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

UK October half term (5735)

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 Weesp

North Holland Province / Weesp

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
Situated in Weesp, 13 km from Amsterdam, Boerderij Honswijck boasts a terrace and views of the river. Utrecht is 25 km away. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units.  …see more

from £110 / night

£433 / week

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from £110 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Competa

Competa / Venta de Palma

10 20 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A very special setting, wonderful hosts, beautiful views, exiting holiday” I stayed at Finca Los Pinos with my daughter and grandchildren. It was such a special place - truly 'an oasis' in the Almajera mountains, as they say. Exhilarating walks in the  …see more

from £276 / night

£1681 - £2353 / week

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from £276 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Market Harborough / South Kilworth

6 17 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Family party” 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 / maintained. The owners were helpful w  …see more

from £350 / night

£2000 / week

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Farmhouse rental in Belbroughton

Worcestershire / Belbroughton

5 14 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautiful Farm House in the Worcestershire countryside. A large living room with stove and bifolding windows out onto the patio over looking the extensive gardens. A large TV/Snug room and a conservatory. Large kitchen with dining area, a range cooker and fridge freezer  …see more

from £400 / night

£1500 - £2750 / week

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from £400 / night

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Canton of Obwalden / Alpnach

1 1 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £39 / night

£194 / week

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from £39 / night

(65) 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
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate  …see more

from £101 / night

£505 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

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Maur holiday farmhouse rental

Canton of Zurich / Maur

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
A room in a 200 year old house. Bathroom and kitchen shared. Don't expect too much and stay away if you are very picky  …see more

from £30 / night

£190 - £332 / week

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from £30 / night

(19) 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

£589 - £1068 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cappawhite

County Tipperary / Cappawhite

3 5 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Peace and Quiet is the best way to describe this COZY Traditional Cottage/Farmhouse set in your own 10 acres of scenic land. Charming and delightful, has all the traditional feel of a family home .Wake up the view of the cows in the nearby fields. There is a large p  …see more

from £59 / night

£380 / week

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from £59 / 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 garden enclosing the  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £110 / 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

£547 - £1513 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Marinella di Selinunte

Castelvetrano / Marinella di Selinunte

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Serene” We were taken to the Villa ( Casa Melograno) by the agent Aldo , he was very friendly and helpful . Unfortantely did not meet owners they were away. We were two couples staying at Villa Melograno and there was plenty of room. The villa was sp  …see more

from £125 / night

£866 - £1900 / week

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from £125 / night

(7) 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  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1600 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Gieville holiday farmhouse rental

Manche / Gieville

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
A lovely covered outside dining area provides a wonderful setting to enjoy your lunch or evening meal. The enclosed front garden is a great sun trap and great to while away a lazy afternoon or if your feeling energetic why not explore the rear garden and fields .Just a  …see more

from £64 / night

£332 - £500 / week

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from £64 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Mid Wales 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
“Ideal weekend break” 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 kitchen, wonderful comfortable  …see more

from £20 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £20 / night

24

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
NEAR THE farmhouseThe beaches of Torre Dell'Orso, San Foca, lakes Alimini, Sant'Andrea and the lovely Otranto. Just 1km away, at your disposal: supermarkets, shops, banks and all amenities. Within 5 km, nightclubs, restaurants, tavernan exclusive and unforgett  …see more

from £63 / night

£437 - £3554 / week

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from £63 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Carnwath

Biggar / Carnwath

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A Great Place To Stay” We stayed there twice in July. The first time for a week and the second time we were there for a long week-end. Both times we were made to feel very welcome. A very well equipped place to stay and spotless.Lovely bedrooms and  …see more

from £45 / night

£295 - £680 / week

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from £45 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hawes

Hawes / Burtersett

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Best cottage we have ever stayed in!” 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.  …see more

from £66 / night

£460 - £940 / week

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from £66 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect holiday home, everything you could possibly need” 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  …see more

from £80 / night

£519 - £1499 / week

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from £80 / 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, 18  …see more

from £135 / night

£790 / week

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from £135 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Farmhouse letting in Dromara

County Down / Dromara

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Everything you'd want in a holiday home” Lovely house with all the mod cons. Very clean and tastefully presented. Friendly helpful couple run the property and were so pleasant to deal with. Nice rural location. We had to use our GPS to find property  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £375 / week

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from £50 / 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 £101 / night

£706 / week

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from £101 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Slane

County Meath / Slane

6 22 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Large strawbale eco-lodge with 6 bedrooms, 5 ensuite with large communal area for eating, dining & relaxing.  …see more

from £740 / night

£4038 - £4659 / week

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from £740 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Mervent

Vendee / Mervent

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Look no further you have found the perfect gite in the perfect location” Well what can I say, this gite exceeded all my expectations and I can honestly tell you that I will be back next year. The owners will give you the warmest welcome and not only  …see more

from £78 / night

£585 - £875 / week

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from £78 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday farmhouse rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1395 - £1625 / week

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from £200 / night

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Province of Bergamo / Bonate Sopra

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £59 / night

£412 / week

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from £59 / night

(3) Excellent 

5

Table Top holiday farmhouse rental

Albury / Table Top

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
A country holiday with all the modern comforts, the two bedroom Lake View Farm House is a separate dwelling on the working Noordewier "North of the Weir" Farm. The self-contained house is the perfect place to stop overnight between Melbourne and Sydney, or stay a littl  …see more

from £77 / night

£533 / week

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from £77 / night

(8) 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 - £1470 / week

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from £125 / night

(43) 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
“Fantastic house” Dear Ian Thank you for your note dated 31st October regarding our stay at Branxholm Knowe House. I am delighted to confirm that our family group had a superb stay in your lovely house and enjoyed the large garden area and woodland w  …see more

from £300 / night

£1100 - £2400 / week

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from £300 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Zovon holiday farmhouse rental

Vo / Zovon

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
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

from £43 / night

£295 - £589 / week

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from £43 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Olbia

Province of Olbia-Tempio / Olbia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing, surrounded by nature” We stayed in June for a week. The house is very nice, everything is there and it is clean. We loved the terras with the view over the hills. This place is excellent for people who are looking for a private location, sur  …see more

from £59 / night

£379 - £589 / week

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from £59 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Fadmoor holiday farmhouse rental

North Yorkshire / Fadmoor

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £85 / night

£370 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(33) Excellent 

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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
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” 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, a decent kitchen  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Aquitaine/Dordogne

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • 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 La Chataigneraie

Vendee / La Chataigneraie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Rural getaway within easy reach of all that the Vendee has to offer. Private heated pool. Renovated farmhouse. 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite). Additional W.C. Huge well equipped dining kitchen. Comfortable lounge that seats 7.  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1100 / week

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from £110 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Mosteiro

Porto District / Mosteiro

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
Prices shown are valid for 2 persons occupancy. Supplement 3rd person EUR 44 per night. Supplement for 4 persons EUR 64 per night. Supplement 5 persons EUR 81 per night. Typical house of the Douro Valley region with river view, 75 km from Porto  …see more

from £65 / night

£453 - £1159 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Riogordo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” A a beautiful spacious house, very clean and well equipped with idyllic views.It includes all the necessities required to have an enjoyable stay. There is a swimming pool and a lovely gardened outside area which provides both sun and shade  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1424 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Invergordon

Scottish Highlands / Invergordon

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Glorious countryside on a private lane. Fishing All heating, linen and towels provided. Easy access to golf courses at Dornoch, Tain, Invergordon, Alness and Fortrose, history lovers will enjoy Dunrobin or Urquhart Castles. On a wet day why not visit a distillery!Nea  …see more

from £70 / night

£340 - £790 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Exideuil

Charente / Exideuil

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Fabulous base for exploring the Charentes area, with 2 lakes on the doorstep offering kayaking, swimming, sunbathing (white sand beach), sailing and fishing. Wonderful ancient villages full of history abound. Cycling, horse riding, walking, sightseeing are available.  …see more

from £76 / night

£530 / week

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(10) Very Good 

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Pennyghael holiday farmhouse rental

Isle of Mull / Pennyghael

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The former farmhouse sleeps 8 adults or a mix of adults and kids in four bedrooms. There's also a cot for infants. With spectacular views of the Isle of Mull it's undoubtedly a holiday hotspot for people with a love of wildlife & breathtaking scenery.We ac  …see more

from £148 / night

£860 - £1020 / week

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from £148 / night