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

UK October half term (1816)

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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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  …see more

from £78 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £78 / 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
“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  …see more

from £99 / night

£690 - £1449 / week

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from £99 / night

(70) 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  …see more

from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / 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  …see more

from £74 / night

£520 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

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 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Polizzi Generosa

Province of Palermo / Polizzi Generosa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£845 - £1207 / week

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from £121 / night

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Canton of Graubunden / Vella

6 13 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £15 / night

£102 / week

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from £15 / night

(46) 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
“Cosy cottage” Lovely cottage with lots of charm Furnishing and equipment first class Very friendly owners Hot tub brilliant  …see more

from £300 / night

£1200 - £2600 / week

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from £300 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Saint-Antonin Noble Val holiday farmhouse let

Tarn-et-Garonne / Saint-Antonin Noble Val

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £40 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Farmhouse letting in Vanxains with swimming pool

Dordogne / Vanxains

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Ille-sur-Tet

Pyrenees-Orientales / Ille-sur-Tet

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £113 / night

£707 - £1000 / week

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from £113 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Cortona

Province of Arezzo / Cortona

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning views, lovely house, helpful owner.” Cortona is a very picturesque medieval town and this villa is a longish walk from the town itself up a very windy road. The house is only a few years old but built in the style of the old houses. It has la  …see more

from £148 / night

£1035 - £1682 / week

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from £148 / 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.  …see more

from £216 / night

£1552 - £2673 / week

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from £216 / 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 - £2300 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

Quistinic holiday farmhouse rental

Morbihan / Quistinic

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family holiday” We were a four generation holiday party 6 in total. The eldest 88 the youngest, 2 years. The accommodation is very good. Very comfortable beds. Good showers and plenty of hot water. My grandson was well catered for eg playho  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1650 / week

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from £150 / 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  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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from £95 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Castlemartin

Pembrokeshire / Castlemartin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“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  …see more

from £95 / night

£490 - £1199 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Uzzano

Province of Pistoia / Uzzano

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£259 - £328 / week

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from £44 / 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  …see more

from £321 / night

£2242 - £3966 / week

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from £321 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Bournel

Lot-et-Garonne / Bournel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £150 / night

£1000 - £2150 / week

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from £150 / 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

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Holiday farmhouse in Freshwater Creek

Victoria / Freshwater Creek

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £135 / night

£824 / week

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from £135 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of Siena / San Gimignano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£544 - £906 / week

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from £87 / 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 £87 / night

£561 - £1552 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Very Good 

25

La Bourboule ski farmhouse to rent.

Puy-de-Dome / La Bourboule

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Ski

from £130 / night

£604 - £1164 / week

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from £130 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Gavray

Manche / Gavray

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool

from £220 / night

£1030 - £3220 / week

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from £220 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Azeitao

Setubal District / Azeitao

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“They couldn't have made us more welcome.....” Christina and Roderick went out of their way to ensure we had a good stay. During exceptionally hot weather, they arranged for extra cooling devices to be brought in and when our hire car broke down, they  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £1530 / week

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from £143 / 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.  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £1550 / week

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from £129 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Braunston

Northamptonshire / Braunston

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £206 / night

£875 - £1575 / week

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from £206 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Portalegre with swimming pool

Portalegre District / Portalegre

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Lovely holiday rental property” We had a great week at Casa da Vigia. The property was in a nice peaceful setting, but within a 5 minute walk of a small village. The pool and the garden (which had plenty of welcoming shade) were enjoyed by all the fam  …see more

from £121 / night

£776 - £897 / week

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from £121 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Orne / Domfront

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £35 / night

£225 - £385 / week

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from £35 / night

(22) 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  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £1275 / week

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from £80 / night

(57) 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
“Amazing” What a fantastic holiday cottage. We arrived Thursday late afternoon and what a surprise. The cottage was lovely and warm and the owners had left a basket of essentials so it meant I could have a lovely cup of tea while unpacking. The cottag  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Xewkija

Island of Gozo / Xewkija

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“AMAZING EXPERIENCE” I've planned this vacation since 1 year ago with my extended family, a party of 6 adults and two young boys of 9 and 12. the farm house is great, a big bedroom for each couple, 3 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a wondeful  …see more

from £142 / night

£992 - £1723 / week

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from £142 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Basque Country / Mauleon-Licharre

3 7 2 nights min

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

from £69 / night

£432 - £794 / week

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from £69 / night

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Herrera holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Seville / Herrera

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £55 / night

£350 - £640 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Le Chalard

Haute-Vienne / Le Chalard

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £99 / night

£690 - £1280 / week

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from £99 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Marciac holiday farmhouse rental

Marciac / Courties

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely house, gorgeous pool with amazing views” Property is as described and the quality of the accommodation is excellent. Friendly owners and their lovely dog in adjacent house. It's ideal for a lazy poolside holiday. It is a long drive for a day  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 - £1550 / week

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from £110 / night

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