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.
Auks farm in Soreng Darjeeling is a tribute to the black and white flightless bird 'The Great Auk' that became extinct in the mid 19th century by human cruelty and carelessness. Only by learning the story, can we learn how and why species become extinct. Its is a
It's home away from home. Quite surroundings with peaceful walks around the village taking one to tiny monasteries not listed in any travel guide books, which you discover once you get to Auks Farm. … More
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Cubble Head is a pretty farmhouse on the edge of Burtersett, a traditional Dales village just 1.5 miles from the bustling market town of Hawes where all services are available. It is peacefully situated on a back road which continues to Semerwater Lake where you can ca
The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.… More
Thank you so much for your very kind review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward very much to meeting you again next time.
Liz and Richard
“A beautiful haven in the Dales!”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2012
Came here with a group of old uni friends. What a gorgeous place to stay. Very remote but such beautiful landscape. House is very well equipped including wifi! . Lovely stylish interiors, sensitively … More
Country house, 4 bedrooms en suite upstairs (1 king bedroom just aut the corner is available on demand with no air condition price not included), hall with fireplace, dining room and spacious kitchen downstairs.The house is surrounded by a paved floor with on the West s
We had the perfect stay at this house. We were 9 friends from sweden and one infant. The pool area was perfect, the house was fantastic and the views were stunning!
The hosts also gave us an exper… More
“A wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2016
If you want a piece of authentic Tuscany with beautiful surroundings, an old traditional Tuscan house with everything you need and caring, attentative hosts then look no further. I have just returned… More
“Fantastic villa in the heart of the Tuscan countryside”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
We had a glorious week with friends at this villa. The bedrooms are large, bright and airy. The views across the countryside are superb. There is a lovely swimming pool and a barbecue too. There i… More
Hinning House is set in an idyllic location in the Esk Valley 3 miles from stunning Eskdale. THe property provides comfortable accommodation in the peaceful western Lake District with glorious walks in every direction. The 12-acre estate of pasture and woodland
Dunmore House is set on a 30 acre croft overlooking the Beauly Firth and surrounding countryside. It boasts the most outstanding panoramic views, and benefits from the convenience of being situated only 1.5 miles from the beautiful village of Beauly with its many amenit
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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
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
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,
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
Reviewed 22 Mar 2017
What a fantastic holiday cottage. We arrived Thursday late afternoon and what a surprise. The cottage was lovely and warm and the owners had left a basket of essentials so it meant I could have a love… More
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the farmhouse and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Adrian & Felicity Huston
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
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
Casa Boccina is an early 19th century Tuscan farmhouse set in fourteen acres of gardens and forest by Monte San Quirico, a village just outside of Lucca. It is only a five minutedrive/ 35 minute walk from the beautiful walled city of Lucca. It is 14 acres of mostly fla
The description of this villa was absolutely spot-on and lived up to our expectations entirely. The property is magnificent and there is everything you need for a fabulous holiday in a beautiful part … More
“Great villa for the whole family”
Reviewed 26 Jun 2012
We visited Casa Boccina for the second time in June. It is such a great villa to take all the family on holiday. There are plenty of recreational facilities provided to keep eveyone occupied. Our Gran… More
La Fumade is a large French farmhouse, renovated with everything you might need for a relaxing and comfortable holiday in the hills of southern France. The garden borders a year-round stream and the house is surrounded by the protected forest, orchards, hiking trails, a
We drove down from England, overnighting on the way, and arrived late and in the dark. The directions and sat nav coordinates could not have made this easier. The next day we woke to silence and isola… More
“Beautiful home - everything you could need for the family.”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2014
This home is perfect for the family that wants all the comforts of home in a great location! We couldn't have asked for more. It was easy to find and not far from large villages, but still secluded in… More
“Fabulous house in the hills.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2012
We had a great holiday. The house is perfect, everything you could need is there.The furniture is nice and the beds are so comfortable. Great value for money and plenty of room for 10 of us. You do ne… More
The complex is nestled in a lush garden of lemon trees in the natural reserve of Cava Grande del Cassibile. At the foot of the mountains Iblei and 3 km from the Ionian Sea. The area is very sought after primarily for its crystalline and pristine waters. The beach is kno
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 m… More
sei stata molto gentile con la tua recensione.
Ancora grazie di cuore. Un bacio a te e a tutta la tua bella famiglia.
A presto, Corrado!
“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.
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 coun
“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
For your holiday immersed in the green of the hills of Monferrato. ' The hut ' features comfortable en-suite rooms and holiday apartments.
With a typical restaurant, a large garden with swimming pool for pleasant moments of relaxation. For those who love animals and na
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
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
This rental is ideal (in view of its composition) for holidays with family or friends. External equipment (wooden terrace of 70 m², summer lounge, table, chairs, parasol, barbecue...) you suggest some good moments of conviviality. You will appreciate the close proximity
• This 7 bedroom Cheshire Farmhouse dates back to the 1600's with exposed timber framed walls and beams, sleeping upto 18 people
• .Large garden and patio area with Hot Tub and ample car parking.
• On farm fishing (foc),Shooting and Chef by prior arrangement
We have been to various cottages in all over the UK. This is the most complete cottage so far. It is cosy, solid, beautiful, luxury what not.
Bigger pans and permanant BBQ unit would be added to i… More
“Lovely Place to Chillax with family or friends”
Reviewed 14 Feb 2014
We stayed as a family group as we all live in different parts of the country and don't often get together nowadays. We wanted somewhere with plenty of space and bathrooms and Brookbank Farm certainly… 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 histo
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
The 200 year old farmhouse has been renovated modern, has, while maintaining its rustic charm. In the right house, the rooms and bathrooms are furnished. In the attic there are two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and the bathroom with washing facilities. On 1st floor
This charming detached 2 bedroom stone cottage is ideally situated amid attractive open countryside with forest nearby. Set across from the owners house, and offering complete privacy, it is only 4 mins drive from the lovely medieval town of Domfront and its ruined cast
Casalone is a stunning 16th Century restored stone wall farmhouse in the heart of Chianti, 5 minutes drive from the town of Greve-in-Chianti, and 30 minutes from the city of Florence. It is situated just a few kms from the three medieval hamlets of Badia a Passignano, M
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
Reviewed 4 Aug 2016
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, … 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
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
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
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
Ground level :a room comprising a confortable canape BZ (double bedroom), an open kitchen and table and chairs, 3 windows with view on sheeps in fields. Next, a shower room, lavabo and toilet. Upstairs a twin bedroom. Outside a garden, BBQ, a large court yard, very secu
We did not know what to expect when we heard the term gite for the first time. After staying here we now know it means luxury treatment in a peaceful country setting. This location has everything yo… More
“Perfect peaceful get away”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
Quaint Gite in the country side. Perfect for a relaxing stay or a base to go off site seeing. Corinne the owner was so helpful in ensuring we had everything we needed including a basket full of goodie… More
We have just returned from a wonderful, relaxing holiday in Villemartin. It is difficult to imagine a more perfect place to unwind. The house is charming, warm and well appointed. The surrounding countryside is beautiful. We were there as the trees were coming into
You couldn’t expect a warmer welcome! The house combines all the charm of an old French farm house with the luxury of modern appliances. The hostess is helpful but unobtrusive, providing maps, info… More
I was very touched to read such a lovely review. It was great having you and I look forward to you visiting again,....even if you do arrive on a Sunday with very little food! I really enjoyed having you in the house and you left it spotless, which was greatly appreciated.
Dinas Dinlle is famous for its big skies, amazing sunsets, stunning scenery and clean, safe beaches. It is situated next to the RSPB Nature Reserve and is the start of the Lleyn Peninsular Coastal Path. To the north of Dinas Dinlle, the coastal footpath leads you to t
“Clean, comfortable and cosy cottage in a great location next to the beach.”
Reviewed 27 Sep 2012
Spent a week at this lovely cottage. It was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The beds were very comfortable and the underfloor heating worked a treat. The WIFI connection was an added bonus. … More
“A great holiday in a stunning location.”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
When we arrived the house was really clean and well furnished. It was spacious and delivered on everything as advertised on the website.
My wife and I loved the views of the beach ,welsh mountain… More
“Surrounded by amazing scenery and coastline”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2012
A fantastic location in an undiscovered part of Wales. Make the most of the amazing beach just across the road from the house. It is clean, full of interest, practically deserted and most importantly … More
The residential center consists of bright apartments on the ground floor with double entrance and porch with sitting area. Equipped with 2/3 or 4 beds are equipped with bathroom with shower, TV, free WI-FI, air conditioned, equipped kitchen and pantry stocked with the n
Experience your holidays in a quaint old farmhouse. The House was renovated in 2014. With 7 rooms can accommodate up to 14 adults without extra bed. In the House there are 2 showers and 4 Toilets. Is heated with a biomass central heating which serves as living room orig
A stunning property in Andalucia, set on the edge of the natural park of the Almejera Mountains, only 15 minutes from the beach. 5 mins from historic, white washed mountain town of Competa.
Finca Los Pinos offers a large 3 bedroom Villa farmhouse, a separate 4 bedroom
We recently had a wonderful stay at Finca Los Pinos, owners Sarah and David were exceptionally helpful whilst planning our trip and during our stay. The villa itself was very cosy with fully equipped … More
Reviewed 11 Jul 2016
What can be said about this property and its owners that hasn't already been said.
The property is simply stunning both in terms of what you get for the money and its location in the mountains. Th… More
Thank you very much for such a lovely review. It was delightful having you all to stay. you are very kind and we look forward to seeing you again.
“Wow Wow Wow what a beautiful and relaxing place to be”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
Wow wow wow what a beautiful and relaxing place to be, we had a fantastic week and couldn't thank David and Sarah enough. The friendly personal touches you provided certainly added to the amazing expe… More
Scalpsie Farm is located on the Isle of Bute,
and surrounded by stunning landscape and beautiful scenery.
Only a 5 minute walk down the track is Scalpsie Beach, which you can see from the Bedrooms and the Kitchen as well!
Comfortable Farmhouse with generous sized room
Situated within walking distance from the globally famous John o'Groats (the end of the road), The Ha Farmhouse is one of the most North Eastern self-catering accommodation available in the UK. The house sleeps up to 8 people and is available all year round. The
A beautiful farmhouse, tastefully decorated and furnished. There were so many special touches. We had the most fabulous Christmas there. The views are spectacular and just a short walk from the coast … 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
in an ancient 1700 stable of about 300 square meters, adjacent to a large fancelliano building of the fifteenth century, I obtained, by reclassifying a loft-fashion atelier furnished with elements from various eras, very unique and eclectic exactly like me. Large Window
Set in 7.5 acres of land by the river Kaveri just 12 km from the city centre of Mysore,Ananka is a quiet haven with coconut trees,cocoa shrubs, as well as mango, chikoo, guava, custard apple , orange,jamun, pomegranate, fig and bread fruit trees. We are 4 km upstream fr
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
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
There are two double bedrooms(includiing one twin) and a further dressing room containing an extra put-you-up. There is a large toilet/shower room. Everything is one level. The Barkers came 4yrs running; his wife was in a wheelchair with MS. The lounge is beamed
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
The house was just right for our needs as a family. Kitchen was large and well equipped to cook for us all. Geoff left us a mound of lovely bacon and farm made sausages for a fry up.
We had a famil… More
Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to met you all and you are most welcome to return in the future.
“Fantastic well equipped farmhouse in a lovely rural area.”
Reviewed 8 May 2017
Have just returned from a lovely 2 day weekend at this property. Went with a group of 9 friends so the 5 ensuite bedrooms were the big appeal. The photos do not show off the lovely bedrooms which are … More
Thank you for your kind review. We try to make every holiday at Dunley Farmhouse special for our guest and it is great to know we are getting it right.
Geoff & Rebecca
“Met all our needs comfortably.”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2016
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
-Mas Malou is located on the town square of a small authentic quiet southern French village and only 12 km from the beautiful historical City 'Duchy of Uzes'. Due to it's unique construction the house is not secluded tough offering all the privacy you would expect.
What a wonderful villa, Mas Malou. Made us go 'wow' on arrival - absolutely everything you required and more. All rooms very spacious and tastefuly decorated. Loads to do for adults and children: t… More
“Beautiful old farmhouse in a peaceful village”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2012
Staying at Mas Malou was a real highlight of our Easter holiday, touring in France. It was everything an extended family might want - comfortable, spacious, laid out with two bedrooms up one staircase… More
Holiday house Swallow is the living area of an old farm on the Slovak countryside in a small village with a large surface area and few houses. The house offers a comfortable accomodation to couples and small families who want to try something else. Here you can enjoy th
Guests have exclusive use of the entire farm at La Caltière, a stone farmhouse built in the 17th century and renovated to offer plenty of comfort while keeping its original features.
Three bedrooms can sleep up to seven guests + baby. Decorated in the traditional style,
We had a lovely stay at this very well equipped farmhouse with extensive grounds, swimming pool (very comfortable sun loungers) and lots of outdoor seating in various locations. Bikes, snooker, table… More
“Beautiful Gite - but needs update and deep clean”
Reviewed 20 Aug 2016
We stayed at La Caltiere from 31/7 to 13/8 this year. the gite itself is lovely, the location is amazing and had everything we needed for 4 adults and two 15 yr old boys. The positives far outweigh th… More
Thanks for your comments. As soon as you alerted us , a new cooker was installed unfortunately on the day that you left. Maureen and Terry work very hard to keep this old property clean and tidy and we will review the furniture which is " in keeping" with the house. The pool area will be revamped for 2017.
Streamblock is perfect for thrill seekers, holiday makers, lovers and young families. An operating winery and olive grove set among immaculate farmland and pristine New Zealand native growth is the perfect place to launch a day on the mountains or the lake.