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.
This clean and comfortable cottage is an ideal base to explore the attractions unspoilt Mid Wales has to offer then to relax in front of the stove or in the gardens before enjoying a soundless nights sleep leaving you refreshed to do it all again the next day. There are 5 cottages at Glyngynwydd and Ty Canol Mawr can be rented along with other cottages for groups. …see more
This fantastic bungalow provides a quiet and relaxing base from which to explore the West Country's many attractions. It is very comfortable and equipped to a high standard, receiving very positive feedback from all guests so far. It has a garden and off-road parking. Can be booked with The Farmhouse Wing (Property no 1727485), which sleeps four people, for larger parties. …see more
Central but quiet apartment
All linen and towels provided (100% cotton)
Fully equipped kitchen
Small private patio with table and chairs
Two TVs and DVD players
Parking permit available for Central Bath (small extra charge) …see more
At Crooked End Farm we grow a delicious range of organic vegetables , and our eggs and lamb are famous across the Forest. Make use of our on-site farm shop and cafe to stock up these and other delicious local produce. Flexible changeover!
Hot water and heating are supplied by a solar thermal and biomass system, electricity by solar PV. …see more
Salisbury Luxury Cottage for Two. Set within over 1,000 acres of beautiful woodlands - in a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Just completed and fitted with luxury, contemporary elegant fittings throughout. Salisbury Romsey. Sleeps Two. Remote. Idyllic. We welcome one well behaved dog. …see more
The exclusiv Marina Botafoch and the excellent Talamanca beach making it an ideal location for your Ibiza holiday. For those who enjoy the nightlife there is plenty happening in the area, with lovely bars and restaurants in the marina and along the beach and Pacha night Smoking is allowed on the terrace …see more
An amazing penthouse on the most beautiful square of Barcelona.
Un apartamento fabuloso ubicado en la plaza más bella de Barcelona.
Un appartement exceptionnel situé sur la plus belle place de Barcelone. …see more
Central location, on the 3rd floor of a traditional Scottish tenement building, benefiting from FREE PARKING. Close to Arthur's seat, The Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle & festival venues. Easily reached by transport links & 1min away from amenities. - Wi-fi in flat - Prices are fully inclusive of bedlinen, towels, heating, taxes. Photos: As at Apr14 …see more
Stunning newly renovated 5 star Cotswold Stone Cottage nestled in a beautiful valley between the village of Edge and the picturesque town of Painswick. Aga, Wood Burning Stove, beautiful private gardens and peaceful, idyllic location make Washbrook a home from home. …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
In the heart of the Cotswolds, tucked away in the sleepy village of Kineton, this quality, secluded, one - bedroom, apartment is set in beautiful gardens surrounded by stunning scenery, literally on your doorstep. Hungry or thirsty - it's 5 mins walk to the village pub. Come and explore nearby villages with their famous 'honey-coloured' stone cottages, quaint pubs and shops. …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
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 *****
We are 25 kilometres from Valencia airport or 45minutes by train in countryside setting outside Buñol which a railway station, supermarket. perfect location for the Cheste race track or Tomatina.Easy Drive into Valencia City..Transport from the airport can be arranged. Continental breakfast is provided. Additional meals may be provided on request (please inquire in advance) …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
A lovely loft double bedroom for rent in a bijoux of a house in Docklands, London. With a mature garden for afternoon BBQs and Pimms evenings. A great base for exploring the centre of London, Canary Wharf, Greenwich (the Observatory, Meridian 0), and the Olympic Park. The house is shared with the live-in owner who will be sharing some of the amenities. Non-smoking/ pet-free. …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
Charming Cotswold Stone Cottage situated in a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding National Beauty.
Short car journey or a lovely country walk to the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold or Bourton-on-the -Water
Cheltenham 20miles-Stratford 24miles-Oxford 27miles Please contact us for SHORT BREAKS and special requirements e.g.Christmas tree, anniversaries, birthdays. …see more
Cosy stone built cottage in the Tanat Valley, ideal for romantic breaks or as a base for walking and cycling holidays.
Near to Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall - one of the seven wonders of Wales.
Dog friendly, we accept one medium or 2 small dogs.
Boundary Barn is a beautiful converted Cotswold stone barn in a quiet village location on the edge of the Cotswold water parks and 15 minutes drive from Cirencester. It sleeps 8+2 people in 4 bedrooms, 2 double and 2 twin with an extra 2 spaces available on a sofa bed. Nearby Cirencester allows for all your shopping and eating needs and the area has pubs and restaurants galor …see more
Luxurious villa in the best residential area called Hivernage. Villa Diane is located within 3 mins walk of the best five-star hotels such as Mamounia Hotel, Four season and best restaurants. Villa Diane is an unique location with a large 2500m2 garden inside the city. Location , location , location .....
No car needed . Djemaa el Fna place : 6mn walking distance …see more
FREE on site private PARKING at this GROUND FLOOR modern CENTRAL apartment in a superb location, only 5 minutes walk to Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Scottish Parliament and Arthur's Seat. Free Wi-Fi and a welcome pack is also included in this stylish and warm apartment All towels, bedding, electricity, welcome pack, larder items included in the price - no hidden charges. …see more
A very attractive cottage, conveniently close to pubs and shops, yet is quietly situated. It has high quality furnishings and fittings. Pretty cottage garden. Situated in the Cotswolds, close to the river Thames and beautiful walks nearby. VisitEngland 4 star rating. Visit our website www.plumtreecottage-cotswolds.co.uk for more photos and information! …see more
Pretty Grade II listed three-storey cottage built from traditional Cotswold stone, complete with peaceful garden. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac near the River Windrush in Bourton-on-the-Water, yet within five minutes walk of all the local attractions and amenities. …see more
Wool Cottage is a pretty two bedroom cottage situated in the heart of the Cotswolds surrounded by picturesque scenery and only a stones throw away from the well established market town of Fairford. We offer well equipped, comfortable accommodation of a high standard. …see more
Bobby's Nook is a cosy, comfy home from home with 3 AA stars. Central base to explore everything in the Cotswolds and beyond! Enjoy amazing views+sunsets, fab walk-in shower, onsite parking, FREE WiFi+welcome tray with tea, coffee, milk, fresh eggs, Walking distance pub Walk, cycle, relax/explore Cotswolds,Cots Way, "Cider with Rosie" country, Stroud Bath, Oxford, Cardiff etc …see more
Luxuriously appointed one bedroomed apartment can sleep 4 guests. Large, comfortable living room. Modern bathroom with shower and bath. Contemporary well-stocked kitchen. Peaceful location, with south facing pretty courtyard. 10 minutes stroll from Princes Street. …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
New on Market.Luxurious double bedroom, Comfortable lounge with sofa bed, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washer-dryer,
family sized bathroom with shower and shaver point, TV/DVD player, WiFi, CD player with radio, blue tooth speaker for tablet/smart phone. Iron, hairdryer, travel cot, high chair
A charming 17th century cottage in an beautiful cotswold town within an area of outstanding natural beauty. A wonderful mixture of ancient and modern, with exposed beams, gas central heating, wifi internet, flat screen tv, dishwasher and washing machine. An ideal base for a walking holiday as were on the Cotswold Way. …see more
Stunning and very spacious penthouse holiday apartment sleeping up to six in 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite), and with FREE parking and WiFi.
Two lovely sunny balconies with panoramic views over the city. …see more
The apartment is ideally situated, being a 15 minutes walk to Cheltenham Spa station and a 5 minute walk to the bars, restaurants, shops and pubs of Montpellier. Within 10 minutes you have the Everyman Theatre and The Promenade.
Ideal for corporate & short term lets
Strictly no smoking and no pets
Unsuitable for the elderly & infirm …see more
A 19th century converted coach house providing comfortable accommodation for two set within the grounds of our renovated rectory. Panaramic views of Pen-Y-Fan and the Brecon Beacons. 3/4 night breaks, rates at bottom of price panel. Welcome pack including our hens eggs. …see more
Set 500 metres from Paseo de Gracia and Gaudí's La Pedrera, it is located in Barcelona's Eixample District, The famous Sagrada Familia is 15 minutes' walk. And a large variety of bars, restaurants and supermarkets can be found in the area. …see more
Lovely bed & breakfast in the centre of Bath.Luxurious & immaculate kingsize bedroom with private bathroom & private loo. Roll top bath,large shower & complimentary toiletries.Nespresso machine & all amenities for comfortable stay,Continental breakfast served in vault. We provide everything needed for a relaxing & comfortable stay.Please contact us with any questions.Thanks. …see more
Enjoy a great location next to Las Ramblas.No need for a car to move around.Great shopping area only at a few minutes walk.You can go jogging to the harbour.Suitable for all ages,specially families with children.Basic stuff provided for first few days (hand soap, tea..) Terrace on top of the building (open end of May to Sept) offers interesting views of the city.Unforgettable. …see more
Beautiful victorian 2 story period property situated minutes walk from Princes Street in the New Town. Extremely spacious with 15 ft ceilings, large bright rooms, 2 floors, period features and stylish interiors. A perfect short term let for the Edinburgh Festival.