October Half Term

Enjoy a fun-filled adventure this October

Autumn is one of our favourite times of year in the North of England and the South of Scotland: warm russet colours sweep the countryside, long walks are accompanied with a sparkling layer of crunchy frost, bobble hats and woolly scarves make their yearly appearance and quaint country cottages are rendered cosy with thick blankets and warming log fires. 

If you're looking for an autumnal break to keep the spirits up until Christmas than look no further than our collection of cosy escapes. From modern coastal apartments from which you can embark on long windswept walks before returning for a well-earned mug of hot chocolate (marshmallows optional but greatly encouraged!) and remote bothies where you can hole up and play board games to large listed manor houses with plenty of heating to keep all the family happy and warm, we've got just what you're looking for - so all you need to worry about is having a good old fashioned family adventure. 

Whether you fancy building dens, splashing about in streams, riding bikes, building sandcastles on the beach or exploring medieval castles, lighthouses and remote islands, this corner of the world has so much to offer families who love the great outdoors.

These properties are available throughout the upcoming October half term weeks (16th - 27th October 2023). Some of our holiday homes and cottages are available for full weeks whilst others can be booked for short breaks.

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Lane Cottage Coldstream , Scottish Borders

A beautifully presented rural hideaway set in a charming garden with superb views over rolling parkland.

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Westwood Cottage Longniddry, East Lothian

A spacious farm cottage ideally located for East Lothians’ superb beaches and celebrated golf courses. Drive to Edinburgh Castle and all of the festival fanfare in 40 minutes before retreating back to the tranquillity of the countryside. It's all there for your enjoyment.

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Appletree Cottage Ellingham, Northumberland

Perfectly positioned for coastal exploring, this four bedroom Northumbrian cottage in the charming village of Ellingham has bags of character and is a perfect spot for families to slow down, reboot and relax.

15% discount on 7+ night stays and 10% discount on 3 and 4 night stays between now and the 22nd March 2024 excluding the February half-term weeks (9th-23rd February).

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Blakey House Morpeth, Northumberland

Take walks on Northumberland’s wild side — and stay close to beautiful Brinkburn Priory.

Late availability discount – 15% off bookings arriving within 30 days, and 10% off bookings arriving between 30 and 60 days.

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West Lodge, Milne Graden Coldstream , Scottish Borders

This delightful gate lodge on the magnificent Milne Graden Estate provides the perfect excuse to put a busy week behind you and discover a gentler pace.

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Coldstream Coach House Coldstream , Scottish Borders

For those seeking leisurely river walks along with friendly pubs, cafes and lovely shopping on the doorstep, Coldstream Coach House may be the ideal holiday choice.

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Crookhouse Mill, Crookhouse Wooler, Northumberland

A fantastic new barn conversion set in a spectacular spot with breathtaking views over the hills and valleys of the Northumberland National Park. 

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The Laurels Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

An idyllic rural setting close to the very pretty market towns of Kelso and Jedburgh. Perfect for rest and relaxation, but ideally placed for outdoor pursuits with some lovely dog walks right from the doorstep too.

 

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Pigeon Loft Yetholm, Scottish Borders

Some of the best things in life come in compact packages and the small-but-perfectly formed Pigeon Loft is an enchanting conversion that oozes personality and charm.

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The Shieling Bamburgh, Northumberland

Stylish, relaxed and seriously special, The Shieling has the feel of a Hamptons beach house. Wake to the smell of salty sea air and wander the exquisite sands of Bamburgh.

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