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

UK October half term (2543)

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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2,543 Holiday homes

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Province of Taranto / Lizzano

8 16 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £32 / night

£185 - £233 / week

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from £32 / 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 £88 / night

£615 - £1474 / week

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from £88 / night

(68) 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

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Carnwath

Biggar / Carnwath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“Peaceful and relaxing stay.” We simply loved our time at the farm house. Cass and Charlie are excellent hosts. The accommodation is simply beautiful. The local towns make an interesting visit and the shopping centre at Livingstone is enough to satisfy  …see more

from £60 / night

£240 - £430 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Roccascalegna

Province of Chieti / Roccascalegna

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
Masserie di Marsilio is a secluded, private borgo (historical village) tucked away in the foothills of the Majella mountains in the little known region of Abruzzo After a five year restoration, we opened in 2015 with a range of accommodation in traditional stone buil  …see more

from £108 / night

£746 - £1271 / week

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from £108 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Allier / Herisson

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £220 / night

£834 - £1272 / week

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from £220 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Prades

Pyrenees-Orientales / Prades

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful 200 year old stone farmhouse, carefully renovated retaining the all the charm and character of yesteryear, whilst adding the luxuries required for a comfortable relaxing holiday. Situated in the beautiful village of Eus reputedly "the sunniest village in  …see more

from £113 / night

£750 - £2350 / week

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from £113 / 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

(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

(39) 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 £50 / night

£350 - £879 / week

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from £50 / 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 £326 / night

£2281 - £4036 / week

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from £326 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Ennis

County Clare / Ennis

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
An Tí Glas a fully restored 200 year old cottage on a smallholding in rural County Clare. It is a unique place to relax and get away from the stress and strain of modern living. With peace and quiet, wholesome food, country walks and great comfort this is the pla  …see more

from £66 / night

£360 - £536 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Province of Ancona / Osimo

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

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from £88 / night

£492 - £527 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

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 £44 / night

£308 - £702 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Saint-Antonin Noble Val holiday farmhouse let

Tarn-et-Garonne / Saint-Antonin Noble Val

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A charming and traditional rustic farmhouse, with dovecote/pigeonnier, dating from 1760.Au Ciel Bleu is a house full of character situated in the heart of the Gorges de L'Aveyron - beautiful rivers, medieval towns, limestone cliffs and rolling hills. Extremely  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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from £40 / 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 - £1600 / week

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from £200 / 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 £58 / night

£400 / week

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from £58 / 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 £106 / night

£737 / week

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from £106 / 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
“A true bit of French Paradise, peaceful, great pool area..Lots to do..” Where do I start, my husband and our four year old boy stayed here for a week in June. This property is on 2 acres, my little boy could walk to 'visit the hens' then walk and pick  …see more

from £74 / night

£520 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Seeb

Muscat Governorate / Seeb

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A real paradise! Absolutely fantastic!!!” As Sahala villa was one of the most beautiful holiday destinations we have ever been to. Amazingly spacious property, rather a 'hacienda', than just a villa. Perfect location - close to beautiful mountains an  …see more

from £300 / night

£1400 - £2800 / week

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from £300 / 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

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Omeath

County Louth / Omeath

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful House” Excellent place to stay, such a beautiful house with an amazing view over Carlingford Lough. Even better with the wood burning fire, couldn't have asked for better accommodation for me and a group of friends. large big kitchen fully  …see more

from £155 / night

£850 / week

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from £155 / 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 £58 / night

£329 - £465 / week

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from £58 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Xaghra holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 5 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £97 / night

£676 / week

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from £97 / night

(34) Very Good 

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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

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Elba Island / Campo nell'Elba

2 5 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £79 / night

£553 / week

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from £79 / night

24

Gjerdinga ski farmhouse to rent.

Nord-Trøndelag / Gjerdinga

5 6 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
WELCOME TO STAY ON THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND GJERDINGA IN A BIG OR A SMALLER HOUSE- AND FIND YOURSELF COMFORTABLE IN PURE NATURE, SILENCE AND CLEAN AIR- ALWAYS CLOSE TO THE SEA WHERE YOU CAN GO HIKING, ROWING, FISHING, DIVING AND SWIMMING IN THE PUREST WATERS OF NORWAY.&  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 / week

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from £50 / 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

24

Holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Medio Campidano / Villacidro

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Air conditioning
The peace together with the now almost forgotten sounds of nature and the countryside darkness with no light pollution will you make discovery again the stars,the smell of flowers and Mediterranean scrub.During harvest you can taste oranges and clementines from the tree  …see more

from £40 / night

£264 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Gharb holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Gharb

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
Sardinell is a lovely farmhouse over 250 year old, recently-refurbished. It is high standard and beautifully finished and pride itself with its unique features. Ideally for those who love county views, walks, reading and wonderful beaches.  …see more

from £71 / night

£492 - £615 / week

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from £71 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Xewkija

Island of Gozo / Xewkija

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Ta’ Bejza House of Character, is a high standard holiday home which holds a unique experience in luxury self-catering accommodation in Gozo. The place is perfect for families or friends seeking a quiet rural hideaway in Gozo making it ideal for exploring the attr  …see more

from £93 / night

£645 - £1290 / week

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from £93 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Puylaroque holiday farmhouse rental

Tarn-et-Garonne / Puylaroque

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Farmhouse in beautiful countryside with private pool, large gardens and modern facilities. Air-conditioned bedrooms, dining terrace, barbecue and shaded outdoor sitting room. Perfect for extended family. Close to village with shops.<br />Great house, garden and p  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1500 / week

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from £136 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Vinca with swimming pool

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
Mas Rouby is a stunning detached stone Mas (Catalan Farmhouse). Sympathetically restored to modern standards whilst maintaining the style and character of the house, with ancient beams, stone walls and original windows. Swimming pool, large enclosed garden and parking.  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £2300 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Tornolo

Province of Parma / Tornolo

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The elegant property is situated in a peaceful woodland setting in the village of Tornolo in Emilia Romagna close to its borders with Tuscany and Liguria. The historic city of Parma or the resorts of the Italian Riviera can be reached by train or car within an hour.<  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Los Romanes

Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Rustic Gem under the stars.” Our party consisted of My wife myself our late teenage kids and one of their friends. We stayed at Casa Pena Hierro for one week, before moving on to one of Carlas' other properties in the area. The drive to the villa  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £992 / week

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from £73 / 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 £220 / night

£950 - £1550 / week

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from £220 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Gharb

Island of Gozo / Gharb

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“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  …see more

from £132 / night

£1053 - £1145 / week

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from £132 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Auch holiday farmhouse rental

Gers / Auch

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
4 Bed Farmhouse with pool. Beautiful countryside. Nicely decorated family house with 2 acres of garden.  …see more

from £114 / night

£790 - £1272 / week

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from £114 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Montepulciano

Province of Siena / Montepulciano

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable base in the heart of Tuscany” Poggio Saragio is located on a quiet lane among vineyards and orchards, with beautiful views across rolling hills in central Tuscany - sitting on the back terrace taking in the amazing views and colours and l  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £895 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Tarragona / La Bisbal del Penedes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Fully renovated farmhouse with lot of character and beautiful views located in a spectacular relaxing place in the country from La Bisbal del Penedes (Land of wineyards), just 15 km from the beaches near Tarragona (Costa Dorada), where you can find lots of restaurants a  …see more

from £110 / night

£220 - £527 / week

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from £110 / night