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.
Come and stay at Our Charming property which is located in the Normandy countryside and is full of rustic charm. Enjoy a large garden for playing and relaxing. With a large trampoline, brilliant above ground pool, patio area and lawn. The newly added games room is fun f …see more
This home was everything we could have wished for in a Dordogne home experience. Beautiful medieval home but with modern amenities. The place was very spacious with three bedrooms but there were only … 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
Charming 17th century house in the heart of picturesque medieval village of Turenne. This gite is one of the slate-roofed, mellow stone houses which lies under the protective towers of a once-mighty fortress. Turenne, with its impressive history of its viscounts and wit …see more
“Character and Charm” We were so happy with this choice as it had all we were looking for to make our vacation a "French" experience. Well appointed house, pleasant furnishings and great locale.
Only negative was no Pasta Pot for a planned pasta dinn
“Tranquility personified” Booked for two separate weeks blind, May and August, and so glad I had after our first visit in May. Communication excellent from Chris from initial booking to our departure. Chris accommodated our late arrival travelling from
“Lovely comfortable & clean house” Had very good communication from the property owner before we set off to France, with clear directions. There was plenty of room for the four people in out party. The house was clean, and the kitchen well equipped. Th
“Really enjoyed our stay, would definately return as we were made so welcome” A real home from home, very spacious with everything you will need including the log fire.
A lovely part of France and well placed for days out. Thank you for such a pleasan
Lorraine and Darren were most welcoming and were at hand if we needed to know anything, although we always had total privacy. The gite is beautifully presented, a lot of thought has gone into it. We w… More
The unique combination of modernization, old grandeur, lovely countryside and a swimming pool will make your stay a memorable one for any kind of holiday.Welcome in our house, welcome at B&B Chateau La Mothaye! …see more
“Beautiful house, well equipped and tastefully decorated. Super hosts.” Adrian, Vanessa and their family made us feel very welcome from the start. Their local knowledge was excellent and helped to make our trips out very easy and enjoyable. The hous
This well-furnished, comfortable gite is in the grounds of the owners house, in a traditional French village, making it ideal for a restful holiday away from it all.
The owners, Adrian & Vanessa, are… More
“Luxurious and secluded yet in the centre of town.”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
This was our second visit to La Source Tranquille and it won't be our last. Everything is how it should be from the moment you are greeted warmly by the hosts. The location is perfect for exploring th… More
Reviewed 29 Dec 2012
Quite simply one of the best Gites we have stayed in in over 30 years of travelling in France. Lovely location for visiting Beauvais, Chantilly, Amiens and Paris. Facilities in the Gite are first clas… More
Auvergne gite, large garden with swimming pool and fantastic views. Rural location yet not too far from town. Views of mountains and volcanoes as well as farm and forest land.NOTE there are two Gites on the same property - you can book both together for upto 8 people s …see more
“Had a wonderful time and cant wait to return” The service provided was excellent and very friendly. The gite itself was beautiful and had a very French feel about it. The gite was very spacious and would easily sleep up to eight people, it was clean a
Enjoy the area , take in all the splendid views, visit the many beautiful lakes where there are beaches , play areas for children , picnic areas , restaurants , horse riding , boats , bike rides and… More
We are glad you enjoyed the area and had a great holiday staying in the Gite and we hope to see you again.
“A very pretty Gite with plenty of room”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2011
The gite is large with plenty of room, there were 5 of us plus 1 dog. The rooms are very clean and well laid out and well stocked, the rear garden is very large with a seating area, chairs & table, 2 … 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.
“Wonderful apartment in centre of old town” We spent a wonderful week in Tours at the Gite de Vieux Tours. Christian and Ariane were so helpful and welcoming throughout the week especially as we arrived so late on our first day.
The apartment is so sp
“Lots of Good Times on the Lot” Having just returned from our fourth stay at La Carriere, in Albas, France, we are already planning next year's visit. Hosts, Robin and Justin, make us feel we are at home, away from home. The kitchen is a cook's delig
“Relax in idyllic surroundings” 'La Petite maison' is beautifully situated on a hill with beautiful views over the valley. Around the house you have a lot of shade and sun spots. The spacious garden offers plenty of privacy and seating. The cottage is
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. … More
Thank you for your very kind review.
It is always a great pleasure to welcome previous guests and doubly so when they have had another good stay.
We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of France, slightly away from the hustle and bustle. It allows us to offer tranquil surroundings yet within reach of so much French history along the Dordogne Valley.
“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.
Le Grenier is a lovely gite with a private garden and driveway. It has access to a large lawn, pond and orchard area (please pick and eat seasonal fruits - plums, figs, apples, quince, pear, berries).
In the winter months it is heated by a wood fire and is cool during …see more
Chez Chiron is a totally refurbished 200 year old stone farmhouse on the edge of a small hamlet. It enjoys privacy and panoramic countryside views yet boasts all modern conveniences. We are located in the Charente but border closely onto the Dordogne and Gironde, This …see more
“Beautiful little house in the heart of old Honfleur” Just come back from a very enjoyable week in this lovely house. The property was in excellent condition, decorated to a very high standard and with beautifully furniture. The bedroom in particular i
Quirky "pepperpot" house in peaceful location at edge of pretty village overlooking open countryside. Great bar/restaurant only a few minutes walk.Suits a couple looking for a relaxing holiday or an activity filled holiday or a mixture of both!You can sunbathe …see more
“A beautiful gite with a real sense of history” We have just returned from a fantastic stay at Les Rossignols. One of the best gites we have stayed in, the gite had a real sense of history and amazing attention to detail.
The location was great, reall
Domaine de la Bade is a stunning home away from home in Raissac-sur-Lampy in the sunny South of France. Near the world famous Unesco World Heritage site of Carcassonne, we completely redesigned a traditional farmhouse with old barns into five contemporary barn chic st …see more
Quiet country retreat,heated pool, summer-kitchen ,golf, WiFi, air-conditioned ,views of the French countryside.Only 7 min to Tombebœuf . Bordeaux airport 1.5 hr,Bergerac airport 50 min.Nearest train station isTonnenis 15 min away.While Marmande is only 30 min drive.Qui …see more
Ønsker du å oppleve det ekte Frankrike er dette stedet å besøke; landlige omgivelser med pittoreske landsbyer hvor man kan oppleve den lokale matkulturen, en hyggelig og imøtekommende lokalbefolk… More