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.
Entire luxury townhouse located at the Heart of Edinburgh's New Town, just a few steps away from George Street, Princes Street and Edinburgh castle. The property has two sitting rooms, open plan kitchen dining space, four bedrooms and multiple bathrooms. …see more
Three - bedroomed Townhouse in city centre very close to Royal Mile. Most major tourist attractions within easy walking distance.
Free garage parking.
Three bedrooms (two with ensuite facilities) for parties of up to 4. 1 additional bathroom and 1 additional toile The house has been awarded four stars for quality and cleanliness by Visit Scotland (Scottish Tourist Board) …see more
Beautiful spacious townhouse offering fabulous family accommodation in the city of Edinburgh!
Price includes WiFi Internet access, utility costs, freeview TV, towels and linen.
Located a 10 minute drive from the city centre.
On bus route into City Centre Ideally situated next to the forth coastline. A quiet location but still very close to the city centre. …see more
This is a dream 5***** cottage right on the Champs-Elysées. Just step off to Cartier or to the Arc de Triomphe or to the metro station.
The property includes an alcove studio and a large entirely private garden/patio. right on Champs-Elysees - Luxurious, silent, secure - private patio - 100 megs Internet - AC - central heat …see more
Spacious 3-Bed Town House in Shandon. Extremely comfortable furniture! Excellently located for Murrayfield Stadium and for exploring the wider Edinburgh area including Haymarket Train Station (Glasgow City Centre is 1hr 15 away), Princess Street and Old Town. We generally ask for a 3-night minimum stay but we are flexible - please just contact us. …see more
Family accommodation on the edge of the Cotwolds,
Canalside location, local cyclepaths,
Gliding at Aston Down and Nympsfield
Industrial archaeology Stroud Valleys
Watersports at Cotswold Water Park 20 miles
Holiday cottage in old town Oliva, Valencia. 2 Bedrooms. Sleeps 4 or 5 people. 2 Bathrooms. Roof terrace. Near sandy beaches. Quiet Spanish resort with clean beaches and great views of the surrounding mountains. …see more
Free welcome pack! Free wifi!.The price you see is the price you pay! 3 storey Miramar house 200+ yrs old, beautifully furnished & equipped. Beach, shops,etc nearby. 2 bedrooms: one king, one twin. Sleeps 4. Air con, terrace, gas bbq, TV. Linens/towels supplied. Free welcome pack - tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, cheese, ham, wine,beer and lemonade. Catering available …see more
Contemporary and stylish four bedroom house, four bathrooms has undergone an immaculate refurbishment, situated on one of London's prime residential streets. 4 Bedrooms ; 4 Bathrooms; Five Storey House; 3 Receptions ; Plasma TV's in all Rooms; Min Bond St & Oxfoford St
3 bed town house near beach and mountains. Not far from Valencia, Alicante and Benidorm. For a relaxing holiday in 'real' Spain or as a base to explore the region where you can find caves, waterfalls, theme parks, villages, golf and watersports. Once you sit on the roof terrace watching the fireworks and stars at night you will not want to leave …see more
A luxury 3 bedroom holiday home from home on the eastern fringe of Bath for up to 6 (plus 2) There are full beds for 6 people and two sofa chair beds. One in the living area and one in the Super-king …see more
The property oozes glamour and charm, the location is perfect for families and also young couple who want to escape, but close enough to the action to have the best of both worlds..
The gardens which are private are perfect for alfresco dining.
The house is stunning we invite you to come and share our home.
Travel cots and high chairs are available …see more
Recently refurbished has off street private parking wifi internet access fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave, bath & hand towels, egyptian cotton bed linen, pillows and quilts. 42" TV with HD free view, Blueray player Ideal for Couples business people & families. …see more
Housekeepers give you a 5 star experience in this spacious & private / modern 3 level, 2 bedroom town house. It's centrally located in E1 & walking distance to supermarkets, scenic double decker routes + tube stations. Fresh towels, bed linen, WiFi etc all provided. …see more
Excellent modern 3-bedroom maisonette in south-west London within easy reach of London by train, bus or underground with good road and rail links to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Attractive gardens.Garage and permit parking. Housekeeping provided. …see more
Unique listed Georgian Townhouse in the heart of Montpelier in the heart of Bristol. Comfortable and characterfull 5 bedrooms, double sitting room with open fire, kitchen diner , 2 bathrooms and an English Faery Dell. Nest and relax, be inspired in the house and garden, or stroll out into everything Bristol has to offer. …see more
Perfect girls' week-end retreat enjoyed for over 7 years. Stylish and elegantly suited for 12 guests - and up to 14 if required - adjacent the famous Royal Crescent with the whole of Bath on the door-step The layout and accommodation at the Townhouse can be seen in detail at www.holidaybath.com.
This lovely, renovated, stone cottage features a spiral staircase, fitted kitchen & sitting area with log-burning stove & French doors leading into the garden. There are two en-suite bedrooms & a large oak balcony overlooking the garden and rooftops of Stow-on-the-Wold. …see more
The Merchants House offers luxury accommodation for up to 14 people and is elegantly dressed and perfect for business meetings, overnight stays, wedding nights, mid week breaks, hen parties and romantic weekends away. Conveniently located in the centre of bath a short walk from the main shopping street, attractions and Spa.
This beautifully decorated townhouse was recently refurbished and interior designed in a luxurious contemporary style with light, open plan space, in a private but very convenient location for exploring London with the underground and buses within a few minutes walk. …see more
Beautiful Georgian townhouse in the heart of Bath.
Ideal for either large groups of friends, or for family groups.
A 70m private terraced garden, together with garden house and gas barbecue.
Garage & local parking permits available! …see more
This converted bakery offers an interesting layout with 3 bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor and a large kitchen / living space on the first floor leading to a 20 m2 balcony. Hayle offers a variety of entertainment for the whole family …see more
Visiting London with your family, or a group of friends? If you prefer the comfort and freedom of self-catering accommodation, this contemporary three-bedroomed town house near central London could be just what you're looking for. …see more
This spectacular 4* 3 bed, 2 bath house fronts the River Thames affording superb views of wildlife and ships. 6 minutes to 3 local rail stations, 10 min. - Canary Wharf or Olympic Venues. The 02 Arena - 6 mins away. Excel Intn. - 12 min. Zone 2 of Central London.
A 4* holiday Rental in Zone 2 Central London. with superb river views and good access everywhere. sleeps 6. …see more
FREE broadband internet, land-line UK telephone calls, wi-fi access and use of PC with internet , private parking for up to 4 cars. and movie streaming subscriptions Large, private walled garden. www.edinburghluxurytownhouse.org
Molton Brown pamper parties available as well as butler in the buff …see more
A 2 bedroom terraced house sleeping up to 7, based in Ashton close to the popular North Street with its pubs, restaurants, theatre and comedy club. One double bedroom and a substantial family room. Two living rooms, two shower rooms and a fully equipped kitchen wi …see more
3 bed 2 bathrooms parking, close to public transport, mile end tube , bow dlr, easy access to the city. Moments away from Victoria park, Regents Canal, Shoreditch Solar panels, underfloor heating led colour changing lights to suite all moods, holistically designed 118sqm …see more
A lovely modern well appointed 3/4 bedroom townhouse sleeping up to 8 guests over 3 floors in an excellent location for all amenities in the centre of Bath. This house is available with a free parking space right outside. …see more
Enchanting Self Catering Townhouse.
Sleeping up to 16 people and spaced over 5 floors allowing plenty of space to relax in the two study’s, kitchen and reception room which are all elegantly decorated. The Georgian House offers spacious and luxury accommodation. …see more
Detached property quiet location easy access Bath City Centre secure parking large living area 3 bedrooms fitted kitchen near essential facilities pub shops walking distance River Avon, Kennet Avon Canal, Solsbury Hill, Easy access to Motorway and highway networks. …see more
WAKE UP ON THE BEACH
This spacious and quiet beach house offers breathtaking sea views over the Santa Eulalia bay and gives direct access to a peaceful little beach. You have terraces with BBQ, other with Jaccusi and a roof terrace for sunbath with shower and later
Central Cotswolds, with secure off road parking for several cars, Jacuzzi, breakfast/dinner service optional and the benefit of a spa salon beneath, a hotel & home in one. Real fires, beautiful period features depicting Regency Cheltenham with all the modern amenities. Great location for the Cheltenham festivals such as Jazz, Science, Literature, Food and of course The Races! …see more
This townhouse is ideal for the Olympics, by the River Thames in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The Royal Arsenal and Academy date back to the 15th century. The Historic Royal Artillery Buildings and Gate House are overlooked by this Regency style House. Ideal for Olympics, or events at the O2 and exhibitions at the Excel Centre.
Easy access to Central London. …see more
Self-catering Town-House in the idyllic Cotswolds market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. Its wood burners and the garden with BBQ will provide a homely atmosphere. Ideal for groups or families looking for a relaxing or active holiday in the countryside. A countryside holiday which gives you the choice between relaxation or activity. …see more
Wharf House is situated on the banks of the River Avon in the centre of the Medieval town of Tewkesbury. The house has a beautiful lounge kitchen with views out to the river, the flood meadows and the Malvern Hills.
Sleeps 5 in a double and a triple room The outside space consists of a beautiful wooden deck with glass walls looking onto the river. …see more
~Stepney House is a modern terraced town house on 2 floors. Each bedroom has its own en suite shower-room, with power rain shower, wc and handbasin. Each bedroom has a theme linked to famous East End characters, so you might be in the Windsor or McQueen Suite The house is lived in by its owners part of the year, who are interested in art and it has a lived-in feel. …see more
Family townhouse (1860) minutes from Edinburgh centre. Bright, spacious and fun. It is an excellent base for visiting Edinburgh and Scotland as it is approximately 15 minutes walk from the bus station, train station and Scottish tour bus departure points. …see more
A very attractive modern townhouse situated on the sought after Whitelands Estatewhich is situated in the grounds of the former college which was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott. East Putney Underground on the District Line is approximately 10 minutes walk. …see more
Stunning townhouse in the beautiful medieval town of bocairent, 1 hr from valencia. Magnificent 5* luxury. Sleeps 8-12, all bedrooms en suite. Set over 6 floors, plenty of space for relaxation. Lovingly restored keeping all of its original features. …see more
Up to £500 discount on few available March weekends!!
Beautiful Georgian 4 storey house in a central location 100 metres behind the Royal Crescent. 4 spacious bedrooms sleeping up to 10 (temp beds can sleep up to 12 guests! Refurbished to a warm contemporary style and with an award winning gastro pub, Chequers, around the corner. …see more