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.
Xativa - Historic city of Secret Spain. A beautiful place to relax and be close to nature. Set amongst the orange groves, yet minutes away from the town center. A short drive away is white water rafting, canoeing , horse riding, canyoning , great family experiences ! Every month there is a fiesta somewhere local, every town and village find a reason to celebrate …see more
Breaks in the BRECON BEACONS **Accommodation in spacious home from home farm house sleeps- 2 up to 10 people plus 2 infants. Welcomes, Groups, families, children,pets. Home from home renovated farm house where holidays memories can be treasured. …see more
Live the experience of staying in an authentic eco working farm surrounded by citrus. In spring, when the orange blossom flourishes, it's a real treat for the senses. Its sight, smell and flavor will make you forget all your worries and make your walks a delight. …see more
A beautiful well equipped and furnished home ideal for families. Downstairs under floor heating, reception room with wood burning stove; second reception offers a double sofa bed. Upstairs; 2 double bedrooms one with ensuite, 2 twin and a family bathroom with spa bath. Fab showers! Loads of games and DVD's to entertain when you're not exploring. …see more
Grevodig is a luxury self catering cottage in Llanbister, Llandrindod Wells. It sleeps 12 plus cot and moses basket with an extra z bed available. It has its own private hot tub and full sized games room, with pool table, air hockey and table tennis table. …see more
Renovated secluded retreat with stunning mountain views sleeps 8. Ideal for walking, cycling, golfing, bird watching and more importantly relaxing. Plenty of facilities to suit all ages in the area. Private garden and bbq. Log burner. Walking distance to pub. Boys - 3 golf courses nearby, all within 15 miles.
Girls - Luxury Spa within 8 miles.
Free Wi-Fi …see more
Visit Britain grading ***
Green tourism Bronze award
Quiet and secluded detached Property
Wood burning stove
Wonderful walking country
Bed Linen & Towels Incl.
Short Breaks All Year
Welcome pack of home made Welsh cakes, free range eggs, seasonal local produce, milk, tea and coffee .
Self contained wing of a farmhouse in the idyllic hamlet of Joyford, set in grounds of 10 acres. Enjoy the hot tub. Direct access to the Forest, great for walkers / cyclists. Ideal base for exploring or for unwinding. Good pub - 5 minute walk. Baby / toddler friendly. Hot tub …see more
Sleeps 8. Our stunning 4 double bedroom farmhouse has just been renovated in a chic country style, mixing antiques and one-off vintage finds with a contemporary elegance.
Huge dining hall plus amazing cinema room with cocktail bar - ideal for groups or families. The large gardens and grounds are in an idyllic setting, right next door to Dyrham Park National Trust. …see more
Detached Cotswold stone farmhouse situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated above Woodmancote near Bishops Cleeve, the farmhouse enjoys incredible panoramic views across Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and towards the Malverns
Available for three nights stay
Woodmancote is close to Broadway, Tewkesbury, Malvern and Winchcombe .
Carno farmhouse is a beautiful 4* 16c cottage with wood burning stove, original oak beams, comfortably furnished & fully equipped placed in a lovely courtyard with 2 other barn cottages set in 5 acres of gardens,woods & farmland in the tranquil heart of the brecon beaco We are in the centre of 'The Dark Skies' Park with a viewing platform, binoculars & telescope.Fantastic! …see more
Farmhouse with breathtaking country views ten minutes from the beach. Private pool and terraces for dining and entertaining. Ideal for those seeking a secluded, spacious haven in which to unwind. …see more
Secluded in the mountains of northern Ibiza you will find Cankoi, an authentic Spanish Finca surrounded by pine forests with a fresh breeze of Rosemary and Thyme.
Located in a terraced landscape on the slopes of this beautiful valley you can enjoy the peace and quiet o Secluded in the mountains of northern Ibiza you will find Cankoi, an authentic Spanish Finca surrounded by p …see more
Rural accommodations in the countryside near beach, wine land and golf field. Enjoy and relax with your family in our swimming pool and visit the mountain of Montserrat. All of our appartments has a kitchen-office, washing machine and basic appliances. …see more
Quiet, views, near town, country, beach, near Ibiza, Santa Eulalia, San Carlos, not far from hippy market
pool Can Carlos can be able up to 16 pax, rented with Can Carlitos.
Price for this option, consulting, please. …see more
Woodwells is a fairy-tale Cotswold stone farmhouse approached up a private drive, secluded in a spectacular wooded valley.
With 3 double bedrooms, it sleeps 6 comfortably. Entrance hall, dining- and sitting-rooms, bath and shower rooms. Own garden.
The Cyder House restaurant at Owlpen can be pre-booked for weddings and groups of 15 people or more …see more
Amazing Ibiza-style country house of 460 m2 with terraces, swimming pool in private fenced property of 1150 sq.m, has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an independent toilet. Equipped with Wi-Fi, washing and dryer machines it is 10 minutes drive from Ibiza Golf. …see more
Presteigne is a welsh border town once the capitol of Radnorshire offering a very warm welcome to all visitors to the area with many interesting places to visit.
The famous Judges Lodgings, Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley and several stately homes ,
Snowdonia 2hrs Presteigne and Knighton both have Leisure centres
Golf fishing and pony riding are available nearby. …see more
Over Court is a convenient modern farmhouse set in a commanding position overlooking the magical Owlpen valley in some of the most spectacular countryside of the Cotswolds.. With three bedrooms, it sleeps five comfortably. …see more
Farmhouse (Typical Catalan Cottages) in Natural Park near Barcelona (45 km - 40 min). A privileged place, rural area, surrounded by forest, nature and greenery. Only 25 min from the beach - 40 minutes from city center and 50 minutes from the airport …see more
Set in a beautiful location at the head of the Usk Valley on a crossroads of green lanes within the Brecon Beacons National Park, Llwyncor offers memorable views, comfort and original, stylish accommodation. Available for week end breaks from £600 for 2 nights There is an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove as well as central heating. …see more
Rhosferig is a 5 star luxurious and spacious country house situated on its own hillside. Locations for celebrations and get-togethers don't come any better than this
Weekly lets from £1028 / Short breaks from £928 …see more
The six-acre smallholding is a delight to wander around and guests at The Dairyhouse can enjoy eggs from the chickens and seasonal vegetables from the garden. The Dairyhouse is the ideal cottage for a family holiday …see more
Caemarchog is a truly outstanding farmhouse and Barn. The views from the property are simply breathtaking. If it's peace and tranquillity you are looking for, then you need look no further. The Black Mountains rise high - you are deep in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. …see more
Weeks, 2 & 3 Night Weekends available.
Large barn for family holidays, friends and reunions. All weather tennis court, games room & huge main room with Wow factor. Fantastic value. Walk to the village pub for great food & beer. Good access for walking & biking! …see more
OLD FARMHOUSE WITH INDOOR HEATED POOL ;;;;; NO EXTRA COST FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS;;;;.
BRING THE KIDS THEY WILL LOVE IT. BRING THE GRAND PARENTS THEY WILL HAVE A BALL.
COME FOR A WEEKEND AND RELAX, HAVE A DRINK AND CHILL OUT.
VISIT SOME COUNTRY VILLAGES AND PUBS, BIRTHDAY OR ANY SPECIAL OCCASION THE OLD FARMHOUSE IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO CELEBRATE WITH THE FAMILY. …see more
Swimming pool hot tub sleeps 12 to 14, cinema room, full size pool table, games room, large gardens, beautiful inglenook open fire, bbq ample parking, lovely views from the balcony, and even feed the horses most of the year. To the south of the Cotswolds with so much to do on-site the weather won't spoil your stay here. …see more
The Farmhouse is a superb and spacious Grade II listed property in Somerset, just 12 miles south of Bath. It is excellently furnished and a marvellous home from home with all modern comforts. Included = bed linen, towels, electricity, central heating, VAT and no extra card surcharges upon booking. …see more
Country said, farm house, swimming pool, sea, beaches, few minutes from Sa Caleta, Cala Jondal, Ses Salines, Playa d'en Bossa, nightlife' ibicencan, in places like the Blue Marlin, Sa Trinxa or Ushuaia. …see more
Detached, secluded farmhouse set in a beautiful location - an amazing setting for a family gathering. Log fires, 3 living areas, a peaceful enclosed garden and great views are just some of its great features...
Weekly lets from £709
Short breaks from £475 …see more
A 450 year old certified organic farm, centrally located in San Lorenzo, mid Island, on 60,000 square meters of land, which the owners turned into a true garden of Eden boasting fruit trees and fresh vegetables all year round.
The whole property is available for rent the full month of August - 12 beds. …see more