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

UK October half term (5800)

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 swimming pool in Competa

Competa / Venta de Palma

10 20 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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  …see more

from $351 / night

$2135 - $2989 / week

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from $351 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with golf nearby in Aquitaine/Dordogne

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Perfect for an Easter break, chicks, rabbits and real Easter egg hunts!Sun, fun & luxury living. Stay at our stylish family-friendly farm with heated salt water swimming pool in a beautiful corner of France & you may never want to leave.Your holi  …see more

from $102 / night

$699 - $1620 / week

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from $102 / night

(19) 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 spacious  …see more

from $107 / night

$748 - $1356 / week

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from $107 / night

(65) 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 $129 / night

$642 - $1804 / week

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Vacation farmhouse in Weesp

North Holland Province / Weesp

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
Situated in Weesp, 13 km from Amsterdam, Boerderij Honswijck boasts a terrace and views of the river. Utrecht is 25 km away. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units.  …see more

from $139 / night

$550 / week

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from $139 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Xaghra Vacation farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 5 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool
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

from $118 / night

$748 / week

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from $118 / night

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Canton of Obwalden / Alpnach

1 1 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from $50 / night

$247 / week

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from $50 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Duffus

Moray / Duffus

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 $127 / night

$762 - $1143 / week

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from $127 / night

(61) Excellent 

23

Llanberis Vacation farmhouse rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly
Snowdon House is situated in the Llanberis Pass, the most spectacular area of the Snowdonia National Park. The house offers accommodation for 10+2 people with 5 doubles, and a twin with an additional sofa bed, all with breathtaking views of the surrounding mount  …see more

from $254 / night

$1772 - $2064 / week

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from $254 / night

(41) 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 $159 / night

$655 - $1651 / week

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from $159 / night

(33) Excellent 

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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 $70 / night

$407 - $983 / week

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from $70 / 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
A very popular and 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 and pleasurable outside summer evenings . Ideally situated for the extremely popular towns of C  …see more

from $159 / night

$826 - $1867 / week

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from $159 / night

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Vacation farmhouse in Freshwater Creek

Victoria / Freshwater Creek

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Farmstay Accommodation 10 minutes from Torquay Mayfair Park Farmstay - within 20 minutes of Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea & the Great Ocean Road Located in Blackgate Rd Freshwater Creek, it is only a 20 minute drive to Anglesea and 10 mins to Geelong. 2 bedroom, 18  …see more

from $171 / night

$1003 / week

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from $171 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Vacation farmhouse rental

Market Harborough / South Kilworth

6 17 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
It is also possible to rent the house for longer periods subject to availability.The property is a late Georgian farmhouse and has generous accommodation, arranged over three floors, which is is flexible. The 6 spacious bedrooms are either double or triple rooms  …see more

from $445 / night

$2540 / week

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from $445 / night

(37) Excellent 

24

Mid Wales Vacation farmhouse rental

Builth Wells / Llanynis

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 54 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from $26 / night

$1016 - $1905 / week

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from $26 / night

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San Lawrenz Vacation farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / San Lawrenz

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Located in San Lawrenz, Gozo, Perla is ideal for that romantic getaway or much needed family holiday. Located amid stunning countryside and close to world renowned diving facilities, this property caters for all tastes. Perla benefits from large pool and deck area, free  …see more

from $107 / night

$748 - $1166 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Saint-Ciers-De-Canesse with swimming pool

Gironde / Saint-Ciers-De-Canesse

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 57 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
Luxury Farmhouse gite with exclusive use of pool – centrally located in the world famous Bordeaux wine region (includes St Emilion, Medoc etc), as well as UNESCO world heritage sites and conveniently close to the Gironde Estuary and to the south of Royan, La Rochelle  …see more

from $229 / night

$1270 - $1842 / week

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from $229 / night

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Vacation farmhouse with swimming pool in Torre Dell'Orso

Melendugno / Torre Dell'Orso

3 12 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful luxury villa with private swimming pool, large garden (1000 sqm) studied in detail with ornamental plants, covered car parking with solid wooden roof, 3 comfortable and elegant bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a spacious and bright 50sqm living room.. DESCRIP  …see more

from $80 / night

$554 - $4514 / week

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from $80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Plenee-Jugon

Cotes-d'Armor / Plenee-Jugon

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 mi
  • Swimming pool
Imagine waking up in a 16th century French farmhouse, full of character and charm with a contemporary, luxurious finish to the sound of birds singing outside your window. After enjoying a fresh cup of coffee you take a short stroll or bike ride to the nearby village of  …see more

from $327 / night

$2286 - $4852 / week

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from $327 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Olbia

Province of Olbia-Tempio / Olbia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Child friendly
Wonderful farmhouse finished in 2005, finely furnished, amazing view of the bucolic landscape as well as the sea and Tavolara and Molara’s island. The guests can also enjoy pleasant walk around 34 hectares of woods of Oaks, Mediterranean scrub and Cork oaks. The posit  …see more

from $75 / night

$481 - $748 / week

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from $75 / 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 $129 / night

$897 / week

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from $129 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Gugliano with swimming pool

Province of Lucca / Gugliano

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A Corte is a beautiful, restored property near the hamlet of Gugliano, surrounded by lawns, olive groves, vineyards, fruit trees, chestnut woods, mountain streams offering the most unimaginable tranquillity to those seeking total relaxation. However, the lively town  …see more

from $244 / night

$1708 - $3896 / week

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from $244 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
This spacious detached, holiday home was refurbished during 2015 and is set in an 'area of outstanding natural beauty' - just 1.5 miles from Beaumaris town with its historic moated castle and boutique shops. The house boasts stunning country views all around, in the ide  …see more

from $102 / night

$660 - $1904 / week

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from $102 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Table Top Vacation farmhouse rental

Albury / Table Top

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
A country holiday with all the modern comforts, the two bedroom Lake View Farm House is a separate dwelling on the working Noordewier "North of the Weir" Farm. The self-contained house is the perfect place to stop overnight between Melbourne and Sydney, or stay a littl  …see more

from $97 / night

$676 / week

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from $97 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse rental

Sibiu County / Biertan

8 11 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Casa Noah The special and beautiful village of Richis lays within a valley shadowed by the famous Carpathian mountains. This village hosts two old Siebenburgen houses named Casa Noah. It seems to be a fairytale land with very old roads and mysterious old saxon houses.  …see more

from $35 / night

$240 / week

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from $35 / night

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Darley Moor Vacation farmhouse rental

Matlock / Darley Moor

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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

from $96 / night

$381 - $686 / week

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from $96 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in La Chapelle-Themer

Vendee / La Chapelle-Themer

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This lovingly renovated 19th century farmhouse is located in the beautiful Vendee region of France. An ideal setting for a romantic honeymoon or special family occasion. La Maison Du Bonheur is set, in the centre of a small rural hamlet. Ideal for a quiet holiday in th  …see more

from $127 / night

$889 / week

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from $127 / night

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Vacation farmhouse in Slane

County Meath / Slane

6 22 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Lime House is an eco-lodge built from strawbales harvested and baled on the land. The building has been finished with natural clay plaster and paint inside and a beautiful lime render on the outside. You will find it hard to believe that the building is made from st  …see more

from $940 / night

$5129 - $5917 / week

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from $940 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Cassibile

Syracuse / Cassibile

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
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  …see more

from $107 / night

$694 - $1922 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with swimming pool in Marinella di Selinunte

Castelvetrano / Marinella di Selinunte

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
Casa Melograno is a lovely hold house typical of the Selinunte's countryside. This large estate consists of two villas, the Casa Melograno and the owner's house, they are completely indipendent. The house has recently been renovated with good taste and great c  …see more

from $158 / night

$1100 - $2412 / week

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from $158 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Vacation farmhouse with golf nearby in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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  …see more

from $274 / night

$1417 - $2915 / week

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from $274 / night

(7) 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 $191 / night

$1334 - $2032 / week

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from $191 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with swimming pool in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Podere Le Monache set on a hillside dominates one of the most picturesque and spectacular landscapes in Tuscany. With distant views over hills, out to sea towards Livorno and Pisa. Originally a convent wrapped in history Le Monache has a magical and spiritual atmosphere  …see more

from $105 / night

$705 - $1335 / week

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from $105 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Vacation farmhouse with shared pool in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Nestled in a centuries-old complex of farm-house buildings, just 10 minutes drive from the medieval "skyscraper" fortress town of San Gimignano...Le Fontanelle is the perfect place to soak in Tuscany's sunshine, culture, food and fun.An easy drive fro  …see more

from $123 / night

$764 / week

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from $123 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Mookgophong

Limpopo Province / Mookgophong

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
A tranquil setting on a 4000ha Game Farm in the Waterberg district, with more than 23 species of game. Close to Nylsvley Conservation Area! Abundance of bird-life, that makes for great photographic opportunities. We offer horse riding! If you wish, Betsie can prepare  …see more

from $75 / night

$326 / week

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Maur Vacation farmhouse rental

Canton of Zurich / Maur

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Ask about pets
We want to read some words, not just a request from then to then. Please do not book more than 2 months in advance. We call us NoSmokeNearZurich because we really only want to host nonsmokers. Some guests went for a walk well away from the house whenever they had to sm  …see more

from $38 / night

$242 - $421 / week

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from $38 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with shared pool in Palmer Island

New South Wales / Palmer Island

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Enjoy all that Yamba has to offer before returning to the peace and quiet of the warm and relaxed open spaces. Relax by the pool, go for a stroll in the open spaces, drop a line in the river or watch the sunset over the mighty Clarence River. Set within fully fenced tr  …see more

from $104 / night

$728 / week

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from $104 / night

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Province of Verona / Cazzano Tramigna

3 7 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from $139 / night

$972 / week

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from $139 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Vacation farmhouse in Bourganeuf

Bourganeuf / Montboucher

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 27 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A traditional stone built French country house, dating from 1810, with all modern conveniences. Situated in the Limousin region, the house is on the borders of the Haute Vienne and Creuse Departments, in an area known as the Monts D'Ambazac. The quiet hamlet of Mil  …see more

from $70 / night

$604 - $985 / week

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from $70 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Hawes

Hawes / Burtersett

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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  …see more

from $84 / night

$585 - $1194 / week

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from $84 / night