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.
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next
Really well kitted out, lovely house. The upstairs living room was especially great for the big group. Everything needed and stunning location - 360 degree views!… More
Reviewed 2 Nov 2013
Great property, really well appointed with plenty of space, fabulous location and stunning views.
Everything was to hand and the property has a warm and friendly feel.
Just terrific. Highly re… More
Thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2015
We stayed at Ings in 2014 and loved it so much that we booked again for the same time this year. Our experience was just as good (see Aug 2014 review). An ideal location, with a 10-minute walk across … More
“The Farmhouse was a comfortable, peaceful hideaway for our R&R” Nigel and Suzanne made us very welcome again and our stay in the Farmhouse was exactly what we wanted. The house is well appointed with everything we needed for a comfortable holiday and
“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
“A true bit of French Paradise, peaceful, great pool area..Lots to do..”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
Where do I start, my husband and our four year old boy stayed here for a week in June. This property is on 2 acres, my little boy could walk to 'visit the hens' then walk and pick 3 strawberries - one… More
“An absolute gem!”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
If it is a french rustic experience you are looking for then this is for you. We spent one week of our lives in a dream house providing an unforgetable experience. Located only 10 minutes from the Gi… More
“Beautiful accommodation with individuality and style”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2012
We stayed in this renovated farmhouse during August with 3 younger children & 2 teenagers. The setting is quiet & peaceful, in a small hamlet surrounded by fields of vines & sunflowers. The house offe… More
Un accueil chaleureux et convivial. nous louons ici depuis environ 5 ans.
La nature à deux pas et beaucoup d'espace et de découvertes pour les enfants ! ( les animaux, les chateaux, les balades ...… More
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hot
I planned a surprise birthday getaway for my girlfriend with her friends. The place was everything we could have hoped it to be. It was a perfect escape from our regular surroundings. The owners ar… More
Great to hear you enjoyed your break at The Coach House! Many thanks for your kind words and hope to see you again soon.
“Anna and Matt's hospitality, kindness, thought for detail and beautiful Coach House exceeded all our expections”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
Going away for Christmas was new for us; with an age range of one to 70, we weren't sure what might be included……there was nothing we could have thought of, that wasn't wonderfully and generously … More
Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Christmas at The Coach House and that you also enjoyed seeing some of what this beautiful region has to offer. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon! Many thanks again.
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Our family of 10 had a weekend break at The Coach House last weekend and we were very impressed with the standard of the accommodation.
On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by Anna (the owner… More
Thank you for your kind words,The courtyard is indeed a wonderful place to eat and relax, being south-facing and sheltered it is lovely all year round. The large gardens at the front of the property and the play paddock are favourites with our younger guests! We are glad you found the property to be spotless, we are very thorough! This is reflected in the 100% score for Cleanliness we receive each year in our Quality in Tourism assessment. It was a pleasure welcoming you to Lodge Farm and we look forward to seeing you again!
“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
It's not easy to find some place that will keep three generations happy, but the Gite at Rigal has everything my children, my wife and I and my mother-in-law could ask for. The gite itself is lovely … More
“Everything you could ask for”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
A lovely gite in beautiful surroundings - even with 3 small children everything was catered for - toys, books, DVDs
Really relaxing, we hope to come back next year!… More
“Wonderful relaxing Gite with everything you need for kids...!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
This was our second stay in the Gite and again we had a truly wonderful time. Chris and Jackie have thought of everything that their guests might need and especially for those with children (cot, trav… More
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
We stayed at Bushcombe House Farm for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. We were over from Perth Australia and met up with our three grown up children and extended family at the house. … More
We are delighted you had a good holiday , we hope to see you again
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2014
We had a cousins get together at this property and we loved it. Lots of space, very clean and the most amazing views. We were lucky enough to be there while the Cheltenham racecourse was having its fi… More
Thank you for the kind feedback
We hope to see you again
“Stunning views, immaculate house - highly recommend”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2014
The house is situated on a hill so the views are stunning. When we arrived there were flowers on the kitchen table and milk, wine and juice in the fridge - a welcome we weren't anticipating but very m… More
“Beautifully decorated and maintained house in great location” We stayed here for one week with our 3 teenage children and our small dog. Paul the owner could not have been more helpful and accommodating with any enquiries we had.
“A wonderful, spacious & stylish home is a secluded rural setting”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
Kilkern is traditional farmhouse stylishly extended and modernised to a very high standard. It is a charming property with every modern convenience and a lot of space both inside and out. We found it… More
“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
We have stayed twice at Chez Dizier and both times have enjoyed a relaxing and comfortable holiday in this fantastic property. The gardens look out over beautiful countryside with lots of places to s… More
Superb cottage in a lovely , very quiet rural setting. Only 5 minutes by car to Matlock & there's absolutely loads of walks and places to visit within an hours drive, including the Chatsworth estate. … More
“Relaxing weekend away from it all”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
I have stayed at many cottages in the past and this has got to be one I have stayed in for the size of group. This is well placed for the Matlock and surrounding areas. This cottage can sleep 6 adults… More
“Fabulous, peaceful cottage with a lot of character”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
It was a last minute booking, the owner Shelley was very accommodating and welcoming. We loved how peaceful and out the way the cottage was, it had beautiful views and we would very much like to retur… More
“A beautiful slice of Pembroke with style and art to match” From the moment we walked into the house we could sense that this had been done with someone with real style and an appreciation of art. As it turns out the house has been restored by the arti
“Beautiful restoration in a beautiful country setting -a true taste of French country life.” We spent a fabulous week here in April 2013 - so relaxing in the quiet and peaceful country setting, surrounded by beautiful flowers, bushes and trees, and ser
We stayed at Branxholm Knowe for a week and had an amazing time.
We were welcomed by Isabel, who is such a lovely person. She took her time to show us around and was very sweet and helpful.
The … More
“A fantastic and beautifully upkept traditional house”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
We booked the house quite late and couldn't have been happier with it. It is a traditional old house set in own woods on the side of hill. Plenty of room both inside and out. The conservatory is a … More
“Perfect house for our celebration weekend.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2016
Branxholm house was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday weekend away with friends. The house is even bigger than the pictures suggest. We had 11 guests altogether plus a dog and we still all fel… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend and found the size of the house exceeded your expectations! We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back at our house in the near future! Kind regards, Ian Dowling
“Happy holidays” We had a wonderful family holiday at Fanoville farmhouse. Throughout the fortnight our numbers ranged from four to nine ages 15-69 and several dogs. The house was friendly, comfortable and well equipped, the garden private and relaxi
“Best cottage we have ever stayed in!” The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.
Came here with a group of old uni friends. What a gorgeous place to stay. Very remote but such beautiful landscape. House is very well equipped including wifi! . Lovely stylish interiors, sensitively … More
“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,
The farmhouse is in a peacefull location within easy reach of the local beaches.The Farmhouse has everything you need for a relaxing stay.Our boys who are aged 9 and 7 loved the pool and chose to stay… More
“Peaceful & Relaxing Paloverde.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2012
Paloverde sits in a tranquil part of Caramujiera, not overlooked and set in private surroundings. The farmhouse has been tastfully moderised and furnished throughout. The key features are, modern fuly… More
“An excellent villa for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2011
THis was our second visit to Paloverde. It is a very well equiped holiday home and is to a very high standard throughout. The private pool is the cleanest and most well maintained pool we have ever ha… More
“5 star” On holiday with daughter, son in law and 2 grandchildren. Everyone had a most enjoyable time. Accommodation was first class especially the studio which we had. Ann-Louise was an exceptionally nice person and was very helpful. We all loved the
“Beautiful, secluded gite in the French countryside”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
This is probably the best gite we have ever stayed in. Beautifully furnished and in a lovely, peaceful setting, but not far from local amenities. It is an ideal base to explore the local chateaux, vin… More
“Relaxing, quiet and beautiful.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2015
Beautiful house set in the heart of the countryside. Ann-Louise and Francois were very welcoming and have thought of everything one could need on holiday, the house is so well equipped. We enjoy ama… More
Reviewed 4 Jul 2015
2nd time visiting Shakespeare Lodge and yet again we were not disappointed. Would highly recommend for anyone who wants a well equipped, spacious property with use of a private pool in a quiet locatio… More
“Fabulous house perfect setting” Loved the house perfect for a family get together the rooms are so cosy and kitchen is perfect for all the family to enjoy. Loved the amazing big bathroom could have stayed in there all day.
The setting is amazing to w
We had a great time in the cottage which provided us with all we could need. Clean and comfortable house with plenty of facilities for adults and kids. Perfect location with easy access to main routes… More
Hi, thanks so much for leaving us a review. I'm so please to hear you had such an enjoyable family holiday. It makes all the hard work worthwhile. Old Duffus Farmhouse is indeed a very special property with the ruins of Duffus Castle just outside! We will be delighted to welcome you all back again in the future.
“Excellent property, excellent location”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2015
We live in Australia but originated from this area and took the extended family to see where their roots lay.
The farmhouse was brilliant, loved the big country kitchen. Everything that we could wish… More
Hi, thanks so much for writing us a review. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you but I am really pleased you had an enjoyable stay.
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2014
Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages. Great … More
“An idyllic location to escape and explore” This was a return visit for us and our two children (5 and 1). We love the peaceful and safe setting of the house - the children loved running between the vines. The house itself is really well equipped. T
What a lovely weekend we had visiting Chateau Claribes! Nestled in the quiet village of Claribes, population 10, we drank the award winning organic wines of the chateau and relaxed between canoe trips… More
“Homemade wine, sunset, vineyards - perfect!”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2011
Recently renovated to a good standard, this accommodation offers lovely views over the vineyards to sit and relax over some of their home grown wine. It has 2 good size bedrooms and the bathrooms are … More
Hi. Thanks for taking the time to send your review comments. We bought a high chair, very similar to the one you recommended and it's been successfully used! Since your stay, we've installed a television and DVD/CD player. As well as the games, books and travel guides in the holiday house, visitors can also borrow DVDs from our extensive collection.
“Everything was perfect and so beautiful. Wish I was back there now.”
Reviewed 28 May 2011
Whilst visiting Gensac and St Emillion for a wedding weekend we booked Chateau de Claribes. From the moment we arrived we had such a warm welcome from Helen who owns the cottage and vineyard. We were … More
“Perfect dog friendly country retreat...near the coast.” Located a few miles from junction 5 of the A55, this property is ideal for spending some quiet time with your family or away from them as we did. Our two Irish setters were in their element with
We stayed here for a week at the end of may. Our group of 5 adults, one child, two greyhounds and a dalmation had a wonderful time. Lovely house, kind owner who could not have been more helpful. The… More
“Beautiful house & garden in extremely peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Very spacious house with all amenities including the "little" things like a decent hoover, hangers in all the cupboards, lots of sofas in the lounge, beautifully kept garden etc.. set in really tranq… More
“Great house, well stocked & very accommodating hosts, a must visit.”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
The house is in a very central location. It has a lot of beds, a spacious house. we found the house clean and tidy with everything we needed. The hosts helped us with whatever we needed.… More
“Premier accommodation” Myself and 4 friends recently stayed at the Huston farmhouse and as with many first time long distance reservations, had the usual fears about what we would find when we arrived; I am delighted to report however, that the farmho
This is a well equipped, comfortable house which will meet many holiday needs. Comfortable beds, great showers, plenty of room, sociable kitchen, we love the house. It was perfect for our 5 and 8 ye… More
“marvellous scene, cosy house, what you see is what you get (and more)” Beara Peninsula is a beautiful part of Ireland. The nature is of an astonishing beauty. Cosy villages, nice people. A stay in Hilltop cottage completes your Irish trip. The house i
“Hilltop Cottage ist perfekt um die Küste West- Irlands zu erleben”
Reviewed 1 Jan 2013
Zweimal schon habe ich mit meiner Familie (letztes Jahr zu 5. und diesen Herbst zu 4.) Herbstferien im Hilltop Cottage gemacht und ich wünsche mir diese Zeit immer wieder, hoffentlich auch mal länge… More
“Wunderbarer Urlaub in großartiger Cottage”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2012
Das Hilltop Cottage ist ein wunderbar renoviertes Ferienhaus in einer ausgesprochen schönen Lage der Halbinsel Beara im Südwesten Irlands.
Das Haus besteht aus einer modernen funktionalen Küche, e… More
“Best holiday for years...”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
Since coming home from this trip we have fully recommended the cottage to our friends. The owner - Colette - is extremely helpful and very friendly. The cottage is better than excellent, and yes we di… More
Very kind. Thank you very much. I am honoured it was your "best holiday for years" and I hope you will come again. Hilltop is just down the road from you! Is the rose growing?
“The best holiday property ever - I would happily have stayed there forever!” I simply cannot rate this property highly enough - excellent does not do it justice. From the moment I entered I felt entirely at home. Cleanliness was superb, the faciliti
“Relaxing rural / city break” Very pleasant accommodation, clean tidy, good facilities. Incredibly comfortable beds. Friendly and very helpful owners. Plenty of local walking and close to the Peaks, and yet 15 minutes from Sheffield city centre.