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.
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
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
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
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
Edinburgh Luxury Apartment , high spec 4*. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private balcony with stunning sea views. Near city centre. Lift access and secure underground parking.Complimentry WI-FI . Sky TV . Rates from £14 pppn …see more
Beautiful designer loft-apartment up to 4 people with a great value for money, located in the city center. Very well connected with the most important tourist spots in Barcelona, as well as Plaza España (trade fairs/shows centers) . …see more
Two bedroomed bungalow on a family site, close to the best beaches in Europe. Disabled Parking. One assistance or one small dog welcome. Linen and all site amenities included.
Quality in Cornwall 2013 accredited - Approved by Cornwall's official Tourist Board. Ideally situated for all ages to explore and enjoy beautiful West Cornwall …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
Cosy homely villa with private pool and garden, Only a few minutes away from the heart of San Antonio and all the island's thrills.
Private covered parking
Sheets and towels are included Cosy homely villa with private pool and garden, Only a few minutes away from the heart of San Antonio …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
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
The chalet is a Riverside Retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life,but close to all amenities, (including an excellent butcher), easy access to many walks, easy driving through beautiful scenery to many outdoor pursuits, and national trust locations.
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
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
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
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
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
Tolroy Holiday Village - This superb holiday village, with communal grounds and gardens, has a licensed club with live entertainment, restaurant, bar snacks and take-away. There is a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, plus a games room. (March-Oct only) Ideal for walking holidays with lots of lovely countryside to explore nearby. …see more
Luxury new apartment 1 st line on the Marina with a view on the port and Dalt Villa . Totally renovated with all commodities, large sunny terrace with view, full equipped kitchen, perfect or 4 guest. Private free parking, large pool, garden , wifi and A/C. …see more
Stylish self-catering apartment for 2 in the centre of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. Luxurious king-size bed, comfortable lounge (TV & WiFi), fully equipped kitchen (incl. washer/dryer & dishwasher) and spacious bathroom with bath & shower. Near all attractions.
Open and airy two bedroom chalet at Riviere Towans, Hayle within St Ives Bay. Bedroom 1 with a double bed and Bedroom 2 containing two single beds. Changeover day is Saturday. Entry from 3pm but please vacate the chalet by 10am on the Saturday you leave. …see more
Shops within easy walking distance
15 min walk to Bath Spa Train & Bus Station
Minute walk to Great Pulteney Street & Rugby Recreation Ground
Opposite Holburne Museum & Sydney Gardens
Free Tennis Court at Sydney Gardens
Nearby Kennet & Avon Canal
BATH Garden Apartment for 2-3 * On Site Parking * 15 min walk to central Bath
This self contained apartment is well equipped for a short stay. In a convenient location on the A36 and within walking distance of all the main sights.
Located within a 5-6 minute walk of beautiful Hayle beach you'll find 'Trefusis'. An ideal place for relaxation or a perfect base to explore Cornwall with it's beautiful scenery, surf and many attractions. Great for families, couples and individuals alike. Arrival: 3pm onwards on the day of arrival.
Departure: by 9am on day of departure
Well located and perfectly connected by public transport,
Surrounded by local shops, bars and restaurants.
Damage deposit (80€) is paid in the check-in
I give every guest a map of valencia with the more interenting places to visit.
If you are here on business or for the Festival, many key venues are close at hand – or easily reached on public transport.
Thoughtfully and tastefully developed, this one bedroom flat boasts sanded floors and traditional sash windows - as well as Wi-Fi access. …see more
Appletree Cottage is detached and offers spacious, well equipped and comfortable accommodation for 5 guests + cot. It is situated in a quiet village location in the heart of the Cotswolds, approx 1 mile from Stow-on-the-Wold. Many popular attractions within easy reach. …see more
Value for money bed and breakfast short term stay in beautiful cotswold town. Lots of award winning restaurants and eateries, with independent shops as you step outside your door. Close to M4 and M5 motorways, London 1 hour away. …see more
4*This cottage looks out on to rolling countryside with lots of wildlife seen from the lounge window including birds to the nut feeder directly outside the window, usual visitors being great spotted woodpeckers, nuthatch, blue tits, long tailed tits, and many others.
Parking directly outside cottage for two cars, more parking available in main yard. limited wifi. …see more
This delightful bungalow is set in one acre of beautiful gardens with a summer house and a large pond. Set amid charming countryside within easy reach of the forest of dean, symonds yat, cheltenham, gloucester, the cotswolds and malvern. Close to numerous attractions.
Excellent base for touring, fishing, cycling and walking. …see more
FREE PARKING in the City Centre!! Modern Raised ground floor apartment, easy walk to theatres, cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs. Perfect for city break, no taxis needed.
Well furnished, new bathroom and shower April 2014. …see more
The Coach House is quiet and beautiful but within a few minutes walk of the High Street and all its amenities - shops, restaurants, pubs, spa, gym, Court Barn Museum, The Silk Mill, tennis courts, swimming pool and the bus stop. …see more
Parliament Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh.
Large spacious apartment in Historic Old Town adjacent to St Giles Cathedral and 2 minutes walk to the Edinburgh Castle.
2 Bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. Large open plan lounge can cater for small functions. …see more
The Park, Holyrood Road. Gorgeous apartment just off the Royal Mile, Edinburgh. Quiet location with 24 Concierge service and free allocated car park space.
2 min walk to Holyrood Palace (Queens official Scottish residence) and facing Salisbury Craggs. …see more
Ideal location : on the back of Sacre-Coeur, 2 steps from the historical Montmartre (lovely walks), but located in a residential area, therefore very quiet, homy.
The apartment has been totally renovated, it is equipped, all house linen is provided, hair dryers, etc... …see more
Wye Cottage is situated 1.5 miles from the town of Builth Wells in Mid Wales. This lovely cottage has exposed wooden beams, sleeps 6 people, all 3 bedrooms have ensuite wet rooms, a wood burner, hot tub with panoramic views childrens play area. Disabled friendly cottage …see more
Irfon Cottage is 1.5 miles from the town of Builth Wells.This lovely barn conversion has exposed wooden beams, one bedroom, flat screen TV in the lounge. Hot Tub on the patio where you can relax and enjoy the panoramic views. Ideal for lovely long walks. …see more
Located right in front of the Sacre Coeur and its gardens, at the heart of Montmartre, this charming fully renovated apartment (April 2011) features all modern conveniences within the setting of an “art-deco” building. Enjoy this unique view over the Sacre Coeur from any of the apartment's rooms. …see more
Stylish self-catering, 2 bedroom, second floor apartment located in central Cheltenham with private parking. Contemporary and luxurious interior with all the comforts of home. Ideal location for city breaks, shopping, Cheltenham Festivals and The Gold Cup. …see more
The Cottage is in the Golden Valley within an area named Five Valleys. Fresh air, trees, wonderful walks, great nearby pub food, enticing interesting shopping, and historic houses. Complete with fireplace - wood burner, fully equipped kitchen, and all linen provided. "Cannot wait to go back" "Better than you can imagine!" "Thankyou for a lovely break, we intend to return." …see more
Extremely spacious and well proportioned four bedroom period property centrally situated within Edinburgh's renowned georgian 'New Town'. Only ten minutes walk from Princes Street. Sleeps six. Great local shops, restaurants, bars, galleries on the doorstep. …see more
Lovely light flat in centre of Bath. Own parking. Large and well equipped. Short level walk from all of the shops, bars restaurants and attractions of this world heritage site. Convenient for M4 and station - only 90 mins from London Paddington. Close to countryside Local attractions Roman Baths, Abbey, Georgian architecture, Costume Museum, American museum, shops & bars
Elegant Edinburgh self catering apartment, A listed building and charming Georgian street. Immaculately presented with fine cornices, chandeliers, decorative panelling and working shutters. Quiet location 200 yds from The Playhouse, Tram and bustle of the East End.
The apartment can accommodate 3 people and an additional charge of £30 per night is applicable. …see more