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.
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
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
Cosy, comfy, well equipped ground floor apartment for couples. Fantastic views of distant Forest of Dean and River Severn. FREE: WiFi+welcome pack incl milk+fresh eggs. Fab walk-in shower. Walking distance pub recently on BBC2 Restaurant Man.
Great place to cycle, walk, relax/explore the Cotswolds, Stroud Valley + Cotswold Way/recharge your battery! …see more
Feel your cares roll away as you take your first glimpse.... Superb apartment within the Lakeview Holidays courtyard complex overlooking a pretty mature lake, near Fairford and part of the Cotswold Water Park. Ideal for exploring the glorious countryside …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 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
This beautifully renovated property offers the perfect location to roam the city by foot, public transport or by car. It has everything you need for self-catering, with cafes, delis and restaurants close by for those breakfasts, lunches and dinners you choose to eat-out A mile from the train station, served by plenty of buses, free on-street parking, airport bus stop outside …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.
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
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
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
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
1 Bedroom Sunny Garden house, 60m2 enclosed, private entrance.
Offering an ideal base to explore in and around Edinburgh. Perfect for visiting the our resident Pandas at the Zoo.
Close to Murryfield Stadium.
Excellent public transport on your doorstep.
Families welcome Private entrance to the garden house which is situated in an enclosed shared garden. …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. …see more
1 Bedroom First Floor self catering apartment set in a beautiful rural country location.
Perfect for those looking for a quiet break with the oppotunity to do some Bird Watching,Walking, Cycling or just to simply chill.
Prices are per night or weekly basis
Delightful mews property in the Morningside area of Edinburgh, only 30 minutes by bus to the city centre. Fantastic location for friends and families to stay. Excellent walks close by and an amazing range of shops and restaurants. …see more
Well presented and recently refurbished 2 double bedroom apartment within easy reach of all that Edinburgh has to offer. Flat screen TV, fully fitted and equipped kitchen, dining table for 4 people. …see more
Perfect location in the heart of Edinburgh, suitable for small groups and families. Easy access to all Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Some pets are welcome - please check. Car not necessary but free secure car parking with the apartment. Nearest beach - 5 km. …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
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.
A delightful luxury cottage on the edge of 2.5 acres of garden and private woodland with spectacular views and a huge variety of birds. Paradise for walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists , fishermen and horse riders. Children welcome. …see more
An oasis of calm just 30 seconds from the Royal Mile, this tastefully decorated apartment has everything you need for a holiday in Edinburgh. The hustle and bustle of life on the historic Royal Mile is left behind when you enter Tron Square..... …see more
On the doorstep of the Queens Park and the Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh university it is a short walk during Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe to the Pleasance, Speigal Tent, Potterow and Edinburgh Royal Mile with the Castle. One of the best areas for Fring Shops, restaurants, bars, sports facilities and near glorious parkland Parkside is a great place. …see more
Gourmet delights, outdoor adventure, cultural gems, artistic abundance, historic interest, mooching, exploring and fascinating flora and fauna! A perfect base to explore Cornwall.
10 minutes to St Ives
5 minutes to Hayle
10 minutes to Godrevy One well behaved dog is welcome for an additional £15 per booking, but not on the furniture or in bedrooms …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
This gorgeous and luxurious ground floor apartment offers spacious rooms and a high standard of contemporary living overlooking a landscaped garden. Located in a highly sought after area, this quietly located cul du sac property, a wonderful base for holiday makers. It offers easy access to the city, beach and airport. The apartment has off-road parking. …see more
Our lovely 4 bedroom cotswold stone house is set within a 500 acre nature park in the heart of the Cotswolds. The house is on the bank of the Thames with plenty of decking. A comfortable sustainable house with solar panels and wood pellet boiler. …see more
1 Bedroom Apartment in the attic of one of the two old charity poorhouses of Edinburgh's Old Town. Beautiful city skyline views to the Castle and to Calton Hill - beautful at night. Wonderfully located right in the Old Town. Walking distance to all the main tourist sites. …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
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
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
Enjoy relaxing on Barcelona hills being at 25 minutes from the city centre. Days and nights at the romantic terrace to which you can access from your living room, are really magic. Have the pleasure of swimming over Barcelona in the summer days. …see more
Gypsy's Loft is a brand new self contained first floor apartment which has been tastefully converted from a former stable building on a smallholding on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border, between Gloucester & Ross-On-Wye, with easy access to the Forest of Dean. 4* Rating by VISIT ENGLAND …see more
This brand new self contained groundfloor apartment has been tastefully converted from a former stable building on a smallholding between Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border, on the doorstep of the Forest of Dean & The Wye Valley. …see more
Nice studio in the typical style of the island , rustic and elegant. Clean, renowed, facing south in a calm area near the best beaches of south west, very close to Cala vadella and Cala Carbo. …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
Leith festival flat, fully equipped for a comfortable stay in beautiful Edinburgh
1 bedroom, fully furnished kitchen, king size bedroom, bathroom with shower/bath
VirginMedia tv, wifi all linen and towels provided
quietly situated at the back of the property, top floor …see more
Modern 2 bed 2 bath apartment, 20 minutes from Princes Street and The Royal Mile. Sleeps 6 (1KS, 1Twin, Double sofabed). Free WIFI, Free Parking, lift in building. Sunny lounge with balcony and views towards Arthur's Seat. No smoking, no pets. Children very welcome. …see more
St. Ives in Cornwall, your chance to get an affordable price apartment to stay in Carbis Bay Beach, just a short walk from St. Ives Beaches and Restaurants by the Harbour, with beautiful views of the Beach and St. Ives Bay. 2 adults + 2 children Self Catering Apartment with spectacular Ocean Views. …see more
The Bullshed is our smallest property, suitable for a couple and perhaps another person on a sofa bed in the living room. Well equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD player, it also has a separate kitchen with all the mod cons. Please be aware the bathroom is only accessed via the main bedroom. …see more
Huge sofas, 8-seater industrial style dining table & benches, free high speed broadband throughout, XBOX, PlayStation 3, Cable TV with channels, Blu-ray collection, fully equipped kitchen, hotel quality linen and towels, balcony and shared roof terrace AND free parking New York style loft environment. Stunning interior design & equipped with all the mod cons you'll need! …see more
A stylish 3 bedroom quiet waterfront apartment in the vibrant historic port area of Edinburgh yet only 10 minutes from the City Centre. Set in an area with many great pubs and restaurants. Excellent public transport links. …see more