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.
Situated in Weesp, 13 km from Amsterdam, Boerderij Honswijck boasts a terrace and views of the river. Utrecht is 25 km away. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units. …see more
This beautiful farmhouse was recently converted, and offers all the required comforts while retaining the original beauty and character of this old building. The house has 3 bedrooms one of which is a family room with a double bed and a single adjoining room. One of the …see more
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 jacu… More
Thank you Lesley for your lovely comments :)
Am glad you had a lovely holiday and stay in our farmhouse.
Old Duffus farmhouse, on family run Duffus Estate, provides a spacious yet homely atmosphere, perfect for families or other larger groups. Surrounded by fields and with stunning views of impressive Duffus Castle, the property is the ideal place to retreat to and relax. …see more
We had a great time in the cottage which provided us with all we could need. Clean and comfortable house with plenty of facilities for adults and kids. Perfect location with easy access to main routes… More
Hi, thanks so much for leaving us a review. I'm so please to hear you had such an enjoyable family holiday. It makes all the hard work worthwhile. Old Duffus Farmhouse is indeed a very special property with the ruins of Duffus Castle just outside! We will be delighted to welcome you all back again in the future.
“Excellent property, excellent location”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
We live in Australia but originated from this area and took the extended family to see where their roots lay.
The farmhouse was brilliant, loved the big country kitchen. Everything that we could wish… More
Hi, thanks so much for writing us a review. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you but I am really pleased you had an enjoyable stay.
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2014
Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages. Great … More
Casa Melograno is a lovely hold house typical of the Selinunte's countryside. This large estate consists of two villas, the Casa Melograno and the owner's house, they are completely indipendent. The house has recently been renovated with good taste and great c …see more
We were taken to the Villa ( Casa Melograno) by the agent Aldo , he was very friendly and helpful . Unfortantely did not meet owners they were away. We were two couples staying at Villa Melograno and… More
“A beautiful secluded villa”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2014
We stayed in for 1 week as party of 5 (1 child), renting the whole villa.
We were guided into the villa with the obliging help of the agent we booked through, as it is tucked away in the hills abov… More
“Stunning villa, can't recommend enough.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
We hired Casa Melograno for a week in Aug 14 for my Dad's 60th and I can't recommend it enough. The location is stunning and the pool is luxury. The villa is very well equipped and the layout of the b… More
This spacious detached, holiday home was refurbished during 2015 and is set in an 'area of outstanding natural beauty' - just 1.5 miles from Beaumaris town with its historic moated castle and boutique shops. The house boasts stunning country views all around, in the ide …see more
“Perfect holiday home, everything you could possibly need”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2016
Beautiful, spacious holiday home in an idyllic location.
We spent 4 nights there over the the May school break with extended family and it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy all Anglesey has to… More
Thanks for the good review and kind words about Tyn Rardd. It is so lovely to hear that people enjoy their stay and relax in the house as a "home from home". If you ever plan another Anglesey break, we would be more than happy to welcome you back again. Many thanks, Louise
Carregywen farm house is a very large four bedroom traditional farm house set in a secluded location between the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, three miles from Builth Wells.The house is set within over a hundred acres of private farm land, in a large privat …see more
Probably the best equipped holiday home we've stayed in! Spacious with everything we could need in the kitchen as well as lots of towels and games & dvds. Lovely peaceful location, good walks for do… More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on Carregywen farmhouse especially a review so positive.
Great to hear you got to see a snapshot of the farming world too, both children and adults are always curious when the big barn doors get opened!
Hope you all had a good journey home and we hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.
“Ideal weekend break”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends.
The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful.
The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great … More
Reviewed 2 Dec 2015
Great house in a quiet location.
Kitchen had all we needed for catering
Woodburn soon made the whole house cosy
Good walks all around and as at the house… More
It is also possible to rent the house for longer periods subject to availability.The property is a late Georgian farmhouse and has generous accommodation, arranged over three floors, which is is flexible. The 6 spacious bedrooms are either double or triple rooms. The ho …see more
We had a lovely weekend at The Hollies. It was a great size, the garden was lovely and it was well equipped. Our party were from age 2 to age 80 - and we all enjoyed it. Spacious and well decorates / … More
Ballykeeffe Farmhouse is a newly renovated 19th Century farm house located 7 miles (11km) from Kilkenny City. With private parking and an enclosed garden, Ballykeeffe Farmhouse provides an ideal rural retreat or base for touring the South East. The family-run working fa …see more
This traditional Lakeland farmhouse sits nestled on the southern slopes of Blencathra in a quiet rural setting just outside the village of Threlkeld. The location in the heart of the Lake District National Park is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists, though the property …see more
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
Beautiful Farm House in the Worcestershire countryside.
A large living room with stove and bifolding windows out onto the patio over looking the extensive gardens.
A large TV/Snug room and a conservatory.
Large kitchen with dining area, a range cooker and fridge freezer …see more
This country house is a typical house of the Douro Valley region, located in the village of Porto Manso. Located on the banks of the Douro river, in a very quiet area, guests can enjoy the local natural beauties by walking the surroundings.
This house consists of 2 be …see more
Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence. As seen on BBC TV news http://youtu.be/ZYHet6bPBVQ This has been the family holiday home since it was rebuilt in 2004. The Hustons have farmed this land for almost 200 years. Feel free to roam around the 50 acres, with or wi …see more
Myself and 4 friends recently stayed at the Huston farmhouse and as with many first time long distance reservations, had the usual fears about what we would find when we arrived; I am delighted to rep… More
Having stayed in private rental accommodation in various places at home and around the World I know exactly what you mean.
Felicity and I are delighted that our Farmhouse met your expectations, even if the weather for your visit could have been better. (There's a reason why Ireland is so green!)
“Fantastic - this house has it all”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2012
This is a well equipped, comfortable house which will meet many holiday needs. Comfortable beds, great showers, plenty of room, sociable kitchen, we love the house. It was perfect for our 5 and 8 ye… More
A very popular and private 3 bedroom farmhouse with open plan kitchen, living and dining area with an easily accessible outside terrace and bar area perfect for nightly BBQ's and pleasurable outside summer evenings . Ideally situated for the extremely popular towns of C …see more
We arrived after a 6 hour drive to a very warm welcome from Geraldine. She quickly showed us around and left us to unpack enough to enjoy the fabulous pool! There was a very welcome baguette, cheese a… More
“Secluded with great facilities”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
Geraldine the owner was welcoming and left us a welcome basket of provisions which was a very nice touch.
The house has a large secluded garden with a good swimming pool about 5 feet deep over its … More
“The best gite rental we have ever had!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
This was a great experience in every respect.The sun shone every day, and the pool/garden areas, were so inviting, that we hardly wanted to go anywhere else. Very peaceful, and beautifully presented p… More
Snowdon House is situated in the Llanberis Pass, the most spectacular area of the Snowdonia National Park. The house offers accommodation for 10+2 people with 5 doubles, and a twin with an additional sofa bed, all with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. It …see more
The house itself is great, its got the quirkiness of an old house but up to date in terms of facilities. Great view from the hot tub!
Up the road is the starting point for the best tracks up Snowd… More
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
We were a group of 5 couples staying in Snowdonia to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday.
Finding the house was easy and made even easier by the owners Jim and Anne covering the exterior of the house w… More
“Comfortable, welcoming house, ideal for family getaway”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
I stayed at Snowdon house with the whole family (kids (ages 4 to 6) parents and grandparents). The house was large enough to accommodate us all without feeling at all squashed - the big kitchen and di… More
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Please do not book more than 2 months in advance.
We call us NoSmokeNearZurich because we really only want to host nonsmokers. Some guests went for a walk well away from the house whenever they had to sm …see more
Dating back to the 16th century, this stunning Manor house with its original Inglenook fireplaces and mullioned windows is a wonderful place to stay for a weekend break or holiday in the Cotswolds. It sits in its own gardens, neighbouring the owner’s property, which a …see more
A stunning property in Andalucia, set on the edge of the natural park of the Almejera Mountains, only 15 minutes from the beach. 5 mins from historic, white washed mountain town of Competa.
Finca Los Pinos offers a large 3 bedroom Villa farmhouse, a separate 4 bedroom …see more
What can be said about this property and its owners that hasn't already been said.
The property is simply stunning both in terms of what you get for the money and its location in the mountains. Th… More
Thank you very much for such a lovely review. It was delightful having you all to stay. you are very kind and we look forward to seeing you again.
“Wow Wow Wow what a beautiful and relaxing place to be”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
Wow wow wow what a beautiful and relaxing place to be, we had a fantastic week and couldn't thank David and Sarah enough. The friendly personal touches you provided certainly added to the amazing expe… More
“A very special setting, wonderful hosts, beautiful views, exiting holiday”
Reviewed 23 May 2013
I stayed at Finca Los Pinos with my daughter and grandchildren. It was such a special place - truly 'an oasis' in the Almajera mountains, as they say. Exhilarating walks in the natural park right on o… More
New Yatt Farm is a beautifully renovated Grade II listed farmhouse set in 8 acres of garden and paddocks. It is the perfect place from which to explore the rolling Cotswold countryside whilst still being close to the market towns of Witney, Woodstock and the City of Oxf …see more
Beautifully decorated fully furnished 2 bedroom short let in East Hendred, Oxfordshire with all utilities included and weekly linen change. Fully equipped for a short or long stay.
Exclusive, luxury accommodation perfectly located for a break in the country or a holida …see more
We enjoyed staying in this lovely comfortable property. We used it as a base for walking the Ridgeway and it proved ideal as the Ridgeway runs within 2 miles of the property. We ate at each pub in the… More
“A stylish home from home in a beautiful location.”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2014
Just the ticket: excellent quality with everything you need in this deceptively large cottage. Wonderful for long walks in the countryside and also so close to Oxford. Very accommodating owners too.… More
Cubble Head is a pretty farmhouse on the edge of Burtersett, a traditional Dales village just 1.5 miles from the bustling market town of Hawes where all services are available. It is peacefully situated on a back road which continues to Semerwater Lake where you can ca …see more
The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.… More
Thank you so much for your very kind review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward very much to meeting you again next time.
Liz and Richard
“A beautiful haven in the Dales!”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2012
Came here with a group of old uni friends. What a gorgeous place to stay. Very remote but such beautiful landscape. House is very well equipped including wifi! . Lovely stylish interiors, sensitively … More
Refurbished farmhouse dated 1785. 5km north of Percy, in the commune of Maupertuis. 2 acres land. Large yard and garden. All 4 bedrooms ensuite. Electric underfloor heating plus wood burning stove. Large swimming pool covered .TV and Internet connection. BBQ approx 1ho …see more
Casa Boccina is an early 19th century Tuscan farmhouse set in fourteen acres of gardens and forest by Monte San Quirico, a village just outside of Lucca. It is only a five minutedrive/ 35 minute walk from the beautiful walled city of Lucca. It is 14 acres of mostly fla …see more
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 … More
“Great villa for the whole family”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2012
We visited Casa Boccina for the second time in June. It is such a great villa to take all the family on holiday. There are plenty of recreational facilities provided to keep eveyone occupied. Our Gran… More
This modern 4 bedroom house is situated on the seafront overlooking Carlingford Lough with magnificent views of the Mountains of Mourne and of the Carlingford mountains, which run down to the nearby village of Carlingford. This property is in the perfect location for a …see more
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… More
Sciaraviva Cottage is a little charming house located inside Vineyard Mascalisi estate, a farm on the southern slope of Moun Etna which produce organic products as wine, olive oil, citrus fruits, apples, pears and "fichidindia"
The house is attached to the old "masseri …see more
Porthwen Farm is a charming 17th century stone built detached farmhouse, carefully renovated to offer a modern warm, comfortable, cosy but spacious retreat. Set in a quiet & peaceful location with views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Stunning views of the h …see more
Great house with good amenities. Very peaceful location, the walk along the coastal path was beautiful. All of Anglesey was easy to access from here. We had a lovely holiday and would return without h… More
“Perfect peacefull get away with stunning views.”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2012
Had a great time even when it rains. I am planning with family to go again sometime soon. Highly recommend to anybody! … More
“cosy & remote, fab views”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2014
We had a very enjoyable few days, lovely cottage, nice and quiet, fab walks from cottage and views. Plenty of space, had what we needed. Thank you.… More
Tegolaio is a beautifully converted tobacco barn, with landscaped gardens and a large swimming pool with roman steps. It has been fully renovated to a very high standard, but retains original features and decorated with a homely feel. Tegolaio, offers 4 upstairs bedroom …see more
Welcome to “The Old House”, Tipperary. It's been in the family for 500 years. It is located in South Tipperary, 10 minutes from Carrick on Suir and 20 minutes from Kilkenny City. If you like privacy, you will like this. Our detached sunny and spacious cottage …see more
When our 4 teenagers walked in, their mouths dropped. Gorgeous, spacious yet cozy. The two master bedrooms were perfect for us two married couples, and the girls loved their room and didn't mind shari… More
Reviewed 15 Jan 2014
The photos really don't do it justice. The house is perfect. We all felt at home as soon as we walked in and it had everything we needed. On top of that the surrounding area is very nice and well wort… More
“peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2013
We stayed at The Old House for 2 weeks in July 2013. We are a family of 4, 2 kids aged 13 and 10, not forgetting our dog Lucy. We knew we wanted to stay in The Old House as soon as we saw in online. W… More
Ta’ Nenu is without doubt a beautiful newly finished traditional Gozitan Farmhouse with a private swimming pool, air conditioning and just a short walk to the picturesque village square of Xaghra.The village centre is a 2 minute walk. It presents itself with an old fa …see more
“most welcoming friendly village where the villa is located”
Reviewed 14 Dec 2011
the villa was spotless the photo's do not do it justice everything is ether half an hour on a bus or five min was from the villa
the restaurants in the local village where excellent we did not have … More
Thank you for your great review, Bronwyn & I really appreciate it. Xaghra surely does have a beautiful village square with the best restaurants. We are pleased that your family enjoyed your holiday at "Ta Nenu" and hope to see you again in the future.
From booking to arrival our stay at Ta Nenu was amazing! The house was big enough for 6 adults to stay comfortably and enjoy what Gozo had to offer. The piazza in Xaghra was a 10min stroll (uphill) fr… More
“It was like going back in time!”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2011
Initially I must admit we were a little disappointed on arrival with the outside space as it was a bit overlooked (as it turned out there is nobody about to look!) The farmhouse itself was lovely and … More
Thank you very much for our first review! Bronwyn & I are really thrilled that you enjoyed the farmhouse and as you said, it is a perfect location in Xaghra within easy walking distance of the best square in Gozo with fantastic restaurants, bars & shops. The views of the island are great from the roof and we have already added a table and chairs due to your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!
10 minutes from Torquay
Mayfair Park Farmstay - within 20 minutes of Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea & the Great Ocean Road
Located in Blackgate Rd Freshwater Creek, it is only a 20 minute drive to Anglesea and 10 mins to Geelong.
2 bedroom, 180m …see more
Little Cowarne Court is perfect for getting away from it all. This beautiful farm house set in rural countryside is fully modernised yet retains old features. It has a fully modernised kitchen with seating for 17, a large lounge and bathroom and cloakroom downstairs. A …see more
“Beautiful cottage with plenty of room for the whole family”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2013
Have just come back from a week at Little Cowarne Court with 11 adults, 4 kids and 5 dogs. The house was well equipped with everything we needed and comfortably accommodated all of us. The kitchen w… More
“Great location and house”
Reviewed 13 May 2012
This is a large house and well equipped. Plenty of room for 5 families. Good pub near by and within walking distance. Great landscape just shame it seems to rain when we go there as this is the second… More
“Perfect for a large group wanting to "Get Away from it All"”
Reviewed 12 May 2012
This is a perfect house for a large group of friends or family to get together and have a break in the quiet Herefordshire countryside, but within easy reach of Worcester, Hereford, Leominster and Led… More
Branxholm Knowe House is a large detached period property which is set in two acres of well tendered private gardens. The house is furnished to a high standard and is ideal for entertaining and features a fabulous garden room which is perfect for alfresco summer evenin …see more
We stayed at Branxholm Knowe for a week and had an amazing time.
We were welcomed by Isabel, who is such a lovely person. She took her time to show us around and was very sweet and helpful.
The … More
“A fantastic and beautifully upkept traditional house”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
We booked the house quite late and couldn't have been happier with it. It is a traditional old house set in own woods on the side of hill. Plenty of room both inside and out. The conservatory is a … More
“Perfect house for our celebration weekend.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2016
Branxholm house was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday weekend away with friends. The house is even bigger than the pictures suggest. We had 11 guests altogether plus a dog and we still all fel… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend and found the size of the house exceeded your expectations! We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back at our house in the near future! Kind regards, Ian Dowling
Set in peaceful rural surroundings,with its own garden and long, tree lined drive, Bodfan is an ideal holiday home for grandparents, parents, children and their pets. The large rooms allow everyone to have their own space yet come together for family activities. Bodfan …see more
We stayed here for a week at the end of may. Our group of 5 adults, one child, two greyhounds and a dalmation had a wonderful time. Lovely house, kind owner who could not have been more helpful. The… More
“Beautiful house & garden in extremely peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Very spacious house with all amenities including the "little" things like a decent hoover, hangers in all the cupboards, lots of sofas in the lounge, beautifully kept garden etc.. set in really tranq… More
“Great house, well stocked & very accommodating hosts, a must visit.”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
The house is in a very central location. It has a lot of beds, a spacious house. we found the house clean and tidy with everything we needed. The hosts helped us with whatever we needed.… More
Carnwath Mill Holiday Let dates back to the 17th century. It is situated in a rural hamlet about a mile outside the villiage of Carnwath which has local shops,pubs, cafe, hotel, pharmacy, post office and golf courses. The accommodation is attached to the main house and …see more
We stayed there twice in July. The first time for a week and the second time we were there for a long week-end. Both times we were made to feel very welcome.
A very well equipped place to stay and sp… More
Located on a hill country sheep and beef station in Tiraumea, North Wairarapa.
Come for the peace and quiet of this remote area, the seasonal farm activities or take part in various other on farm activities including walks, tours, or gardens.
Children will love the va …see more
'La Maison de la Souris' is a beautiful, detached and private stone-built French farmhouse recently converted and equipped to a very high standard to provide exceptional holiday accommodation in the Haute Vienne, part of the Limousin region. The addition of a …see more
My family and I stayed at the Mouse House for a week and had a fabulous time. The house, the facilities and the location is superb and I can't fault any of it. It's a great place to stay if you love… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2014
Maison Souris is a recently renovated Farm building in a rural setting. The house and grounds are modern well looked after and furnished with quality furniture and fittings and good attention to det… More
Country house estate with private swimming pool set in 42 acres of private woodland and meadows, dating back to the 18th century. La Chenaie is the perfect place to relax and unwind with friends and family. Plenty of activities on site for all the family, games room wh …see more
On arrival, we were greeted as old friends, Glenn and Roma made you feel very welcome and at home. The house was furnished to a very high standard, and had everything you could possibly need including… More
“Didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2015
Wow what a lovely place, a fantastic house, very comfortable with a lovely pool and terraces which we sat out on each evening playing games and relaxing with the odd bottle of wine or 2. The surroundi… More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
We all really enjoyed our stay at La Chenaie, it was a very relaxing time in a beautiful house and setting, the owners Glenn, Roma and Jamie made us feel so very welcome.
The house is very well pr… More
Our home of Lahon (the source), consists of at typical Bearnese house and large converted barn situated in about 6ha of land on the edge of a valley. We are surrounded by farmland so it is very quiet and peaceful. There are many large trees to sit and relax under with g …see more
Newly available this season - Traditional farmhouse with spectacular sea views, close to the beach. Just been fully renovated. Available all year - short breaks, minimum three nights.
This house is located in a enviable elevated location looking out over the Kilbranna …see more