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.
“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!
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 …see more
Visit quaint villages like St-Loup with it's great church, Chateau and riverside walks; Airvaullt has The Abbey church, underground fountain and pillared market hall, Gourge's ancient church and 11th cent bridge. Local town Medieval Parthenay is on the Pilgr …see 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
Located in the stunning Ariège Pyrénées Regional Nature Park in South Western France. Holiday Cottage Melanie is an ideal base to explore this wonderful region. Come and enjoy our beautiful scenery and wide range of outdoor activities! Holiday Cotta …see more
“Fab fortnight in a lovely part of France” We stayed at La Grande Salle Verte in August 2013 as a party of three including our 14 year old daughter. We had a lovely relaxing holiday and Angela, John and Selina were wonderful hosts. The gite is excell
“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
“Lose yourself in this rich heartland of all that makes France irresistible.” An excellent situation from which to explore the many experiences available, both at the coast, in the towns and villages around glorious Carcassonne and, of course, along th
This is a spacious and well appointed gite in very good condition. It has plenty of outdoor space too, ideal for BBQ, with the bonus of a pool. The location is peaceful with easy access to the surrou… More
Michel and I are happy you enjoyed your stay and liked the gîte. Thanks for coming......
Hope to see you all again one day
“Fantastic place for a family vacation”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
We were a family with a couple of kids. We stayes for a week and it was ALL perfect.
Tha appartment was spacious, in a lovely surrounding, clean, comfortable, sunny, silent, all you can wish for a re… More
“Great southern France rural location”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2013
For four of us (two couples) this was a great apartment,in a hamlet surrounded by vineyards and close to the Canal du Midi and River Aude. The apartment is very spacious with a very good kitchen in an… More
It was great to meet you and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We have taken note of your suggestion and plan to have bikes available soon.
“the peaceful haven Chez Marie” Booking was a very easy pleasant experience and the landlord very helpful. Everything was as brochure described.
Situated in a nice quite village with easy access to all major towns. Used own transport so cannot comment
“Beautiful gite with everything you could wish for!”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2016
The décor was fantastic and Elaine had thought of everything you would require for a peaceful holiday. We enjoyed the courtyard, it was quiet and filled with beautiful flowers etc.… More
Bonjour....thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for Chez Marie. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your short stay in Blond and that you liked the flowery courtyard. Thank you also for your kind words in the visitors' book, I accept happily your generous compliments regarding the déco :) Good luck with your future.
“Beautiful, comfortable gite in tranquil surroundings”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2015
The gite was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean with everything we required for our holiday. Very comfortable and the owners couldn't have been more helpful. The surrounding countryside is bea… More
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Chez Marie gîte rural. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the gîte clean and pleasant to holiday in. I'm also very happy that you were able to enjoy the surroundings and the local area. You will be very welcome to return.
“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
“Review of Gite” well what can we say we asked fro peace and quite and we got it.The Gite was very clean including the pool area and surrounding parts.The family are great and made us very welcome/You would need a car and a Tom Tom as in the middle of
The Cider Press is a charming self-contained building with a mezzanine bedroom accessed via open tred stairs. It is ideal for couples looking for a romantic break or annexe to the other buildings Such is it's appeal that we get guests returning to it year after …see more
“Excellent” We really enjoyed our stay, we went with another family and the house was specious and light..
The house was home from home with a well equipped kitchen..
The bedrooms were a nice size and a great Landry room.
The owner is lovely and wa
“Excellent & charming Gite - well equipped” 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 difference to a
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
“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
“great if you want a bit of piece and quiet” My girlfriend and I stayed at Graham and Marion's cottage just outside Saint Projet for a week in early August, the cottage itself exceeded expectations with a clean bathroom, fully kitted kitchen and a gorg
Really enjoyed our stay - excellent hosts with good attention to detail to aid a comfortable holiday. The pool was a great benefit when the spring weather was kind. A quiet location which provided a g… More
“Perfect peaceful getaway!”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2011
What a superb gite for 2 people! All home comforts provided, and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts Marion and Graham. The setting is idyllic and soooooooo peaceful :) A lovely pool to cool o… More
Enjoy the facilities and services of the Domaine de La Laigne, a cottage in a top of the range holiday resort in an XVIIIth century Cognac domaine with pool. Peaceful surroundings, children friendly, one cottage is suitable for the disabled. …see more
Chez Lussaud provides the ideal location for those families wishing to spend quality time together in a peaceful environment where simple pleasures are the most rewarding. Just come and listen ......................"nothing". No noise or light pollution here …see more
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 swimmi …see more
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