20 Family Stays for October Half Term

20 Family Stays for October Half Term

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

Torpoint - Cornwall

Sleeps 4

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

The Yurts at Glamping at East Thorne - Cornwall

Kilkhampton - Cornwall

Sleeps 2-6

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.

Landward Cottage Devon

Near Hallsands - Devon

Sleeps 5

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).

Looking Glass Cottage

Brighton - East Sussex

Sleeps 8

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

The Beachcroft Beach Huts

Felpham - West Sussex

Sleeps 2 + 2 kids per hut

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

Vista Point

East Preston - West Sussex

Sleeps 9

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

Starfish House

Whitstable - Kent

Sleeps 8

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

Stay at Sarah's

Holt - Norfolk

Sleeps 4

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


Oxford - England

Sleeps 2-6

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

Chevaliers Gatehouse

Upton Cressett - Shropshire

Sleeps 4

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...

By the Wye

Hay On Wye - Powys

Sleeps 6

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

The Beach House Pembrokeshire

Saundersfoot - Pembrokeshire

Sleeps 6

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

Felin Geri Luxury Safari Tents

Newcastle Emlyn - Ceredigion

Sleeps 6-8 per tent

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


Stanton in the Peak - Derbyshire

Sleeps 8 + 4 kids

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

The Liverpool Boat

Liverpool - Merseyside

Sleeps 6

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

129 didsbury

Manchester - Greater Manchester

Sleeps 4

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


Osmotherley - North Yorkshire

Sleeps 4

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

The Roundhouse Dalbeattie

Dalbeattie - Dumfries and Galloway

Sleeps 4

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

White Stag Lodge

Inverness-shire - Scotland

Sleeps 8

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

The Cabin

Durness - Sutherland

Sleeps 4

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

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