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

UK October half term (1550)

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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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

from £255 / night

£996 - £2203 / week

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from £255 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Victoria

Island of Gozo / Victoria

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £130 / night

£475 - £1485 / week

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from £130 / night

(28) Excellent 

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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
“Absolute Bliss” 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 near by Le Chateux des Enigmes in Po  …see more

from £74 / night

£520 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Farmhouse letting in Vanxains with swimming pool

Dordogne / Vanxains

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Cortona

Province of Arezzo / Cortona

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning views, lovely house, helpful owner.” Cortona is a very picturesque medieval town and this villa is a longish walk from the town itself up a very windy road. The house is only a few years old but built in the style of the old houses. It has la  …see more

from £148 / night

£1035 - £1682 / week

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from £148 / night

(9) 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 - £1400 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Bournel

Lot-et-Garonne / Bournel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £150 / night

£1000 - £2150 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Azeitao

Setubal District / Azeitao

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“They couldn't have made us more welcome.....” Christina and Roderick went out of their way to ensure we had a good stay. During exceptionally hot weather, they arranged for extra cooling devices to be brought in and when our hire car broke down, they  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £1530 / week

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from £143 / 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

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Sao Bras de Alportel

Faro District / Sao Bras de Alportel

2 7 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely retreat” Recently returned from a 9 day stay with a friend. We both loved the casa - the house is spacious and attractive, the garden is large with plenty of places to sit & relax & interesting plants. We enjoyed the pool area which was big eno  …see more

from £59 / night

£408 - £770 / week

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from £59 / 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
“A magnificent holiday retreat” 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 of Italy. We visited  …see more

from £350 / night

£2000 - £3600 / week

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from £350 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Tavernelle di Panicale

Province of Perugia / Tavernelle di Panicale

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

from £190 / night

£1207 - £1337 / week

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from £190 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Province of Olbia-Tempio / Tempio Pausania

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £26 / night

£182 - £647 / week

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from £26 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Orce holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Granada / Orce

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent location,Peaceful,wonderful Walks,Stunning Gardens,Highly Recommend.” Take the local bus from Orca to Granada,takes around two hours but well worth the trip,cheap bus fare. Local bar very friendly and cheap. Walks are amazing, stunning sce  …see more

from £61 / night

£363 - £630 / week

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from £61 / 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

from £44 / night

£302 - £690 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Argentat

Argentat / Saulieres

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Characterful spacious house” A very spacious house with large bedrooms and living space and very well equipped to cater for a large family. Bedroom rather warm but fans provided.  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £1550 / week

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from £129 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Gharb

Island of Gozo / Gharb

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house in a lovely area” 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 and a wonderful b  …see more

from £55 / night

£381 / week

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from £55 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool, golf nearby in San Giovanni del Pantano

Perugia / San Giovanni del Pantano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£561 - £1164 / week

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from £87 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Xewkija

Island of Gozo / Xewkija

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“AMAZING EXPERIENCE” I've planned this vacation since 1 year ago with my extended family, a party of 6 adults and two young boys of 9 and 12. the farm house is great, a big bedroom for each couple, 3 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a wondeful  …see more

from £142 / night

£992 - £1723 / week

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from £142 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Saint-Antonin Noble Val / Verfeil

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 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

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Holiday farmhouse in Fanjeaux

Aude / Fanjeaux

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £154 / night

£1078 - £1940 / week

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from £154 / night

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Province of Pisa / Castellina Marittima

1 6 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

from £38 / night

£259 - £561 / week

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from £38 / night

(29) Excellent 

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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 farmhouse, perfect for young children” My husband and I stayed here for a week at the end of September with our 2 year old son and were joined by our in-laws for part of the week. The farmhouse is ideally located just 5-10 minutes walk from  …see more

from £70 / night

£489 - £899 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Qala holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Qala

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£453 - £936 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Very Good 

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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

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1375 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Nadur

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £78 / night

£561 - £1044 / week

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from £78 / night

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Herrera holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Seville / Herrera

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £55 / night

£350 - £640 / week

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from £55 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in Lannemezan

Hautes-Pyrenees / Lannemezan

10 28 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
“Good for larger groups and families - in a great area” We stayed here in February with friends and our respective teenage children. The trip was for skiing in St Lary, which is quite close, and we have stayed before, in the summer, for cycling, walkin  …see more

from £450 / night

£1450 - £5970 / week

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from £450 / 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 £104 / night

£725 / week

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from £104 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Alora holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Simply Perfect” 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 first long european holiday. The main t  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Quistinic holiday farmhouse rental

Morbihan / Quistinic

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family holiday” We were a four generation holiday party 6 in total. The eldest 88 the youngest, 2 years. The accommodation is very good. Very comfortable beds. Good showers and plenty of hot water. My grandson was well catered for eg playho  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1650 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lauris holiday farmhouse rental

Luberon / Lauris

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £216 / night

£647 - £2069 / week

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from £216 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Le Chalard

Haute-Vienne / Le Chalard

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £99 / night

£690 - £1280 / week

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from £99 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Sorges with swimming pool

Dordogne / Sorges

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Loved it” We all really enjoyed our stay at La Chenaie, it was a very relaxing time in a beautiful house and setting, the owners Glenn, Roma and Jamie made us feel so very welcome. The house is very well presented and the communal areas, kitchen,  …see more

from £185 / night

£1294 - £2759 / week

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from £185 / 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 £91 / night

£544 - £845 / week

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from £91 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Marciac holiday farmhouse rental

Marciac / Courties

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely house, gorgeous pool with amazing views” Property is as described and the quality of the accommodation is excellent. Friendly owners and their lovely dog in adjacent house. It's ideal for a lazy poolside holiday. It is a long drive for a day  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 - £1550 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in St Pierre de Frugie with swimming pool

Dordogne / St Pierre de Frugie

4 11 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £108 / night

£750 - £2263 / week

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from £108 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Seeb

Muscat Governorate / Seeb

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A real paradise! Absolutely fantastic!!!” 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 mountains an  …see more

from £300 / night

£1400 - £2800 / week

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from £300 / night

(26) 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

(10) 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

from £75 / night

£600 - £2300 / week

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from £75 / night

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