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 location, safe surroundings for kids and amazing hosts!” The gite was perfect - clean, had everything we needed, great space - even CBeebies! Our young children had so much freedom and yet were very safe. They loved going to feed the chickens
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
“Ideal venue for recharging your batteries.” This was the 3rd time we have stayed here, the gite is large and spacious and is excellent if you have young children or dogs, as the garden is fenced and secure. The pool is superb and always clean. Be awar
“Beautiful cottage in an amazing location” A superb place to stay all year round. Chris and Brian are very friendly and helpful. Excellent walks through beautiful countryside. River cottage is a Little Gem everything you need to unwind and relax after
“Second time around...” Take no notice of the old saying "never go back" - we did and we were not disappointed.
Three years have past since we first visited and Le Petite Maison is still the wonderful oasis it was before. The cottage has maintained a
“The perfect place to re-charge your batteries in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2014
This is our second visit to La Petite Maison and we can't speak highly enough of it, spotless accommodation; equipped to a high standard; excellent hosts; informative and on hand if needs be, but othe… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We were very pleased to get another booking from you and to welcome you back here. We are always glad to see that our guests have been able to relax and unwind. It's what holidays are for, and why we try our best to ensure our guests get a peaceful and trouble-free stay.
“Second time around and twice as nice!”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2014
This was our second holiday at La Petite Maison following an extremely enjoyable stay last summer. Our expectations were once again realised and made all the much better due to the improved weather co… More
We were really delighted when we received your repeat booking earlier this year and we are very pleased that you again enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope all our guests will savour the peace and quiet that we have become accustomed to. It is nice to be reminded how lucky we are to be living here.
“A diamond in the Dordogne”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2013
Le Petite Maison provided us with a holiday to remember. From the moment of arrival to the all too soon departure day the whole experience was delightful with the ambience and tranquility overpowering… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We try to ensure that all our guests experience the tranquility that we enjoy and that they have pleasant memories that they can take away with them.
“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
“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
“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
“Lovely gite in gorgeous village” Well appointed, fully self-contained gite in a lovely village close to Beziers in the small, pretty village of a Causses-et-Veyran. The large courtyard garden, with the all important swimming pool, was perfect for rel
Stayed a week at Gite Magnolia, a wonderful find in the heart of Languedoc. The gite is part of an old vigneron’s house, and the exterior of the gite has kept the style of the old building with tra… More
“Wonderful Relaxing Gite in quiet beautiful part of France with sightseeing in every direction”
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
I loved the small Village atmosphere, I was there at the grape harvest and it was fascinating. Although walking around locally was lovely, I was pleased to have had a rental car so that I could explor… More
Reviewed 8 Oct 2012
We stayed in Merv and Jane's gite for a few days in June, just after it had opened for business and it was delightful
The rooms were comfortable, a good size and extremely well furnihed with everyth… More
“P E R F E C T - What an amazing place!” We just spend the most amazing week at this beautiful place! What a fantastic house!
Each and every detail is designed with taste and a great sense of style. The decor is fantastic and everything is of highes
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
Gite le Kennedy is a fabulous home from home vacation stay in Bayeux. It is actually better than the pictures convey. Huge bed, plenty of comfortable seating in the lounge, great showerroom with eve… More
“Picturesque, tranquil and surprisingly close to amenities and beaches.” The owners Dave and Maria are lovely, discreat helpful hosts. Cherry Cottage is delightful, set in the quiet country side surrounded by stunning views, close to the village and
“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