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 beautifully restored farmhouse, on the edge of a tiny hamlet, just 12 kms south of Condom, epitomises the beauty of the Gers region in South West France. The house, which sleeps 8 people (+ baby) in 4 bedrooms; 2 doubles and 2 twins, looks out onto a wide terrace, …see more
Podere Le Monache set on a hillside dominates one of the most picturesque and spectacular landscapes in Tuscany. With distant views over hills, out to sea towards Livorno and Pisa. Originally a convent wrapped in history Le Monache has a magical and spiritual atmosphere …see more
This villa met all our expectations.
The view from the bedrooms and the terrace were spectacular.
Location in small village was perfect. Villa had special arragements for food delivery from local re… More
This country house is a typical house of the Douro Valley region, located in the village of Porto Manso. Located on the banks of the Douro river, in a very quiet area, guests can enjoy the local natural beauties by walking the surroundings.
This house consists of 2 be …see 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
This beautiful farmhouse was recently converted, and offers all the required comforts while retaining the original beauty and character of this old building. The house has 3 bedrooms one of which is a family room with a double bed and a single adjoining room. One of the …see more
Well equipped , spacious farmhouse with the terrace on the upper floor offering plenty of sun or shade as preferred and the pool for cooling off after sightseeing. The private courtyard with it's jacu… More
Thank you Lesley for your lovely comments :)
Am glad you had a lovely holiday and stay in our farmhouse.
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
Tegolaio is a beautifully converted tobacco barn, with landscaped gardens and a large swimming pool with roman steps. It has been fully renovated to a very high standard, but retains original features and decorated with a homely feel. Tegolaio, offers 4 upstairs bedroom …see more
Razzett Ta' Marija (Mary's Farmhouse) is a large authentic Gozitan farmhouse constructed over 300 years ago. The property has been expertly and sensitively converted and improved by its current owners, into a comfortable residence suitable for occupation all year around …see more
Ginette's rental is really nice, in the walls of several centuries, we were welcomed in the best comfort. Full kitchen, perfect for cooking Mediterranean food, a refreshing swimming pool with sun beds… More
Thank you for your helpful review. The outdoor area is indeed wonderful for relaxing, swimming, cooking and eating - the perfect combination for a holiday on the beautiful island of Gozo.
We were glad to be there to help you with your queries throughout your stay to ensure you had the best experience of what Razzett Ta' Marija and Xaghra can offer the holiday maker.
Love to see you all again in the future.
“Great location for relaxing or exploring, lovely Gozitan farmhouse”
Reviewed 14 May 2014
I’ve just returned from a week on Gozo with a group of friends (five in total) at this lovely farmhouse in Xaghra. It was large enough to give us space to be apart, yet also to eat together at eith… More
I was so glad to hear that you and your friends had such a good time at the farmhouse. I guess the pool would be just a little chilly at the start of May, so well done for getting in!
The farmhouse is deceptively spacious and yet still cosy and characterful at the same time. The large rear deck area with plentiful seating and dining is certainly one of the farmhouse's delights.
We hope to see you again soon.
“Lovely converted farmhouse with private pool and separate annex, within 5 minutes walk of centre of Xaghra”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2015
Excellent accommodation in interesting town.
Just avoid the week we went, which coincided with their annual festival on Sept 8th. For a period of 4-5 days, the place was rammed with people and c… More
Thank you so much for your helpful review. I am glad that you found the farmhouse to your expectations and hope very much it gave you some solace from the feast activities. The feast of 8 September is the biggest on Gozo and the last one of the season and so I can imagine how busy and vibrant it became. It's not for everyone though to be fair and I shall take your feedback on board and update my details on the Holiday Lettings website so that future guests can make an educated choice on this week. I hope it didn't upset your stay too much and hope to see you again next year. Ginette.
Ta' Vitor Farmhouse is situated 5 minutes away from Mgarr Harbour in the beautiful village of Ghajnsielem. Quiet and peaceful, yet within walking distance from the local village shops, church and restaurants. Plenty of activities for everyone all year round such as …see more
“What a beautiful farmhouse. Perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
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 not do it just… More
“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
Perfect for an Easter break, chicks, rabbits and real Easter egg hunts!Sun, fun & luxury living. Stay at our stylish family-friendly farm with heated salt water swimming pool in a beautiful corner of France & you may never want to leave.Your holiday at Rigal is …see more
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 t… More
“Perfect holiday for the WHOLE family”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
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
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 impressive farmhouse is situated in a very quiet area close to Felanitx. You can reach Cala d'Or or Portocolom in only 20 min. drive.The finca Caseta Nova has been recently restored to a great new modern design and a very high standard. The rooms of the finca …see more
Imagine waking up in a 16th century French farmhouse, full of character and charm with a contemporary, luxurious finish to the sound of birds singing outside your window. After enjoying a fresh cup of coffee you take a short stroll or bike ride to the nearby village of …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
Refurbished farmhouse dated 1785. 5km north of Percy, in the commune of Maupertuis. 2 acres land. Large yard and garden. All 4 bedrooms ensuite. Electric underfloor heating plus wood burning stove. Large swimming pool covered .TV and Internet connection. BBQ approx 1ho …see more
We are farmhouse in the Chianti Classico area, in fact we produce red and white wine and also olive oil, extravergine and we offer some different flats.We offer apartments for rent with SWIMMING POOL, WIFI FREE IN EVERY HOUSE, FREE INTERNET POINT, INCLUDING AIR CONDI …see more
If you like peacefullness and nature, if you want to enjoy the French countryside “la Campagne”, if you like to be outside the house and to be able to cycle and walk in the surroudings, if you like dancing and moving, if you want to be creative or if you are just lo …see more
The Farmhouse is set in 7 acres of meadows and woodland and is the perfect choice for those seeking peace and tranquility. The 10m by 5m swimming pool is for the exclusive use of guests and is completely private. It is situated in the south facing back garden, well plac …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
The farmhouse retains much of the original charm with stone fireplaces and sinks ,oak beams and everything needed for a self catering holiday.Set in the countryside surrounded by vinyards and sunflowers ,the house stands in a very large garden 7,000 m2 with an orchard a …see more
“A true bit of French Paradise, peaceful, great pool area..Lots to do..”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
Where do I start, my husband and our four year old boy stayed here for a week in June. This property is on 2 acres, my little boy could walk to 'visit the hens' then walk and pick 3 strawberries - one… More
Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
Back again, last here in 2013. We traveled with our 7 year old son and another couple. While the weather was disappointing Chez Chavlier was not. A great base to head for for day trips. We went to a n… More
“An absolute gem!”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
If it is a french rustic experience you are looking for then this is for you. We spent one week of our lives in a dream house providing an unforgetable experience. Located only 10 minutes from the Gi… More
Serenity is a recently - restored farm cottage incorporating many features such as a lovely traditional architectural features and a beamed ceiling. Designed as a romantic and stylish retreat, it boasts 3 bedrooms, a well equipped compact kitchen and you very own privat …see 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
“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
'La Maison de la Souris' is a beautiful, detached and private stone-built French farmhouse recently converted and equipped to a very high standard to provide exceptional holiday accommodation in the Haute Vienne, part of the Limousin region. The addition of a …see more
My family and I stayed at the Mouse House for a week and had a fabulous time. The house, the facilities and the location is superb and I can't fault any of it. It's a great place to stay if you love… More
Reviewed 20 Aug 2014
Maison Souris is a recently renovated Farm building in a rural setting. The house and grounds are modern well looked after and furnished with quality furniture and fittings and good attention to det… More
It is an ideal base to explore Andalusia as the Alhambra in Granada, Ronda and Malaga are all in easy reach. That said many people arrive with packed agendas planned only to shut the gates and lose themselves in their own tranquil oasis with pool, fountain and lush sub …see more
I have found it really hard to write this review because i simply could not think of the words that would do Finca Fenix justice. It was , quite simply, perfect. We travelled as a family for our firs… More
Thank you for taking the time to leave that review. We are delighted that you had such a great time staying at Finca Fenix. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! All the best Mark & Kim
“A hidden gem in the hills”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2015
Great place to chill fantastic hosts who will cater for all tastes accordingly.
Close to amenities but far enough to escape an enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings.… More
Thanks for your kind comments and hope to see you again soon. All the best Mark & Kim
“An undiscovered gem....”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2012
45 mins from Malaga airport and you'd think you'd landed on planet fabulous.
To say that Finca Fenix is a beautiful, boutique hideaway is an understatement. If there is such a thing as a perfect h… More
Our prices start from 4 persons upwards and then are per person per night. They vary according to length of stay, number of persons staying, and the time of year.
The Farmhouse is in the centre of the village of Delettes, about 45 minutes south of Calais. The village …see more
“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 beautiful property is spacious, has a private courtyard with a pool and a taste of luxury. Within the private courtyard is a small pool with an adjacent decked bistro area, a mature landscaped garden with a large patio of traditional cobbled paving and several cosy …see more
“Characterful farmhouse in the heart of Central Portugal”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Facilities in the property excellent. Within close proximity to river beaches, lake swimming and water park . Pool a welcome addition in the hot weather. Property recently r… More
I am so glad you enjoyed you stay, we hope to see you again next year. Viv
“super comfortable and relaxing house in quaint village”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
we had a great stay here- Viv and Phil are really warm and friendly and explain the house and its workings really well. The house is in a small quaint village (even has old fashioned deliveries of gro… More
Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, as you say it is a great base if you want to explore the area. You could have gone to Porto or Aveiro on the train from Mortagua if you didn't fancy the drive, it only takes an hour. We hope to see you again in the future. Viv
“What a magical place!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2014
When we saw the photos on the website, we knew we were going to be staying somewhere special but when we got there we couldn't believe how amazing it really was, the place is magical! We were greeted … More
For up to 17 guests in 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. This very attractive restored 18thC farmhouse is enormous and quite luxurious, all rooms with private bathroom, several large living rooms, a well-equipped kitchen, the poolside covered BBQ area, a huge banquet & play r …see more
“Excellent house and brilliant nearby treks and excursions”
Reviewed 6 Mar 2014
This really was a fantastic house. It was perfect for a large group. The group could spread comfortably on the 2 levels. We put those with kids all on the lower level all together, That saved us a f… More
The Farmhouse is a peasant house built in the early ' 900 in the green countryside on the border between Umbria and Tuscany.Recently restored, the property is composed by kitchen, large living room with fireplace, three bedrooms, three doubles and two bathrooms.Th …see more
Fabulous! We were not sure about this property when we booked it as it seemed a little cheap. We only booked it for 1 week. What a mistake! The house is beautifully maintained and charming. The beds a… More
“Perfect for unwinding, a relaxing break, beautiful house and surroundings.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
We're fortunate to be the first to stay at this property and we all agree its a fantastic house. Simple, clean, beautifully presented and decorated, the pool and garden are great. The owners and famil… More
“Tranquil location with fabulous views”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2016
Lucia Ezio and Fabrizio provided a very warm welcome and everything for a relaxing stay.The wine chocolate and fruit on arrival were very much appreciated. Borgo last Colonica is in a tranquil locat… More
Santa Caterina is a 17th century amazing stone Umbrian house once belonged to the diocese of Todi set in a large (7 hectares) and beautiful countryside made of olive tree grove, orchards, a proprietary oak wood and a relaxing garden with a characteristic swimming pool a …see more
Salom Verd is a very special house located in a former farm that nowadays is dedicated to the breeding and recovery of uniqueMallorquin breed of horses. It is a wonderful place to enjoy an unforgettable holiday. The house nestles in a really quiet area surrounded by nat …see more
As-Sahala Estate and Gardens is not your ordinary holiday rental. What you have the opportunity to experience here is a fully enclosed and private Estate encompassing 3 hectares of gardens (over 7 acres) with a spacious 3 bedroom vacation villa, movie theater, heated po …see more
As Sahala villa was one of the most beautiful holiday destinations we have ever been to.
Amazingly spacious property, rather a 'hacienda', than just a villa. Perfect location - close to beautiful mou… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your family. Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We loved As-Sahala - it's a great property and a brilliant choice for a family (so long as you have a hire car). Beautiful garden and pool. Would well recommend.… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your friends at Hind Villa . Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
“Huge estate, completely private and very safe”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
When we decided to visit Oman (2 adults and a 2 year old daughter), we looked at available vacation homes in Oman and were surprised that there were very few. We were also not sure if it would be safe… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your friends at Hind Villa . Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
The property is a traditional stone farmhouse which has been tastefully renovated to include a spacious apartment with panoramic views over the hillside, the Maiella and Frentani mountains. The apartment has stunning views from the balconies and the private terrace, whi …see more
“Brilliant - such a beautiful place with breathtaking views & very friendly owners!”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2012
The views from our apartment were breathtaking. Snow on the mountain tops and warm sunshine in the valleys. We had such a friendly welcome from the owners who were a extremely knowledgeable about the … More
Sogni dei Santi - a genuine experience of La Dolce Vita! This beautifully restored hill top farmhouse sleeps 14 (7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms) has stunning views over unspoilt valleys and hills, a large private garden and a private out-door pool, with pool house. Sitting und …see more
We really enjoyed our stay here. The house is big enough to manage lots of people and had everything we needed. Nothing was difficult to work out and it was like being home from home in that sense. Th… More
“As long as it's available, we will keep coming back.”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2015
A beautiful, comfortable and spacious home with everything you could need for a memorable stay in Le Marche. We travel all over Italy but have yet to find a location that we prefer.… More
Reviewed 25 Sep 2015
The most beautiful of views, the comfiest of beds, a brilliant pool and a generally relaxed atmosphere combine to create a perfect holiday rental. We love Sogni Dei Santi and return often, visiting wi… More
Ferme La Colline d'Or, is a 260 year old former winery situated in the middle of the Cognac region. Perfect for families with children, with its big enclosed garden, swimming pool and games room, TV and internet (WiFi). the house sleeps up to 12 people. It is part …see more