If you are a last-minute planner or somebody who has held off reserving a half-term holiday on the idea that all the things had been snapped up way back, you are not alone. Thankfully, there are nonetheless a clutch of fabulous holiday leases out there for the final week in October throughout the nation.
And whereas the colder climate setting may take the shine off some UK hotspots, it additionally means they’re prone to be much less overrun. Windswept seashores, woodland walks and cosy fires are a number of the delights that await; from south coast seaside homes to a cottage on the outskirts of York (the perfect setting for a Halloween ghost tour), we round-up the most effective leases to guide for half term.
Figtree House, Kirby Lonsdale, Cumbria
Set on the borders of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, this Seventeenth-century farmhouse is surrounded by rolling fields and has no close to neighbours. That stated you’re solely a brief stroll from a terrific gastropub and it’s a fast drive to the previous market city of Kirkby Lonsdale, with its cobbled streets and cute boutiques. Owned by an inside designer, the home is stuffed with high quality items (assume mid-century chairs and a roll-top bathtub) and stylistic thrives similar to a unusual geometric gentle becoming within the spacious kitchen.
The particulars: Sleeps 10. Four night time stays from £2,250 (reductions out there for smaller teams); uniquehomestays.com