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.
This 100 year old finca has been recently renovated and tastefully decorated, On the ground floor you all find an open plan fully fitted kitchen, diner, sitting room, a separate smaller lounge with open fireplace, large laundry and store room and toilet. Upstairs there …see more
A a beautiful spacious house, very clean and well equipped with idyllic views.It includes all the necessities required to have an enjoyable stay. There is a swimming pool and a lovely gardened outsid… More
“Gorgeous, secluded holiday home in the beautiful Andalucian hills”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
We spent a great week at this fabulous finca in the hills North of Malaga. The house is exactly as described on the website, which if anything doesn't do full justice to the beautiful views from every… More
“Magnificent Views and Superb House”
Reviewed 31 May 2014
Sometimes when you select a property the photos advertising it are better than the real thing and you end up a little disappointed...that is certainly not true with casa Jose Ramon. The house is wonde… 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
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
Holiday home for the family or a romantic getawaySecret Garden, in the heart of the Margaret River wine district, is a very special place and has given great pleasure to the friends and family of the owners. They have now decided to make Secret Garden available as a hol …see more
Me and my partner stayed here with another couple and 3 friends. It was an awesome time, lot's of space. The place is fully equipped with everything you need you just need to being your food. It's abo… More
“The perfect winter getaway”
Reviewed 7 Dec 2014
This place is pure magic in winter, when it's raining and the smell of the bush wafts in. The house itself it spacious and there was plenty of room for our girls weekend. We drank good, local wine whi… More
“Breathtaking scenery, but without reception”
Reviewed 27 Jul 2015
The amazing scenery coupled with the sounds of the great outdoors make for an exciting getaway. Accommodation is luxurious without being too over the top, and creates a friendly and cozy environment f… 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
The choice is all yours, from houses of character built in old country style to the authentic converted farmhouses, the latter being all unique in size, shape and character. Our farmhouses are situated in different locations, all with stunning countryside views and othe …see more
This is a 350 year old converted Millhouse located in the small and quiet village of Kercem, Gozo. Due to its unique cliff edge position, guests can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Lunzjata Valley, a favourite spot for both local and foreign painters.
Layout on l …see more
Beautiful luxury villa with private swimming pool, large garden (1000 sqm) studied in detail with ornamental plants, covered car parking with solid wooden roof, 3 comfortable and elegant bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a spacious and bright 50sqm living room.. DESCRIPTION:Cha …see more
This fabulous 12th century Swedish designed farm house and fomer hunting lodge is set deep in the heart of the Avon valley and is surrounded by wooded valleys and flowing waters, it is a nature lovers paradise. The property interiors have been designed to offer you and …see more
Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2012
We were able to have our whole family together, ranging in ages from 3 months to 78 years old, plus 1 dog & there was something for all of us. Amazingly comfortable accomodation, glorious scenery & lo… More
“Wonderful base to enjoy South Devon”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2012
We had a great time and were happy to let the kids go off by themselves to explore and cycle in safe, interesting surroundings. I even managed to catch a small Salmon (which I returned) and a Sea Trou… More
This typical old Sicilian farmhouse has recently been tastefully restored to meet all your modern day needs but at the same time keeping a little of yesteryear in mind. The L shaped building faces out onto the original cobbled pavement that is shaded by the fig tree in …see more
Villa il Cavato is one of the most ancient building in the area.The property has been fully restored to ensure confort and privacy to ower guests.The distance to Florence , the well know Art City in Italy, is only 18 km.The location is very convenient been, Villa il C …see more
The lodge Main House was built by belgium baroness in 1900 at that time the ranch was sold , and then divided into smaller ranches. In 2005 a new owner, who use to go fishing with his father to the lagoon of Capelen when he was very young. bouth the property and restor …see more
Country house, 4 bedrooms en suite upstairs ( 1 extra bedroom just aut the corner is available on demand with no air condition price not included ), hall with fireplace, dining room and spacious kitchen downstairs.The house is surrounded by a paved floor with on …see more
We had the perfect stay at this house. We were 9 friends from sweden and one infant. The pool area was perfect, the house was fantastic and the views were stunning!
The hosts also gave us an exper… More
“A wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2016
If you want a piece of authentic Tuscany with beautiful surroundings, an old traditional Tuscan house with everything you need and caring, attentative hosts then look no further. I have just returned… More
“Fantastic villa in the heart of the Tuscan countryside”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
We had a glorious week with friends at this villa. The bedrooms are large, bright and airy. The views across the countryside are superb. There is a lovely swimming pool and a barbecue too. There i… More
This is a traditional Tuscany country house located on top of a sunny and very panoramic hill near the medieval borough of Sillico.
It rises on a terraced area surronded by grazing sheep and very ancient chestnust forests. The wonderful panorama, look the Garfagnana V …see more
Holiday house Swallow is the living area of an old farm on the Slovak countryside in a small village with a large surface area and few houses. The house offers a comfortable accomodation to couples and small families who want to try something else. Here you can enjoy th …see more
Cortijo Romero is a lovingly restored, fully furnished, self catering farmhouse, with exclusive use of a small private pool, in the heart of the stunning unspoilt countryside of rural inland Andalucia in Southern Spain. Set on the very edge of the small village of Venta …see more
Take the local bus from Orca to Granada,takes around two hours but well worth the trip,cheap bus fare.
Local bar very friendly and cheap.
Walks are amazing, stunning scenery and so peaceful.
“cortijo romero relaxation par exellence”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2014
our stay at cortijo romero was one of the best holidays we have taken. the standard of the accomodation was superb, don,t worry about the lack of air conditioning you won,t need it.
all the rooms ar… More
“A warm welcome in authentic Spain.”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2014
After a long drive through spectacular scenery, the welcome we received from Simon and David, including freshly baked bread and various jams & local wine was much appreciated. The recently renovated t… More
Beautiful renovated16th century farmhouse in a rural setting on the edge of the forest of Mayenne.Many original features,in a lovely rural setting on the edge of the forest of Mayenne, close to many attractions with golf course and water park nearby. Large accommodation …see more
This 18th century farmhouse has been lovingly restored, keeping all the original features such as antique fireplaces and stairs. The small sitting room downstairs opens onto a wisteria covered terrace for dining al fresco. This leads to the very private garden and swimm …see more
Carrouze is the perfect place for large groups of friends or family to relax & enjoy the extensive facilities we offer for all ages. The Detached Farmhouse with its covered Terrace, Summer Kitchen & Barbecue is large enough to cater for everyone.There are actual beds (n …see more
Villa Braos is located in the picturesque village of Rodakino -South Crete with view along the valley to the sea. It is an ideal choice for relaxing and pleasant holidays away from the noisy resorts, combining view to the sea and the mountains.The House,is located at …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
"Le Mas des Grands Chênes" is situated in the peace and tranquility of the stunning open countryside of the Languedoc area. Quiet and peaceful, yet just 7km from the beautiful village of Uzès, in the Pont du Gard region all amenties are a stone's throw …see more
A beautiful house in a quiet, tranquil setting in a small village. The house was extremely pretty and well kitted out. Fantiasic pool area (good size pool, enough shade from surrounding trees to be … More
This well equipped, large detached property is perfectly situated, surrounded by acres of farmland and overlooking the green Garfagnana valley. The house is perched on the hillside just 2.5km from the market town of Castelnuovo with its various shops, bars, restaurants, …see more
THE NEST' 5 bedroom Villa with Pool
In the quaint and picturesque village of Agia Anna lies a 150 year old
5 bedroom stone built house, which has been lovingly restored according local traditional style. The house , Pool , Firepit Area and B.Q Area mare protected by …see more
“Absolutely perfect villa, amazing views - you will not be disappointed!”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2014
From the first moment we arrived at this villa we were all blown away! Lovely welcome from Tom with wine on the terrace and a tour of the house. All the villas amenities were explained clearly, it rea… More
“Beautifully presented villa with pool and marvellous views of Umbrian hills”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2015
Setting high up on a hillside above the upper Tiber valley was ideal, with marvellous views all round. The house is beautifully maintained and well-appointed, as is the generously-sized swimming pool.… More
Set on a Farm with horses, dogs, cats, ducks, chickens, birds and fish. Perfect for country/animal lovers and those seeking peace and relaxation. Great for children and adults alike. Well behaved pets welcome too, even your horse can come.Welcome use of 4ha of land and …see more
Fantastic place to stay if you want peace and quiet away from city life. Owners Christine and Phil are a delight, helpful and very welcoming into their home. Son loved the animals and enjoyed helpin… More
“So relaxing and just the place to unwind.”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2013
we stayed here as 2 families, 4 adults and 4 children aged 11 to 15. The bedrooms were lovely and large with really comfortable beds and nice clean sheets and towels. The 15 year old slept in the 2nd … More
A dream location for holidays in the countryside, La Cascina Langa is a large beautiful farmhouse surrounded by the green Piedmontese hills, with 5 hectares of woods and fields. Amazing views on the green, peace and silence all around: La Cascina - only few km away fr …see more
A sunny courtyard welcomes you on entering, with hallways leading either to a stone arched dining room, to a modern equipped kitchen with sunny herb yard, or to the lounge area with patio doors on to a spacious, sunny pool deck with large pool and bar-be-que area. Also …see more
“Perfect place for a nice and quiet stay in the spring”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
From the start there was quick and kindly repsonse to our request an all our questions and the touristguidening var fine.
From the arrival we find all things prepare and in order.
So there is just t… More
“Gozo is a wonderfully relaxing getaway”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2013
Ta Giannmarie was the perfect size for us. We were family of 4 (son 9 and daughter 16) with my sister and her husband and my Mum. The property meant that we could still have our own space as there are… More
“Lovely private honeymoon rental”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
We had a lovely time at Ta' Giannmarie on our honeymoon - we needed somewhere we could properly relax and this was the perfect place. It's very easy to get around and Jeff and Mariela were very helpfu… More
Stone farmhouse in rustic style, with beautiful old details and 21st century comfort, a splendid view and luxury and large swimming pool with roman stairs.
Situated on the outskirts of the incredibly peaceful hamlet Saint André de Najac, built of granite …see more
This was a return trip for us and we will definitely be back again. The house is very comfortable and the garden and pool are stunning. Ronald and Marjolein are great hosts offering help and advice … More
“Another perfect week at La Pendarie....!”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2014
This was our second stay at La Pendarie and although it can be unlikely to get the same feeling as your first visit, that certainly was not the case. It really is the perfect spot for a quiet relaxing… More
“The perfect place to relax !”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2013
La Panderie was the perfect place for us to relax. We only stayed for one week but the magic of the place hit us from the first moment we arrived. The Gite is situated in a perfect location nestled on… More
A cosy farmhouse, located in a farm which expands in 20.000 square meters at Lefkogeia village, south Crete! A small picturesque village set amid a spectacular mountain scenery and amazing beaches. Enjoy nature at its best, let your children play in the field, climb on …see more
We confirm everything written in the first review. The Farm was outstanding to stay at and our granddaughter loved every single animal. In the mornings we had a wonderful breakfast on the porch overlo… More
My dear friends, Sigrid and Wolfgang, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! I also want to thank you for being so kind, and supportive, and for taking such a good care of the property! You ve got a lovely family. It was a pleasure having you staying at the farm. You are always welcome.