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.
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
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 t… More
“Perfect holiday for the WHOLE family”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, … More
“The most relaxing weekend ever - thank you!”
Reviewed 2 Apr 2013
We have just left The Acorns and have already booked our next visit! The cottage is well equipped with everything that you could possibly need during your visit. It is warm and cosy, home-like but w… More
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We visited The Acorns in June 2012. Weather wasn't great, but the same couldn't be said for the accommodation and the Hosts.When we arrived we automatically felt relaxed and started to unwind. We all … More
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
“A true bit of French Paradise, peaceful, great pool area..Lots to do..”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
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 3 strawberries - one… More
Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
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 n… More
“An absolute gem!”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
If it is a french rustic experience you are looking for then this is for you. We spent one week of our lives in a dream house providing an unforgetable experience. Located only 10 minutes from the Gi… More
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
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
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 en… More
“Great house for a relaxing and peaceful holiday”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2012
Le Reynac is a lovely house, very well equipped and spacious. The barn acts as a great games room, perfect for all weather. A car is essential but there is plenty to do within a short drive. The be… More
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
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
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 a… More
“Secluded with great facilities”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
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
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
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
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
“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
“A beautiful home, garden and location. We couldn’t ask for more.”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2014
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 more guests. The u… 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
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
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
This beautiful refurbished farmhouse is warm and welcoming. The location is ideal to visit surrounding towns and villages, returning at the end of the day to relax, have a swim and take in the stunni… More
“Fabulous villa in stunning location.”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2012
The villa is beautifully designed and decorated. Great set up for a family holiday or a group of friends. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Garden and surroudings are enclosed so very safe for … More
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
This villa lived up to all of our expectations and the owner, the management team and the lovely lady who provided fabulous Italian feasts all went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful stay … 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.
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
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
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
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
“BRILLIANT FAMILY GET-TOGETHER IN WONDERFUL HOUSE AND LOCATION”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2015
Fantastic memorable family holiday in a beautiful house surrounded by delightful scenery, ideal for simply chilling out in this wonderful house or visiting the many interesting and beautiful locations… More
Reviewed 1 Jun 2015
Great house for large gatherings.
Rooms beautifully decorated with a homely but modern feel.
Not too far from a beach by car.
I would certainly look at returning in the future… More
“What a gem!!!”
Reviewed 18 Feb 2015
What a find! This cottage is gorgeous, stayed here with friends and had a relaxing few days. Everything was perfect, the cottage has been beautifully renovated and the owners have thought of everythin… More
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
Excellent place to stay, such a beautiful house with an amazing view over Carlingford Lough. Even better with the wood burning fire, couldn't have asked for better accommodation for me and a group of… More
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
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
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
Our party consisted of My wife myself our late teenage kids and one of their friends.
We stayed at Casa Pena Hierro for one week, before moving on to one of Carlas' other properties in the area.
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
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
We stayed at Branxholm Knowe for a week and had an amazing time.
We were welcomed by Isabel, who is such a lovely person. She took her time to show us around and was very sweet and helpful.
The … More
“A fantastic and beautifully upkept traditional house”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
We booked the house quite late and couldn't have been happier with it. It is a traditional old house set in own woods on the side of hill. Plenty of room both inside and out. The conservatory is a … More
“Perfect house for our celebration weekend.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2016
Branxholm house was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday weekend away with friends. The house is even bigger than the pictures suggest. We had 11 guests altogether plus a dog and we still all fel… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend and found the size of the house exceeded your expectations! We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back at our house in the near future! Kind regards, Ian Dowling
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
“What a beautiful farmhouse. Perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
I have organised many holidays for a family group of 10 people over the last 12 years or so. I can honestly say this was one of the best Villas/ Farmhouses we have rented. The photos do not do it just… More
“Superb holiday location for a relaxing break in the sun.”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2011
Just a quick mail to say how much we enjoyed staying at Ta'Vitor on Gozo. The house was one of the best that we have ever rented abroad, that nice mix of a traditional Maltese Farmhouse building with … More
Reviewed 6 Sep 2011
When I booked "Ta' Vitor", i hope that it would be as good as the description and photos appeared - I was delighted that it was even better that I hoped for when we got there. Teh farmhouse is well ap… 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
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
“Characterful farmhouse in the heart of Central Portugal”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Facilities in the property excellent. Within close proximity to river beaches, lake swimming and water park . Pool a welcome addition in the hot weather. Property recently r… More
I am so glad you enjoyed you stay, we hope to see you again next year. Viv
“super comfortable and relaxing house in quaint village”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
we had a great stay here- Viv and Phil are really warm and friendly and explain the house and its workings really well. The house is in a small quaint village (even has old fashioned deliveries of gro… More
Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, as you say it is a great base if you want to explore the area. You could have gone to Porto or Aveiro on the train from Mortagua if you didn't fancy the drive, it only takes an hour. We hope to see you again in the future. Viv
“What a magical place!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2014
When we saw the photos on the website, we knew we were going to be staying somewhere special but when we got there we couldn't believe how amazing it really was, the place is magical! We were greeted … 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
Thank you for the kind feedback
We hope to see you again
“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
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
If you like to be in the best part of the lake district and like self catering then this is the place to be. It's a historic property (as the leaflet inside tells you), great for couples and families;… 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 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
“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 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
The treat of fresh bread, cake, eggs and meats was unexpected and so with the food we brought, we had much more food than we could manage. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was very well equipped and th… More
Reviewed 22 Sep 2015
Beautiful setting, fantastic farmhouse, everything you need is in the house. On arrival we had a welcome pack, a home made cake, sausages, bacon, eggs, fresh bread, jam, etc,, etc.
The owner was very… More
Reviewed 18 Aug 2015
We joined members of our extended family for a week long stay at Dunley Farm and were absolutely delighted with the farmhouse, it's facilities but most of all the absolute warmth and hospitality of Ge… 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
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
Sometimes it will be a road less travelled and rough and winding. This house is Paradise and actually only 20 minutes from town. Beautiful, peaceful, fabulous views. Lovely pool,everything you could w… More
Thank you so much for such a heart felt review! You were also the perfect guests and we very much look forward to welcoming you again next year.
“Tranquil, private, comfortable, well-stocked villa in beautiful location, with pool.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
Our whole family from 9 year old, to older teens plus my partner and I loved this villa. Lots of space for everyone to have some privacy, great pool and fabulous location in the mountains. Surrounde… More
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review - and such a good one too! it makes a huge difference to us to know that we have been successful if making your holiday a happy one. We very much hope to welcome you again. Kind regards Paul and Harriet
“Natural Paradise from up high”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2015
My husband and I stayed at Paul and Harriet's home for roughly a month and a half until high season began. It was flat out incredible! Stunning scenery, fantastic accommodation and perfect location. T… More
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