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

UK October half term (3076)

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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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Roccascalegna

Province of Chieti / Roccascalegna

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £108 / night

£746 - £1271 / week

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from £108 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“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  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1275 / week

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from £80 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Piana di Lucca holiday farmhouse rental

Lucca / Piana di Lucca

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £350 / night

£2000 - £3600 / week

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from £350 / night

(6) Excellent 

74

Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £271 / night

£1900 - £3960 / week

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from £271 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Mervent

Vendee / Mervent

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £78 / night

£585 - £875 / week

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from £78 / night

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Vergt holiday farmhouse rental

Dordogne / Vergt

5 14 Min stay varies

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

from £150 / night

£1150 - £1580 / week

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from £150 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Cubjac holiday farmhouse rental

Perigueux / Cubjac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £120 / night

£597 - £1093 / week

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from £120 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Saturnia

Manciano / Saturnia

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £308 / night

£1579 - £2720 / week

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from £308 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Bahar ic-Caghaq

Island of Malta / Bahar ic-Caghaq

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house and pool” We found the whole experience to be very relaxing as described in the ad, the house and pool were excellent and could not be faulted  …see more

from £132 / night

£922 - £1224 / week

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from £132 / night

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Province of Perugia / Monte Castello di Vibio

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £132 / night

£922 - £1053 / week

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from £132 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Prades

Pyrenees-Orientales / Prades

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £113 / night

£750 - £2350 / week

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from £113 / night

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Cala d'Or holiday farmhouse rental

Cala d'Or / Adva Des Fort

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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

from £321 / night

£1014 - £2242 / week

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from £321 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Alt Jargenow

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £702 / week

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from £44 / night

(9) Excellent 

25

Farmhouse rental in Madiran with swimming pool

Hautes-Pyrenees / Madiran

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £285 / night

£1750 - £2250 / week

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from £285 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Gharb holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Gharb

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £71 / night

£492 - £615 / week

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from £71 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Province of Pesaro and Urbino / Urbino

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £88 / night

£615 - £676 / week

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from £88 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Mache

Vendee / Mache

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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

from £102 / night

£711 - £1926 / week

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from £102 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Penne

Province of Pescara / Penne

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
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

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1375 / week

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from £150 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Los Romanes

Vinuela / Los Romanes

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £992 / week

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from £73 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Viseu District / Espadanedo

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £198 / night

£1382 - £1812 / week

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from £198 / night

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Siena / Isola d'Arbia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £94 / night

£412 - £1124 / week

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from £94 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Qala

Qala / Qala Beach Village

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £84 / night

£380 - £1323 / week

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from £84 / night

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Farmhouse rental in La Chataigneraie

Vendee / La Chataigneraie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
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

from £110 / night

£770 - £1100 / week

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from £110 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Gavorrano with swimming pool, golf nearby

Province of Grosseto / Gavorrano

3 33 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 33
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £879 / week

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from £50 / night

22

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Reyrevignes

Lot / Reyrevignes

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £171 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £171 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Grans holiday farmhouse let

Bouches-du-Rhone / Grans

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 / week

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from £62 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Puylaroque holiday farmhouse rental

Tarn-et-Garonne / Puylaroque

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
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

from £136 / night

£950 - £1500 / week

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from £136 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Montepulciano

Province of Siena / Montepulciano

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £895 / week

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from £100 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Competa

Competa / Venta de Palma

10 20 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £288 / night

£1755 - £2457 / week

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from £288 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Allier / Herisson

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £220 / night

£834 - £1272 / week

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from £220 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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
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

from £226 / night

£1579 - £2632 / week

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from £226 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet holiday farmhouse rental

Manche / Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet

6 13 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“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  …see more

from £101 / night

£701 - £1097 / week

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from £101 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Gharb

Island of Gozo / Gharb

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £56 / night

£387 / week

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from £56 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Gharb

Island of Gozo / Gharb

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“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  …see more

from £132 / night

£1053 - £1145 / week

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from £132 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint-Andre-d'Allas

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Saint-Andre-d'Allas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £113 / night

£790 - £1404 / week

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from £113 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Caramujeira

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“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,  …see more

from £100 / night

£430 - £1175 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Lucon

Lucon / Les Mottes

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £1800 / week

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from £129 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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+
4 Bed Farmhouse with pool. Beautiful countryside. Nicely decorated family house with 2 acres of garden.  …see more

from £114 / night

£790 - £1272 / week

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from £114 / night

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Farmhouse accommodation in Langourla

Cotes-d'Armor / Langourla

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £136 / night

£950 - £1750 / week

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from £136 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in La Chapelle-Themer

Vendee / La Chapelle-Themer

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night