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

UK October half term (5657)

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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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

(38) Excellent 

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Llanynis holiday farmhouse rental

Builth Wells / Llanynis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent holiday cottage” 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 dogs and children, but clo  …see more

from £20 / night

£800 - £1520 / week

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from £20 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Greve in Chianti

Province of Florence / Greve in Chianti

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“wonderful stay, perfect host” We had a wonderful week at Casalone during Aug2016. The house is absolutely charming, renovated with perfect taste, at the end of private road which preserves you from any noisy road or neighbours. Just note that there's  …see more

from £342 / night

£2137 / week

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from £342 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Piana di Lucca holiday farmhouse rental

Lucca / Piana di Lucca

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
“A magnificent holiday retreat” The description of this villa was absolutely spot-on and lived up to our expectations entirely. The property is magnificent and there is everything you need for a fabulous holiday in a beautiful part of Italy. We visited  …see more

from £350 / night

£2000 - £3600 / week

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from £350 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Freshwater Creek

Victoria / Freshwater Creek

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Farmstay Accommodation 10 minutes from Torquay Mayfair Park Farmstay - within 20 minutes of Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea & the Great Ocean Road Located in Blackgate Rd Freshwater Creek, it is only a 20 minute drive to Anglesea and 10 mins to Geelong. 2 bedroom  …see more

from £136 / night

£834 / week

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from £136 / 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  …see more

from £250 / night

£1199 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / night

(69) 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

(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
Roca is a beautiful, airy country house full of natural light with a side tower. The house which exteriors are clad with rural stone is arranged in three levels. From the hall there is direct access to the dining room with two dining areas -close one to the other-, one  …see more

from £167 / night

£988 - £2184 / week

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from £167 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in South Tipperary

Carrick-on-Suir / Templemichael

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“Way more than we expected!” When our 4 teenagers walked in, their mouths dropped. Gorgeous, spacious yet cozy. The two master bedrooms were perfect for us two married couples, and the girls loved their room and didn't mind sharing a bed. The boys didn  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1077 / week

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from £85 / night

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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

 …see more

from £16 / night

£112 / week

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from £16 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Qala

Qala / Qala Beach Village

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • 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  …see more

from £84 / night

£380 - £1318 / week

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from £84 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1275 / week

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from £80 / night

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Farmhouse rental in Comporta with shared pool

Setubal District / Comporta

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
This typical “Monte Alentejano” has been refurbished, giving rise to 3 self-catering houses, which reveal its Alentejo roots, in the typical furniture and decorative objects. The apartments feature all amenities. Free Wi-Fi is available at public areas. Thi  …see more

from £70 / night

£371 - £724 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Los Romanes

Vinuela / Los Romanes

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Rustic Gem under the stars.” Our party consisted of My wife myself our late teenage kids and one of their friends. We stayed at Casa Pena Hierro for one week, before moving on to one of Carlas' other properties in the area. The drive to the villa  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1197 / week

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from £86 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cassibile

Syracuse / Cassibile

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Truly a home away from home” What a perfect name to describe this property!!!?.. This home is undoubtedly authentic Sicily, and undeniably charming, as is the property's owner, whom we are quite fond of- Corrado. I spent a most memorable and truly sen  …see more

from £85 / night

£551 - £1526 / week

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from £85 / 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  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £545 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Melle

Ille-et-Vilaine / Melle

4 9 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“a lovely place” 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, places to visit and restaurants etc and  …see more

from £115 / night

£805 / week

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from £115 / night

(13) 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
“BRILLIANT FAMILY GET-TOGETHER IN WONDERFUL HOUSE AND LOCATION” 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 beautif  …see more

from £388 / night

£1314 - £3301 / week

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from £388 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Ladignac le Long

Haute-Vienne / Ladignac le Long

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautifully renovated farmhouse with swimming pool and far reaching views situated in a beautiful elevated village in the heart of the Perigord Limousin Natural Park overlooking the 'Mont du Chalus' rolling countryside and beyond towards the Dordogne, Correze  …see more

from £95 / night

£599 - £983 / week

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from £95 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Amlwch

Amlwch / Bull Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great holiday home” Great house with good amenities. Very peaceful location, the walk along the coastal path was beautiful. All of Anglesey was easy to access from here. We had a lovely holiday and would return without hesitation.  …see more

from £94 / night

£579 - £750 / week

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from £94 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of Rome / Nemi

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £60 / night

£385 - £1432 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Uzzano

Province of Pistoia / Uzzano

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Separate house, in front of traditional restored farmhouse, surrounded by greenery and olive grove in the beautiful Tuscan hills (180 m s.l.m.) between Pescia and Montecatini Terme (7 km). Not far from the major art cities of Tuscany: Florence (50 km), Lucca (30 km), P  …see more

from £43 / night

£257 - £325 / week

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from £43 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
Imagine waking up in your very own 16th century French Farmhouse, full of character and charm yet with a contemporary & luxurious twist. You lay under the soft sheets listening to the sound of birds singing and owls toowwoing. Enjoy a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee a  …see more

from £271 / night

£1900 - £3960 / week

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from £271 / 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
'La Grange' is a misnomer - the house has taken its name from the large barn ('en colombage') which is part of the property. The farmhouse is set in the hamlet of Maintru, close to the Avenue Verte and the River Bethune. There is a large and secure g  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £975 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Savona / Stellanello

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£371 / week

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from £53 / night

(56) 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
“Premier accommodation” 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 report however, that the farmho  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Holyhead

Holyhead / Trefor, Holyhead

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect dog friendly country retreat...near the coast.” Located a few miles from junction 5 of the A55, this property is ideal for spending some quiet time with your family or away from them as we did. Our two Irish setters were in their element with  …see more

from £125 / night

£515 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Amandola with swimming pool

Amandola / Vidoni

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for 2 families or group of friends, very pretty location!” We were secluded in mountain scenery but only 10 minutes from the village which was nice. No worries about making too much noise in the pool as no near neighbours, plus having the two  …see more

from £43 / night

£1197 - £2103 / week

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from £43 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Ennis

County Clare / Ennis

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£351 - £522 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Gortnaboul

Kenmare / Gortnaboul

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Detached farmhouse, quiet and secluded, on the slopes of Peakeen Mountain facing south with far reaching views to the Caha Mountains. About 4 miles from the attractive town of Kenmare with excellent shops and restaurants and many amenities.  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £576 / week

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from £38 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Penne

Province of Pescara / Penne

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Stunning setting, mountain views, private pool, secluded and peaceful, well-appointed, near to shops and restaurants, local bakery and bar, friendly locals, authentic Italian stone property, sandy beaches nearby, on the border of a National Park, free wi-fi and DVD.<  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1375 / week

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from £150 / 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

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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

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from £31 / night

£214 - £419 / week

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from £31 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Argentat

Argentat / Saulieres

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Characterful spacious house” A very spacious house with large bedrooms and living space and very well equipped to cater for a large family. Bedroom rather warm but fans provided.  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1550 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Vinca with swimming pool

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

5 10 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£600 - £2300 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday farmhouse accommodation

Province of Lucca / Pieve Fosciana

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This is a traditional Tuscany country house located on top of a sunny and very panoramic hill near the medieval borough of Sillico. It rises on a terraced area surronded by grazing sheep and very ancient chestnust forests. The wonderful panorama, look the Garfagnana V  …see more

from £77 / night

£449 - £1197 / week

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from £77 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Gharb

Island of Gozo / Gharb

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house in a lovely area” We were greeted by Anthony on our arrival. He showed us around his beautiful house before leaving us to explore. We were provided with a welcome pack which included; milk, eggs, ham, cheese and bread and a wonderful b  …see more

from £54 / night

£377 / week

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from £54 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Ghajnsielem holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Ghajnsielem

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“What a beautiful farmhouse. Perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday” I have organised many holidays for a family group of 10 people over the last 12 years or so. I can honestly say this was one of the best Villas/ Farmhouses we have rented. The photos do  …see more

from £103 / night

£718 / week

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from £103 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure with swimming pool

Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure / Montemboeuf

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfectly situated property , comprehensive amenities for the whole family . Friendly and Helpful owners” Garry and Deana have a wonderful traditional granite and stone property , copious land to enjoy and wonderfully proportioned rooms with all mod  …see more

from £185 / night

£1295 - £1495 / week

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from £185 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Tulla holiday farmhouse rental

County Clare / Tulla

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 47 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great place to stay and fantastic hosts” Loved the stay and that speaks for all 10 of us !!! Christine and Willie are the nicest of people and will go out of their way to make you feel welcome  …see more

from £92 / night

£428 - £1022 / week

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from £92 / night