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

UK October half term (1520)

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 in Mervent

Vendee / Mervent

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A special place.” If you like bags of character, peace and quiet, beautiful scenery, a fabulous pool, and wonderful hosts, La Fermette is the place for you. I did lots of searching before I found this gem, and we will definitely return. We took our 2
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from £78 / night

£635 - £925 / week

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(12) Excellent 

89

Farmhouse rental in Uzes

Gard / Uzes

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic villa, village, region!” What a wonderful villa, Mas Malou. Made us go 'wow' on arrival - absolutely everything you required and more. All rooms very spacious and tastefuly decorated. Loads to do for adults and children: table tennis room
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from £140 / night

£974 - £2346 / week

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(29) 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
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from £74 / night

£685 - £1280 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Canillas de Aceituno holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Canillas de Aceituno

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool

from £92 / night

£638 - £947 / week

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from £92 / 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
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from £90 / night

£630 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Neuville de Poitou

Vienne / Neuville de Poitou

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £94 / night

£657 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Lascazeres with swimming pool

Hautes-Pyrenees / Lascazeres

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Holiday heaven!” This was our second visit to au ballenti. The first time we came as a couple on a motorbike and stayed in the one bed gite, this time we brought the whole family and a few friends. Even with 10 adults and 6 children it was never crowd
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from £129 / night

£900 - £2500 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Qala

Qala / Qala Beach Village

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • 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
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from £75 / night

£570 - £1346 / week

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(45) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Robion

Luberon / Robion

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • 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
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from £9 / night

£2301 - £4071 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Nadur

Island of Gozo / Nadur

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just What We Needed” We did want to write to you and say a big thank you for allowing us the pleasure of staying in your lovely holiday home. Ta Rena was ideal for us enabling a relaxing time in very comfortable surroundings. Pretty much everything we
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from £140 / night

£985 - £1325 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard holiday farmhouse rental

Charente / Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“a beautiful retreat” a genuine retreat run by genuine caring people. If you would like to get away from it all and take in some beautiful French countryside this is the place to do it in an impeccable property.
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from £200 / night

£750 - £1550 / week

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Cala d'Or holiday farmhouse rental

Cala d'Or / S'Horta

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £150 / night

£1044 - £3286 / week

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from £150 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Xaghra

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely converted farmhouse with private pool and separate annex, within 5 minutes walk of centre of Xaghra” Excellent accommodation in interesting town. Just avoid the week we went, which coincided with their annual festival on Sept 8th. For a p
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from £116 / night

£797 - £1416 / week

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(23) 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
“Amazing villa in a fantastic location” A group of eight friends spent a week in this amazing property. The villa was very clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The pool was fantastic, very warm and was used to full advantage
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from £350 / night

£2350 - £3600 / week

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from £350 / 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
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from £300 / night

£1400 - £1407 / week

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(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Riogordo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stunning property in idyllic location” we loved our time in this spacious, well equipped property. Great pool for relaxing days but close to the motorway to explore surrounding area. We enjoyed a day in Malaga, a beach trip to Toro Del Mar, dinner ov
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from £115 / night

£708 - £1528 / week

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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 £159 / night

£1107 - £1992 / week

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from £159 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Perugia / Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

5 13 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £194 / night

£1358 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Gharb

Island of Gozo / Gharb

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect place to relax” Quiet location with cafe bar and supermarket close by. Very helpful host who met us on arrival and introduced us to the farmhouse. Phone numbers were exchanged and contact was made as needed. Spacious farmhouse provided lovely
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from £116 / night

£691 - £784 / week

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avg. 1 hour 30 minutes

from £116 / 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.
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from £143 / night

£1000 - £1550 / week

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avg. 2 hours 36 minutes

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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

from £150 / night

£1150 - £1580 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Itzac holiday farmhouse rental

Cordes-sur-Ciel / Itzac

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £215 / night

£1500 - £2250 / week

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from £215 / night

(20) 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
“Engaging Villa with excellent consideration shown by the owner.” Our visit was one of our extended family excursions and the second one to Italy. The Villa is also periodically used by the owner and had a friendly, loved, air about it. It is well app
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from £215 / night

£1500 - £2800 / week

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avg. 3 hours 43 minutes

from £215 / night

(12) 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
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from £169 / night

£1177 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £169 / night

(27) 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
“Great place” We had a lovely time in the villa. The hosts were very helpful and the place is beautiful. Strongly recommended.
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from £310 / night

£1593 - £2744 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

7 16 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Chateau Burmarrad "Malta"” I've stayed in Malta many times but never at a private home. I would recommend this place to anyone with a large group of people. Even my family who live on the island stopped by and were impressed with the property and woul
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from £310 / night

£2169 / week

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avg. 59 minutes

from £310 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Greve in Chianti

Province of Florence / Greve in Chianti

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“wonderful stay, perfect host” We had a wonderful week at Casalone during Aug2016. The house is absolutely charming, renovated with perfect taste, at the end of private road which preserves you from any noisy road or neighbours. Just note that there's
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from £443 / night

£2213 / week

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from £443 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Nanteuil En Vallee

Charente / Nanteuil En Vallee

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£600 - £1260 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Vendee / Chantonnay

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£554 - £1500 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

50

Holiday farmhouse rental

Landes / Grenade-sur-l'Adour

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £170 / night

£1900 / week

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from £170 / 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 - £1999 / week

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avg. 57 minutes

from £75 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in St Martin des Fontaines

Vendee / St Martin des Fontaines

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Swimming pool

from £79 / night

£550 - £755 / week

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from £79 / 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
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from £140 / night

£650 - £1300 / week

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from £140 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in San Ginese

Province of Lucca / San Ginese

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £306 / night

£2138 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £306 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Cisterna di Latina

Province of Latina / Cisterna di Latina

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £58 / night

£403 / week

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from £58 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
“Characterful farmhouse in the heart of Central Portugal” 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 rece
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from £45 / night

£315 - £840 / week

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(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
“PLEASANT CAPTIVATING LOVELY STAY” We really enjoy our stay in Mas Bernad. Everything was perfect. The owner offered us a nice dinner to welcome us and he was very nice giving us lots of useful information . The surroundings are fantastic, you only
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from £202 / night

£1133 - £1593 / week

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from £202 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Fougeres

Fougeres / Louvigne du desert

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Magnificent” Out of this world location, facilities & owners. The children couldn't get enough of the horses, goat & cats. Barry & Gail are the nicest people who made my family & our dog feel more than welcome. They couldn't do enough to make all of
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from £90 / night

£630 - £749 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Montepulciano

Province of Siena / Montepulciano

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Well-located and roomy house” We were 10 adults and two children (three generations) spending one week at the house in May of 2014. We found the house very suitable (for five couples) since it had five large bedrooms. It was very convenient that each
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from £241 / night

£1682 - £2567 / week

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from £241 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Campo nell'Elba

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

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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