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.
“A very special setting, wonderful hosts, beautiful views, exiting holiday” 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
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
“Family party” 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 / maintained. The owners were helpful w
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.
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
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
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate
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
Peace and Quiet is the best way to describe this COZY Traditional Cottage/Farmhouse set in your own 10 acres of scenic land. Charming and delightful, has all the traditional feel of a family home .Wake up the view of the cows in the nearby fields. There is a large p …see more
'La Grange' is a misnomer - the house has taken its name from the large barn ('en colombage') which is part of the property. The farmhouse is set in the hamlet of Maintru, close to the Avenue Verte and the River Bethune. There is a large and secure garden enclosing the …see more
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen
We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but w… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all … More
“A brilliant stay”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2016
Amazing and relaxing place to stay. Great welcome and accommodating owners throughout stay. Very child friendly. Cottage very clean and comfortable, suited our needs exactly. Wonderful views. Lots of… More
A lovely covered outside dining area provides a wonderful setting to enjoy your lunch or evening meal. The enclosed front garden is a great sun trap and great to while away a lazy afternoon or if your feeling energetic why not explore the rear garden and fields .Just a …see more
“Perfect holiday home, everything you could possibly need” 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
“Everything you'd want in a holiday home” Lovely house with all the mod cons. Very clean and tastefully presented. Friendly helpful couple run the property and were so pleasant to deal with.
Nice rural location. We had to use our GPS to find property
Grove Fort was a great base for us. We stayed a week, and enjoyed great weather throughout. The farmhouse was a lovely place to return to each evening - homely, lots of room and beautifully decorated … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. It is very much appreciated. Enjoyed having you as guests.
“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
La Maison Clarée is a gorgeous old French farmhouse in the tiny village of Les Alberts at the foot of the Vallée de la Clarée. It's just a few kilometres from the ski areas of Serre Chevalier and Montgenèvre, as well as the fascinating fortified town of Briançon. …see more
“Ideal weekend break” 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 kitchen, wonderful comfortable
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.
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
“Lovely cottage, secluded location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2013
Spent a great weekend here, Gary was very helpful prior to, and after the holiday. Lovely cottage, good facilities, great log fire - it definitely needs it in winter. Thanks… More
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location” 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
Loved the house perfect for a family get together the rooms are so cosy and kitchen is perfect for all the family to enjoy. Loved the amazing big bathroom could have stayed in there all day.
The sett… More
Hello, I am so pleased you all really enjoyed your stay. The property does indeed benefit from a spectacular and very special view of Duffus Castle. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
“Perfect family getaway”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
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.
“A beautiful home, garden and location. We couldn’t ask for more.” We have had the luxury of spending time at Les Guillamaux in 2003/4. The house, garden and pool were wonderful then - they are even better now. There are more beds to accommodate mor
“A beautiful home in a lovely, relaxing location with views to die for!”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
From the minute we drove up to Les Guillamaux we knew we were going to have a great holiday. The house itself is beautiful and very well equipped, the owners really have thought of everything. The chi… More
“Fabulous Group Holiday house”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2014
The house is just gorgeous. It has been restored very authentically ....rustic and comfortable. Great spaces. Everything provided, though internet connection was difficult. Countryside beautiful. Pool… More
“Beautifully decorated and maintained house in great location” We stayed here for one week with our 3 teenage children and our small dog. Paul the owner could not have been more helpful and accommodating with any enquiries we had.
“A wonderful, spacious & stylish home is a secluded rural setting”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
Kilkern is traditional farmhouse stylishly extended and modernised to a very high standard. It is a charming property with every modern convenience and a lot of space both inside and out. We found it… More
“Amazing!” Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!
We were able to have our whole family together, ranging in ages from 3 months to 78 years old, plus 1 dog & there was something for all of us. Amazingly comfortable accomodation, glorious scenery & lo… More
“Wonderful base to enjoy South Devon”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2012
We had a great time and were happy to let the kids go off by themselves to explore and cycle in safe, interesting surroundings. I even managed to catch a small Salmon (which I returned) and a Sea Trou… More
“Excellent - 100% Perfect”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2011
We enjoyed a fabulous holiday at Yeo Farm. Despite booking stupidly late, our request was handled peerlessly and in the most accommodating and friendly manner. The property exceeded our expectations: … More
“Fabulous” A a beautiful spacious house, very clean and well equipped with idyllic views.It includes all the necessities required to have an enjoyable stay. There is a swimming pool and a lovely gardened outside area which provides both sun and shade
“Gorgeous, secluded holiday home in the beautiful Andalucian hills”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
We spent a great week at this fabulous finca in the hills North of Malaga. The house is exactly as described on the website, which if anything doesn't do full justice to the beautiful views from every… More
“Magnificent Views and Superb House”
Reviewed 31 May 2014
Sometimes when you select a property the photos advertising it are better than the real thing and you end up a little disappointed...that is certainly not true with casa Jose Ramon. The house is wonde… More
“Another great stay”
Reviewed 25 May 2014
This was our second stay. We love the house and area and will be back again very soon. Perfect holiday rental for our 3 year old. … More
The former farmhouse sleeps 8 adults or a mix of adults and kids in four bedrooms. There's also a cot for infants. With spectacular views of the Isle of Mull it's undoubtedly a holiday hotspot for people with a love of wildlife & breathtaking scenery.We ac …see more
“A peacefull place in a magic island” Ginette's rental is really nice, in the walls of several centuries, we were welcomed in the best comfort. Full kitchen, perfect for cooking Mediterranean food, a refreshing swimming pool with sun beds to rest, a ba
“Great location for relaxing or exploring, lovely Gozitan farmhouse”
Reviewed 14 May 2014
I’ve just returned from a week on Gozo with a group of friends (five in total) at this lovely farmhouse in Xaghra. It was large enough to give us space to be apart, yet also to eat together at eith… More
I was so glad to hear that you and your friends had such a good time at the farmhouse. I guess the pool would be just a little chilly at the start of May, so well done for getting in!
The farmhouse is deceptively spacious and yet still cosy and characterful at the same time. The large rear deck area with plentiful seating and dining is certainly one of the farmhouse's delights.
We hope to see you again soon.
“Lovely converted farmhouse with private pool and separate annex, within 5 minutes walk of centre of Xaghra”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2015
Excellent accommodation in interesting town.
Just avoid the week we went, which coincided with their annual festival on Sept 8th. For a period of 4-5 days, the place was rammed with people and c… More
Thank you so much for your helpful review. I am glad that you found the farmhouse to your expectations and hope very much it gave you some solace from the feast activities. The feast of 8 September is the biggest on Gozo and the last one of the season and so I can imagine how busy and vibrant it became. It's not for everyone though to be fair and I shall take your feedback on board and update my details on the Holiday Lettings website so that future guests can make an educated choice on this week. I hope it didn't upset your stay too much and hope to see you again next year. Ginette.
“Rest and relaxation”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2015
After 8 weeks of very busy travelling it was lovely to be able to stay in a self contained farmhouse, where you could cook for yourself, swim in a pool without the rest of the hotel or cruise ship wat… More
Thank you for your lovely review and I'm so glad you had such a wonderful stay at Razzett Ta' Marija. It is true that the farmhouse has everything you need, it's an ideal place for R&R. It is good advice regarding the bus time-tables as they do change seasonally. In addition to the time-tables at the stops you can also take the most recent time-table from the bus office, which is located at the main bus terminus in Victoria. I hope your trip back to Australia went well.
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Dove Farmhouse is a stunning farmhouse with its own private garden is set in a small village near the picturesque market town of Eye in Suffolk. For larger groups there is a nearby barn which sleeps four listed under Dove Ca …see more
“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
Le Reynac is a lovely house, very well equipped and spacious. The barn acts as a great games room, perfect for all weather. A car is essential but there is plenty to do within a short drive. The be… More
Boasting an enviable secluded location just 15 mins walk to the beach, with views overlooking the truly stunning North Cornwall countryside & coastline, large self-catering farmhouse sleeping up to 17, perfect for family and friends gatherings ,celebrations ,house …see more
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse
It's not easy to find some place that will keep three generations happy, but the Gite at Rigal has everything my children, my wife and I and my mother-in-law could ask for. The gite itself is lovely … More
“Everything you could ask for”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
A lovely gite in beautiful surroundings - even with 3 small children everything was catered for - toys, books, DVDs
Really relaxing, we hope to come back next year!… More
“Wonderful relaxing Gite with everything you need for kids...!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This was our second stay in the Gite and again we had a truly wonderful time. Chris and Jackie have thought of everything that their guests might need and especially for those with children (cot, trav… 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
“Amazing house in an amazing location.” Such a warm, inviting holiday home in the beautiful Eyeries.
Had an amazing stay, loved every minute of it and already booked to come back in August.
Fran couldnt do enough for us and even the sun shone!
We spent three weeks at Cappa House and we loved it from the very first moment! Incredible how spacious Cappa House is! It's located in a beautiful part of Beara where there is a lot to see and do. Th… More
Thanks for a great review, looks like ye really enjoyed Beara and of course Cappa House. Looking forward to seeing ye again in the future. Fran
“Superb accommodation with stunning views”
Reviewed 25 Apr 2014
Situated on the road to Allihies, with amazing views over mountains and sea, Cappa House is a short walk from the village of Eyeries, on the undiscovered Beara Peninsula and very conveniently located … More
Thanks guys, so glad ye enjoyed your stay in Cappa House on the Beara Peninsula
West Gallaton Farmhouse is a beautiful cottage set in the South Aberdeenshire countryside with stunning views over open rural landscape all the way to the sea. Just over 2 miles from Stonehaven, right on the National Cycle Network, our location offers the best of both …see more
“Beautiful restoration in a beautiful country setting -a true taste of French country life.” We spent a fabulous week here in April 2013 - so relaxing in the quiet and peaceful country setting, surrounded by beautiful flowers, bushes and trees, and ser
“peaceful paradise” This villa met all our expectations.
The view from the bedrooms and the terrace were spectacular.
Location in small village was perfect. Villa had special arragements for food delivery from local restaurants.
Vila was spotless an
“A Wonderful Get-Away-From-It-All Holiday Location” We were three generations of a family ranging from 57 to 5 months. It was an ideal spot for all - for the adults to relax and unwind and enjoy quality family time - and for our grandson who could pla
“Simply enchanting” We rented the house for a family birthday and we had a wonderful time in Provence. The property is fantastic with a nice garden and heated pool. We organized a party for my mum's birthday and the homeowner helped us with catering se
“Welcome to country luxury and comfort in a Provencal village!”
Reviewed 28 May 2012
I have been bringing small groups of women to France and Italy for the past 10 years. This was my first time at St. Roch and I will certainly return with my next women's group. The villa is beautifu… More
“AMAZING EXPERIENCE” I've planned this vacation since 1 year ago with my extended family, a party of 6 adults and two young boys of 9 and 12.
the farm house is great, a big bedroom for each couple, 3 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a wondeful
“A stylish home from home in a beautiful location.” 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.
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