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 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
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
Cosy stone built cottage in the Tanat Valley, ideal for romantic breaks or as a base for walking and cycling holidays.
Near to Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall - one of the seven wonders of Wales.
Dog friendly, we accept one medium or 2 small dogs.
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
At Crooked End Farm we grow a delicious range of organic vegetables , and our eggs and lamb are famous across the Forest. Make use of our on-site farm shop and cafe to stock up these and other delicious local produce. Flexible changeover!
Hot water and heating are supplied by a solar thermal and biomass system, electricity by solar PV. …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
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
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
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
A stunning 2 bed 1600s cottage with Original stone fire place / Wooden beams /Bay windows /Stable door.
A spacious yet cosy lounge / kitchen / dinner with all amenities included .Large shower room .
A great base to explore the Forest and Wye Valley .
The cottage is located in a residential area 5 min walk from the clock tower / shops at Coleford town centre …see more
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jasmine 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, a variety of pubs and restaurants 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
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
Delightful self-catering cottage set at the edge of the Brecon Beacons, well located for exploring the area and local facilities. Mount View cottage is well located for local facilities and exploring this beautiful part of Wales.
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
Bluebell Cottage is a comfortable, privately owned, modern property set within the grounds of an old Manor House. It is a delightful, well decorated, fully double glazed, compact thee bedroomed property. There is a flat screen tv/dvd combination with Freeview.
Many guests have said that the cottage is ideally situated for visiting and touring mid to west Cornwall. …see more
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 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
Honeysuckle Cottage - The Forest of Dean. Luxury holiday cottage, sleeps 4; 2 bedrooms; 2 ensuite shower rooms; large garden. Electricity, towels and bedding and WiFi included . Family friendly, pets very welcome by arrangement. Free WiFi; washer/drier; dishwasher; BBQ; garden, under floor CH; wood burner; indoor dog shower and more …see more
Ideally situated Vineyard Cottage is the perfect place for a romantic weekend or a weeks walking holiday, Set in beautiful countryside among narrow winding lanes there are many places of interest to visit and lots of country walks and trails in the surrounding areas. All rates include a welcome pack, luxury bed linen and fluffy towels, electricity and wood for the fire. …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
Fantastic views and location, with large gardens, patio area, decking with easy parking. Offa's Dyke lies adjacent to the property. Crows Nest has the perfect location for tourists, walkers, astronomers, and radio hams Crows Nest has it all. …see more
A perfect cottage for two to relax in comfort and enjoy peace and quiet after a busy day in the beautiful Forest of Dean. It is within walking distance of forest tracks, shops and pubs. Enclosed garden, utility room with bike storage and every convenience thought of. …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
Near centre of village. Sleeps 5. All linen and towels provided. Private parking. Wifi. Owners live nearby, so are nearly always available. Very scenic part of Wales with lovely river, canal and mountain walks. Please always email for quote for stays of less than 7 days Weekend and mid-week 3 day breaks are available out of peak season. Well behaved dogs stay for free! …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