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.
Whiteshoots self catering cottage is well equipped for all guests to enjoy, as well as being beautifully presented it is very comfortable. Also being just on the outskirts of the town centre it makes it that bit easier to explore the Cotwolds and its surrounding area. To add the cherry on top there is always a fresh milk and a homemade cake waiting your arrival!! …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
A detached stone barn offering high-end accommodation for two in the beautiful Cotswold hamlet of Upper Slaughter. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic break away. SHORT BREAKS available, 2 nights book online, 3 nights or more please contact us for a quote. We're proud to have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2014. …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 great place to stay for a romantic weekend or just being able to explore The Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons also a perfect base for walking or mountain biking. Behind the cottage is a pretty sunny court yard – so close to the centre of Crickhowell …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
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
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
2 bedroom London short let holiday apartment with excellent transport links to and from the central London and visitor attractions. Situated alongside Streatham Common park and close to all local amenities. …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
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
Luxury cottages in secluded Vale of Kerry, 4 cottages, Period features, wood burning stove, gardens, games room, tennis court, pets welcome and children of all ages, 1 mile village pub, Secure lockup, wifi, hot tubs, Offas' Dyke, Powis Casle, Montgomery Luxury cottages hot tubs, wifi, log burners, tennis court, games room, peaceful location, 4 other cottages …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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Visit Britain grading ***
No internal steps
Quiet and secluded detached Property
Wonderful walking country
Sky free view Television
One Pet by arrangement Welcome pack of home made Welsh cakes, free range eggs, seasonal local produce, milk and tea or coffee .
We offer years of experience in the service industry and staff accommodation, can provide the services that you may own need. airport transportation, daily housekeeping, butler, ... Years collecting the opinions of our customers to offer the best in accommodation, comfo …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
Cosy and comfy Bobby's Nook is loved as a perfect quiet escape for just the two of you, well equipped for short/longer stay has fantastic view from lounge, onsite parking, fab walk in shower, free WiFi, The AA 3Stars and is on Cotswold Way. Central location visit Bath, Oxford, Stratford, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cardiff, Stroud. Guest said; "Attention to detail is everywhere!" …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
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
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
Great views, close to main points of interest. Beach, City, Xativa, Golf. Good area to explore (hiking trails). Calm. Child friendly. We are locals so we can provide guests with any type of information and offer them extra services upon request (paella cooking, tour) A car is necessary …see more
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
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 World Famous Llangynog Mountain Bike Park 8km New 2014
Fire pit - for those chilly Autumn evenings..
Snooker /pool table.
Homegrown produce. …see more
Town Centre Luxury for walking, climbing, cycling, horse-riding, gliding, caving, canoeing, fishing, caving, star gazing, it can all be done from Mortimer House. Hay on Wye Festival, Brecon Jazz, Green Man and Abergavenny Food Festival all in reach. Private parking. Linen, towels, toiletries, hairdryers, free Wi-Fi, welcome pack, iron, ironing board, high chair, cot etc. …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
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
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
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
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
Idyllic cottage nestled in the rolling welsh countryside. Wake up to the sound of birdsong and relish the joy of unwinding from the stresses of modern day living.
Rural bliss, but not totally isolated, as facilities and transport are all nearby. …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
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.
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
Beautifully presented and newly refurbished Victorian terraced cottage sleeping 6 which is situated just a few minutes walk from Portobello Beach and local pubs/restaurants as well as being within easy reach of Edinburgh City Centre and Leith Shore amenities. This is a home away from home boasting all modern amenities plus a fully enclosed garden and log fires. …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