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

UK October half term (1546)

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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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

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Aizenay

Vendee / Aizenay

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
This spacious rural farmhouse has been delightfully renovated and tastefully furnished to provide a fabulous holiday venue for large family groups. It benefits from a lovely private heated pool, in a fully fenced area, together with a large lawn garden and sunny dining  …see more

from £125 / night

£869 - £2408 / week

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from £125 / 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

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Espondeilhan

Herault / Espondeilhan

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” The photos and descriptions are accurate but this holiday is so much more - bigger, better, more beautiful - just more than you can imagine. All of the rooms are big (!), beautifully presented and so comfortable. There's air conditioning t  …see more

from £157 / night

£1097 - £2193 / week

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from £157 / 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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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

(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

(1) Very Good 

24

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 £318 / night

£1005 - £2222 / week

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from £318 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Polizzi Generosa

Province of Palermo / Polizzi Generosa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This delightful house with its shady outdoor eating area and gardens and large stone natural pool is the perfect place for both a relaxing and cultural Sicilian holiday. You'll enjoy the organic garden produce in the warmer months too.  …see more

from £123 / night

£860 - £1229 / week

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from £123 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Vilafranca del Penedes

Province of Barcelona / Vilafranca del Penedes

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
Masia Rural Vilafranca is near Sant Marti Sarroca close to Vilafranca del Penèdes in between great mountains and winefields. If you like a relaxing holiday but also want to be active then this is the place to be. For rock climbing, mountain biking, motor bi  …see more

from £220 / night

£1141 - £1755 / week

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from £220 / 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

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from £132 / night

£922 - £1053 / week

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from £132 / 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 £151 / night

£1053 - £1711 / week

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from £151 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Mercatello holiday farmhouse rental

Perugia / Mercatello

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous location and amenities” This beautiful refurbished farmhouse is warm and welcoming. The location is ideal to visit surrounding towns and villages, returning at the end of the day to relax, have a swim and take in the stunning view. Highly r  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £2500 / week

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from £215 / 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

(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

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from £196 / night

£1370 - £1796 / week

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from £196 / 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
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

(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 £199 / night

£1392 - £3174 / week

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from £199 / 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

(6) Excellent 

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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

(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
4 Bedroom stone house with pool and riverside on the Limousin/ Dordogne Border. Recently renovated farm, full of charm and character with original oak beams, some masterpieces of local artisans and artists.  …see more

from £99 / night

£690 - £1280 / week

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from £99 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Eauze

Eauze / Castelnau d'Auzan

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 122 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The perfect holiday house to unwind, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. With its typically French country style décor, Tarrit de Bas is a charming farmhouse and a real home from home. Ideal for those who do not want to stray too far but want to slow down and  …see more

from £97 / night

£679 - £1827 / week

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from £97 / 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

(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

(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

(4) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in San Lawrenz with swimming pool

Island of Gozo / San Lawrenz

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
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<br /&  …see more

from £79 / night

£548 - £950 / week

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from £79 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Qrendi with swimming pool

Island of Malta / Qrendi

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Margerita Farmhouse is a 600year old newly converted farmhouse situated in the quiet outskirts of Qrendi, 5minutes away from the historical temples of Hagar Qim, The Blue Grotto and Wied iz-Zurrieq beach. The farmhouse has a fully equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroo  …see more

from £176 / night

£1141 - £1404 / week

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from £176 / 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
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

(1) Very Good 

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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
A sanctuary amongst the olive groves of rural Umbria with your own private pool. An elevated setting with stupendous panoramas. This villa farmhouse comfortably sleeps 4 in 2 spacious bedrooms with large ensuite bathrooms. Emphasis is on design, comfort and seclusion.&l  …see more

from £193 / night

£1229 - £1360 / week

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from £193 / 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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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
This Carcassonne holiday rental is a renovated farmhouse with 5 bedrooms and a large private swimming pool, conveniently situated on the outskirts of the medieval village of Fanjeaux in between Carcassonne and Mirepoix. The Farmhouse can sleep 8 in comfort.  …see more

from £151 / night

£1053 - £1930 / week

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from £151 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Province of Olbia-Tempio / Tempio Pausania

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £27 / night

£185 - £658 / week

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from £27 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Vilademuls holiday farmhouse accommodation

Province of Girona / Vilademuls

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Swimming pool
“SIMPLY MAGIC” This is one of the most fabulous and well designed houses I have seen in my life. The owner was very kinf and helpful, and we had a wonderful stay. 100% recommended!!!  …see more

from £200 / night

£1123 - £1579 / week

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from £200 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Sant'Andrea di Compito

Province of Lucca / Sant'Andrea di Compito

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
Charming farmhouse with private pool located in the beautiful Tuscan hills. Set in it's own olive grove with stunning scenery, this is a perfect base for families to explore Tuscany.  …see more

from £193 / night

£1350 - £1650 / week

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from £193 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Miramont-de-Guyenne

Lot-et-Garonne / Miramont-de-Guyenne

11 30 7 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Hilltop setting, stunning views, Close to market town with supermarkets & restaurants. Heated pool, health spa inc. Jacuzzi, sauna, solarium, games area inc. Pool table, table tennis. internet access.  …see more

from £314 / night

£2195 - £4295 / week

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from £314 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Riberac

Dordogne / Riberac

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant place, stunning location, great holiday!” My wife and two grown up sons have spent the last two years at Chez Dizier for a week’s holiday. Apart from the stunning scenery of the surrounding area the property has all that you could wish for w  …see more

from £56 / night

£392 - £1400 / week

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from £56 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Meyssac holiday farmhouse rental

Correze / Meyssac

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with private heated swimming pool and lovely garden close to Meyssac and Collonges la Rouge.  …see more

from £158 / night

£1009 - £1834 / week

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from £158 / 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 £145 / night

£1009 - £1753 / week

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from £145 / 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

(2) Excellent 

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Whitland holiday farmhouse rental

Carmarthenshire / Whitland

9 20 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Cilpost Farmhouse is a beautiful dwelling, originally built in the 17th century, which has been substantially extended and modernised. There is space to comfortably sleep up to 20 adults across 9 bedrooms. A sofa bed is available for 2 kids, and space for 3 babies (2 c  …see more

from £144 / night

£1253 - £3360 / week

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from £144 / 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