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.
-Mas Malou is located on the town square of a small authentic quiet southern French village and only 12 km from the beautiful historical City 'Duchy of Uzes'. Due to it's unique construction the house is not secluded tough offering all the privacy you wou …see more
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: t… More
“Beautiful old farmhouse in a peaceful village”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2012
Staying at Mas Malou was a real highlight of our Easter holiday, touring in France. It was everything an extended family might want - comfortable, spacious, laid out with two bedrooms up one staircase… More
Porthwen Farm is a charming 17th century stone built detached farmhouse, carefully renovated to offer a modern warm, comfortable, cosy but spacious retreat. Set in a quiet & peaceful location with views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Stunning views of the h …see more
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 h… More
“Perfect peacefull get away with stunning views.”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2012
Had a great time even when it rains. I am planning with family to go again sometime soon. Highly recommend to anybody! … More
“cosy & remote, fab views”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2014
We had a very enjoyable few days, lovely cottage, nice and quiet, fab walks from cottage and views. Plenty of space, had what we needed. Thank you.… More
The Acorns is situated within the statutory Forest of Dean in Joyford, set within its own grounds of 10 acres, surrounded by farmland and woodland with direct access to the Forest. It is a scenic, tranquil location accessed from a single track no through lane but surpr …see more
Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, … More
“The most relaxing weekend ever - thank you!”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but w… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all … More
Towalla Pocket is a self contained hideaway on a grazing farm surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Secluded, ideal for those who wish to immerse themselves in a quiet verdant environment. This is a high rainfall area and always green with abundant birds, the occasio …see more
Maison Bleue is a granite farmhouse situated in the pretty village of Melle, Brittany. Melle has a small shop and cafe where you can buy your daily baguette and croissants.It is suitable for large families or groups of friends and sleeps 9 comfortably with extra sofa b …see more
We had such a good stay here. The cottage is very well provided, with lots of kitchen equipment, books and lots of toys, and excellent directions to everything necessary - supermarket, doctor, place… More
“Peaceful fantastic place”
Reviewed 29 May 2014
We loved our stay at Maison Bleue and the pretty village of Melle. The house is very welcoming, spacious and comfortable with fantastic facilities and a large garden with views of the countryside. It … More
Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Maison Bleue and look forward to you returning again.
With kindest regards
A tranquil setting on a 4000ha Game Farm in the Waterberg district, with more than 23 species of game. Close to Nylsvley Conservation Area! Abundance of bird-life, that makes for great photographic opportunities. We offer horse riding! If you wish, Betsie can prepare …see more
Casa Melograno is a lovely hold house typical of the Selinunte's countryside. This large estate consists of two villas, the Casa Melograno and the owner's house, they are completely indipendent. The house has recently been renovated with good taste and great c …see more
We were taken to the Villa ( Casa Melograno) by the agent Aldo , he was very friendly and helpful . Unfortantely did not meet owners they were away. We were two couples staying at Villa Melograno and… More
“A beautiful secluded villa”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2014
We stayed in for 1 week as party of 5 (1 child), renting the whole villa.
We were guided into the villa with the obliging help of the agent we booked through, as it is tucked away in the hills abov… More
“Stunning villa, can't recommend enough.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
We hired Casa Melograno for a week in Aug 14 for my Dad's 60th and I can't recommend it enough. The location is stunning and the pool is luxury. The villa is very well equipped and the layout of the b… More
This authentic Perigordian farmhouse is set in a private forest surrounded by nature. In summer the fields are full of wild flowers and birds creating a peaceful setting in which to swim in your private large family pool. The house itself is decorated with a mix of loc …see more
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 tro… More
Hi Neil and all of you !
Thanks so much for your review.
It was a great emotion to read it.
We are simple and modest people and we never could think you appreciate that much....
the best to all af you and we cross fingers for Dave on 26th july...
Welcome to “The Old House”, Tipperary. It's been in the family for 500 years. It is located in South Tipperary, 10 minutes from Carrick on Suir and 20 minutes from Kilkenny City. If you like privacy, you will like this. Our detached sunny and spacious cottage …see more
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 shari… More
Reviewed 15 Jan 2014
The photos really don't do it justice. The house is perfect. We all felt at home as soon as we walked in and it had everything we needed. On top of that the surrounding area is very nice and well wort… More
“peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2013
We stayed at The Old House for 2 weeks in July 2013. We are a family of 4, 2 kids aged 13 and 10, not forgetting our dog Lucy. We knew we wanted to stay in The Old House as soon as we saw in online. W… More
"Les Trois Anes" is a beautifully restored 300 year old Bearnaise farmhouse, which has been recently renovated with exposed beams and stonework to keep its traditional character. It is situated in the quiet and relaxing village of Susmiou just outside the old Bastide t …see more
“Lovely area, very comfortable house and very helpful owners next door.”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
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 friendly. They gave u… More
“A lovely, well equipped house in a a beautiful part of France”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
We stayed at Les Trois Anes for 2 weeks in July and are a family with 2 teenagers. The house is in a very peaceful hamlet within walking distance of Navarrenx. It is very well equipped, with every h… More
“Quality accommodation in ideal location.”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2012
We stayed In February to ski and search for a longer-term rental. Shona and Ken are welcoming hosts and generous with useful information on walks, restaurants, bars etc. The gite is well-equipped with… More
Snowdon House is situated in the Llanberis Pass, the most spectacular area of the Snowdonia National Park. The house offers accommodation for 10+2 people with 5 doubles, and a twin with an additional sofa bed, all with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. It …see more
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
Little Cowarne Court is perfect for getting away from it all. This beautiful farm house set in rural countryside is fully modernised yet retains old features. It has a fully modernised kitchen with seating for 17, a large lounge and bathroom and cloakroom downstairs. A …see more
“Beautiful cottage with plenty of room for the whole family”
Reviewed 10 Apr 2013
Have just come back from a week at Little Cowarne Court with 11 adults, 4 kids and 5 dogs. The house was well equipped with everything we needed and comfortably accommodated all of us. The kitchen w… More
“Great location and house”
Reviewed 13 May 2012
This is a large house and well equipped. Plenty of room for 5 families. Good pub near by and within walking distance. Great landscape just shame it seems to rain when we go there as this is the second… More
“Perfect for a large group wanting to "Get Away from it All"”
Reviewed 12 May 2012
This is a perfect house for a large group of friends or family to get together and have a break in the quiet Herefordshire countryside, but within easy reach of Worcester, Hereford, Leominster and Led… More
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Detached Cotswold stone farmhouse situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated above Woodmancote near Bishops Cleeve, the farmhouse enjoys incredible panoramic views across Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and towards …see more
We stayed at Bushcombe House Farm for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. We were over from Perth Australia and met up with our three grown up children and extended family at the house. … More
We are delighted you had a good holiday , we hope to see you again
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2014
We had a cousins get together at this property and we loved it. Lots of space, very clean and the most amazing views. We were lucky enough to be there while the Cheltenham racecourse was having its fi… More
Thank you for the kind feedback
We hope to see you again
“Stunning views, immaculate house - highly recommend”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2014
The house is situated on a hill so the views are stunning. When we arrived there were flowers on the kitchen table and milk, wine and juice in the fridge - a welcome we weren't anticipating but very m… More
A stunning property in Andalucia, set on the edge of the natural park of the Almejera Mountains, only 15 minutes from the beach. 5 mins from historic, white washed mountain town of Competa.
Finca Los Pinos offers a large 3 bedroom Villa farmhouse, a separate 4 bedroom …see more
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 very special setting, wonderful hosts, beautiful views, exiting holiday”
Reviewed 23 May 2013
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 natural park right on o… More
Ta’ Nenu is without doubt a beautiful newly finished traditional Gozitan Farmhouse with a private swimming pool, air conditioning and just a short walk to the picturesque village square of Xaghra.The village centre is a 2 minute walk. It presents itself with an old fa …see more
“most welcoming friendly village where the villa is located”
Reviewed 14 Dec 2011
the villa was spotless the photo's do not do it justice everything is ether half an hour on a bus or five min was from the villa
the restaurants in the local village where excellent we did not have … More
Thank you for your great review, Bronwyn & I really appreciate it. Xaghra surely does have a beautiful village square with the best restaurants. We are pleased that your family enjoyed your holiday at "Ta Nenu" and hope to see you again in the future.
From booking to arrival our stay at Ta Nenu was amazing! The house was big enough for 6 adults to stay comfortably and enjoy what Gozo had to offer. The piazza in Xaghra was a 10min stroll (uphill) fr… More
“It was like going back in time!”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2011
Initially I must admit we were a little disappointed on arrival with the outside space as it was a bit overlooked (as it turned out there is nobody about to look!) The farmhouse itself was lovely and … More
Thank you very much for our first review! Bronwyn & I are really thrilled that you enjoyed the farmhouse and as you said, it is a perfect location in Xaghra within easy walking distance of the best square in Gozo with fantastic restaurants, bars & shops. The views of the island are great from the roof and we have already added a table and chairs due to your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!
It is also possible to rent the house for longer periods subject to availability.The property is a late Georgian farmhouse and has generous accommodation, arranged over three floors, which is is flexible. The 6 spacious bedrooms are either double or triple rooms. The ho …see more
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 / … More
A very popular and private 3 bedroom farmhouse with open plan kitchen, living and dining area with an easily accessible outside terrace and bar area perfect for nightly BBQ's and pleasurable outside summer evenings . Ideally situated for the extremely popular towns of C …see more
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 a… More
“Secluded with great facilities”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
Geraldine the owner was welcoming and left us a welcome basket of provisions which was a very nice touch.
The house has a large secluded garden with a good swimming pool about 5 feet deep over its … More
“The best gite rental we have ever had!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
This was a great experience in every respect.The sun shone every day, and the pool/garden areas, were so inviting, that we hardly wanted to go anywhere else. Very peaceful, and beautifully presented p… More
The complex is nestled in a lush garden of lemon trees in the natural reserve of Cava Grande del Cassibile. At the foot of the mountains Iblei and 3 km from the Ionian Sea. The area is very sought after primarily for its crystalline and pristine waters. The beach is kno …see more
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 m… More
sei stata molto gentile con la tua recensione.
Ancora grazie di cuore. Un bacio a te e a tutta la tua bella famiglia.
A presto, Corrado!
“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.
A beautiful stone built period property located just five miles from Kendal and the Lakes. This character property is situated in the stunning countryside surrounded by beautiful views of the hill tops. It is a perfect location for a relaxing break or to spend some qual …see more
New from 2016: all bedroom have air conditioning. The season 2017 is already open for early bookings.
Come and enjoy an authentic and restful vacation in a superb XVIII century renovated family farmhouse in the heart of Provence. Indeed, St Roch farmhouse (3500 sq.ft …see more
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 home… More
“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
Newly renovated self-catering villa surrounded by olive trees, set in the foothill of the Lapithas Mountains, overlooking the sea. This is a beautifully furnished traditional farmhouse, offering ideal rural holidays for families, romantic breaks or for nature lovers. Th …see more
We extend to everyone a really warm welcome, we offer you good Farmhouse Accommodation, with a family atmosphere.
Part of our Farmhouse dates back to the 16th century, with inglenook fireplaces, beams & flag stone floors, take the opportunity to relax unwind and enjoy …see more
After many years being out of the market place, we're back with many improvements as 'The Old Razzett.'
The Old Razzett is located in the peaceful village of Sannat next door to the beautiful Ta' Cenc plateau with its superb walks and spectacular cliff top views. This …see more
“Perfect hidden gem with a fantastic pool and entertainment area”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
I stayed here for 2 weeks in July with my parents, 2 sisters brother in law husband and 17 year old daughter. We found the house very spacious clean and comfortable. The lady who met us at the house w… More
We were delighted to welcome you to the Old Razzett. Thank you for this review. It is so good to hear you appreciated everything we are attempting to offer our guests to make their stay both special and memorable. Many thanks for staying at the Old Razzett.
Reviewed 27 Sep 2011
Chris could not have been a better or more thoughtful host. He let us know in advance that we would be arriving on the day of a Bank Holiday. He offered to shop for us, as the shops would be closed wh… More
Reviewed 18 Jul 2011
Lovely farmhouse with very helpful owner.
Website description doesn't do it justice. There are 4 different terraces/ gardens for sitting in so at any time of day you could be in the sun or shade. Poo… More
A beautiful and tranquil Basque farmhouse from where you can walk for miles, cycle into the local town, tour the fantastic midi-pyrenees area or just de-camp to the beach for the day. Perched on a hillside the house enjoys a secluded position with no immediate neighbour …see more
“Relaxing holiday house in really interesting region of France”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2012
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 local hospital… More
Barrusclet is set within its own 40 acres which is a mixture of garden, farmland (mostly hayfields) and oak woodland. The natural world is truly on the doorstep, and we regularly see deer, red squirrels, birds of prey, owls, bats, a huge variety of insect life, lizards …see more
Well-renovated house which retains its character, in peaceful rural location within cycling distance of small town. Very nice pool, quiet roads to explore by bike, and tennis courts nearby. Plenty of… More
“If this property was mine i'd never leave!”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2012
This property and its glorious location manage to offer everything a large family group could want . Those that want to explore the area on foot, bike or car have plenty to go at but equally if a tota… More
“Wonderful old farmhouse in tranquil location”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2012
We loved this place!
Masses of space, huge open plan kitchen/ lounge diner, large bedrooms all finished to a very high standard.
Lovely pool area and great games room especially for the kids.
All s… More
Grove Fort, which has just received it's Green Tourism Silver Award and World Host Training Certificate, is a self catering farm house in the heart of County Down, Northern Ireland. It is situated on a working cattle and sheep farm and while the setting is rural and pea …see more
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 … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. It is very much appreciated. Enjoyed having you as guests.
“Everything you'd want in a holiday home”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2015
Lovely house with all the mod cons. Very clean and tastefully presented. Friendly helpful couple run the property and were so pleasant to deal with.
Nice rural location. We had to use our GPS to fin… More
Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are sorry you had trouble finding us. We know we are off the beaten track but with GPS or Google directions, we hope it is not too difficult to locate us. We look forward to your return visit. Thank you!
Beautifully restored farmhouse and cottage on the border between Brittany and Normandy. This spacious property has all you need for a fantastic holiday, with it's outdoor pool, gardens and sports barn. Farmhouse with four bedrooms, sun lounge, sitting room, large …see more
Fabulous rural farmhouse near Mirepoix in the beautiful Ariege. Finished and furnished to a high standard, this 4 bedroomed property has a heated pool and large deck. The farmhouse, deck and pool have fantastic views over rolling countryside to the Pyrenees. There are …see more
macret is a spacious 3 bedroomed farmhouse , it is centrally heated and has a wood burner, it is set in the heart of the beautiful countryside of Brittany .The lovely beaches of Dinard, St.Malo and La Baule are within easy drive. mont st michel is about 1.5 hrsThe farm …see more
The special and beautiful village of Richis lays within a valley shadowed by the famous Carpathian mountains.
This village hosts two old Siebenburgen houses named Casa Noah.
It seems to be a fairytale land with very old roads and mysterious old saxon houses.
Newly refurbished farmhouse and annex.
We can sleep up to 10 in three bedrooms + 2 sofa beds.
There is the large two bedroomed farmhouse which can sleep 6 people. The sofa bed is the yellow sofa which can be viewed in the picture on the website. One of the bedrooms …see more
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Please do not book more than 2 months in advance.
We call us NoSmokeNearZurich because we really only want to host nonsmokers. Some guests went for a walk well away from the house whenever they had to sm …see more
It is located 75 km from Prague, 20km from Tabor and 15km from Votice. There is whole apartment (3 rooms plus kitchen, bathroom) available to rent for 5 people. Your home is centrally located, so you can access countries like Germany and Austria fast within two (2) hour …see more
Our home is an ideal base from which you can explore the Vendee region of France, from the beautiful villages of the countryside to the beach resorts of the Atlantic coast and where better to return to than a beautiful fully equipped home with a private heated pool. The …see 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
Escape to The Rock House for a romantic getaway for two, or gather with friends and family.
The house is lovingly crafted from local stone and recycled timber and features rendered whitewashed walls and wrought iron furniture made in our workshop on the property.
Sit …see more
Traditional Cornish Farmhouse with large, private garden in peaceful rural setting, just 10 minutes drive from Rock and Polzeath. The house can comfortably take up to 13 guests in 7 bedrooms. Completely private, but with easy access to all the attractions of the Camel …see more