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.
Guimondiere is a 2 storey spacious family holiday home with 3 double bedrooms and a shower room/toilet on each floor. There is the potential to sleep up to 8 people with additional bed space in the form of a double sofa bed in the comfortable tv lounge, room for a cot …see more
“Gite delight in the heart of France” Le Combal is a perfect gite for a large family holiday, well placed on the edge of a small village with an excellent restaurant. The pool is one of the best we have encountered over many years with magnificent view
UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP since March 2016
A beautifully fully renovated 18th century detached gite located in a small hamlet just 300m from the river Charente, with its own private patio and BBQ area. Set in the large secluded pretty garden of La Basse Pommeraie with private …see more
“Stunning location” 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 table or waking up to the panorama o
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 a… More
Many thanks for your lovely comments, we are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and had time to relax in the garden when you were not out and about. May see you next year !
Reviewed 18 Sep 2016
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.
“Fantastic Gite!!!” We have always wanted to visit Normandy so when we decided to go in July 2013 we could not have found a better gite than Viefacile.
Joanne and Sharon are very friendly and always willing to help, sadly we didn’t meet Hannah as she
Stayed here July 16th -July 30th, we traveled as a group of 7, our family and grandparents.
we had a fabulous holiday, the gite was well equipped and was a great home from home, the kitchen had good … More
It was a pleasure having you stay in our Gite and listening to the children playing in the garden and swimming in the pool. Family time is precious and seeing you all playing team games in the garden even if Oreo did want to join you. Your always welcome here at Viefacile.
“Clean and cozy gite, great garden”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2013
When we arrived in "Viefacile" we had a warm welcome by the owners.
Service was great, owner told us all ins and outs of the gite.
Property was well equipped and clean, the interior was very nice, … More
“Lovely Family Holiday”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2016
Just got back from a lovely holiday at Vie Facile. The gite is (for us) perfectly located. It's peaceful and private but not isolated. The gite is very spacious, and so is the outside space. Plenty to… More
Nice pleasant family stayed in our Gite . Lovely to see all the family taking part in the garden activities. The Gite was left in an immaculate condition on departure and we welcome you to book with us again.
“quiet, relaxing comfortable stay” We spent a lovely week in our cottage. Peta and Jason were great hosts, and the cottage was spotlessly clean, and had all the necessaries. It was great after a full day driving around this beautiful area, to come ba
“Very pleasant” Gite is lovely, modern clean and newly renovated. Very comfortable with a lovely shower room! Kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need. Wifi is also provided. Chris is very helpful with information about the local area, N
“Lovely property in beautiful countryside surroundings”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2015
Great place to come to relax and unwind, lovely and peaceful.
Chris the owner, was very friendly and helpful with regards to advice about the local area and the properties facilities. Property was… More
“Quaint little French village!”
Reviewed 20 Dec 2013
Quiet little village outside of Limoges. This property was very comfortable will all the bits and pieces required for a long or short stay. Chris is extremely helpful with local shops and spots of int… More
La Fourquerie is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With many places to explore and yet even more to relax and enjoyIdeally placed for horse riding, canoeing, picnics, fishing, bird watching, swimming, walking, cycling, biking, shopping or histrioric trips< …see more
The historic medieval 12th century vilage/small town of Puy L'Eveque (Hill of the Bishop, where the Bishop of Cahors use to live with his knight)s is situated within the Midi Pyrenees, and Petite Maison Bleue is central on Grand Rue, surrounded by local vineyards. …see more
“Friendly & Cosy” Curious about the Alsace area in France, our family decided to book a holiday where kids were also welcome. Based on the reviews from other travellers on Tripadvisor I did choose Ohlungen Gite. I experienced some technical problems w
We were here for the second time with our little son and another family-member and had a very comfortable stay in tihs well-equipped and charming gite. The landlady. is very nice and gave us any advis… More
Thanks - we absolutely loved meeting you all again and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Reviewed 23 Jun 2014
We had a lovely time. The hostess was very king and helpful. The house wasps described and we felt at "home".… More
We loved having you, and thank you so much for your feedback. We truly appreciate it and wish you a great summer holiday. We would openly welcome you back here when you choose another trip to beautiful Alsace.
“Cosy, friendly, place to return”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2013
We have stayed in Ohlungen Gite whilst visiting some friends in Strasbourg. As we travel with two young children a hotel room is not that convenient for us. We were completely blown away with the pla… More
We are thrilled that you felt at home here and that the whole family could relax and enjoy the space. We hope you come back soon!
“A super gite in great location” This 3 storey old town house was the perfect base for exploring the delightful area of Rousillon. The views from the balcony are really rather special and as we awoke one morning half way through our vacation to find t
“Gorgeous setting, lovely terrace, and clean, well kept house”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2012
The town of Marquixanes is a 1000+ year old, lovely little town atop a small hill with narrow, winding streets and old stone houses throughout. It was important to us to stay in a small, quaint town,… More
Thank you for the lovely review, perhaps if you come back again you can try out our house in Castelnou. It's a stones throw from the Castle.
“Superb house in a great location”
Reviewed 7 Nov 2011
We had a brilliant week in this property in October 2011. It is very well equipped, in fact the best self-catering accommodation we have ever experienced. The views from the balcony are fantastic an… More
“Well-equipped cottage in beautiful area”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2011
We have just returned from Marquixanes where we spent 9 nights. The cottage is in the centre of the village and is extremely clean, well furnished and decorated, with all the facilities we wanted. It … More
“A Loire Valley Gem: Le Tilleul!” I stayed at Le Tilleul for the weekend in January and had an absolutely wonderful time. Ed and Rita were extremely hospitable, warm and welcoming hosts. The cottages were immaculate and radiated an atmosphere of modern
Stayed at "The Barn" at Saint Macaire du Bois from the 4th April for 1 week. We had a fabulous time. The gite was lovely, very French, comfortable, clean, with beautiful views over open countryside. L… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay here at Le Tilleul and will be looking forward to you returning in the Summer - you were very sociable guests.
Reviewed 9 Aug 2016
What else needs to be said ! Amazing house __ amazing garden _ amazing pool _ amazing area __ amazing hosts and even amazing chickens ! Thanks Rita and Ed… More
It was a pleasure to welcome you all to The Barn and are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us hopefully you will return to visit us again.
“Relaxing break.” Kate & Marc welcoming hosts. Accommodation was ideal, very clean & all facilities there as described. Perfect for sightseeing in the Val de Rance & handy to get to other parts of Brittany. Local shops supplied all necessary foodstuffs
What a pleasant surprise this gorgeous property was!! My partner and I enjoyed the lovely La Souillarde, at Les Gites de la Touche, in November 2015. The gite, grounds, surrounding countryside and tow… More
“très agréable séjour”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2016
Le gîte est très agréable et très calme.
Nous étions là en hivers et nous avons pu profiter largement du poele à bois.
Tout est là à disposition, vraiment très bien.… More
“A great country stay” Wonderful hosts made this stay amazing. Quiet location with a pleasant stroll along country roads to two quaint villages. A lot of larger villages a short drive away. A great place to relax.
We recently stayed at La Godefrere for two weeks, 2 adults and 2 children, and it was absolutely perfect. The gite has absolutely everything you need and the owners Kate and Graham have paid great att… More
“Beautiful and quiet spot in rural France”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2013
Well equipped gite in quiet location with very friendly hosts Graham and Kate. Good local restaurants and reasonable prices… More
“Peaceful location and fantastic hosts”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
La Godefrere is set in open countryside, a very peaceful setting, close to a small village. The gite is very comfortable and well equipped and set in beautifully maintained grounds.
Kate and Graham a… More
BBQBathroom with bath & seperate showerCar parkingCot DVD player & DVDsDishwasherEnclosed GardenFuelWashing machine/tumbledryerHighchairCafé/Bar NearbySwimming poolSKY TV - UK & French Woodburning Stove Toilet downstairs & upstairsMicrowave<br …see more
“Great family holiday!” Absolutely loved staying at Le Montinazeau! Excellent directions and pre-visit communication from Andrew & Debbie. Such a picturesque setting to drive up to after a long road-trip from the Midlands. Our children (11 and 13 ye
the gite is situated in a peaceful location,surrounded by hills and valleys.The is lots of wildlife to look out for. The property is spotlessly clean,well equipped and comfortable.There are many inter… More
Many thanks for your positive feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to welcome you back at any time.
“Rural France at its best”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2013
We visited Andrew & Debbie last year and were amazed at how beautiful and peaceful the are is. The gite was very well equipped and comfortable with lovely views across the countryside. We thoroughly… More
We are so pleased you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the local area. We look forward to seeing you again soon and thank you for the review.
We stayed for 10 days last August in one of these gites, it was comfortable, clean and had everything you would need. The veranda has lovely views over the lagre garden, with a table and chairs, surr… More
Thank you very much for this lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and would be happy to welcome you back at any time.