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

UK October half term (2577)

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 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • 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 £400 / night

£1500 - £2750 / week

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from £400 / night

(30) 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 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  …see more

from £276 / night

£1681 - £2353 / week

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from £276 / night

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Province of Bergamo / Bonate Sopra

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £59 / night

£412 / week

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from £59 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Weesp

North Holland Province / Weesp

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
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

from £110 / night

£433 / week

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from £110 / night

(65) 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
“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  …see more

from £101 / night

£505 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Palmer Island

New South Wales / Palmer Island

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stay on a riverside Macadamia farm just minutes to Yamba and Angouries famous beaches, shopping and cafes. Enjoy a quiet rural lifestyle with access to boat ramp, fishing and the use of our inground swimming pool set in tropical gardens.  …see more

from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Marinella di Selinunte

Castelvetrano / Marinella di Selinunte

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Serene” 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 there was plenty of room. The villa was sp  …see more

from £125 / night

£866 - £1900 / week

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from £125 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Torre Dell'Orso

Melendugno / Torre Dell'Orso

3 12 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
NEAR THE farmhouseThe beaches of Torre Dell'Orso, San Foca, lakes Alimini, Sant'Andrea and the lovely Otranto. Just 1km away, at your disposal: supermarkets, shops, banks and all amenities. Within 5 km, nightclubs, restaurants, tavernan exclusive and unforgett  …see more

from £63 / night

£437 - £3554 / week

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from £63 / 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 £313 / night

£2185 - £3866 / week

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from £313 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Ghajnsielem holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Ghajnsielem

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“What a beautiful farmhouse. Perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday” I have organised many holidays for a family group of 10 people over the last 12 years or so. I can honestly say this was one of the best Villas/ Farmhouses we have rented. The photos do  …see more

from £101 / night

£706 / week

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from £101 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Slane

County Meath / Slane

6 22 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Large strawbale eco-lodge with 6 bedrooms, 5 ensuite with large communal area for eating, dining & relaxing.  …see more

from £740 / night

£4038 - £4659 / week

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from £740 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Mervent

Vendee / Mervent

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Look no further you have found the perfect gite in the perfect location” Well what can I say, this gite exceeded all my expectations and I can honestly tell you that I will be back next year. The owners will give you the warmest welcome and not only  …see more

from £78 / night

£585 - £875 / week

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from £78 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday farmhouse rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“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.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1395 - £1625 / week

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from £200 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint Colomb de Lauzun

Lot-et-Garonne / Saint Colomb de Lauzun

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect place for a quiet getaway” 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 and wine put out  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1470 / week

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from £125 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Olbia

Province of Olbia-Tempio / Olbia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing, surrounded by nature” We stayed in June for a week. The house is very nice, everything is there and it is clean. We loved the terras with the view over the hills. This place is excellent for people who are looking for a private location, sur  …see more

from £59 / night

£379 - £589 / week

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from £59 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) 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 Aquitaine/Dordogne

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • 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

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Riogordo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £85 / night

£589 - £1412 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Exideuil

Charente / Exideuil

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Fabulous base for exploring the Charentes area, with 2 lakes on the doorstep offering kayaking, swimming, sunbathing (white sand beach), sailing and fishing. Wonderful ancient villages full of history abound. Cycling, horse riding, walking, sightseeing are available.  …see more

from £76 / night

£530 / week

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from £76 / 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

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Province of Verona / Cazzano Tramigna

3 7 5 nights min

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

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from £110 / night

£765 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Sibiu County / Biertan

8 11 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Casa Noah The special and beautiful village of Richis lays within a valley shadowed by the famous Carpathian mountains. This village hosts two old Siebenburgen houses named Casa Noah. It seems to be a fairytale land with very old roads and mysterious old saxon houses.  …see more

from £27 / night

£189 / week

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from £27 / night

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San Lawrenz holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / San Lawrenz

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Gozo-san lawrenz-farmhouse-villa-2 bedrooms-swimming pool- free wifi- a/c-dwejra-diving-countryside  …see more

from £85 / night

£589 - £918 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Friesland Province / Bolsward

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £55 / night

£316 - £446 / week

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from £55 / night

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Vergt holiday farmhouse rental

Dordogne / Vergt

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Charming 18th century hilltop farmhouse, rural Dordogne, set in rollings hills. Four beautiful double bedrooms plus kids dormitory upstairs (sleeps 6). Large living room with open fire and grand piano and massive kitchen. Stunning 10m swimming pool set in 11 acres of  …see more

from £150 / night

£1150 - £1580 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cardross

Argyll and Bute / Cardross

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Springvale is a very spacious detached Victorian farmhouse which was built circa 1870 and extended just before the Second World War. It forms part of an intimate hamlet of just twelve properties situated on the fringe of the conservation village of Cardross, within comf  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1550 / week

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from £200 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in San Leo Bastia with swimming pool

Citta di Castello / San Leo Bastia

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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

from £286 / night

£1650 - £2000 / week

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from £286 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Farmhouse with heated pool near La Tranche sur Mer

Vendee / Angles

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing holiday for everyone!” We've stayed at Le Palmier for two years now, and we couldn't recommend it highly enough! There were 4 children under five in our party (!) and the facilities are excellent. Extremely friendly owners too, who help make  …see more

from £170 / night

£1195 - £3495 / week

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from £170 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Ardpatrick

County Limerick / Ardpatrick

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Voted top ten Farmhouse by Holiday Lettings 2011. luxury romantic coach house, beautifully restored to exceptional standard. Ideal touring base for south & west Ireland. A tranquil rural retreat set in spectacular surroundings.  …see more

from £67 / night

£463 - £505 / week

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from £67 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Bangor / Llanllechid

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great venue, lovely location and a fantastic host!” The venue was great, location fantastic and the hostess couldn't do enough for us. Extra bonus to have a hot tub too, although the weather meant that we were reluctant to use it as much as we might h  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Wevelgem

West Flanders Province / Wevelgem

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
ZIE ONZE WEBSITE www.grotegoesting.be .prises are ALL INCLUDED .children are welcome !!!  …see more

from £169 / night

£967 - £1093 / week

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from £169 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Basque Country / Larribar-Sorhapuru

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Relaxing holiday house in really interesting region of France” We loved our week with family friends (4 parents and 6 older kids) at this rurally located farmhouse. We explored the local villages and ventured into the foothills of the Pyrenees. The lo  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Stonehaven holiday farmhouse rental

Aberdeenshire / Stonehaven

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £80 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous holiday!” We had an absolutely great holiday in Tuscany. La Fontanella is ideally located to everything we wanted to do. 10 mins to beautiful San Giminiano, less than an hour to Florence, Siena and Chianti. Comfortable house, lovely terrace,  …see more

from £97 / night

£601 / week

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from £97 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £83 / night

£555 - £1051 / week

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from £83 / night

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Euboea Region / Kymi

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £110 / night

£715 / week

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from £110 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Xaghra

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful location, beautiful house, amazing stay!” 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) f  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(30) 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
“Fantastic location, beautiful house.” 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. It was a bril  …see more

from £250 / night

£1650 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Thurles

County Tipperary / Thurles

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic house” Brilliant stay in the house , we had a group of 5 adults and 3 kids , huge house with all mod cons as well as a rustic feel with an AGGA cooker converted to oil , gardens were brilliant , kids loved the house , plenty of wood for the  …see more

from £135 / night

£522 - £1723 / week

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from £135 / night