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.
Welcome to “The Old House”, Tipperary. It's been in the family for 500 years. It is located in South Tipperary, 10 minutes from Carrick on Suir and 20 minutes from Kilkenny City. If you like privacy, you will like this. Our detached sunny and …see more
When our 4 teenagers walked in, their mouths dropped. Gorgeous, spacious yet cozy. The two master bedrooms were perfect for us two married couples, and the girls loved their room and didn't mind shari… More
Reviewed 15 Jan 2014
The photos really don't do it justice. The house is perfect. We all felt at home as soon as we walked in and it had everything we needed. On top of that the surrounding area is very nice and well wort… More
“peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2013
We stayed at The Old House for 2 weeks in July 2013. We are a family of 4, 2 kids aged 13 and 10, not forgetting our dog Lucy. We knew we wanted to stay in The Old House as soon as we saw in online. W… More
Traditional farmhouse in secluded country surroundings, looking out towards the Comeragh and Monavullagh Mountains about half a mile from the attractive village of Ardfinnan on the banks of the River Suir. Numerous historic ruins and relics including the Rock of Cashel …see more
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Detached Cotswold stone farmhouse situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated above Woodmancote near Bishops Cleeve, the farmhouse enjoys incredible panoramic views across Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and towards …see more
We stayed at Bushcombe House Farm for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. We were over from Perth Australia and met up with our three grown up children and extended family at the house. … More
We are delighted you had a good holiday , we hope to see you again
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2014
We had a cousins get together at this property and we loved it. Lots of space, very clean and the most amazing views. We were lucky enough to be there while the Cheltenham racecourse was having its fi… More
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“Stunning views, immaculate house - highly recommend”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2014
The house is situated on a hill so the views are stunning. When we arrived there were flowers on the kitchen table and milk, wine and juice in the fridge - a welcome we weren't anticipating but very m… More
This beautiful 3 bedroom farmhouse, with FREE WIFI and a large separate Games Barn, is over 300 years old is set in a traditional French village in a rural region of northern France, under one hour away from Calais and Eurotunnel. It has original features throughout an …see more
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Inaugurated in 2005, El Cosme has beds for 16 guests in 8 en suite bedroom …see more
“El Cosme has set a new standard for our hollidays, everything you wish for at an excellent price !”
Reviewed 27 Oct 2016
We (10 adults and 10 kids) absolutely enjoyed our stay at El Cosme. We have stayed in more then a dozen large holliday villas throughout Europe, and El Cosme has set a new standard. Large clean bedr… More
This traditional Lakeland farmhouse sits nestled on the southern slopes of Blencathra in a quiet rural setting just outside the village of Threlkeld. The location in the heart of the Lake District National Park is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists, though the property …see more
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
Porthwen Farm is a charming 17th century stone built detached farmhouse, carefully renovated to offer a modern warm, comfortable, cosy but spacious retreat. Set in a quiet & peaceful location with views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Stunning views of the h …see more
Great house with good amenities. Very peaceful location, the walk along the coastal path was beautiful. All of Anglesey was easy to access from here. We had a lovely holiday and would return without h… More
“Perfect peacefull get away with stunning views.”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2012
Had a great time even when it rains. I am planning with family to go again sometime soon. Highly recommend to anybody! … More
“cosy & remote, fab views”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2014
We had a very enjoyable few days, lovely cottage, nice and quiet, fab walks from cottage and views. Plenty of space, had what we needed. Thank you.… More
This 100 year old finca has been recently renovated and tastefully decorated, On the ground floor you all find an open plan fully fitted kitchen, diner, sitting room, a separate smaller lounge with open fireplace, large laundry and store room and toilet. Upstairs there …see more
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 outsid… More
“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
This fabulous 12th century Swedish designed farm house and fomer hunting lodge is set deep in the heart of the Avon valley and is surrounded by wooded valleys and flowing waters, it is a nature lovers paradise. The property interiors have been designed to offer you and …see more
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!… More
Reviewed 21 Jul 2012
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
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
Glowing reviews onTrip Advisor . As seen on BBC TV news http://youtu.be/ZYHet6bPBVQ The Hustons have farmed this land for almost 200 years. This has been the family holiday home since it was rebuilt on the original site in 2004. Feel free to roam around the 50 acres, …see more
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 rep… More
Having stayed in private rental accommodation in various places at home and around the World I know exactly what you mean.
Felicity and I are delighted that our Farmhouse met your expectations, even if the weather for your visit could have been better. (There's a reason why Ireland is so green!)
“Fantastic - this house has it all”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2012
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
A stunning 200 year old stone barn conversion with large private swimming pool. La Bergerie is situated in the picturesque Têt valley, in a quiet location in the quaint village of Eus, officially 'un des plus beaux village de France', one of the most be …see more
The farmhouse is quaint but full of character.This lovely farmhouse is hidden away in an alley and only minutes away from one of the best restaurants on the island (Jeffreys). The property has loads of character and a lovely terrace with lovely country views. The farmh …see more
“Lovely house, great facilities, friendly and helpful owner and all at the right price! What more could you want?”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2012
This house is perfect for groups of friends(as we were) or families with children who do not need to be supervised (ie toddlers). The pool is fantastic in the heat of the day. the balconys have amazin… More
“Lovely farmhouse, good size, exceed expectations”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
We made an enquiry through the website and got an almost instant response from the owner, the correspondance with the owner making the arrangements was excellent. The owner met us at the farmhouse to… More
“Brilliant hidden away farmhouse, great location in the village.”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2012
I would like to congratulate Rosella and her family for the entire experience I enjoyed in the Farmhouse. Located in a very quiet alley a minute from the newly opened Jeffrey's Cafe opposite his Resta… More
Many thanks for yr write up. Yr comments were greatly appreciated. Every effort was spared to make yr stay a very pleasant one. I'm glad you enjoyed it and gives me the energy to keep it going and always making it better. Hope to meet again some other time. Keep well. Rosella.
Set in peaceful rural surroundings,with its own garden and long, tree lined drive, Bodfan is an ideal holiday home for grandparents, parents, children and their pets. The large rooms allow everyone to have their own space yet come together for family activities. Bodfan …see more
We stayed here for a week at the end of may. Our group of 5 adults, one child, two greyhounds and a dalmation had a wonderful time. Lovely house, kind owner who could not have been more helpful. The… More
“Beautiful house & garden in extremely peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
Very spacious house with all amenities including the "little" things like a decent hoover, hangers in all the cupboards, lots of sofas in the lounge, beautifully kept garden etc.. set in really tranq… More
“Great house, well stocked & very accommodating hosts, a must visit.”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
The house is in a very central location. It has a lot of beds, a spacious house. we found the house clean and tidy with everything we needed. The hosts helped us with whatever we needed.… More
Carregywen farm house is a very large four bedroom traditional farm house set in a secluded location between the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, three miles from Builth Wells.The house is set within over a hundred acres of private farm land, in a larg …see more
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.
“Ideal weekend break”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
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 … More
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
Old Duffus farmhouse, on family run Duffus Estate, provides a spacious yet homely atmosphere, perfect for families or other larger groups. Surrounded by fields and with stunning views of impressive Duffus Castle, the property is the ideal place to retreat to and relax. …see more
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.
This Vendee farmhouse benefits from a lovely view over pasture and woodland and is set in a countryside location just outside the village. Can be rented at reduced rates for smaller groups (6) outside high season. It is within easy reach of the coast and beaches at St G …see more
Downstairs is a large farmhouse kitchen/dining room which is well equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, radio with CD player and wood burning stove. There is a separate lounge with log burner digital TV and DVD player.There is WIFI ava …see more
‘Armonija’ is a newly finished house at the outskirts of the beautiful village of Qala. The house is situated just above one of the many beaches to be found on the idyllic island of Gozo.The house is minutes away from the ferry terminal and five minu …see more
Armonija is almost exactly as described, only better! The house is very spacious, light and airy. We were a party of six, ranging in age from 21 to mid-60's, and the property lent itself to both co… More
“La casa e veramente stupenda”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
La casa e nuova e ben arredata ,attrezzata con tutte le comodità , devo dire che è meglio dal vivo che in foto.
Il proprietario è una persona stupenda.
Siamo rimasti veramente soddisfatti ci tor… More
Reviewed 17 Apr 2016
Nous revenons d'une semaine en famille de la villa Armonija, Gozo, où nous avons passé un magnifique séjour. La villa, spacieuse, luxueuse, propre et à la décoration soignée allie le charme de l… More
The perfect holiday house to unwind, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. With its typically French country style décor, Tarrit de Bas is a charming farmhouse and a real home from home. Ideal for those who do not want to stray too far but want to slow down and …see more
Set in the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Woodside Farm, Nr Matlock, was once a dairy farm but is now run as a smallholding, standing in five acres with free-range chickens and sheep graze in the surrounding fields. The farm and holiday …see more
Superb cottage in a lovely , very quiet rural setting. Only 5 minutes by car to Matlock & there's absolutely loads of walks and places to visit within an hours drive, including the Chatsworth estate. … More
“Relaxing weekend away from it all”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
I have stayed at many cottages in the past and this has got to be one I have stayed in for the size of group. This is well placed for the Matlock and surrounding areas. This cottage can sleep 6 adults… More
“Fabulous, peaceful cottage with a lot of character”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2014
It was a last minute booking, the owner Shelley was very accommodating and welcoming. We loved how peaceful and out the way the cottage was, it had beautiful views and we would very much like to retur… More
Court Close Farmhouse Wing is a self contained part of our lovely listed farmhouse, adjacent to our meadows, with wonderful views of Bredon Hill, Cotswolds, Malvern Hills and Strensham Church which stands on a rise the other side of the River Avon.
Our holiday accom …see more
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
This spacious rural farmhouse has been delightfully renovated and tastefully furnished to provide a fabulous holiday venue for large family groups. It benefits from a lovely private heated pool, in a fully fenced area, together with a large lawn garden and sunny dining …see more
This beautiful farmhouse was recently converted, and offers all the required comforts while retaining the original beauty and character of this old building. The house has 3 bedrooms one of which is a family room with a double bed and a single adjoining room. One of the …see more
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 jacu… More
Thank you Lesley for your lovely comments :)
Am glad you had a lovely holiday and stay in our farmhouse.
La Nature is set in an authentic rural hamlet amongst attractive countryside, offering a peaceful holiday venue, yet within easy reach of the lovely beaches of the Vendee coast. Can be rented at reduced rates for smaller groups (6) outside high season.
The house has b …see more
Masia Rural Vilafranca is near Sant Marti Sarroca close to Vilafranca del Penèdes in between great mountains and winefields. If you like a relaxing holiday but also want to be active then this is the place to be.
For rock climbing, mountain biking, motor bi …see more
You will truly appreciate this outstanding property, which combines tradition with 21st Century facilities, giving you a break never to be forgotten! Here you can relax and pamper yourselves. Enjoy features such as our double-height sitting room,with ancient dressed …see more
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… More
Take a good welcome break from the hassle and bustle of everyday fast life and chill out. in this quiet location where the only sounds one hear is the mooing of cows up the road from the cow farm, chirping of birds, horses and wind in the trees. Just chill next to the p …see more
We found the whole experience to be very relaxing as described in the ad, the house and pool were excellent and could not be faulted… More
Thank you Peter.......it was a pleasure having you all over and hope to see you in the near future
“Fantástica, cómoda y práctica”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2016
Estuvimos semana y media alojados en la casa 2 familias con 2 niñas pequeños cada una de ellas (8 personas en total). La casa es fantástica. Es mejor de lo que aparece en las fotos. Está muy limpi… More
This newly renovated luxurious Brittany gite with private swimming pool is in a perfect location to explore the huge choice of white, sandy beaches, all within easy driving distance, where you can enjoy swimming, sand yachting, water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, kit …see more
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 wa… More
This is a Farmhouse cum ayurveda homestay located in a beautiful farm of arrecanut, cocoa and spices.The river beside our property is always full of fresh water.Lushgreen forest on the other side is very dense with tall tropical trees.
Dedicated therapists at our panc …see more
Ballykeeffe Farmhouse is a newly renovated 19th Century farm house located 7 miles (11km) from Kilkenny City. With private parking and an enclosed garden, Ballykeeffe Farmhouse provides an ideal rural retreat or base for touring the South East. The family-run workin …see more
Masserie di Marsilio is a secluded, private borgo (historical village) tucked away in the foothills of the Majella mountains in the little known region of Abruzzo
After a five year restoration, we opened in 2015 with a range of accommodation in traditional stone buil …see more
Spacious farmhouse with log fires, inglenook and four poster bed, set on a family working farm. Surrounded by 200 acres of fertile farmland, this historical house was the first brick built building in Wales. Now a beautiful self catering cottage, this Grade 2 listed pro …see more
Swimming pool completely renovated in May 2010 - This lovely fully renovated farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, two double rooms with super king size beds and en-suite bathrooms. Both double rooms have space for a cot or a fold out bed. The third bedroom has bunk beds with room …see more
“Ideal for families with young children who want all the comforts of a home in a quiet location”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2012
We travelled with our 3 young children aged 5 years, 3 years and the youngest being 7 months old. This house has been refurbished to a very high standard, it has all the equipment you would need, it i… More
“We will be back....”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2012
The farmhouse is in a peacefull location within easy reach of the local beaches.The Farmhouse has everything you need for a relaxing stay.Our boys who are aged 9 and 7 loved the pool and chose to stay… More
“Peaceful & Relaxing Paloverde.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2012
Paloverde sits in a tranquil part of Caramujiera, not overlooked and set in private surroundings. The farmhouse has been tastfully moderised and furnished throughout. The key features are, modern fuly… More
Traditional farmhouse, completely renovated, quiet and secluded, on large elevated site and enjoying fine outlook over west Cork countryside towards Roaring Water Bay and Mount Gabriel (1339ft). The busy little port of Baltimore (2 miles), popular with boating enthusias …see more