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

UK October half term (4806)

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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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

£102 / week

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from £15 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Belbroughton

Worcestershire / Belbroughton

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £500 / night

£2000 - £3000 / week

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from £500 / night

(5) 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
“The Farmhouse was a comfortable, peaceful hideaway for our R&R” Nigel and Suzanne made us very welcome again and our stay in the Farmhouse was exactly what we wanted. The house is well appointed with everything we needed for a comfortable holiday and  …see more

from £78 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £78 / 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 £87 / night

£561 - £1552 / week

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from £87 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint-Etienne-d'Albagnan

Herault / Saint-Etienne-d'Albagnan

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
“Idyllic Getaway in the Haut Languedoc” This was our third stay at La Fumade, and I cannot say enough good things about it. The weather this time of year is stunning, the house is comfortable, spacious, beautifully renovated, and easily accommodates tw  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 / week

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from £215 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Kilkenny holiday farmhouse rental

County Kilkenny / Kilkenny

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £48 / night

£302 - £432 / week

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from £48 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £217 / night

£1519 / week

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from £217 / night

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Farmhouse rental in Comporta with shared pool

Setubal District / Comporta

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £70 / night

£375 - £731 / week

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from £70 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next  …see more

from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(42) 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
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hot  …see more

from £214 / night

£1499 - £3800 / week

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from £214 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Victoria

Island of Gozo / Victoria

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful farmhouse, very clean, spacious pool very clean. Everything you need for a relaxing break.” Stayed for a long weekend with family who had travelled from the UK, the farmhouse is lovely and in a nice quiet location with shops close by. The ro  …see more

from £130 / night

£475 - £1485 / week

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from £130 / night

(28) 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  …see more

from £74 / night

£520 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Pickering holiday farmhouse rental

Pickering / Hartoft

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £70 / night

£320 - £440 / week

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from £70 / night

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Province of Florence / Borgo San Lorenzo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly

from £32 / night

£216 - £423 / week

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from £32 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Maurens

Dordogne / Maurens

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Excellent - would recommend!” 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 - although there was  …see more

from £82 / night

£281 - £518 / week

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from £82 / night

(15) 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 - £630 / week

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from £45 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Castlemartin

Pembrokeshire / Castlemartin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A beautiful slice of Pembroke with style and art to match” From the moment we walked into the house we could sense that this had been done with someone with real style and an appreciation of art. As it turns out the house has been restored by the arti  …see more

from £95 / night

£490 - £1199 / week

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from £95 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Drymen

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful and welcoming” Our stay at templea cottage was amazing from the moment we walked through the door. Meeting Jeanette and being welcomed into the beautiful cottage, which was immaculate, clean and very homely, and everything you needed for our  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £735 / week

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from £95 / night

(46) 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
“Cosy cottage” Lovely cottage with lots of charm Furnishing and equipment first class Very friendly owners Hot tub brilliant  …see more

from £300 / night

£1200 - £2600 / week

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from £300 / night

(16) 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  …see more

from £69 / night

£302 - £388 / week

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from £69 / night

(34) Very Good 

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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
“NYE” Lovely place, really nicely kept and great access for walks and a local pub. Lots of places in the local area to visit as well. Hot tub is great and warm. Thank you Sarah.  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Farmhouse letting in Vanxains with swimming pool

Dordogne / Vanxains

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Pliesovce holiday farmhouse rental

Banska Bystrica / Pliesovce

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £39 / night

£272 / week

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from £39 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Cortona

Province of Arezzo / Cortona

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning views, lovely house, helpful owner.” Cortona is a very picturesque medieval town and this villa is a longish walk from the town itself up a very windy road. The house is only a few years old but built in the style of the old houses. It has la  …see more

from £148 / night

£1035 - £1682 / week

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from £148 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Portrush

Portrush / Mathers Cross

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” What a fantastic holiday cottage. We arrived Thursday late afternoon and what a surprise. The cottage was lovely and warm and the owners had left a basket of essentials so it meant I could have a lovely cup of tea while unpacking. The cottag  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Very Good 

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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 £65 / night

£324 - £513 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) 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 - £1400 / week

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from £125 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Kilcrohane

County Cork / Kilcrohane

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing weekend in west cork” Myself and my 4 friends stayed in this lovely cottage for a weekend. The owner was really helpful in booking and got back to us really quickly and the directions were really easy to follow from Cork. We were all blown  …see more

from £9 / night

£345 - £647 / week

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from £9 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Bournel

Lot-et-Garonne / Bournel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £150 / night

£1000 - £2150 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Azeitao

Setubal District / Azeitao

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“They couldn't have made us more welcome.....” Christina and Roderick went out of their way to ensure we had a good stay. During exceptionally hot weather, they arranged for extra cooling devices to be brought in and when our hire car broke down, they  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £1530 / week

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from £143 / night

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Province of Trento / Ledro

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£363 - £423 / week

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from £52 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool

from £42 / night

£290 - £411 / week

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from £42 / night

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Saint-Gervais-d Auvergne holiday farmhouse rental

Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Gervais-d Auvergne

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(55) 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  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £518 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Province of Trapani / Castellammare del Golfo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Sainte Nathalene

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £173 / night

£1207 - £1552 / week

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from £173 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Angers holiday farmhouse rental

Maine et Loire / Angers

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“5 star” On holiday with daughter, son in law and 2 grandchildren. Everyone had a most enjoyable time. Accommodation was first class especially the studio which we had. Ann-Louise was an exceptionally nice person and was very helpful. We all loved the  …see more

from £68 / night

£414 - £749 / week

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from £68 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Llanerchymedd holiday farmhouse rental

Anglesey / Llanerchymedd

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“What a place!!” Myself and 13 friends stayed at mountain view for my 30th birthday and we didn't want to leave! The house is lovely and exactly as shown in the pictures provided! The views of surrounded area and mountains were awesome and we will be r  …see more

from £388 / night

£1314 - £3301 / week

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from £388 / night

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