October Half Term Cottages

Whatever the occasion we have an incredible Big Cottage for you

After the first half-term back at school, there’s no better time to treat the kids with a luxury UK escape. October half-term is a great way to reward the whole family with golden sunsets, auburn leaves and fresh, crisp weather in some of the UK’s most picturesque locations.

Escape to a luxury holiday cottage this October half term for the ultimate family getaway. See in the spooky season with pumpkin carving, scary stories round the fire and cosy movie nights in, complete with hot chocolate and popcorn. The games rooms and indoor cinemas will keep the kids entertained, whatever the weather outside.

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Big Cottage in the Cotswolds

Severn Bank House

Severn Bank House

Family-friendly house with pool hanging over the River Severn
Sleeps 20 to 30Gloucestershire
Midweek - £4,700
Ewelme Manor

Ewelme Manor

Lovely Georgian house with heated outdoor pool and home cinema
Sleeps 18 to 26Gloucestershire
2 night weekend - £7,900
3 night weekend - £7,900
Kingham Cottages

Kingham Cottages

Perfect Cotswolds village setting with lavish indoor pool and steam room
Sleeps 12 to 26Kingham, Cotswolds
Week - £4,000
3 night weekend - £3,400
Midweek - £2,800
Cotswold Edge House

Cotswold Edge House

A picture of easy English privilege in the Cotswold countryside
Sleeps 20 to 25Cotswolds
Week - £6,250
2 night weekends from £3,950
3 night weekends from £3,950
Midweeks from £3,000
Pedington Manor

Pedington Manor

Stunning country house with games room and children's den
Sleeps 10 to 20Berkeley, Cotswolds
Midweek - £2,950
Marsden Manor

Marsden Manor

Honeystone Cotswold manor house with heated outdoor pool
Sleeps 10 to 20Rendcomb, Cotswolds
2 night weekend - £8,450
3 night weekend - £8,450
Midweek - £5,950
Wellacres House

Wellacres House

Classic, secluded Cotswolds country house gem with pool and hot tub
Sleeps 8 to 16Blockley, Cotswolds
Midweek - £2,500
Churchill Wood

Churchill Wood

Secluded country farmhouse with designer chic, hot tub, games room
Sleeps 8 to 16Spetchley, Cotswolds
Midweek - £2,250
Meadowbank House

Meadowbank House

Pool, hot tub, stroll to stunning Chipping Campden village
Sleeps 16Chipping Campden
Week - £6,250
2 night weekends from £3,600
3 night weekends from £3,650
Midweeks from £5,200
Orchard Farmhouse

Orchard Farmhouse

Stylish Cotswolds country farmhouse with hot tub, games room, great views
Sleeps 8 to 16Alcester Heath, Cotswolds
Midweek - £2,450
Hillside House

Hillside House

Stylish country house with hot tub and spectacular Cotswold views
Sleeps 10 to 14Painswick, Gloucestershire
2 night weekend - £2,950
3 night weekend - £2,950
Campden Edge

Campden Edge

Swish house in Chipping Campden with pool and cinema room
Sleeps 10Chipping Campden
2 night weekend - £4,300
3 night weekend - £4,300

Big Cottage by the Coast

Barcroft Estate

Barcroft Estate

Boutique Devon boltholes with tennis, spa and heated swimming
Sleeps 21 to 50Dartmouth
Week - £7,000
Midweek - £4,000
Taw Valley House

Taw Valley House

Ten-bed Devon manor house with hot tub close to country and coast
Sleeps 24 to 31North Devon
Week - £4,350
2 night weekend - £3,900
3 night weekend - £3,900
Midweek - £4,450
River Hall

River Hall

Gorgeous Georgian house with river views and tennis court
Sleeps 22 to 30Bideford, North Devon
Midweek - £3,500
Middle Chine Manor

Middle Chine Manor

Grand seaside house, walk to the beach, private beach hut
Sleeps 20 to 30Bournemouth
Midweek - £3,150
Polpier and Penpol

Polpier and Penpol

Beautiful coastal estate with pool, tennis court, sea views
Sleeps 22 to 26Mevagissey, Cornwall
Midweek - £6,500
The Curved House

The Curved House

Glass-walled, neon-lit party palace in the Lincolnshire Wolds
Sleeps 24Lincolnshire
Midweek - £5,450
The Old Stone Barns

The Old Stone Barns

Spacious and spectacular, hot tub and stunning country views
Sleeps 20 to 24Somerset
Midweek - £1,650
The Moult

The Moult

Stunning coastal escape with 22m heated pool and breathtaking views
Sleeps 16 to 24Salcombe
Weeks from £13,950
3 night weekends from £9,500
Halula Beach House

Halula Beach House

Fun and funky family house near Fistral Beach with pool and hot tub
Sleeps 18 to 24Newquay, Cornwall
Week - £3,350
2 night weekend - £1,650
3 night weekend - £1,650
Midweek - £2,000
Dart Valley House

Dart Valley House

Indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, hammam and sensational style
Sleeps 16 to 20Dartmouth
Weeks from £17,000
3 night weekends from £8,900
Edge 14

Edge 14

Walk to the beach, ultra-stylish interiors, hot tub, great for surfing
Sleeps 12 to 20Newquay
Midweek - £2,000
Mangerton House

Mangerton House

Breathtaking coastal house, indoor pool, tipi and Chesil Beach House
Sleeps 16 to 20Dorset
Midweek - £9,200
Villa Judapa

Villa Judapa

Art Deco villa on the Isle of Wight with sea views
Sleeps 20Isle of Wight
Weeks from £3,900
2 night weekends from £3,200
3 night weekends from £3,200
River View Castle

River View Castle

Cornish Castle on the river Tamar, with pool and woodlands
Sleeps 20Cornwall
Week - £15,000
2 night weekend - £5,800
3 night weekend - £7,900
The Castle on the Coast

The Castle on the Coast

Beautiful Castle, stunning views with indoor pool
Sleeps 18 to 20Portland, Dorset
Midweek - £8,500
Aldwick Hundred

Aldwick Hundred

Arts-and-Crafts Sussex beach house with pool, spa, games and cinema
Sleeps 20West Sussex
Week - £6,950
2 night weekend - £4,750
3 night weekend - £5,250
Midweek - £5,250
Carrington House

Carrington House

Glitz, glamour and heaps of style with a hot tub and disco room
Sleeps 18Norfolk
Midweek - £4,200
Holmegate House and Wing

Holmegate House and Wing

Stylish home with pool built for celebrations near the Jurassic coast
Sleeps 14 to 18Dorset
Midweek - £2,650
Kimmeridge Hall

Kimmeridge Hall

Traditional country house set in countryside with fabulous sea views
Sleeps 16Kimmeridge, Dorset
Midweeks from £5,150
Polpier

Polpier

Stunning coastal house with pool, tennis court, sea views
Sleeps 16Mevagissey, Cornwall
Midweek - £4,800
The Dairy Farm

The Dairy Farm

Luxurious boutique farmhouse with heated outdoor pool and 20 acres
Sleeps 16South Devon
2 night weekend - £4,250
3 night weekend - £4,700
Polpier (Sleeps 12)

Polpier (Sleeps 12)

Stunning coastal house with pool, tennis court, sea views
Sleeps 16Mevagissey, Cornwall
Midweek - £4,800
Lamper Head

Lamper Head

Stunning indoor pool, stupendous views, hot tub, fire pit
Sleeps 12 to 14Dartmouth
Week - £6,600
2 night weekend - £3,850
3 night weekend - £3,850
The Jacobean Hall

The Jacobean Hall

Secluded Jacobean party palace set in a huge slice of Wales.
Sleeps 14North Wales
Weeks from £6,700
2 night weekends from £3,550
3 night weekends from £4,150
Midweeks from £3,250
The Wing at The Moult

The Wing at The Moult

Sublime retreat with 22m heated pool and breathtaking views
Sleeps 6 to 14Salcombe
Weeks from £13,500
3 night weekends from £8,500
St Clements

St Clements

Big Hastings ex-church hall for 14 close to the beach and the Old Town.
Sleeps 10 to 14Hastings
2 night weekend - £1,750
3 night weekend - £1,950
Barcroft Manor

Barcroft Manor

Georgian house with hot tub, tennis court, indoor and outdoor pools
Sleeps 13Dartmouth
Week - £4,500
Midweek - £2,500
Studland Bay House

Studland Bay House

One of the best locations in England, amazing sea views, walk to the beach
Sleeps 12Dorset
Weeks from £9,450
2 night weekends from £4,450
3 night weekends from £4,450
Midweeks from £4,450
Penpol

Penpol

Stylish house above Mevagissey harbour with stunning terrace views
Sleeps 12Mevagissey, Cornwall
Midweek - £1,700
Holmegate House

Holmegate House

Stylish Dorset holiday home with pool close to the Jurassic coast
Sleeps 8 to 12Dorset
Midweek - £2,450
Seascape

Seascape

Spectacular coastal house with stunning views over Booby's Bay
Sleeps 10North Cornwall
Week - £7,600
2 night weekend - £4,900
3 night weekend - £4,900
The House in Hastings

The House in Hastings

Eat, drink and be maritime in a grand house above Hastings Old Town
Sleeps 10Hastings
Week - £2,550
2 night weekend - £2,150
3 night weekend - £2,150
Midweek - £2,750

Big Cottage in the Country

Birkmere Hall Estate

Birkmere Hall Estate

Stunning Grade I listed estate surrounding the Lake District
Sleeps 30 to 44Lake District
Midweek - £7,200
The Barns

The Barns

Stunning barns in Hereford complete with cinema room and hot tub
Sleeps 35Herefordshire
Week - £15,600
3 night weekend - £10,400
Midweeks from £10,400
Hilltop Hall

Hilltop Hall

Eccentric, eclectic house for groups in sleepy Welsh woodlands
Sleeps 20 to 32North Wales
Midweek - £2,700
Newcross Hall Estate

Newcross Hall Estate

Beautiful country estate in the heart of the Eden Valley with games room
Sleeps 24 to 32Lake District
Midweek - £4,950
Severn Bank House

Severn Bank House

Family-friendly house with pool hanging over the River Severn
Sleeps 20 to 30Gloucestershire
Midweek - £4,700
Suffolk Mansion

Suffolk Mansion

English dream for 30 with pool, sauna, billiards and tennis.
Sleeps 30Suffolk
Week - £10,450
2 night weekend - £7,875
3 night weekend - £9,400
Midweek - £9,725
The Old Mill, Hayloft and Byre

The Old Mill, Hayloft and Byre

Beautiful barn with games room, private walled garden and hot tub
Sleeps 24 to 28Herefordshire
Week - £9,350
2 night weekends from £6,350
3 night weekends from £6,350
Midweeks from £6,350
Sugnall Hall

Sugnall Hall

Live like the gentry in a mansion popping with period glamour
Sleeps 6 to 28Eccleshall, Staffordshire
Week - £5,650
2 night weekend - £4,550
3 night weekend - £4,550
Midweek - £4,050
Godolphin Hall

Godolphin Hall

Luxury Welsh borders family home for 28 with spa, tennis and gym.
Sleeps 28Llanymynech, Wales
Week - £6,700
2 night weekend - £4,600
3 night weekend - £5,100
Midweek - £5,100
The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden

Five-star Suffolk-estate luxury with cinema, tennis and swimming
Sleeps 16 to 28Suffolk
3 night weekend - £10,250
Ewelme Manor

Ewelme Manor

Lovely Georgian house with heated outdoor pool and home cinema
Sleeps 18 to 26Gloucestershire
2 night weekend - £7,900
3 night weekend - £7,900
Kingham Cottages

Kingham Cottages

Perfect Cotswolds village setting with lavish indoor pool and steam room
Sleeps 12 to 26Kingham, Cotswolds
Week - £4,000
3 night weekend - £3,400
Midweek - £2,800
The Georgian House

The Georgian House

Gorgeous country house with swimming pool and tennis court
Sleeps 16 to 25Wantage, Oxfordshire
Week - £13,000
2 night weekend - £6,600
3 night weekends from £7,700
Midweeks from £5,800
The Curved House

The Curved House

Glass-walled, neon-lit party palace in the Lincolnshire Wolds
Sleeps 24Lincolnshire
Midweek - £5,450
Birkmere Hall

Birkmere Hall

Award-winning Grade I listed fortified manor in the Lake District
Sleeps 24Lake District
Midweek - £5,600
The Fitz

The Fitz

Spectacular Lakeland home with games barn, hot tub and barbie lodge.
Sleeps 16 to 24Cockermouth, Lake District
Midweek - £2,950
Fairoaks Farm

Fairoaks Farm

Four stylish holiday barns with indoor pool in the shadow of the Malvern Hills
Sleeps 24Herefordshire
Midweek - £6,700
Ladyham Hall

Ladyham Hall

Gorgeous country house with lake, tennis, perfect for entertaining
Sleeps 18 to 22Northamptonshire
2 night weekend - £5,950
3 night weekend - £6,950
High Barn

High Barn

Fabulous Suffolk barn with hot tub and games room
Sleeps 18 to 22Suffolk
Midweek - £3,700
River Glaslyn House

River Glaslyn House

Huge, homely mansion in a lovely village in the shadow of Snowdon
Sleeps 18 to 22Gwynedd, Wales
Midweek - £1,700
Burghwood Hall

Burghwood Hall

Undiluted luxury in North Norfolk amid 100 acres and a heated pool.
Sleeps 14 to 22Fakenham, Norfolk
Midweek - £3,800
The Grange

The Grange

Heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis court and more
Sleeps 16 to 20Somerset
2 night weekend - £4,700
3 night weekend - £5,200
Midweek - £3,700
The Hyde

The Hyde

Medieval gem with contemporary style, total seclusion and mini railway
Sleeps 20Herefordshire
Midweek - £2,200
The Shed

The Shed

Stylish Somerset barn with heated pool and family fun at every turn
Sleeps 10 to 20Somerset
Midweek - £2,050
The Grotto

The Grotto

Spectacular feast of a Lakeland house with pool, gym and Jacuzzi.
Sleeps 20Penrith, Lake District
Midweek - £2,650
Riverside Mill

Riverside Mill

Secluded Shropshire mill conversion with four-legged neighbours
Sleeps 12 to 19Shropshire
Midweeks from £2,500
Lakeside House

Lakeside House

A stunning house on the edge of Lake Windermere, amazing views
Sleeps 18Lake District
Week - £19,750
3 night weekend - £14,800
Midweeks from £14,800
Cliff Barns

Cliff Barns

Wild West rancho-deluxe In the heart of Norfolk, hot tub, drive to beach
Sleeps 18Norfolk
Week - £6,300
2 night weekends from £4,200
3 night weekends from £4,200
Midweek - £4,800
Albaston Lodge

Albaston Lodge

Comfortable, stylish old rectory with tennis court, hot tub and endless views
Sleeps 17Shropshire
Midweek - £2,650
The Long House & Cottages

The Long House & Cottages

Gorgeous country house, beautiful Lake District views
Sleeps 12 to 16Lake District
Midweek - £2,250
Orchard Farmhouse

Orchard Farmhouse

Stylish Cotswolds country farmhouse with hot tub, games room, great views
Sleeps 8 to 16Alcester Heath, Cotswolds
Midweek - £2,450
The Orchard

The Orchard

Elegant country house near riverside Marlow with a hot tub
Sleeps 14Berkshire
Weeks from £4,850
2 night weekends from £3,700
3 night weekends from £3,700
The Old Georgian Rectory

The Old Georgian Rectory

Classic English country house in Somerset for 12 with pool.
Sleeps 12 to 14Somerset
Week - £6,700
2 night weekend - £3,250
3 night weekend - £3,500
Midweek - £3,250
The Hollies

The Hollies

Glamorous Grade-II Hampshire designer haven with hot tub
Sleeps 12Hampshire
Midweek - £2,250
Waterfall House

Waterfall House

Lovely house in a great setting with hot tub, stables and table tennis
Sleeps 12Dartmoor
Midweek - £2,250
The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse

Rustic, luxury Suffolk charm with pool, hot tub and tennis court
Sleeps 12Suffolk
3 night weekend - £6,000
Midsummer Barn and Stables

Midsummer Barn and Stables

Luxury barn and stable with shared indoor pool in the Malvern hills
Sleeps 8 to 12Herefordshire
Week - £6,400
2 night weekend - £4,150
3 night weekend - £4,150
Midweek - £3,700
Moat Cottage

Moat Cottage

Tudor cottage high on a hill with moat, bedroom cabin and hot tub
Sleeps 12Sibton, Suffolk
3 night weekend - £6,000
Oakwood Lodge

Oakwood Lodge

Glorious Sussex-Downs bolthole for 10 with games and hot tub.
Sleeps 8 to 10West Sussex
Week - £3,250
2 night weekend - £2,450
3 night weekend - £2,750
Midweek - £2,750
Kirkbride Hall

Kirkbride Hall

A homely village idyll in the shadow of the Eden Valley fells
Sleeps 8Lake District
Midweek - £1,550
Pine Lodge

Pine Lodge

A mid-Wales lodge by the river with hot tub and tennis court
Sleeps 8Llanymynech, Wales
Week - £1,700
2 night weekend - £1,400
3 night weekend - £1,500
Midweek - £1,500
Midsummer Stables

Midsummer Stables

Luxury barn with a shared indoor pool in the shadow of the Malverns.
Sleeps 8Herefordshire
Week - £4,650
2 night weekend - £3,100
3 night weekend - £3,100
Midweek - £2,800
Sugarloaf Barn

Sugarloaf Barn

Restored barn with shared indoor pool and far-reaching views over the Malvern Hills
Sleeps 8Herefordshire
Week - £4,650
2 night weekend - £3,100
3 night weekend - £3,100
Midweek - £2,800
Little Bickley

Little Bickley

Stylish three-bedroom Somerset cottage with hot tub
Sleeps 6Somerset
Week - £1,400
2 night weekends from £900
3 night weekends from £1,100
Midweeks from £900
Hollybush Barn

Hollybush Barn

Five-star barn for four with Malvern Hills views
Sleeps 4Herefordshire
Week - £2,800
2 night weekend - £2,100
3 night weekend - £2,100
Midweek - £1,900
Midsummer Barn

Midsummer Barn

Luxurious barn in the Malvern Hills with a shared indoor pool
Sleeps 4Herefordshire
Week - £2,800
2 night weekend - £2,100
3 night weekend - £2,100
Midweek - £1,900

Holiday cottages for October half term

Choose a holiday cottage in the Welsh countryside, complete with a hot tub to keep warm in those autumn winds. With plenty of nearby forests and coastlines to explore by day and cloud-like king-size beds to nestle into at night, you’ll be ready to tackle the next term after your short family break.

Whilst dips in the sea might be off the cards in October, the clifftop views and hidden caves along the English coastline are enough to attract you back to the beach. Bring your pooch for long windy dog walks in the sea breeze and warm your toes and paws on the underfloor heating when you return.

Plan your perfect October half term break - get in touch

In need of some rest and relaxation this autumn? An October half term short holiday is the perfect break between the warmth of summer and chill of winter. Take a look at our holiday cottages across the UK for inspiration for your next getaway.

Need some help with your planning? No problem, our team are here to help. Give us a call today to make your dream half term holiday a reality.