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

UK October half term (5713)

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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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 $19 / night

$128 / week

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from $19 / 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

(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 $81 / night

$405 - $642 / week

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from $81 / 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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(3) Excellent 

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Qala Vacation farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Qala

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
This new farmhouse, modernly designed, yet keeping some authentic and original features, is set in a condominium of houses, a minute walk to the village centre (piazza), yet still very peaceful and relaxing. All amenities, such as bus stops, restaurants, mini-markets ar  …see more

from $81 / night

$566 - $1170 / week

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Vacation farmhouse in Kilcrohane

County Cork / Kilcrohane

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Beautifully restored farmhouse with magnificent sea views. Property retains many of the original farmhouse features (Including a birds nest). A large open fire & central heating for your comfort. Tastefully furnished with antique furniture and maintained to the hig  …see more

from $11 / night

$432 - $809 / week

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from $11 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Maurens

Dordogne / Maurens

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
Le Clos du Verger is a former farmstead set in a good hectare of land in a gentle, green valley between forests and vineyards. It is a great base to explore the area or just a place to relax. Our comfortable and well placed accommodation will add to the pleasure of yo  …see more

from $103 / night

$351 - $647 / week

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from $103 / 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

(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

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse rental

Orne / Domfront

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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  …see more

from $44 / night

$282 - $482 / week

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from $44 / 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  …see more

from $167 / night

$1023 / week

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from $167 / 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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Farmhouse rental in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 mi
  • Child friendly
This lovely rural stone farm house has all the rustic charm of French country living with plenty of space, tranquility and full of character. All your troubles will be easily left behind once you arrive, as the setting is on a quiet lane with plenty of surrounding farml  …see more

from $63 / night

$407 - $750 / week

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from $63 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Montgomery Vacation farmhouse rental

Powys / Montgomery

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Draenllwynellen is a beautifully refurbished detached farmhouse in an elevated position enjoying breath-taking unspoilt views across the valley towards the Kerry Ridgeway and Shropshire Hills but within 2 miles of the ancient Welsh border town of Montgomery, with its tw  …see more

from $212 / night

$1478 - $2369 / week

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from $212 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Piana di Lucca Vacation farmhouse rental

Lucca / Piana di Lucca

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 mi
  • Swimming pool
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  …see more

from $438 / night

$2500 - $4500 / week

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from $438 / night

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Vacation farmhouse in Ventry

Dingle Peninsula / Ventry

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
*******************June €500, July €550, August €550, September €400Fáilte! Welcome to the newly refurbished O Cathain farmhouse nestling on the foothills of Mount Eagle. Close to the Blasket Islands, the wide sandy beach of Ventry, P&  …see more

from $115 / night

$647 / week

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from $115 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Loddiswell Vacation farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Child friendly
This fabulous 12th century Swedish designed farm house and fomer hunting lodge is set deep in the heart of the Avon valley and is surrounded by wooded valleys and flowing waters, it is a nature lovers paradise. The property interiors have been designed to offer you and  …see more

from $349 / night

$2438 - $4063 / week

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from $349 / 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

$1999 - $2500 / week

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from $313 / 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 $114 / night

$679 - $1057 / week

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from $114 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Margaret River

Margaret River Region / Margaret River

3 10 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Holiday home for the family or a romantic getaway Secret Garden, in the heart of the Margaret River wine district, is a very special place and has given great pleasure to the friends and family of the owners. They have now decided to make Secret Garden available as a h  …see more

from $190 / night

$947 - $1266 / week

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from $190 / night

(7) Very Good 

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La Baume ski farmhouse to rent.

Haute-Savoie / La Baume

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Ski
This traditional alpine farmhouse is surrounded by beautiful mountains and magnificent scenery. It has been extended and modernised to provide basic but comfortable accommodation in a very peaceful setting. The location is rural amongst working farms with views across t  …see more

from $88 / night

$500 - $769 / week

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(31) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Drymen

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
We run a self-catering holiday cottage on a working sheep farm in the edge of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.We have a modern three bedroom farm bungalow available to let as holiday accommodation in Central Scotland near Loch Lomond. It benefits from a  …see more

from $119 / night

$744 - $919 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Basque Country / Mauleon-Licharre

3 7 2 nights min

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

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from $87 / night

$539 - $992 / week

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from $87 / 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

$270 - $529 / week

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from $39 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Province of Rome / Bracciano

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from $71 / night

$399 - $453 / week

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from $71 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Cala d'Or Vacation farmhouse rental

Cala d'Or / Adva Des Fort

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Roca is a beautiful, airy country house full of natural light with a side tower. The house which exteriors are clad with rural stone is arranged in three levels. From the hall there is direct access to the dining room with two dining areas -close one to the other-, one  …see more

from $318 / night

$1245 - $2754 / week

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from $318 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with swimming pool in San Severino Marche

Province of Macerata / San Severino Marche

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 56 mi
  • Swimming pool
Sogni dei Santi - a genuine experience of La Dolce Vita! This beautifully restored hill top farmhouse sleeps 14 (7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms) has stunning views over unspoilt valleys and hills, a large private garden and a private out-door pool, with pool house. Sitting und  …see more

from $87 / night

$1024 - $4311 / week

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from $87 / night

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Elba Island / Campo nell'Elba

2 5 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from $97 / night

$679 / week

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from $97 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Monbazillac

Bergerac / Monbazillac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautiful mid-1800s converted stone farmhouse. Three bedrooms, sleeps eight. Twelve kilometres from Bergerac, and just five kilometres from the renowned Chateau and vineyards of Monbazillac. Also close to the medieval Bastide towns of Issigeac and Eymet. The house  …see more

from $82 / night

$625 - $1219 / week

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from $82 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Pickering Vacation farmhouse rental

Pickering / Hartoft

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 43 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Downstairs is a large farmhouse kitchen/dining room which is well equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, radio with CD player and wood burning stove. There is a separate lounge with log burner digital TV and DVD player. There is WIFI available  …see more

from $88 / night

$400 - $563 / week

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from $88 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Vacation farmhouse in Mysuru (Mysore)

Karnataka / Mysuru (Mysore)

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 210 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
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  …see more

from $36 / night

$203 - $481 / week

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from $36 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Lucca

Province of Lucca / Lucca

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The house and it's surroundings are set in three hectares of private land. The house has four bedrooms. There are no other properties overlooking the house or garden. Ideal for nature lovers or holiday makers that prefer total space and privacy. There is a privat  …see more

from $231 / night

$1617 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Vacation farmhouse with shared pool in Uzzano

Province of Pistoia / Uzzano

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 55 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Separate house, in front of traditional restored farmhouse, surrounded by greenery and olive grove in the beautiful Tuscan hills (180 m s.l.m.) between Pescia and Montecatini Terme (7 km). Not far from the major art cities of Tuscany: Florence (50 km), Lucca (30 km), P  …see more

from $54 / night

$324 - $410 / week

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from $54 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Fortingall Vacation farmhouse rental

Perth and Kinross / Fortingall

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
Balnald Farmhouse is an impressive residence set in a small cluster of houses down a private drive, near the historic village of Fortingall and just 8 miles from Aberfeldy in Perthshire. This traditional B-listed house dates back to 1886 and was designed by the well-k  …see more

from $206 / night

$1438 - $3125 / week

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from $206 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with swimming pool in Bournel

Lot-et-Garonne / Bournel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Swimming pool
Lovingly restored with original features; this exceptional 4 bedroom 18th century stone farmhouse is situated on the banks of the River Dropt, straddling the Dordogne and Lot et Garonne regions. Set within rolling countryside down a peaceful private lane, the country ho  …see more

from $188 / night

$1250 - $2688 / week

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from $188 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse with swimming pool in Nadur

Island of Gozo / Nadur

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Swimming pool
WELCOME TO TA' RENA – BY JULES “The first time I walked into Ta Rena, the entrance blew me away! A limestone staircase led me to a living space adorned with sunlight and double doors leading to a pool terrace. Here, I met the most spectacular  …see more

from $144 / night

$982 - $1657 / week

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from $144 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Saint-Antonin Noble Val Vacation farmhouse rental

Tarn-et-Garonne / Saint-Antonin Noble Val

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A charming and traditional rustic farmhouse, with dovecote/pigeonnier, dating from 1760.Au Ciel Bleu is a house full of character situated in the heart of the Gorges de L'Aveyron - beautiful rivers, medieval towns, limestone cliffs and rolling hills. Extremely  …see more

from $50 / night

$350 - $438 / week

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from $50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Quistinic Vacation farmhouse rental

Morbihan / Quistinic

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Swimming pool
This newly renovated luxurious Brittany gite with private swimming pool is in a perfect location to explore the huge choice of white, sandy beaches, all within easy driving distance, where you can enjoy swimming, sand yachting, water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, kit  …see more

from $188 / night

$869 - $2063 / week

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from $188 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
This barn conversion consists of 6 bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms and a large living area with kitchen diner for 12. As the lounge, kitchen and dining area on the upper level guests are able to enjoy beautiful views of the grassed areas. The Oak  …see more

from $272 / night

$1899 / week

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from $272 / night

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Nowa Ruda Vacation farmhouse rental

Lower Silesia Province / Nowa Ruda

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Cosy and singularly farm house, is located in a beautiful Polish hills in front of the National Park Gory Stolowe. From here you can admire panoramas and a short distance to visit many places of nature and history. The three levels house, on first floor and on the secon  …see more

from $39 / night

$317 - $371 / week

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from $39 / night

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