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.
Town Centre Luxury for walking, climbing, cycling, horse-riding, gliding, caving, canoeing, fishing, caving, star gazing, it can all be done from Mortimer House. Hay on Wye Festival, Brecon Jazz, Green Man and Abergavenny Food Festival all in reach. Private parking. Linen, towels, toiletries, hairdryers, free Wi-Fi, welcome pack, iron, ironing board, high chair, cot etc. …see more
close to city centre
unique, character mews property
close to historical locations and amenities
close to transport links
pets welcome (one well-behaved pet by prior arrangement)
children welcome - travel cot and highchair available …see more
5 Star Self Catering Accommodation
Located in the heart of beautiful Mid Wales and only yards from the River Wye.
Vicarage Holiday Homes are for people seeking quality accommodation in blissful surroundings. …see more
This newly refurbished old style Spanish house is located approximately 100m from the sandy beaches of Oliva Nova.
Fabulouse views of the mediterranian from the roof terrace where you can dine Al Fresco and soak up the sun in a quite tranquil setting. …see more
Two-bedroom wing of 17th Century former farmhouse near Bath. Spacious, centrally heated accommodation offers high quality, comfortable, modern facilities combined with period features, including inglenook fireplace. Both bedrooms en-suite. Private garden and parking. Can be booked with The Bungalow (Property No 370259), which sleeps 2 people, for slightly larger parties. …see more
Lying in the tiny hamlet of Deerhurst Walton, this is a converted, Grade II listed dovecote. Set in the grounds of the owner's 17th-century farm, this romantic 2 bed conversion has been lovingly converted into a 2 bedroom property with comfortable acco for upto 4 pax. Restaurants, pubs, supermarkets & take aways nearby
On main bus route to Tewkesbury, Cheltenham & Gloucester …see more
This cosy, end terraced house has 2 bedrooms; double and twin, memory foam mattresses, 2 public rooms, lounge/diner with 3 sofas, sunny conservatory/diner, modern fully-fitted kitchen with gas hob and stylish bathroom with bath and shower. Unlimited WiFi throughout I try to be environmentally conscious; using Ecover products and Good Energy 100% renewables electricity …see more
Appletree Cottage is detached and offers spacious, well equipped and comfortable accommodation for 5 guests + cot. It is situated in a quiet village location in the heart of the Cotswolds, approx 1 mile from Stow-on-the-Wold. Many popular attractions within easy reach. …see more
4* former cider making farmhouse , sleeps 8 + 2 babies. 2 bathrooms.Enclosed gardens. Pets welcome free.
Wealth of character. Idyllic gardens. pet friendly. baby and toddler friendly. Ideal for family or friends. Walker & Cyclists welcome.
A period townhouse in a quiet street in the centre of Hay-on Wye. For keen walkers, gastropub food lovers or boutique shop browsers Hay-on Wye is the ideal town ! Situated at the foot of the Black Mountains and near the banks of the River Wye, it is the ideal place . …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
Delightful self catering 2 bedroomed cottage in the centre of Hay on Wye. In the centre of the town within easy walking distance to all local facilities including five great pubs, restaurants and shops. We are completely flexible over arrival and departure dates. …see more
CASA MONTSERRAT is a terraced 75m2 house with a 60m2 garden in a residential neighborhood, 15 min metro ride to center. Design furniture, air conditioning, children's pool, a fully equipped kitchenette, dining room, extra terrace, balcony. Garage parking available. Family friendly home in the middle of a quiet part of Barcelona, close to sights like Gaudi's Park Güell etc …see more
Breeze cottage is a luxury self-catering holiday cottage situated on 35 acres of beautiful countryside in the rural town of Presteigne with plenty of exciting places to explore including the famous Offa's Dyke, Élan valley, Rhayader, Hay on Wye and the Brecon Beacons. Welsh Tourist Board Rating 5 star *****
The double bedroom that you will be occupying is on the first floor and has it's own sink. Sheets and towels will be provided. There is only one bathroom in the house but there is an additional guest toilet. The house has been lovingly looked after and hence retains much of its original interior …see more
WTB 5 star self catering accommodation
Beautifully situated in Mid Wales and only yards from the River Wye.
Vicarage Holiday Homes are for people seeking quality accommodation in blissful surroundings.
The River Wye is only a short stroll from the garden of each propery …see more
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
FREE PARKING in the City Centre!! Modern Raised ground floor apartment, easy walk to theatres, cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs. Perfect for city break, no taxis needed.
Well furnished, new bathroom and shower April 2014. …see more
Well located and perfectly connected by public transport,
Surrounded by local shops, bars and restaurants.
Damage deposit (80€) is paid in the check-in
I give every guest a map of valencia with the more interenting places to visit.
Greenbanks Lodge is privately owned and is a personally supervised luxury one bedroom holiday home. There is ample parking and an excellent base for walking and cycling. The Lodge offers the discerning visitor first class amenities with all the comforts of home. Greenbanks Lodge is ideal for those who want a truly memorable self-catering holiday with countryside views …see more
Lake house New England style Lodge property with 3 bedrooms
Leisure pool and soft play
Lovely and spacious house with swimming pool.
Within walking distance to the beach.
Located 30 minutes from Barcelona and 10 minutes to Sitjes.
5 - 10 min to Barcelona airport.
2 x terraces and private garden.
Pick up from all London Airports can be arranged after booking. Free car parking area at all time! Quick access to bus stop and underground stations. Central London 20 to 50 min depends on location. 24/7 support from the host. Always the read full description. Thanks Should you require additional support towards your check in, please feel free to contact me via the site. …see more
A stunning stone build 4 bed property in the quiet hamlet of Llanfrynach, within the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Recently renovated and Pet Friendly.
The property has a newly installed wood burner in the lounge.
4 star rated
The Workshop …see more
The Forest of Dean is a glorious stretch of ancient oak woodland. It spreads out from the sublime beauty of the Wye Valley across to the mighty River Severn. The enchanting forest, the magnificent rivers, and the soaring 500ft high limestone outcrop that is Symonds Yat provide the setting for every conceivable outdoor activity with which you could wish to fill a holiday. …see more
Approximately 2.9km from the centre of Bath and near the Kennet and Avon canal, the house is set amongst pretty countryside. With three bedrooms the house has been thoughtfully refurbished throughout, maintaining period features with a stylish contemporary interior. The house doesn't cater for babies / toddlers - please provide your own travel cot. NB no stairs safety bars …see more
This contemporary mews property in the West End village offers high quality loft living/dining/kitchen accommodation on the upper floor with double bedroom, ensuite shower room and seperate cloakroom located below. An inspiring and peaceful haven in the city centre. We aim to make your stay fabulous and personally greet you with home made flapjack, milk, coffee & tea. …see more
Self-catering Spanish home with stunning sea views, just two minutes from the beach. Balcony for al fresco dining. Ideal for relaxation.Beautiful sunsets , Es Vedrá views and sea views
Quiet, no noise around
Accomodattion very unique for people who love other Ibiza IMPORTANT :supplement of 30 euros if the chekin is from 11 pm to 7 am …see more
Self-catering Spanish home with stunning sea views, just two minutes from the beach. Balcony for al fresco dining. Ideal for relaxation.Beautiful sunsets , Es Vedrá views
Quiet, no noise around IMPORTANT :supplement of 30 euros if the chekin is from 11 pm to 7 am …see more
Victorian beachfront townhouse with easy access to Edinburgh City Centre. After a busy day exploring the city, take a walk along the sandy shore before warming yourself in front of a cozy Aga. …see more
Summer and Edinburgh Festival rental. A beautiful Grade A listed Georgian house near the centre of Edinburgh, fully renovated throughout whilst retaining all the original features located a short walk to the historic Royal mile, castle, and festival venues …see more
Self Catering, newly decorated, 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6) in the heart of the Cotswolds. Clean and comfortable with log burner and private sunny garden. Superbly positioned for visiting the Cotswold attractions. Conveniently located in beautiful countryside, with easy access to Oxford, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold etc …see more
Beautiful 2 Bed room house with 2 double bedrooms that could accommodate 4 people with a modern Bathroom and kitchen
Vi-Spring Bed in both the rooms providing comfortable sleep
Walking distance from the Rail station. Approx 20 Mins travel to Central London …see more
Ramblers Rest is perfect for a break in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Grade II listed, this self catering cottage nestles in the oldest street in Crickhowell, and is only 2 minutes walk from the River Usk, famous for its excellent fishing and wildlife. The cottage is centrally heated and offers well appointed accommodation.
***SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE* …see more
Modern two bedroom house situated in the nice and quiet area of West Thamesmead, just yards from river Thames, with easy access to O2 arena, Excel, City Airport and Stratford Olympic village. It's a 20 minutes' walk or a 10 minutes' ride by bus to Woolwich Arsenal Rail and DLR Stations …see more
Lovely 1920's townhouse with fabulous sea views from every floor. 4 double bedrooms, large lounge, luxury kitchen, utility room, private parking for 4 cars, 2 bathrooms with showers, WiFi, short walk to Porthmeor beach. Restaurants only a 5 minute walk so leave the car! …see more
Very Large Double Room with Two Single Beds, Tube zone 3, Nice and Quite Area, 15-30min to City, WI-FI, Garden, Bed linen supplied, towels, shampoos. Full Support 24/7. Thank you for your consideration Should you require additional support towards your check in, please feel free to contact me via the site. …see more
Well equipped stunning 4* Victorian Manse sleeps 14 + 2 cots
Games room a great feature. Dogs stay free
Close to shops, pubs & restaurants
perfect base for exploring Welsh Marches
Cycling, Walking, Fishing,Castles, Gardens, Stately Homes & much more
Tranquil english countryside
Looking for a quiet country holiday, Then the Granary is the place to be.
Nestled in the beautiful Cotswolds area, the property offers views over the surrounding farmland and country side. …see more
Windward is set in a very quiet cul-de-sac with only the birds and wind to listen to. There is a sun roof with lovely views over the roof tops to Godrevy Lighthouse and Hayle Towans (beaches and dunes). In the courtyard there is a garden table and chairs and bar-b-que. 4 body boards, buckets and spades, 2 rubber dinghies provided all for family fun. Smoking outside only. …see more
Fabulous sea views over Porthmeor beach, The Island and St Ives Bay to Godrevey Lighthouse, a contemporary house within a 10 minute stroll of the bustle of the harbour, beaches and restaurants of St Ives. Unrestricted on street parking on a first come basis, linen inc. On-road unrestricted parking all year, there are 3-4 parking spaces to the side - on a first come basis.
Remote, beautiful scenery, mountains and rivers, a Dark Skies Reserve, National Park, no neighbours, pets welcome, fishing, walking, cycling, log fires, books, peace and tranquility 3.5 hours drive from London, 45 mins from Cardiff …see more