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.
“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
Imagine waking up in your very own 16th century French Farmhouse, full of character and charm yet with a contemporary & luxurious twist. You lay under the soft sheets listening to the sound of birds singing and owls toowwoing. Enjoy a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee a …see 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 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
“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
I planned a surprise birthday getaway for my girlfriend with her friends. The place was everything we could have hoped it to be. It was a perfect escape from our regular surroundings. The owners ar… More
Great to hear you enjoyed your break at The Coach House! Many thanks for your kind words and hope to see you again soon.
“Anna and Matt's hospitality, kindness, thought for detail and beautiful Coach House exceeded all our expections”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
Going away for Christmas was new for us; with an age range of one to 70, we weren't sure what might be included……there was nothing we could have thought of, that wasn't wonderfully and generously … More
Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Christmas at The Coach House and that you also enjoyed seeing some of what this beautiful region has to offer. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon! Many thanks again.
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Our family of 10 had a weekend break at The Coach House last weekend and we were very impressed with the standard of the accommodation.
On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by Anna (the owner… More
Thank you for your kind words,The courtyard is indeed a wonderful place to eat and relax, being south-facing and sheltered it is lovely all year round. The large gardens at the front of the property and the play paddock are favourites with our younger guests! We are glad you found the property to be spotless, we are very thorough! This is reflected in the 100% score for Cleanliness we receive each year in our Quality in Tourism assessment. It was a pleasure welcoming you to Lodge Farm and we look forward to seeing you again!
“Perfect place to relax” Quiet location with cafe bar and supermarket close by. Very helpful host who met us on arrival and introduced us to the farmhouse. Phone numbers were exchanged and contact was made as needed. Spacious farmhouse provided lovely
“Lovely house, great facilities, friendly and helpful owner and all at the right price! What more could you want?”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
This house is perfect for groups of friends(as we were) or families with children who do not need to be supervised (ie toddlers). The pool is fantastic in the heat of the day. the balconys have amazin… More
“Lovely farmhouse, good size, exceed expectations”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
We made an enquiry through the website and got an almost instant response from the owner, the correspondance with the owner making the arrangements was excellent. The owner met us at the farmhouse to… More
“Brilliant hidden away farmhouse, great location in the village.”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2012
I would like to congratulate Rosella and her family for the entire experience I enjoyed in the Farmhouse. Located in a very quiet alley a minute from the newly opened Jeffrey's Cafe opposite his Resta… More
Many thanks for yr write up. Yr comments were greatly appreciated. Every effort was spared to make yr stay a very pleasant one. I'm glad you enjoyed it and gives me the energy to keep it going and always making it better. Hope to meet again some other time. Keep well. Rosella.
“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
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… More
Thank you for your helpful review. The outdoor area is indeed wonderful for relaxing, swimming, cooking and eating - the perfect combination for a holiday on the beautiful island of Gozo.
We were glad to be there to help you with your queries throughout your stay to ensure you had the best experience of what Razzett Ta' Marija and Xaghra can offer the holiday maker.
Love to see you all again in the future.
“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.
“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.
Roca is a beautiful, airy country house full of natural light with a side tower. The house which exteriors are clad with rural stone is arranged in three levels. From the hall there is direct access to the dining room with two dining areas -close one to the other-, one …see more
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
“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
We stayed at Bushcombe House Farm for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. We were over from Perth Australia and met up with our three grown up children and extended family at the house. … More
We are delighted you had a good holiday , we hope to see you again
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2014
We had a cousins get together at this property and we loved it. Lots of space, very clean and the most amazing views. We were lucky enough to be there while the Cheltenham racecourse was having its fi… More
Thank you for the kind feedback
We hope to see you again
“Stunning views, immaculate house - highly recommend”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2014
The house is situated on a hill so the views are stunning. When we arrived there were flowers on the kitchen table and milk, wine and juice in the fridge - a welcome we weren't anticipating but very m… More
“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
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
This typical “Monte Alentejano” has been refurbished, giving rise to 3 self-catering houses, which reveal its Alentejo roots, in the typical furniture and decorative objects. The apartments feature all amenities. Free Wi-Fi is available at public areas.
Thi …see more
Pedraletas is a beautiful old farmhouse 1km from the village of Rasquera. the property is 150 sq mts and as its own private swimming pool (16m x 6m). it also has two terraces for outdoor dining and relaxing. The property is set in 6 acres of olive/almond and fig groves. …see more
“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
“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
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
“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
We have stayed here several times - and each time we fall in love all over again, with the house, the serene and historic countryside, and the charm of small French village life. We stayed in winter… More
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen
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“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
The cottage is very well equiped. Bedrooms are lovely and comfortable.The bathroom is wide and spacey.Livingroom beautiful and cozy. I've enjoyed every second of my stay .… More
Thank you for your kind review of our holiday cottage. We work very hard to make it perfect for our guests.
“Perfect home away from home”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2015
Our 5 nights at Templelea Farm has just been perfect. We could not have wanted for anything. We were met at the house by the host and welcomed with a tour of the house. The house is equipped with e… More
Thank you for your kind review of our holiday cottage. We work very hard to make it perfect for our guests. I am glad that you liked the cake. Yes, the cottage is located in a great central location.
“Comme dans l'annonce - Charmant, très grand, nickel”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2015
Parfaitement bien accueilli par Jeanette, la propriétaire de lieux et très bien guidé par téléphone par son fils.
Magnifique maison sise dans une ferme, magnifiquement bien entretenue, parfaitem… More
Thank you for your kind review of our holiday cottage. We work very hard to make it perfect for our guests.
This charming farmhouse is situated on a farm at Helle in a beautiful scenery at Førdefjorden. It has an amazing view to the fjord and the majestic snow top mountains. It lies close to the sea and a small beach, only 300 metres. Great place for hiking, fishing an …see more
“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
Casa conti di sotto is a truely magical tranquil destination, with the perfect combination of relaxation and activities onsite. We stayed for two weeks for our honeymoon in the gorgeous 'Villa Mimosa'… More
“Fantastic Tuscan experience”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2011
We had a wonderful week staying in Villa Guilia at Casa conti di sotto. It is rural and authentically Tuscan. The staff are really friendly and helpful and the owners have thought of everything to m… More
“Un posto indimenticabile”
Reviewed 12 May 2013
Conoscevo già la zona ma non ero a conoscenza di questo posto che mi ha suggerito un'amica dopo a ci passato le vacanze.
Lo consiglio a tutti per: bellezza del paesaggio, pulizia delle stanze, pisci… More
“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
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
“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
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
“Premier accommodation” 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 report however, that the farmho
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
The beautiful two storey Coach House is a self-catering holiday let that sleeps 8 people and is situated in the picturesque grounds of the Bragborough Hall estate - perfect for families or a group of friends to enjoy a special break together, with lots to do on the farm …see more
“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
If you are looking for peace and quiet interrupted only by the gentle cluck of hens or bleating of sheep, then this is the place for you. There was a warm welcome from Clare and Laurence, complete wit… More
“Lovely cottage in beautiful rural Devon with helpful and friendly owners”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2012
This property is very well equipped and located in an exceptionally beautiful part of the country. On arrival we were given a warm welcome by the owners, who live next door. Inside the cottage, a wine… More
Thank you very much for the great feedback hope to see you again.
Laurence & Clare & family.
“Lovely Family friendly get away!”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2012
I had an urge to get away from London so found myself looking for a cottage for a week. I took my best pal and her little lad with me so needed somewhere toddler friendly that was close to beaches and… More
Thank you very much for the great feedback hope to see you again.
Laurence & Clare & family.
“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,
The farmhouse is in a peacefull location within easy reach of the local beaches.The Farmhouse has everything you need for a relaxing stay.Our boys who are aged 9 and 7 loved the pool and chose to stay… More
“Peaceful & Relaxing Paloverde.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2012
Paloverde sits in a tranquil part of Caramujiera, not overlooked and set in private surroundings. The farmhouse has been tastfully moderised and furnished throughout. The key features are, modern fuly… More
“An excellent villa for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2011
THis was our second visit to Paloverde. It is a very well equiped holiday home and is to a very high standard throughout. The private pool is the cleanest and most well maintained pool we have ever ha… More
Rural getaway within easy reach of all that the Vendee has to offer. Private heated pool. Renovated farmhouse. 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite). Additional W.C. Huge well equipped dining kitchen. Comfortable lounge that seats 7. …see more
“Absolutely perfect villa, amazing views - you will not be disappointed!”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2014
From the first moment we arrived at this villa we were all blown away! Lovely welcome from Tom with wine on the terrace and a tour of the house. All the villas amenities were explained clearly, it rea… More
Superb cottage in a lovely , very quiet rural setting. Only 5 minutes by car to Matlock & there's absolutely loads of walks and places to visit within an hours drive, including the Chatsworth estate. … More
“Relaxing weekend away from it all”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
I have stayed at many cottages in the past and this has got to be one I have stayed in for the size of group. This is well placed for the Matlock and surrounding areas. This cottage can sleep 6 adults… More
“Fabulous, peaceful cottage with a lot of character”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
It was a last minute booking, the owner Shelley was very accommodating and welcoming. We loved how peaceful and out the way the cottage was, it had beautiful views and we would very much like to retur… More
Beautifully restored traditional cortijo, stone built with wooden beams and cane roofs.
Fully furnished, uniquely designed and decorated. Well equipped, mains electricity, water. 2 bedrooms 1 double and 1 twin. Kitchen/sitting room. Lounge/TV room. Bathroom and utility …see more
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