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.
“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
What a fantastic time we have just had in La Fermette. There is loads of living space both inside and out. Our children all loved spending hours in the swimming pool. La Fermette is in a rural positio… More
“A little piece of French heaven!”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2016
The most charming and rustic shabby chic gate, even better than the photos portray! Fabulous pool, wonderful terrace, little nuggets of history and the bonus of a spacious private garden for games and… More
“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
“A beautiful home nestled in an area that is characterized by its incurable thirst for poetry.”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2012
he farmhouse rural Elambeco where we stayed a week in July is a place that hardly scorderemo and where we hope with all my heart to return soon. It is a large country house clean and very spacious ren… More
“authentic sicilian charm”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2013
Wir haben eine sehr entspannende, schöne Woche in diesem Haus verbracht. Wie beschrieben ist das Haus eher einfach, aber vollständig ausgestattet und sauber. Das grandiose ist der riesige Garten mit… More
Thank you very much for the review.
I hope to see you soon.
A kiss to everyone.
“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.
The house itself is great, its got the quirkiness of an old house but up to date in terms of facilities. Great view from the hot tub!
Up the road is the starting point for the best tracks up Snowd… More
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
We were a group of 5 couples staying in Snowdonia to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday.
Finding the house was easy and made even easier by the owners Jim and Anne covering the exterior of the house w… More
“Comfortable, welcoming house, ideal for family getaway”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
I stayed at Snowdon house with the whole family (kids (ages 4 to 6) parents and grandparents). The house was large enough to accommodate us all without feeling at all squashed - the big kitchen and di… More
“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
What can be said about this property and its owners that hasn't already been said.
The property is simply stunning both in terms of what you get for the money and its location in the mountains. Th… More
Thank you very much for such a lovely review. It was delightful having you all to stay. you are very kind and we look forward to seeing you again.
“Wow Wow Wow what a beautiful and relaxing place to be”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
Wow wow wow what a beautiful and relaxing place to be, we had a fantastic week and couldn't thank David and Sarah enough. The friendly personal touches you provided certainly added to the amazing expe… More
“A most enjoyable stay in a beautiful place with the warmest of hospitality and delicious food!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2017
My stay at Finca los Pinos was absolutely wonderful. It was not just the very good facilities and the serenity of the place, the beauty of the surrounding countryside and mountains, the spectacular … More
Annelies thank you so much for such lovely words. We really enjoyed having you to stay on the walking and yoga holiday. We will keep in touch and thank you again.
“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
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
“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
“All you need for relaxing holiday” 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 parasols. In the
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.
“Peaceful and relaxing stay.” We simply loved our time at the farm house. Cass and Charlie are excellent hosts. The accommodation is simply beautiful. The local towns make an interesting visit and the shopping centre at Livingstone is enough to satisfy
The facilities and welcome from Cass at Ampherlaw Farmhouse were outstanding. We stayed in six self-contained cottages during our recent visit to UK and they ranged from 'good' to 'excellent'. Amphe… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear that you found Ampherlaw to be the best self catering cottage that you have stayed in in the UK - what an accolade! The towns and villages that surround us are beautiful and we are so close to Edinburgh and Glasgow that guests find Ampherlaw the perfect base for exploring. Yes, a car is a must living 3 miles from the nearest town, although there are train links available close by to get to Edinburgh and Glasgow for those who prefer not to drive into the cities. Thank you again for staying with us, and we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit.
“My fabulous Christmas break”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2017
I had just what I wanted a fabulous setting, set up for Xmas, near to family and friends and a wonderful location. I will definitely be coming back - many times I hope.… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed spending Christmas at Ampherlaw Farmhouse and we look forward to welcoming you back again. We wish you a very happy new year.
“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
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
“Simply enchanting” We rented the house for a family birthday and we had a wonderful time in Provence. The property is fantastic with a nice garden and heated pool. We organized a party for my mum's birthday and the homeowner helped us with catering se
“Welcome to country luxury and comfort in a Provencal village!”
Reviewed 28 May 2012
I have been bringing small groups of women to France and Italy for the past 10 years. This was my first time at St. Roch and I will certainly return with my next women's group. The villa is beautifu… More
“Characterful farmhouse in the heart of Central Portugal” Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Facilities in the property excellent. Within close proximity to river beaches, lake swimming and water park . Pool a welcome addition in the hot weather. Property rece
“super comfortable and relaxing house in quaint village”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
we had a great stay here- Viv and Phil are really warm and friendly and explain the house and its workings really well. The house is in a small quaint village (even has old fashioned deliveries of gro… More
Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, as you say it is a great base if you want to explore the area. You could have gone to Porto or Aveiro on the train from Mortagua if you didn't fancy the drive, it only takes an hour. We hope to see you again in the future. Viv
“What a magical place!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2014
When we saw the photos on the website, we knew we were going to be staying somewhere special but when we got there we couldn't believe how amazing it really was, the place is magical! We were greeted … More
“Perfect holiday happy memories!!”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2014
I stayed here in august 2013 with freinds. The house is lovely. It was festival season and there was lots going on including a week long festival in Mortagua with lots of food stalls selling traditi… More
Traditional farmhouse in secluded country surroundings, looking out towards the Comeragh and Monavullagh Mountains about half mile from the attractive village of Ardfinnan on the banks of the River Suir. Numerous historic ruins and relics. …see more
Estuvimos semana y media alojados en la casa 2 familias con 2 niñas pequeños cada una de ellas (8 personas en total). La casa es fantástica. Es mejor de lo que aparece en las fotos. Está muy limpi… More
“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
We stayed at Branxholm Knowe for a week and had an amazing time.
We were welcomed by Isabel, who is such a lovely person. She took her time to show us around and was very sweet and helpful.
The … More
“A fantastic and beautifully upkept traditional house”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
We booked the house quite late and couldn't have been happier with it. It is a traditional old house set in own woods on the side of hill. Plenty of room both inside and out. The conservatory is a … More
“Perfect house for our celebration weekend.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2016
Branxholm house was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday weekend away with friends. The house is even bigger than the pictures suggest. We had 11 guests altogether plus a dog and we still all fel… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend and found the size of the house exceeded your expectations! We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back at our house in the near future! Kind regards, Ian Dowling
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location” Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages
Loved the house perfect for a family get together the rooms are so cosy and kitchen is perfect for all the family to enjoy. Loved the amazing big bathroom could have stayed in there all day.
The sett… More
Hello, I am so pleased you all really enjoyed your stay. The property does indeed benefit from a spectacular and very special view of Duffus Castle. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
“Perfect family getaway”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
We had a great time in the cottage which provided us with all we could need. Clean and comfortable house with plenty of facilities for adults and kids. Perfect location with easy access to main routes… More
Hi, thanks so much for leaving us a review. I'm so please to hear you had such an enjoyable family holiday. It makes all the hard work worthwhile. Old Duffus Farmhouse is indeed a very special property with the ruins of Duffus Castle just outside! We will be delighted to welcome you all back again in the future.
“Excellent property, excellent location”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
We live in Australia but originated from this area and took the extended family to see where their roots lay.
The farmhouse was brilliant, loved the big country kitchen. Everything that we could wish… More
Hi, thanks so much for writing us a review. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you but I am really pleased you had an enjoyable stay.
“Amazing!” 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!
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
“Excellent - 100% Perfect”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2011
We enjoyed a fabulous holiday at Yeo Farm. Despite booking stupidly late, our request was handled peerlessly and in the most accommodating and friendly manner. The property exceeded our expectations: … More
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
“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
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
“Wonderful relaxing Gite with everything you need for kids...!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This was our second stay in the Gite and again we had a truly wonderful time. Chris and Jackie have thought of everything that their guests might need and especially for those with children (cot, trav… More
Relax in a peaceful location at the end of a 130m wood lined drive at Y Winllan. The seaside village of Llangrannog is just a 6 minute drive away, making this the perfect spot to spend your days exploring the picturesque Blue Flag beaches and coves on the wonderful coas …see more
Me and 9 friends stayed here for a girly get away and I loved every minute. It's a beautiful quiet area with animals everywhere. Only a short drive to kendal and everyone was really helpful whenever w… More
“Beautiful Cottage with stunning views”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2017
Stayed for the weekend to celebrate my mom's 60th. Stunning cottage surrounded by greenery, would highly recommend.
When following the SAT NAV ignore the directions after you come off at Junction 37 … More
“Amazing weekend away”
Reviewed 29 Nov 2016
Myself and a group of my friends recently stayed at this beautiful property. The house itself was lovely with fresh bedding and towels for us on arrival. It was easy to find on Google maps and we were… More
“Great villa for the whole family” We visited Casa Boccina for the second time in June. It is such a great villa to take all the family on holiday. There are plenty of recreational facilities provided to keep eveyone occupied. Our Grandchildren enjoyed
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 … 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
Imagine waking up in a 16th century French farmhouse, full of character and charm with a contemporary, luxurious finish to the sound of birds singing outside your window. After enjoying a fresh cup of coffee you take a short stroll or bike ride to the nearby village of …see more
5 minutes drive to reach the center of Fabriano, a beautiful medieval city renown for the production of paper and watermark. Do not miss a visit to the Museum of Paper and Watermark. 15 minutes you can reach the beautiful Frasassi caves.<br />Staying at “La …see more
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 st …see more
“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
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.
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
“Lovely cottage, secluded location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2013
Spent a great weekend here, Gary was very helpful prior to, and after the holiday. Lovely cottage, good facilities, great log fire - it definitely needs it in winter. Thanks… More
A charming and traditional rustic farmhouse, with dovecote/pigeonnier, dating from 1760.Au Ciel Bleu is a house full of character situated in the heart of the Gorges de L'Aveyron - beautiful rivers, medieval towns, limestone cliffs and rolling hills.
Extremely …see more
“We loved it.” The cottage was exactly as described and extremely well equipped, from the cool cellar to the rooftop terrace with its barbecue facilities and wonderful panoramic views. We loved the little pool and our resident lizard.
From the time
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 … More
Thank you very much for your review. It will be a great pleasure to have you again at Ta' Sant' Antnin. A new DVD player was placed at the farmhouse. Best wishes, Anthony