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.
“Fantastic Getaway” I planned a surprise birthday getaway for my girlfriend with her friends. The place was everything we could have hoped it to be. It was a perfect escape from our regular surroundings. The owners are friendly and very helpful.
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2015
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 hotel… More
Many thanks! It was a pleasure having you to stay, we're glad you enjoyed your stay in Norfolk.
“Anna and Matt's hospitality, kindness, thought for detail and beautiful Coach House exceeded all our expections”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
Going away for Christmas was new for us; with an age range of one to 70, we weren't sure what might be included……there was nothing we could have thought of, that wasn't wonderfully and generously … More
Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Christmas at The Coach House and that you also enjoyed seeing some of what this beautiful region has to offer. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon! Many thanks again.
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Our family of 10 had a weekend break at The Coach House last weekend and we were very impressed with the standard of the accommodation.
On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by Anna (the owner… More
Thank you for your kind words,The courtyard is indeed a wonderful place to eat and relax, being south-facing and sheltered it is lovely all year round. The large gardens at the front of the property and the play paddock are favourites with our younger guests! We are glad you found the property to be spotless, we are very thorough! This is reflected in the 100% score for Cleanliness we receive each year in our Quality in Tourism assessment. It was a pleasure welcoming you to Lodge Farm and we look forward to seeing you again!
“Modern, Tranquil and a delight to stay here.” We booked to stay at The Loft for our honeymoon in Malta as we had never been to Malta and were looking for an apartment that was for two people. The Loft is a greats size. The entrance to the apartment wa
The Loft was a lovely place to spend a week relaxing.
Jesabel was very helpful with all our questions before our stay and we booked the in house pick up from the airport as well which all went real… More
“The perfect getaway and most authentic area of Malta”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2014
We stayed for 9 days in Malta and spent a dream holiday in the loft. The interior design was exquisite as the owners are architects and designed everything themselves. The outer areas (sun deck, patio… More
“Beautiful accommodation and location”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2014
The Loft is absolutely wonderful! The house is very well equipped and and has been renovated beautifully. It has a fantastic roof terrace which provides great views and the courtyard was perfect for e… More
It was a pleasure having you as our guests, when designing the Loft we always kept in mind that we wanted to offer a relaxing and comfortable stay to our guests.
WELCOME TO STAY ON THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND GJERDINGA IN A BIG OR A SMALLER HOUSE- AND FIND YOURSELF COMFORTABLE IN PURE NATURE, SILENCE AND CLEAN AIR- ALWAYS CLOSE TO THE SEA WHERE YOU CAN GO HIKING, ROWING, FISHING, DIVING AND SWIMMING IN THE PUREST WATERS OF NORWAY.& …see more
It has been our family holiday home for 30 years now and it is very dear to us. Equipped as a 'normal' house, not furnished with 'left-overs'. It is situates in a very calm country side with just a few houses around you not to feel isolated.
The gard …see more
“Utterly charming and superbly located” This beautifully converted house of character offers all the comfort and amenities one could want. For the price of a B&B you get your own kitchen, two bedrooms, a lovely sitting room and charming courtyard. Tu
“Fantastic, comfortable house in the heart of Gozo”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2016
The house is very well equipped and comfortable, and very characterful. It is situated in the center of medieval Victoria and close to shops and the bus station - you don't need a car. The hosts are v… More
“Perfectly situated home from home”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2016
My husband and I stayed at this beautifully refurbished townhouse situated in the quiet streets of the old town of Rabat (Victoria). The property has wonderful views from it's roof top terrace across … More
“Relaxing rural / city break” Very pleasant accommodation, clean tidy, good facilities. Incredibly comfortable beds. Friendly and very helpful owners. Plenty of local walking and close to the Peaks, and yet 15 minutes from Sheffield city centre.
“What a beautiful farmhouse. Perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday” I have organised many holidays for a family group of 10 people over the last 12 years or so. I can honestly say this was one of the best Villas/ Farmhouses we have rented. The photos do
“Superb holiday location for a relaxing break in the sun.”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
Just a quick mail to say how much we enjoyed staying at Ta'Vitor on Gozo. The house was one of the best that we have ever rented abroad, that nice mix of a traditional Maltese Farmhouse building with … More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
When I booked "Ta' Vitor", i hope that it would be as good as the description and photos appeared - I was delighted that it was even better that I hoped for when we got there. Teh farmhouse is well ap… More
Reviewed 5 Sep 2011
I stayed at Ta Vitor with my elderly father, he had his 86 birthday whilst we were there, my brother and his family were with us. I loved the house and the setting...it is in a street with very friend… More
“Beautiful location, beautiful house, amazing stay!” 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) f
“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.
“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!
“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
Just 6 miles north of the beautiful Georgian town of STAMFORD and overlooking RUTLAND countryside with over 3,000 sq ft of accommodation and huge HOT TUB , this fabulous farmhouse has both great outdoor space including gardens and high quality furnished indoor sp …see more
Serenity is a recently - restored farm cottage incorporating many traditional features. A 3 bedroom farmhouse with well equipped kitchen and secluded private pool. BBQ and alfresco dining for a complete relaxing holiday. 3 min by car from the world famous Dwejra Bay.& …see more
“WOW” we arrived early and a quick phone call to the owner gave us an in time so a day out driving around sight seeing , at 4 we arrived at the house and were greeted by the owners, a quick tour and phone numbers exchanged if we needed anything, i foun
We stayed here as a group of 7 adults all family members and were looking for a break away and time to catch up as a family in beautiful surroundings - Lesquite did not disappoint at all!
The host… More
The Agriturismo Gli Ulivi (the Olive Trees) is a farm holiday property located 7 km from Sorrento and 9 km from Positano (Amalfi Coast). Perched at 320 meters altitude in the pristine hills above Sorrento, it affords breathtaking views of the Sorrentine plains and the G …see more
This spacious converted farmhouse is located in the quiet and peaceful village of Gharb. Access is through a private alley. The property has 3 bedrooms (all having A/C), a private pool and sleeps up to 7 persons.Layout comprises a reception room on entrance, twin bedroo …see more
Newly renovated old French farmhouse in beautiful rural setting. Completely renovated to high standard and tastefully funished.Brand new kitchen appliances. Lounge area contains TV (English programs) DVD and stereo. Wifi on site and good reception for mobile phones.< …see more
Situated at the Danube Bike Trail / EuroVelo 6 and 10 km away from the city of Tata, the Bike Stop Dunaszentmiklós is next to a forest. It has a 600 m² big private garden with barbecue facilities, a closed bicycle storage and car parking. There is a rustic d …see more
“Lovely spacious property full of character” We thoroughly enjoyed our two week holiday at Il Hoxna. The house is charming with lots of quiet corners to sit and relax. We particularly appreciated the shade of the inner courtyard when needing to cool
stayed at farmhouse in gharb,very peaceful .beautiful rustic building 4 lovely bedrooms ,cool courtyard to cool down from the hot sun. stunning pool and baby pool. plenty sun loungers .wi-fi in the li… More
Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you had a great time at il-hoxna and in gozo in general.
“Beautiful property in beautiful location.” We stayed at Lower Hedge Farm for Christmas week. It was the perfect venue for extended family to get together with lots of space for the kids to run round. Kids & adults all enjoyed the hot tub and the spa,
“What a wonderful 6 days,exceptional place, exceeded all our expectations”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2016
Stayed at Lower Hedge Farm 2nd April to 8th April, we were a large group of 12, 5 adults, 2 17 year olds, 5 kids aged 10 - 15 years old & 3 small dogs !! The house was wonderful, huge kitchen (with Ag… More
Thank you for such a fabulous review of Lower Hedge Farm and The Sedum Spa. We are so glad to hear you all had such a great stay. We're also happy to hear you had good weather to get outside and use the BBQ.
It would be a pleasure to have you stay again and look forward to seeing you in the future.
Kerry & The Woodlands Retreats Team
“Home from home”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2015
Stayed at Lower Hedge Farm for the weekend. Fabulous place to stay. Plenty of room for all ages and the dogs, we had 3 with us. My grandchildren had the games room to play music as loud as they wanted… More
Thank you for your glowing review of Lower Hedge Farm, It is a great space for a family get together, special birthday weekend, hen party, or just a good catch up. We hope to see you back again in the future for more special birthdays.
Many thanks Ed and The Woodlands Retreats Team
“Great way to celebrate my mums 60th”
Reviewed 8 Dec 2014
We stayed here as a family group of 12 to celebrate my mums 60th Birthday. It was a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful weekend and something my mum will hopefully treasure forever.
The logistics of… More
Thank you for your in depth review, we're really pleased you had a good weekend for such a special occasion. Paul & the team.
Charming fully furnished rustic house with a terrace, functional kitchen, large living room, three bedrooms and an internal open to sky courtyard
A property is a 3 bed Estate spread over a 2 acre having splendid views of the hills
The Villa is fully furnished residen …see more
A beautifully renovated farmhouse set in five acres of grounds, with superb views. Aranton Farmhouse is an ideal holiday home for large groups and an idyllic venue for weddings and special celebrations. …see more
Set in a picturesque valley in mid Cornwall, Tregolls is a family run farm of 107 acres. The well-equipped holiday cottages have been tastefully converted from redundant farm buildings, with the charm of mellow oak beams, log burners, slate window sills and fire hearths …see more
“Great House, Great Golf” 4 friends stayed here for a weekend to play a few games of golf at the local courses. The house was perfect and exactly what we needed, plenty of space (both inside and outside), comfortable rooms and beds, games to keep you
“Great location, super for all ages, lots of space”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2015
This was our first venture into an all age group family holiday (with our grown-up children, their spouses, and our grandchildren - one toddler under 2, the second under 3 and an 8 week old baby). If… More
“Spacious, warm, secure and fun for all ages.”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
Having failed to find accommodation for 11 in South East England at Easter we checked the ferry prices and found that a car and 5 passengers could visit France for £58 return. We then quickly found … More
“Everything, and I really mean everything, to the last detail provided to ensure a perfectly memorable stay”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2014
We were a party of six family members all male, five" fortyish" and one senior who stayed at this vacation rental for four days . Our main purpose was to visit various sites connected with World War 1… More
This charming wooden house from the 18th century in a hunting lodge style is located on the sunny side of Kitzbühel Alps directly under the Horn. The panoramic views of the Hahnenkamm and the Wilder Kaiser is impressive. The property has a large sunny garden with a …see more
A charming traditional stone house with a private swimming-pool located on the outskirts of the village of Kritou Terra, near the holiday beach resort of Polis. The restored farmhouse enjoys complete quietness and privacy, with the nearest house over 250m away.<br /& …see more
Margerita Farmhouse is a 600year old newly converted farmhouse situated in the quiet outskirts of Qrendi, 5minutes away from the historical temples of Hagar Qim, The Blue Grotto and Wied iz-Zurrieq beach. The farmhouse has a fully equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroo …see more
“A fantastic experience in a wonderful setting!” From the exceptional communication prior to the holiday; to the wonderfully warm welcome in beautiful Puglia, the Arseni family could not have done more for us. The property was truly amazing; the build
This is our Fifth year staying in this delightful Pajara.....and we wouldn't think of going anywhere else!
The accommodation is charming and comfortable, with many rustic features.....like the outdoo… More
“Beautiful and well kept home” Our family of seven had an exceptional vacation at Walnt Tree House. We enjoyed enough space and comfortable accommodations to enjoy our time in Sussex. I would happily rent this home again.
Village House with Orchard Stara Moravica, Vojvodina, SerbiaThis lovely house in a fascinating location is available for rent. A fully renovated traditional village house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/dining room, comfortable reception, spacious hallway and cell …see more