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

UK October half term (5691)

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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from £78 / night

(32) Excellent 

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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

(12) Excellent 

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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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Holiday farmhouse rental

Swabia / Dietringen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £58 / night

£403 / week

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from £58 / night

(74) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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
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from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Llanynis holiday farmhouse rental

Builth Wells / Llanynis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Comfortable Stay” Lovely peaceful cottage with good living space our 4 adults and 3 children, very well equipped and stunning views.
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from £30 / night

£800 - £1520 / week

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from £30 / night

(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

(23) Excellent 

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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 - £2750 / week

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from £279 / 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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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“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
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from £80 / night

£550 - £1375 / week

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avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

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Farmhouse rental in Nova Siri

Province of Matera / Nova Siri

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £85 / night

£443 / week

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from £85 / 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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avg. 3 hours 0 minutes

from £70 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Mauleon-Licharre holiday farmhouse rental

Basque Country / Mauleon-Licharre

3 7 2 nights min

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

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from £71 / night

£443 - £815 / week

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from £71 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Sarzana

Italian Riviera / Sarzana

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £123 / night

£768 - £1106 / week

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from £123 / night

(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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from £94 / night

(26) 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 £75 / night

£520 - £980 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in La Bresse

Vosges / La Bresse

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £154 / night

£790 / 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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from £129 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cardross

Argyll and Bute / Cardross

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £220 / night

£950 - £1550 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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La Rochelle holiday farmhouse rental

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
“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
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from £78 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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(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 £62 / night

£470 - £837 / week

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avg. 2 hours 4 minutes

from £62 / night

(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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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Bracciano

Province of Rome / Bracciano

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £49 / night

£324 - £1067 / week

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avg. 1 hour 39 minutes

from £49 / night

(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

£2281 - £4036 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £217 / night

£1115 - £2295 / week

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from £217 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Medio Campidano / Villacidro

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Air conditioning

from £40 / night

£266 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Ferdrupt ski farmhouse to rent.

Vosges / Ferdrupt

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £71 / night

£264 - £439 / week

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from £71 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Waregem

West Flanders Province / Waregem

2 7 1 night min

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

from £23 / night

£155 / week

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from £23 / night

(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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from £140 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Collorus

Kenmare / Collorus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“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
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from £45 / night

£310 - £576 / week

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avg. 1 hour 46 minutes

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Gharb holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Gharb

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£730 - £1037 / week

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avg. 3 hours 39 minutes

from £108 / night

(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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avg. 2 hours 1 minutes

from £200 / night

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Farmhouse rental in Domicella

Province of Avellino / Domicella

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £27 / night

£186 / week

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from £27 / night

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Dodleston holiday farmhouse rental

Cheshire / Dodleston

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £240 / night

£1295 / week

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avg. 30 minutes

from £240 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cassibile

Syracuse / Cassibile

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Truly a home away from home” What a perfect name to describe this property!!!?.. This home is undoubtedly authentic Sicily, and undeniably charming, as is the property's owner, whom we are quite fond of- Corrado. I spent a most memorable and truly sen
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from £89 / night

£576 - £1682 / week

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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

from £89 / night

(15) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday farmhouse in Carnwath

Biggar / Carnwath

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A Great Place To Stay” We stayed there twice in July. The first time for a week and the second time we were there for a long week-end. Both times we were made to feel very welcome. A very well equipped place to stay and spotless.Lovely bedrooms and
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from £50 / night

£300 - £630 / 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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from £116 / night

(8) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday farmhouse in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £244 / night

£1708 / week

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avg. 1 hour 28 minutes

from £244 / night

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