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Hallowe’en holidays

Children playing in the autumn leaves at Rowallane Garden, County Down, in October.  © John Millar

Children playing in the autumn leaves at Rowallane Garden, County Down, in October. © John Millar

If you’re looking for a family-friendly holiday cottage this October half term, we have over 400 places to stay in some of England, Wales and Northern Ireland’s most stunning landscapes – you can even bring your dog in many places.

Take off to Devon or Cornwall for bracing walks on the beach - sure to tire the family out before returning to your seaside holiday home for a warming meal.

Alternatively you may like to explore the wide variety of National Trust places in Hampshire and Sussex which have always got plenty going on to entertain all members of the family.

Or for a really spectacular outdoors holiday, head to Wales and explore the dramatic scenery and unspoit beaches.

Whatever you're looking for we've got family friendly holiday cottages in amazing locations for you to getaway and enjoy the October half term.

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  • The exterior of 4 Stable Yard Cottage, nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire. © Mike Henton

    4 Stable Yard Cottage

    nr Chesterfield , Derbyshire

    An ideal base to reach nearby National Trust properties The Workhouse and Belton House.

  • The exterior of East Rosetta Cottage, Cowes, Isle of Wight  © Mike Henton

    East Rosetta Cottage

    Cowes , Isle of Wight

    The smallest part of a Victorian house on the sea front of Cowes.

  • The front view of Housesteads Cottage, Hexham, Northumberland © Roger Coulam


    Hexham , Northumberland

    A Victorian farmhouse on the edge of Housesteads Fort on Hadrian's Wall, with outstanding views.

  • The garden at Keeper's Cottage, Ickworth, Bury St Edmunds,  Suffolk © David Kirkham

    Keeper's Cottage

    Bury St Edmunds , Suffolk

    A Victorian farm cottage within parkland on the Ickworth Estate.