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.
La Maison d'Anna is a charming house in the picturesque village of St Sulpice sur Cele in Le Lot region of south west France. The house is typical of the area and is situated on a quiet single track road that leads from the village church to the river valley road. The …see more
“Home-from-home with outstanding communication from owner”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2014
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Myself plus my wife, two-year-old son and parents-in-law enjoyed a perfect week in August, and would recommend the property to anyone. Stylish, spacious, cosy, jaw-droppingly well-e… More
“Inspiring location and comfortable character property made for an excellent holiday base.”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2014
A great scenic location with memorable landscapes - viewed through property's windows. Well appointed and creative interior. Plenty of outdoor activities locally - especially if you like swimming and … More
“The perfect French retreat”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2014
I've been meaning to say how much we enjoyed our stay at la Maison d 'Anna. So many highlights - the midday dips in the river at the bottom of the lane, the wonderful walks up on the causse and along … More
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
The Leat is the perfect holiday cottage for a family or two couples. It's right in the centre of the village by the stream, just a few doors away from the shop and round the corner from the Royal Oak pub. This a characterful village cottage is bigger than it first …see more
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The Walnut Store is a beautifully renovated barn, situated in the courtyard of our group of gites. It enjoys a private patio area with barbeque, dining table & chairs for alfresco dining. It has a very pretty, comfortably furnished lounge with satellite freeview TV …see more
'Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea' ...... such a beautiful area, it had a song written about it!This luxurious 2 bedroom property with sea views is located in the beautiful and tranquil village of Dundrum. A great place to relax and enjoy a …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This Tourist Board three star rated Gold Award property with its high quality furnishings, pretty, village setting and handy location near to Cambridge, provides excellent value for money.The White Barn is a newly refurbished, traditional weather-boarded barn in the be …see more
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook …see more
Nearest beach 21 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Recently refurbished to a particularly high standard this attractive mews house provides light open and airy living accommodation, with a tastefully designed shaker style eat in kitchen, cooking is on a smeg range cooker, the Aga is more of a detective feature that is n …see more
Caledonia Mews is perfectly situated in the village of Clifton, near bus routes to the city, suspension bridge, supermarkets, independent shops, a fine selection of eateries and a lovely park for the … More
This one-bedroom holiday home is ideally placed in the middle of a strawberry farm within the picture-perfect village of West Peckham, with it's Saxon church, village green and pub, The Swan On The Green serving delicious, freshly-prepared food, excellent wines and real …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Spacious home in a leafy suburb in Victoria Falls. 3 bedrooms in the main house (1 en suite) + 2 extra bathrooms. Self-contained cottage with ensuite bedroom in the same yard. Spacious kitchen & dining room. Unlimited WIFI. Personal chef, swimming pool & bar access upon …see more
Hill Cottage is one of many types of accommodation that Valentine Holiday lets manage, with properties to suite all types of Budgets. This pretty cottage has been a private holiday home for more than thirty years and many generations, now it's your chance to see th …see more
As a family group of adults and grandchildren we were all delgihted with the charm of the property.The house was very well stocked and catered admirably for all needs The views from the main bedroom w… More
“I could live in this cottage”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2011
Oh what a lovely cosy cottage so homely with everything you could want for a relaxing stay including dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer cooker microwave (if you want to cook )but really no need a… More
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Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Not suitable for children;
Gaze out to sea from under your plump duvet, enjoy romantic meals with a view to die for or stroll along the beach at sunset. A true castaway experience awaits from the moment of arrival in this luxury studio beach retreat. We promise you can't get much closer to the el …see more
This delightful detached cottage with private swimming pool (open Easter to October) and games room is set in the lovely traditional village of Saulchoy and only a short walk to the nearby restaurant and bar. Relax and enjoy the countryside, visit the many historic sigh …see more
We stayed here with 2 young children and had a wonderful time. Geoff and Irene were very welcoming and gave us lots of wonderful and helpful advice on places to visit. Geoff even lent us his sat nav … More
“Great 25th Wedding Anniversary Stay”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2016
My husband and I stayed at the Granary with two of our grown-up children in order to celebrate our 25 years of marriage.
The booking process was very easy and Irene answered any queries we had very … More
“Excellent accommodation and very good value”
Reviewed 5 Aug 2014
Irene and Geoff make you feel so welcome .The Gite is lovely ,very clean and well cared for .
Location is great so you can get to lots of interesting places easily .The swimming pool is a real bonus … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Small independent Villa, calm, with great view of the lake and the alps. Best for a couple as it has one bedroom (and a galery-bed), big terrace and 3 terrace doors. Rear of the villa protected agricultural zone. Living room and sitting room with a mixture of modern and …see more
Located in the heart of the Quiet Man film locations In Cong, Co Mayo. Close to 12 century historic Ashford Castle, Cong Abbey, Caves, Dry Canel, lakes Corrib ,Mask and Carra famous for brown trout and Salmon storage and drying facility on site for fishing gear. Walking …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
The property consists of a large, comfortably furnished, open-plan living room/double bedroom, with sliding doors leading to the enclosed patio with garden furniture. On the upper level is the kitchen area with breakfast bar, a separate modern tiled bathroom and loo, a …see more
We booked this as a treat for my husband. After a night of little sleep as the damp was so bad it caused my husband and daughter to use inhalers all night and a bathroom which you could not enter as y… More
I have built up my business by honesty and trust. Please do not makeup stories about drugs and Cannabis. I am too old in the tooth to pull that one, just to trick me into giving your money back.
If you read the property details, it will state that this a No Smoking accommodation
Why did you also try to sleep 3 in a 2 person property?, when you realised this wasn't going to work, and had to go else where you invented a Cock and Bull story to get a refund and a free holiday
I will not be bullied or harassed by you, save your trickery and blatant lies, it will not wash with me, we do not need you in our lives
Guests information the apartment has a new Microcoil Mattress, new curtains bought from Next and bed Linen all installed in March 2016
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Situated just 20 minutes from Bath, Wells and Glastonbury, in the market town of Midsomer Norton, The Old Priory is reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Somerset, with records showing that it was first established in 1170. This historically significant building was …see more
Nearest beach 100 km; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Dunallican is a tastefully converted barn dating from the early 19th century. Set in beautiful countryside with is own private terrace is ideal for a romantic holiday for two. The property boasts a large range cooker, dishwasher and washing machine and woodburning stove …see more
Lovely sea-front apartment in the beautiful town of Javea, Alicante, Spain on the Costa Blanca. The apartment is on the top (5th) floor with lift, and over-looks the rocky seafront, which provides a beautiful walk or snorkelling/diving around the calas and coves. The s …see more
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Situated in a peaceful hamlet, 3km from Doussac and 6 km from Sarrazac, La Tarrade is furnished to a high standard for your comfort, with a well-equipped kitchen. Set within open country surrounded by fruit and walnut orchards, the cottage offers a ‘get away from it a …see more
From first contact both Christine & Steve ensured we had everything organised to make our trip hassle free, explanatory documentation, Tunnel times & even directions "door to door"! When we reached t… More
“Well Equipped, Relaxing, Home from Home”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
This a truly well equipped, relaxing, home from home gite. In the 14 years we have been vacationing in France, this is the most well equipped gite we have stayed in. The standard of the fixtures and f… More
“A perfect place for two”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
We were already very familiar with this area of France, which we love, returning here for over 12 years, and were pleased to find such an ideal rental for this year's holiday.
The house is located … More
Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
The apartment has 30 square meters, it's fully equipped and you can use everything in it. It has one big room with the kitchen with balcony.The beautiful part of Banja Luka and so close to everything and within walking distance of buses, shops, restaurants, church, mus …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Deep Dale Lodge is close to the historic city of York. Nestled at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds in the peaceful and beautiful village of Bishop Wilton. Follow the beck winding down through the village, past the Fleece pub with its open fires, good food and walkers we …see more
I would not hesitate to recommend Deep Dale Lodge & will definitely return at some point. Offers everything you could possible need for a short break or holiday in a lovely village & very close to Yo… More
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Deep Dale Lodge, best wishes Ruth
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
Excellent lodge in a peaceful setting on the edge of a small village which has a pub and small village shop, within easy reach of York and North East Coast. The lodge was fully equipped with everythi… More
“The Best Self-Catering Holiday Ever, Thanks Ruth.”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
If you are looking for a peaceful tranquil holiday well here it is......
This amazing lodge has everything you could ever need from a fully equipped kitchen to two lovely en-suit bathrooms.
As soo… More
Thanks so much for your kind comments, I will pass them on to our fantastic team.
Yes I agree with regards to Wi-Fi. We have looked in to installing it, hopefully it should be available in the lodges very soon, watch this space...:)
We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Manor Farm Cottage is located in the historic village of Teversal in the Nottinghamshire countryside. Formerly part of Manor Farm now a separate residence, Manor Farm Cottage welcomes you with an open plan, fully equipped kitchen, and lounge, complete with log burning …see more
“Superb stay! Beautiful cottage on the inside and lovely location”
Reviewed 28 Feb 2013
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this delightful cottage. It has been finished to a very high standard, everything has been thought of. The wood burner in the lounge makes for a lovely central featur… More
“[--]Delightful Cottage with character in quiet location[--]”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2012
"Teversal Manor Cottage is a wonderful place for a break with friends and family but you should also consider it for longer if you need to be based in the area for longer. I can highly recommend it as… More
As its name suggests, this truly superb, luxury holiday home is located at the water's edge on the western shore of Lough Foyle along Ireland's stunning Wild Atlantic Way. The extensive deck area to the front takes full advantage of the panoramic sea views - i …see more
This is a truly wonderful house, fully equipped with everything needed for a holiday stay. Words cannot adequately describe the location with incredible views over the Lough and in an absolutely quiet… More
Reviewed 25 Jun 2012
What an amazing place! We fell instantly in love with the house.
The location, décor and design are fabulous!
The weather was great and we were able to relax and unwind on the decking.
One plac… More
“A Slice of Heaven”
Reviewed 14 May 2012
What an amazing place! We rented the house with a group of friends over the May holiday weekend. Although close to the nearest village, the house is tucked away from the road right on the waterfront.… More
White Lilac cottage is a traditional stone cottage. From the front there are lovely views of the Snowdonia Mountain range. To the rear there is a cottage garden which is full of flowers throughout the summer. It is a real sun trap - wonderful for enjoying a glass or tw …see more
We stayed from Friday to Monday and the cottage was beautiful with a good location overlooking the Menai Straits.
The care and attention to detail within Lilac Cottage was excellent, the bedroom wa… More
“white lilac cottage”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2012
lovely cottage full of charm a good base to travel from my husband liked it because it was handy for fishing we go to anglesey a few times a year. we would recommend the cottage it was clean and wel… More
House of Artemis is a complex of 5 individual apartments located nearby the center of Asprovalta in Greece. Asprovalta is a beautiful place with numerous opportunities for both sea and mountain activities. The apartments have a bedroom, living room, kitchen and individu …see more
Puffin Hollow is a beautiful 1 bedroom ground floor apartment directly on the harbour. This 18th century listed property has been completely modernised and it now offers open plan living with a luxury kitchen. The property is just a short walk to the small sandy beach …see more
We had a three night stay at Puffin Hollow and found it to be very comfortable. Great location down at the harbour, so perfect for walks along the lovely Fife Coastal Path (assuming you get better we… More
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So glad you found the location perfect for the coastal path! Just a pity you didn't get the best of East Neck weather. Maybe next time. ..... Thanks Liz
“Puffin Hollow provides the perfect environment for a relaxing break.”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2015
Puffin Hollow is a quaint cottage, cleverly and tastefully modernised with real thoughtfulness. The decor reflects the location - lovely coastal walks and living right on the harbour. It is spotlessl… More
Thank you for your lovely warm review and your appreciation of our holiday cottage. I would be delighted to welcome you back for another break and thank you for the recommendation.
Straight onto the beach! A beach-side bungalow converted from an early 1900's southern railway carriage, complete with etched glass and the old slam doors. Often described as quirky it has been extended to provide cozy accommodation, with an easy living, open plan …see more
Everything you could dream of' great location, on the beach, wonderful house, all you could want and more from a holiday home and to top it all weather amazing, can't wait to go back. Thank you so mu… More
Reviewed 17 Mar 2013
We came here in March, having hoped at the time of booking it would be spring and we'd have a sunny weekend on the beach. In the event, it was still mid-winter with remnants of snow on the South Downs… More
Reviewed 18 Dec 2012
I rented the beach house for the weekend for my partners birthday in July 2011, I'd been there a few years before and it was just as beautiful as I remember. it was a complete surprise to my partner a… More