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20 Family Stays for October Half Term

Published: 27th August 2020

October is the perfect mix of mild days and snug, chilly nights - and to help you make the most of this mellow and fruitful season, we've chosen 20 of our favourite autumnal escapes around the UK available during the October half term. These glorious spots are the ideal place to enjoy the last of the year's warmth, kick about among the leaves, take a windy coastal stroll and snuggle up together on the sofa in the evenings. Take your pick from cosy country cottages, Highland log cabins, luxurious glamping sites and more.
Lynher Hut

Lynher Hut

Torpoint - Cornwall

Sit back, relax and take in the stunning views across the Cornish countryside down to the sea at this gorgeously cosy shepherd's hut.

Sleeps 4

From 98/night

The Yurts at Glamping at East Thorne - Cornwall

The Yurts at Glamping at East Thorne - Cornwall

Kilkhampton - Cornwall

A cosy yurt or a selection of super-luxurious larch wood roundhouse with hot tub - however you want it, whoever you want it with, your Cornish break just got a little bit special.

Sleeps 2-6

From 80/night

Landward Cottage Devon

Landward Cottage Devon

Near Hallsands - Devon

Views in abundance, sandy beaches to explore, coastal walks to take...relax at this lighthouse in Devon (for kids of 11 upward only, due to the cliff-top location).

Sleeps 5

From 133/night

Looking Glass Cottage

Looking Glass Cottage

Brighton - East Sussex

Once in a lifetime Alice-in-Wonderland themed 16th Century cottage in Brighton, seconds from the beach

Sleeps 8

From 127/night

The Beachcroft Beach Huts

The Beachcroft Beach Huts

Felpham - West Sussex

Relax by the sea with friends and family in arguably the UKs most luxurious beach huts at Beachcroft in Felpham Village in West Sussex.

Sleeps 2 + 2 kids per hut

From 220/night

Vista Point

Vista Point

East Preston - West Sussex

An architectural gem with 1970s flair, Vista Point may be the ultimate retro holiday home, and has fantastic views of the West Sussex coast

Sleeps 9

From 171/night

Starfish House

Starfish House

Whitstable - Kent

Wake up to the waves lapping the shore at Starfish House - a beautiful holiday home right on Whitstable Beach

Sleeps 8

From 214/night

Stay at Sarah's

Stay at Sarah's

Holt - Norfolk

Fabulous Georgian townhouse apartment in Holt with stylish interiors, modern amenities, and a central location on the town's High Street.

Sleeps 4

From 185/night

Yurtopia

Yurtopia

Oxford - England

Magical, spacious yurt in the Oxfordshire countryside with access to indoor pool, jacuzzi, Tiki bar and more.

Sleeps 2-6

From 165/night

Chevaliers Gatehouse

Chevaliers Gatehouse

Upton Cressett - Shropshire

Take a trip back into the past in this Elizabethan gatehouse. Expect plenty of Tudor features, alongside the modern conveniences you need for that perfect getaway...

Sleeps 4

From 177/night

By the Wye

By the Wye

Hay On Wye - Powys

Comfy, luxurious eco-friendly safari tents in the woods on the bank of the river Wye in Herefordshire.

Sleeps 6

From 145/night

The Beach House Pembrokeshire

The Beach House Pembrokeshire

Saundersfoot - Pembrokeshire

Mid-century style and contemporary convenience in this beach house with a poetry-inspiring view.

Sleeps 6

From 143/night

Felin Geri Luxury Safari Tents

Felin Geri Luxury Safari Tents

Newcastle Emlyn - Ceredigion

Luxury glamping site with four safari tents, a traditional Welsh cottage and hot tubs close to Cardigan. Minimum three night stay. Dogs welcome.

Sleeps 6-8 per tent

From 124/night

Goldcrest

Goldcrest

Stanton in the Peak - Derbyshire

Seriously stylish spot from which to experience the Peak District, with a huge garden, gorgeous scenery and stunning designer interiors.

Sleeps 8 + 4 kids

From 257/night

The Liverpool Boat

The Liverpool Boat

Liverpool - Merseyside

Cosy and modern wide beam canal boat moored in the heart of Liverpools vibrant and historic waterfront, perfect for a family city break.

Sleeps 6

From 129/night

129 didsbury

129 didsbury

Manchester - Greater Manchester

Supremely unique mews cottage 15 mins from central Manchester in vibrant West Didsbury - Exposed brick walls, artistic flourishes and plenty of natural light.

Sleeps 4

From 150/night

Chequers

Chequers

Osmotherley - North Yorkshire

With commanding moorland views, handsome wood burning stoves and wondrously cosy interiors, Chequers makes for an impeccable Yorkshire retreat.

Sleeps 4

From 86/night

The Roundhouse Dalbeattie

The Roundhouse Dalbeattie

Dalbeattie - Dumfries and Galloway

Quirky, stylish and cosy apartment offering plenty of access to the spectacular Scottish countryside.

Sleeps 4

From 52/night

White Stag Lodge

White Stag Lodge

Inverness-shire - Scotland

Handcrafted lodge in the Scottish Highlands with a charming, rustic interior, and super-comfy furnishings.

Sleeps 8

From 600/night

The Cabin

The Cabin

Durness - Sutherland

Quaint rustic cabin on the Northwest coast of Scotland, surrounded by rugged hills and gorgeous beaches.

Sleeps 4

From 129/night

Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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