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

UK October half term (3258)

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 Vire-Normandie

Calvados / Vire-Normandie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £66 / night

£329 - £522 / week

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from £66 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Table Top holiday farmhouse rental

Albury / Table Top

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£542 / week

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from £78 / night

(7) 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
“Beautiful tranquil farmhouse” My husband and I are currently staying here for one week with our two year old and one year old as our first holiday abroad, and the entire stay has been wonderful. The farmhouse is beautifully decorated and is child frie
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from £78 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £78 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Portrush

County Antrim / Portrush

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Happy Holidays at Huston” This was the second time we visited this property and again we were not disappointed and had a great time. excellent facilities and location. the house was cosily heated every day and had every modern amenity required. Beauti
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from £85 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Beauly

Scottish Highlands / Beauly

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £70 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(32) 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
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from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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(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

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Prades

Pyrenees-Orientales / Prades

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £113 / night

£750 - £1999 / week

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from £113 / night

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Vella ski farmhouse to rent.

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

£103 / week

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from £15 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Mercatello holiday farmhouse rental

Perugia / Mercatello

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Engaging Villa with excellent consideration shown by the owner.” Our visit was one of our extended family excursions and the second one to Italy. The Villa is also periodically used by the owner and had a friendly, loved, air about it. It is well app
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from £215 / night

£1500 - £2800 / week

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avg. 3 hours 43 minutes

from £215 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Doon

Doon / Carrig More

4 5 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 104 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Cozy Irish Farm Home With Traditional Music Bonus” I think we have been adopted by newfound Irish relations and moved into their extra house on the farm! Plenty of room, a cheery fire to warm our bones, as well as electic heat(and a real electric clot
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from £44 / night

£308 - £395 / week

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from £44 / night

(29) 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
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from £74 / night

£685 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

(46) 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
“Great accommodation” We really enjoyed our stay in the coach house. It's an excellent accommodation and Anna the owner of the property is very friendly, we were welcomed with some delicious homemade scones and property is in great condition in a quiet
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from £214 / night

£1499 - £3800 / week

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from £214 / night

(8) 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 - £2300 / week

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from £258 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Xaghra

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely converted farmhouse with private pool and separate annex, within 5 minutes walk of centre of Xaghra” Excellent accommodation in interesting town. Just avoid the week we went, which coincided with their annual festival on Sept 8th. For a p
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from £115 / night

£790 - £1404 / week

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from £115 / night

(74) 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
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from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Bangor / Llanllechid

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Had a fantastic stay, location was just what we wanted - very peaceful but not too far from all the attractions we wanted to visit. Owners are friendly and not intrusive. We even had freshly baked bread when we arrived, and as it was late t
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from £120 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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avg. 1 hour 36 minutes

from £120 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Lascazeres with swimming pool

Hautes-Pyrenees / Lascazeres

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Holiday heaven!” 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 and 6 children it was never crowd
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from £129 / night

£900 - £2500 / week

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(42) Excellent 

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Alora holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Simply Perfect” I have found it really hard to write this review because i simply could not think of the words that would do Finca Fenix justice. It was , quite simply, perfect. We travelled as a family for our first long european holiday. The main t
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from £90 / night

£630 / week

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avg. 3 hours 39 minutes

from £90 / night

(15) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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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
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from £50 / night

£300 - £630 / week

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(11) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent value Tuscan villa in a lovely setting” We stayed in the Agrifolo apartment at Le Fontanelle in May 2015. I was visited with my partner and my parents as we treated them to a Tuscan trip to start the summer. The villa was lovely - simple
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from £62 / night

£465 - £829 / week

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from £62 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Le Biot ski farmhouse to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Le Biot

3 6 3 nights min

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

from £60 / night

£395 - £1185 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cardross

Argyll and Bute / Cardross

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £220 / night

£950 - £1550 / week

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from £220 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Mawgan Porth

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A lovely cottage in a lovely part of the world...” Bunny Cottage was a really lovely place to spend our week-long holiday. It feels relaxed and remote, without being more than 5 mins or so from the beach, local shops and amenities - a great mix.
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from £200 / night

£529 - £1599 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £200 / night

(60) 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
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from £44 / night

£308 - £571 / week

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avg. 1 hour 46 minutes

from £44 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hawes

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Hawes

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.
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from £75 / night

£520 - £980 / week

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avg. 35 minutes

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Losse holiday farmhouse rental

Landes / Losse

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £132 / night

£492 / week

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avg. 17 minutes

from £132 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

7 16 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Chateau Burmarrad "Malta"” I've stayed in Malta many times but never at a private home. I would recommend this place to anyone with a large group of people. Even my family who live on the island stopped by and were impressed with the property and woul
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from £308 / night

£2150 / week

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avg. 59 minutes

from £308 / night

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Lauzun holiday farmhouse rental

Lot-et-Garonne / Lauzun

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £67 / night

£467 / week

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from £67 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Langport with golf nearby, tennis court

Somerset / Langport

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £300 / night

£2000 - £3700 / week

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avg. 3 hours 51 minutes

from £300 / night

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Farmhouse rental in Pittenweem

Fife / Pittenweem

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £200 / night

£795 - £1095 / week

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from £200 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Arce

Province of Frosinone / Arce

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£281 / week

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from £44 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Lochinver

Caithness and Sutherland / Lochinver

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“The best holiday property ever - I would happily have stayed there forever!” I simply cannot rate this property highly enough - excellent does not do it justice. From the moment I entered I felt entirely at home. Cleanliness was superb, the faciliti
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from £170 / night

£1095 - £1475 / week

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avg. 2 hours 43 minutes

from £170 / night

(8) Excellent 

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San Gimignano holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£719 - £922 / week

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from £115 / 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,
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from £100 / night

£650 - £1175 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Basque Country / Larribar-Sorhapuru

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Relaxing holiday house in really interesting region of France” We loved our week with family friends (4 parents and 6 older kids) at this rurally located farmhouse. We explored the local villages and ventured into the foothills of the Pyrenees. The lo
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from £50 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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(17) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday farmhouse in Kenmare

County Kerry / Kenmare

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £88 / night

£351 - £615 / week

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avg. 2 hours 27 minutes

from £88 / night

(12) 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
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from £167 / night

£1167 / week

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(26) 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
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from £80 / night

£550 - £1375 / week

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avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

from £80 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Jonzac

Charente-Maritime / Jonzac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£245 - £465 / week

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avg. 59 minutes

from £50 / night

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