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

UK October half term (2585)

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 Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“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
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from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / night

(23) Excellent 

30

Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc
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from £279 / night

£1950 - £2950 / week

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from £279 / night

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West Flanders Province / Waregem

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly

from £22 / night

£148 / week

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from £22 / 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
“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 £292 / night

£1500 - £2584 / week

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from £292 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Ventry

Dingle Peninsula / Ventry

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £89 / night

£500 / week

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from £89 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

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

(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
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from £74 / night

£660 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

31

Holiday farmhouse accommodation

Province of Lucca / Pieve Fosciana

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £76 / night

£442 - £1177 / week

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from £76 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent value Tuscan villa in a lovely setting” We stayed in the Agrifolo apartment at Le Fontanelle in May 2015. I was visited with my partner and my parents as we treated them to a Tuscan trip to start the summer. The villa was lovely - simple
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from £59 / night

£446 - £795 / week

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from £59 / night

(57) Excellent 

25

Farmhouse rental in Langport with golf nearby, tennis court

Somerset / Langport

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £300 / night

£2000 - £3700 / week

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from £300 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

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
“A little piece of French heaven!” The most charming and rustic shabby chic gate, even better than the photos portray! Fabulous pool, wonderful terrace, little nuggets of history and the bonus of a spacious private garden for games and children's playh
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from £78 / night

£585 - £875 / week

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from £78 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Basque Country / Larribar-Sorhapuru

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Relaxing holiday house in really interesting region of France” We loved our week with family friends (4 parents and 6 older kids) at this rurally located farmhouse. We explored the local villages and ventured into the foothills of the Pyrenees. The lo
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from £50 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(44) Excellent 

24

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
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from £313 / night

£2185 - £3866 / week

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from £313 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Lochinver

Caithness and Sutherland / Lochinver

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“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
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from £160 / night

£975 - £1475 / week

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from £160 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Basque Country / Mauleon-Licharre

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £68 / night

£421 - £774 / week

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from £68 / night

(7) Excellent 

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St. Clement holiday farmhouse rental

Jersey / St Clement

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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from £258 / night

(3) Very Good 

21

Tomhaggard holiday farmhouse rental

County Wexford / Tomhaggard

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for a large group of friends or family, lots of space.” I was very pleased with my choice as soon as I got there I knew it was going to work perfectly, everyone had their own space, kids had the TV room for games and puzzles as well as TV. The
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from £95 / night

£400 - £805 / week

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from £95 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Belbroughton

Worcestershire / Belbroughton

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £500 / night

£2000 - £3000 / week

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from £500 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Farmhouse letting in Fossoway

Perth and Kinross / Fossoway

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxed, comfortable & homely” Excellent service, easy to book. Lovely, homely feel to the property. Loved the facilities in the kitchen. Downstairs shower-room plumbing was a bit 'musical' but otherwise no negatives at all. For us the location was pe
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from £75 / night

£500 - £780 / week

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from £75 / 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

(6) Excellent 

21

Holiday farmhouse in Nantgaredig

Carmarthen / Nantgaredig

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£575 / week

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from £85 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hawes

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Hawes

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“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.
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from £70 / night

£490 - £980 / week

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from £70 / night

(13) Excellent 

21

Holiday farmhouse rental

Dingle Peninsula / Cloghane

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Absolutely grand!” We'd such a great time at sheehys farmhouse even if the weather wasn't great stuff. But the house is cosy, large, comfortable and the playroom for children (we had our four grandchildren there) was a never ending adventure. The pla
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from £120 / night

£834 / week

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from £120 / night

(22) 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
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from £71 / night

£397 - £1097 / week

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from £71 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Credin

Morbihan / Credin

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £68 / night

£475 - £895 / week

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from £68 / night

(6) Very Good 

24

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

from £113 / night

£750 - £2350 / week

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from £113 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Wollombi

Cessnock / Wollombi

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £118 / night

£706 / week

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from £118 / night

24

Farmhouse rental in Stara Moravica

Vojvodina / Stara Moravica

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £38 / night

£217 - £567 / week

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from £38 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Cozes

Charente-Maritime / Cozes

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool

from £180 / night

£1155 - £1795 / week

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from £180 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Market Harborough / South Kilworth

6 17 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Family party” We had a lovely weekend at The Hollies. It was a great size, the garden was lovely and it was well equipped. Our party were from age 2 to age 80 - and we all enjoyed it. Spacious and well decorates / maintained. The owners were helpful w
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from £350 / night

£2000 / week

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from £350 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Loir-et-Cher / Mennetou-sur-cher

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £43 / night

£278 - £295 / week

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from £43 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Kercem with swimming pool

Island of Gozo / Kercem

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £84 / night

£700 / week

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from £84 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Sarteano holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Siena / Sarteano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Fantastic Villa and location shame about the weather” The villa was fantastic with extremely hospitable hosts. Grandma provided us with her fantastic home made cake and olive oil. Grandad provided us with home grown beans and lettuce. The Villa is sit
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from £93 / night

£589 - £925 / week

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from £93 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Thurles

County Tipperary / Thurles

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic house” Brilliant stay in the house , we had a group of 5 adults and 3 kids , huge house with all mod cons as well as a rustic feel with an AGGA cooker converted to oil , gardens were brilliant , kids loved the house , plenty of wood for the
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from £150 / night

£517 - £1392 / week

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from £150 / night

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Siena / Isola d'Arbia

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £90 / night

£391 - £1068 / week

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from £90 / night

21

Province of Belluno / Belluno

6 21 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £53 / night

£350 - £2370 / week

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from £53 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Beauly

Scottish Highlands / Beauly

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £70 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Vire-Normandie

Calvados / Vire-Normandie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £63 / night

£313 - £496 / week

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from £63 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Province of Asti / Moasca

6 16 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £67 / night

£467 / week

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from £67 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool

from £41 / night

£283 - £400 / week

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from £41 / night

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