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

UK October half term (5659)

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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Vacation 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
Rigal is open all year, 20 minutes from Bergerac airport. Long weekend winter breaks, perfect tranquility but close to ALL amenities. Half term and Easter holidays, full central heating and cosy wood burner. Wonderful vineyards, markets and Chateaux and delightful Bord  …see more

from $100 / night

$688 - $1594 / week

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from $100 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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

from $127 / night

$638 - $1775 / week

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from $127 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Whitland Vacation farmhouse rental

Carmarthenshire / Whitland

9 22 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Cilpost Farmhouse is a beautiful dwelling, originally built in the 17th century, which has been substantially extended and modernised. There is space to comfortably sleep up to 20 adults across 9 bedrooms. A sofa bed is available for 2 children, and space for 3 babies  …see more

from $375 / night

$2375 - $4200 / week

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from $375 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in South Tipperary

Carrick-on-Suir / Templemichael

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Child friendly
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

from $106 / night

$742 - $1346 / week

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from $106 / night

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Vacation farmhouse rental

Eastern Province / Machakos

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A Farmhouse within a 2 acre compound which is again within a 12 acre natural bushland (not forest). Rural Setting. Electricity, water, telephone. Road to the area is good. Quiet and private and enclosed. Located in Ikombe location 140 km from Machakos town near Kat  …see more

from $80 / night

$560 / week

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from $80 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Vacation 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
The Acorns is situated within the statutory Forest of Dean in Joyford, set within its own grounds of 10 acres, surrounded by farmland and woodland with direct access to the Forest. It is a scenic, tranquil location accessed from a single track no through lane but surpr  …see more

from $69 / night

$400 - $968 / week

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from $69 / 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 mi
  • Swimming pool
The farmhouse retains much of the original charm with stone fireplaces and sinks ,oak beams and everything needed for a self catering holiday.Set in the countryside surrounded by vinyards and sunflowers ,the house stands in a very large garden 7,000 m2 with an orchard a  …see more

from $93 / night

$650 - $1600 / week

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from $93 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Belbroughton

Worcestershire / Belbroughton

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautiful Farm House in the Worcestershire countryside. A large living room with stove and bifolding windows out onto the patio over looking the extensive gardens. A large TV/Snug room and a conservatory. Large kitchen with dining area, a range cooker and fridge freezer  …see more

from $625 / night

$2500 - $3750 / week

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from $625 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Vanxains with swimming pool

Dordogne / Vanxains

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Le Regnac is so light and airy - so refreshing and comfortably furnished and superbly equipped. Nestled in a secluded hamlet very near Riberac with stupendous views of the countryside, the villa has 3 bedrooms - the master bedroom has a queen size bed with an en-suite b  …see more

from $125 / night

$875 - $1125 / week

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from $125 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Strada in Chianti

Greve in Chianti / Strada in Chianti

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
We are farmhouse in the Chianti Classico area, in fact we produce red and white wine and also olive oil extravergine and we offer some different flats.We offer apartments for rent with SWIMMING POOL, WIFI FREE IN EVERY HOUSE, FREE INTERNET POINT, INCLUDING AIR CONDITION  …see more

from $91 / night

$599 - $896 / week

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from $91 / 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

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from $18 / night

$126 / week

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from $18 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Vacation 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 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Earlybird bookings before 28th February 2017 enjoy 10% discount A beautiful extremely popular and totally private 3 bedroom farmhouse with open plan kitchen, living and dining area with an easily accessible outside terrace and bar area perfect for nightly BBQ's an  …see more

from $157 / night

$813 - $1738 / week

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from $157 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Vacation farmhouse in Vire-Normandie

Calvados / Vire-Normandie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Les Madieres is situated on nearly two acres of grassy lawn with gardens, an apple orchard, a pond, and a terrace. A picturesque stone farmhouse that has been updated to a clean, modern residence inside. Lovely views from each bedroom over the south facing front garde  …see more

from $80 / night

$371 - $631 / week

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from $80 / night

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Vacation farmhouse with swimming pool in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 34 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautifully restored traditional cortijo, stone built with wooden beams and cane roofs. Fully furnished, uniquely designed and decorated. Well equipped, mains electricity, water. 2 bedrooms 1 double and 1 twin. Kitchen/sitting room. Lounge/TV room. Bathroom and utility  …see more

from $63 / night

$288 - $607 / week

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from $63 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Fleurance Vacation farmhouse accommodation

Fleurance / Saint Clar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Les Guillamaux is a large 19th century stone farmhouse set in the rolling countryside of South West France near to the Bastide villages of Fleurance, Lectoure and St.Clar. Off a small country lane the house retains all the character of a traditional Gascon farmhouse ;  …see more

from $188 / night

$1313 - $2000 / week

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from $188 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Ladignac le Long

Haute-Vienne / Ladignac le Long

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from $117 / night

$742 - $1219 / week

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from $117 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Mercatello Vacation farmhouse rental

Perugia / Mercatello

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Casa Fontanelle sleeps 12 guests in 6 generously sized double bedrooms, has 4 bathrooms, 2 en suite, satellite tv and DVD and offers sweeping views from all four sides of the house and terraces as well as a 11m x 6m heated swimming pool. Now with high-speed Wi-fi Intern  …see more

from $268 / night

$1875 - $3125 / week

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from $268 / night

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Province of Florence / Borgo San Lorenzo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 mi
  • Child friendly

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from $39 / night

$265 - $520 / week

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from $39 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Elgin

Moray / Elgin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from $144 / night

$875 - $1244 / week

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from $144 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Gharb Vacation farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Gharb

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Swimming pool
The ground floor consists of entrance hall, bedroom with a double bed and separate shower complete with toilet, washing machine and a hair dryer. A nice sitting room with T.V., DVD player and Wi-Fi. Kitchen dining area combined complete with all working facilities inclu  …see more

from $85 / night

$594 - $742 / week

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from $85 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Holyhead

Holyhead / Trefor, Holyhead

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 mi
  • Child friendly
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

from $157 / night

$644 - $1625 / week

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from $157 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Victoria

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Mejda Farmhouse is a 2 bed roomed house sleeping a maximum of 6 persons. Large pool-side area embellished with a pool side shower, relaxing sun loungers, gas barbecue and alfresco dining facilities. One enters an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen. The lounge part  …see more

from $101 / night

$705 - $1039 / week

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from $101 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Llanerchymedd Vacation farmhouse rental

Anglesey / Llanerchymedd

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
An imposing, detached former farmhouse located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Far reaching rural views with the stunning Snowdonia Mountain range clearly visible from the large and private gardens. Recently renovated by ourselves and offering large and spacio  …see more

from $485 / night

$1643 - $4127 / week

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from $485 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Omeath

Cooley Peninsula / Omeath

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This modern 4 bedroom house is situated on the seafront overlooking Carlingford Lough with magnificent views of the Mountains of Mourne and of the Carlingford mountains, which run down to the nearby village of Carlingford. This property is in the perfect location for a  …see more

from $194 / night

$1063 / week

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from $194 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with swimming pool, golf nearby in San Giovanni del Pantano

Perugia / San Giovanni del Pantano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Ranca is a spacious 2 bedroom Umbrian farmhouse. It has 2 large bedrooms and bathrooms, a spacious living room and a very well equipped kitchen. Both the kitchen and living room lead onto private garden terraces, both furnished for outdoor eating and enjoying stunning  …see more

from $106 / night

$689 - $1431 / week

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Farmhouse rental in Waterford

County Waterford / Waterford

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A holiday at Nell's Farm House can be a 'get away from it all' holiday, but yet central to the attractions of Waterford, Kilkenny, Tipperary or Cork. The house is over 200 years old and retains many of the original features such as an open fire, a stone  …see more

from $96 / night

$583 - $880 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with swimming pool in Los Romanes

Vinuela / Los Romanes

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 22 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The house is in a beautiful setting close to the white washed mountain village of Los Romanes on the western shores of Lake Vinuela, with fantastic views over the surrounding mountains. Cosy single storey 2 bedroom home with a separate one bedroom apartment downstairs.  …see more

from $106 / night

$742 - $1484 / week

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from $106 / night

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Farmhouse rental in Xaghra with swimming pool

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This cosy Villa is situated in the village of Xaghra in Marsalforn road. The second floor bedrooms lead to an amazing large terrace overlooking the breathtaking country and sea views! This Villa has all the necessary facilities within walking distance in the village sq  …see more

from $170 / night

$1187 - $2084 / week

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from $170 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Teviothead

Hawick / Teviothead

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Branxholm Knowe House is a large detached period property which is set in two acres of well tendered private gardens. The house is furnished to a high standard and is ideal for entertaining and features a fabulous garden room which is perfect for alfresco summer evenin  …see more

from $375 / night

$1500 - $3250 / week

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from $375 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Ghajnsielem Vacation farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Ghajnsielem

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Ta' Vitor Farmhouse is situated 5 minutes away from Mgarr Harbour in the beautiful village of Ghajnsielem. Quiet and peaceful, yet within walking distance from the local village shops, church and restaurants. Plenty of activities for everyone all year round such as  …see more

from $128 / night

$890 / week

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from $128 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Kilkenny Vacation farmhouse rental

County Kilkenny / Kilkenny

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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

from $59 / night

$371 - $530 / week

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from $59 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 mi
  • Swimming pool
This beautiful property is spacious, has a private courtyard with a pool and a taste of luxury. Within the private courtyard is a small pool with an adjacent decked bistro area, a mature landscaped garden with a large patio of traditional cobbled paving and several cosy  …see more

from $57 / night

$394 - $1050 / week

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from $57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Alt Jargenow

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 23 mi
  • Swimming pool

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from $53 / night

$371 - $848 / week

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from $53 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
*** Awarded Quality in Tourism 4 Star Gold *** 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

from $313 / night

$1499 - $2500 / week

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from $313 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Vacation farmhouse in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A traditional 17th Century Lakeland farmhouse, as mentioned in the "Rogue Herries" novels, Derwent Farmhouse stands in a quiet courtyard, with the garden sloping down to the River Derwent. The house has many original features including beamed ceilings, an ingl  …see more

from $125 / night

$638 - $1163 / week

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from $125 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with swimming pool in Gharb

Island of Gozo / Gharb

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
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 in Gharb. There is a supermarket just 2 mins away on foot and it is equipped with everything. The beaches and the cent  …see more

from $159 / night

$1272 - $1383 / week

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from $159 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Bovey Tracey

Dartmoor National Park / Bovey Tracey

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Set in the heart of rural countryside, this spacious and well furnished detached 5 ensuite bedroomed farmhouse, dating back to 1760, shares 15 acres of grounds with the owner on this working farm, making it an ideal holiday home for families of all ages all year round.W  …see more

from $244 / night

$938 - $2875 / week

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from $244 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Riogordo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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

from $122 / night

$848 - $1780 / week

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from $122 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Los Banuelos Vacation farmhouse rental

Almunecar / Los Banuelos

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Swimming pool
El Cobertizo is an amazing unique shabby chic farmhouse with a Moroccan influence offering total privacy, all day sun and al fresco dining with a roof top sea view. We are located just a twenty minute picturesque drive from the beach into the hills overlooking the lus  …see more

from $200 / night

$1375 - $2000 / week

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from $200 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cercal Vacation farmhouse rental

Setubal District / Cercal

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Offering simple yet luxurious self-catering accommodation, the Casa Velha is a renovated farmhouse with two en-suite bedrooms & is ideal for a family or group of four friends. This totally private house is cool in the summer & cosily warm in the winter; all roo  …see more

from $101 / night

$705 / week

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from $101 / night