10 half term hideaways

10 half term hideaways

Let’s face it, the October half term’s going to be here before we know it. But that means you can book your next escape and start counting down the days until those family adventures, hurray! Whether your clan like a balcony and a sea view, or a hot tub with beckoning bubbles, we’ve got your perfect property waiting to welcome you.

1. Lotts View, Devon

Sweeping sea views? Tick. Balcony from the master bedroom? Tick. And all within a short stroll from Paignton harbour. Perfect.

2. The Lodge@Thornhill, Dorset

Where better to forget the world for the week than in the rolling Dorset countryside? Complete with a hot tub, the all-important Playstation 3, and staggering rural views, this one sleeps 8.

3. Dormouse, Trecombe Lakes, Cornwall

If you're determined to add a little adventure to this half term, it might be time to head outdoors (sort of). This cosy pod has its own barbeque, so you can tell Halloween stories while you toast marshmallows.

4. Yarrow Cottage, Oxfordshire

We're a teeny bit in love with this historic thatched cottage. With a log burner to warm chilly tootsies, a super king size bed and rustic charm aplenty, it's pretty much perfect.

5. Windward, Isle of Wight

Just a short drive from the iconic Needles, Windward's a bright, welcoming bungalow set in Yarmouth. And for the foodies...would you look at that kitchen...

6. 3 Goodrington Lodge, Devon

There's something special about having the beaches to yourself when the crowds of summer are gone, and this ground floor apartment's so close to the sand that you can almost hear the waves...and it's dog friendly too.

7. Kerensa, Cornwall

Would you look at that view...Kerensa has an elegant decor throughout that makes you feel instantly at home, and just imagine those evening drinks on the terrace watching the boats come and go.

8. Lodore, Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight's always been a favourite with families, and with all those attractions it's probably the perfect choice for that action-packed half term escape. Lodore may sit on a quiet country road, but it's the perfect base for those days out.

9. Mowhay Barn, Devon

If you're just about ready to recharge and wind down, it's time to escape to the country. Set in the Devon countryside, this gorgeous barn conversion sits in over an acre of land. Think exposed wooden beams, rural views, and a sunny conservatory...

10. Woodville, Yorkshire

Somewhere between a rural retreat and boutique chic, Woodville's been a glamorous woodland suite just outside York. From the four poster king size for mum and dad, to the flickering log burner, Woodville's perfect for a digital detox.
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