfortable even though there is a final phase to be carried out. The furniture is a mixture bought in markets, collectable items (Lloyd Loom, art deco) and newly bought.
St Gengoux is typical of the region in an area where villages are not manicured to Cotswold levels. There are no back-to-back houses in France as far as I know let alone in St Gengoux. The houses referred to have entrances in two streets, that is they have two frontages.
The limited outside space is mentioned in the listing as is the suitability of the sitting out on the apron of the house.
This house is priced according to its position and facilities.
“Beautiful hire” We had a lovely time over Halloween weekend at La Touche gite Le Chanvril.Rhe gite is beautiful and very comfortable with everything you need .I would totally recommend this gite for a holiday .Kate was so helpful with recommendations
Le Chanvril is a lovely cottage, beautifully renovated and has everything we needed. It is conveniently situated near Pleudihen, which has a great boulangerie and an Express Carrefour which sold every… More
“Lovely comfortable gite in superb location”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2014
This is a fantastic gite, modern, well-equipped, spotlessly clean and with comfy beds and sofa.
We loved it's location and particularly enjoyed being able to walk into the village for bread and down … More
“A hideaway in rural Brittany, France”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2014
We stayed at Les Gites de La Touche-Chanvril for 8 nights in June and it was truly a home away from home with all the facilities we needed after travelling in France for three weeks. It was great to … More
Its taken 3 years but almost there . We are set in a small 3 gite complex, each gite accommodates 2 persons with the owner on site. Set in 8 acres of of meadow & forest A place to relax and enjoy this little bit of French paradise in peace and tranquillity.A new priv …see more
“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!
Le Studio is a garden gite with direct access to our pond and orchard area (please pick seasonal fruits - plums, apples, figs, berries).
King sized bed with a single bed on mezzanine floor.
We have a wonderful pool for cooling off in the summer and provide areas for o …see more