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.
This rental rate is for your exclusive use of the house for up to 7 guests. Situated on an African game farm only 16 km (tar road) North of Parys and one hour's drive from Johannesburg International Airport (easy access off the N1), this charming venue offers guests a c …see more
This traditional Lakeland farmhouse sits nestled on the southern slopes of Blencathra in a quiet rural setting just outside the village of Threlkeld. The location in the heart of the Lake District National Park is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists, though the property …see more
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
Ta’ Nenu is without doubt a beautiful newly finished traditional Gozitan Farmhouse with a private swimming pool, air conditioning and just a short walk to the picturesque village square of Xaghra.The village centre is a 2 minute walk. It presents itself with an old fa …see more
“most welcoming friendly village where the villa is located”
Reviewed 14 Dec 2011
the villa was spotless the photo's do not do it justice everything is ether half an hour on a bus or five min was from the villa
the restaurants in the local village where excellent we did not have … More
Thank you for your great review, Bronwyn & I really appreciate it. Xaghra surely does have a beautiful village square with the best restaurants. We are pleased that your family enjoyed your holiday at "Ta Nenu" and hope to see you again in the future.
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) fr… More
“It was like going back in time!”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2011
Initially I must admit we were a little disappointed on arrival with the outside space as it was a bit overlooked (as it turned out there is nobody about to look!) The farmhouse itself was lovely and … More
Thank you very much for our first review! Bronwyn & I are really thrilled that you enjoyed the farmhouse and as you said, it is a perfect location in Xaghra within easy walking distance of the best square in Gozo with fantastic restaurants, bars & shops. The views of the island are great from the roof and we have already added a table and chairs due to your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!
The house, dating back to 1777 (2600 sq.ft) , is tranquilly situated in woodland in North West Sjaeland and close to some of the best blue flag beaches in Denmark. They stretch for miles and even in the high season one can always find a quiet spot in the dunes. Th …see more
Casa Fontanelle sleeps 12 guests in 6 generously sized double bedrooms, has 4 bathrooms, 2 en suite, satellite tv and DVD and offers sweeping views from all four sides of the house and terraces as well as a 11m x 6m heated swimming pool. Now with high-speed Wi-fi Intern …see more
This beautiful refurbished farmhouse is warm and welcoming. The location is ideal to visit surrounding towns and villages, returning at the end of the day to relax, have a swim and take in the stunni… More
“Fabulous villa in stunning location.”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2012
The villa is beautifully designed and decorated. Great set up for a family holiday or a group of friends. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Garden and surroudings are enclosed so very safe for … More
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
This villa lived up to all of our expectations and the owner, the management team and the lovely lady who provided fabulous Italian feasts all went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful stay … More
Refurbished farmhouse dated 1785. 5km north of Percy, in the commune of Maupertuis. 2 acres land. Large yard and garden. All 4 bedrooms ensuite. Electric underfloor heating plus wood burning stove. Large swimming pool covered .TV and Internet connection. BBQ approx 1ho …see more
Situated in St Benoist-sur-Mer on the edge of the Marais Poitevin, La Fermette sleeps up to 6 people in two spacious bedrooms, 1 double and 1 quad. The living room has a feature fireplace with modern furnishings and UK TV channels. The large open plan dining room and ki …see more
We had a great time staying at La Fermette. The house was lovely and clean and the garden was fantastic for our two boys who loved running about in it. It was also lovely to sit out in the garden on a… More
“Great place, great garden, good location.”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at La Fermette.
The house was comfortable and well equipped with great outside areas where we sat with a glass or two watching the storks flying around.
The large enclosed… More
Thank you for writing a review of your holiday. We're delighted that you enjoyed the house and location so much.
“A truely peaceful location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2011
We would recommend this property to anyone looking forward to a peaceful holiday in a rural setting but only a short drive away from a number of stunning beaches.
The property is well equipped and a… More
Thank you for writing such a detailed review of your holiday and the area. We're thrilled that you enjoyed it so much and look forward to seeing you again.
The Acorns is situated within the statutory Forest of Dean in Joyford, set within its own grounds of 10 acres, surrounded by farmland and woodland with direct access to the Forest. It is a scenic, tranquil location accessed from a single track no through lane but surpr …see more
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, … More
“The most relaxing weekend ever - thank you!”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but w… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all … More
-Mas Malou is located on the town square of a small authentic quiet southern French village and only 12 km from the beautiful historical City 'Duchy of Uzes'. Due to it's unique construction the house is not secluded tough offering all the privacy you wou …see more
What a wonderful villa, Mas Malou. Made us go 'wow' on arrival - absolutely everything you required and more. All rooms very spacious and tastefuly decorated. Loads to do for adults and children: t… More
“Beautiful old farmhouse in a peaceful village”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2012
Staying at Mas Malou was a real highlight of our Easter holiday, touring in France. It was everything an extended family might want - comfortable, spacious, laid out with two bedrooms up one staircase… More
Isabelle is a beautiful refurbished spacious 4 bedroom house with a large south facing terrace looking across a valley. The house overlooks a lower terrace with the 11x5m pool with a telescopic top which means you can swim whatever the weather under cover or in the open …see more
Wonderful farmhouse finished in 2005, finely furnished, amazing view of the bucolic landscape as well as the sea and Tavolara and Molara’s island. The guests can also enjoy pleasant walk around 34 hectares of woods of Oaks, Mediterranean scrub and Cork oaks. The posit …see more
What an amazing house, with an amazing view and an amazing surroundings. The people we rented from are incredibly special, friendly and so, so helpful in any way. I wish I could live here, and I will… More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
we found this villa to be all we had hoped for. It was immmaculately clean and well equipted. best of all was the immediate surroundings, vast countryside for the kids to explore and views to mesmoris… More
Thank you very much for your comment. It has been a real pleasure to have you and your family as our guests. I am really glad that the house and the area met your expectation. Needless to say you are more than welcome if you want to repeat the experience. With best wishes to all of you. Michele.
“Peace and tranquility in the Sardinian countryside”
Reviewed 7 Dec 2011
Warm and friendly welcome to the property with excellent instructions for the amenities and welcome pack that contained all that we had asked for. Excellent property with spectacular views down to the… More
Thank you so much for your feedback. You were the kind of people that each owner wants. I hope you want to stay again in the near future. Best wishes. Michele.
This farmhouse has been tastefully converted into a 3 bedroom accommodation with beautiful old patterned tile floors and high ceilings. The kitchen opens out to a combined dining room and living room, which lead to the patio and pool area. There is a separate sitting ar …see more
This beautifully restored farmhouse, on the edge of a tiny hamlet, just 12 kms south of Condom, epitomises the beauty of the Gers region in South West France. The house, which sleeps 8 people (+ baby) in 4 bedrooms; 2 doubles and 2 twins, looks out onto a wide terrace, …see more
Only 35 minutes from Toulouse, with its international airport, and 20 minutes from the beautiful market town of Auch, this is a wonderfully quiet and secluded 17th Century stone farmhouse in two hectares of garden and woodland. The size of the house makes it an ideal pl …see more
We have stunning mountain views in one of the most remote and scenic part of southern Britain. The accommodation has wifi throughout, and is spacious & stylish to a luxurious standard: underfloor heating, English oak fittings, antique furniture, high quality white good …see more
“All 3 generations in our family group had a wonderful time!”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
The accommodation was so comfortable and easy to be in; the barns have all been beautifully renovated and are so well equipped, for our family group ranging from 3 - 65 yrs we had everything we need… More
“even better than the brochure”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
We booked Dukes Farm for a family get-together to celebrate my mum's 90th birthday. It was perfect. Cousins, children - their boyfriends and girlfriends all had beautifully-furnished rooms, discovere… More
“Lux, characterful, incredible views”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2013
My mum and I stayed here for a long weekend. The weather was appalling, but the converted barn was so cosy and nice to be in that it didn't matter. There was a wood burner that kept us toasty. One eve… More
Known as the area of the noble red and white wines, away from masses of tourists and industry, in an oasis of old wine-producing culture and gourmet tradition, set in the centre of the inspiring winescape of the Alto Monferrato, not far from Asti and Alba, in between Mi …see more
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
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
As-Sahala Estate and Gardens is not your ordinary holiday rental. What you have the opportunity to experience here is a fully enclosed and private Estate encompassing 3 hectares of gardens (over 7 acres) with a spacious 3 bedroom vacation villa, movie theater, heated po …see more
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 mou… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your family. Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We loved As-Sahala - it's a great property and a brilliant choice for a family (so long as you have a hire car). Beautiful garden and pool. Would well recommend.… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your friends at Hind Villa . Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
“Huge estate, completely private and very safe”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
When we decided to visit Oman (2 adults and a 2 year old daughter), we looked at available vacation homes in Oman and were surprised that there were very few. We were also not sure if it would be safe… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your friends at Hind Villa . Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
Welcome.....Avignon Farm is a rural tranquil setting with 180 degree panoramic views of undulating Western District farmland. The original cottage is cleverly extended upon with a new Architecturally Designed adults wing perfect for family holidays. Private expansive ou …see more
Holiday home for the family or a romantic getawaySecret Garden, in the heart of the Margaret River wine district, is a very special place and has given great pleasure to the friends and family of the owners. They have now decided to make Secret Garden available as a hol …see more
Me and my partner stayed here with another couple and 3 friends. It was an awesome time, lot's of space. The place is fully equipped with everything you need you just need to being your food. It's abo… More
“The perfect winter getaway”
Reviewed 7 Dec 2014
This place is pure magic in winter, when it's raining and the smell of the bush wafts in. The house itself it spacious and there was plenty of room for our girls weekend. We drank good, local wine whi… More
“Breathtaking scenery, but without reception”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
The amazing scenery coupled with the sounds of the great outdoors make for an exciting getaway. Accommodation is luxurious without being too over the top, and creates a friendly and cozy environment f… More
Il-Marhab farmhouse is a typical early 17th century farmhouse in the medieval village of Xewkija, the oldest village in Gozo.It comes with a superb swimming pool (14 x 8.5m, one of the largest private pools on the island), huge sundeck area (over 100m), built-in-barbe …see more
I've planned this vacation since 1 year ago with my extended family, a party of 6 adults and two young boys of 9 and 12.
the farm house is great, a big bedroom for each couple, 3 bathrooms, a fully e… More
Vivenda na montanha, vistas únicas, 100% privacidade, ouve pássaros em vez de vizinhos. Conforto e comodidades, de cozinha equipada totalmente 50m2+lavandaria (maq. roupa e estendal), sala com bilhar e 3 qrt (1 crianças), varanda panorâmica, 1 suite c/ jacuzzi e sol …see more
A beautiful and tranquil Basque farmhouse from where you can walk for miles, cycle into the local town, tour the fantastic midi-pyrenees area or just de-camp to the beach for the day. Perched on a hillside the house enjoys a secluded position with no immediate neighbour …see more
“Relaxing holiday house in really interesting region of France”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
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 local hospital… More
Nestled in a centuries-old complex of farm-house buildings, just 10 minutes drive from the medieval "skyscraper" fortress town of San Gimignano...Le Fontanelle is the perfect place to soak in Tuscany's sunshine, culture, food and fun.An easy drive from Pi …see more
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. Com… More
“My Tuscany dream”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2013
My husband and I, and another couple stayed at Le Fontanelle - Agrifoglio for one week in July. It was an excellent place to stay at while touring around the area. We loved the low key feeling of Le … More
“Awonderful base from which to explore Tuscany”
Reviewed 7 Dec 2011
Our family of two adults and two teenagers loved our 6 week stay at Le Fontanelle. The proximity to San Gigmignano, Florence and Volterra was excellent. Bus and train service from Poggibonzi to Flo… More
A beautiful stone built period property located just five miles from Kendal and the Lakes. This character property is situated in the stunning countryside surrounded by beautiful views of the hill tops. It is a perfect location for a relaxing break or to spend some qual …see more
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.
Georgian Farmhouse, located in Central Scotland. We offer a lovely rural situation with country views all around. Our 2 bedroom house offers accommodation for 4 adults and 2 children(sharing with adults), comprising of a large sitting room with patio area, 1 triple bedr …see more
Excellent service, easy to book. Lovely, homely feel to the property. Loved the facilities in the kitchen. Downstairs shower-room plumbing was a bit 'musical' but otherwise no negatives at all. For us… More
This beautiful farmhouse was recently converted, and offers all the required comforts while retaining the original beauty and character of this old building. The house has 3 bedrooms one of which is a family room with a double bed and a single adjoining room. One of the …see more
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 jacu… More
Thank you Lesley for your lovely comments :)
Am glad you had a lovely holiday and stay in our farmhouse.
The Loft is a contemporary designed countryside dwelling located in a hamlet of Zabbar, Malta. It has an outside recreational area, living/kitchen area, sanitary facilities, 1 bedroom with ensuite and a bath just at the bedside. Beautiful Maltese countryside views and e …see more
The Loft was a lovely place to spend a week relaxing.
Jesabel was very helpful with all our questions before our stay and we booked the in house pick up from the airport as well which all went real… More
“Modern, Tranquil and a delight to stay here.”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2014
We booked to stay at The Loft for our honeymoon in Malta as we had never been to Malta and were looking for an apartment that was for two people. The Loft is a greats size. The entrance to the apartme… More
“The perfect getaway and most authentic area of Malta”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2014
We stayed for 9 days in Malta and spent a dream holiday in the loft. The interior design was exquisite as the owners are architects and designed everything themselves. The outer areas (sun deck, patio… More
Vale de Milhanos is a genuine farmhouse located on the soroundings of the Guadiana Valley Natural Park, at Serpa, Alentejo, Portugal - probably the most sunny and nature intact landscape in Europe. Specially renovated to receive guests that are nature lovers and enjoy c …see more
Chestnut Farmhouse is located in the "Green Heart area"' of the central part of The Netherlands. Just 30 minutes by car from the mayor tourist cities of Amsterdam, the Hague, Utrecht and the North sea beach. Our luxurious and well maintained country hous …see more
Charming farmhouse from 1790, containing living room with 2 sofas, dining table for 5, kitchen with dishwasher and washing-machine. 2 bedrooms, bath. The house is surrounded by a garden (900 m2). 3 km from the beach. You have the possibility to try to live the typical d …see more
Feel like you need to step out of your daily routine?
We welcome you in a peacefully and relaxing atmosphere.
Besides our lovely animal farm, the location is surrounded by nature and beaches where we assure you the time and space you are looking for.
We do have a swimmi …see more
The Lime House is an eco-lodge built from strawbales harvested and baled on the land. The building has been finished with natural clay plaster and paint inside and a beautiful lime render on the outside. You will find it hard to believe that the building is made from st …see more
‘Armonija’ is a newly finished house at the outskirts of the beautiful village of Qala. The house is situated just above one of the many beaches to be found on the idyllic island of Gozo.The house is minutes away from the ferry terminal and five minutes drive from Q …see more
Armonija is almost exactly as described, only better! The house is very spacious, light and airy. We were a party of six, ranging in age from 21 to mid-60's, and the property lent itself to both co… More
“La casa e veramente stupenda”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
La casa e nuova e ben arredata ,attrezzata con tutte le comodità , devo dire che è meglio dal vivo che in foto.
Il proprietario è una persona stupenda.
Siamo rimasti veramente soddisfatti ci tor… More
Reviewed 17 Apr 2016
Nous revenons d'une semaine en famille de la villa Armonija, Gozo, où nous avons passé un magnifique séjour. La villa, spacieuse, luxueuse, propre et à la décoration soignée allie le charme de l… More