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.
The cosy cottage is in Corris, in the southern most tip of the Snowdonia National Park. It offers a stunning location without the crowds. Surrounded by woods and hills and rivers it is perfect for walkers. The beautiful beaches of west Wales are a short drive away. www.cosycorriscottage.co.uk …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 unlimited WiFi; washer/drier; dishwasher; BBQ; garden, under floor CH; wood burner and more …see more
A charming house in the south of Valencia (Spain) near of the beach with of 4 bedrooms up to 8 guests with an strategic location and a privileged weather which enables to make diverse activities all year: running, cycling, hiking, golf, gastronomic and cultural tourism. …see more
Just over a mile from the centre of Edinburgh, this spacious, cosy, modern apartment is well situated to enjoy everything this beautiful city has to offer. Private parking is provided, restaurants and shops are close by and it is only 5 minutes from Murrayfield Stadium. …see more
Romantic, cosy and private.
Fantastic walking, wild moorland and hills or peaceful country lanes and tracks - we are a stones throw from Glyndwr's Way and a couple of miles from Offa's Dyke.
Brilliant mountain biking and horse riding (bring your own)
A fabulous view Car free? we'll pick you up from the train if you prefer. Request in advance and I'll cook supper.
Two bedroomed bungalow on a family site, close to the best beaches in Europe. Disabled Parking. One assistance or one small dog welcome. Linen and all site amenities included.
Quality in Cornwall 2013 accredited - Approved by Cornwall's official Tourist Board. Ideally situated for all ages to explore and enjoy beautiful West Cornwall …see more
Irfon Cottage is 1.5 miles from the town of Builth Wells.This lovely barn conversion has exposed wooden beams, one bedroom, flat screen TV in the lounge. Hot Tub on the patio where you can relax and enjoy the panoramic views. Ideal for lovely long walks. …see more
A brand new apartment in a convenient location and yet within easy walking/cycling distance of the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. Secure storage for cycles and plenty of off road parking in a quiet residential area. Private courtyard with BBQ. Easy walk into town. Would suit 2-3 people comfortably and there is a sofabed in the sitting room to accommodate a 4th person. …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
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
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
Perfect location in the heart of Edinburgh, suitable for small groups and families. Easy access to all Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Some pets are welcome - please check. Car not necessary but free secure car parking with the apartment. Nearest beach - 5 km. …see more
Grade II listed house in the heart of a historic market town, featuring a stunning kitchen diner with breakfast bar, American fridge freezer and walk-in larder. Ideal for families, with shops, pub, award-winning eateries and spectacular scenery just a few minutes away. South facing garden.
A delightful luxury cottage on the edge of 2.5 acres of garden and private woodland with spectacular views and a huge variety of birds. Paradise for walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists , fishermen and horse riders. Children welcome. …see more
Wake up to nothing but birdsong, situated in the peaceful Pennant valley Fronlwyd was once a sheep and cow farm - you can still see reminders of its past around the property. Fully refurbished in 2012 the Old Stables date back 400 years. Set in four acres of meadows and woodland, with excellent walking and mountain biking closeby. …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
Gourmet delights, outdoor adventure, cultural gems, artistic abundance, historic interest, mooching, exploring and fascinating flora and fauna! A perfect base to explore Cornwall.
10 minutes to St Ives
5 minutes to Hayle
10 minutes to Godrevy One well behaved dog is welcome for an additional £15 per booking, but not on the furniture or in bedrooms …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
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
Lake house New England style Lodge property with 3 bedrooms
Leisure pool and soft play
Luxury affordable self catering maisonette in St Ives (400m Porthmeor Beach) stunning sea views, private parking, large sun terrace with BBQ. 5mins walk to beach,Tate Gallery, Harbour, shops. Perfect getaway for families, friends or couples. Pets on request. WiFi 23 Steps up and on a hill. Will keep you fit but not suitable for anyone with breathing difficulties! …see more
Granary Cottage is a cosy one bedroomed cottage with loads of character set in a quiet rural location with easy access to the beautiful Forest of Dean. Ideal for couples and perfect location for walking, mountain biking or visiting Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and Cheltenham Ideal for couples - perfect location for walking, mountain biking or visiting Ross, Monmouth and Cheltenham …see more
The building is located in the quietest area of ??the historic center of Valencia, a short distance from the main Plaza de la Virgen and Plaza de la Reina and Almoina , the Serrano Towers and Miguelete .
Calle del Mar - just 5 minutes from the apartment! …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
4*This cottage looks out on to rolling countryside with lots of wildlife seen from the lounge window including birds to the nut feeder directly outside the window, usual visitors being great spotted woodpeckers, nuthatch, blue tits, long tailed tits, and many others.
Parking directly outside cottage for two cars, more parking available in main yard. …see more
Enjoy relaxing on Barcelona hills being at 25 minutes from the city centre. Days and nights at the romantic terrace to which you can access from your living room, are really magic. Have the pleasure of swimming over Barcelona in the summer days. …see more
This brand new self contained groundfloor apartment has been tastefully converted from a former stable building on a smallholding between Ross-on-Wye and Gloucester on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border, on the doorstep of the Forest of Dean & The Wye Valley. …see more
Gypsy's Loft is a brand new self contained first floor apartment which has been tastefully converted from a former stable building on a smallholding on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border, between Gloucester & Ross-On-Wye, with easy access to the Forest of Dean. 4* Rating by VISIT ENGLAND …see more
Arlington House is an older style family house, in the stunning village of Lower Slaughter. The large garden is surrounded by a dry-stone wall giving a private secluded feel to the property, perfect for getting away from it all!
The house is currently being renovated and will be available from November 2013. …see more
Rural holiday villa with private pool, ideal for peace, quiet, relaxation, walking and cycling. Furnished with all that is needed for modern day living whilst keeping its traditional Spanish feel. Private pool 6m x 4m and ample sunbathing, BBQ area & Paella house.
Fully equipped kitchen, family bathroom bath/shower and lounge with log burner, English & Spanish TV, WIFI. …see more
Two self-catering log cabins, near Newtown in Mid-Wales. Ideal location for walking and cycling in Mid-Wales. Pets welcome at no charge. Cabins set in private woodland overlooking the River Severn with free fishing included. …see more
Fabulous luxury apartment in central Edinburgh. Large living room, 3 bedrooms, large dining kitchen, bathroom and separate shower-room. Very tastefully decorated and fully equipped. All bed linen and towels provided …see more
Second floor apartment, only 5 minutes from Princes Street/Royal Mile/Playhouse Theatre. Ideal for exploring the city and surrounding area. We are pet and child friendly. Free Internet, large TV, toys, books and games. Non-smoking. Good restaurants & shops close by. …see more
Beautiful 2nd floor modern apartment in city centre, only 10 minutes from Princes Street. Sleeps 6. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, lift access and balcony. Pets welcome. Free Internet access. Open all year. Ideal for families and groups. …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
Stunning location on the banks of the river Irfon and close enough to stroll to the rural market town of Builth Wells with shops, bars, restaurants, theatre, cinema, 18 hole golf course and swimming pool. Ideal for leisure, walking, fishing, cycling and golfing breaks. Totally refurbished kitchen area for 2014 …see more
VERY central international designer's own flat just once block from Las Ramblas and easy walk to all the sights and beach (no need for public transport when this central!). Roof terrace, balconies and fine open view over the city to Montjuic mountain. WIFI free, pets OK Pets by arrangement …see more
Elvin's 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. …see more
Huge sofas, 8-seater industrial style dining table & benches, free high speed broadband throughout, XBOX, PlayStation 3, Cable TV with channels, Blu-ray collection, fully equipped kitchen, hotel quality linen and towels, balcony and shared roof terrace AND free parking …see more
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
Located in the heart of cosmopolitan Stockbridge. Established residential area less than one mile north of Edinburgh's City Centre and the famous Princes Street. Situated within the historical Stockbridge Colonies. The apartment retains the original features. Please note there are no reviews for this property as it is new to the market. …see more