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.
“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
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 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
“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
Probably the best equipped holiday home we've stayed in! Spacious with everything we could need in the kitchen as well as lots of towels and games & dvds. Lovely peaceful location, good walks for do… More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on Carregywen farmhouse especially a review so positive.
Great to hear you got to see a snapshot of the farming world too, both children and adults are always curious when the big barn doors get opened!
Hope you all had a good journey home and we hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.
Reviewed 2 Dec 2015
Great house in a quiet location.
Kitchen had all we needed for catering
Woodburn soon made the whole house cosy
Good walks all around and as at the house… More
“Lovely cottage, secluded location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2013
Spent a great weekend here, Gary was very helpful prior to, and after the holiday. Lovely cottage, good facilities, great log fire - it definitely needs it in winter. Thanks… More
“So good we came back twice... with plans to return again” Wisteria House has proved an ideal holiday home for us, our three young children and our friends - and their children - since our first visit in 2010. With four large bedrooms, a large 'farmho
This is the second year we have been back to Wisteria. There are 11 of us ranging from babies to grandparents and inlcluding a teenager, but this property has something for everyone. It is ideal becau… More
Beautiful 200 year old stone farmhouse, carefully renovated retaining the all the charm and character of yesteryear, whilst adding the luxuries required for a comfortable relaxing holiday. Situated in the beautiful village of Eus reputedly "the sunniest village in …see 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
“Beautiful cottage with plenty of room for the whole family” Have just come back from a week at Little Cowarne Court with 11 adults, 4 kids and 5 dogs. The house was well equipped with everything we needed and comfortably accommodated all of us. The
This is a large house and well equipped. Plenty of room for 5 families. Good pub near by and within walking distance. Great landscape just shame it seems to rain when we go there as this is the second… More
“Perfect for a large group wanting to "Get Away from it All"”
Reviewed 12 May 2012
This is a perfect house for a large group of friends or family to get together and have a break in the quiet Herefordshire countryside, but within easy reach of Worcester, Hereford, Leominster and Led… More
“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
“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
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 sett… More
Hello, I am so pleased you all really enjoyed your stay. The property does indeed benefit from a spectacular and very special view of Duffus Castle. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.
“Perfect family getaway”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
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.
“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
“A beautiful home nestled in an area that is characterized by its incurable thirst for poetry.”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2012
he farmhouse rural Elambeco where we stayed a week in July is a place that hardly scorderemo and where we hope with all my heart to return soon. It is a large country house clean and very spacious ren… More
“authentic sicilian charm”
Reviewed 5 Jun 2013
Wir haben eine sehr entspannende, schöne Woche in diesem Haus verbracht. Wie beschrieben ist das Haus eher einfach, aber vollständig ausgestattet und sauber. Das grandiose ist der riesige Garten mit… More
Thank you very much for the review.
I hope to see you soon.
A kiss to everyone.
“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!
We were able to have our whole family together, ranging in ages from 3 months to 78 years old, plus 1 dog & there was something for all of us. Amazingly comfortable accomodation, glorious scenery & lo… More
“Wonderful base to enjoy South Devon”
Reviewed 20 Jan 2012
We had a great time and were happy to let the kids go off by themselves to explore and cycle in safe, interesting surroundings. I even managed to catch a small Salmon (which I returned) and a Sea Trou… More
“Excellent - 100% Perfect”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2011
We enjoyed a fabulous holiday at Yeo Farm. Despite booking stupidly late, our request was handled peerlessly and in the most accommodating and friendly manner. The property exceeded our expectations: … More
Imagine waking up in your very own 16th century French Farmhouse, full of character and charm yet with a contemporary & luxurious twist. You lay under the soft sheets listening to the sound of birds singing and owls toowwoing. Enjoy a fresh cup of Nespresso coffee a …see more
Beautifully renovated farmhouse with swimming pool and far reaching views situated in a beautiful elevated village in the heart of the Perigord Limousin Natural Park overlooking the 'Mont du Chalus' rolling countryside and beyond towards the Dordogne, Correze …see more
“Tuscan magic!” Having travelled some in the Greve region of Tuscany, we knew what to expect in terms of scenic beauty. Casalone fitted right in to the Magic of Tuscany! The house is suitable for two close families, and comfortably sleeps 6 adults and
We had a wonderful week at Casalone during Aug2016. The house is absolutely charming, renovated with perfect taste, at the end of private road which preserves you from any noisy road or neighbours. Ju… More
Domaine de La Bastidonne in Céreste en Luberon : Very quiet property of 4.5 hectares (organic farmhouse) in the prettiest part of the Luberon.
"Gîte de France" : 3 *, 25 km from Roussillon, Bonnieux, Gordes, Manosque or Forcalquier, 70 km from Avi …see more
“Excellent house, peaceful stay.” We enjoyed a lovely stay at this house, the house itself has been renovated to a high standard and is spacious whilst still feeling homely. The garden is perfect for children with lots of room to play and use the paddl
“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
Geraldine the owner was welcoming and left us a welcome basket of provisions which was a very nice touch.
The house has a large secluded garden with a good swimming pool about 5 feet deep over its … More
“The best gite rental we have ever had!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
This was a great experience in every respect.The sun shone every day, and the pool/garden areas, were so inviting, that we hardly wanted to go anywhere else. Very peaceful, and beautifully presented p… More
“Stunning Holiday Home”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2012
Six of us spent a week at the Gite which was wonderful. A real home from home experience with everything provided. The owners gave us a warm welcome and were always there to help with any further need… More
“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.
The house itself is great, its got the quirkiness of an old house but up to date in terms of facilities. Great view from the hot tub!
Up the road is the starting point for the best tracks up Snowd… More
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
We were a group of 5 couples staying in Snowdonia to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday.
Finding the house was easy and made even easier by the owners Jim and Anne covering the exterior of the house w… More
“Comfortable, welcoming house, ideal for family getaway”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
I stayed at Snowdon house with the whole family (kids (ages 4 to 6) parents and grandparents). The house was large enough to accommodate us all without feeling at all squashed - the big kitchen and di… More
“Best ever holiday!” Just had a week at La Chenaie, probably the best holiday we have ever had. Weather has been good, two days a little dull but every other hot, up to 32 degrees. Lovely and quiet but only a few minutes from Perigueux which is full of
On arrival, we were greeted as old friends, Glenn and Roma made you feel very welcome and at home. The house was furnished to a very high standard, and had everything you could possibly need including… More
“Didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2015
Wow what a lovely place, a fantastic house, very comfortable with a lovely pool and terraces which we sat out on each evening playing games and relaxing with the odd bottle of wine or 2. The surroundi… More
Reviewed 21 Aug 2016
We all really enjoyed our stay at La Chenaie, it was a very relaxing time in a beautiful house and setting, the owners Glenn, Roma and Jamie made us feel so very welcome.
The house is very well pr… More
Hilltop setting, stunning views, Close to market town with supermarkets & restaurants.
Heated pool, health spa inc. Jacuzzi, sauna, solarium, games area inc. Pool table, table tennis. internet access. …see more
“Wonderful stay in such a beautiful home” It is a stunning place to stay, situated literally next to the vineyards. The veranda looking out to the pool was magnificent. Was amazing while we stayed with great weather but I imagine would be equally great
Separate house, in front of traditional restored farmhouse, surrounded by greenery and olive grove in the beautiful Tuscan hills (180 m s.l.m.) between Pescia and Montecatini Terme (7 km).
Not far from the major art cities of Tuscany: Florence (50 km), Lucca (30 km), P …see more
Stunning setting, mountain views, private pool, secluded and peaceful, well-appointed, near to shops and restaurants, local bakery and bar, friendly locals, authentic Italian stone property, sandy beaches nearby, on the border of a National Park, free wi-fi and DVD.< …see more
Situated in an elevated rural setting Le Puy Renou provides spacious, comfortable living and sleeping accommodation and enjoys extensive secluded grounds. Tastefully furnished and with a wood burning stove you can make your self feel at home in the middle of France.< …see more
Whether you are on a business trip or holiday The Durrance ticks all the boxes!We are well located if you want to explore The Cotswolds, Severn Valley Railway, Warwick Castle and Cadbury World. Our location is 5 miles Junction 5 / M5 and 7 miles Junction 1 / M42. …see more
A charming and traditional rustic farmhouse, with dovecote/pigeonnier, dating from 1760.Au Ciel Bleu is a house full of character situated in the heart of the Gorges de L'Aveyron - beautiful rivers, medieval towns, limestone cliffs and rolling hills.
Extremely …see more
“A beautiful home, garden and location. We couldn’t ask for more.” We have had the luxury of spending time at Les Guillamaux in 2003/4. The house, garden and pool were wonderful then - they are even better now. There are more beds to accommodate mor
“A beautiful home in a lovely, relaxing location with views to die for!”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
From the minute we drove up to Les Guillamaux we knew we were going to have a great holiday. The house itself is beautiful and very well equipped, the owners really have thought of everything. The chi… More
“Fabulous Group Holiday house”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2014
The house is just gorgeous. It has been restored very authentically ....rustic and comfortable. Great spaces. Everything provided, though internet connection was difficult. Countryside beautiful. Pool… More
Luxury farmhouse and adjoining cottage providing a total of 9 spacious bedrooms and 9 bathrooms in the beautiful Wye Valley. Awarded 4 Star Gold by Visit England. Walkers Welcome. Cyclists Welcome and M1 Accessibility given.
Awarded Winner of Best Self Catering Ho …see more
“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
“Gorgeous, secluded holiday home in the beautiful Andalucian hills”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
We spent a great week at this fabulous finca in the hills North of Malaga. The house is exactly as described on the website, which if anything doesn't do full justice to the beautiful views from every… More
“Magnificent Views and Superb House”
Reviewed 31 May 2014
Sometimes when you select a property the photos advertising it are better than the real thing and you end up a little disappointed...that is certainly not true with casa Jose Ramon. The house is wonde… More
“Another great stay”
Reviewed 25 May 2014
This was our second stay. We love the house and area and will be back again very soon. Perfect holiday rental for our 3 year old. … More
“Look no further you have found the perfect gite in the perfect location” Well what can I say, this gite exceeded all my expectations and I can honestly tell you that I will be back next year. The owners will give you the warmest welcome and not only
What a fantastic time we have just had in La Fermette. There is loads of living space both inside and out. Our children all loved spending hours in the swimming pool. La Fermette is in a rural positio… More
“A little piece of French heaven!”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2016
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… More
“Lovely house in poss the best location in the area!” Amazing private location, lovely pool, big, practical well kitted out house, great for family groups with kids and friends. So much to do and see in the area, loved the wild river swimming! Owners