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

UK October half term (3172)

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 swimming pool in Marinella di Selinunte

Castelvetrano / Marinella di Selinunte

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Serene” 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 there was plenty of room. The villa was sp  …see more

from £127 / night

£881 - £1932 / week

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from £127 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Palmer Island

New South Wales / Palmer Island

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stay on a riverside Macadamia farm just minutes to Yamba and Angouries famous beaches, shopping and cafes. Enjoy a quiet rural lifestyle with access to boat ramp, fishing and the use of our inground swimming pool set in tropical gardens.  …see more

from £84 / night

£587 / week

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from £84 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“peaceful paradise” 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 restaurants. Vila was spotless an  …see more

from £84 / night

£565 - £1069 / week

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from £84 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Aquitaine/Dordogne

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • 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

(28) Excellent 

25

Farmhouse rental in Saint Fort sur Gironde with swimming pool

Charente-Maritime / Saint Fort sur Gironde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“A true bit of French Paradise, peaceful, great pool area..Lots to do..” 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  …see more

from £74 / night

£520 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

(30) 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 £281 / night

£1710 - £2394 / week

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from £281 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £257 / night

£1800 - £3820 / week

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from £257 / night

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Elba Island / Campo nell'Elba

2 5 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Pietralunga

Province of Perugia / Pietralunga

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
La Rondinaia - peaceful rural 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with pool, fast internet wifi. Beautifully restored, spacious with all comforts & stunning views of the Umbrian landscape. Pietralunga & Citta di Castello can be reached in 15 and 20 minutes respectively.  …see more

from £190 / night

£1030 - £1966 / week

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from £190 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Riogordo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” 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 outside area which provides both sun and shade  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1436 / week

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from £86 / 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

(7) Excellent 

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Fleurance holiday farmhouse accommodation

Fleurance / Saint Clar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A beautiful home, garden and location. We couldn’t ask for more.” We have had the luxury of spending time at Les Guillamaux in 2003/4. The house, garden and pool were wonderful then - they are even better now. There are more beds to accommodate mor  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1600 / week

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from £150 / 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 £110 / night

£770 - £1368 / week

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from £110 / 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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(16) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Gugliano with swimming pool

Province of Lucca / Gugliano

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect mid term break” We, 2 families from The Netherlands, stayed in Casa a Corte during the kids (6 - 11) mid term break from school (3rd week in October) . We had a lovely week with beautiful weather (21 - 25 degrees), delicious food and great com  …see more

from £196 / night

£1368 - £3120 / week

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from £196 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Saint-Antonin Noble Val / Verfeil

5 8 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely property - tranquil with stunning views” Pech du Fournel is set in a remote but beautiful location. The property is large - we were two families with five children & teens - and we had plenty of space. It is well equipped with everything you'd  …see more

from £179 / night

£1250 / week

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from £179 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cazals holiday farmhouse rental

Lot / Cazals

7 12 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This traditional rustic old stone farmhouse has undergone a complete renovation. All fixtures and fittings are brand new. Surrounded by unspoiled countryside. Large pool, sauna ; huge kitchen/diner. Close to Dordogne river. Perfect for a family reunion or group of frie  …see more

from £225 / night

£1573 - £2889 / week

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from £225 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Melides holiday farmhouse rental

Setubal District / Melides

8 22 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Farm with 1.813 hectares of land, including pine trees, set in a protected landscape area, 2.5 km from the beach. Located near Melides village ( 3 Km far ) with shops and restaurants. Lisbon and Faro airport are 135 km and 190 km far.  …see more

from £186 / night

£1300 - £2616 / week

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from £186 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Vinca with swimming pool

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
Mas Rouby is a stunning detached stone Mas (Catalan Farmhouse). Sympathetically restored to modern standards whilst maintaining the style and character of the house, with ancient beams, stone walls and original windows. Swimming pool, large enclosed garden and parking.  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £2300 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Castiglione di Garfagnana with shared pool

Province of Lucca / Castiglione di Garfagnana

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Recently renovated farmhouse in a peaceful and relaxing environment, away from traffic although easy to reach by paved road. It is a 650 sqft apartment in a stone building with two double bedrooms, one bathroom, living room with kitchen area. Can be rented if neces  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Sainte Nathalene

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £171 / night

£1197 - £1539 / week

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from £171 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Xaghra holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 5 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely farmhouse” 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 jacuzzi was an added luxury much enjo  …see more

from £95 / night

£599 / week

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from £95 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Xaghra

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / 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 £300 / night

£1539 - £2650 / week

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from £300 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Sorges with swimming pool

Dordogne / Sorges

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Best ever holiday!” Just had a week at La Chenaie, probably the best holiday we have ever had. Weather has been good, two days a little dull but every other hot, up to 32 degrees. Lovely and quiet but only a few minutes from Perigueux which is full of  …see more

from £257 / night

£1283 - £2906 / week

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from £257 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Torricella Peligna

Province of Chieti / Torricella Peligna

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant - such a beautiful place with breathtaking views & very friendly owners!” 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 e  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £1060 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Bourganeuf

Bourganeuf / Montboucher

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Great location and easy to find. Owners communication was frequent and helpful. Millemilanges is a quiet peaceful accommodation with all mod cons. Swimming pool is excellent, deep enough to enjoy and safe enough rest easy with kids. Local  …see more

from £55 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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from £55 / night

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Province of Chieti / Ortona

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £60 / night

£214 - £684 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Average 

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Province of Girona / Pontos

6 21 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £214 / night

£941 - £2248 / week

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from £214 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of Perugia / Umbertide

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £342 / night

£1539 - £3197 / week

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from £342 / night

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Xewkija holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Xewkija

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Il-Marhab farmhouse is an authentic early 17th century farmhouse in Xewkija, the oldest village in Gozo. It is within walking distance to the picturesque pebbly beach of Mgarr ix-Xini, the first natural port of Gozo.You enter through the main stone arched hallway with p  …see more

from £141 / night

£983 - £1708 / week

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from £141 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Ghajnsielem holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Ghajnsielem

5 14 Min stay varies

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

from £103 / night

£718 / week

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from £103 / night

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Underberg holiday farmhouse rental

KwaZulu-Natal / Underberg

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 300 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Overview Farm is a working dairy farm, set on 505 ha. of land, 14km (20 minutes) from Underberg. Middle House is fully equipped for self catering with both gas and coal stoves for convenience and warmth. All rooms are en-suite and 1 bedroom has equipped with 2 3/4 bed  …see more

from £140 / night

£840 / week

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from £140 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse letting

Dordogne / Montignac

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A peaceful, stylish and comfortable home for a really relaxing family holiday” We had a wonderful stay at La Vieille Ferme in August. The house is beautiful, stylishly decorated with art throughout, with lovely cool stone floors. It is tucked down a  …see more

from £193 / night

£1350 - £1990 / week

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from £193 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint Colomb de Lauzun

Lot-et-Garonne / Saint Colomb de Lauzun

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect place for a quiet getaway” We arrived after a 6 hour drive to a very warm welcome from Geraldine. She quickly showed us around and left us to unpack enough to enjoy the fabulous pool! There was a very welcome baguette, cheese and wine put out  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1470 / week

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from £125 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Bouteilles-Saint-Sebastien

Dordogne / Bouteilles-Saint-Sebastien

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
“Idyllic” We have just returned from a week in the Farmhouse at La Croix and wanted to let others know that if they are thinking of booking this house, then they should most certainly go ahead! The property itself is idyllic. It sits in a wild, romanti  …see more

from £56 / night

£385 - £620 / week

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from £56 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Saint-Ciers-De-Canesse with swimming pool

Gironde / Saint-Ciers-De-Canesse

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 57 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Nearest :- Airport = Merignac (Bordeaux), Ferry Port = Blaye, Railway = St Andre de Cubzac Motorway = A10  …see more

from £180 / night

£1000 - £1450 / week

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from £180 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Exideuil

Charente / Exideuil

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Fabulous base for exploring the Charentes area, with 2 lakes on the doorstep offering kayaking, swimming, sunbathing (white sand beach), sailing and fishing. Wonderful ancient villages full of history abound. Cycling, horse riding, walking, sightseeing are available.  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Robion

Luberon / Robion

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Simply enchanting” We rented the house for a family birthday and we had a wonderful time in Provence. The property is fantastic with a nice garden and heated pool. We organized a party for my mum's birthday and the homeowner helped us with catering se  …see more

from £318 / night

£2223 - £3932 / week

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from £318 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Ghasri with swimming pool

Island of Gozo / Ghasri

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
self catering- stunning countryside views- swimming pool- BBQ area- pool table- ensuite bedrooms- jacuzzi- property air-conditioned-free wifi  …see more

from £103 / night

£684 - £1137 / week

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from £103 / night

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