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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A charming 17th century cottage in an beautiful cotswold town within an area of outstanding natural beauty. A wonderful mixture of ancient and modern, with exposed beams, gas central heating, wifi internet, flat screen tv, dishwasher and washing machine. An ideal base for a walking holiday as were on the Cotswold Way. …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. 3/4 night breaks, rates at bottom of price panel. Welcome pack including our hens eggs. …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
Sun, sea, rest and space, can be found in El Perelló and its surroundings. Casita Joya is detached, with lots of privacy, fantastic views and pool. Enjoy the real Spain with cheap terraces, friendly people, local markets, local products and fïesta's …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
Recently renovated hence new to holiday let market (August 2014) Captain's Cabin offers a quirky little terraced couple's cottage with exposed beams and stonework. Part of original village which dates back to medieval times. Log burner and modern kitchen and bathroom. …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
Granary Cottage is a comfortable and stylish cottage situated in the old courtyard of Ty Gwyn Farm. Stunning views and absolute peace and quiet yet only 2 miles from pretty Victorian Spa town. 2 ensuite bedrooms, beamed sitting room, full central heating and WiFi. Graded 4 stars. Dogs welcome. …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
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.
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
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
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
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 cosy character 3 bedroom (all ensuites) cottage on it's own private driveway, with nice views across the valley. Quiet and peaceful countryside. A lovely base for a relaxing "put your feet up" holiday OR getting out and about exploring Mid-Wales and beyond. …see more
- Combined sitting room/diner
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Utility area with washing machine and combi-boiler.
- Ground floor bathroom with bath and shower.
- Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV, free Wi-Fi, gas central heating
- Large enclosed garden, off road parking …see more
Our cottage is finished to a very high standard, comfortable beds and living. Located within the peaceful grounds of Laurel Farm; watch the sheep, poultry, pigs and bees; enjoy a walk by the ponds fed by a natural spring in our woodland. A place to come back and relax. Comfort with conscience. …see more
A romantic little 17th century cottage retaining many of its original features with the benefit of full central heating, en-suite shower room and modern kitchen. Quietly situated in its own enclosed garden, The Cottage is popular with dog owners and non-dog owners alike …see more
Newly available, stylish Grade II weaver's cottage located on the hillside over picturesque town of Bradford on Avon, near Bath. A base for Stonehenge, Longleat & Cotswolds. Tremendous views. Cycle hire, walks, golf, horseriding and fishing nearby. Sleeps max 4. Please note I only take bookings for a full week. …see more
This charming one bedroomed Victorian cottage lies within five minutes walk from the centre of Hay. Ty Bychan is ideal for anyone seeking a relaxing week/weekend exploring the town, or for those looking for a more active stay using it as a base to explore the mountains. King size bed. First log basket and scuttle of coal provided free. Outside seating and BBQ provided. …see more
Wake up to nothing but birdsong, situated in the peaceful Pennant valley Fronlwyd was once a sheep and cow farm - you can still see reminders of its past around the property. Fully refurbished in 2012 the Old Stables date back 400 years. Set in four acres of meadows and woodland, with excellent walking and mountain biking closeby. …see more
ROMANTIC RURAL RETREAT. Special cottage for couples seeking a HONEYMOON HAVEN with very private large HEATED POOL, air-con, Wi-Fi and panoramic mountain views, even from the bed! Just relax by the pool or explore a beautiful and historic area, away from tourist hordes. Ideal for TOTAL RELAXATION, or as a tranquil activities base for WALKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, BEACHES OR GOLF
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
Amber Cottage is a 4 Star, well equipped, comfortable cottage situated in the Cotswolds, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Plenty of activities in the local area and 15 minutes by road from both Cheltenham and Gloucester. " Lovely cottage, lovely welcome. Great location and perfect for the children too. " Graham & Jill. Kent. …see more
This Cotswolds country cottage situated at the foot of Cleeve hill for lovely walks and cycling and is within easy access to Cheltenham Spa offering great shopping, eating out and night life. Visit the autumn literature and summer jazz festivals on offer too. Cheltenham plays host to world class racing throughout the jumping season including the Gold Cup Fesitval. …see more
If you want a cottage with comfort and convenience like en-suite bathrooms, wi-fi, TV, central heating and comfy beds but with mountain views, great walks on the doorstep and a beautiful market town two minutes' stroll away - 2 Mill Street is the place for you! Minimum stay of 3 nights; 7 nights during peak periods. Non smoking. Changeover day is normally a Friday. …see more
For those wanting an active holiday there are many walks directly from the cottage, as well as the use of two mountain bikes. There is also tennis, golf, horseriding, fishing and sailing nearby. Alternatively you just might want to relax and take in the scenery. The cottage is very pet friendly and we do not limit the number of pets you can bring with you. …see more
Our charming 18th century converted Mill, on the banks of the Water of Leith, in surrounding woodland makes for the perfect relaxing break. This chic rural cottage has easy access to Edinburgh centre. Ideal for family/romantic breaks. Go to www.theoldmilledinburgh.com We offer an upmarket break with many extras included and look forward to welcoming you to our unique spot.
A traditional cottage with all mod cons, Ferniehaugh is a perfect retreat for couples. Located in the heart of Biggar it is convenient for Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Scottish Borders and makes a great base for visitors to Scotland. Stays of 3 - 6 nights also available on enquiry. …see more
A private, secluded 2 bedroomed barn conversion in its own grounds, accessed via a secure, electronically controlled gated drive. An ideal location for walkers, twitchers and those just in need of a break! We are also pleased to welcome well behaved dogs downstairs. Fully equipped with free Wifi and free Sky TV (including Movies and Sports) !! …see more
Self catering, recently converted holiday cottage. Hidden away above Berriew, Near Welshpool with stunning countryside views.
Set in a beautiful countryside location, only 3 Miles From Powis Castle, pet friendly, short breaks available
Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Staying here offers peace and tranquillity amid stunning open countryside.
Sun, sea, rest and space, can be found in El Perelló and its surroundings. Casita Uno is detached, with lots of privacy, fantastic views and pool. Dogs are welcome. Enjoy the real Spain with cheap terraces, friendly people, local markets, local products and fïesta's …see more
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