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

UK October half term (1823)

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 South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
This barn conversion consists of 6 bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms and a large living area with kitchen diner for 12. As the lounge, kitchen and dining area on the upper level guests are able to enjoy beautiful views of the grassed areas. The Oak  …see more

from £217 / night

£1519 / week

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from £217 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Alt Jargenow

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £43 / night

£297 - £678 / week

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from £43 / 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
This lovely rural stone farm house has all the rustic charm of French country living with plenty of space, tranquility and full of character. All your troubles will be easily left behind once you arrive, as the setting is on a quiet lane with plenty of surrounding farml  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Greve in Chianti

Province of Florence / Greve in Chianti

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“wonderful stay, perfect host” We had a wonderful week at Casalone during Aug2016. The house is absolutely charming, renovated with perfect taste, at the end of private road which preserves you from any noisy road or neighbours. Just note that there's  …see more

from £339 / night

£2119 / week

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from £339 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Penne

Province of Pescara / Penne

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Stunning setting, mountain views, private pool, secluded and peaceful, well-appointed, near to shops and restaurants, local bakery and bar, friendly locals, authentic Italian stone property, sandy beaches nearby, on the border of a National Park, free wi-fi and DVD.<  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1375 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Amlwch

Amlwch / Bull Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great holiday home” Great house with good amenities. Very peaceful location, the walk along the coastal path was beautiful. All of Anglesey was easy to access from here. We had a lovely holiday and would return without hesitation.  …see more

from £94 / night

£579 - £750 / week

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from £94 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Market Harborough / South Kilworth

6 17 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Family party” We had a lovely weekend at The Hollies. It was a great size, the garden was lovely and it was well equipped. Our party were from age 2 to age 80 - and we all enjoyed it. Spacious and well decorates / maintained. The owners were helpful w  …see more

from £350 / night

£2000 / week

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from £350 / night

(31) Excellent 

40

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  …see more

from £250 / night

£1199 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / 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
We speak French and English (Dutch upon request).  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

21

Province of Bergamo / Bracca

3 10 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £85 / night

£467 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Much Dewchurch with golf nearby

Hereford / Much Dewchurch

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Stunning refurbished farmhouse in the heart of the wye valley<br />Great location for big parties up to 32 guests  …see more

from £350 / night

£1200 - £1940 / week

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from £350 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint-Andre-d'Allas

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Saint-Andre-d'Allas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great stay and owner is incredible” Went to this site with 4 other friends, we had a fantastic time there very authentic place to stay. Danielle and son djongo were amazing. There hospitality was second to none, nothing was too much trouble. They cook  …see more

from £109 / night

£763 - £1356 / week

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from £109 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Kendal

Lake District / Kendal

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful Cottage with stunning views” 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 as we got lo  …see more

from £189 / night

£1323 / week

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from £189 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Quistinic holiday farmhouse rental

Morbihan / Quistinic

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family holiday” We were a four generation holiday party 6 in total. The eldest 88 the youngest, 2 years. The accommodation is very good. Very comfortable beds. Good showers and plenty of hot water. My grandson was well catered for eg playho  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1650 / week

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from £150 / 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

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Exideuil

Charente / Exideuil

2 6 1 night min

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

from £73 / night

£505 - £534 / week

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from £73 / 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
A two bedroomed house recently renovated to provide upmarket accommodation. Horse Stables available on request  …see more

from £70 / night

£320 - £440 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint Colomb de Lauzun

Lot-et-Garonne / Saint Colomb de Lauzun

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect place for a quiet getaway” We arrived after a 6 hour drive to a very warm welcome from Geraldine. She quickly showed us around and left us to unpack enough to enjoy the fabulous pool! There was a very welcome baguette, cheese and wine put out  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1350 / week

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from £125 / night

(44) Excellent 

24

Farmhouse rental in Robion

Luberon / Robion

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £315 / night

£2204 - £3899 / week

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from £315 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

Clonakilty holiday farmhouse rental

County Cork / Clonakilty

5 8 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautifully decorated and maintained house in great location” We stayed here for one week with our 3 teenage children and our small dog. Paul the owner could not have been more helpful and accommodating with any enquiries we had.  …see more

from £119 / night

£509 - £721 / week

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from £119 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Gieville holiday farmhouse rental

Manche / Gieville

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £64 / night

£335 - £505 / week

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from £64 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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
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

from £220 / night

£950 - £1550 / week

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from £220 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Shirwell with shared pool

Barnstaple / Shirwell

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” A fantastic property in a wonderful quiet location. Welcoming owners and a delicious lemon drizzle cake adding that personal touch. Hope to return soon.  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £695 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Province of Asti / Moasca

6 16 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in St Pierre de Frugie with swimming pool

Dordogne / St Pierre de Frugie

4 11 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Farmhouse is set in 7 acres of meadows and woodland and is the perfect choice for those seeking peace and tranquility. The 10m by 5m swimming pool is for the exclusive use of guests and is completely private. It is situated in the south facing back garden, well plac  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £2263 / week

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from £108 / night

(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  …see more

from £60 / night

£450 - £801 / week

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from £60 / 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

(7) Excellent 

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Farmhouse letting in Dromara

County Down / Dromara

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Great accommodation in a tranquil rural setting” Grove Fort was a great base for us. We stayed a week, and enjoyed great weather throughout. The farmhouse was a lovely place to return to each evening - homely, lots of room and beautifully decorated wi  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £375 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Very Good 

18

Holiday farmhouse in Ginals

Tarn-et-Garonne / Ginals

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Fully modernised 18th century stone-built Quercy farmhouse in sunny position with balcony for al fresco meals. Large secluded garden bordering the River Seye  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £495 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Aude / Conques-sur-Orbiel

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Two Rural farm cottages set in 100 acre estate of Domaine de la Matte. A Relaxing peaceful location with breath taking views over surrounding countryside and vine yards. A perfect retreat for families and couples, to enjoy walking and touring the picturesque villages&l  …see more

from £60 / night

£297 - £695 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Qala holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Qala

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Key Info Beach / lakeside relaxation Nearest beach 2 km Swimming pool Great for children of all ages Air conditioning Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 - £920 / week

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from £64 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ergny holiday farmhouse rental

Pas-de-Calais / Ergny

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“C'est magnifique!” We had a wonderful stay at this beautifully presented and spacious house in Ergny. This is a real home away from home rather than simply a holiday cottage or gite - from the many personal touches throughout the house, to the extrem  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 / week

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from £64 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Saint-Ciers-De-Canesse with swimming pool

Gironde / Saint-Ciers-De-Canesse

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 57 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Nearest :- Airport = Merignac (Bordeaux), Ferry Port = Blaye, Railway = St Andre de Cubzac Motorway = A10  …see more

from £180 / night

£1000 - £1450 / week

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from £180 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in Montgenevre

Hautes-Alpes / Montgenevre

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
La Maison Clarée is a gorgeous old French farmhouse in the tiny village of Les Alberts at the foot of the Vallée de la Clarée. It's just a few kilometres from the ski areas of Serre Chevalier and Montgenèvre, as well as the fascinating f  …see more

from £230 / night

£1000 - £2800 / week

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from £230 / night

24

Holiday farmhouse in Gortnaboul

Kenmare / Gortnaboul

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Detached farmhouse, quiet and secluded, on the slopes of Peakeen Mountain facing south with far reaching views to the Caha Mountains. About 4 miles from the attractive town of Kenmare with excellent shops and restaurants and many amenities.  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £576 / week

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from £38 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of Rome / Nemi

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £60 / night

£382 - £1420 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool, golf nearby in San Giovanni del Pantano

Perugia / San Giovanni del Pantano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Ranca is located on the Antognolla estate, where the Robert Trent Jones Championship golf course is located. The farmhouse has its own private garden and stunning views over the Antognolla Castle and golf course.Wonderful location to visit the attractions of Umbria.<  …see more

from £85 / night

£551 - £1145 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

County Kerry / Portmagee

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Traditional farmhouse in secluded, peaceful surroundings with distant views towards Macgillycuddy's Reeks. It is situated close to the Portmagee Channel and Valentia Island and about 2 miles from Portmagee for nearest shops and restaurant and boat trips to Skellig  …see more

from £34 / night

£236 - £514 / week

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from £34 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Gharb holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Gharb

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
Sardinell is a lovely farmhouse over 250 year old, recently-refurbished. It is high standard and beautifully finished and pride itself with its unique features. Ideally for those who love county views, walks, reading and wonderful beaches.  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £594 / week

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(8) Very Good 

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Kerrykeel holiday farmhouse rental

County Donegal / Kerrykeel

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Peaceful” Stayed with 6 others, 3 adults and 3 Children, loads of room and loads of ground around the cottage, No TV, no Internet, it was great, just went for walks or swimming, nearest beach is approx 5 min drive away. Also had 2 small dogs and th  …see more

from £111 / night

£772 / week

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from £111 / night