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.
Masserie di Marsilio is a secluded, private borgo (historical village) tucked away in the foothills of the Majella mountains in the little known region of Abruzzo
After a five year restoration, we opened in 2015 with a range of accommodation in traditional stone buil …see more
“The perfect family holiday” The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in the wonderful 'farmhouse
It's not easy to find some place that will keep three generations happy, but the Gite at Rigal has everything my children, my wife and I and my mother-in-law could ask for. The gite itself is lovely … More
“Everything you could ask for”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
A lovely gite in beautiful surroundings - even with 3 small children everything was catered for - toys, books, DVDs
Really relaxing, we hope to come back next year!… More
“Wonderful relaxing Gite with everything you need for kids...!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This was our second stay in the Gite and again we had a truly wonderful time. Chris and Jackie have thought of everything that their guests might need and especially for those with children (cot, trav… More
“Great villa for the whole family” We visited Casa Boccina for the second time in June. It is such a great villa to take all the family on holiday. There are plenty of recreational facilities provided to keep eveyone occupied. Our Grandchildren enjoyed
The description of this villa was absolutely spot-on and lived up to our expectations entirely. The property is magnificent and there is everything you need for a fabulous holiday in a beautiful part … More
Imagine waking up in your very own 16th century French Farmhouse, full of character and charm yet with a contemporary & luxurious twist. You lay under the soft sheets listening to the sound of birds singing and owls toowwoing. Enjoy a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee a …see more
“Look no further you have found the perfect gite in the perfect location” Well what can I say, this gite exceeded all my expectations and I can honestly tell you that I will be back next year. The owners will give you the warmest welcome and not only
What a fantastic time we have just had in La Fermette. There is loads of living space both inside and out. Our children all loved spending hours in the swimming pool. La Fermette is in a rural positio… More
“A little piece of French heaven!”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2016
The most charming and rustic shabby chic gate, even better than the photos portray! Fabulous pool, wonderful terrace, little nuggets of history and the bonus of a spacious private garden for games and… More
Charming 18th century hilltop farmhouse, rural Dordogne, set in rollings hills. Four beautiful double bedrooms plus kids dormitory upstairs (sleeps 6). Large living room with open fire and grand piano and massive kitchen. Stunning 10m swimming pool set in 11 acres of …see more
“Beautiful restoration in a beautiful country setting -a true taste of French country life.” We spent a fabulous week here in April 2013 - so relaxing in the quiet and peaceful country setting, surrounded by beautiful flowers, bushes and trees, and ser
“The house made us cry when we got there” 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 experience of
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
Reviewed 2 Aug 2012
Great stay at Nibbio Reale made the vacation best ever. The property was easy to find. Warm welcome, careing regard and well equiped villa exceede all our expectations. Would recommend to families wit… More
Estuvimos semana y media alojados en la casa 2 familias con 2 niñas pequeños cada una de ellas (8 personas en total). La casa es fantástica. Es mejor de lo que aparece en las fotos. Está muy limpi… More
Beautiful 200 year old stone farmhouse, carefully renovated retaining the all the charm and character of yesteryear, whilst adding the luxuries required for a comfortable relaxing holiday. Situated in the beautiful village of Eus reputedly "the sunniest village in …see more
Roca is a beautiful, airy country house full of natural light with a side tower. The house which exteriors are clad with rural stone is arranged in three levels. From the hall there is direct access to the dining room with two dining areas -close one to the other-, one …see more
“All you need for relaxing holiday” We stayed for a week, 6 adults and 6 teenagers. We had plenty to do, with the table tennis and pool table very popular. There is a fridge by the pool for cold beers, and plenty of sunloungers with parasols. In the
This was our second visit to au ballenti. The first time we came as a couple on a motorbike and stayed in the one bed gite, this time we brought the whole family and a few friends. Even with 10 adults… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! It was a pleasure to welcome you back as guests. Hope the rest of your trip home went well and kindest regards,
“WOW-What a Gem!”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2013
Somebody must have looked deep into our hearts, saw everything that we needed for a wonderful, relaxing holiday, packed it all into a beautiful house with large splendid garden surrounding it - and th… More
Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back soon.
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
Spacious and comfortable accommodation, with it's own heated pool, in an authentic rural setting. Can be rented at reduced rates for smaller groups (6) outside high season. In a farming hamlet, just 3 miles /5km from the village (Le Poire sur Vie - bar, restaurant, …see more
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
“Rustic Gem under the stars.” Our party consisted of My wife myself our late teenage kids and one of their friends.
We stayed at Casa Pena Hierro for one week, before moving on to one of Carlas' other properties in the area.
The drive to the villa
“Fantastic villa, peaceful location, beautiful views” This villa is huge, tastefully decorated throughout, even an en-suite hot tub attached to one of the bedrooms. The photos do not really show the many balconies and sheer height of entrance hallway a
Armonija is almost exactly as described, only better! The house is very spacious, light and airy. We were a party of six, ranging in age from 21 to mid-60's, and the property lent itself to both co… More
“La casa e veramente stupenda”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
La casa e nuova e ben arredata ,attrezzata con tutte le comodità , devo dire che è meglio dal vivo che in foto.
Il proprietario è una persona stupenda.
Siamo rimasti veramente soddisfatti ci tor… More
Reviewed 17 Apr 2016
Nous revenons d'une semaine en famille de la villa Armonija, Gozo, où nous avons passé un magnifique séjour. La villa, spacieuse, luxueuse, propre et à la décoration soignée allie le charme de l… More
Rural getaway within easy reach of all that the Vendee has to offer. Private heated pool. Renovated farmhouse. 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite). Additional W.C. Huge well equipped dining kitchen. Comfortable lounge that seats 7. …see more
“Home away from home” We stayed at the property for the second time and we've been welcomed like good friends. The apartments are located within a very peaceful woody area. We could hear all kinds of birds day and night. The new fitness area has been
Casa conti di sotto is a truely magical tranquil destination, with the perfect combination of relaxation and activities onsite. We stayed for two weeks for our honeymoon in the gorgeous 'Villa Mimosa'… More
“Fantastic Tuscan experience”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2011
We had a wonderful week staying in Villa Guilia at Casa conti di sotto. It is rural and authentically Tuscan. The staff are really friendly and helpful and the owners have thought of everything to m… More
“Un posto indimenticabile”
Reviewed 12 May 2013
Conoscevo già la zona ma non ero a conoscenza di questo posto che mi ha suggerito un'amica dopo a ci passato le vacanze.
Lo consiglio a tutti per: bellezza del paesaggio, pulizia delle stanze, pisci… More
Maison de Rey - set in breathtaking countryside, close to the medieval town of Figeac in rural France. Local activities include canoeing, golf, walking, cycling, horse riding, sightseeing, water parks, caves, chateau's farmers markets and great food! …see more
“Fantastic holiday rental with perfect hosts!” Where do I start? I cannot praise this gem of a holiday letting enough! The accommodation was immaculately presented and equipped with everything you could possibly need for your holiday and the location i
Farmhouse in beautiful countryside with private pool, large gardens and modern facilities. Air-conditioned bedrooms, dining terrace, barbecue and shaded outdoor sitting room. Perfect for extended family. Close to village with shops.<br />Great house, garden and p …see more
“Comfortable base in the heart of Tuscany” Poggio Saragio is located on a quiet lane among vineyards and orchards, with beautiful views across rolling hills in central Tuscany - sitting on the back terrace taking in the amazing views and colours and l
“A lovely farmhouse, perfectly located and stunning views.”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2012
We would highly recommend this lovely Tuscan farmhouse. The views from the back of the house are some of the best in the area and sitting on the terrace on warm evenings drinking the local Montelpucia… More
“The perfect Tuscan hideaway - and ideally located for exploring the many sights in this region.”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
We spent 2 days in Rome en route, and took the train to Chiusi - it was so easy! We then hired a car in Chiusi and drove to the house (only 20 mins), in time to unload and go into town (5 mins) to sh… More
“Wonderful wonderful holiday home!”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
Poggio Saragio is exactly as shown in the photographs. The villa is spacious, clean and a real home from home with a BBQ, books to read, DVDs to watch and even a docking station and speakers for your … More
“A very special setting, wonderful hosts, beautiful views, exiting holiday” 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
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 most enjoyable stay in a beautiful place with the warmest of hospitality and delicious food!”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2017
My stay at Finca los Pinos was absolutely wonderful. It was not just the very good facilities and the serenity of the place, the beauty of the surrounding countryside and mountains, the spectacular … More
Annelies thank you so much for such lovely words. We really enjoyed having you to stay on the walking and yoga holiday. We will keep in touch and thank you again.
Historic Provencal Mas with fabulous views, private pool, garden, terrace and Balcony. Lots for kids - table football, pool table, table tennis, games and free WiFi. Local rivers, lakes and gorges to explore. Nearby provencal villages and markets.<br />Perfect for …see more
“What a lovely experience!” We travelled as a party of nine including 7 adults and two children aged 4 and 3. We had a wonderful relaxing week in beautiful weather. It was a thoroughly relaxing and tranquil experience. Accommodation was roomy with a fa
“We loved it.” The cottage was exactly as described and extremely well equipped, from the cool cellar to the rooftop terrace with its barbecue facilities and wonderful panoramic views. We loved the little pool and our resident lizard.
From the time
We were greeted by Anthony on our arrival. He showed us around his beautiful house before leaving us to explore. We were provided with a welcome pack which included; milk, eggs, ham, cheese and bread … More
Thank you very much for your review. It will be a great pleasure to have you again at Ta' Sant' Antnin. A new DVD player was placed at the farmhouse. Best wishes, Anthony
“Perfect place to relax” Quiet location with cafe bar and supermarket close by. Very helpful host who met us on arrival and introduced us to the farmhouse. Phone numbers were exchanged and contact was made as needed. Spacious farmhouse provided lovely
“Lovely house, great facilities, friendly and helpful owner and all at the right price! What more could you want?”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
This house is perfect for groups of friends(as we were) or families with children who do not need to be supervised (ie toddlers). The pool is fantastic in the heat of the day. the balconys have amazin… More
“Lovely farmhouse, good size, exceed expectations”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
We made an enquiry through the website and got an almost instant response from the owner, the correspondance with the owner making the arrangements was excellent. The owner met us at the farmhouse to… More
“Brilliant hidden away farmhouse, great location in the village.”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2012
I would like to congratulate Rosella and her family for the entire experience I enjoyed in the Farmhouse. Located in a very quiet alley a minute from the newly opened Jeffrey's Cafe opposite his Resta… More
Many thanks for yr write up. Yr comments were greatly appreciated. Every effort was spared to make yr stay a very pleasant one. I'm glad you enjoyed it and gives me the energy to keep it going and always making it better. Hope to meet again some other time. Keep well. Rosella.
“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
“Ideal for families with young children who want all the comforts of a home in a quiet location” We travelled with our 3 young children aged 5 years, 3 years and the youngest being 7 months old. This house has been refurbished to a very high standard,
The farmhouse is in a peacefull location within easy reach of the local beaches.The Farmhouse has everything you need for a relaxing stay.Our boys who are aged 9 and 7 loved the pool and chose to stay… More
“Peaceful & Relaxing Paloverde.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2012
Paloverde sits in a tranquil part of Caramujiera, not overlooked and set in private surroundings. The farmhouse has been tastfully moderised and furnished throughout. The key features are, modern fuly… More
“An excellent villa for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2011
THis was our second visit to Paloverde. It is a very well equiped holiday home and is to a very high standard throughout. The private pool is the cleanest and most well maintained pool we have ever ha… More
“So good we came back twice... with plans to return again” Wisteria House has proved an ideal holiday home for us, our three young children and our friends - and their children - since our first visit in 2010. With four large bedrooms, a large 'farmho
This is the second year we have been back to Wisteria. There are 11 of us ranging from babies to grandparents and inlcluding a teenager, but this property has something for everyone. It is ideal becau… More
Cider Farmhouse looks out over its own beautiful surroundings and open countryside that sits on its doorstep. Within walking distance, is a beautiful large forest, Forêt De Boquen, steeped in history and where you can visit the Abbaye de Boquen. To the East lies t …see more
This lovingly renovated 19th century farmhouse is located in the beautiful Vendee region of France. An ideal setting for a romantic honeymoon or special family occasion. Now with brand new swimming pool. …see more