Live the festival experience like a celebrity with holidaylettings.co.uk
Sat 20 March 2010
Dreaming of this year's Glastonbury line up but can't face the mud or lack of showers? Wish you could revisit the festivals of your youth but don't want to face the portable toilets? Holidaylettings.co.uk has the answer. For not much more than the price of a decent tent, you could stay at your own home from home just minutes from your chosen festival ground. Take in the music and atmosphere in style and then hose down your wellies and prepare to spend your evening in the utmost luxury.
Swap your baby wipes for a Jacuzzi bath and your sleeping bag for a king size bed, while you enjoy the privacy and flexibility a holiday home has to offer. Set your own schedule and come and go as you please, while enjoying all the luxuries of a hotel at a fraction of the price. With some help from holidaylettings.co.uk, your dream festival experience need not be out of reach.
Glastonbury 24-28 June
Burnham High Lighthouse, Compton Dundon, Glastonbury, Somerset
Sleeps up to six, from £799 per week (£134 per person)
Glastonbury is a firm fixture on any festival goer's calendar and is one of the longest running UK music festivals - the first ever was held in 1970 on the day after Jimi Hendrix died. In the spirit of all things quirky, Burnham High Lighthouse is the ultimate Glastonbury fan's accommodation. The lighthouse has been transformed into a highly original self-catering holiday home for short breaks with a difference. The property sleeps six comfortably in three double bedrooms - all are en suite and decorated to the highest standards. The old lantern room has been transformed into an elegant living space with a glass floor and circular copper-domed roof above. At the top of the eight storey building there is a balcony facing the sea - on a clear day you can see for 22 miles in every direction.
Bestival 11-13 September
Little Sailing, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Sleeps up to four, from £500 per week (£125 per person)
Bestival is a three-day boutique music festival set at Robin Hill - a beautiful leafy country park near Downend and Newport in the heart of the Isle of Wight. With Dizzee Rascal, The Prodigy and Flaming Lips already confirmed to perform don't let the mud be a barrier from enjoying this ultimate line up.
Keeping in the spirit of festival free living, Little Sailing is a beautiful cedar clad beach house right on the water's edge. Relax and unwind after a day of dancing with a BBQ on your own private deck, or cool off in the water while turning your hand to some of the local water sports on offer.
The Big Chill 6-9 August
Oasis Lodge, Ledbury, Herefordshire
Sleeps up to six, from £375 per week (£63 per person)
The Big Chill is an annual festival of alternative, dance and chill-out music and comedy, held in the unspoilt grounds of Eastnor Castle during early August. For accommodation oozing as much beauty as the castle itself, Oasis Lodge is the answer. The lodge is set in eight acres of woodland and meadow, just outside the historic market town of Ledbury. It is a fabulous base from which to visit the festival and explore the local area, where you'll find a wealth of activities ranging from walking on the Malvern Hills to canoeing on the River Wye, rambling or biking in the Forest of Dean, or enjoying the historic cathedral cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester.
T in the Park 9-11 July
Dunalastair Holiday Cottage, Pitlochry, Perthshire
Sleeps up to eight, from £505 per week (£64 per person)
T in the Park, Scotland's much-loved and most successful music festival returns for 2010 in July. With over 180 artists performing across 11 stages over three days, T in the Park consistently attracts the finest international talent from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Who, The Killers and REM, to homegrown heroes Franz Ferdinand, Primal Scream and The View. Dunalastair Holiday Cottage offers accommodation fit for a king – the only choice to live up to this royal line up. Located in a family-run Scottish highland farming and sporting estate, the property provides easy access to a breathtakingly beautiful part of Scotland. Other local activities include water sports, fishing, horse riding and hill walking.
Latitude Festival 15-18 July
34 Hotson Road, Southwold, Suffolk
Sleeps up to eight, from £545 per week (£69 per person)
Latitude Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Henham Park in Southwold that brings together music with theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature. 34 Hotson Road is ideally located to make the most of the festival and the endless surrounding attractions. The picturesque seaside town of Southwold boasts an Art Deco pier, colourful beach huts and working lighthouse. The property serves as an excellent base for exploring the Suffolk Heritage coastline. Take a trip across the River Blyth by foot ferry to explore the picturesque village of Walberswick or visit the nearby RSPB reserve at Minsmere. Cycling, golf, tennis and sea blasts in a powerboat are also on offer in the local area.
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