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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.


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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £38 /night

£265 - £663 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Bluebell Cottage is a comfortable, privately owned, modern property set within the grounds of an old Manor House. It is a delightful, well decorated, fully double glazed, compact thee bedroomed property. There is a flat screen tv/dvd combination with Freeview. Many guests have said that the cottage is ideally situated for visiting and touring mid to west Cornwall.  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 13

7 Nights min stay

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from £526 /night

£3680 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Wonderful mediterranean Villa with large pool and sea views in Sitges. Very comfortable and very close to city center and beach.  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Short stays welcome

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from £46 /night

£318 - £525 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Overlooking the fantastic championship golf course to the front and the quiet pool area to the rear, just a short walk from the beach, hotel and clubhouse.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £278 /night

£1943 - £3096 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This property has a modern swimming pool that spoons the living room in moat-like fashion; and you can lounge in cushioned comfort on the sun loungers and enjoy all the tranquility.  …see more

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Villa | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

Very Good 4.5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £86 /night

£600 - £850 / week

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  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The villa consists of 4 large well-furnished bedrooms which comfortably sleeps 8 people with 1 extra single bed available, a large lounge/dining room and fully fitted kitchen, 2 modern bathrooms with shower/bath and garage.  …see more

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Villa | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£382 - £999 / week

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  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Lovely villa, sleeps 6, set in 7,800sqm of land in an orange & olive growing valley in the beautiful La Safor national park. Featuring a large pool, spacious sunny terraces, shady naya, private tennis court & table tennis table. Pets are welcome. Excellent location, countryside and mountain views, private, no near neighbours but easily accessible.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 20

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £258 /night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
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

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Villa | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 30

2 Nights min stay

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from £278 /night

£1945 - £2760 / week

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  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Villa Mas Sierra Irta. Family, friends, holidays, events, beach, mountain, rural tourism and activities 17,000 m2 plot. 300 m2 Building: 8 Rooms. Capacity 30 people, 5 bathrooms kitchen-dining room. Porche 140 m2. Disco 60 m2. Swimming pool 15 x 10 meters Villa Mas Sierra Irta. Family, friends, holidays, events, beach, mountain, rural tourism and activities  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £265 /night

£1850 - £4115 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Wyck Beacon is a grand country house in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside. Set in secluded, enclosed gardens exceeding two acres, the house exudes character and is the perfect location for a large gathering of family or friends. SPECIAL OFFERS: LATE BOOKING DISCOUNTS!  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £61 /night

£424 - £864 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
A quirky boutique style 2 bedroom apartment only a 2 minute walk from the picturesque Porthminster Beach. The apartment boasts a king size bed in the master room and a full sized single day bed with a pull up trundle bed in the second room. Perfect for families. The courtyard can be used for BBQ's and has a drying area for all your beach gear at the end of the day.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £100 /night

£700 - £1000 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Stunning! Set on the edge of a beautiful hidden valley yet only 5 miles from Bath, this recently converted 2 bedroom stone barn enjoys spectacular views and a luxurious living space - a perfect retreat. Includes a hot-tub, tennis court and much more. Dogs welcome. 28 YEARS OF SELF CATERING AND THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST COTTAGES WE'VE EVER STAYED IN! SEPT 2010  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£500 - £830 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Idyllic 4* Cotswold stone holiday cottage, part of a former 16th century water mill, located in a tranquil setting on the banks of the River Thames. Ideal for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds.  …see more

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Farmhouse | 11 Bedrooms | sleeps 26

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £715 /night

£5000 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
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

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

3 Nights min stay

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from £157 /night

£1095 - £2395 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
HM24 offers spacious accommodation, arranged over 3 floors, with 3 levels of outside living space. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 of which are set lakeside, with direct access onto the outside private balcony. AMAZING!- SLEEPS 11 - World Class Onsite £6.5m Spa Complex - World Class award winning, £ 6.5m on-site private spa complex - Sleeps 11.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£500 - £900 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Tennyson House is a lovely cottage set in the award-winning 450 acre private Lower Mill Estate. Close to the Cotswold water park, in the south of the Cotswold region. The estate is fully managed & secure. It includes 7 lakes & the River Thames. Lower Mill Estate scooped the award as THE UK’S BEST DEVELOPMENT in the 2011 national 'What House' awards.  …see more

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Manor House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

3 Nights min stay

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from £285 /night

£1995 - £3995 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Perched high above a valley this manor house style property in mellow Cotswold stone has glorious uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. Outside there is a lovely terrace with an outdoor pool and sunloungers which makes it an ideal summer getaway whilst the numerous open fires and wood burner ensure a warm cosiness in the winter.  …see more

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Villa | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 20

3 Nights min stay

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from £258 /night

£1800 - £6500 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
full size tennis court .huge swimming pool .sleeps up to 20 guests close by IBIZA town and beaches spectacular views across the old town to fomentera large BBQ area and a terrace with a table large enough for everyone to sit together with amazing sea views to ibiza to  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £296 /night

£2067 - £2756 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Tennis court Close to River Wye and sites of cultural and historic interest Good pubs nearby Spacious , comfortable accommodation Three woodburners Triple, double and single bedrooms, one ensuite Three further bath/shower rooms Lounge, drawing/dining room  …see more

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Villa | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £166 /night

£1158 - £2439 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Luxury Villa in Spain, Valencia, with a plot of 10,000 m2 and 600 m2 of house-rent from one week vacation and enjoy the sun and the beach within 20 minutes. More activities like mountain bike, horseback ride, and all the entertainment of Valencia with its festivals etc Something of interest in this property is that we have an organic vegetable garden, if someone likes ii  …see more

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Villa | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £215 /night

£1500 - £2500 / week

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  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Large Luxury Family Home With Private Tennis Court And Swimming Pool 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 lounges with terraces sleeps 14 comfortably Large well equipped Modern Kitchen Large Bar area Terraces up and down stairs covered and uncovered Air Conditioning  …see more

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House | 10 Bedrooms | sleeps 30

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £1000 /night

£7000 - £9500 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
A lovely victorian mansion set in 10 acres of its own historical gardens with beautiful views across a wide green valley with helipad – just stunning at sunset. This Manor house is like a private hotel with over 14 and half thousand square feet to entertain in ! - Beautiful bedrooms and en suite bathrooms with fluffy robes , slippers, bath and body products for your comfort , the playroom has oddles of toys and the private cinema room comes complete with dvd and cd libary . The heated outdoor pool and private tennis court gives everyone a great opportunity to have fun outdoors complete with croquet lawn and play area for the children and if that's not enough step back in and have a relaxing sauna . The dining room is set for your requirements and with the stunning drawing room , reading room plenty of time to rest . The entrace hall and back hall have surperb fire places and then you have a wonderful organery and t.v room and kitchen dining area. complete with Aga. This house once entertained Queen Mary and Sir Winston Churchill stayed many a time during the war , lots of history to this wonderful house . The fabulous gardens are a mixture of victorian detail & modern luxury. Mill view was recently featured in 25 beautiful homes magazine and has had the most amazing 2011 with terrific reviews . Mill View is without question one of the country's finest privately owned grand house's , beautifully maintained by the present owners and with unrivaled views of the surrounding lower cotswolds countryside.  …see more

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Manor House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £350 /night

£2450 - £4000 / week

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  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
SPECIAL LOW PRICE Magnificent edge of Cotwolds Victorian Rectory immaculately restored, in two acres of stunning landscaped gardens with croquet lawn, astroturf tennis court and outdoor heated swimming pool; within easy reach of Bath,Wales and Stratford- on- Avon. Views stretch to Wales across the River Severn and to the Cotwolds escarpment across wildflower meadows.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

3 Nights min stay

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from £85 /night

£590 - £861 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Colt Horse Cottage is a stunning property situated in classic rolling Cotswold countryside  …see more

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Villa | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

5 Nights min stay

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from £296 /night

£2067 - £4133 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Stunning renovated villa with extensive gardens, tennis court and large private pool and WiFi. Privileged position offering magnificent views over pine forest towards the sea. 10mins walk to beach and further 5mins walk to shops, restaurants and bars in Santa eulalia.  …see more

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Villa | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £237 /night

£1655 - £3310 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
Perfectly Located New Luxury Villa near Santa Gertrudis - Tonali  …see more

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Villa | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

7 Nights min stay

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from £739 /night

£5172 - £8678 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Ibiza 5 Bedroom Modern Villa with Tennis Court in Talamanca  …see more

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Villa | 10 Bedrooms | sleeps 23

Min stay varies

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from £787 /night

£5508 - £7348 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Large Rustic Ibizenca Finca in Santa Gertrudis - Main House + Guest House  …see more

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Villa | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £710 /night

£4964 - £7857 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
Elegant Modern Villa with Large Pool & Tennis Court, Ibiza - Tamaris  …see more

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Lodge | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £76 /night

£530 - £1007 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Tranquility coupled with modern touches enable you to choose whether to just relax or dive in to to all the water sports and leisure activities nearby. Pets welcome. www.wmski.com www.lakeside-bar.co.uk www.thewildduckinn.co.uk www.theoldspottedcow.co.uk  …see more

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Villa | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Min stay varies

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from £714 /night

£4998 - £8183 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
A coveted address, between the Amelkis and the Palmaerie golf courses, the Domaine D'Amane is a peaceful haven, enclosed and protected by a guardienne within a walled garden.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Short stays welcome

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from £61 /night

£425 - £940 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This attractive, stone-built, detached cottage is situated in a gated village, within a 450 acre nature reserve, by the Cotswold Water Park in the heart of the Cotswolds, and can sleep four people in three bedrooms.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Short stays welcome

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from £55 /night

£380 - £834 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Sleeping four people in three bedrooms, this terraced lodge is by Isis Lake on the Cotswold Water Park.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Good 3.5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £40 /night

£276 - £516 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A charming, 16th Century stone barn conversion, this property is able to sleep up to four people over a king sized double bedroom and a twin room – both of which come with a colour television – and also offers guests year-round use of the hard tennis  …see more

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House | 14 Bedrooms | sleeps 30

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £686 /night

£4800 - £5600 / week

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  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Plas Dinam is a magnificent Grade II listed historic mansion in Mid Wales. Whether for a holiday with friends, as a corporate getaway or as a spectacular wedding venue, Plas Dinam is the luxurious, spacious and, above all, welcoming place you’ve been looking for.  …see more

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Villa | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 21

4 Nights min stay

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from £389 /night

£2720 - £7000 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Spectacular large villa with stunning views to the sea and mountains,brilliant fountain with colored lights in the wonderful swimming pool area surrounded by a huge 6.000m2 private garden. Exterior jacuzzi.Chill Out.Soccerfield and tennis court. 8 spacious and exclusive bedrooms with ensuite bathroom each one for your comfort.Strategic location at only 5km away from Ibiza town  …see more

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Cottage | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £126 /night

£877 - £1139 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Newly built rural cottage located in the countryside. The property is 60km away from Valencia city and 2 km away from Chella. You would enjoy 11000m2 fenced in with garden, olive trees and carob trees. The cottage offers swimming pool, tennis court, BBQ, parking space and petanque court.  …see more

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Apartment | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £166 /night

£1158 - £1860 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
We are very proud our unique home (in Barcelona). A dramatic setting - the 18th floor of a slim tower- Illa de Llac (only 4 apartments per floor), set within 17 ha parkland designed by world famous architect, Enric Miralles, overlooking - from the 30m terrace - a lake, beaches, the entire city including Sagrada Familia. It is a small chic community (Concierge & 24hr security), beside the best shopping complex in Barcelona, close to scores of restaurants, tapas bars, museums and miles of great beaches - just 10 minutes from Las Ramblas, Port Olympic or 25 minutes from the airport. Staying in this special setting offers visitors an exceptional opportunity to enjoy and share in an exclusive enclave, whilst respecting that your/our neighbours are at home. If you seek the finer points of a unique holiday in Barcelona, then you will love this experience. However if you seek an action packed location or party setting, you will be disappointed and so will our friends and neighbours.  …see more

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Manor House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

2 Nights min stay

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from £197 /night

£1373 - £2014 / week

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  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Large Victorian Rectory with 6 double/twin bedrooms, some en-suite. Spacious accommodation with disabled access. Large landscaped gardens and tennis court. Quiet rural location, within walking distance to pub and easy access to Snowdonia and the Welsh Coast.  …see more