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

UK October half term (2454)

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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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

from £113 / night

£750 - £1999 / week

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from £113 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
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from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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(1) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Ginals

Tarn-et-Garonne / Ginals

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £50 / night

£350 - £495 / week

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avg. 2 hours 39 minutes

from £50 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in Montgenevre

Hautes-Alpes / Montgenevre

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £230 / night

£1000 - £2800 / week

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from £230 / night

(72) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next
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from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / 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
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from £321 / night

£2242 - £3966 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc
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from £279 / night

£1950 - £2750 / week

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from £279 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Neuville de Poitou

Vienne / Neuville de Poitou

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £92 / night

£640 / week

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from £92 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Collorus

Kenmare / Collorus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“marvellous scene, cosy house, what you see is what you get (and more)” Beara Peninsula is a beautiful part of Ireland. The nature is of an astonishing beauty. Cosy villages, nice people. A stay in Hilltop cottage completes your Irish trip. The house i
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from £44 / night

£302 - £561 / week

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avg. 1 hour 46 minutes

from £44 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Montaione

Province of Florence / Montaione

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £104 / night

£725 - £1897 / week

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from £104 / night

(5) Excellent 

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La Rochelle holiday farmhouse rental

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Farmhouse was a comfortable, peaceful hideaway for our R&R” Nigel and Suzanne made us very welcome again and our stay in the Farmhouse was exactly what we wanted. The house is well appointed with everything we needed for a comfortable holiday and
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from £78 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £78 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Sarzana

Italian Riviera / Sarzana

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£755 - £1087 / week

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from £121 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in St Pierre de Frugie with swimming pool

Dordogne / St Pierre de Frugie

4 11 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £108 / night

£750 - £2263 / week

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from £108 / 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,
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from £100 / night

£550 - £1175 / week

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(46) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Downham Market with golf nearby

Norfolk / Downham Market

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous!” I've just spend a lovely weekend at The Coach House with 7 friends. The House is beautifully decorated, and spotlessly clean. The bedrooms are all good sizes (2 ensuite) with clean fresh bedding. The bathrooms are all modern and again very
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from £214 / night

£1499 - £3800 / week

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avg. 1 hour 23 minutes

from £214 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in Lannemezan

Hautes-Pyrenees / Lannemezan

10 28 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
“Good for larger groups and families - in a great area” We stayed here in February with friends and our respective teenage children. The trip was for skiing in St Lary, which is quite close, and we have stayed before, in the summer, for cycling, walkin
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from £450 / night

£1650 - £5970 / week

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avg. 3 hours 44 minutes

from £450 / night

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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
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from £130 / night

£906 / week

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avg. 3 hours 6 minutes

from £130 / 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
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from £300 / night

£1400 - £1407 / week

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avg. 3 hours 50 minutes

from £300 / 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

from £81 / night

£561 - £3397 / week

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from £81 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Todi

Province of Perugia / Todi

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous rural location that is accessible to the area's many hill towns.” We had a wonderful two weeks at Casale Le Ripe. The owners are friendly, informative and went above and beyond the usual to make us feel welcome. The house was better than exp
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from £161 / night

£1121 / week

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from £161 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Pliesovce holiday farmhouse rental

Banska Bystrica / Pliesovce

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £39 / night

£272 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £39 / 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
“NYE” Lovely place, really nicely kept and great access for walks and a local pub. Lots of places in the local area to visit as well. Hot tub is great and warm. Thank you Sarah.
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from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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avg. 3 hours 26 minutes

from £55 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Cubjac holiday farmhouse rental

Perigueux / Cubjac

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£625 - £1403 / week

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avg. 2 hours 37 minutes

from £125 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Mercatello holiday farmhouse rental

Perugia / Mercatello

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Engaging Villa with excellent consideration shown by the owner.” Our visit was one of our extended family excursions and the second one to Italy. The Villa is also periodically used by the owner and had a friendly, loved, air about it. It is well app
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from £215 / night

£1500 - £2800 / week

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from £215 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Lousa

Coimbra District / Lousa

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 82 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Perfect place for total relaxation” We stayed at the house for a week in July and the setting was just beautiful, we were very happy to sit on the sun terrace with a good book and just relax. There is also a gorgeous and almost private river beach abo
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from £75 / night

£500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 49 minutes

from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

Dordogne / Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Private garden
“Excellent house, peaceful stay.” We enjoyed a lovely stay at this house, the house itself has been renovated to a high standard and is spacious whilst still feeling homely. The garden is perfect for children with lots of room to play and use the paddl
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from £65 / night

£450 - £545 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Lecce

Province of Lecce / Lecce

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £57 / night

£302 - £733 / week

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from £57 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Portrush

County Antrim / Portrush

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” What a fantastic holiday cottage. We arrived Thursday late afternoon and what a surprise. The cottage was lovely and warm and the owners had left a basket of essentials so it meant I could have a lovely cup of tea while unpacking. The cottag
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from £85 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Fleurance holiday farmhouse accommodation

Fleurance / Saint Clar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A beautiful home, garden and location. We couldn’t ask for more.” We have had the luxury of spending time at Les Guillamaux in 2003/4. The house, garden and pool were wonderful then - they are even better now. There are more beds to accommodate mor
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from £150 / night

£1050 - £1600 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Saturnia

Manciano / Saturnia

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place” We had a lovely time in the villa. The hosts were very helpful and the place is beautiful. Strongly recommended.
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from £302 / night

£1552 - £2673 / week

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from £302 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Itzac holiday farmhouse rental

Cordes-sur-Ciel / Itzac

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £215 / night

£1500 - £2250 / week

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from £215 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Canillas de Aceituno holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Canillas de Aceituno

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool

from £89 / night

£621 - £923 / week

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avg. 3 hours 24 minutes

from £89 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Kercem with swimming pool

Island of Gozo / Kercem

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £87 / night

£725 / week

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from £87 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool

from £42 / night

£290 - £411 / week

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from £42 / night

(2) Very Good 

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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

from £220 / night

£950 - £1550 / week

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from £220 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Gharb

Island of Gozo / Gharb

4 11 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“So relaxing !” Spent a weekend at this farmhouse and it was superb ! Besides its location, and the farmhouse in itself, what really hit is is the cleanliness of the place. Well done Jesmond and wife. Such a wonderful young couple! I highly recommend t
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from £87 / night

£604 - £1385 / week

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avg. 1 hour 40 minutes

from £87 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Vire-Normandie

Calvados / Vire-Normandie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£324 - £513 / week

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from £65 / night

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Farmhouse rental in La Capelle et Masmolene

Uzes / La Capelle et Masmolene

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £215 / night

£1500 - £2500 / week

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from £215 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Qala

Qala / Qala Beach Village

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic villa, peaceful location, beautiful views” This villa is huge, tastefully decorated throughout, even an en-suite hot tub attached to one of the bedrooms. The photos do not really show the many balconies and sheer height of entrance hallway a
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from £73 / night

£556 - £1125 / week

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from £73 / night

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Herrera holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Seville / Herrera

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £55 / night

£350 - £640 / week

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from £55 / night

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