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.
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
The Malthouse a luxurious property set in the picturesque village of Frampton on Severn that boasts the longest village green in England.
A few minutes walk from the Gloucester Canal and the banks of the Severn Estuary with stunning walks and breathtaking sunsets. …see more
The cottage is opposite the farmhouse on a 300 area livestock farm in an isolated valley with great views, old coppice woodlands & numerous ponds full of wildlife, birds. Please take a walk around the farm, but ask first as some areas may not be suitable to go walking. Just 1hr from Hereford, come by train and we will collect you from the station. Bring your bikes to explore. …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
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
Amalwhidden Farm is set in a peaceful, rural and tranquil setting in an area of outstanding natural beauty, only a 5 min drive from the beautiful beaches and numerous restaurants and galleries in St Ives. A perfect location for rest and relaxation. Free coarse fishing on any of our three well stocked ponds. …see more
Beautiful authentic old rustic farmhouse in the countryside in Cala San Vicente, just north of the island, like paradise, in a quiet area surrounded by countryside, overlooking the forest, very private and intimate.
Xativa - 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
The ultimate in large, bright, modern, open plan living. Woodburner, widescreen TVs with Sky, XBoxes and Wiis; reading area, computer desk. Alfresco living in the sun and stunning views over North Somerset. A bathroom/shower room for each bedroom Please note prices are fixed, we do not reduce our rates. …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
Green tourism Bronze award Welcome pack of home made Welsh cakes, free range eggs, seasonal local produce, milk, tea and coffee .
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
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
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
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
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 .
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
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
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
The Farmhouse sleeps 12+2+cots. A rural retreat within 50 acres of open fields and woods set in the heart of the Cotswolds. Swimming pool (summer), tennis court, games room, boule, walks, local pub 1 mile. Stow on the Wold is 3 miles, Moreton in Marsh 4 miles. The crowning glory of the farm is the expansive panoramic views that stretch for 5 miles over the Cotswolds. …see more
A very spacious seven bedroom , 6 bath/showeroom converted barn ,set in an accessible beautiful rural location on the north cotswold area of outstanding natural beauty. Spacious, self catering cotswold house with lots of amenities on site. …see more
Woodend Farmhouse with its adjacent annex sleeps up to 18 people. Enjoy dining in the huge farmhouse kitchen with 12 foot pine table, an oil-fired Aga (the heart of every country house) providing constant cookability 24 hours a day, plus crackling log fires to warm your toes!
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
Cotswold stone self-catering 17th century farmhouse with unique party and games room for special get-togethers, family reunions, Weddings, Hen/Stag parties and business groups. Set in 90 acres of rolling countryside with trout lake and tennis court. …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
Need a relaxing weekend with friends or a fun packed family holiday. The Old Farmhouse is an all weather venue. Your own heated indoor pool with games area for pool & darts. By the log fire enjoy a dvd, video or book from the library or play one of the many board games Every room enjoys spectacular views of the surrounding grounds, pastureland and woodland, perfect peace. …see more
This luxurious, spacious, light and yet delightfully cosy Holiday Farmhouse accommodation, to let or rent in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire. Rigside can accommodate 16 + persons comfortably. All the single beds can link together to make large doubles. PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR T&Cs (www.cotswoldfarmcottages.com) …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
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
Llangain Farmhouse is (like its neighbour Bullens Bank) one of the most spectacularly located holiday cottages we have ever seen. Situated on a hill overlooking the Wye Valley, you can literally stand awe struck at this utterly magical view. …see more
Avon View Farm has a wow factor! Set in a substantial part of a huge Georgian Manor (what was once the main farm to the local area) this holiday property offers an exceptional standard of self catering in a beautiful location very convenient for Bath. …see more
South Hill Farmhouse is a substantial holiday property located on the edge of the popular market town of Stow on the Wold. The house, which was once a local farmhouse, is situated just off the Fosseway, offers vast accommodation for 16 people spread across three floors, …see more
This very attractive 18thC farmhouse is huge and quite luxurious, all 7 rooms with private baths, several large living rooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a poolside covered BBQ area, and now with a big banquet & play room of over 120m2 and a fenced-in 9x4.5 swimmingpool. Located just outside a town, you can walk to shops, restaurants and cafés while still in a country setting. …see more
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
With parts of Hill House Farm dating from the 15th century, this historic farmhouse is perfect for groups and families looking for a countryside break. Set on a traditional working farm in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside with easy access to Bath and the Cotswolds. Generous reception rooms and gardens provide a homely and comfortable space for entertaining. …see more