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

UK October half term (1532)

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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Farmhouse rental in Belbroughton

Worcestershire / Belbroughton

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £500 / night

£2000 - £3000 / week

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from £500 / night

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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

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from £15 / night

£101 / week

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from £15 / night

(4) 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
This barn conversion consists of 6 bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms and a large living area with kitchen diner for 12. As the lounge, kitchen and dining area on the upper level guests are able to enjoy beautiful views of the grassed areas. The Oak  …see more

from £217 / night

£1519 / week

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from £217 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Downham Market with golf nearby

Norfolk / Downham Market

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hot  …see more

from £199 / night

£1397 - £3800 / week

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from £199 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Xaghra

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely converted farmhouse with private pool and separate annex, within 5 minutes walk of centre of Xaghra” Excellent accommodation in interesting town. Just avoid the week we went, which coincided with their annual festival on Sept 8th. For a p  …see more

from £111 / night

£763 - £1356 / week

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from £111 / night

(7) Excellent 

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St. Clement holiday farmhouse rental

Jersey / St Clement

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Jersey farmhouse and is ideally placed for touring the whole of the island.  …see more

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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from £258 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Alt Jargenow

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £43 / night

£297 - £678 / week

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from £43 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Province of Asti / Moasca

6 16 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
Trulli il Castagno is a traditional Puglian farm in a pristine location surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and Mediterranean scrub. The trulli complex dates back to the early part of the 19th century and has been inherited by our family. The renovation of our farm was  …see more

from £41 / night

£285 - £404 / week

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from £41 / 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

£1199 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / 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

(8) Excellent 

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Fleurance holiday farmhouse accommodation

Fleurance / Saint Clar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1600 / week

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from £150 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“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  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1275 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Baltimore

County Cork / Baltimore

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Traditional farmhouse, completely renovated, quiet and secluded, on large elevated site and enjoying fine outlook over west Cork countryside towards Roaring Water Bay and Mount Gabriel (1339ft).  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £576 / week

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from £38 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Augan

Morbihan / Augan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Southern Brittany, 3 bedrooms plus splash pool. The Farmhouse sleeps 6 plus baby and is just 5 minutes drive from the market town of Ploermel, tastefully decorated whilst maintaining rustic character/features. Close to Golf and Leisure Lake with beach.<br />Discou  …see more

from £150 / night

£495 - £675 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire

Vendee / La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolute bliss” We stayed in La Tavellerie for two weeks. The whole experience, from booking to departing, was first class. We fell in love with the place as soon as we arrived, and fell in love again every day. There were only two of us in a fiv  …see more

from £103 / night

£721 - £1903 / week

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from £103 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Gavorrano with swimming pool, golf nearby

Province of Grosseto / Gavorrano

3 33 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 33
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home away from home” We stayed at the property for the second time and we've been welcomed like good friends. The apartments are located within a very peaceful woody area. We could hear all kinds of birds day and night. The new fitness area has been  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 - £849 / week

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from £49 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Llanynis holiday farmhouse rental

Builth Wells / Llanynis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent holiday cottage” 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 dogs and children, but clo  …see more

from £20 / night

£800 - £1520 / week

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from £20 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Auldgirth

Dumfries / Auldgirth

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Boatrig Farmhouse is a large, spacious traditional farmhouse situated in an elevated, rural location in beautiful Dumfries & Galloway. It is a perfect rural getaway for those wishing to escape daily life with an abundance of activities available in the local area.  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Holyhead

Holyhead / Trefor, Holyhead

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect dog friendly country retreat...near the coast.” Located a few miles from junction 5 of the A55, this property is ideal for spending some quiet time with your family or away from them as we did. Our two Irish setters were in their element with  …see more

from £125 / night

£515 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect” If you like to be in the best part of the lake district and like self catering then this is the place to be. It's a historic property (as the leaflet inside tells you), great for couples and families; comfort and ideally placed for local walk  …see more

from £100 / night

£510 - £930 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Shirwell with shared pool

Barnstaple / Shirwell

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” A fantastic property in a wonderful quiet location. Welcoming owners and a delicious lemon drizzle cake adding that personal touch. Hope to return soon.  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £695 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Caramujeira

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ideal for families with young children who want all the comforts of a home in a quiet location” We travelled with our 3 young children aged 5 years, 3 years and the youngest being 7 months old. This house has been refurbished to a very high standard,  …see more

from £100 / night

£430 - £1175 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Gharb

Island of Gozo / Gharb

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house in a lovely area” We were greeted by Anthony on our arrival. He showed us around his beautiful house before leaving us to explore. We were provided with a welcome pack which included; milk, eggs, ham, cheese and bread and a wonderful b  …see more

from £54 / night

£374 / week

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from £54 / 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

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Castelnau-Magnoac

Hautes-Pyrenees / Castelnau-Magnoac

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
4 bedroom farmhouse gite with swimming pool. Sleeps up to 9. Close to Pyrenees mountains with fantastic walking, cycling and skiing.Very large room with private garden. 3 bathrooms and large balcony. Drive to mediteranian sea and the Atlantic ocean. Limited WIFI  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 / week

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from £110 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Competa

Competa / Venta de Palma

10 20 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A most enjoyable stay in a beautiful place with the warmest of hospitality and delicious food!” My stay at Finca los Pinos was absolutely wonderful. It was not just the very good facilities and the serenity of the place, the beauty of the surroundin  …see more

from £278 / night

£1695 - £2373 / week

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from £278 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Robion

Luberon / Robion

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £315 / night

£2204 - £3899 / week

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from £315 / 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

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Braga District / Amares

8 20 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £306 / night

£2136 / week

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from £306 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Mercatello holiday farmhouse rental

Perugia / Mercatello

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Engaging Villa with excellent consideration shown by the owner.” Our visit was one of our extended family excursions and the second one to Italy. The Villa is also periodically used by the owner and had a friendly, loved, air about it. It is well app  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £2500 / week

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from £215 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Kilkenny holiday farmhouse rental

County Kilkenny / Kilkenny

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The spacious ground floor comprises a large traditional kitchen, sitting room, dining room, utility room and guest bathroom.  …see more

from £47 / night

£297 - £424 / week

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from £47 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Saint Fort sur Gironde with swimming pool

Charente-Maritime / Saint Fort sur Gironde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolute Bliss” Back again, last here in 2013. We traveled with our 7 year old son and another couple. While the weather was disappointing Chez Chavlier was not. A great base to head for for day trips. We went to a near by Le Chateux des Enigmes in Po  …see more

from £74 / night

£520 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Nadur

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
FARMHOUSE with views from all bedrooms - Quiet yet central location. Razzett San Blas is situated in very peaceful surroundings and overlooks the picturesque San Blas Valley. It is located just a few minutes from the Gozitan secluded beach of San Blas which was declar  …see more

from £51 / night

£551 - £1026 / week

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from £51 / night

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Farmhouse rental in Waterford

County Waterford / Waterford

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Nell's Farm House is ideal for a relaxing or an activity holiday. Situated at the foot of the Comeragh Mountains and Mahon Falls. All rooms on the ground floor with comfortable beds dressed with white linen. Enclosed garden to the front, and rear patio with hot t  …see more

from £77 / night

£467 - £704 / week

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from £77 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Eye

Suffolk / Eye

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 46 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
**VISIT ENGLAND 4STAR GOLD AWARD 2016/17** 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

from £575 / night

£2600 - £3950 / week

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from £575 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Spigno Saturnia with swimming pool

Province of Latina / Spigno Saturnia

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
"Limosa" is located on the hills of the ancient Spigno Saturnia, a typical farmhouse in the Lazio countryside, an ideal base for short breaks or holidays. A structure was restored in total respect of the characteristics of the Spigno's houses. It has a la  …see more

from £81 / night

£564 - £1285 / week

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from £81 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Huntly

Aberdeenshire / Huntly

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
quiet, comfortable, outstanding views, welcoming host  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

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Swabia / Dietringen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £60 / night

£416 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool, golf nearby in San Giovanni del Pantano

Perugia / San Giovanni del Pantano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Ranca is located on the Antognolla estate, where the Robert Trent Jones Championship golf course is located. The farmhouse has its own private garden and stunning views over the Antognolla Castle and golf course.Wonderful location to visit the attractions of Umbria.<  …see more

from £85 / night

£551 - £1145 / week

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from £85 / night