Get the lowdown on the top summer festivals plus the finest places to stay, without a sodden tent in sight! The running of the bulls, tomato fights and cheese chases – we've got plenty of ideas for your summer break, from the wondrous to the downright wacky.
Renowned for its pockets of eccentricity, there are plenty of fantastic summer festivals in the UK. Stay in Gloucestershire and chase the cheese down Cooper’s Hill, or try Llanwrtyd Wells for World Bog Snorkelling, Salisbury for Stonehenge Summer Solstice, Bristol for Balloon Fiesta and Llandrindod Wells for Victorian Festival. If you prefer something arty, it’s all going on in August and September at the Notting Hill Carnival, Edinburgh festivals and St Ives Festival.
Summertime is party time on the continent! Stay near Pamplona in Navarre for the running of the bulls, near Buñol in Valencia for the world’s largest tomato fight or in the heart of Paris for Bastille Day. Music fans should rent a pad in Barcelona for Primavera Sound, a villa in Costa del Azahar for Benicassim or fly to Ibiza for the closing parties. While over in Morocco you’ll be wowed by Berber musicians and acrobats at Marrakech Popular Arts.
This boutique studio apartment - featured in the Beautiful Homes magazine - is located on the ground floor of a tower in an historic old school, with spectacular views over Holyrood Park and cliffs of Salisbury Crags, which lead up to the famous peak of Arthur's Seat. In a prime location near the old town, with free private parking and wifi. …see more
A 19th century converted coach house providing comfortable accommodation for two set within the grounds of our renovated rectory. Panaramic views of Pen-Y-Fan and the Brecon Beacons. Ideal base to combine THE HAY FESTIVAL starting 23rd May 2014 with walks in the Beacons …see more
Lake house New England style Lodge property with 3 bedrooms
Leisure pool and soft play
Three - bedroomed Townhouse in city centre very close to Royal Mile. Most major tourist attractions within easy walking distance.
Free garage parking.
Three bedrooms (two with ensuite facilities) for parties of up to 4. 1 additional bathroom and 1 additional toile The house has been awarded four stars for quality and cleanliness by Visit Scotland (Scottish Tourist Board) …see more
A stunning garden apartment located in the stylish West End area of Edinburgh, it has three double bedrooms and the added bonus of a private sunny garden to the rear. Walking distance to all of Edinburgh's main tourist attractions, right in the heart of the city. …see more
Lovely walking from the house, you can opt to walk along the River to Avoncliffe or walk on to Bath and return by train. There is a busy canal in the town, and small shops by the Tithe Barn and Saxon Church. Bradford is steeped in history and has charming architecture Number Ten sits on a pedestrian terrace, with no car access, parking is limited but possible. Good walking a …see more
FREE on site PARKING at this GROUND FLOOR modern CENTRAL apartment in a superb location, only 5 minutes walk to Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Scottish Parliament and Arthur's Seat. Free Wi-Fi and a welcome pack is also included in this stylish and warm apartment. Reliable strong Wi-Fi signal. Flexible early check in and late check out times sometimes available, just ask …see more
AA 3 Star. Bobby's Nook is a purposely converted cosy, comfy, well equipped ground floor holiday apartment for just the two of you. Fantastic views and sunsets. Free WiFi+welcome pack incl milk+fresh eggs. On site parking. Fab walk-in shower. Walking distance pub. Great place to cycle, walk, relax or explore the Cotswolds, Stroud Valleys and the Cotswold Way. Bath, Oxford etc …see more
Honeysuckle Cottage - The Forest of Dean. Luxury holiday cottage, sleeps 4; 2 bedrooms; 2 ensuite shower rooms; large garden. Electricity, towels and bedding and WiFi included . Family friendly, pets very welcome by arrangement. Free unlimited WiFi; washer/drier; dishwasher; BBQ; garden, under floor CH; wood burner and more …see more
Visit Britain four star graded C17th cottage,luxury king size bed, woodburning stove, rural views, charming courtyard garden with bbq, modern shower room with large shower, well equipped kitchen with condiments included, welcome tray including local and homemade produce Charming country pub, restaurant and village shop all within a 20 minute walk.
A beautifully renovated cottage, situated in a quiet lane in the countryside between Bath and Bristol . An ideal location for exploring both the surrounding countryside , coastal areas and the West Country. …see more
Historic (Grade II) cottage. Large open-plan living area downstairs. Two bedrooms, one has a double bed, the other has twin beds which make a king-size. High quality furnishings, full kitchen facilities. Pretty garden, private parking. Close to bus stop and amenities. …see more
A charming, 4 star rated cottage on two levels, Ferniehaugh is just a stone's throw from picturesque Biggar High Street with its wide range of independent shops and pubs. Perfect for couples, it's both a cosy retreat and a great base for a huge range of activities. Complimentary eggs and flowers on arrival from our farmhouse B & B at Weston Farm, Dunsyre. …see more
This spacious modern Four Star Georgian apartment is located Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket, right in the heart of Edinburgh’s Historic Old Town. The apartment is full of original features and character providing a warm and enjoyable stay! The area is steeped in history with its cobbled streets, medieval architecture and views of Edinburgh Castle …see more
Central location, on the 2nd floor of a traditional Scottish tenement building, benefiting from FREE PARKING. Close to Arthur's seat, The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle & festival venues. Easily reached by transport links & 5mins away from amenities. Prices are fully inclusive of bedlinen, towels, heating, taxes & travel cot (on request) - HL photos:Jan14 …see more
Just over a mile from the centre of Edinburgh, this spacious, cosy, modern apartment is well situated to enjoy everything this beautiful city has to offer. Private parking is provided, restaurants and shops are close by and it is only 5 minutes from Murrayfield Stadium. …see more
Genuine City Centre location, at the rear (quiet) of a refurbished 19th Century Schoolhouse. Close to The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle & festival venues. Easily reached by transport links & 2mins away from amenities/restaurants/bars.
- Wi-fi in flat - Prices are fully inclusive of bedlinen, towels, heating, taxes & travel cot (on request)
- HL photos:Nov13 …see more
A central and convenient waterside setting, Quays Apartment offers contemporary and comfortable living accommodation with a fully equipped apartment. It offers plenty of space with dinning and living areas, fully equipped kitchen, free wifi and flat screen TV. …see more
A brand new apartment in a convenient location and yet within easy walking/cycling distance of the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. Secure storage for cycles and plenty of off road parking in a quiet residential area. Private courtyard with BBQ. Easy walk into town. Would suit 2-3 people comfortably and there is a sofabed in the sitting room suitable for a child. …see more
2 bedroom cottage all on one level. Near Cheltenham with great views to the hills. Easy access. Comfortable. 4 star Visit Britain Rating. Staddlestones is well equipped spacious and comfortable. …see more
Stunning Cotswold stone Cottage built 250 years ago by The Duke of Beaufort on the edge of the picturesque quaint village of Castle Combe just one and a half hours drive from London. Surrounded by apple orchards and farmland the perfect place to escape for the weekend! The three bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms which is ideal for a family as no queuing in the morning! …see more
Luxury high spec 4* apartment in Edinburgh , Large 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Apartment, excellent transport links, this Waterfront Apartment is modern, stylish and contemporary way to make the best of your stay in Edinburgh. free parking wifi also included free of charge …see more
A perfect place for either a family holiday or for one or two couples, combining all modern facilites with the added benefit of car paking - a real bonus in Edinburgh! The twin room is normally set up with 2 beds. If your require the 3rd bed, please arrange this in advance. …see more
Set in a stunning lakeside position Heron is a new detatched Lakeside Cotswold Stone built house with a wonderful views and private decking running out over the picturesque lake,it is the Premier Property at Lakeview Holidays. Awarded an AA 4 Star rating. …see more
Idyllic 17th century farmhouse cottage, black & white, peaceful and private.
Sleeps 8+. Beautiful gardens, surrounded by wonderful countryside and wildlife.
Perfect for day trips: hiking in Snowdonia, visit castles, beaches, mansions and gardens, famous walking trails …see more
The chalet is a Riverside Retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life,but close to all amenities, easy access to many walks, easy driving through beautiful scenery to many outdoor pursuits, and National Trust locations.
New Llangynog Mountain Bike Park 4Km New for 2014 guests can pick their own fresh produce from the courtyard salad garden.
WTB 5 star self catering accommodation
Beautifully situated in Mid Wales and only yards from the River Wye.
Vicarage Holiday Homes are for people seeking quality accommodation in blissful surroundings.
The River Wye is only a short stroll from the garden of each propery …see more
5 Star Self Catering Accommodation
Located in the heart of beautiful Mid Wales and only yards from the River Wye.
Vicarage Holiday Homes are for people seeking quality accommodation in blissful surroundings. …see more
The fully equipped kitchen has an eye level cooker with separate hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and toaster. There is a small freezer in the hallway. Comfortable seating is provided in the living area, together with TV/DVD and WIFI. Guests have the use of part of the garden, which includes a patio with seating. …see more
Set at the foot of the Epynt Mountains a few minutes walk from the village of Llangammarch Wells, this comfortable 200 year old cottage puts you at the heart of nature - you can enjoy walking, mountain biking, riding and a host of outdoor activities from the front door. Mid Wales gives you everything from majestic mountains and ancient monuments to extreme sports. …see more
Stylish Period Property very close to Edinburgh City Centre. Fully modernised with all amenities including wifi and cable TV. Situated just off Broughton Street which hosts a great selection of restaurants, bars and shops. Supermarket within walking distance. Check in time is 2pm on day of arrival unless an earlier time has been agreed. Check out time is 11am. …see more
This apartment is REALLY CITY CENTER. Next to the METRO STATION (Verdaguer). 5' walking from Paseo de Gracia, La Pedrera, Casa Batllò, 10' walking from Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas and Plaza Cataluña. AIR CONDITIONER. HEATING. WIFI, TOWELS AND BED LINEN PROVIDED. …see more
Stunning location on the banks of the river Irfon and close enough to stroll to the rural market town of Builth Wells with shops, bars, restaurants, theatre, cinema, 18 hole golf course and swimming pool. Ideal for leisure, walking, fishing, cycling and golfing breaks. Totally refurbished kitchen area for 2014 …see more
Llangynidr is a pretty Welsh village in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Horseriding, cycling, hill walking or hire a boat for the day, all within easy reach. BBQ on the patio overlooking river Usk and mountains or stroll to the local pub, 2 mins away. Market towns of Brecon 9 miles, Crickhowell 4 miles, Abergavenny 12 miles away. …see more
NEW LISTED Modern contemporary two bedroom self catering apartment with stunning balcony sea views. Next to Ocean Terminal, home of Royal Yacht Britannia, and vibrant bar cafe and restaurant Shore area of Leith with easy quick transport links to the centre of Edinburgh …see more
Renovated secluded retreat with stunning mountain views sleeps 8. Ideal for walking, cycling, golfing, bird watching and more importantly relaxing. Plenty of facilities to suit all ages in the area. Private garden and bbq. Log burner. Walking distance to pub. Boys - 3 golf courses nearby, all within 15 miles.
Girls - Luxury Spa within 8 miles.
Free Wi-Fi …see more
Enjoying an elevated position on the edge of the pretty market town of Wotton-under-Edge, which is on the Cotswold Way walking route, stunning views are provided from the south-facing bedroom, with scenes that appear to change from day to day and from season to season. …see more
RUE DE BRETAGNE, Paris 3, Marais, République, Picasso Museum, Apartment 65 sq meters for holiday Rent. 2 Bedrooms sleeps up to six. 1 bathroom with shower and tub. Open plan kitchen. Central heating, double glazing. Internet.
Marché des Enfants Rouges. Children Welcome The apartment is ideally situated with at least 5 Metro stations close by. …see more
Romantic, cosy and private.
Fantastic walking, wild moorland and hills or peaceful country lanes and tracks - we are a stones throw from Glyndwr's Way and a couple of miles from Offa's Dyke.
Brilliant mountain biking and horse riding (bring your own)
A fabulous view Car free? we'll pick you up from the train if you prefer. Request in advance and I'll cook supper.