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

UK October half term (2776)

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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Canton of Graubunden / Vella

6 13 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £15 / night

£102 / week

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from £15 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Belbroughton

Worcestershire / Belbroughton

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £500 / night

£2000 - £3000 / week

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from £500 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Cala d'Or holiday farmhouse rental

Cala d'Or / Adva Des Fort

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £255 / night

£996 - £2203 / week

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from £255 / 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  …see more

from £78 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £78 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £217 / night

£1519 / week

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from £217 / night

(70) 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  …see more

from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(42) 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
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hot  …see more

from £214 / night

£1499 - £3800 / week

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from £214 / 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
“Absolute Bliss” Back again, last here in 2013. We traveled with our 7 year old son and another couple. While the weather was disappointing Chez Chavlier was not. A great base to head for for day trips. We went to a near by Le Chateux des Enigmes in Po  …see more

from £74 / night

£520 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Pickering holiday farmhouse rental

Pickering / Hartoft

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £70 / night

£320 - £450 / week

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from £70 / night

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Province of Florence / Borgo San Lorenzo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly

from £32 / night

£216 - £423 / week

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from £32 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Maurens

Dordogne / Maurens

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Excellent - would recommend!” Great property! Lovely private courtyard, very well equipped kitchen, comfy sitting area with new sofas. Wifi, games and DVD player included. All very clean and beautifully furnished. Very spacious - although there was  …see more

from £82 / night

£281 - £518 / week

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from £82 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Castlemartin

Pembrokeshire / Castlemartin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A beautiful slice of Pembroke with style and art to match” From the moment we walked into the house we could sense that this had been done with someone with real style and an appreciation of art. As it turns out the house has been restored by the arti  …see more

from £95 / night

£490 - £1199 / week

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from £95 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Drymen

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful and welcoming” Our stay at templea cottage was amazing from the moment we walked through the door. Meeting Jeanette and being welcomed into the beautiful cottage, which was immaculate, clean and very homely, and everything you needed for our  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £735 / week

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from £95 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Teviothead

Hawick / Teviothead

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy cottage” Lovely cottage with lots of charm Furnishing and equipment first class Very friendly owners Hot tub brilliant  …see more

from £300 / night

£1200 - £2600 / week

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from £300 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Farmhouse letting in Vanxains with swimming pool

Dordogne / Vanxains

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(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  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Cortona

Province of Arezzo / Cortona

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning views, lovely house, helpful owner.” Cortona is a very picturesque medieval town and this villa is a longish walk from the town itself up a very windy road. The house is only a few years old but built in the style of the old houses. It has la  …see more

from £148 / night

£1035 - £1682 / week

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from £148 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Portrush

Portrush / Mathers Cross

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  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint Colomb de Lauzun

Lot-et-Garonne / Saint Colomb de Lauzun

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect place for a quiet getaway” We arrived after a 6 hour drive to a very warm welcome from Geraldine. She quickly showed us around and left us to unpack enough to enjoy the fabulous pool! There was a very welcome baguette, cheese and wine put out  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1400 / week

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from £125 / night

(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.  …see more

from £216 / night

£1552 - £2673 / week

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from £216 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Kilcrohane

County Cork / Kilcrohane

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing weekend in west cork” Myself and my 4 friends stayed in this lovely cottage for a weekend. The owner was really helpful in booking and got back to us really quickly and the directions were really easy to follow from Cork. We were all blown  …see more

from £9 / night

£345 - £647 / week

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from £9 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Bournel

Lot-et-Garonne / Bournel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £150 / night

£1000 - £2150 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Azeitao

Setubal District / Azeitao

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“They couldn't have made us more welcome.....” Christina and Roderick went out of their way to ensure we had a good stay. During exceptionally hot weather, they arranged for extra cooling devices to be brought in and when our hire car broke down, they  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £1530 / week

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from £143 / night

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Saint-Gervais-d Auvergne holiday farmhouse rental

Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Gervais-d Auvergne

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(55) 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  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £518 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Sainte Nathalene

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £173 / night

£1207 - £1552 / week

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from £173 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Angers holiday farmhouse rental

Maine et Loire / Angers

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“5 star” On holiday with daughter, son in law and 2 grandchildren. Everyone had a most enjoyable time. Accommodation was first class especially the studio which we had. Ann-Louise was an exceptionally nice person and was very helpful. We all loved the  …see more

from £68 / night

£414 - £749 / week

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from £68 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Llanerchymedd holiday farmhouse rental

Anglesey / Llanerchymedd

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“What a place!!” Myself and 13 friends stayed at mountain view for my 30th birthday and we didn't want to leave! The house is lovely and exactly as shown in the pictures provided! The views of surrounded area and mountains were awesome and we will be r  …see more

from £388 / night

£1314 - £3301 / week

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from £388 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Ventry

Dingle Peninsula / Ventry

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £92 / night

£518 / week

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from £92 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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from £95 / 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 £321 / night

£2242 - £3966 / week

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from £321 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Portlaoise with golf nearby

County Laois / Portlaoise

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Fantastic house. Kids loved playing in the garden. Central location for day trips south. Kitchen well resources and loved the well.  …see more

from £99 / night

£690 - £880 / week

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from £99 / 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

(7) Excellent 

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St. Clement holiday farmhouse rental

Jersey / St Clement

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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from £258 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £217 / night

£1115 - £2295 / week

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from £217 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Seine-Maritime / Saint-Vaast-d'Equiqueville

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£600 - £975 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Forest Hill holiday farmhouse accommodation

Lockyer Valley / Forest Hill

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 145 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £89 / night

£549 - £1881 / week

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from £89 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Sao Bras de Alportel

Faro District / Sao Bras de Alportel

2 7 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely retreat” Recently returned from a 9 day stay with a friend. We both loved the casa - the house is spacious and attractive, the garden is large with plenty of places to sit & relax & interesting plants. We enjoyed the pool area which was big eno  …see more

from £59 / night

£408 - £770 / week

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from £59 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Lucca

Province of Lucca / Lucca

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £185 / night

£1294 / week

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from £185 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Auldgirth

Dumfries / Auldgirth

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £100 / night

£600 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

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