October half term 2016 | Villas and cottages for half term holidays

UK October half term (5715)

Make the most of the October half term holidays and get away with the family on a half term break. Most UK schools are off for October half term from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November 2015.



If you’re looking for a holiday in the UK, explore the great outdoors in Wales or choose a Cornish cottage to snuggle up in. If Scotland takes your fancy, grab an Edinburgh apartment for a spot of spooky history. Or take a short hop over the water to Ireland, the Isle of Wight or the Isle of Man.



Gites in France are easily accessible by Eurostar, plus villas and apartments in Spain, Portugal and the Canaries are perfect for autumn sun. If you don't mind a longer plane journey then Florida villas and a week at Disneyland always go down a treat.

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Canton of Graubunden / Vella

6 13 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £15 / night

£102 / week

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from £15 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next  …see more

from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Vire-Normandie

Calvados / Vire-Normandie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£324 - £513 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Omeath

Cooley Peninsula / Omeath

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful House” Excellent place to stay, such a beautiful house with an amazing view over Carlingford Lough. Even better with the wood burning fire, couldn't have asked for better accommodation for me and a group of friends. large big kitchen fully  …see more

from £155 / night

£850 / week

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from £155 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Qala holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Qala

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£453 - £936 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Kilcrohane

County Cork / Kilcrohane

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing weekend in west cork” Myself and my 4 friends stayed in this lovely cottage for a weekend. The owner was really helpful in booking and got back to us really quickly and the directions were really easy to follow from Cork. We were all blown  …see more

from £9 / night

£345 - £647 / week

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from £9 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Maurens

Dordogne / Maurens

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Excellent - would recommend!” Great property! Lovely private courtyard, very well equipped kitchen, comfy sitting area with new sofas. Wifi, games and DVD player included. All very clean and beautifully furnished. Very spacious - although there was  …see more

from £82 / night

£281 - £518 / week

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from £82 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Farmhouse letting in Vanxains with swimming pool

Dordogne / Vanxains

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“NYE” Lovely place, really nicely kept and great access for walks and a local pub. Lots of places in the local area to visit as well. Hot tub is great and warm. Thank you Sarah.  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Orne / Domfront

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £35 / night

£225 - £385 / week

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from £35 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Freshwater Creek

Victoria / Freshwater Creek

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £134 / night

£819 / week

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from £134 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Montgomery holiday farmhouse rental

Powys / Montgomery

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £169 / night

£1182 - £1895 / week

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from £169 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Piana di Lucca holiday farmhouse rental

Lucca / Piana di Lucca

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
“A magnificent holiday retreat” The description of this villa was absolutely spot-on and lived up to our expectations entirely. The property is magnificent and there is everything you need for a fabulous holiday in a beautiful part of Italy. We visited  …see more

from £350 / night

£2000 - £3600 / week

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from £350 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Ventry

Dingle Peninsula / Ventry

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £92 / night

£518 / week

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from £92 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t  …see more

from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Xaghra holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 5 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely farmhouse” Well equipped , spacious farmhouse with the terrace on the upper floor offering plenty of sun or shade as preferred and the pool for cooling off after sightseeing. The private courtyard with it's jacuzzi was an added luxury much enjo  …see more

from £91 / night

£544 - £845 / week

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from £91 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Margaret River

Margaret River Region / Margaret River

3 10 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect Getaway! 2nd time!” Me and my partner stayed here with another couple and 3 friends. It was an awesome time, lot's of space. The place is fully equipped with everything you need you just need to being your food. It's about 20 minutes drive fro  …see more

from £152 / night

£758 - £1013 / week

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from £152 / night

(7) Very Good 

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La Baume ski farmhouse to rent.

Haute-Savoie / La Baume

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ski
“Great stay in rustic farmhouse with plenty of room” We had a great stay end of February and everything was as described. We had plenty of room to spread out in the farmhouse in a small hamlet on the mountainside . We enjoyed our stay and everyt  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £615 / week

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from £70 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Drymen

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful and welcoming” Our stay at templea cottage was amazing from the moment we walked through the door. Meeting Jeanette and being welcomed into the beautiful cottage, which was immaculate, clean and very homely, and everything you needed for our  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £735 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Basque Country / Mauleon-Licharre

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £69 / night

£432 - £794 / week

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from £69 / night

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Province of Florence / Borgo San Lorenzo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly

from £32 / night

£216 - £423 / week

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from £32 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Province of Rome / Bracciano

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£319 - £363 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Cala d'Or holiday farmhouse rental

Cala d'Or / Adva Des Fort

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £255 / night

£996 - £2203 / week

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from £255 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in San Severino Marche

Province of Macerata / San Severino Marche

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Swimming pool
“Utter perfection” The most beautiful of views, the comfiest of beds, a brilliant pool and a generally relaxed atmosphere combine to create a perfect holiday rental. We love Sogni Dei Santi and return often, visiting with a large group of friends and f  …see more

from £69 / night

£819 - £3449 / week

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from £69 / night

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Elba Island / Campo nell'Elba

2 5 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Monbazillac

Bergerac / Monbazillac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Pickering holiday farmhouse rental

Pickering / Hartoft

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £70 / night

£320 - £450 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Mysuru (Mysore)

Karnataka / Mysuru (Mysore)

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 210 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £29 / night

£162 - £385 / week

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from £29 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Lucca

Province of Lucca / Lucca

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £185 / night

£1294 / week

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from £185 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Uzzano

Province of Pistoia / Uzzano

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£259 - £328 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Fortingall holiday farmhouse rental

Perth and Kinross / Fortingall

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £165 / night

£1150 - £2500 / week

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from £165 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Bournel

Lot-et-Garonne / Bournel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £150 / night

£1000 - £2150 / week

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from £150 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Nadur

Island of Gozo / Nadur

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just What We Needed” We did want to write to you and say a big thank you for allowing us the pleasure of staying in your lovely holiday home. Ta Rena was ideal for us enabling a relaxing time in very comfortable surroundings. Pretty much everything we  …see more

from £115 / night

£785 - £1325 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Saint-Antonin Noble Val holiday farmhouse let

Tarn-et-Garonne / Saint-Antonin Noble Val

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £40 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Quistinic holiday farmhouse rental

Morbihan / Quistinic

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family holiday” We were a four generation holiday party 6 in total. The eldest 88 the youngest, 2 years. The accommodation is very good. Very comfortable beds. Good showers and plenty of hot water. My grandson was well catered for eg playho  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1650 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £217 / night

£1519 / week

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from £217 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Darley Moor holiday farmhouse rental

Matlock / Darley Moor

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy and relaxing” the cottage was cosy, warm and had everything that you needed for either relaxing or exploring the countryside  …see more

from £75 / night

£330 - £540 / week

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from £75 / night

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Nowa Ruda holiday farmhouse rental

Lower Silesia Province / Nowa Ruda

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £32 / night

£254 - £297 / week

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from £32 / night

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