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

UK October half term (2911)

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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Maur holiday farmhouse rental

Canton of Zurich / Maur

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
A room in a 200 year old house. Bathroom and kitchen shared. Don't expect too much and stay away if you are very picky  …see more

from £30 / night

£192 - £334 / week

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from £30 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Competa

Competa / Venta de Palma

10 20 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A very special setting, wonderful hosts, beautiful views, exiting holiday” I stayed at Finca Los Pinos with my daughter and grandchildren. It was such a special place - truly 'an oasis' in the Almajera mountains, as they say. Exhilarating walks in the  …see more

from £278 / night

£1695 - £2373 / week

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from £278 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday farmhouse rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1395 - £1625 / week

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from £200 / 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  …see more

from £350 / night

£2000 / week

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from £350 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Weesp

North Holland Province / Weesp

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
Situated in Weesp, 13 km from Amsterdam, Boerderij Honswijck boasts a terrace and views of the river. Utrecht is 25 km away. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units.  …see more

from £111 / night

£437 / week

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from £111 / 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  …see more

from £85 / night

£551 - £1526 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Seine-Maritime / Saint-Vaast-d'Equiqueville

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
'La Grange' is a misnomer - the house has taken its name from the large barn ('en colombage') which is part of the property. The farmhouse is set in the hamlet of Maintru, close to the Avenue Verte and the River Bethune. There is a large and secure garden enclosing the  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £110 / night

(8) 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  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1470 / week

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from £125 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
Imagine waking up in a 16th century French farmhouse, full of character and charm with a contemporary, luxurious finish to the sound of birds singing outside your window. After enjoying a fresh cup of coffee you take a short stroll or bike ride to the nearby village of  …see more

from £257 / night

£1800 - £3820 / week

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from £257 / 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 £194 / night

£1356 - £3094 / week

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from £194 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cappawhite

County Tipperary / Cappawhite

3 5 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Peace and Quiet is the best way to describe this COZY Traditional Cottage/Farmhouse set in your own 10 acres of scenic land. Charming and delightful, has all the traditional feel of a family home .Wake up the view of the cows in the nearby fields. There is a large p  …see more

from £59 / night

£380 / week

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from £59 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Slane

County Meath / Slane

6 22 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Large strawbale eco-lodge with 6 bedrooms, 5 ensuite with large communal area for eating, dining & relaxing.  …see more

from £746 / night

£4073 - £4699 / week

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from £746 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Gieville holiday farmhouse rental

Manche / Gieville

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
A lovely covered outside dining area provides a wonderful setting to enjoy your lunch or evening meal. The enclosed front garden is a great sun trap and great to while away a lazy afternoon or if your feeling energetic why not explore the rear garden and fields .Just a  …see more

from £64 / night

£335 - £505 / week

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from £64 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Mercaston

Derbyshire / Mercaston

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Beautiful rural retreat.” We stayed here for two nights and couldn't fault it. The little extras on arrival, prosecco, cake etc were a lovely touch. The place was clean and well maintained. Quality furnishings, well equipped and amazingly comfy beds.  …see more

from £150 / night

£650 / week

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from £150 / 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

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Marinella di Selinunte

Castelvetrano / Marinella di Selinunte

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Serene” We were taken to the Villa ( Casa Melograno) by the agent Aldo , he was very friendly and helpful . Unfortantely did not meet owners they were away. We were two couples staying at Villa Melograno and there was plenty of room. The villa was sp  …see more

from £126 / night

£873 - £1916 / week

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from £126 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Mid Wales 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
“Ideal weekend break” I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends. The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful. The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great kitchen, wonderful comfortable  …see more

from £20 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £20 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu / Felines.

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Great nature in farming country dotted with small hamlets and villages. Hiking, biking, cross-country biking, touring, rafting and cano, equestrian centers. Extra costs: perperon per night euro 3 for gas and electricity.  …see more

from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Xaghra holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 5 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely farmhouse” Well equipped , spacious farmhouse with the terrace on the upper floor offering plenty of sun or shade as preferred and the pool for cooling off after sightseeing. The private courtyard with it's jacuzzi was an added luxury much enjo  …see more

from £94 / night

£594 / week

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from £94 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Teviothead

Hawick / Teviothead

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic house” Dear Ian Thank you for your note dated 31st October regarding our stay at Branxholm Knowe House. I am delighted to confirm that our family group had a superb stay in your lovely house and enjoyed the large garden area and woodland w  …see more

from £300 / night

£1100 - £2400 / week

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from £300 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hawes

Hawes / Burtersett

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.  …see more

from £66 / night

£460 - £940 / week

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from £66 / night

(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
Hinning House is set in an idyllic location in the Esk Valley 3 miles from stunning Eskdale. THe property provides comfortable accommodation in the peaceful western Lake District with glorious walks in every direction. The 12-acre estate of pasture and woodland  …see more

from £215 / night

£1115 - £2295 / week

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from £215 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in Montgenevre

Hautes-Alpes / Montgenevre

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
La Maison Clarée is a gorgeous old French farmhouse in the tiny village of Les Alberts at the foot of the Vallée de la Clarée. It's just a few kilometres from the ski areas of Serre Chevalier and Montgenèvre, as well as the fascinating fortified town of Briançon.  …see more

from £230 / night

£1000 - £2800 / week

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from £230 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Zovon holiday farmhouse rental

Vo / Zovon

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The organic farm is located in the heart of the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills, where the uncontiminated nature, green meadows are a guarantee for complete relaxation.In the stone house with the characteristic shape of a turret buit around 1800 and renovated in 200  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £594 / week

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from £43 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Olbia

Province of Olbia-Tempio / Olbia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing, surrounded by nature” We stayed in June for a week. The house is very nice, everything is there and it is clean. We loved the terras with the view over the hills. This place is excellent for people who are looking for a private location, sur  …see more

from £60 / night

£382 - £594 / week

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from £60 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Duffus

Moray / Duffus

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location” 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  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Clonakilty holiday farmhouse rental

County Cork / Clonakilty

5 8 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“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.  …see more

from £119 / night

£509 - £721 / week

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from £119 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Sibiu County / Biertan

8 11 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Casa Noah The special and beautiful village of Richis lays within a valley shadowed by the famous Carpathian mountains. This village hosts two old Siebenburgen houses named Casa Noah. It seems to be a fairytale land with very old roads and mysterious old saxon houses.  …see more

from £28 / night

£190 / week

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from £28 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Portrush

Portrush / Mathers Cross

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £85 / night

£375 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / 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

(5) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Saint-Ciers-De-Canesse with swimming pool

Gironde / Saint-Ciers-De-Canesse

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 57 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Nearest :- Airport = Merignac (Bordeaux), Ferry Port = Blaye, Railway = St Andre de Cubzac Motorway = A10  …see more

from £180 / night

£1000 - £1450 / week

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from £180 / 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
“Amazing!” Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(65) 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
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate  …see more

from £101 / night

£505 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Eye

Suffolk / Eye

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 46 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
**VISIT ENGLAND 4STAR GOLD AWARD 2016/17** Dove Farmhouse is a stunning farmhouse with its own private garden is set in a small village near the picturesque market town of Eye in Suffolk. For larger groups there is a nearby barn which sleeps four listed under Dove Ca  …see more

from £575 / night

£2600 - £3950 / week

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from £575 / night

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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
Charming 18th century hilltop farmhouse, rural Dordogne, set in rollings hills. Four beautiful double bedrooms plus kids dormitory upstairs (sleeps 6). Large living room with open fire and grand piano and massive kitchen. Stunning 10m swimming pool set in 11 acres of  …see more

from £150 / night

£1150 - £1580 / week

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from £150 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Riogordo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” A a beautiful spacious house, very clean and well equipped with idyllic views.It includes all the necessities required to have an enjoyable stay. There is a swimming pool and a lovely gardened outside area which provides both sun and shade  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1424 / week

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from £85 / night

(24) 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

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives

Calvados / Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Very special, beautiful farmhouse in stunning location” We have been coming here again and again for several years as it is a very special place. We have had wonderful stays in both houses. The old farmhouse is warm inviting beautiful light spacious.  …see more

from £120 / night

£850 / week

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from £120 / 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
“A true bit of French Paradise, peaceful, great pool area..Lots to do..” 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  …see more

from £74 / night

£520 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night