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 holiday” We had a lovely holiday. From the first point of contact to meeting us on holiday Amanda and Scott were great and very quick to respond. We had two young children with us and the gite was very well baby proofed. The pool was great as it
We have just returned from a two week stay at La Roseraie, and we have all thoroughly enjoyed it.
During the months leading to our holiday I emailed Amanda numerous times with queries and she alway… More
“very relaxing and enjoyable”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2011
We enjoyed our stay very much, Amanda and Scott did everything to help make our stay as enjoyable as possible.
The weather was excellent and the pool kept the kids amused too.… More
“Modern gite, set in beautiful grounds in a lovely location” We had two great weeks here this summer. The gite was spotlessly clean with lovely little extras like a welcome hamper, basic store cupboard necessities like salt and pepper and teabags.
Welcome to the south of France. Our studio is located in Savignac Les Eglises a village in the Perigord area of the departement of Dordogne. You will be greeted with peace and the mesmerizing tranquillity of the sounds of the river cascading. Lulling you into a restful …see more
“Peace and quiet in the beautiful Normandy countryside.”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2016
We had a lovely time staying at La Petite Ferme in La Bazoque. Jenny and Alan were great hosts; kind, thoughtful and helpful. The gite was well equipped and spacious and central to the places we wante… More
“Good facilities, spacious, very nice owners”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2012
We stayed here for a week. The gite is very spacious and has good facilities. The beds were very comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful with everything. The wifi in the gite did not wo… More
“Countryside property in easy reach of beaches and museums.”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2011
The advert was misleading inthat it stated there were two bathrooms but in actual fact, there was one shower room on the ground floor, one toilet on the first floor with no hand
washing facilities an… 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
New gîte in pale stone house, dating 1790. Beautiful quiet private country garden 2 beds 2 bathrooms peaceful large swimming pool sole use. Near Albi, Toulouse, Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, one hour from Med beaches. Walking, cycling, good restaurantsThe property lies mi …see more
Recently refurbished, a delightful one bedroomed gite set within seven acres of lawns and woodland, Quatre Bougies is the perfect rural retreat, with guest appearances from eagles, buzzards, kites and other wildlife.. In the absence of light pollution, the night sky is …see more
“Holiday with a view in a beautiful gite” De gite is situated in the Burgundy hils which gives a splendid view on the countryside. The owners are very friendly and know the surroundings quite well. We have followed their advise on restaurants, supermar
“Relax and enjoy the gorgeous French countryside in deluxe, comfy setting”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2015
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gites le Lait. We relaxed and disconnected, mostly hanging out at the heated pool, barbecuing, eating amazing French cheese and Drinking lovely Burgundy … More
“Charming gite in the charming village of St Michel de Montjoie” We were just looking for a reasonably priced stop off point during our French road trip but the owners were so welcoming, helpful and friendly (we even had a drink with them in their love
“Lovely peaceful setting in the Normandy Countryside.”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2015
My Girlfriend and I had a fantastic stay at Karen and Robs Gite. The grounds were perfect for anyone wanting a peaceful/romantic getaway and the Gite itself is a really well looked after building.
We really enjoyed having you both, you were lots of fun and we appreciate very much the excellent condition in which you left the gite. Hope to see you again in the future.
“Stunning location and so relaxing!”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
I stayed in Le Pressoir with my hubby for a week in April. We needed a few days of relaxation after a stressful time at work and that's exactly what we got. The owners were a lovely welcoming couple w… More
“Lovely place in quite peacefull gardens”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2013
Great place to stay. Lovely gardens. Peaceful and quite but also good location to get to all the sites in Normandy DDay beaches,Bayeux tapestry, Mont St Michael… More
It was lovely having you, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in France, and hope to see you again.
“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.
“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!
“Amazing and very welcoming place to stay” We arrived mid afternoon and were greated by Rex and Linda, very friendly and very helpful all holiday. The gites are lovely and the bread, cheese, milk and of course the wine on the table when we arrived was
Great place, location is inland and peaceful yet you can reach the coast in a short drive.
The owners really make every effort to make you feel at home and were always on hand to provide ideas of whe… More
“What a brilliant holiday”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
After a very long drive (from North East of England) to Priziac we were met at our car door by Rex and Linda. They showed us around La Laiterie and the surrounding grounds,pool area etc.
I was expec… More
Thanks for the brilliant revue. As you will see from my facebook page we are busy improving La Laiterie by adding another luxurious toilet/shower room on the ground floor, so it will be even better!
“A welcome respite with English speaking hosts, TV & WiFi” Malcolm was a most genial host. Nothing was too much trouble.
The Gite was superbly equipped and included a welcoming bottle of wine.
Handy to a boulangerie for morning croissants.
This is a very cosy and comfortable cottage with all of the home comforts we needed for our stay. Plenty of hot water, a very comfortable bed and English TV channels for quiet nights in. It's in a v… More
Reviewed 18 May 2012
We spent 10 days in this property and thanks to our host, we felt entirely at home. The location was in a very quiet and peaceful setting. We just felt so relaxed. No awareness of 'rush and tear'.
“Lovely peace and quiet”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2011
La Petite maison was everything we thought it would be- set in the peaceful countryside it was a lovely place to walk cycle or simply sit in the garden reading and relaxing. The property had a very co… 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
“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
“Lovely gite in good location” Had a wonderful time in this beautifully clean and attractive gite located in the French countryside, but within easy reach of La Rochelle, Rochefort and local beaches. Our hosts were very welcoming and knowledgeable ab
“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
“pleasure par excellence” For the away-from-it-all French Breton experience this could not be bettered.
In an idyllic setting yet only 1mile from village shop and 10 minute drive from Medium sized town with larger shops ,Restaurants etc.
In my 73 yrs
“A really relaxing break in a beautiful child-friendly gite”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2013
La Vigne is the most beautiful cottage I have ever stayed in, and it surpassed all my expectations. A very comfortable, immaculate and well equipped gite which was extremely child-friendly. Chris and … More
La Marquise is one of three gites at Les Quatre Puits, a beautiful 73 acre Charantais country estate. It's a great place for families, situated in the Bordeaux wine region and there are plenty of places to visit and things to do on-site and nearby. Le Logis des Quatre P …see more
Dans le parc des Marais du Cotentin ,à 5mn de Ste Mère Eglise et des plages du Débarquement dans une grande longère traditionnelle en pierre.
Gite pouvant accueillir jusqu'à 5 personnes, disposant a l'arrière d'un terrain clos privé avec terrasse …see more
If you are looking for a beautiful holiday home in the heart of French culture then look no further......This centrally heated gite with cosy log fire is situated in a beautiful rural setting with splendid views looking towards the historic village of Cadouin (0.5km).Ca …see more
“Superb cottage- roomy, well equipped, good location”
Reviewed 31 May 2015
We were very pleased with the gite from the minute we walked through the door. It was bigger than we expected, spotlessly clean with lots of special touches like fluffy towels and 2 bunches of fresh … More
“Excellent place to stay”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2016
We had a lovely time here. The gite has everything you need and is in a charming little hamlet. The owners are next door but it is a very private spot and not overlooked at all. The kids really enjo… More
Pete and Femke Edwards invite you to our recently restored Gite on our campsite. All the fun of a campsite. All the luxury of a Gite. The 5 person gite has two bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and living room. 38m2 + decking (partly covered)This is a quiet, tranquil camps …see more