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

UK October half term (1750)

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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(31) 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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from £250 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

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
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from £140 / night

£650 - £1390 / week

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from £140 / 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

from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

(7) Excellent 

30

Vosges / La Bresse

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £149 / night

£763 / week

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from £149 / night

(34) Very Good 

12

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.
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from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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avg. 3 hours 16 minutes

from £55 / 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
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from £215 / night

£1500 / week

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from £215 / night

(11) Excellent 

89

Farmhouse rental in Uzes

Gard / Uzes

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic villa, village, region!” What a wonderful villa, Mas Malou. Made us go 'wow' on arrival - absolutely everything you required and more. All rooms very spacious and tastefuly decorated. Loads to do for adults and children: table tennis room
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from £109 / night

£763 - £2246 / week

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from £109 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Augan

Morbihan / Augan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £150 / night

£475 - £675 / week

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avg. 2 hours 54 minutes

from £150 / night

14

Holiday farmhouse in Corryong

Victoria / Corryong

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £89 / night

£415 / week

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from £89 / 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

from £85 / night

£551 - £1145 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Excellent 

26

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

from £60 / night

£382 - £1420 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Holiday farmhouse in Montespertoli

Province of Florence / Montespertoli

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £138 / night

£798 - £1434 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £138 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Argentat

Argentat / Saulieres

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Characterful spacious house” A very spacious house with large bedrooms and living space and very well equipped to cater for a large family. Bedroom rather warm but fans provided.
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from £129 / night

£900 - £1550 / week

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avg. 1 hour 28 minutes

from £129 / night

(16) Excellent 

7

Holiday farmhouse in Susmiou

Bearn / Susmiou

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely area, very comfortable house and very helpful owners next door.” 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
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from £77 / night

£450 - £712 / week

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from £77 / 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
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from £315 / night

£2204 - £3899 / week

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from £315 / night

(33) Excellent 

55

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
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from £77 / night

£467 - £1526 / week

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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

from £77 / night

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Holiday farmhouse letting

Lastra a Signa / Ginestra Fiorentina

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £43 / night

£255 - £424 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £43 / night

(7) Very Good 

6

Holiday farmhouse in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

6 16 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £217 / night

£1519 / week

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avg. 3 hours 6 minutes

from £217 / night

(19) Excellent 

21

Darjeeling holiday farmhouse rental

West Bengal / Darjeeling

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Blissful” It's home away from home. Quite surroundings with peaceful walks around the village taking one to tiny monasteries not listed in any travel guide books, which you discover once you get to Auks Farm. The farm hosts are extremely warm & graci
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from £30 / night

£188 - £762 / week

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from £30 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Farmhouse rental in St Bonnet des Bruyers

Saone-et-Loire / St Bonnet des Bruyers

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A Rural Idyl” You couldn’t expect a warmer welcome! The house combines all the charm of an old French farm house with the luxury of modern appliances. The hostess is helpful but unobtrusive, providing maps, information, directions, advice, even food
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from £80 / night

£560 - £728 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Auch holiday farmhouse rental

Gers / Auch

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £109 / night

£757 - £1219 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

from £109 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Indre / Martizay le Blanc

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Peace and tranquility in lovely rural setting” We had a lovely stay at this very well equipped farmhouse with extensive grounds, swimming pool (very comfortable sun loungers) and lots of outdoor seating in various locations. Bikes, snooker, table ten
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from £68 / night

£450 - £1175 / week

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avg. 2 hours 28 minutes

from £68 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Pescara ski farmhouse to rent.

Province of Pescara / Pescara

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very out of the way, Fabulous pool, OK accomodation” The villa is down a quiet gravel track a good 10 minutes walk from a small village. It's approximately an hour's drive from Pescara (large-ish seaside town) and half an hour from other towns with lo
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from £61 / night

£424 - £1229 / week

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from £61 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday farmhouse in Todi

Province of Perugia / Todi

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous rural location that is accessible to the area's many hill towns.” We had a wonderful two weeks at Casale Le Ripe. The owners are friendly, informative and went above and beyond the usual to make us feel welcome. The house was better than exp
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from £146 / night

£1017 - £1102 / week

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from £146 / night

(4) Excellent 

19

Corryong holiday farmhouse rental

Victoria / Corryong

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £89 / night

£474 / week

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from £89 / night

16

Dordogne / Azerat

10 24 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £361 / night

£3306 / week

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from £361 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

Holiday farmhouse rental

Hautes-Alpes / Ribiers

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £218 / night

£1526 - £2543 / week

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avg. 3 hours 15 minutes

from £218 / night

(16) Excellent 

20

Holiday farmhouse rental

Weymouth / Wyke Regis

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Great for families comfortable” We loved Dorset and the house proved to be a useful base. It was attractive although there were a few signs of damp in one of the bedrooms. we were surprised that it was in the middle of housing development but that did
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from £185 / night

£1295 - £1775 / week

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from £185 / night

(3) Excellent 

14

Holiday farmhouse in Dunfermline

Fife / Dunfermline

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic Birthday Celebrations” The Farmhouse was way beyond what we expected. It was luxurious and very well equipped. Lovely location.
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from £180 / night

£750 - £1000 / week

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from £180 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

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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avg. 2 hours 34 minutes

from £50 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Farmhouse letting in Fossoway

Perth and Kinross / Fossoway

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxed, comfortable & homely” Excellent service, easy to book. Lovely, homely feel to the property. Loved the facilities in the kitchen. Downstairs shower-room plumbing was a bit 'musical' but otherwise no negatives at all. For us the location was pe
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from £75 / night

£500 - £780 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Campiglia Marittima

Province of Livorno / Campiglia Marittima

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £67 / night

£394 - £700 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £67 / 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
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from £60 / night

£450 - £801 / week

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avg. 2 hours 24 minutes

from £60 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

North Lanarkshire / Kilsyth

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Cosy with fantastic views” My boyfriend and I stayed here for the weekend in April and loved it. The owners, Heather and Dov Henderson, couldn't be more friendly or welcoming. The bothy itself is attached to the farmhouse but you hear little if any no
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from £100 / night

£500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 58 minutes

from £100 / 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

from £220 / night

£950 - £1550 / week

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from £220 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Manta Rota

Faro District / Manta Rota

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £43 / night

£297 - £623 / week

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from £43 / night

(20) Excellent 

23

Holiday farmhouse in South Tipperary

Carrick-on-Suir / Templemichael

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“Way more than we expected!” 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 sharing a bed. The boys didn
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from £85 / night

£636 - £1077 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Campiglia Marittima

Province of Livorno / Campiglia Marittima

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £200 / night

£1600 - £5120 / week

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from £200 / 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 £68 / night

£475 / week

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avg. 3 hours 53 minutes

from £68 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Bourganeuf

Bourganeuf / Montboucher

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Great location and easy to find. Owners communication was frequent and helpful. Millemilanges is a quiet peaceful accommodation with all mod cons. Swimming pool is excellent, deep enough to enjoy and safe enough rest easy with kids. Local
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from £55 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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