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.
A very popular and private 3 bedroom farmhouse with open plan kitchen, living and dining area with an easily accessible outside terrace and bar area perfect for nightly BBQ's and pleasurable outside summer evenings . Ideally situated for the extremely popular towns of C …see more
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 a… More
“Secluded with great facilities”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
Geraldine the owner was welcoming and left us a welcome basket of provisions which was a very nice touch.
The house has a large secluded garden with a good swimming pool about 5 feet deep over its … More
“The best gite rental we have ever had!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
This was a great experience in every respect.The sun shone every day, and the pool/garden areas, were so inviting, that we hardly wanted to go anywhere else. Very peaceful, and beautifully presented p… More
It is also possible to rent the house for longer periods subject to availability.The property is a late Georgian farmhouse and has generous accommodation, arranged over three floors, which is is flexible. The 6 spacious bedrooms are either double or triple rooms. The ho …see more
We had a lovely weekend at The Hollies. It was a great size, the garden was lovely and it was well equipped. Our party were from age 2 to age 80 - and we all enjoyed it. Spacious and well decorates / … More
Carregywen farm house is a very large four bedroom traditional farm house set in a secluded location between the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, three miles from Builth Wells.The house is set within over a hundred acres of private farm land, in a large privat …see more
Probably the best equipped holiday home we've stayed in! Spacious with everything we could need in the kitchen as well as lots of towels and games & dvds. Lovely peaceful location, good walks for do… More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on Carregywen farmhouse especially a review so positive.
Great to hear you got to see a snapshot of the farming world too, both children and adults are always curious when the big barn doors get opened!
Hope you all had a good journey home and we hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.
“Ideal weekend break”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends.
The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful.
The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great … More
Reviewed 2 Dec 2015
Great house in a quiet location.
Kitchen had all we needed for catering
Woodburn soon made the whole house cosy
Good walks all around and as at the house… More
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
Old Duffus farmhouse, on family run Duffus Estate, provides a spacious yet homely atmosphere, perfect for families or other larger groups. Surrounded by fields and with stunning views of impressive Duffus Castle, the property is the ideal place to retreat to and relax. …see more
Loved the house perfect for a family get together the rooms are so cosy and kitchen is perfect for all the family to enjoy. Loved the amazing big bathroom could have stayed in there all day.
The sett… More
Hello, I am so pleased you all really enjoyed your stay. The property does indeed benefit from a spectacular and very special view of Duffus Castle. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
“Perfect family getaway”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
We had a great time in the cottage which provided us with all we could need. Clean and comfortable house with plenty of facilities for adults and kids. Perfect location with easy access to main routes… More
Hi, thanks so much for leaving us a review. I'm so please to hear you had such an enjoyable family holiday. It makes all the hard work worthwhile. Old Duffus Farmhouse is indeed a very special property with the ruins of Duffus Castle just outside! We will be delighted to welcome you all back again in the future.
“Excellent property, excellent location”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
We live in Australia but originated from this area and took the extended family to see where their roots lay.
The farmhouse was brilliant, loved the big country kitchen. Everything that we could wish… More
Hi, thanks so much for writing us a review. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you but I am really pleased you had an enjoyable stay.
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
Perfect for an Easter break, chicks, rabbits and real Easter egg hunts!Sun, fun & luxury living. Stay at our stylish family-friendly farm with heated salt water swimming pool in a beautiful corner of France & you may never want to leave.Your holiday at Rigal is …see more
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 t… More
“Perfect holiday for the WHOLE family”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
It's not easy to find some place that will keep three generations happy, but the Gite at Rigal has everything my children, my wife and I and my mother-in-law could ask for. The gite itself is lovely … More
“Everything you could ask for”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
A lovely gite in beautiful surroundings - even with 3 small children everything was catered for - toys, books, DVDs
Really relaxing, we hope to come back next year!… More
Branxholm Knowe House is a large detached period property which is set in two acres of well tendered private gardens. The house is furnished to a high standard and is ideal for entertaining and features a fabulous garden room which is perfect for alfresco summer evenin …see more
We stayed at Branxholm Knowe for a week and had an amazing time.
We were welcomed by Isabel, who is such a lovely person. She took her time to show us around and was very sweet and helpful.
The … More
“A fantastic and beautifully upkept traditional house”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
We booked the house quite late and couldn't have been happier with it. It is a traditional old house set in own woods on the side of hill. Plenty of room both inside and out. The conservatory is a … More
“Perfect house for our celebration weekend.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2016
Branxholm house was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday weekend away with friends. The house is even bigger than the pictures suggest. We had 11 guests altogether plus a dog and we still all fel… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend and found the size of the house exceeded your expectations! We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back at our house in the near future! Kind regards, Ian Dowling
Detached 17th Century farmhouse surrounded by woodland and lakes. Recently refurbished with stunning acre and half mature gardens with fruit trees and south West facing. Bedrooms are all large with new king size beds and newly carpeted throughout. Farmhouse kitchen with …see more
“Beautiful house with an excellent garden. Ideal for families.”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
We have just returned from a 2 week stay in this beautiful house. The owners Tim & Sarah were really helpful whilst booking & during our stay with great recommendations. The house is very well equipp… More
Ta' Vitor Farmhouse is situated 5 minutes away from Mgarr Harbour in the beautiful village of Ghajnsielem. Quiet and peaceful, yet within walking distance from the local village shops, church and restaurants. Plenty of activities for everyone all year round such as …see more
“What a beautiful farmhouse. Perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
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 not do it just… More
“Superb holiday location for a relaxing break in the sun.”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
Just a quick mail to say how much we enjoyed staying at Ta'Vitor on Gozo. The house was one of the best that we have ever rented abroad, that nice mix of a traditional Maltese Farmhouse building with … More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
When I booked "Ta' Vitor", i hope that it would be as good as the description and photos appeared - I was delighted that it was even better that I hoped for when we got there. Teh farmhouse is well ap… More
Au Balenti is an extremely spacious country Farmhouse with private grounds and pool. Perfect for large families and friends to holiday together or to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Set within several acres of gardens surrounded by the owners fields, yet situated w …see more
This was our second visit to au ballenti. The first time we came as a couple on a motorbike and stayed in the one bed gite, this time we brought the whole family and a few friends. Even with 10 adults… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! It was a pleasure to welcome you back as guests. Hope the rest of your trip home went well and kindest regards,
“WOW-What a Gem!”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2013
Somebody must have looked deep into our hearts, saw everything that we needed for a wonderful, relaxing holiday, packed it all into a beautiful house with large splendid garden surrounding it - and th… More
Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back soon.
“All you need for relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2013
We stayed for a week, 6 adults and 6 teenagers. We had plenty to do, with the table tennis and pool table very popular. There is a fridge by the pool for cold beers, and plenty of sunloungers with p… More
Thank you for your kind review. Its always nice to hear that our guests have enjoyed their holiday. Wishing you well for the future.
Situated in a small hamlet just outside Exidueil in the fabulous Charentes region of south west France, 'Lubignac' is a 19th century Farmhouse, fully renovated and updated to a wonderful, comfortable, quiet, romantic holiday home. Both large double bedrooms are situated …see more
The organic farm is located in the heart of the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills, where the uncontiminated nature, green meadows are a guarantee for complete relaxation.In the stone house with the characteristic shape of a turret buit around 1800 and renovated in 200 …see more
Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence. As seen on BBC TV news http://youtu.be/ZYHet6bPBVQ This has been the family holiday home since it was rebuilt in 2004. The Hustons have farmed this land for almost 200 years. Feel free to roam around the 50 acres, with or wi …see more
Myself and 4 friends recently stayed at the Huston farmhouse and as with many first time long distance reservations, had the usual fears about what we would find when we arrived; I am delighted to rep… More
Having stayed in private rental accommodation in various places at home and around the World I know exactly what you mean.
Felicity and I are delighted that our Farmhouse met your expectations, even if the weather for your visit could have been better. (There's a reason why Ireland is so green!)
“Fantastic - this house has it all”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2012
This is a well equipped, comfortable house which will meet many holiday needs. Comfortable beds, great showers, plenty of room, sociable kitchen, we love the house. It was perfect for our 5 and 8 ye… More
A beautiful stone medieval house set in the lovely traditional mountain village of Chaumeil, La Source provides everything for a tranquil holiday. It is a lovely and cosy setting for winter holidays with lovely big log fires and frosty views across the mountains. It …see more
Ballykeeffe Farmhouse is a newly renovated 19th Century farm house located 7 miles (11km) from Kilkenny City. With private parking and an enclosed garden, Ballykeeffe Farmhouse provides an ideal rural retreat or base for touring the South East. The family-run working fa …see more
Set in the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Woodside Farm, Nr Matlock, was once a dairy farm but is now run as a smallholding, standing in five acres with free-range chickens and sheep graze in the surrounding fields. The farm and holiday …see more
Superb cottage in a lovely , very quiet rural setting. Only 5 minutes by car to Matlock & there's absolutely loads of walks and places to visit within an hours drive, including the Chatsworth estate. … More
“Relaxing weekend away from it all”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
I have stayed at many cottages in the past and this has got to be one I have stayed in for the size of group. This is well placed for the Matlock and surrounding areas. This cottage can sleep 6 adults… More
“Fabulous, peaceful cottage with a lot of character”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
It was a last minute booking, the owner Shelley was very accommodating and welcoming. We loved how peaceful and out the way the cottage was, it had beautiful views and we would very much like to retur… More
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
Farm conversion with shared fitness room, and private hot tub, offers self catering holiday accommodation, in a quiet rural setting in the heart of Snowdonia. Panoramic views of Snowdonia & the Isle of Anglesey. Ideal for a romantic break in peaceful surroundings . An …see more
“Everything we were looking for and more besides.”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2012
Fabulous scenery, great welcome, wonderful facilities and so so much more. Mountain studios provided exactly the accommodation I was looking for as a surprise for my partner. With spectacular views an… More
Reviewed 18 Aug 2011
We had the most fantastic time at Beudy Mawr. The farmhouse was beautifully clean and the fresh bread, eggs and wine went down a treat on arrival. When we were finally able to get our two teenagers … More
“A true hideaway”
Reviewed 9 May 2011
We stayed here for easter week 2011, with our son who is 11yrs. I cannot say enough about the stay, from the moment we arrived till we left, we felt welcome and well looked after, our hosts couldnt ha… More
New Yatt Farm is a beautifully renovated Grade II listed farmhouse set in 8 acres of garden and paddocks. It is the perfect place from which to explore the rolling Cotswold countryside whilst still being close to the market towns of Witney, Woodstock and the City of Oxf …see more
Mas Rouby is a lovely detached stone Mas (Catalan farmhouse), built 1800. It is situated on the edge of the medieval village of Joch and surrounded by peach and cherry orchards. The house has stunning views across the orchards to Mount Canigou, a mountain with symboli …see more
An imposing, detached former farmhouse located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Far reaching rural views with the stunning Snowdonia Mountain range clearly visible from the large and private gardens. Recently renovated by ourselves and offering large and spacio …see more
“BRILLIANT FAMILY GET-TOGETHER IN WONDERFUL HOUSE AND LOCATION”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2015
Fantastic memorable family holiday in a beautiful house surrounded by delightful scenery, ideal for simply chilling out in this wonderful house or visiting the many interesting and beautiful locations… More
Reviewed 1 Jun 2015
Great house for large gatherings.
Rooms beautifully decorated with a homely but modern feel.
Not too far from a beach by car.
I would certainly look at returning in the future… More
“What a gem!!!”
Reviewed 18 Feb 2015
What a find! This cottage is gorgeous, stayed here with friends and had a relaxing few days. Everything was perfect, the cottage has been beautifully renovated and the owners have thought of everythin… More
Cubble Head is a pretty farmhouse on the edge of Burtersett, a traditional Dales village just 1.5 miles from the bustling market town of Hawes where all services are available. It is peacefully situated on a back road which continues to Semerwater Lake where you can ca …see more
The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.… More
Thank you so much for your very kind review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward very much to meeting you again next time.
Liz and Richard
“A beautiful haven in the Dales!”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2012
Came here with a group of old uni friends. What a gorgeous place to stay. Very remote but such beautiful landscape. House is very well equipped including wifi! . Lovely stylish interiors, sensitively … More
The Farmhouse has a large family kitchen with tiled floor and is equipped with: electric hob and oven, microwave, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, radio and CD player. There is plenty of kitchen space to enjoy a family meal around the old pine table.
The sitting/dinin …see more
Les Madieres is situated on nearly two acres of grassy lawn with gardens, an apple orchard, a pond, and a terrace.
A picturesque stone farmhouse that has been updated to a clean, modern residence inside. Lovely views from each bedroom over the south facing front garde …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
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
The property is a traditional stone farmhouse which has been tastefully renovated to include a spacious apartment with panoramic views over the hillside, the Maiella and Frentani mountains. The apartment has stunning views from the balconies and the private terrace, whi …see more
“Brilliant - such a beautiful place with breathtaking views & very friendly owners!”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2012
The views from our apartment were breathtaking. Snow on the mountain tops and warm sunshine in the valleys. We had such a friendly welcome from the owners who were a extremely knowledgeable about the … More
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
Residence “Grote goesting” is located in Wevelgem (West-Flanders), about 6 km from Kortrijk.It is situated in a quiet environment on the domain of a former farm and still close to shops, restaurants, etc…In the neighbourhood there are facilities for waterskiing, i …see more
Set in the heart of the serene Cumbum Valley, at Lower Camp, Harvest Fresh Farms is a Certified organic farm, flanked by mountains that kiss the clouds with streams gushing down its slopes and lush farmlands.A charming bullock cart ride takes the visitor to the organic …see more
This large traditional rustic Perigordian stone farmhouse is located near Marminiac in the Lot and is a perfect retreat from a busy modern life with lots of space - fantastic for a large family or a group of friends.
It has recently undergone a complete rest …see more
Little Cowarne Court is perfect for getting away from it all. This beautiful farm house set in rural countryside is fully modernised yet retains old features. It has a fully modernised kitchen with seating for 17, a large lounge and bathroom and cloakroom downstairs. A …see more
“Beautiful cottage with plenty of room for the whole family”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2013
Have just come back from a week at Little Cowarne Court with 11 adults, 4 kids and 5 dogs. The house was well equipped with everything we needed and comfortably accommodated all of us. The kitchen w… More
“Great location and house”
Reviewed 13 May 2012
This is a large house and well equipped. Plenty of room for 5 families. Good pub near by and within walking distance. Great landscape just shame it seems to rain when we go there as this is the second… More
“Perfect for a large group wanting to "Get Away from it All"”
Reviewed 12 May 2012
This is a perfect house for a large group of friends or family to get together and have a break in the quiet Herefordshire countryside, but within easy reach of Worcester, Hereford, Leominster and Led… More
Meadowlands Farm is a beautiful secluded luxury farmhouse retreat which is located in 50 acres of its own grounds contained within open countryside. Meadowlands is only 30 minutes drive away from the Troon open but only 20 minutes drive away from Glasgow city centre by …see more
Country house, 4 bedrooms en suite upstairs ( 1 extra bedroom just aut the corner is available on demand with no air condition price not included ), hall with fireplace, dining room and spacious kitchen downstairs.The house is surrounded by a paved floor with on …see more
We had the perfect stay at this house. We were 9 friends from sweden and one infant. The pool area was perfect, the house was fantastic and the views were stunning!
The hosts also gave us an exper… More
“A wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2016
If you want a piece of authentic Tuscany with beautiful surroundings, an old traditional Tuscan house with everything you need and caring, attentative hosts then look no further. I have just returned… More
“Fantastic villa in the heart of the Tuscan countryside”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
We had a glorious week with friends at this villa. The bedrooms are large, bright and airy. The views across the countryside are superb. There is a lovely swimming pool and a barbecue too. There i… More
Maison Bleue is a granite farmhouse situated in the pretty village of Melle, Brittany. Melle has a small shop and cafe where you can buy your daily baguette and croissants.It is suitable for large families or groups of friends and sleeps 9 comfortably with extra sofa b …see more
We had such a good stay here. The cottage is very well provided, with lots of kitchen equipment, books and lots of toys, and excellent directions to everything necessary - supermarket, doctor, place… More
“Peaceful fantastic place”
Reviewed 29 May 2014
We loved our stay at Maison Bleue and the pretty village of Melle. The house is very welcoming, spacious and comfortable with fantastic facilities and a large garden with views of the countryside. It … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Maison Bleue and look forward to you returning again.
With kindest regards
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
This spacious detached, holiday home was refurbished during 2015 and is set in an 'area of outstanding natural beauty' - just 1.5 miles from Beaumaris town with its historic moated castle and boutique shops. The house boasts stunning country views all around, in the ide …see more
“Perfect holiday home, everything you could possibly need”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2016
Beautiful, spacious holiday home in an idyllic location.
We spent 4 nights there over the the May school break with extended family and it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy all Anglesey has to… More
Thanks for the good review and kind words about Tyn Rardd. It is so lovely to hear that people enjoy their stay and relax in the house as a "home from home". If you ever plan another Anglesey break, we would be more than happy to welcome you back again. Many thanks, Louise