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.
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
Nice studio in the typical style of the island , rustic and elegant. Clean, renowed, facing south in a calm area near the best beaches of south west, very close to Cala vadella and Cala Carbo. …see more
The chalet is a Riverside Retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life,but close to all amenities, (including an excellent butcher), easy access to many walks, easy driving through beautiful scenery to many outdoor pursuits, and national trust locations.
New for 2014 guests can pick their own fresh produce from the courtyard salad garden.
Our charming and super-central 2 bedroom apartment in Born (right next to Barri Gòtic!) comes with EVERYTHING you will need: 2 TV's, iPhone 4, 100 Mb Fiber Optic Internet with Wifi, 1 King Bed, 2 Singles, Universal Power Adapters, 100% Egyptian Cotton Linens, and more! ORANGE DONUT TOURS: We also run Free Walking Tours of the Gothic Quarter which are you welcomed to join! …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
Located few minutes walking distance from las Ramblas, a quick walk to fancy boutique shopping on Passeig de Gracia. 10 mins from the beach and gothic all around you. You will have a bakery next to your house ! (amazing fresh daily) as well as anything else you need to …see more
Calcamper is a family owned business run from Barcelona in the Catalonia region of Spain. We do this because we love it and enjoy working on it everyday; we are not a large impersonal operation and we think this is what makes us unique. …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
An oasis of calm just 30 seconds from the Royal Mile, this tastefully decorated apartment has everything you need for a holiday in Edinburgh. The hustle and bustle of life on the historic Royal Mile is left behind when you enter Tron Square..... …see more
This spacious modern Four Star Georgian apartment is located Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket, right in the heart of Edinburgh’s Historic Old Town. The apartment is full of original features and character providing a warm and enjoyable stay! The area is steeped in history with its cobbled streets, medieval architecture and views of Edinburgh Castle …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 garden apartment located in the stylish West End area of Edinburgh, it has three double bedrooms and the added bonus of a private sunny garden to the rear. Walking distance to all of Edinburgh's main tourist attractions, right in the heart of the city. …see more
Romantic & cozy apartment 20 meters from the beach
Close to the city center
Fully equipped kitchen
All kind of public transport around
All kind of amenities around: groceries, markets, restaurants, tapas bars... …see more
This stylish and quiet apartment is ideally located in the center of Paris next to Montorgueil Street, a typical Parisian pedestrian's street with bistros, restaurants and cafés. And it is also very close to Centre Pompidou centre and the Louvre Museum! Enjoy! …see more
Lake house New England style Lodge property with 3 bedrooms
Leisure pool and soft play
The Padd is a stylish Cotswold stone self contained detached annexe in the grounds of the owners' traditional Cotswold stone house situated on the edge of the attractive village of Ampney Crucis. With views across open countryside the cottage enjoys a tranquil setting. Beds can be configured as 1 double and 1 King or 1 double with 2 singles. Travelcot available on request. …see more
Traditional Edinburgh flat with superb views towards one of Edinburgh's seven hills. Recently modernised, double glazed with gas central heating offering a cosy retreat to relax in after exploring this beautiful city. In walking distance to city centre. Welcome Pack. …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
A 17th century building, a diverse array of shops, restaurants and pleasant cafes. Perfect spot for those who want to spend their time in a quartier of Paris steeped in history and culture. The cozy flat has authentic ceiling beams and tiles and has been stylishly decor This place is a gem and I want it to stay beautiful. so...
NO PARTIES ALLOWED …see more
Our lovely 4 bedroom cotswold stone house is set within a 500 acre nature park in the heart of the Cotswolds. The house is on the bank of the Thames with plenty of decking. A comfortable sustainable house with solar panels and wood pellet boiler. …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
Beautiful Georgian Apartment in Historic Central Edinburgh. This warm, spacious, bright and recently refurbished apartment is perfect for your stay in Edinburgh offering peace and comfort after a busy day in the city. The location is superb. A quiet street but minutes away from bars, restaurants, galleries, shops etc. …see more
Open and airy two bedroom chalet at Riviere Towans, Hayle within St Ives Bay. Bedroom 1 with a double bed and Bedroom 2 containing two single beds. Changeover day is Saturday. Entry from 3pm but please vacate the chalet by 10am on the Saturday you leave. …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
Ideally situated Vineyard Cottage is the perfect place for a romantic weekend or a weeks walking holiday, Set in beautiful countryside among narrow winding lanes there are many places of interest to visit and lots of country walks and trails in the surrounding areas. All rates include a welcome pack, luxury bed linen and fluffy towels, electricity and wood for the fire. …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
Beautiful luxury two bedroomed period apartment in the heart of Ibiza Old Town.
Restored in a colourful and funky Ibiza style. Around the corner from Montisol and all the shops, bars and restaurants of Ibiza old town. Enjoy the night life, but relax in comfort.
Although there is only one shower room, it is en-suite to both bedrooms via lockable doors from each. …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.
This gorgeous and luxurious ground floor apartment offers spacious rooms and a high standard of contemporary living overlooking a landscaped garden. Located in a highly sought after area, this quietly located cul du sac property, a wonderful base for holiday makers. It offers easy access to the city, beach and airport. The apartment has off-road parking. …see more
3 bedroom, second floor flat with lift and easy access to all over Edinburgh. Wi-fi, gas central heating, BT vision TV and sports channel. 5 minutes from shore and Crammond island. EDINBURGH FESTIVAL: flat can sleep 5 or 6, depending on occupants needs. …see more