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.
Charming barn conversion in beautiful peaceful location. Perfect base from which to explore the Forest of Dean, Wye valley and surrounding area. Comfortable accommodation sleeps up to 6. Walk straight from the cottage on a vast network of footpaths. Visit Tintern Abbey, Chepstow and Raglan Castles, Clearwell Caves, Symonds Yat. Walk, cycle, canoe, relax! …see more
Also a good base for visiting places of interest in the area ,South and West Wales, Hereford and Ludlow in England. Should you just want to relax, Hay is famous for it's second hand book shops, So browsing and reading are always high on our guests to do list. This part of the Welsh/ English Marches is steeped in British History with many Castles, Historic sites etc. …see more
This fantastic bungalow provides a quiet and relaxing base from which to explore the West Country's many attractions. It is very comfortable and equipped to a high standard, receiving very positive feedback from all guests so far. It has a garden and off-road parking. Can be booked with The Farmhouse Wing (Property no 1727485), which sleeps four people, for larger parties. …see more
A detached Cotswold-stone cottage offering high-end accommodation for two in the beautiful hamlet of Upper Slaughter. Surrounded by stunning countryside it's perfect for couples looking for a romantic break away. SHORT BREAKS available please contact us for a quote. We're proud to have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2014. …see more
The Barn is ideal for Honeymoons , mini moons, romantic breaks . Guests who like walking , cycling. Friends who are catching up for a fun and relaxing time together. Families spending time together exploring the Cotswold's The farm Park , Wild Life Park , Warwick castle …see more
Stunning newly renovated 5 star Cotswold Stone Cottage nestled in a beautiful valley between the village of Edge and the picturesque town of Painswick. Aga, Wood Burning Stove, beautiful private gardens and peaceful, idyllic location make Washbrook a home from home. …see more
The cottage is opposite the farmhouse on a 300 area livestock farm in an isolated valley with great views, old coppice woodlands & numerous ponds full of wildlife, birds. Please take a walk around the farm, but ask first as some areas may not be suitable to go walking. Just 1hr from Hereford, come by train and we will collect you from the station. Bring your bikes to explore. …see more
BOBTAIL is positioned in a quiet area. Hoburne Cotswold Holiday Park is an ideal place to spend a relaxing break..
Suitable for persons with restricted mobility accept for 4 steps to Caravan. Ideal for Nature lovers, Bring your CAMERA and BINOCULARS & ENJOY. FREE Entertainment Passes & Fishing. Sorry, Bobtail is NOT available from November to March. …see more
Breeze cottage is a luxury self-catering holiday cottage situated on 35 acres of beautiful countryside in the rural town of Presteigne with plenty of exciting places to explore including the famous Offa's Dyke, Élan valley, Rhayader, Hay on Wye and the Brecon Beacons. Welsh Tourist Board Rating 5 star *****
Holiday Bungalow In The Beautiful Cotswold Market Town Of Northleach
Quiet Cul-de-sac Location, Within Easy Walking Distance Of Northleach Centre
Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Wheelchair accessible. The property was awarded 3 stars by the AA in May 2013. …see more
If you want to escape the rat race and settle into a quieter pace of life, Dan Y Coed and Llanidloes offer you a warm welcome in friendly, green and pleasant land.
Nearby are hills, mountains, rivers and the coast. Something for everyone. Eco brownie points:
We have insulation, fair trade tea and coffee, eco friendly washing up and recycling. …see more
The Cotswolds are designated as England's largest ANOB – as an area it's 100 miles north to south. Here in the South Cotswolds the area has a slightly wilder nature, especially in the five beautiful valleys around Stroud, Slad Valley is considered the most unspoilt. The house is surrounded by nature reserves, meadows, wild orchids, steep climbs and wonderful views. …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
Edinburgh city centre New town townhouse, 5 bedrooms, accommodates up to 10 people, garden, private parking for 2 cars and single garage south facing balcony Ideal city break accommodation for families or couples in excellent location …see more
Cider press cottage is perfect for holiday makers who enjoy the outdoors and want to experience the natural beauty of the Royal Forest of Dean. From walking enthusiasts with dogs to those who require a somewhere with easy access our holiday home is the perfect retreat. …see more
Two-bedroom wing of 17th Century former farmhouse near Bath. Spacious, centrally heated accommodation offers high quality, comfortable, modern facilities combined with period features, including inglenook fireplace. Both bedrooms en-suite. Private garden and parking. Can be booked with The Bungalow (Property No 370259), which sleeps 2 people, for slightly larger parties. …see more
This cosy, end terraced house has 2 bedrooms; double and twin, memory foam mattresses, 2 public rooms, lounge/diner with 3 sofas, sunny conservatory/diner, modern fully-fitted kitchen with gas hob and stylish bathroom with bath and shower. Unlimited WiFi throughout I try to be environmentally conscious; using Ecover products and Good Energy 100% renewables electricity …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
Spacious and charming 3 bedroom villa with large garden and pool. Very private and not overlooked. Situated in a secure development only 25 minutes away from the centre. The development has a Clubhouse and Spa, mature communal gardens and walkways. An excellent maid service is also provided and cooking can be arranged for you at your request. …see more
Bobby's Nook: AA 3 Stars, purposely converted cosy, comfy, well-equipped ground floor apartment for just the two of you! Fantastic views + sunsets. Free WiFi + welcome pack incl milk fresh eggs. Onsite parking. Fab walk-in shower. Walking distance pub. Great place to wa lk, cycle, relax/explore the Cotswolds, Cotswold Way, Bath, Oxford, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud …see more
Luxuriously appointed one bedroomed apartment can sleep 4 guests. Large, comfortable living room. Modern bathroom with shower and bath. Contemporary well-stocked kitchen. Peaceful location, with south facing pretty courtyard. 10 minutes stroll from Princes Street. …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
Pretty Grade II listed three-storey cottage built from traditional Cotswold stone, complete with peaceful garden. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac near the River Windrush in Bourton-on-the-Water, yet within five minutes walk of all the local attractions and amenities. …see more
The apartment is ideally situated, being a 15 minutes walk to Cheltenham Spa station and a 5 minute walk to the bars, restaurants, shops and pubs of Montpellier. Within 10 minutes you have the Everyman Theatre and The Promenade.
Ideal for corporate & short term lets
Strictly no smoking and no pets
Unsuitable for the elderly & infirm …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.
Salisbury Luxury Cottage for Two. Set within over 1,000 acres of beautiful woodlands - in a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Just completed and fitted with luxury, contemporary elegant fittings throughout. Salisbury Romsey. Sleeps Two. Remote. Idyllic. We welcome one well behaved dog. …see more
The apartment is beautifullly furnished and ideal for self-catering. There is a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge freezer. There is a big sofa in the front room for relaxing and a terrace. The bedrooms are each en-suite with shower facilities. Ibiza has mild winters and with a summer season from May to October. …see more
A tranquil and well-appointed luxury log cabin with views across the Cotswolds yet with easy access to London and the A40, Coomb Cottage is the perfect country getaway for walking, touring, biking or just soaking up the sunsets and recharging the batteries. …see more
Hope Cottage is a charming 18th Century detached property in a quiet, picturesque village, perfect for a romantic getaway. Its private garden is tranquil on sunny days, while the wood-burner keeps out the winter chills, and a cosy local pub is just two minutes walk away Perfect for a romantic break or a walking holiday in the beautiful south Cotswolds …see more
Quintessential 18th century 2 bedroom stone built cottage right in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, with delightful exposed stone walls & beamed ceilings and walls. Comfortably & beautifully equipped for up to 4 people. Just a short stroll to numerous tea shops, restaurants, pubs, shops, take-aways and antique shops. TV & WiFi …see more
Lying in the tiny hamlet of Deerhurst Walton, this is a converted, Grade II listed dovecote. Set in the grounds of the owner's 17th-century farm, this romantic 2 bed conversion has been lovingly converted into a 2 bedroom property with comfortable acco for upto 4 pax. Restaurants, pubs, supermarkets & take aways nearby
On main bus route to Tewkesbury, Cheltenham & Gloucester …see more
A very attractive cottage, conveniently close to pubs and shops, yet is quietly situated. It has high quality furnishings and fittings. Pretty cottage garden. Situated in the Cotswolds, close to the river Thames and beautiful walks nearby. VisitEngland 4 star rating. Visit our website www.plumtreecottage-cotswolds.co.uk for more photos and information! …see more
4* former cider making farmhouse , sleeps 8 + 2 babies. 2 bathrooms.Enclosed gardens. Pets welcome free.
Wealth of character. Idyllic gardens. pet friendly. baby and toddler friendly. Ideal for family or friends. Walker & Cyclists welcome.
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
Badgers End Cottage is set in unique grounds of Scowles (ancient limestone formations), woods and pasture. It is beamed, with original fireplace (with wood burner), but equipped with modern facilities for comfort and Old World charm.. …see more
A new apartment in a convenient location within easy walking/cycling distance of the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. Plenty of off road parking in a quiet residential area. Private courtyard. Easy walk into town for a takeaway or a few groceries. Ideal for 2-3. Would suit 2-3 adults or a small family comfortably (sofabed in the sitting room for a 4th person) …see more
A period townhouse in a quiet street in the centre of Hay-on Wye. For keen walkers, gastropub food lovers or boutique shop browsers Hay-on Wye is the ideal town ! Situated at the foot of the Black Mountains and near the banks of the River Wye, it is the ideal place . …see more
Charming Cotswold Stone Cottage situated in a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding National Beauty.
Short car journey or a lovely country walk to the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold or Bourton-on-the -Water
Cheltenham 20miles-Stratford 24miles-Oxford 27miles Please contact us for SHORT BREAKS and special requirements e.g.Christmas tree, anniversaries, birthdays. …see more
Rural holiday villa with private pool, ideal for peace, quiet, relaxation, walking and cycling. Furnished with all that is needed for modern day living whilst keeping its traditional Spanish feel. Private pool 6m x 4m and ample sunbathing, BBQ area & Paella house.
Fully equipped kitchen, family bathroom bath/shower and lounge with log burner, English & Spanish TV, WIFI. …see more
Recently renovated converted stone barn with stunning views. Set within easy reach of the Wye Valley, Royal Forest of Dean and South Wales. For further information please see our website: www.wibdonbarn.com
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
In the heart of the Cotswolds, tucked away in the sleepy village of Kineton, this quality, secluded, one - bedroom, apartment is set in beautiful gardens surrounded by stunning scenery, literally on your doorstep. Hungry or thirsty - it's 5 mins walk to the village pub. Come and explore nearby villages with their famous 'honey-coloured' stone cottages, quaint pubs and shops. …see more
2 double bedroom country cottage - sleeps maximum of 6
Large private gardens
Fully equipped kitchen
Dining area seats 6
Large lounge with vaulted ceiling / exposed beams
Hammock / BBQ / fire pit
Good dogs welcome
River Wye private fishing
Close to Hay on Wye …see more