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.
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
Welcome to “The Old House”, Tipperary. It's been in the family for 500 years. It is located in South Tipperary, 10 minutes from Carrick on Suir and 20 minutes from Kilkenny City. If you like privacy, you will like this. Our detached sunny and spacious cottage …see more
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 shari… More
Reviewed 15 Jan 2014
The photos really don't do it justice. The house is perfect. We all felt at home as soon as we walked in and it had everything we needed. On top of that the surrounding area is very nice and well wort… More
“peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2013
We stayed at The Old House for 2 weeks in July 2013. We are a family of 4, 2 kids aged 13 and 10, not forgetting our dog Lucy. We knew we wanted to stay in The Old House as soon as we saw in online. W… More
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
A tranquil setting on a 4000ha Game Farm in the Waterberg district, with more than 23 species of game. Close to Nylsvley Conservation Area! Abundance of bird-life, that makes for great photographic opportunities. We offer horse riding! If you wish, Betsie can prepare …see more
This rental rate is for your exclusive use of the house for up to 7 guests. Situated on an African game farm only 16 km (tar road) North of Parys and one hour's drive from Johannesburg International Airport (easy access off the N1), this charming venue offers guests a c …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
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
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
Shakespeare Lodge is a charming self-contained unit with an additional studio. The ensemble is part of a typical farmhouse construction in Anjou, located 250 kms southwest of Paris and 30 kms north of the historic city of Angers. The renovation has been carried out to …see more
“Beautiful, secluded gite in the French countryside”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
This is probably the best gite we have ever stayed in. Beautifully furnished and in a lovely, peaceful setting, but not far from local amenities. It is an ideal base to explore the local chateaux, vin… More
“Relaxing, quiet and beautiful.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2015
Beautiful house set in the heart of the countryside. Ann-Louise and Francois were very welcoming and have thought of everything one could need on holiday, the house is so well equipped. We enjoy ama… More
Reviewed 4 Jul 2015
2nd time visiting Shakespeare Lodge and yet again we were not disappointed. Would highly recommend for anyone who wants a well equipped, spacious property with use of a private pool in a quiet locatio… More
Situated in St Benoist-sur-Mer on the edge of the Marais Poitevin, La Fermette sleeps up to 6 people in two spacious bedrooms, 1 double and 1 quad. The living room has a feature fireplace with modern furnishings and UK TV channels. The large open plan dining room and ki …see more
We had a great time staying at La Fermette. The house was lovely and clean and the garden was fantastic for our two boys who loved running about in it. It was also lovely to sit out in the garden on a… More
“Great place, great garden, good location.”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at La Fermette.
The house was comfortable and well equipped with great outside areas where we sat with a glass or two watching the storks flying around.
The large enclosed… More
Thank you for writing a review of your holiday. We're delighted that you enjoyed the house and location so much.
“A truely peaceful location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2011
We would recommend this property to anyone looking forward to a peaceful holiday in a rural setting but only a short drive away from a number of stunning beaches.
The property is well equipped and a… More
Thank you for writing such a detailed review of your holiday and the area. We're thrilled that you enjoyed it so much and look forward to seeing you again.
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
Oakerthorpe Holiday Village announce the following development known as The Old Milking Parlour 1, consisting of modern kitchen fully equipped with including all integrated appliances and granite worktops, large adjacent open plan lounge diner, six double bedrooms inclu …see more
Ready for relax in a peaceful place with a full comfort?Visit a large Baroque farmhouse Kozojedský dvůr from 1732 with joyful, hardworking people leaving in a remote area in a picturesque valley, a mile outside the village, among meadows, pastures, ponds, deep forest …see more
“An oasis of peace and a natural way of life for an ideal holiday”
Reviewed 26 Feb 2015
Going with our kids in this castle - farm was a best holiday ever for us, it was beyond all our expectations . We enjoyed the beautiful nature , the newly renovated castle , healthy natural food prepa… More
The special and beautiful village of Richis lays within a valley shadowed by the famous Carpathian mountains.
This village hosts two old Siebenburgen houses named Casa Noah.
It seems to be a fairytale land with very old roads and mysterious old saxon houses.
Cabins or Rooms in the main lodge are available for an unforgettable Ranch experience just minutes away from Florida best beaches, Orlando, Sanford, Daytona beach airports and Orlando theme parks.
Guests will enjoy staying in wooden cabins or lodge rooms and interact …see more
This fabulous 12th century Swedish designed farm house and fomer hunting lodge is set deep in the heart of the Avon valley and is surrounded by wooded valleys and flowing waters, it is a nature lovers paradise. The property interiors have been designed to offer you and …see more
Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2012
We were able to have our whole family together, ranging in ages from 3 months to 78 years old, plus 1 dog & there was something for all of us. Amazingly comfortable accomodation, glorious scenery & lo… More
“Wonderful base to enjoy South Devon”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2012
We had a great time and were happy to let the kids go off by themselves to explore and cycle in safe, interesting surroundings. I even managed to catch a small Salmon (which I returned) and a Sea Trou… More
The Farmhouse has a large family kitchen with tiled floor and is equipped with: electric hob and oven, microwave, 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/dining room …see more
Carnwath Mill Holiday Let dates back to the 17th century. It is situated in a rural hamlet about a mile outside the villiage of Carnwath which has local shops,pubs, cafe, hotel, pharmacy, post office and golf courses. The accommodation is attached to the main house and …see more
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 sp… 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.
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
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
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
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
Set in peaceful rural surroundings,with its own garden and long, tree lined drive, Bodfan is an ideal holiday home for grandparents, parents, children and their pets. The large rooms allow everyone to have their own space yet come together for family activities. Bodfan …see more
We stayed here for a week at the end of may. Our group of 5 adults, one child, two greyhounds and a dalmation had a wonderful time. Lovely house, kind owner who could not have been more helpful. The… More
“Beautiful house & garden in extremely peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Very spacious house with all amenities including the "little" things like a decent hoover, hangers in all the cupboards, lots of sofas in the lounge, beautifully kept garden etc.. set in really tranq… More
“Great house, well stocked & very accommodating hosts, a must visit.”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
The house is in a very central location. It has a lot of beds, a spacious house. we found the house clean and tidy with everything we needed. The hosts helped us with whatever we needed.… 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
Ta’ Nenu is without doubt a beautiful newly finished traditional Gozitan Farmhouse with a private swimming pool, air conditioning and just a short walk to the picturesque village square of Xaghra.The village centre is a 2 minute walk. It presents itself with an old fa …see more
“most welcoming friendly village where the villa is located”
Reviewed 14 Dec 2011
the villa was spotless the photo's do not do it justice everything is ether half an hour on a bus or five min was from the villa
the restaurants in the local village where excellent we did not have … More
Thank you for your great review, Bronwyn & I really appreciate it. Xaghra surely does have a beautiful village square with the best restaurants. We are pleased that your family enjoyed your holiday at "Ta Nenu" and hope to see you again in the future.
From booking to arrival our stay at Ta Nenu was amazing! The house was big enough for 6 adults to stay comfortably and enjoy what Gozo had to offer. The piazza in Xaghra was a 10min stroll (uphill) fr… More
“It was like going back in time!”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2011
Initially I must admit we were a little disappointed on arrival with the outside space as it was a bit overlooked (as it turned out there is nobody about to look!) The farmhouse itself was lovely and … More
Thank you very much for our first review! Bronwyn & I are really thrilled that you enjoyed the farmhouse and as you said, it is a perfect location in Xaghra within easy walking distance of the best square in Gozo with fantastic restaurants, bars & shops. The views of the island are great from the roof and we have already added a table and chairs due to your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!
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
'La Maison de la Souris' is a beautiful, detached and private stone-built French farmhouse recently converted and equipped to a very high standard to provide exceptional holiday accommodation in the Haute Vienne, part of the Limousin region. The addition of a …see more
My family and I stayed at the Mouse House for a week and had a fabulous time. The house, the facilities and the location is superb and I can't fault any of it. It's a great place to stay if you love… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2014
Maison Souris is a recently renovated Farm building in a rural setting. The house and grounds are modern well looked after and furnished with quality furniture and fittings and good attention to det… More
15min from Treviso Airport, Venice 35min, Verona 1hWeekly SaturdayPM to SaturdayAMLarge garden, 3 cars, electric gate, on-suite Open space on the 1st floor 120smq for your familyGuest access through ground floorThe caretaker speaks english and can suggest you places to …see more
This recently renovated farmhouse is a haven of calm and tranquillity, so the perfect base for a relaxing rural holiday. It is also close enough to the Pyrenees for skiing or high altitude walks in the winter, plus easy access to all that the Ariege region has to offe …see more
My family & I can't recommend CAPSEC enough ..... if you need to get away from a busy life this is the place to unwind. As soon as we stepped through the front door into the kitchen we were 'wowwed' b… 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
Tastefully renovated 2012 farmhouse located in the heart of the vineyards of Lirac and Tavel. 8X4 pool secured by hard protective cover for children. Bathroom, three bedrooms and a family (2 adults and 3 children people with WC / shower room). Large fully equipped kitch …see more
The house has a nice view at the edge of a valley with morning sun on the terrace and evening sun on the balcony. Secluded but just 10 minutes to grocery stores and restaurants. You can swim or fish in the lake (boat, rods and permit is included) gather fresh morning-eg …see more
"Les Trois Anes" is a beautifully restored 300 year old Bearnaise farmhouse, which has been recently renovated with exposed beams and stonework to keep its traditional character. It is situated in the quiet and relaxing village of Susmiou just outside the old Bastide t …see more
“Lovely area, very comfortable house and very helpful owners next door.”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
The house is well equipped and very comfortable with good outside space for eating and relaxing. Supermarket and baker within walking distance. Shona and Ken are very helpful and friendly. They gave u… More
“A lovely, well equipped house in a a beautiful part of France”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
We stayed at Les Trois Anes for 2 weeks in July and are a family with 2 teenagers. The house is in a very peaceful hamlet within walking distance of Navarrenx. It is very well equipped, with every h… More
“Quality accommodation in ideal location.”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2012
We stayed In February to ski and search for a longer-term rental. Shona and Ken are welcoming hosts and generous with useful information on walks, restaurants, bars etc. The gite is well-equipped with… More
Just 5 minutes from the lovely and lively old town of Bergerac on the banks of the Dordogne in the Périgord, Le Clos du Verger is a former farmstead set in a good hectare of land in a gentle, green valley leading up to extensive forests and the village of Maurens.Our c …see more
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… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We enjoyed having you both to stay at the Chai.
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
We have stunning mountain views in one of the most remote and scenic part of southern Britain. The accommodation has wifi throughout, and is spacious & stylish to a luxurious standard: underfloor heating, English oak fittings, antique furniture, high quality white good …see more
“All 3 generations in our family group had a wonderful time!”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
The accommodation was so comfortable and easy to be in; the barns have all been beautifully renovated and are so well equipped, for our family group ranging from 3 - 65 yrs we had everything we need… More
“even better than the brochure”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2013
We booked Dukes Farm for a family get-together to celebrate my mum's 90th birthday. It was perfect. Cousins, children - their boyfriends and girlfriends all had beautifully-furnished rooms, discovere… More
“Lux, characterful, incredible views”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2013
My mum and I stayed here for a long weekend. The weather was appalling, but the converted barn was so cosy and nice to be in that it didn't matter. There was a wood burner that kept us toasty. One eve… More