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.
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
Gorgeous French farmhouse that has been sympathetically renovated in the local style and is full of character — beams, vaulted ceilings, wooden floors, old doors and plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.Spread over three floors, the house sleeps up to 12 people in …see 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
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.
“Really comfortable, well equipped house in great location”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2014
Would recommend a stay in this lovely farmhouse. Comfortable and well equipped in an great location with lovely views of a ruined castle. Loads to do in surrounding area for people of all ages. Great … More
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 large privat …see more
Probably the best equipped holiday home we've stayed in! Spacious with everything we could need in the kitchen as well as lots of towels and games & dvds. Lovely peaceful location, good walks for do… More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on Carregywen farmhouse especially a review so positive.
Great to hear you got to see a snapshot of the farming world too, both children and adults are always curious when the big barn doors get opened!
Hope you all had a good journey home and we hope to see you all again in the not too distant future.
“Ideal weekend break”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
I had a fantastic weekend break with my friends.
The owners kept in contact with us, and were constantly helpful.
The house itself is appointed with everything you could need, it's got a great … More
Reviewed 2 Dec 2015
Great house in a quiet location.
Kitchen had all we needed for catering
Woodburn soon made the whole house cosy
Good walks all around and as at the house… More
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
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
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, 180m …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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
“A very special setting, wonderful hosts, beautiful views, exiting holiday”
Reviewed 23 May 2013
I stayed at Finca Los Pinos with my daughter and grandchildren. It was such a special place - truly 'an oasis' in the Almajera mountains, as they say. Exhilarating walks in the natural park right on o… More
In France's central Auvergne region (between Clermont-Ferrand and Montluçon), a house with a wide view of rolling hills. The house is an old refurnibished stone house, fully equipped and functional with comfortable living arrangements (good sleeping, a large newly reno …see more
Our prices start from 4 persons upwards and then are per person per night. They vary according to length of stay, number of persons staying, and the time of year.
The Farmhouse is in the centre of the village of Delettes, about 45 minutes south of Calais. The village …see more
“Great location, super for all ages, lots of space”
Reviewed 21 Jun 2015
This was our first venture into an all age group family holiday (with our grown-up children, their spouses, and our grandchildren - one toddler under 2, the second under 3 and an 8 week old baby). If… More
“Spacious, warm, secure and fun for all ages.”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
Having failed to find accommodation for 11 in South East England at Easter we checked the ferry prices and found that a car and 5 passengers could visit France for £58 return. We then quickly found … More
“Everything, and I really mean everything, to the last detail provided to ensure a perfectly memorable stay”
Reviewed 11 Dec 2014
We were a party of six family members all male, five" fortyish" and one senior who stayed at this vacation rental for four days . Our main purpose was to visit various sites connected with World War 1… More
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
We were taken to the Villa ( Casa Melograno) by the agent Aldo , he was very friendly and helpful . Unfortantely did not meet owners they were away. We were two couples staying at Villa Melograno and… More
“A beautiful secluded villa”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2014
We stayed in for 1 week as party of 5 (1 child), renting the whole villa.
We were guided into the villa with the obliging help of the agent we booked through, as it is tucked away in the hills abov… More
“Stunning villa, can't recommend enough.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
We hired Casa Melograno for a week in Aug 14 for my Dad's 60th and I can't recommend it enough. The location is stunning and the pool is luxury. The villa is very well equipped and the layout of the b… More
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
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 h …see more
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
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 working fa …see more
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. The ho …see more
We had a lovely weekend at The Hollies. It was a great size, the garden was lovely and it was well equipped. Our party were from age 2 to age 80 - and we all enjoyed it. Spacious and well decorates / … More
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 mountains. It …see more
The house itself is great, its got the quirkiness of an old house but up to date in terms of facilities. Great view from the hot tub!
Up the road is the starting point for the best tracks up Snowd… More
Reviewed 10 Apr 2014
We were a group of 5 couples staying in Snowdonia to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday.
Finding the house was easy and made even easier by the owners Jim and Anne covering the exterior of the house w… More
“Comfortable, welcoming house, ideal for family getaway”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2013
I stayed at Snowdon house with the whole family (kids (ages 4 to 6) parents and grandparents). The house was large enough to accommodate us all without feeling at all squashed - the big kitchen and di… More
Au Balenti is an extremely spacious country Farmhouse with private grounds and pool. Perfect for large families and friends to holiday together or to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Set within several acres of gardens surrounded by the owners fields, yet situated w …see more
This was our second visit to au ballenti. The first time we came as a couple on a motorbike and stayed in the one bed gite, this time we brought the whole family and a few friends. Even with 10 adults… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! It was a pleasure to welcome you back as guests. Hope the rest of your trip home went well and kindest regards,
“WOW-What a Gem!”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2013
Somebody must have looked deep into our hearts, saw everything that we needed for a wonderful, relaxing holiday, packed it all into a beautiful house with large splendid garden surrounding it - and th… More
Really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back soon.
“All you need for relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2013
We stayed for a week, 6 adults and 6 teenagers. We had plenty to do, with the table tennis and pool table very popular. There is a fridge by the pool for cold beers, and plenty of sunloungers with p… More
Thank you for your kind review. Its always nice to hear that our guests have enjoyed their holiday. Wishing you well for the future.
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
The Chestnuts Holiday Cottages offer a range of well-equipped self-contained cottage, providing a relaxing, clean, peaceful environment for all the family. Rose cottage is a converted farmhouse, sleeping 7 or an inter-joining door can open up the whole farmhouse sleepin …see more
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
Country house, 4 bedrooms en suite upstairs ( 1 extra 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 …see more
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
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
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
Our holiday in Casa a Corte was delightful. The villa is in a great location up in the mountains about 45 mins from Pisa airport. The villa has three floors and was beautifully clean and well present… More
Dear Val & John
Many thanks for your kind words and delighted you all had such a nice time and managed to explore so much. We chose the location as Lucca has so much to offer and the transport system is so good, allowing you to visit so many different things. The restaurants are amazing, offering so many different Italian meals.
Best wishes, Hugh
Reviewed 30 Sep 2015
Wow! This place is incredible and is set in the most beautiful location. If you're looking for the perfect holiday, then Casa a Corte can provide that for you.
If you just want a day to unwind at… More
Thank you so much and delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself and benefitted from the wonderful warm September days. It is so relaxing sitting amongst the olive trees by the swimming pool.
I agree, Lucca is such a lovely city, voted 2nd best place to live in the world - 2015.
Best wishes, Hugh
“Magical memories forever!!”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2014
My husband, Matt, and I stayed at Casa a Corte for 5 weeks ... and they were one of the most memorable 5 weeks!! WOW … we cannot thank the owner and everyone associated with Casa a Corte, Gugliano,… More
Hi Marlis & Matt,
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for being such a nice person to discuss your holiday plans over the last year. It means a lot to us that you all had such a great time and will have happy memories & laughs for many years. We're delighted that you liked all the recommendations.
Many thanks, once again, Hugh & Hazel
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.
A farmhouse full of character that has been lovingly restored to provide you with all you need to have a memorable holiday. Set in a peaceful country location but at only 5 minutes from the local market town in an excellent area for sightseeing, walking or simply rela …see more
Refurbished farmhouse dated 1785. 5km north of Percy, in the commune of Maupertuis. 2 acres land. Large yard and garden. All 4 bedrooms ensuite. Electric underfloor heating plus wood burning stove. Large swimming pool covered .TV and Internet connection. BBQ approx 1ho …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 spacious cottage …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
As-Sahala Estate and Gardens is not your ordinary holiday rental. What you have the opportunity to experience here is a fully enclosed and private Estate encompassing 3 hectares of gardens (over 7 acres) with a spacious 3 bedroom vacation villa, movie theater, heated po …see more
As Sahala villa was one of the most beautiful holiday destinations we have ever been to.
Amazingly spacious property, rather a 'hacienda', than just a villa. Perfect location - close to beautiful mou… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your family. Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We loved As-Sahala - it's a great property and a brilliant choice for a family (so long as you have a hire car). Beautiful garden and pool. Would well recommend.… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your friends at Hind Villa . Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
“Huge estate, completely private and very safe”
Reviewed 1 Apr 2013
When we decided to visit Oman (2 adults and a 2 year old daughter), we looked at available vacation homes in Oman and were surprised that there were very few. We were also not sure if it would be safe… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your friends at Hind Villa . Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
-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 wou …see more
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
Beautifully restored farmhouse with superb views over the Lima Valley countryside and the roman town of Ponte de Lima (the oldest in Portugal).Location: Ponte de Lima - Minho Region, Northern Portugal (Porto International Airport approx. 90 kms, 45 min driving)Activitie …see more
The Durrance is a Georgian Farmhouse with spacious rooms exposing the old beams, tall ceilings and huge windows looking out over the Worcestershire countryside. We let one wing of the main house which has its own entrance and is totally separate to the main family livi …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
Beautiful farmhouse with a huge garden. Only You, the Nature and the singing birds. Three comfortable room, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. A shaddy terrace attached to the house. There is a garden patio for outdoor cooking and grilling. Free closed parking on the …see more
“The perfect place for a relaxing Hungerian country experiance!”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
The Happy Farm House is really a very beautiful place, with a huge garden full of fruit trees, grill area and pool! surrounded by country side, only an hour's drive from Budapest and 10mins to the the… More
The choice is all yours, from houses of character built in old country style to the authentic converted farmhouses, the latter being all unique in size, shape and character. Our farmhouses are situated in different locations, all with stunning countryside views and othe …see more
Oakerthorpe Holiday Village announce the following development known as The Old Milking Parlour 1, consisting of modern kitchen fully equipped with including all integrated appliances and granite worktops, large adjacent open plan lounge diner, six double bedrooms inclu …see more